Goblin warrior
Also referred to as goblin SWORDSMAN, this is the first creature that Maroc is likely to encounter (graphics at 42140). Goblin warriors march towards Maroc in a zig-zag movement pattern, and can pursue him from room to room.
They are arguably the weakest creatures in the game, as they do low damage and can be fairly easily destroyed.
goblin warrior
Stat Value
Total number 54
Locations Gatehouse Level (17)
Great Halls of the Deep (5)
Chambers of Chaos (4)
Mines of Madness (7)
Goblin Warren (20)
High Temple of Chaos (1)
Destroyed by All missile/bolt spells
(Animated) sabre
Caliburn
Pursue Maroc between rooms Yes
Energy drain (to Maroc) on contact 2
Missile type fired -
Energy drain (to Maroc) on missile contact -
Affected by FREEZE Yes
Affected by UNSEEN Yes
Other See Trivia - Creatures spooked by Maroc's magic
Goblin missile thrower
These creatures tend to stand back from Maroc and throw missiles at him (graphics at 42317). Goblin missile throwers are weak physically, but their missiles do fairly heavy damage (32) to Maroc's energy.
Maroc's best strategy is to use a barrier-based spell (SHIELD, DEFENCE or AMULET) which will deflect their missiles.
goblin missile thrower
Stat Value
Total number 30
Locations Great Halls of the Deep (1)
Chambers of Chaos (12)
Caverns of Doom (10)
Goblin Warren (6)
High Temple of Chaos (1)
Destroyed by All missile/bolt spells
(Animated) sabre
Caliburn
Pursue Maroc between rooms Yes
Damage (to Maroc's energy) on contact 1
Missile type fired Missile #1
Damage (to Maroc's energy) on missile contact 32
Affected by FREEZE Yes
Affected by UNSEEN Yes
Other -
Guardian of Chaos
Guardians of Chaos are encountered fairly early on in the game (Gatehouse Level). Graphics stored at 41921.
They are slow-moving as they lumber towards Maroc so are easily avoided, but do a bit more damage than their goblin companions if he lets them get too close.
guardian of chaos
Stat Value
Total number 17
Locations Gatehouse Level (2)
Great Halls of the Deep (9)
Chambers of Chaos (4)
Goblin Warren (1)
High Temple of Chaos (1)
Destroyed by All missile/bolt spells
(Animated) sabre
Caliburn
Pursue Maroc between rooms Yes
Energy drain (to Maroc) on contact 8
Missile type fired -
Energy drain (to Maroc) on missile contact -
Affected by FREEZE Yes
Affected by UNSEEN Yes
Other -
Wraith
Maroc will first encounter a wraith on the Gatehouse Level, but they mainly inhabit deeper levels (particularly the Labyrinth, Chambers of Chaos and Catacombs of the Undead). Graphics stored at 42528.
Their movement is unpredictable and they can make fast, darting movements towards Maroc. Combined with a fairly hefty damage drain (16) they can be a very dangerous opponent.
The easiest way of dealing with wraiths is to use the WRAITHBANE spell, which destroys them on contact.
wraith
Stat Value
Total number 30
Locations Gatehouse Level (1)
Great Halls of the Deep (1)
Chambers of Chaos (9)
The Labyrinth (7)
Catacombs of the Undead (10)
High Temple of Chaos (2)
Destroyed by Wraithbane spell
(Animated) Sabre
Caliburn
Pursue Maroc between rooms Yes
Energy drain (to Maroc) on contact 16
Missile type fired -
Energy drain (to Maroc) on missile contact -
Affected by FREEZE Yes
Affected by UNSEEN No
Other Not only are wraiths unaffected by Maroc's UNSEEN spell, they actually become more direct when he uses magic. Unlike other creatures they'll will home in on Maroc if he's got magic active, such as the UNSEEN spell (see 53003)
There is a stationary wraith in room 155 (Goblin Warren) - this is not a creature but an illusion and does no damage - Maroc can cast DISPEL on it to obtain an UNSEEN spell scroll
Demon
Demons materialize in rooms within the High Temple of Chaos, using the same materialization effect as warlocks. They don't pursue Maroc from room to room, but keep materializing in any room Maroc enters. Graphics at 42702.
For other creatures, Maroc earns points towards his rank for each creature he destroys. However, as there is effectively an 'infinite demon supply' in the High Temple of Chaos, Maroc gets a single points score for any number of demons destroyed.
They are by far the deadliest of all of the denizens of Avalon, dealing very high damage both by physical contact (32) and by missile (64).
The AMULET spell is recommended, as demon missiles are extremely dangerous. AMULET is the only shield/barrier spell that will deflect them.
The only way Maroc can destroy demons is by using Caliburn.
demon
Stat Value
Total number N/A (will keep respawning in rooms)
Location High Temple of Chaos
Destroyed by Caliburn
Pursue Maroc between rooms No
Energy drain (to Maroc) on contact 32
Missile type fired Missile #8 (missile graphic 3)
Energy drain (to Maroc) on missile contact 64
Affected by FREEZE Yes
Affected by UNSEEN Yes
Other Like wraiths, demons can home in on Maroc when he uses magic such as UNSEEN, which does not confuse them as it does other creatures.
