A species of gigantic fish that inhabits the seas of the Near East, the orobon attracts its prey with fluorescent, rainbow-colored appendages that dangle before its mouth. Rigid scales protect it from its thrashing victims, while jaws filled with dozens of tightly packed teeth prevent escape.

As the orobon usually roams the ocean floor, its existence was known only to a handful of Near Eastern fishermen and gourmets. However, since the delicate flavor of this fish was documented in the travel log of an important official, the orobon has become a common topic of conversation. It is said that the Culinarians' and Fishermen's Guilds have begun offering a reward to anyone who can help them acquire a specimen.

Orobons can lose their eye stalks when hit with weaponskills or job abilities. Hypnic Lamp cannot be used in this state, but they also become immune or very resistant to Gaze Attacks.

Family Information
Type: Aquans
Subfamilies: Ogrebon
Common Behavior: A, H
Weak against: Trans Lightning
Immune to: Trans Water
Charmable: Eks
Pankration: Check
Aspir: Eks
Drain: Check

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea Pankration
Hypnic Lamp: AoE Sleep (only with eye stalks present) CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Vile Belch: AoE Plague + Silence CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Seaspray: Cone Attack Water damage + Slow (overwrites Haste) CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Seismic Tail: AoE high damage CheckCheck CheckCheck CheckCheck
Gnash: Single-target physical damage. Deals damage equal to 1/2 of target's current HP. CheckCheck CheckCheck XEks
Leeching Current: AoE Water damage + HP drain. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck CheckCheck Qmark
Deathgnash: Reduces target HP to 1 and resets hate. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck CheckCheck XEks
Abominable Belch: AoE Paralyze + Plague + Silence. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. CheckCheck CheckCheck XEks
Mayhem Lantern: AoE Charm, plus Shock and Attack Boost. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters. XEks CheckCheck XEks
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)
Nuhn Forced spawn by trading Rose Scampi to the ??? at (G-6) on map 3 Information Arrapago Reef Enkidu's Mittens
Oracle's Pigaches
Light Grip
Wind Grip
Northern Piranu Fished up Qmark Open sea route to Mhaura Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Southern Piranu Fished up Qmark Open sea route to Al Zahbi Orobon Lure
Spagyric Nails
Cep-Kamuy Force spawn by trading Orobon Cheekmeat to the ??? under the waterfall at F-4/F-5 Qmark Abyssea - Misareaux Kemas Earring
Orison Seal: Legs
Unkai Seal: Legs
Bale Seal: Legs
Mavi Seal: Legs
KeyItemGlistening Orobon Liver
Cirein-croin Force spawn by examining the ??? near the bridge at G-5/H-5 with KeyItemGlistening Orobon Liver and KeyItemDoffed Poroggo Hat. Qmark Abyssea - Misareaux Cirein-croin's Lantern
Hannibal's Sword
Molva Maul
Balance Jewel
Balance Stone
Wieldance Card
Wieldance Stone
KeyItemAtma of the Deep Devourer
Nerrivik Force spawn by trading Zaffre Yggrete Shard IV to the ??? at the Northwest corner of (H-10). Qmark Foret de Hennetiel Aphotic Kukri
Ophidian Trident
Speleogen Bow
Asperity Necklace
Airlixir +1
Zaffre Yggzi Bead IV
KeyItemSemi-pure zaffre yggzi

Quest NMs: Alluring Orobon, Delectable Orobon, Ornery Orobon

Mission NMs: Orobon (Assault - Desperately Seeking Cephalopods)

Battlefield NMs: Angler Orobon (ISNM - Compliments to the Chef)

Einherjar NMs: Hakenmann

Reive NMs: Wetlands Orobon

Other NMs: Giant Orobon (Fished), Gugru Orobon (Fished), Orobon (Fished)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ancient Orobon Qmark Abyssea - Misareaux
Deathmaw Orobon 100-105 Ceizak Battlegrounds

Historical Background

In Late Medieval to Early Modern European folklore, the Orobon is a monster from the sea which has the body of a scaly fish, the head of a monk. [this needs more corroboration. The only account that could be found was one webpage referring to depictions in a book printed in 1652)]

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