Angelic being

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The angelic beings are a class of NetHack monster represented by the overall glyph A.

All angelic beings ignore Elbereth and sanctuary.

Angelic beings capable of using weapons (the Aleax, angel and Archon) are created with blessed erodeproof long swords and non-cursed erodeproof large shields;[1] for the Aleax and angel. there is a 1/20 chance that the sword will be converted into either Demonbane or Sunsword (if it doesn't exist yet) and a 1/4 chance of the shield becoming a shield of reflection; for Archons, both chances are 100%.


In SLASH'EM, five new Angelic beings were added:

The devas follow the same rules as Angelic beings capable of using weapons. Planetars and Solars are basically much stronger versions of Archons, and are also guaranteed shields of reflection and either Demonbane or Sunsword if it does not exist. Additionally, all of the higher angelic beings in SLASH'EM inherently resist death magic, even without a source of magic resistance or reflection.

Encyclopedia entry

He answered and said unto them, he that soweth the good seed
is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed
are the children of the kingdom; but the weeds are the
children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the
devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers
are the angels. As therefore the weeds are gathered and
burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
[...] So shall it be at the end of the world; the angels
shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
and shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be
wailing and gnashing of teeth.

[ The Gospel According to Matthew, 13:37-42, 49-50 ]


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