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Help on: Creature Types All NPCs and mobs in the game are categorized into different creature "types". These types help determine a mob's HP, XP, gold dropped, amongst other things, when loading. In addition, they also can define certain resistances that are specific to a certain type of creature, or vulnerabilities. You can see what type of creature a mob or NPC is by looking at them. For example: :look high You see a Highport guardsman. He is of creature type: Humanoid. He's a big guy with a halberd. Following is a list of all the different creature types, their definitions, along with examples for each. In your travels, you will likely find some mobs not categorized properly, or with no category. If that happens, we fix them as we find them. For the most part, that does not have much of an effect on actual gameplay. Note also that any of the following types can also be undead. Undead is a unique category (see Undead category below). If a mob is undead, it will show (Undead) after its category when you look at it. Animal These are your normal animals. Examples are like domestic cats/dogs, cows, wolves, horses, etc.. Arachnid This category applies to any giant monsterous arachnid with 8 legs. Examples: doomspider, giant scorpion, huge spider, giant tarantula, etc.. Astral This applies to anything that lives primarily in the astral plane. Examples: astral vortex, astral dreadnaught, etc.. Automaton Any mechanically automated mindless creature. Examples: clockwork gnome, iron cobra, shield sentinel Avian This applies to regular or giant non-magical birds of all types. Examples: eagle, giant hawk, etc.. Beast Creatures with special abilities (often non-magical) which cannot be categorized otherwise. Examples: carrion crawler, hook horror, rust monster, pegasus, etc.. Daemon Sinister dwellers of the middle lower planes. They are VERY evil and deadly murderous creatures..usually loners. They are in between demons and devils, usually working to pit the former against one another for their own nefarious plans. Examples: ultradaemon, hydrodaemon, piscodaemon. Demon The denizens of the 666 layers of the Abyss. They can be of any kind of shape or size, the more chaotic the better. They live to cause as much murder and mayhem as possible. They hate Devils and will kill them on sight. Examples include: glabrezu, hezrou, horned demon, manes, babau, chasme, dretch, quasit, succubus, incubus. Deva Devas are denizens of the outer celestial planes, primarily the Seven Heavens. They are very powerful and often with almost godlike intelligence. They despise evil and injustice in all its various forms and are very quick to smite evil-doers on sight. Usually when a god of good wants to interfere in the Prime Material plane, they send a Deva. Examples: angel of light, cherubim, solar, planetar, movanic deva, etc.. Devil The dwellers of the nine Hells. They are extremely conniving and power hungry, often making deals with mortals on the Prime Material plane for their souls in the afterlife. While they are very evil and murderous, they also are very orderded in nature. As such, they have extreme hatred and disgust for demons and will kill them on sight. Examples: lemure, bearded devil, pit fiend, ice devil, imp. Dinosaur Any pre-historic dinosaur creature. Examples: t-rex, brontosaurus, velociraptor, pteradactyl, etc.. Dire Animal These are larger more monstrous versions of normal animals. Examples: dire wolf, sabretooth tiger, mammoth, etc... Dragon The rarest of creature types, dragons are ancient and powerful. They are extremely intelligent and dangerous the older they get. They can be good or evil, but good dragons are much rarer. No examples really needed here. Elemental Any creature natively from the elemental planes of earth, air, fire, or water, as well as their adjacent quasi or para-elemental planes. Often summoned by mortals. Also includes ancient creatures tied to nature. Examples: fire elemental, unseen servant, aerial servant, treants, The Tree of the Dead, xorn, xaren, etc.. Energy Creatures of pure energy. Often very alien in nature. Examples: will-o-wisp, xeg-yi, xag-ya. Ethereal Any creature that lives primarily or partially in the ethereal plane. Examples: ghosts, spectres, shadows, ethereal cyclones, haunts, etc... Faerie Fey creatures of all types, whether good or evil in disposition. Always chaotic in nature, and always will attempt to play tricks on mortals, sometimes very deadly and sadistic ones. Examples: dryads, quicklings, pixies, nymphs, etc.. Fish Any regular or giant sized fish. Examples: sharks, giant jellyfish, salmon, pirhana, etc.. Gaseous Creatures purley gaseous in form. Often very alien or mindless. Examples: gas spore, mist horror, fog creature, etc.. Giantkin All giants or related to giants. Examples: fire giant, ogre, mul, half-giant, troll, firbolgs, hill giants, etc.. Goblinoid The sinister races sworn to be enemies of all humanoids. Often vicious, conniving, and murderous. Sometimes intelligent, but more often not very. Usually small and bi-pedal. Examples: goblins, kobolds, vindingrott, derro, etc.. Golem This is any magically animated monster, usually a guardian. Examples: iron golem, glesh golem, diamond golem. Humanoid Humanoids are the most common creature type. They include anything usually medium-sized and bi-pedal. Examples: humans, orcs, gnomes, dwarves, hobgoblins, elves, drow, etc... Insect These are your standard or large sized insects, including small spiders. Examples: small spider, wasp, giant ant, gnat, mosquitos, giant centipede, etc.. Insectoid Humanoid shaped insect people fit into this category. Example: thri-kreen warrior, aspis drone Magical Beast Any creature which usually was created long ago by deranged wizardly experiments or came about as a result of some terrible curse. They often have varying magical special abilities or defenses. Examples include: lycanthropes, owlbear, umber hulk, roc, gremlin, fire toad, gorgon, medusas, beholder, mimic, hydra, lurker, illithid, etc... Modron These are the denizens of the outer plane of Mechanus, also commonly called Nirvana. They are mechanical-like but organic creatures, looking very alien in nature. They are often more intelligent the bigger they are. Their society is one of complete order. They abhore chaos in all forms. The more unique Modrons will have individual identities. Examples: monodrone, duodrone, nonaton, septon. Monstrous Humanoid This category includes most savage monstrous bi-pedal creatures. Examples: gnolls, bugbears, minotaurs, lizard men, flinds, etc.. Ooze These include most ooze type formless creatures, often being able to create pseudo-pods. Examples: grey ooze, ice ooze, crystal ooze, etc.. Plant These are all your regular or monstrous plant-like creatures. Example: vampiric vines, venus fly trap, strangleroot tree, yellow mold, shambling mound, etc... Pudding Puddings are any amorphous creatures with no actual form but that of a big blob of sorts. They often dissolve their prey to eat them, and are usually found in underground settings. They sometimes divide when hit, making them difficult to kill completely, other than with fire. Examples: black pudding, brown pudding, gelatinous cube, ochre jelly, etc... Reptile Reptiles include any non-magical normal or giant-sized reptilian creatures. Examples: snake, giant asp, crocodile, giant frog, giant horned lizard, etc.. Slime Slimes are any slimy and amorphous rapidly spreading creatures, very much like molds. They often dissolve their surroundings and absorb them, including their dinner. Examples: green slime, olive slime, etc.. Undead The Undead category is reserved for very intelligent or extremely unique undead or free-form spirits, as most of the creature types listed here can also be undead too. For example, a zombie, while undead, is the creature type of what it was in life, or a ghost is ethereal. Examples of the Undead category would be like: vampire lords, dracolich, revenants, demi-lich, poltergeist, lich king, etc..