In the days before the Great War, this lizard species could be found inhabiting wetlands across the continent of Quon, subsisting primarily on insects and other small animals. Their deadly arsenal of eight auburn-toned spikes, used for both intimidation displays as well as to dispatch their prey, were known to contain a potent and lethal poison. They met their demise at the hands of the beastmen hordes, whose careless overhunting led to the eventual extinction of the species in the Middle Lands. However, peistes still inhabit the East Ulbuka Territory even today, where the disinterested Velkk and historically reclusive Adoulinians did not overhunt the species.

Family Information
Type: Lizards
Subfamilies: Sibilus
Common Behavior: A, S
Weak against: Resist Vs. Ice
Charmable: Eks.gif
Pankration: Eks.gif
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Wings of the Goddess Areas Abyssea
Aqua Fortis: - Water damage, Knockback and AoE Poison. Ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Calcifying Mist: - AoE damage and Gradual Petrification. Counter of 20. (Only used by Notorious Monsters) CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Delta Thrust: - Single-target, 3-hit attack. Has a chance to inflict Plague. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Grim Glower: - Frontal Gaze attack. If you face the peiste while this status is in effect (while their eyes are glowing yellow), you will be Petrified. Blinding the peiste seems to negate this effect. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Regurgitation: - Damage and Knockback. Has a chance to Bind. Ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Torpefying Charge: - Gaze AoE Paralysis. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Oppressive Gaze: - Frontal Gaze attack. If you face the Peiste while this status is in effect (while their eyes are glowing blue), you will be inflicted with Terror and Zombie. (Only used by Sibilus subspecies) XEks.gif CheckCheck.gif
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)
Kinepikwa Forced Spawn by trading Peiste Pellets to the ??? at (G-10). ? Pashhow Marshlands (S) Poison Taster's Cape
Sugaar Lottery Spawn at (E-11). ? Pashhow Marshlands (S) Aoide's Pumps
Kukulkan Forced Spawn by clicking ??? @ (H-5) with key items Tattered Hippogryph Wing, Cracked Wivre Horn, and Mucid Ahriman eyeball ? Abyssea - Konschtat Anguinus Belt
Kukulkan's Fang
Kukulkan's Skin
Orichalcum Ore
Shunten Hachimaki
Gukumatz 15-minute timed spawn among the Maritime Peistes at (J-11) ? Abyssea - Misareaux Magnus Toporok
Sanguine Spike
Estoqueur's Seal: Legs RDM
Goetia Seal: Legs
Orison Seal: Legs
Savant's Seal: Legs
Key ItemMolted Peiste Skin
Tutewehiwehi Morimar: Trade Alizarin Yggrete Shard IV to ??? at (E-7/8).

Cirdas (U): Spawns in Morimar fracture after 15 minutes or after first three tiers of NMs defeated
? Morimar Basalt Fields
Cirdas Caverns (U)
Halachuinic Sword
Surefire Arquebus
Honed Tathlum
Alizarin Yggzi Bead
Airlixir +1
Key ItemSemi-pure alizarin yggzi

Quest NMs: Kukulkan, Gukumatz

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Groot Slang (ANNM), Poison Peiste (ANNM)

Campaign NMs: Gi'Ghi's Peiste

Reive NMs: Outlands Peiste

Other NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Peiste 67-70 Grauberg (S)
73-76 Pashhow Marshlands (S)
Virulent Peiste 78-81 Pashhow Marshlands (S)
79-82 Beadeaux (S)
Maritime Peiste Unknown Abyssea - Misareaux
Hinterland Peiste 101-103 Yahse Hunting Grounds
Mountain Peiste 102-104 Morimar Basalt Fields

Historical Background

In Irish folklore, the Peiste (also called Piast, Horse-Eel, Hair-Eel) was an eel-like monster or serpentine dragon or wyrm that resides in lakes. It has been described as a thick-bodied serpentine animal 7 yards long with a mane of hair down its spine. One particular location it was thought to reside at was Lough Ree, a lake in central Ireland known for commercial eel fishing.

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