Lemure

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.


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HP 6-16
HD 2
XP 13
Speed 12
AC 1
EV 12
MR 8
Attack1 5 (hit: plain)
Attack2 3 (hit: plain)
Attack3 3 (hit: plain)
Type of Meat None
Resistances rPois+, rN+++,
rTorm, rRot
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Normal
Uses Open doors
Holiness Demonic
Size Small
Type lemure, lemure
Flags Regenerates
A vaguely humanoid blob of putrid white flesh. It gargles horribly as pus flows from its orifices.

“When Hesperus, the Evening Star, has shown his lovely face
Three times, from that day, and the defeated stars fled Phoebus,
It will be the ancient sacred rites of the Lemuria,
When we make offerings to the voiceless spirits.
...
When midnight comes, lending silence to sleep,
And all the dogs and hedgerow birds are quiet,
He who remembers ancient rites, and fears the gods,
Rises (no fetters binding his two feet)
And makes the sign with thumb and closed fingers,
Lest an insubstantial shade meets him in the silence.
After cleansing his hands in spring water,
He turns and first taking some black beans,
Throws them with averted face: saying, while throwing:
‘With these beans I throw I redeem me and mine.’
He says this nine times without looking back: the shade
Is thought to gather the beans, and follow behind, unseen.
Again he touches water, and sounds the Temesan bronze,
And asks the spirit to leave his house.
When nine times he’s cried: ‘Ancestral spirit, depart,’
He looks back, and believes the sacred rite’s fulfilled.”
-Publius Ovidius Naso, _Fasti_, Book V: May 9. ca. 8 A.D.
trans. A.S. Kline, 2004.

Useful Info

Lemures are blobby tier-5 demons which race into melee and hammer you with blows, though they aren't very dangerous except to low-level characters. They occur naturally in the Abyss, but can also be summoned through the Summon Minor Demon spell.

Tips & Tricks

  • Although they normally pose little threat, be wary of facing them early when summoned by Eustachio. They pack a decent punch for low-level monsters and can outrun most characters.
  • As they have multiple small attacks, they pose a greater threat to characters with low AC.

History

Lemures were removed in 0.14.