Curse of the Azure Bonds monster information

Stu posted a dump of Curse of the Azure Bonds monster data from the Apple IIe disk set.

Not to be out done, I have dumped the same data but with more details… because I can.

Update: Oh god this table looks bad on my site

Game Area Id Name NPC Exp Hit Points AC Thac0 Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha Cleric Level Druid Level Fighter Level Paladin Level Ranger Level Magic-User Level Thief Level Monk Level Weapon Armor Damage Spells Affects
1 1 FIRE KNIFE 0 26 1 19 10 18 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 Long Sword Leather Armor 1d8
1 8 CROCODILE 0 16 5 16 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1d8
1 16 RED PLUME 0 35 3 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword Splint Mail 2d4+1
1 17 CULTIST 0 18 3 20 10 10 10 10 16 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Flail Ring Mail 1d6+1 Spiritual Hammer, Curse, Hold Person
1 32 ZHENTIL FIGHTER 0 35 4 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword Chain Mail 2d4+1
1 53 BLACK DRAGON 0 48 3 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 1d4 detect_invisibility, breath_acid
1 60 DRACOLICH 0 66 -6 7 25 18 10 10 10 10 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 3d8 affect_6e, affect_77, affect_7a, affect_7b, affect_87, affect_85, affect_80, affect_7e, affect_7d
1 80 DISPLACER BEAST 0 35 2 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2d4
1 81 HIPPOGRIFF 0 25 5 16 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1d6
1 82 ETTIN 0 70 3 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2d8
1 83 LIZARD MAN 0 15 4 16 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Short Sword 1d6
1 84 CENTAUR 0 28 4 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Long Bow 1d6
1 85 RUSTLE 53184 98 0 -3 18(100) 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 Two-Handed Sword +1 1d10+7
1 86 BUGBEAR 0 24 5 16 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Spear 1d6
1 87 WORG 0 44 6 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2d8
1 88 CYNTHIA 53184 40 2 -2 18(100) 10 10 18 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 1d2+6 Magic Missile (3), Stinking Cloud, Fireball, Lightning Bolt
1 89 FIGHTER 0 35 4 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword Chain Mail 2d4+1
1 90 GRENDEL 53184 60 0 0 18(100) 10 10 18 18 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Staff Sling +1 1d4+2
2 0 ROYAL GUARD 0 21 3 18 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 Long Sword Chain Mail 1d8
2 1 FIRE KNIFE 0 26 1 19 10 18 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 6 0 Long Sword Leather Armor 1d8
2 2 THIEF 0 24 4 19 10 17 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 Dagger Leather Armor 1d4
2 3 MAGE 0 12 8 20 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 Quarter Staff 1d6 Magic Missile (3), Stinking Cloud (2)
2 4 BAR PATRON 0 16 8 19 12 14 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Short Sword Leather Armor 1d6
2 5 FIGHTING DOG 0 12 6 16 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2d4
2 6 MONKEY 0 6 7 18 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Sling 1d4+1
2 7 TROLL 0 36 4 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1d4+4 affect_64, affect_65
2 8 CROCODILE 0 16 5 16 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1d8
2 9 OTYUGH 0 40 3 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1d4+1
2 10 NEO-OTYUGH 0 72 0 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2d6
2 11 KNIGHT 0 54 1 15 18(0) 15 18 14 10 18 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 Long Sword Plate 1d8+2
3 16 RED PLUME 0 40 3 13 17 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword Splint Mail 2d4+1
3 17 CULTIST 0 24 3 19 10 10 10 10 16 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Flail Ring Mail +1 1d6+1 Spiritual Hammer, Curse, Hold Person
3 18 LOOTER 0 20 4 19 10 17 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 Short Sword Leather Armor 1d6
3 19 ZHENTRIM CLERIC 0 48 1 17 10 10 10 10 17 10 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mace +1 Splint Mail +2 1d6+2 Sticks to Snakes, Hold Person (4), Prayer, Cause Disease (2) detect_invisibility, resist_fire
3 20 ZHENTRIM FGHTR 0 58 2 9 18(76) 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword +1 Banded Mail +1 2d4+5
3 21 ZHENTRIM MAGE 0 25 4 19 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 Dagger 1d4 Magic Missile (4), Stinking Cloud (2), Lightning Bolt, Blink, Lightning Bolt, Fear, Fire Shield minor_globe_of_invulnerability, detect_invisibility, prot_from_normal_missiles
3 22 ALIAS 51797 48 -1 15 17 17 17 17 17 17 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 Long Sword Plate Mail 1d8+1 affect_51, affect_7d, affect_8a
3 23 DRAGONBAIT 925 50 3 16 15 13 17 14 16 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 Two-Handed Sword Plate Mail 1d10 affect_51, affect_7d, affect_8a, prot_from_evil_10_radius
3 24 MOGION 0 60 -5 11 10 10 10 10 18 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mace +2 Plate Mail +3 1d6+4 Hold Person (4), Slay Living (2), Poison (2), Bestow Curse resist_cold
3 25 SHAMBLING MOUND 0 65 0 10 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 2d8 affect_70, affect_54, affect_52, affect_51, affect_39
3 26 BIT O’ MOANDER 0 140 0 7 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 2d8 affect_70, affect_54, affect_52, affect_51, affect_39
3 27 SM VEGEPYGMY 0 15 4 16 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1d6 affect_87, affect_55, affect_6d, affect_6c
3 28 LG VEGEPYGMY 0 30 4 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1d6 affect_87, affect_55, affect_6d, affect_6c
