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A species of gigantic fish that inhabits the seas of the Near East.

The orobon attracts its prey with fluorescent, rainbow-colored appendages that dangle before its mouth. Rigid scales protect it from its thrashing victims, while jaws filled with dozens of tightly packed teeth prevent escape.

As the orobon usually roams the ocean floor, its existence was known only to a handful of Near Eastern fishermen and gourmets. However, since the delicate flavor of this fish was documented in the travel log of an important official, the orobon has become a common topic of conversation. It is said that the Culinarians' and Fishermen's Guilds have begun offering a reward to anyone who can help them acquire a specimen.

Orobons can lose their eye stalks when hit with weaponskills or job abilities. Hypnic Lamp cannot be used in this state, but they also become immune or very resistant to Gaze Attacks.

Family Information
Type: Aquan
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak to: Resist Vs. Lightning
Immune to: Resist Vs. Water
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

[edit] Special Attacks

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Pankration
Hypnic Lamp: AoE Sleep (only with eye stalks present) CheckCheck CheckCheck
Vile Belch: AoE Plague + Silence CheckCheck CheckCheck
Seaspray: Cone Attack Water damage + Slow (overwrites Haste) CheckCheck CheckCheck
Seismic Tail: AoE high damage CheckCheck CheckCheck
Gnash: Single-target physical damage. Deals damage equal to 1/2 of target's current HP. CheckCheck XX
Leeching Current: AoE Water damage + HP drain CheckCheck Qmark.gif
Deathgnash: Reduces target HP to 1 and resets hate. CheckCheck XX
Abominable Belch: AoE Paralyze + Plague + Silence CheckCheck XX
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

[edit] Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Nuhn Forced spawn by trading Rose Scampi to the ??? at (G-6) on map 3 Information Needed Arrapago Reef Enkidu's Mittens
Oracle's Pigaches
Light Grip
Wind Grip
Northern Piranu Fished up Qmark.gif Open sea route to Mhaura Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Southern Piranu Fished up Qmark.gif Open sea route to Al Zahbi Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Cep-Kamuy Force spawn by trading Orobon Cheekmeat to the ??? under the waterfall at F-4/F-5 Qmark.gif Abyssea - Misareaux

Quest NMs: Ornery Orobon

Mission NMs: Orobon (Assault - Desperately Seeking Cephalopods)

Battlefield NMs: Angler Orobon (ISNM - Compliments to the Chef)

Other NMs: Hakenmann (Einherjar), Giant Orobon (Fished), Gugru Orobon (Fished), Orobon (Fished), Nuhn

[edit] Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ancient Orobon Information Needed Abyssea - Misareaux

[edit] Historical Background

In Late Medieval to Early Modern European folklore, the Orobon is a monster from the sea which has the body of a scaly fish, the head of a monk. [this needs more corroboration. The only account that could be found was one webpage referring to depictions in a book printed in 1652)]

Pages in category "Orobon"

The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.

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