Golden Lion

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Felines
Threat level 5
Golden Lion
Unknown creature.png
Basic statistics
Disposition Hostile
Armor Class A4
Pain Sensitivity 40%
Max Blood 43
Agility +0
Limb groups
HEAD Head - 21 HP
BODY Body - 150 HP
LIMB 4 legs - 43 HP
1 tail - 43 HP
EXTREMITY N/A
WEAK POINTS 2 eyes (Head)
Secondary statistics
Skeleton type Sturdy bones.png
Can use Weapons/LBE? No box.png
Can use Clothing and armor? No box.png

The Golden Lion (the uncapitalized form golden lion is also acceptable) is a creature belonging to the Felines category.


Attacks and techniques

This creature has two attacks: AP bite and AP claws.

AP bite

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 2 9 +0 33% 30% 45% 36% 28% 14% 3%
  • AP stands for armor-piercing. This attack is more efficient against armored ACs than against unarmored ACs to reflect an armor-piercing effect.

AP claws

Damage type Range MAPT IS LDV Pain (C1) Pain (C2) Pain (A1) Pain (A2) Pain (A3) Pain (A4) Pain (A5)
Sharp Melee 4 5 +0 28% 25% 38% 31% 24% 12% 2%
  • AP stands for armor-piercing. This attack is more efficient against armored ACs than against unarmored ACs to reflect an armor-piercing effect.


Overview

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Though not strictly necessary for playing the game, you are encouraged to read this section if you wish to have a better understanding of the game's universe.

Golden Lions are creatures of legend, renowned for their naturally shimmering golden fur. Males possess large, prominent manes, while females lack them. Both words in this creature's name are always capitalized.

The Golden Lion's two most important traits are its legendary resistance to damage, and its unique black-colored skeleton, most easily seen when the creature bares its fangs and claws.

These creatures' resistance to damage is explained by the structure of their skin and flesh. The skin is protected by a thick layer of woven fibers, similar to the ballistic fiber employed in body armor. Underneath this layer are hard keratin scales, similar to that of a splintercat, but completely concealed under the skin and therefore, not normally visible on a live animal.

The creature's unique black bones also possess special traits, one of which is extreme toughness and resistance to impact, the other being the uncanny sharpness of the creature's teeth and claws, which appear designed to defeat ballistic weave and capable of scratching hard armor. Most curiously, analysis of these bones to determine their composition did not reveal anything out of place other than black coloration. In theory, there shouldn't be a reason why the Golden Lion's bites and claws appear uniquely designed to defeat armor and hard targets, which has led to the theory that these abilities may be magical in nature.

It is not difficult to mistake these creatures for one of the other felines; of all felines in the Mazes, Golden Lions are by far the biggest and heaviest, at 3 feet 3 inches of average height, an average body length of about 6 feet, and an average weight of 530 pounds.

Never underestimate these creatures! As most adventurers prepared for a fight will be (sensibly) bringing armor, this makes the threat of a Golden Lion particularly pernicious. As explained above, the teeth and claws are uncannily adapted to defeat armor, making armor a liability against these creatures. As such, if you are facing one of these creatures, it is recommended to spare no expense (or ammunition) and destroy them as soon as possible, preferably before they can lay a paw on you.