Location Random
Monster type Unknown
Alignment Lawful
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance Very high
Picks up items? No
1.1.1 KPL 5

Ki-rin are among the rarest randomly generated monsters in ADOM. Estimates for their likelihood vary, but even conservative estimates would put their frequency at significantly less than 1 per complete game — 1 per 10 or 20 complete games is probably more accurate. Ki-rin have a fairly high danger level, which contributes in part to their scarcity — they are generally only seen on levels of the CoC around or below the Casino. They also may be found by very unlucky heroes in the Dwarven Halls. The monster memory also indicates that they may be found in the Library; in practice, however, they do not seem any more likely to spawn in the Rift or Library than anywhere else. Ki-rin are formidable opponents, capable of casting death rays which can cause hundreds of points of damage to resistant PCs, or kill unprepared ones outright. They are immune to all four elements, able to regenerate, and shrug off bolts with frustrating frequency.

Ki-rin are lawfully aligned and will be generated non-hostile to lawful PCs. Like most lawful creatures, attacking or killing them will result in a significant shift in alignment toward chaotic (although not as much as, for example white unicorns).

Special abilities[]

  • Immune to acid, cold, fire, and shock
  • Very often shrugs off bolts and other resistible magic
  • Casts Death ray
  • Regeneration 6

Common stats[]

Level 1 DV: 40 PV: 25 Hits: 165 Attacks: 3 Damage: 10-31 Speed: 100

Corpse effects[]

It is believed that Ki-rin do not drop corpses.

Monster memory[]

A mighty being with golden scales, fiery eyes and cork-screw horns. The ki-rin is the embodiment of law, truth, righteousness and purity. It is a grave offense to attack this sacred creature. Its penetrating gaze reaches the recesses of your soul which is why it has no illusions about the morals of most intelligent races in Ancardia. The ki-rins are resigned to fight a solitary battle to right the unrightable wrong and free the world from the forces of Chaos. In this, they are supported by all Ancardian deities. Ki-rins also see themselves as the guardians of tradition and learning. You will usually find some of their more bookish representatives in the sinister library of Niltrias. Be warned that they don't take kindly to plundering adventurers.