Monsters

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Old painting of a monster attack.

Monsters are the creatures heroines will fight during their journeys. Monsters are classed in the following categories (follow the links to discover more about them) :

Follow this link to see the complete List of Monsters

General Information

« Did you know that almost all monsters in Godville can’t swim? What is this: a mistake of nature, or a tragic set of circumstances?
Godville Times, Day 238 g.e.
»

In the realm of Godville, there are many ridiculously ferocious creatures that roam the countryside. These Monsters are often feared and avoided by the denizens of the land as they are often malicious and inflict torment and even death on everything that crosses their path. It is unclear from where these creatures emerge or why there appear to be so many of them, but it is rumored that mystical landmarks known as Spawn Points are responsible.

Monsters appear to be attracted to objects known as Milestones and often gather around them to prey on unsuspecting passers-by. Despite their fiendish nature, they are a critical source of experience to Heroes as they assist in honing the hero's skills through mortal combat. In addition, most monsters inexplicably carry Gold and Artifacts. It is theorized that, despite the fact that they have absolutely no use for these items, monsters carry these items simply to lure heroes into attacking them.

These creatures also appear to have the ability to inter-breed, creating new species at a regular pace. It is unclear how this happens as heroes are often too swift in dispatching monsters and too preoccupied to take the time to observe their mating habits. One thing is for sure, however: monsters appear to be limitless and capable of reproducing at an alarming rate. If left unchecked by heroes, they would most likely overrun the entire realm.

Monsters sometimes carry about their own special artifacts and also may have their own Death Rattle.

Special Monsters

Special monsters are uncommon individuals of normal monsters worth a particularly high value if defeated by a hero. They can be identified by their prefix.

Heroes that come into contact with special monsters are advised to use extreme caution as many of them might already know of their value and will fight much harder to save themselves. Strategies that often work in favor of a hero are praying extra hard to their God for protection and remembering to wear their equipment into battle, as opposed to fighting them completely naked.

The aura of trail is extremely helpful in finding special monsters. This aura can manifest after a hero visits a shrine or by using an activatable artifact. Some gods who finish the daily crossword puzzle in the Godville Times have also seen their heroes gifted with this aura.

Special monsters are not to be confused with Strong Monsters and Boss-Monsters, who are usually much stronger and even more rare.

Special Monsters prefix

Prefix Specialty Effect if Battle Lost
Bricked Likes to carry bricks (Gold, Stone, Wood) If you have a lot of gold, takes some of it, otherwise nothing happens
Censoring N/A Curses with an Aura of censorship
Enlightened Restores some godpower when defeated Causes loss of a small amount of godpower
Glowing Gives an aura to hero when defeated if one is not already present (any existing aura is unaffected) Removes an existing aura
Healing Partially heals the hero when defeated & may give potion Confiscates all healing items
Loaded Drops an Activatable Artifact upon defeat Takes hero's most valuable item
Mini Companion monster — only created by boss-monsters with the summoning ability N/A
Questing Increases quest progress by up to 20% when defeated Decreases quest progress
Shedding Drops winter fur coat which can be sold for high price N/A
Smith Repairs a piece of equipment when defeated (not always) Damages a piece of equipment (not always)
Undead Already defeated monster — needs to be killed for a second time. N/A
Wealthy Walks around with pockets full of gold coins N/A
Seasonal Prefixes
Festive Immediately gives an accumulator charge when defeated.[1] [Christmas 2016] N/A
Holiday

There used to be other monster prefixes, which were simply generic adjectives and did not convey any special abilities. These included:

Brutal, Clumsy, Coquettish, Coughing, Crafty, Darned, Disgusting, Dwarfy, Fanged, Fat, Fussy, Giggling, Hateful, Horrible, Jumpy, Levitating, Mechanical, Morbid, Nameless, Non-Pierced, Obnoxious, Old, Plump, Quivering, Rotten, Scared, Shaggy, Sharp-eared, Single-eared, Squared, Stooping, Three-toed, Ungrateful, Unnoticeable, Watchdog, Yapping

These prefixes should not be confused with boss-monster abilities, which are applied in a similar manner during boss battles.

See Also

  • Godville Blog, post 102: Let It Snow