Troll mummy

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A troll mummy, M, is a type of monster that appears in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM and Hack'EM. It is a mummified undead troll that is capable of resurrecting from its corpse after being killed much like normal trolls - however, it lacks their enhanced regeneration and ability to hit as an enchanted weapon with their melee attack, and also does not possess the infravision and ability to follow you that other mummies have.

Oddly, in SLASH'EM and SlashTHEM, the troll mummy possesses the giant monster attribute, and possesses somewhat similar stats and qualities to the giant mummy. In Hack'EM, it instead has the troll monster attribute, and is also given regeneration and the ability to follow you to other levels.

A troll mummy has two claw attacks - in Hack'EM, the first claw attack can inflict withering.


Randomly generated troll mummies are always hostile.

Troll mummies have a 67 chance of being generated with a mummy wrapping.[1]

Troll mummies may appear among the mummies that are part of the first quest monster class for Undead Slayers and make up 24175 of the monsters that are randomly generated on the Undead Slayer quest.

A troll mummy leaves an aged troll corpse behind upon death.[2][3]


While not as damaging a threat as most normal trolls, troll mummies can be quite annoying due to their higher 14 speed and ability to resurrect. The corpse a troll mummy leaves behind will generate too old for pets other than a ghoul or ghast to eat, and its huge size also prevents it from being swallowed whole by a digestion attack.

In turn, disposing of the corpse by eating it yourself becomes much less difficult, especially if you have a reliable means of curing sickness - a tainted corpse will also instantly disappear upon eating. If using a unicorn horn, be sure to have it blessed and enchanted - while even a +0 unicorn horn is likely to cure the food poisoning in time, keeping your unicorn horn enchanted significantly minimizes risk, especially if other monsters are nearby. As with other trolls you can also apply a tinning kit to the corpse, lock it in a nearby container, or else dispose of it through various other means (including dipping it into a forge in Hack'EM).

Encyclopedia entry

But for an account of the manner in which the body was
bandaged, and a list of the unguents and other materials
employed in the process, and the words of power which were
spoken as each bandage was laid in its place, we must have
recourse to a very interesting papyrus which has been edited
and translated by M. Maspero under the title of Le Rituel de
l'Embaumement. ...
Everything that could be done to preserve the body was now
done, and every member of it was, by means of the words of
power which changed perishable substances into imperishable,
protected to all eternity; when the final covering of purple
or white linen had been fastened upon it, the body was ready
for the tomb.

[ Egyptian Magic, by E.A. Wallis Budge ]