This section may contain heavy spoilers due to content.
This was once a wealthy nobleman who was in possession of huge tracts of land. Collecting a multitude of taxes and tithes, he had grown wealthy indeed.
He was particularly fond of one item he received. It was a golden statuette, depicting a monster, bird and human frolicking together.
The nobleman loved the statuette, and would spend with his every waking moment staring at it.
Servants claimed that they had seen him talking to the statue, embracing it, and sometimes, even licking and tasting it with his tongue.
He was like a man possessed.
One Day a bedraggled peasant asked for an audience with the nobleman.
He had come to beg for the return of his work. As it transpired that he had crafted the nobleman's beloved statuette.
But in fact, he had never intended to give the statuette away. He claimed it was dangerous, that people became slaves to it. That they desired it to become real...
The peasant rolled up his sleeves to reveal his skin. It was swollen and sore, but with no ordinary inflammation...
Tears welled up in the peasant's eyes as he begged for his statuette to be returned.
That nobleman took one look at the peasant, and gave a snort of laughter.
"How can I return this if it was never yours to begin with!?" "You own nothing. Everything in my land belongs to me."
The nobleman kicked the peasant to the floor and stamped on his head. He would not stop until the peasant agreed to give him everything he owned. Every last coin. The event acted as a spur for the nobleman's violent tendencies.
He became desperate to assert his authority in any way he could, and imposed even heavier taxes on his tenants.
His love for treasure grew and grew, but it was no longer enough to merely look. He demanded that platters of gold and silver coins were served at meal times, forcing himself to swallow them.
Eventually growing tired of suffering in silence, the peasants rose up against the nobleman. Looking to unleash their years of pent up rage, they advanced on the castle.
The nobleman's staff, aware that the time for civility had long passed, fled as soon as they saw the mob approach.
The peasants were desperate to capture the nobleman, but could not find him anywhere inside the castle.
It was then that one of their number heard a soft voice coming from the castle's treasure room. What the peasants saw was nothing short of a monster. A monster who had sold his soul for treasure.
The nobleman was no longer human in appearance.
His body all turned to treasure, the nobleman had become that which he so desired. It seemed his favorite gold statuette had taken possession of him.
Perhaps that was what he had wanted all along.
The monstrous nobleman turned on his peasants killing them all. Humanity had abandoned him. He thought about nothing but maintaining and adding to his hoard of treasure.
Apparently, this is still the case.
One must be careful when acquiring treasure. For this selfish beast will think nothing of using its sharp claws to tear it from your grasp...
The Griffin usually attacks from the air until one of its wings gets broken.
- At the start of the battle, the Griffin soars into the air and starts charging up to blind players. Afterwards, it homes in and crashes on a player.
- Shoots feathers at a player twice in succession.
- Occasionally dives at players feet first.
- Charges towards a player. When its weak, it trips and lies down on the ground for a while.
- Runs up to a player while pecking the ground.
- Left Wing
- Right Wing
- Destroying the wings will prevent the Griffin from flying.
- IV. Atonement - Fly, Die, Birdie (Original form; possible ally - Bansarrum)
- V. Envy - The Old Griff (Doppelganger; possible ally - Koroth)
- VII. Judgement - Ocean Bottom Bird (Doppelganger; possible ally - Dolon)
- X. Recursion - Ruined Griffin (Gemini pair with Phoenix; possible ally - Hadrian)
- Forgotten Pacts - Hour of Jonquil - Sea Bird Sinks Again (Doppelganger; possible ally - Lon)
- Forgotten Pacts - Hour of Chartreuse - A Flutter in the Abbey (Doppelganger; possible ally - Ovid)
- Using Mind's Eye would counter the effect of its blinding attack. It helps see its location to avoid its crashing attack.
- Be sure to destroy its wings so it doesn't fly. This will make it easier to kill the Griffin without a Throwing spell.
- If hit continuously on its wings, the Griffin will fall to the ground.
- Explosives work well when trying to break any parts.
- While flying, the Griffin can be lured back to ground the by using Miserly Coinpurse .
- Attacking his arms will cause him to drop his gold. Afterwards he will only concentrate on picking it up again and will completely ignore the player until it has accomplished this task.
- An unknown bug can cause the Griffin to suddenly have all gold back in his arms despite the fact that it is still scattered across the ground.
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