Corses are the animated remains of an ancient royal line that was interred in the graveyards of Parradamo in the Attohwa Chasm. Unlike the typical mindless undead, corses have risen after thousands of years of torpor with clear intellect and purpose. They command other undead with lost magics of old and scheme to build up a nation of the dead.

bracelets and robes worn by the Corse can be picked off of their now twice-defeated bodies. These items can be desynthesized into precious metals and gemstones (in the case of the bracelets) or cloths and threads (in the case of the robes). Of even more interest are the Iolite that all corses carry. These blue jewels are only found on corses, and are an item of some desire by Bluffnix.

Family Information
Type: Undead
Common Behavior: A, H, HP
Weak against: Light Trans Light Fire Trans Fire Blunt+25% Exclamation
Strong against: Piercing Icon-50% Slashing-12.5% Dark Trans Dark-50%
Common Job(s): Black Mage
Traits: Magic Defense Boost (+25%)
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Eks

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Pankration
Danse Macabre: Single-target Charm CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck XEks
Silence Seal: AoE Silence CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark
Memento Mori: Magic Attack Boost CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Envoutement: Single-target damage, Chance of Curse CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Gala Macabre: AoE Charm, only used by some notorious monsters CheckCheck Qmark XEks XEks
Final Retribution: AoE damage and Stun, only used by corses who wield the dragon skull headed staff including Kumakatoks CheckCheck Qmark Qmark Qmark
Hadal Summons: AoE damage and Burn, only used by corses of the Kumakatok subfamily (purple robes and golden hat) Qmark Qmark Qmark Qmark
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Citipati Lottery Spawn from the Corse around (F-8) - (F-9) 67-70 Attohwa Chasm Druid's Slops
Xolotl Timed Spawn around (E-7) approximately every 21 hours at night 80-81 Attohwa Chasm Bandomusha Kote
Perseus's Harpe
Zoolater Hat
Elel Spawns around (J-8) possibly during Darkness weather at night Qmark Sacrarium Frenzy Sallet
Magical Mitts
Mictlantecuhtli Timed Spawn around (G-4). Unknown period between spawns. Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi Mictlantecuhtli's Habit
Serpentes Cuffs
Titlacauan Spawned by trading Blotched Doomed TongueKeyItem, Cracked Skeleton ClavicleKeyItem, Writhing Ghost FingerKeyItem and Rusted Hound CollarKeyItem to the ??? at (F-7) Qmark Abyssea - Attohwa Barbarus Bhuj
Virtus Crossbow
Muut Attohwa Chasm,Unity NM version spawned using 'Accolades
Escha - Zi'Tah version is lottery spawn from Eschan Corses.
125 Attohwa Chasm
Escha - Zi'Tah

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: Keremet

Battlefield NMs: Gwyn Ap Knudd (ENM), Soaring Kumakatok (Legion)

Campaign NMs: Raigegue R d'Oraguille

Other NMs: Andhrimnir (Einherjar - Wing II), Grave Digger (Limbus - SE Apollyon)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Corse 66-67 Attohwa Chasm
Arch Corse 75-81 Attohwa Chasm
Wiederganger Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi
Eschan Corse 70 - 78 Escha - Zitah

Historical Background


Corse is an archaic English word for "corpse". It is derived from the Latin word corpus.

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre is a Medieval European allegory about death affecting every person, be they peasant, feudal lord, clergyman, or king. The dance of death unites all humans across class strata. Danse Macabre was usually depicted in the form of a painting or engraving (occasionally in the form of a play), showing death in the form of a dancing skeleton leading a line of dancers to the grave, a line which included usually the skeletons of a king or emperor, a pope, a monk, a woman, and a child. The Danse Macabre originated after the Black Death swept through Europe, killing between one-quarter and one-third of the continent's entire population between 1347-1351 CE, when the people realized how easy it was to die and how death could claim anybody. It is also believed the recurrent famines of the 14th & 15th Centuries also contributed to the development of this allegory.

The usage of this concept for a charm spell is linked with its historic background. In the Danse Macabre, Death gains control of the dying, leading them in a dance procession to the afterlife.

Memento Mori

Memento Mori is a Medieval European concept descripting works of art that were intended to remind the viewers of their mortality. Memento Mori is a Latin phrase translated as "remember your mortality", "remember you will die", or "remember your death". These were one of the dominant themes found in Medieval Christian artwork. Medieval Christianity was focused on the afterlife and taught its faithful that the mortal life was fleeting, preparation for the afterlife, and one's actions and conduct in life would lead one to Heaven or Hell. The Church attempted to persuade people to spurn the luxuries of life (called vanities) and live a pious, simple life. The Memento Mori served the purpose of emphasizing how ephemeral and empty "earthly pleasures" are. The typical Memento Mori artwork had a skull in it and some form of vanity (a mirror, a flower), and occasionally an hourglass with sand (to emphasize the limited time). The Danse Macabre is also considered a Memento Mori.

Memento Moris actually date back to the Roman Empire, when during the victory parades (called triumphs) for Roman generals through the streets of Rome, it was coordinated by the parade organizers to have a slave standing behind the general reminding him that he is still a man (and thus subject to changes in the tides of fortune). However, the term Memento Mori was not used to refer to this practice. Memento Mori, before its use in Medieval Europe, had the connotation of live life to the fullest before death, not to contemplate mortality in a somber manner. The Medieval Memento Mori apparently originated from how Europeans viewed the genre of still lifes. Still Life, called Vanitas, in Medieval Europe, normally depicts simple objects, like flowers or a bowl of fruit, but artisans eventually began adding a motif of decay to it (skulls, rotting fruit, or dying flowers). From there, it evolved into the concept recognized as Memento Mori.


Envoutement refers to performing sympathetic magic (creating an image of something in the hopes of making it appear or performing some action on a similacrum in hopes of the real thing being faced with that same action). The most common depiction is of a person performing this magic manipulating a doll or an effigy of a person, putting needles in it or burning it, for example. Envoutement is French for invultuation. Invultuation is the more commonly used term for this concept than envoutement.

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