Some monsters are classified as gold lovers.
Gold lovers will catch gold thrown on them,  and have a 25% chance of becoming hostile thereby. Gold lovers may be generated with some gold depending on the level difficulty. They may seek you out if you are mimicking a gold piece.
List of gold lovers
The following monsters are gold lovers:
- all varieties of dwarf:
- both varieties of mind flayer:
- l leprechaun
- all orcs except orc zombies, goblins and hobgoblins:
- r rock mole
- all varieties of centaur:
- all varieties of D dragon, including baby dragons, D Ixoth, and the D Chromatic Dragon
- all varieties of ogre:
- @ Croesus
- @ player monsters representing Rogues
- @ Master of Thieves
- @ thug