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Job: Qmark
Family Puks
Crystal: None
Weak to: Qmark
Notorious Monster

Ngu

Nguruvilu

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Abyssea - La Theine Qmark Qmark 1
??? HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

Notes:

  • Spawned by trading Winter Puk Egg to ??? at J-11
  • Uses Ill Wind - 10' AoE ~800 damage with no Shell/Baraero/MDT gear. Bypasses Shadows.
  • Uses all other standard Puk Moves.
  • Seems to favor Ill Wind to Wind Shear.
  • Hits decently geared 80 pld with phalanx on for 100~ each hit.
  • Upon defeat, may drop a Swiftshot Tonic.
  • Has en-doom after using Obfuscate.

Historical Background

The Nguruvilu "fox snake" is a creature found in the Mapuche mythology of Chile. The Nguruvilu originates from the native Mapuche people. It is a river-dwelling creature and looks much like a strange fox, with a long body, similar to a snake, and a long tail with fingernails that it uses like a claw; but it's a water-being. Nguruvilus live in and are the cause of dangerous whirlpools which kill people who try to cross rivers. The creatures make the water shallow on either ford, to encourage people to try to cross it making it seem safe. However, the only safe way of crossing a river with a Nguruvilu is by boat. The only way to get rid of a Nguruvilu is to get a machi "shaman" or a good kalku "sorcerer". The kalku is to be offered gifts in return for the service of Nguruvilu removal. The kalku (who may be male or female) wades through the river until he or she reaches the whirlpool and henceforth dives in. Afterwards she swims to the surface having captured the Nguruvilu in her arms with her powerful magical abilities. She then proceeded to threaten the creature with a sharp long knife or cuchilla (Spanish for knife) and threaten to mutilate the animal if it ever harms another person trying to cross the waterway. The Kalku then releases the Nguruvilu back into the water. It is important that this act is witnessed by everyone from the area. Then usually a great celebration is held and no one must fear crossing the waterway ever again. The whirlpool or whirlpools shrink and then disappear, and the fords become even shallower, making the crossing safe enough even for the frailest old woman or youngest child. It is believed the creature moves its business elsewhere, probably to torment the peoples downstream at the next popular river crossing.

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