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Epic 1.5
# Jul 04 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
finding the madman that cons indiferently was not so hard, but then it accidently got killed, we had to wait 2 hours for it to respawn and it still would not respond to my tells.. i snared it cause it was walking away and it turned from indifferent to threateningly, we had the chanter mindwipe it and it conned indifferently again..

I said the script words and finished the event np... but thought you all might want to know about the "if you kill it before you start the event, you have to wait 2 hours for respawn" also mindwipe works if you make it mad.
# Sep 25 2004 at 12:31 AM Rating: Decent

These are now part of the OoW Task quest.

My lv 13/14 war had to kill 10 of these in Northern Desert of Ro.
Not kos!
# Oct 02 2003 at 11:11 AM Rating: Decent
Well these guys aren't kos to my lvl 13 erudite paly! woot for me!
I hate guards
# Apr 22 2002 at 7:54 PM Rating: Decent
Its me the 56 warr guy I'm not allowed there anymore. While following them i get attacked by the guards But I also wast them which kills my faction making it annoying for me around there and so on. I dont really even like it there anymore. It used to be where i tweaken strangers and pwr lvled them tho. I once armed a lvl one with full crusty armor and a shield (iksar targ) and a sword (Yheska short sword)

If u find me now in lake of ill omen i may tweak you.
They're mad mad i tell ya!!
# Apr 22 2002 at 7:47 PM Rating: Decent
okay im a lvl 56 warrior and they still attack me with the same result every time...

I kick their *** to ilusion hell...

# Mar 28 2002 at 9:36 PM Rating: Default
I thought this was funny, I was fighting one of those caster madmen (meanies) and suddenly he says, "Damn, my eyes! You're all an Illusion! I think they are very funny :D
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 26 2001 at 1:16 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) well kyrsi kalasire where can i meet you at?? i likes a good pcs of ***!!
# Nov 17 2001 at 7:52 PM Rating: Default
I was doing my normal morning lusty kill when i ran across a madman who conned blue to me. Normally this would not be a problem to me as i am a shaman with the ability to sow and run away from it. I decided to take it on and kill it for some decent exp. Little did I know it was a caster so i decided to run from it and all i got was a quick death by spell casting...

My only question is why do NPC's get better mana than a lvl 9 Shaman

lvl 9 Shaman NRO
Silent Oath Guild
#Anonymous, Posted: Feb 18 2002 at 5:45 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dude...Madmen cannot cast spells.They are just starved to death people or something.But they...do..not...cast...spells...
# Jul 07 2005 at 12:14 AM Rating: Decent
There are Druid madmen and Wizard madmen, sir.
# Mar 05 2002 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
# Jun 03 2002 at 8:05 PM Rating: Default
wtf? who said they don't cast? most don't but sum cast like a mo! their damage spells range from a mere 5 to a whopping 78 (plus the kick back from the spell has pushed me off hills, causing up to 100 additional damage)!!! when i see madmen, i get the heck away. if they can cast, they can kill me...sow or no sow.
Don't run
# Aug 29 2001 at 12:17 AM Rating: Excellent
Just a bit of advice, if confronted by a madman caster, do not run away, they will kill you very quickly with their 80hp DD spells, just stay and fight and be sure to get a /loc.
# Jul 17 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
There is nothing worse than getting jumped after a fight with and orc warrior on the orc hyw by a Madman caster. It has cost me many of good lay hands and even then taken me to 1/2 health after that.

lvl 16 Paladin with 20 dmg weapon
My 2cps
# Jun 27 2001 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
Not much too add. Some good info below. Just wanted to say these guys are retarded and a nuisance and can hurt you even if they are green to you especially if they are the casters.
Diary, page 394
# Jun 20 2001 at 6:32 AM Rating: Decent
Do not underestimate these guys. I just turned 20th and I have been hunting the spiders in the three deserts. (NRO, Oasis, and SRO). I am a monk and jumped a spider in NRO when over the hill walks this guy.

I noticed him when he grasping roots me and it succeeds. I continue fighting the spider until blast after blast of spell drops me to two bubbles of health. I keep feigning, but it fails (And my skill is only a paltry 102).

The zone is not far, but I can't move - 1.5 bubbles of health - will this Feign Death work?


one bubble of health - I CAN MOVE. I run for the zone and blam Wind Spell - I am stunned. NO, I am unconcious - the world goes black, I die.

