Asphodel, Earl of Omonporch

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Asphodel, Earl of Omonporch
Earl asphodel.png
Level:
30
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ST:
16
Strength: 16
AG:
28
Agility: 28
QN:
100
Quickness: 100
TO:
20
Toughness: 20
WI:
33
Willpower: 33
MS:
100
Movespeed: 100
IN:
28
Intelligence: 28
EG:
36
Ego: 36
MA:
12
Mental Armor: 12
toggle detailed stats
ST:
16
Strength: 16
AG:
28
Agility: 28
QN:
100
Quickness: 100
TO:
20
Toughness: 20
WI:
33
Willpower: 33
MS:
100
Movespeed: 100
IN:
28
Intelligence: 28
EG:
36
Ego: 36
MA:
12
Mental Armor: 12
Acid
Res:
0
Elec
Res:
90
Cold
Res:
0
Heat
Res:
0
Character

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Asphodel

Faction

Consortium of Phyta (Loved100 Reputation)
flowers (Liked99 Reputation)

Demeanor

neutral

Pronouns

xe/xem/xyr

Inventory
Inventory
Skills
Skills
Experience?The XP granted when killed. Click
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a level-based breakdown.

750 XP

XP Tier

6

Role

NPC


Extra info:
  • This creature is unique
  • Can perform the Water Ritual, and teaches their main faction's skill
  • Weighs 200 lbs
  • Damaged normally by defoliant

Limbs* (Flower): * Excludes limbs granted via mutations
Asphodel, Earl of Omonporch

Possessed of the enterprising spirit that stirred in Hegelrut ages ago, Asphodel (called the Lovely) recently flitted toward the Spindle with xyr asphodelytes in tow and crowned xemself Earl of Omonporch. There xe reposes in the musa grove, under the Great Shade, unfurling xyr petals into perfect contours and holding court.

Perfect

Asphodel, Earl of Omonporch is a legendary sapient mutated plant member of the Consortium of Phyta and flowers factions. Xe is the self-proclaimed "Earl" of Omonporch.pngOmonporch, and resides there, in the Arcade to the Twin Gates.[1]

Character

Asphodel is a sentient mutated flower, presumably a kind of asphodel given xyr name. They are the Earl of Omonporch; not by appointment or inheritance, but, by xyr own account, because xe "proclaimed it so" and "there was no Earl to tell [xem] otherwise". According to Yurl.pngYurl, xe was able to do this due to "some precedent of law established in Abram's time", though xe wasn't the first Consortium member to have this idea.

Asphodel appears to be generally disliked throughout Qud, particularly by the Barathrumites. Aloysius.pngAloysius refers to Asphodel as a "self-important churl"; Mafeo.pngMafeo refers to xem as "the so-called Earl" and claims he is "loath to recognize nobility to begin with"; Dardi.pngDardi says he has "little to say about self-appointed nobility" and believes that the Barathrumites should "simply appease Asphodel and leave xem to xyr fantasies"; and Otho.pngOtho refers to xem as a "troublesome merchant" and encourages the player to "dispose" of xem if they are not able to successfully negotiate for the Spindle.

Even the Consortium of Phyta seems to have a distaste for the Earl; Yurl refers to Asphodel as a "socialite" and a "scoundrel" and says of xem: "You can hate xym -- and I do -- but you have to admire xym (I don't)." Additionally, Yurl claims that Asphodel would feel pressured to agree to the player's terms if they were loved by the Consortium, as "xe has enough enemies among phyta", and tells the player to "sharpen [their] shears" if negotiation falls through (they then wink with one of their leaves somehow).

Quest

Asphodel is central to the The Earl of Omonporch quest. The player is required to travel to Omonporch and lease control of the Spindle from Asphodel, which can be accomplished by convening a council, or by killing Asphodel. The player can also lease control of the Spindle if they have at least 600 reputation with the Consortium of Phyta.

Combat

Asphodel beings neutral to the player but will become hostile if the player attacks xem or any Consortium of Phyta members within view of xem. Xe will also become hostile if the player's reputation with the Consortium of Phyta falls low enough.

Asphodelytes

Asphodel will always be accompanied by 12 Asphodelyte.pngasphodelytes, who will be followers to xem.[2][3][4] These asphodelytes will fight alongside Asphodel and each other if any of them are made hostile. Like Asphodel, asphodelytes are sapient mutated plants belonging to the Consortium of Phyta and flowers factions. Unlike Asphodel, however, they possess Electrical Generation at mutation level 7 and Teleportation at mutation level 10. Their electric resistance is 100, making them completely immune to electric damage. Asphodelytes come with no equipment or weaponry, and will simply attack in melee with their "manipulators", which are equivalent to their fists.[5]

Equipment

Asphodel only comes with one piece of equipment, a Clay pot.pngclay pot, which will grant xem an AV bonus of ♦2. Xe possesses no weaponry, and will simply attack in melee with xyr manipulators, which are equivalent to xyr fists.[2]

Skills

Asphodel possesses only one skill, Berate, which allows xem to inflict shamed on xyr targets.[2]

Properties

Asphodel will never spawn hated by insects or trees.[2]

Water Ritual

If the player performs the water ritual with Asphodel and has sufficient reputation with the Consortium of Phyta, xe can teach them the Snake Oiler skill. The player can also trade secrets with xem, or recruit xem as a companion, in this way. Finally, the player is able to buy xyr most valuable item for reputation through the water ritual; however, this will usually be xyr clay pot, as it is the only item xe will usually possess.

Notably, Asphodel is able to reveal to the player the location of the Oddlyhued glowpad.pngoddly-hued glowpad as a secret.[6].

While Asphodel is part of the flowers faction, xe is not able to teach you their water ritual skill of Persuasion.

Conversations

Subpage: Asphodel, Earl of Omonporch/Conversations

Tips

This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.
  • While Asphodel xemself has unremarkable attack options, the many asphodelytes xe appears with all have high-level electrical generation, making it extremely dangerous to attack xem.
  • With a source of defoliant, or powerful explosives, and Domination, the Goat.pnggoats in Ezra World Map Icon.pngEzra can be used to soften up Asphodel and his followers.

Trivia

Caution: This section contains unverified speculation and should not be considered canonical.
  • Asphodels are perennial flowering plants of the genus Asphodelus. In Greek mythology, they are commonly associated with death and the underworld; Asphodel's presence outside the Tomb of the Eaters.pngTomb of the Eaters may be a reference to this.

References

This information is reliable as of patch 2.0.201.88.
  1. OmonporchArcade.rpm
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Asphodel
  3. PopulationTables.xml, population name AsphodelFollowers
  4. XRL.World.Parts.Leader
  5. ObjectBlueprints.xml, object name Asphodelyte
  6. Factions.xml, faction name Consortium