Menkaure

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Menkaure MMenkaure.png
HP 15-32
HD 3
XP 169
Speed 8
AC 3
EV 6
MR 20
Attack1 25 (hit: plain)


Max Chunks 0
Type of Meat None
Resistances rC+
rPois+++
rDrown
rRot+++
rN+++
rTorm
Vulnerabilities Fire
Holy
Habitat Land
Intelligence Human
Uses Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type mummy, mummy
Flags Evil
See invisible
Unbreathing
Speaks
Unique
Male
A fair and noble ruler of an ancient and mighty kingdom, mummified after an early death. His faithful priests subsequently infused him with great and powerful magic, seeking to grant him eternal life. Now he is forgotten and reduced to mouldering bandages and dry, brittle bones.

“Ye men of Egypt, ye have heard your king!
I go, and I return not. But the will
Of the great Gods is plain; and ye must bring
Ill deeds, ill passions, zealous to fulfil
Their pleasure, to their feet; and reap their praise,
The praise of Gods, rich boon! and length of days.”
-Matthew Arnold, _Mycerinus_

Useful Info

Menkaure, Prince of Dust is a unique mummy with limited access to dangerous Necromancy. He's just as vulnerable to fire as a regular mummy, but his powerful melee attacks, ability to haste himself, and tendency to torment half your health away in an instant makes him a significant threat.

Location

Spells

Spell set I
Slot1 Pain (d14) Wizard flag
Slot2 Haste Wizard flag
Slot3 Symbol of Torment Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • While undead characters have nothing to fear from Menkaure's spells, the living can lose half their HP in a single turn if he casts Symbol of Torment. Use any life protection equipment you have if you expect a drawn-out battle with him.
    • Undead characters should still be wary about engaging him in melee; as slow and fragile as he is, a potential 25 damage per hit isn't something to sneeze at this early in the game.
  • His fire vulnerability and awful EV makes him fall quickly to a wand of flame, or pretty much any Fire Magic. Dispel Undead or holy wrath weapons also work well.
  • Menkaure's death curse is a single cursed piece of equipment, just like any other standard mummy.

Trivia

Menkaure was an early Egyptian pharaoh. The grandson of Khufu, he also has a pyramid at Giza.