Job:
Family: Hippogryph
Crystal: Light
Weak to:

Notorious Monster

Heliodromos

Zone

Level

Drops

Steal

Spawns

Notes

Riverne - Site #A01

3

A, L, T(S)

A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants

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Notes:

  • