Flans are one of the few varieties of natural wildlife left on Mount Zhayolm. Although their bodies are pliable and gelatinous, flans also possess large, sharp eyes used in searching out prey, and a flexible mouth filled with fangs. Despite their outward appearance, flans are also known for being highly intelligent, and reports of flan using extraordinarily powerful magic are not uncommon. However, they are unskilled in suppressing their emotions, and a flan's mood tends to have an enormous effect on its actions. Flans live in groups that seem to be connected in some inexplicable manner... or so it is said, but not much is currently known due to the dangers of researching such formidable creatures.

Flan can take on a number of appearances, or "modes" - namely, a "spiky" mode and a "scrunched" mode. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the flan will take more magical damage and less physical damage when in spiky mode.

Family Information
Type: Amorphs
Subfamilies: Gold Flan, Alabaster Flan
Common Behavior: A, S, JA
Common Job(s): Black Mage
Traits: Elemental Magic Damage Taken +25%
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Check
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea Pankration
Boiling Point: Cone Attack Magic Defense Down CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck Qmark
Amorphic Spikes: Single-target, 5 hit attack CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck
Amplification: Raises Magic Attack Bonus and Magic Defense Bonus CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck Qmark
Synergism: AOE Drain from other nearby Puddings. This will wake any hurt flan. CheckCheck Qmark CheckCheck CheckCheck
Xenoglossia: Next spell will be cast instantly. Only used by Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck Qmark Qmark Qmark
Amorphic Scythe: Conic 2-hit physical attack. Only used by custards and the Immortal Flan. CheckCheck 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)
Dextrose Forced spawn by trading Granulated Sugar to the ??? at (J-6) Qmark Halvung Achilles' Spear
Ruby Seraweels
Flammeri Information Qmark Halvung Musanto
Guimauve Lottery Spawn from Licorice. Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat Clout Boots
Savant's Treatise

Quest NMs: Immortal Flan

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Two-Faced Flan (ISNM)

Nyzul Isle NMs: Anise Custard, Caraway Custard, Cinnamon Custard, Cumin Custard, Ginger Custard, Nutmeg Custard, Mint Custard, Vanilla Custard

Salvage NMs: Black Pudding (Bhaflau Remnants), Empathic Flan (Bhaflau Remnants), Flux Flan (Bhaflau Remnants), Princess Pudding (Arrapago Remnants)

Other NMs: Fighting Flan (Besieged), Mokkuralfi (Einherjar - Wing II), Liquified Einherjar (Einherjar - Wing III), Treasure Gobbler (MMM - Appropriation Team), Roly-Poly (Voidwatch - Jeuno T2)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Black Pudding 72-75 Halvung
Qmark Nyzul Isle (amorph layouts)
Ebony Pudding 76-77 Nyzul Isle (amorph layouts)
77-79 Halvung
79-81 Mount Zhayolm
Pitchy Pudding 77-79 Beadeaux (S)
Licorice Qmark Abyssea - Konschtat

Historical Background

Black pudding (also called blood sausage or blood pudding) is a sausage made by cooking down the blood of an animal with meat, fat or filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled. In the West, pig or cattle blood is most often used, sheep and goat blood are used to a lesser extent, while blood from poultry is very seldom used. In fact, there are ancient references to sausages made with blood, e.g. from Homer's Odyssey - "As when a man besides a great fire has filled a sausage with fat and blood and turns it this way and that and is very eager to get it quickly roasted...".

Flan is a dish originating in Spain. It is a soft caramel topped custard dish that is similar to Crème brûlée. The word Flan is in fact a French word. Even Spanish natives refer to it by its French name.

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