Ratling warlord
Location Random
Monster type Humanoid
Alignment Neutral
Unique? No
Sees invisible? No
Sees in the dark? No
Magic resistance None
Picks up items? Yes
1.1.1 KPL 12

Ratling warlord is a type of monster in ADOM. The strongest and toughest of all ratlings, the warlords are nasty opponents that always punch through armor. Like ratlings of lower melee ranks they can disarm the PC, though they seem to do this quite infrequently compared to the fencers or duelists.

Ratling warlords are usually found before the mid-game, though they are quite uncommon. Like other ratlings, they can sometimes be found in the High Mountain Village, hostile or not. Vaults of ratlings, which can be found in areas of moderate danger level, will contain one or more warlords.

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Common stats[]

Level: 1,DV: 24, PV: 7, Hits: 32, Attacks: 2, Damage: 5-10. Speed: 100.

Corpse effects[]

Eating ratling warlords does not cause PCs of any race to vomit, though it is a mildly chaotic act ("You feel rebellious.") that slightly decreases the PC's alignment.

Monster memory[]

A seasoned veteran, and no mistake! He is taller than your average ratling, of heavy build and well-armored, a walking tank really. When you hear his thundering voice, you will readily believe that this is the mighty ruler of all ratlings. His eye-patch gives him a sinister outlook, and his ice-cold stare will give you the shivers (although you may not live to share this unforgettable experience). Ratling warlords of outstanding merit are sometimes chosen to be artifact guardians. If you meet one, you'd better be prepared.