Location Ancient Stone Circle
Monster type Dragon
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? Yes
Sees invisible? Yes
Sees in the dark? Yes
Magic resistance Very high
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL N/A

Keriax, the multi-headed chaos dragon, can be found in the Ancient Stone Circle. He holds the Crown of Chaos, an essential item for all players attempting an ultra ending.

He is an extremely tough monster with many different attacks. He typically has five melee attacks (eight attacks if enraged) which poison the PC on successful hits. He is able to breathe all elements, and his breath causes corruption in addition to elemental damage. Finally, he is able to magically confuse the PC from a distance and drain the PC's stats in melee range. Keriax is immune to fire and is able to quickly regenerate.

As a chaotic spellcaster, Keriax's spells are stronger on Darknight. Though it is necessary to enter the Ancient Stone Circle then, it is advisable to wait until Darknight passes before fighting him.

He is vulnerable to thrown potions of confusion and blindness, as well as cursed potions of invisibility. Potions of cure poison are, when thrown, guaranteed to disable him for several turns. It is also possible to use stunning (wands of stunning and Stun Ray spell) and paralysis (wands of paralyzation).

Due to his strong melee attack, using ranged attacks is recommended—slaying ammunition and non-fire ball spells are particularly effective. When confused/blinded, he stumbles around and may still perform melee attacks against the PC.

Special abilities[]

Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 50, PV: 50, Hits: 653, Attacks: 5, Damage: 18-84, Speed: 120.

Corpse effects[]

As a being of true evil, eating the corpse of the multi-headed chaos dragon severely corrupts (around 7 corruptions at 10 Appearance and non-extreme alignment). Increases Strength, Toughness, and Mana by up to 10 points, and Perception by up to 5 points. It can increase Attribute potentials, but each increase takes one of the up to 10 (or 5 in the case of Perception) points of increase. The full attribute increase is guaranteed as long as the resulting score would be less than 23. Smaller attribute increases become more likely at higher scores, making the consumption of this corpse rather ill-advised.

As a spellcasting monster corpse, it has a chance to increase maximum PP and Mana (on top of the up to 10 point increase). This Mana increase is unaffected by potential.

Non-chaotic players may bring Keriax's corpse to Guth'Alak in exchange for a potion of cure corruption.

Monster memory[]

Phasing in and out of vision, as well as the other senses, this huge beast of purple is best described as almost ultra-violet — just on the edge of perception, but undeniable. It has all the weapons of chaos and several writhing heads by which to deliver them. It strikes fiercely with all the elements its corruption has touched, and many opponents are struck down before they are able to move, or so the legends say.