Frost salamander

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The frost salamander, :, is a monster that appears in EvilHack. It is an icy counterpart to the standard salamander, and only resides in cold areas; like salamanders, they can wear all armor except boots and wield weapons.

Eating a frost salamander's corpse conveys a high percentage of cold resistance.


Frost salamanders are only randomly generated in the Ice Queen's Realm.


While frost salamanders are incapable of drowning you like their fiery cousins, their strong attacks and cold damage can prove perilous for the unprepared. A simple approach to disposing of frost salamanders is drowning them by melting the ice from underneath them - most fire sources, such as a fire horn, wand of fire, or even a scroll of fire (preferably blessed) are acceptable.

Encyclopedia entry

For hundreds of years, many people believed that salamanders
were magical. In England in the Middle Ages, people thought
that fire created salamanders. When they set fire to damp
logs, dozens of the slimy creatures scurried out. The word
salamander, in fact, comes from a Greek word meaning "fire
[ Salamanders, by Cherie Winner ]

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