Excerp from Skrax's diary, an Iksar Monk hunting very far from home.
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 09 2001 at 10:22 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) My name is Kyrsi Kalasire.
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 09 2001 at 2:47 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) really hmmmmmmmm.... where do u live
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 10 2001 at 8:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Your a moron Kyrsi ... thats the only thing i have to say... I usully never write on those board but just wanted to say that your really one of the biguest morron that ive seen...
Amusing Story
# Apr 14 2001 at 3:59 AM Rating: Decent
A week ago, my level 15 cleric (also named Kyrsi, who has since been deleted) was wondering and poking about nro as I normally do with my Druid friend Alura (level 8 at the time, I was helping her kill spiders).

I ran into a madman, who I've fought before, but never seen as a caster. It was a druid. Being cocky, I ended up going into the fight with very little mana, since I didn't realize it was a caster, and it conned green.

As the thing started to beat me to a bloody pulp, I told my friend to run. As the madman knocked me down, a shriveled mummy came up, and attacked HIM, instead of me, oddly enough instead of frenzing on my body, the madman was distracted away, leaving me to bleed. So I'm laying here with the lovely overhead camera, watching the madman (I really love how NPCs can cast to their heart's content. Grr) pound the mummy into bandages.

The madman killed the mummy with the half health I had knocked it at, having conned green to me, and mummies generally conning stronger (I couldn't con this one as I was dieing), only to be jumped by a second mummy. It was at this point that I died from bleeding.

It's too bad npcs that kill npcs don't leave corpses, cause when I came back to get my corpse, not a single mummy or madman was to be found anywhere nearby, and it was a short walk since I did bind in east FP.

Since that time, I've given up playing a cleric (I really hate sitting on my rear, watching the battle in the text window while I med to heal others), and started a druid. Maybe I was envious that the madman druid could take out mummies better than a cleric could. =)

It's strange having Alura on a higher level than me now, heehee.

Moral of the story: The overhead camera provides for some super exciting death footage! Ohyeah, and madmen hurt. Muchly.
Madman Classes
# Jan 13 2001 at 7:01 AM Rating: Good
There are 4 types of classes I have come across in my merciless extermination of madmen.

Wizard: They use a fire based damage shield (YOU are burned)And have no qualms using the 80DD spell of theirs (You convulse as lightning beams course through you).

Druid: These use a thorn damage shield (YOU are pierced by thorns) They will also use a wind spell that stuns you and a fire based DD that does about 11 damage. Grasping Roots is another that seems to take hold at the worse times (i.e Corpse retreival).

Monk: Not as dangerous as the casters. You know you are fighting a Monk if they Strike you or Block some of your hits.

Warrior: These are the most common madmen in Nro, they often spawn with a rusty or bronze sword of one type or another.

Note: Most of the casters are found near the Oasis side and if you watch them from afar they will buff themselves and so on.

Madmen drop lots of Water Flasks, gold coins, rusty and bronze weapons, and lower gems such as Bloodstones and Carnelians. They also have a habit of fighting mummies which is always fun to watch.
KILL THE MADMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
# Nov 22 2000 at 9:00 AM Rating: Decent
If you can and he looks ugly...KILL IT!!i hate madmen!!!once that thing KILLED ME and it wouldnt of happend if some..PC came in!!!
# Oct 11 2000 at 11:09 PM Rating: Default
i killed these guys easily at 6 because i made
friends with a druid a druid who happened to be a 60.She buffed me and told me to come find her again when i reached lv.7 which was easy
I hate madmen!
# Sep 26 2000 at 7:44 AM Rating: Decent
Some of these things are casters.. and will cast spells that suck HP's out of you in a hurry. One conned blue to my level 15 druid.. I tried it.. and died before I knew what hit me. I went back after looting my corpse and picked a fight with the same madman.. and died again very quickly. Then I got so annoyed that I zoned into Oasis and kited a deepwater croc that conned yellow to me.. and got some of my exp back ;) Anyway, to hell with madmen. I'll never attack one again unless I'm attacked first. They're not worth it.
RE: I hate madmen!
# Feb 01 2001 at 7:00 PM Rating: Default
I agree! The caster Madmen are very, very nasty to lvls 12-15. Something interesting to note: the sand dune to the left when looking south at Derv 3 seems to be a regular spawn point (or they like to walk by there...) for these nasties. Either that or I was very unlucky. During a 2-3 hour camp of Derv three, I was using the foot of that dune to med up after battles. Not once, not twice, but THREE times I got jumped by a madman. The second was a caster that hammered me for almost half my hp before I could get up and find him. That one ended up in a long corpse run. Anyway, I started medding elsewhere. My advice, unless you're buffed well, steer clear of them under lvl 15! :-) Gaasbig - Druz-Ro
RE: I hate madmen!
# Nov 27 2000 at 7:57 AM Rating: Default
Damn straight. Lvl 9 Monk right, looking around, just turned 9, conned one, white. I check around, no buddies, clear area, go for him.
It is the first time I have been whupped like that on a white. I have always been able to take them one on one. granted, they take ME down a bit, but I am relatively healthy at the outcome. Answer, at 9+, levels ain't what they seem. Did I mention they group too. HAH, they aren't mad at all, they are cunning.