3 30 GIANT SLUG 0 60 8 9 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 1d12 spit_acid
4 9 OTYUGH 0 40 3 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1d4+1
4 32 ZHENTIL FIGHTER 0 40 3 12 18(1) 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword +1 Chain Mail +1 2d4+4
4 33 ZHENTIL MAGE 0 19 4 18 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 Dagger +1 1d4+1 Fire Shield, Magic Missile (3), Stinking Cloud (2), Blink, Haste, Charm Person
4 34 ZHENTIL CLERIC 0 40 1 17 10 10 10 10 17 10 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mace +1 Chain Mail +1 1d6+2 Curse, Spiritual Hammer, Hold Person, Prayer, Dispel Magic, Bestow Curse
4 35 OGRE 0 21 5 15 18(0) 10 10 6 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1d10
4 37 GRIFFON 0 42 3 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1d4
4 38 MANTICORE 0 33 4 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 Spines 1d6
4 39 HOODED MEDUSA 0 42 0 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1d10 affect_40, affect_7f, affect_53
4 40 BEHOLDER 0 75 0 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2d4 affect_81, affect_57
4 41 MINOTAUR 0 33 1 10 18(91) 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 Battle Axe +1 Plate Mail +1 1d8+6
4 43 DARK ELF LORD 0 108 -7 5 16 19 18 10 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 Drow Long Sword +5 Drow Chain Mail 1d8+6 detect_invisibility, haste, affect_69, affect_6b
4 67 RAKSHASA 0 35 -4 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 1d3 Lightning Bolt (3), Stinking Cloud (2), Charm Person (2) detect_invisibility, affect_82, affect_81, affect_3c
4 72 HIGH PRIEST 0 60 0 13 10 10 10 10 18 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Flail +1 Plate Mail +2 1d6+2 Slay Living (2), Sticks to Snakes, Poison, Bestow Curse, Prayer, Poison, Cause Disease, Cause Blindness, Hold Person (3) protection_from_good, resist_cold
5 48 DARK ELF LORD 0 108 -7 2 20 19 18 10 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 Drow Long Sword +5 Plate Mail +3 1d8+13 detect_invisibility, haste, affect_69, affect_6b
5 49 DK ELF FIGHTER 0 38 0 13 16 15 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Drow Long Sword +3 Drow Chain Mail 1d8+4 affect_69, affect_6b
5 50 DARK ELF MAGE 0 20 1 13 16 15 15 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 6 0 0 Drow Long Sword +3 Drow Chain Mail 1d8+3 Magic Missile, Stinking Cloud (2), Lightning Bolt (2) affect_69, affect_6b
5 51 DARK ELF CLERIC 0 42 0 12 17 15 15 10 17 10 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Drow Mace +3 Drow Chain Mail 1d6+5 Resist Fire, Hold Person, Bestow Curse, Cause Blindness affect_69, affect_6b
5 52 EFREETI 0 55 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 3d8 affect_71
5 53 BLACK DRAGON 0 48 3 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 1d4 detect_invisibility, breath_acid
5 54 WYVERN 0 42 3 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 2d8 affect_40
5 55 OWL BEAR 0 27 5 15 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1d6 affect_60
5 56 ANHKHEG 0 40 2 12 10 10 10 3 10 10 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 3d6 affect_50, affect_79
5 57 SALAMANDER 0 42 3 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 2d6 affect_67, affect_77, affect_70, affect_6d, affect_6c
5 58 DRACANDROS 0 32 -1 14 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 Quarter Staff +2 1d6+2 Feeblemind, Cone of Cold (2), Ice Storm, Fire Shield, Fumble, Lightning Bolt (4), Magic Missile (3), Stinking Cloud (2) prot_from_normal_missiles, affect_8a, detect_invisibility, minor_globe_of_invulnerability
5 59 AKABAR BEL AKAS 21915 15 10 20 11 12 13 15 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 Quarter Staff 1d6 Magic Missile (4), Stinking Cloud (2), Fireball
5 60 DRACOLICH 0 66 -6 7 25 18 10 10 10 10 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 3d8 affect_6e, affect_77, affect_7a, affect_7b, affect_87, affect_85, affect_80, affect_7e, affect_7d
6 64 THRI-KREEN 0 33 5 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 1d4 affect_68, affect_43
6 65 PHASE SPIDER 0 35 7 13 10 10 10 3 10 10 255 0 255 255 255 255 255 0 0d0 affect_46, blink
6 66 GIANT SPIDER 0 24 4 15 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0d0 affect_40
6 67 RAKSHASA 0 35 -4 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 1d3 Lightning Bolt (3), Stinking Cloud (2), Charm Person (2) detect_invisibility, affect_82, affect_81, affect_3c
6 68 HELL HOUND 0 35 4 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 2d4 detect_invisibility, cast_breath_fire
6 69 MARGOYLE 0 30 2 13 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1d6 affect_77
6 70 PRIEST OF BANE 0 48 3 16 10 10 10 10 18 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mace Splint Mail 1d6+1 Sticks to Snakes, Poison, Bestow Curse, Cause Disease, Cause Blindness, Hold Person (3)
6 71 TYRANTHRAXUS 0 100 -5 1 10 21 10 10 10 10 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 7d6 detect_invisibility, affect_70, affect_4f, affect_6a, cast_throw_lightening, affect_87
6 72 HIGH PRIEST 0 60 0 13 10 10 10 10 18 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Flail +1 Plate Mail +2 1d6+2 Slay Living (2), Sticks to Snakes, Poison, Bestow Curse, Prayer, Poison, Cause Disease, Cause Blindness, Hold Person (3) protection_from_good, resist_cold
6 73 RAKSHASA 0 35 -4 7 10 10 10 10 10 10 7 0 7 0 0 7 0 0 Long Bow +3 1d6+6 Lightning Bolt (3), Haste, Stinking Cloud (2), Charm Person (2) detect_invisibility, affect_82, affect_81, affect_3c
6 89 FIGHTER 0 35 4 16 16 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 Broad Sword Chain Mail 2d4+1

