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Vana'diel Bestiary: Calchas  

Family:Scorpion
Found in:Western Altepa Desert
Job:Warrior
Level:0
Flags:
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Earth
  • Weak against Ice
  • Weak against Light
  • Strong against Darkness
  • Strong against Water
Drops:
Updated: Sun May 1 18:37:46 2011

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General Information

    • Calchas will always spawn in the (F-9) area of the zone.

  • Immune to Bind, Gravity, and Sleep. Susceptible to Stun, Slow, and Paralysis.

  • Has an innate Triple Attack effect.

Calchas's Special Attacks

  • Venom Storm - AoE Poison effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

Historical Information

In Greek mythology, Calchas (possibly meaning "bronze-man"), son of Thestor, was an Argive seer, with a gift for interpreting the flight of birds that he received of Apollo: "as an augur, Calchas had no rival in the camp".

It was he who prophesied that in order to gain a favourable wind to deploy the Greek ships mustered in Aulis on their way to Troy, Agamemnon would need to sacrifice his daughter, Iphigeneia, to appease Artemis, whom Agamemnon had offended; the episode was related at length in the forest Cypria, of the Epic Cycle.

In the Iliad, Calchas tells the Greeks that the captive Chryseis must be returned to her father Chryses in order to get Apollo to stop the plague he has sent as a punishment: this triggered the quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon, the main theme of the Iliad.

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