However, UNSEEN will stop them firing their deadly missiles
The FREEZE spell stops demons from moving, but they can still fire missiles
Warlock
There are 7 warlocks in Avalon, with a specific one appearing on each of the first 7 of the 9 levels in the game. Level 8 (Chambers of Chaos) is a warlock-free zone, and Level 9 (High Temple of Chaos) has demons appearing instead.
See 27772 for their stats/details. Graphics at 41707.
Each warlock fires a particular sort of missile and is weak to others (see 27868).
Warlocks get increasingly more powerful in terms of missile damage and 'aggression' (frequency of missile fire) as Maroc delves deeper through the levels.
warlock
Like most other creatures, warlocks are affected by Maroc's FREEZE spell.
Each of the warlocks carries an object or a spell. Maroc can obtain this either by giving particular objects with the warlock, or by destroying the warlock using a missile/bolt spell to which it is vulnerable.
Warlocks cannot be destroyed using any of the servant-wielded weapons, such as the animated sabre or Caliburn. Trying to do so is treated as a trade - and not a successful one..!
In fact, Maroc can both trade and destroy warlocks; after a trade, a warlock will still continue to appear on the level. Like with other creatures, Maroc gets points towards his rank by destroying warlocks, so it can be worth the player doing so for a higher rank.
Regarding Maroc trading objects with warlocks:
Maroc trading with warlock Maroc trading with warlock for a second time
Spider
Spiders are most commonly encountered in the vertical scrolling tunnels, as one of the two creatures (the second being a BAT) that appear randomly. They scuttle down the tunnel towards Maroc, and off the bottom of the screen. Graphics at 44449.
Some spiders appear in certain standard rooms as well, most notably in The Labyrinth.
spider
Spiders in 'standard' (non-tunnel) rooms are not stored within the creature data tables; instead, they are moving ROOM OBJECTS, and held in the standard room item tables at 29551.
Spiders appear in the following rooms (spiders described as 'standard' act like typical hostile creatures, which move towards Maroc and drain his energy):
Room number Level Notes
43 Great Halls of the Deep This spider is stationary. It's also harmless, as it is an illusion (probably why it changes colour).
If Maroc casts DISPEL on it, it reveals an unlocked chest containing a FIREBOLT spell scroll and a PROTECT spell scroll.
69 Chambers of Chaos Standard
142 Goblin Warren This one's a bit odd. See Bugs: The spider and the floating scroll
158 The Labyrinth Spider is hiding under the trapdoor. It is released when the SERVANT moves over it
161 The Labyrinth Standard
164 The Labyrinth Standard
192 Catacombs of the Undead Standard
Bat
Bats are most commonly encountered in the vertical scrolling tunnels, as one of the two creatures (the second being a SPIDER) that appear randomly. Bats fly down to roughly Maroc's position on the screen, before pausing, then flying back off the top of the screen. Occasionally bats appear outside the tunnel wall boundaries.
Bat movement in the tunnels is extremely fast; they can be difficult to avoid, as they tend to congregate around Maroc's screen position and can be on top of him before the player can react.
Two bats appear in 'standard' (non-tunnel) rooms as well, though their movement is much slower as they home in on Maroc's position. Graphics at 44588.
bat
Bats in 'standard' (non-tunnel) rooms, like spiders, are classed as moving ROOM OBJECTS, held in the standard room item tables at 29551.
Bats appear in the following rooms:
Room number Level Notes
64 Chambers of Chaos Guards the AIR symbol (see 46105)
Destroyed in the same way as goblins, e.g. any MISSILE spell, (animated) sabre, Caliburn
162 The Labyrinth Can ONLY be destroyed using the - NON-animated - sabre (45636), found in room 163
If destroyed, drops an UNLOCK spell scroll
Bats are not subject to the usual room boundary checks (routine at 52136). As they are flying, they can move into wall areas. Bit 2 of byte 9 (in the room item data set at 29551), which governs movement patterns, holds this information.
Scorpion
Scorpions appear in a few rooms in Avalon. They sometimes hide under/inside objects, and are released when Maroc interacts with the object using the SERVANT. Graphics at 45462.
scorpion
Scorpions creep towards Maroc and are quite slow moving, though it's likely that the SERVANT spell will be active when the scorpion is released, meaning Maroc will need to switch spells fairly quickly.
There are five scorpions in the game. They appear in the following places:
Room number Level Notes
72 Chambers of Chaos Under a SKULL PILE - released when Maroc uses the SERVANT to extract a KEY from the pile
76 Chambers of Chaos Under a TRAPDOOR - released when Maroc uses the SERVANT to open it using a pick axe. The EARTH SYMBOL is under the trapdoor
97 Caverns of Doom Hidden in a BOTTLE - released when Maroc uses the SERVANT on the bottle (a trap - there's nothing of value in it)
111 Mines of Madness No actions needed in this room, so easily avoided
170 The Labyrinth Caliburn is in this room, so best to destroy the scorpion before using the FIND spell to get the sword
Mouse
Finally - a friendly creature...! A 'mobile' room object (29551) that Maroc can collect.
mouse