7-Foot Dwarf (Moiling)

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7-Foot Dwarf
Monster ID 97
Locations Itznotyerzitz Mine
Hit Points 40
Attack 53
Defense 53
No-Hit 63
Initiative 70
Meat 32-48
Phylum humanoid
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts Indeterminate
7-Foot Dwarven mattock, miner's helmet, miner's pants
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7-Foot Dwarf You're fighting a 7-Foot Dwarf

There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the dwarves who moil for meat.

And what "moil" means, no one can glean, save this Dwarf of 7 feet.

Hit Message(s):

He moils you in the <head>. Yikes! Eek! Argh!

He accidentally lodges his pick in your <calf>. Oops! Ugh! Ugh!

He headbutts you with his mining helmet. Trust me, it hurts you more than it hurts him. Oof! Ugh! Oof! Eek! Ooh!

He smacks you with the handle end of his pick. It's almost more pain than anyone can handle, even if you're the Messiah. Eek! Eek! Ugh! Oof! Oof!

Critical Hit Message:

With a hearty "Hi hoooo!", he swings his pick and knocks a stalactite loose from the ceiling. It rumbles to the floor, unfortunately passing through your body in the process. Ugh! Ow! Eek! Ooh!

Miss Message(s):

He tries to moil you, but you're unmoilable.

He tries to pick you apart, but you resist.

He tries to headbutt you with his mining helmet, but with his head lowered he can't see you and runs into a wall.

He tries to smack you with the handle of his pick, but you can handle dodging.

Fumble Message:

He roars a heart, "Hi ho!" and nocks a stalagmite loose from the ceiling. You laugh and remind the dwarf that stalagmites are the ones on the floor, and stalactites are the ones on the ceiling. He's so embarrassed he can't pick on you for a while. (FUMBLE!)

After Combat

Meat.gifYou gain 34-48 Meat
Mattock.gifYou acquire an item: 7-Foot Dwarven mattock (3.6% chance)*
Minerhat.gifYou acquire an item: miner's helmet (2.9% chance)*
Whitepants.gifYou acquire an item: miner's pants (? chance)*
You gain 13-14 <substat>.

Occurred at Itznotyerzitz Mine.



  • "There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the dwarves who moil for meat" comes from "The Cremation of Sam McGee", a poem by Robert W. Service about miners during the Yukon Gold Rush. The opening line of the poem is "There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold." The second line of the dwarf description has the same meter and rhyme scheme as the original poem.
  • One of the hit messages is a reference to Handel's Messiah, an oratorio composed in 1741.