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Liscor (in Prison)

First Appearance

Chapter 1.02 R

Calruz is a Minotaur the former leader of the Silver-ranked adventurer group, the Horns of Hammerad, and the mentor/inspiration of Liscor's 6th Battalion, The Beriad of the Free Antinium.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

He is estimated to be about six foot seven, without even counting the horns,[1] making him fairly tall for a Minotaur[2] and weights 300 pounds.[3]

Calruz's body can be rather expressive. His long tufted ears go still when he is surprised [4] and his blue eyes might turn red with blood once he gets enraged.[1]

Only his left arm remains, having lost the other arm, the dominant one, during the fight against Skinner.[5] He has short, dark brown fur, and, after he spent months in Liscor's dungeon, yellow teeth.[6]

He has humanoid, five-toed feet.[7]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Calruz is a very straightforward person. He speaks what is on his mind, whether it is tactful or not in that situation. He is guided by his own principles of honor in all aspects of his life.

Also, Calruz was an adventurer in the core of his personality, who would never quit adventuring.[8]

Background[edit | edit source]

Calruz left the House of Minos nine years ago (eight at start of TWI) as a member of the Beriad.[7] He founded the Horns of Hammerad and recruited all of its members. He was also responsible for their combat motto: Death before Dishonor.

Chronology[edit | edit source]

His group successfully raided the Ruins of Albez and fought a Lich. He was very thankfully towards Ryoka Griffin who had assisted them by delivering potions. So much so, that his group went to Liscor to get Ryoka cured from her leg injury.[9] He then assembled several teams of silver-ranked adventurer captains like himself, and urged them to a joint expeditions in the Ruins of Liscor.

Before that mission though, he was challenged by Ryoka to a duel, where she insulted him. He only realized then that she had no levels. While he was disappointed and dismissive of her then,[10] he still admired her bravado and considered her a warrior in spirit. When Calruz taught Erin some basic fighting skills, he was still thinking about Ryoka and how he would make her accept leveling.[3]

After Skinner's Attack on Liscor, it was presumed that Calruz was dead. However, Olesm realized that his bones were never discovered by the Watch after the attack concluded. During an excursion with Pisces, the two realized that there was the possibility that Calruz escaped through the 5th hidden entrance into Liscor's Dungeon.[11]

It is later revealed that Calruz did survive the fall into the dungeon. However, he appears to have gone mentally insane, either as a result of being in the dungeon, drinking the dungeon's water, or simply by suffering excruciating loss. As a result, he is captured by the Raskghar in the dungeon and then breaks out of his cage, killing the former Chieftain in his sleep becoming their Chieftain[12]. He is the primary antagonist during the events of the Raskghar Attack on Liscor, eventually being defeated and captured.

He has since been held in the strongest cell in Liscor's prison.

In 8.20, it was shown that Calruz has been allowed free time to train Liscor's watch, however he still returns to his cell when the training sessions are over.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Classes/Levels:[edit | edit source]

  • [Fighter] Lv. ? (Presumably Level 35+ and class might have advanced)
  • [Honorbound Prisoner] Lv. ?
    • Derived from [Prisoner]
  • [Pet Owner] Lv. 11[13]

Skills:[edit | edit source]

  • [Efficient Metabolism]
  • [Gore Splash]
  • [Hammer Blow]
  • [He Left Pride in His Wake]
  • [Recall Guilt]
  • [Peaceful Rest]
  • [Pet: Best Quality, Refined]
  • [Steelbound Hide]
    • Advanced from [Thick Skin]
  • [Thunder Hammer’s Blow]
  • [Whirlwind Cleave]
  • ??? - Makes the target he looks at feel fear and the overwhelming urge to obey him.[14]

Original Skills:[edit | edit source]

  • [Death Before Dishonor]

(For Leveling History see Here)

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Current Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Axe
  • Barbells

Previous Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Steel battleaxe
  • Enchanted Axe. It was made of some kind of false gold metal, with a bright green edge.
    • Once the enchantment is activated, the green head on the golden metal shines bright, and the edge grows, turning transparent, until it is three times larger than the axe's head.[14]

Pets[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When Calruz was still around Level 20 he could have already joined a Gold-rank team, as the strength that comes from being a Minotaur would have compensated for his relatively low level. He refused to advance, however. Calruz enjoys being in command, but he would've been to weak by Gold-standards to keep being in that position.[16]
  • After meeting Erin, he was dismayed by her lack of fighting skills. He teaches her how to fight, resulting in her unlocking the skill [Power Strike].[17] [Power Strike] upgraded further to [Minotaur Punch] when Erin was defending Calruz's fighting lessons.[18]

References[edit | edit source]