Ratling thief
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Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Chaotic
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 25

Ratling thief is a type of monster in ADOM. Along with the warriors and archers, they are the most common and basic ratlings. They will often attempt to steal the PC's gold whilst in melee range.

All gold stolen by a monster is carried by that monster and can be reclaimed by killing it, except (as of 1.2.0) when it disappears, as indicated by the message "The (monster) chuckles with hateful glee as the god of thieves immediately takes his share!"

As criminals, ratling thieves and master thieves are chaotic (although ratlings are usually neutral).

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Common stats[]

Level: 1, DV: 19, PV: 1, Hits: 8, Attacks: 1, Damage: 3-6. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating most ratlings cause PCs of most races to vomit, thus giving them minimal satiation. Orcs and trolls can eat them without vomitting, thus receiving considerably more satiation.

Monster memory[]

This former trader has fallen in with a bad crowd and consequently changed his line of business. Look at him: a sleazy appearance with a dirty blue overcoat, oily fur and filthy paws, scrutinizing you (and your possessions) with shifty yellow eyes. You wouldn't trust this customer an inch, and even that might be too far. After passing him in a narrow tunnel, you'd better count your gold pieces.