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Frances @Frances.png
HP 87-177
HD 14
XP 2265
Speed 10
AC 6
EV 8
Will 100
Attack1 29 (hit: plain)

Resistances None
Vulnerabilities None
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Natural
Size Medium
Type human, human
See invisible
A stout warrior who once bested a powerful lord of Pandemonium in combat, gaining control over the demon's realm and thanes. The battle left her with a deep facial scar, one that she carries as a badge of honour rather than a symbol of shame.

Useful Info

Frances the Duchess of Pandemonium is a unique human with demonic powers. In addition to hitting you hard with dangerous conjurations, she can also summon demonic aid.



Spell set I
Slot1 Throw Icicle (3d23) Wizard flag
Slot2 Summon Demon Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Wizard flag
Slot4 Iron Shot (3d26) Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • Once she's managed to summon a few demons, the fight will become significantly more dangerous. Consider teleporting away if you can't take her down before she calls in reinforcements. Come back later once her demons have timed out, buffed and ready to defeat her quickly.
  • Summoners might try attempting to swarm her with various different summons (to get around the caps): her conjurations are both single target and require a clear line of fire, meaning she won't be able to hit you or kill your summons too quickly. However, she can abjure summons, so using spells that create single, powerful creatures (like Summon Hydra) will probably result in you wasting MP.


  • In 0.18, she got a fifth spellslot which contained the (now obsolete) Abjuration spell.
  • Her spellset was changed in 0.12, making her much more dangerous.
  • Frances was added to the game in 0.6.