Stone gargoyle

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Stone gargoyle
Stone gargoyle.jpg
Level 39
Family Gargoyle family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Darkstone Castle
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Bite 242 AS
Claw 242 AS
Defense Attributes
Defensive Strength (DS)
Melee 116
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base
Cleric Base
Empath Base
Paladin Base 117
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental
Major Elemental
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Coins Yes
Gems Yes
Magic Items Yes
Boxes Yes
Skin None
Other Essence of earth

The stone gargoyle, an animated being, was once a huge, grey, granite carving that overlooked the castle walls. Standing over fifteen feet tall on its powerful hind legs, the stone gargoyle was sculpted with a body similar to a lion's and a head that is a grotesque union between a human and a bat. Long horns protrude from the forehead and needle-like fangs extend menacingly below the upper lip. Swirling, yellow-green eyes, the only non-rock portion of the beast's anatomy, coldly examine the surrounding area.

Hunting strategies

Stone gargoyles are immune to most offensive spells. Their Round Time on attacks is also very low (4-5 seconds) so using abilities to slow them down (such as a Paladin's Pious Trial (1602)) is recommended. Remove their legs before killing them to avoid being crushed upon their death.

Other information

Stone Gargoyles can leap at you causing minor damage and potentially inflicting a stun...

A stone gargoyle leaps at you with amazing speed and accuracy.
You jump back, but the gargoyle manages to claw you.

   ... 15 points of damage!
   Slash to your right arm!
   Slices neatly through the skin and meets bone!
   You are stunned for 1 round!

A stone gargoyle pants in slow heaves as it recovers from the exertion.

Stone gargoyles can fall on adventurers when killed, unless previously knocked down. This can cause serious injury.

You swing a scratched ora claidhmore at a stone gargoyle!
  AS: +326 vs DS: +79 with AvD: +26 + d100 roll: +83 = +356
   ... and hit for 120 points of damage!
   Right leg mangled horribly.
The stone gargoyle collapses to the ground, sending out a shower of rock and dust.  It is all you can do to get out of the way.
The stone gargoyle falls in your direction.  You leap to the side but stumble, failing to get out of the way and are crushed under the full weight of the gargoyle.
   ... 20 points of damage!
   Your skull cracks in several places.
  Nice breeze up there now.
   You are stunned for 8 rounds!
Roundtime: 7 sec.


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