Triton combatant

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Triton combatant
Triton combatant.jpg
Level 98
Family Triton family creatures
Body Type Biped
Classification(s) Living
Area(s) Found Ruined Temple
Attack Attributes
Physical Attacks
Claw 414 AS
Trident 424 AS
Combat Maneuvers
Disarm Weapon
Triton's Horn
Drowning Pool
Defense Attributes
Full Plate ASG 20
Defensive Strength (DS)
Unarmed Defense Factor
Target Defense (TD)
Bard Base 324
Cleric Base 363
Empath Base
Paladin Base 283 - 295
Ranger Base
Sorcerer Base 369
Wizard Base
Minor Elemental 386
Major Elemental 375 - 390
Minor Spiritual
Major Spiritual
Minor Mental
Treasure Attributes
Magic Items
Boxes Yes

The triton combatant stands hunched, her head thrust forward, and neck enveloped by heavy, muscled shoulders. Tiny alien eyes stare from a prominently bony brow, regarding the world with stubborn truculence. A mottled brown ridge rises from the amphibian's forehead and sweeps up and back, hugging her skull. This heavy protuberance, covered with damp, leathery skin, provides her with formidable head and neck protection.

Hunting strategies

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Other information

Triton combatants carry a version of Triton’s Horn. When blown, they can cause either a fear effect that can cause adventurers to flee the immediate area, reduce stance, or even become immobilized, a Song of Depression effect which slows adventures, or a unique warding spell. In flooded rooms(indicated by the presence of "some muck" or the ability to use the SPLASH verb) it can function as a water-attuned Major Elemental Wave (435).

A triton combatant draws forth a silver-spined dextral conch shell and brings it to her bulbous lips.  The shell blasts forth with a deep, rumbling bellow, causing the water to rapidly well up around the combatant!
The rippling barrier of water explodes forth and moves outward from a triton combatant.
You are buffeted by the cresting waves of water, and knocked to the ground.
You are pinned in place, unable to move.
Roundtime: 12 sec.
   ... 5 points of damage!
   Blow connects with your abdomen winding you.

A triton combatant draws forth a silver-spined dextral conch shell and brings it to her bulbous lips.  A terrible, blaring force rumbles forth from the shell, rattling your frame to its very core!
Your heart leaps for an instant, but you control the urge to run. A triton combatant draws forth a silver-spined dextral conch shell and brings it to her bulbous lips. A terrible, blaring force rumbles forth from the shell, rattling your frame to its very core! Your heart leaps into your throat in reaction to the tremendous sound! Roundtime: 10 sec.

An example of a successful triton combatant's charge:

A triton combatant rushes forward at you with her silvery blue trident and attempts a charge!
[Roll result: 166 (open d100: 91)]
A triton combatant lunges at you with an expert charge and you flip through the air, landing on your head with a crash!
 ... 20 points of damage!
 Strike to temple! Saved by a thick skull!
Roundtime: 21 sec.

Combatants also use the drowning maneuver when in flooded rooms on the second floor.

[SMR result: 0 (Open d100: 171)]
A triton combatant hurtles herself at you with great speed, but flies slightly off center of her target and tumbles to the water with a splash!

This maneuver is lethal if it succeeds but it takes several rounds to complete and the player has several chances to escape if they fail to avoid the initial attempt. Drown uses the the SMR system to determine success but also takes Swimming ranks into account. Water Walking and Purify Air also assist in protecting the player from being drowned. Drown appears to inflict a short stun with message.

  • If you're hunting with a partner, they just need to attack (and connect) against the combatant, which will make it release its victim.
  • Tritons will never attempt to use this maneuver on the 3rd floor of Nelemar because none of the rooms there are flooded.
  • It is possible to cancel Drown by successfully using Stun Maneuvers to stand up.


Spawn, death, and decay

A triton combatant charges briskly into the area!

The triton combatant gurgles once and goes still, a wrathful look on her face.

A triton combatant sweeps his silvery blue trident out in an arc behind him, his eyes darting around as if seeking out his next opponent. (upon killing an adventurer)



A triton combatant briefly combs the shadows. (searching for hidden adventurer)

A triton combatant lets out a truncated gurgle as he glances about with eyes narrowed, anger clear in the sound's undertones. (failing to find a hidden adventurer)


Irritated, a triton combatant weaves her head from side to side, hissing softly between her teeth.

The triton combatant stretches, rolling his powerful shoulders backwards.

A triton combatant brings his brine-stained parma up before him, holding his silvery blue trident out and away at an angle behind him. 

Plucking a stone from the ground, a triton combatant skips it across the surface of the water, then pauses, staring at the place where it finally sinks. (on 2nd floor only)


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