Now I just need to alter my port, so I can start having a round robin Vs. battle between all the monsters to rank them. This will help with improving the AI (if you can call it that), which currently does some silly things.

9 thoughts on “Curse of the Azure Bonds monster information”

  1. That’s a fantastic chart! Figuring out those special effects that the monsters have looks to be an interesting deductive logic puzzle :)

  2. Nice data mate. Makes for a very interesting reading!

    Should be able to start cross referencing the unknown affects and things.. Nobody but trolls have the affects it has so one of them must be regen… and wyverns + medusae share affects so the 40 cant be stoning..

    argh.. confusing…

  3. This is awesome information! Saves me from having to figure it out from testing. But I was wondering, was there other monster data that wasn’t posted?

    For example:
    there should be something that toggles whether to use the first set or second set for weapon damage (i.e. whether a two-handed sword does 1d10 or 3d6)
    since some 1×1 icon monsters, such as the beholder and the giant spider, will still count as a large monster.
    Also, rangers get the +1 per level bonus against certain monsters like the troll and the ogre (and presumably the bugbear and ettin, although I haven’t tested them yet), but I don’t know what’s the complete list
    and I haven’t found any monsters against which dwarves/gnomes get the “man-sized giant-class” bonus mentioned in the manual

  4. There’s heaps of data, I just posted the things I though were the most interesting or I completely understood.

    The weapon selection is done in code, based on lots of stuff.
    The monster size is known, and defines if it’s 1×1, 2×1, 1×2 or 2×2
    Rangers bonus is an affect added at player creation, but no monsters are rangers, so they don’t have this affect.

  5. Oh I meant how does the game know for which monsters should you do normal damage (i.e. 1d10 for the two-handed sword) to, versus larger-than-man-size damage (i.e. 3d6). It doesn’t seem to strictly be based on the icon size, since you do the latter type of damage against beholders and giant spiders and possibly others that are 1×1. Similarly, rangers deal extra damage to certain monsters like trolls and ogres; same with the flame tongue, dragon slayer, and frost brand swords. I imagine the game would have some sort of flag or affect for that.

    Currently, I’ve just been slowly going through the game and testing the monsters one by one for those things. Naturally, it’s pretty slow going, so having those affects would come in handy for figuring them out.

  6. Yes there are byte codes used for this, I however have not completely figured them out.

    How are you testing the game?

  7. Literally by save-loading and fighting battles and recording the damage that I do. Based on the minimum and the maximum values that I see over lots of trials (basically until I see the full range of values), I can figure out if there’s bonuses. For example, against the hell hound, with a dwarf fighter/mage/thief with strength 18(99), the long sword +1 flame tongue does 7 to 18 damage, +2 dragon slayer does 8 to 19 damage, and +3 frost brand does 12 to 23 damage. Therefore, since str 18(99) gives 5 damage bonus, and the range (spread) of the long sword is 8 (1d8) vs regular targets, and 12 (1d12) vs large targets, I can conclude that it’s using the “large” damage set (i.e. the monster has a “large” flag) and that the hell hound takes an extra 3 damage from the frost brand.

    From this, I’ve figured out stuff like that rakshasas take half damage from weapons that are +2 or less, and that the dragon slayer (apparently) does 3*(1d11) + 4 damage against dragons, although it might be 3*(2d6) + 1 damage instead (both will give the same values for damage).

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