Arch wight

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Arch wight
ArchWight Colored.jpg
Level 20
Family Wight family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Undead
Corporeal
Area(s) Found Temple of Hope
Castle Anwyn
Plains of Bone
Temple of Hope
The Graveyard
BCS Yes
HP 170
Speed  ?
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Scimitar 156 AS
Claw 136 AS
Warding Spells
Mind Jolt (706) 123 CS
Empathy (1108)
Misc. Offensive Spells
Earthen Fury (917)
Gas cloud
Defense Attributes
Armor
Cuirbouilli Leather ASG 10
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee
Ranged
Bolt 55
Unarmed Defense Factor
UDF
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 66
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base
Ranger Base 60
Sorcerer Base 60
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 60
Major Elemental 60
Minor Spiritual 60
Major Spiritual 60
Minor Mental
Defensive Spells
Spirit Warding II (107)
Spell Shield (219)
Treasure Attributes
Coins
Gems
Magic Items
Boxes
Skin a wight skin
Other

The arch wight moves along ponderously, its gaunt humanoid frame often bent nearly double as it walks through the corridors of the deceased. Massive upper arms contrast with a thin torso and narrow hips. Its liquid golden eyes seem to be filled with tiny red sparks, and the lack of flesh on its face causes the arch wight to sport a horrific toothy grin. Very proficient in the ways of magic, the arch wight feasts upon the flesh of the deceased, but often cooks the living to death before indulging in its grisly meal.

Hunting strategies

Other information

Arch wights cast Earthen Fury (917) which makes them relatively dangerous for their level.

Behind the Scenes

Wight lords were originally creatures of Castle Claedesbrim before replacing shadow assassins in the purgatory and frozen pit sections of The Graveyard. In their Rolemaster lore they are non-corporeal vestiges of nobility, found in burial mounds and the cemeteries of strongholds. Their description in the game itself was made to highlight the cannibalism theme in The Graveyard, represented also by the ghouls, which is also its relevance to their presence in Castle Anwyn. Castle Anwyn notably seems partly derived from Lovecraft's "The Rats in the Walls" where this happens deep below ground, where Nyarlathotep is at the center of the Earth like Satan, and victims had dug their way up from underneath.

References

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