Lukhup, Monk of Errolisi Marr
RE: I hate madmen!
# Dec 06 2000 at 1:37 AM Rating: Default
better believe it!!! at 13 one conned blue. but it attacked me. so i look around and it is far away castin' on me. but it cons blue. no prob right? wrong. damn thing almost killed me when i hit a cripling blow (47). i **** my pants. it turned and ran. i only had 58 hp left.

13 warrior of rallos zek
Lanys Tv'l
# Aug 14 2000 at 11:47 PM Rating: Decent
Guards often don't attack things that would be considered friendly to their race. The GFay guards won't attack the elven bandits and the same with the pixies and faeries. Iksar guards won't attack Buryunai (sp?) either. There are probably much more that I haven't seen yet.
# Aug 10 2000 at 10:29 PM Rating: Decent
Brewer's dream!! more water please!!

Glachum McSlachum, Barbarian Warrior
Quellious server
# Aug 01 2000 at 6:48 PM Rating: Decent
My theory about why the guards dont attack the madman is because they are they are considered one of their own kind, human, crazy as they may be. Same goes for other types too i was in the greater Faydark when i was a newbie, got attacked by three bandits and like any sensible newbie would ran to the guards who in turn did squat to help, they just sat there and watched as i got thoroughly thrashed. Well thats my theory anyway
good huntin all.
# Jul 06 2000 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
Last night I encountered the Madman close to the newbie zone and the two guards there did nothing to help me or the other person who was attacked by the Madman. My character is human and the guards had previously killed anything that I was fighting that came too close to them. Does anyone know why they will run to attack anything else that comes near, but not this Madman?
# May 30 2000 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
If you know what you are dealing with, attack them. If you have no idea what a madman can do. Stay away. BTW Guards don't anything to help you. Run to a zone!!
Madmen suck
# May 02 2000 at 3:15 AM Rating: Decent
If your hunting in NRo or SRo (not sure about Oasis) make sure you pull these guys to a wall or an area where you are safe from attacks from other Madmen. One or two arent that bad, but I had 6 on me at once and we never moved, so I didnt train them. If your out in the middle of the desert youll have trouble getting your body because of them. They seem to know where weak PC's are
RE: Madmen suck
# Sep 02 2000 at 7:27 AM Rating: Good
Any creature that cons dubious to you or is the least bit aggressive will attack you if you're weak. I once barely killed a young kodiak in EC and was within a couple of hitpoints of being toast myself. While I was looting the corpse, a FIRE BEETLE of all things attacked and killed me. Damn, did I curse! Learned a lesson though ;)
# Aug 25 2000 at 12:31 PM Rating: Default
could a 10 druid kill these guy or not do they agro if you know please send me a tell on terris thule codmale 10th druid of tunare
have a camp
# Aug 25 2000 at 12:33 PM Rating: Default
do these guys have just one camp whats the loc of it aerodactyl 5th wizard of karana
RE: have a camp
# Nov 02 2000 at 11:59 AM Rating: Decent
No, they have no specific camp or spawn points. Anywhere on the sand, you can see them wandering around.
re: guards
# Apr 25 2000 at 8:52 AM Rating: Decent
I have never seen a guard fight a madman, they will just watch you die as the madman kicks the &#$@ out of you!
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