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There are 3 "migo" monsters in SLASH'EM: migo drone (a), migo warrior (a) and migo queen (a). The drones and warriors can be randomly generated, whereas the queens can only appear in migohives or from the summon insects spell. Unlike most a they are all able to pick up and use items such as scrolls, wands and potions.
A migo drone is the least dangerous of the migos. It does very little physical damage, although its sting is poisonous. It does appear in large groups, however, and thus may swarm the character. Still, it is not much of a threat even then, not being particularly fast or strong. Chatting with a tame or peaceful migo drone produces an unintentional YAFM: "The migo drone drones."
A migo warrior is the next step up from a migo drone. They can be somewhat annoying to get rid of, owing to their relatively low AC and relatively high amount of hit points. They are not a huge threat though, as they do comparatively little damage for their level and appear only in small groups. They are, however, tougher than most a, and so can impede your movement if many appear from summon insects. A migo drone will grow up into a migo warrior at level 10, but a migo warrior cannot grow up into a migo queen.
Migo queens are thankfully rarely seen, as they are not randomly generated and only appear in migohives. They have a sting which drains intelligence and causes amnesia in the manner of a mind flayer, as well as a bite which does a large amount of physical damage. One should make sure to watch out for them appearing via summon insects, as this can happen occasionally, especially with the large numbers of a that the priests on the Astral Plane or in Moloch's Sanctum will summon. When meeting these in hand-to-hand combat, a greased helmet is advised.
These strange beings are visitors from another realm. An
unusual symbiotic relationship exists between the intelligent
fungus and the insectoid form that comprises the bulk of its
body. They are said to have access to great magical powers.
Their queens have been known to steal human brains, taking
them back to distant Yuggoth.
Migo are also known as the Fungi from Yuggoth.
dNetHack has 4 migo monsters, all of which appear randomly in the dungeon (but do not venture into Gehennom). Migo queens and philosophers are both capable of amnesia attacks. Migo are considered Fungi in dNetHack, rather than insects.
Also known as the Fungi from Yuggoth, the Mi-go are parasitic
fungoid entities which inhabit pinkish, crustacean-like
creatures. These creatures are the size of a man, and their
bodies are composed of pyramided, fleshy rings. Where a head
would normally be sits a convoluted ellipsoid, which in turn
sprouts innumerable antennae: the true body of the
parasite pushing through the cracked shell of its host. The
hosts are about 5 feet (1.5 m) long, and their crustacean-
like bodies bear numerous sets of paired appendages. They
also possess a pair of membranous wings which are used to fly
through the thin aether of outer space.
Migo workers carry valuable gems and rocks. They are never generated with worthless glass.
The Mi-go hail from trans-Neptunian space, but come to Earth
to mine various rare substances not found in the environs of
far Yuggoth. Mi-go workers bore through the dark, stealing
the riches of the Earth from beneath the feet of its native
sons and daughters.
Migo soldiers are often generated carrying wands of lightning. These wands only contain a handful of charges, but can be of great use when combined with a means of charging. They are capable of wielding weapons.
The Mi-go ruthlessly defend their outposts against human
intrusion. Mi-go soldiers are armed with mist projectors
and bio-armor, and many also carry earthly weapons taken
from past victims. Additionally, one in four Mi-go soldiers
are equipped with the dreaded Mi-go Electric Gun.
Migo philosophers are quite deadly, as they are able to cast mage-type monster spells from range, and can drain large amounts of intelligence in melee.
Migo philosophers only appear as escorts for migo queens.
Mi-go Philosophers are masters of many branches of science
and magic. Mi-go Philosophers are mainly interested in the
inhabitants of earth as experimental subjects. In
particular, humanoid brains are held in high regard when it
comes to experimental fodder. Under normal circumstances a
Philosopher will take its time while removing a brain
-ensuring that the brain remains fully functional- but if it
believes that it's in danger of losing the subject completely
it can perform a partial deceribration in seconds. In
addition to their surgical tools and magical texts,
Philosophers carry improved mist projectors.
Migo queens are also quite deadly, able to cast priest-type monster spells from range, and can drain large amounts of intelligence in melee.
Migo queens are generated with large escorts of other migo types.
Mi-go Queens are powerful Philosophers who direct the efforts
of the Mi-go. In addition, they are the reproductive units
of the Mi-go race. They wear through host bodies at an
increadible rate, consuming the flesh and organs of their
host to support their numerous sporangia.
Migo come from the works of H.P. Lovecraft. The SLASH'EM encyclopedia entry is an excerpt from Lovecraft's work. The correct spelling is actually Mi-go.
Mi-go are an extraterrestrial species, an insectoid-fungoid symbiont the size of men. The fungus is the intelligent partner. They are pinkish, with multiple pairs of limbs and a pair of membranous wings that they use to fly through the aether of outer space, not air. Their head, where the fungus partner reside, looks like an ellipsoid with multiple antennas.
Yuggoth, mentioned in the encyclopedia, is a colony of the Mi-go on an undiscovered outer planet in our solar system.
Mi-go can remove the brain of a human and put it in a "brain cylinder", hence the amnesia attack in the game.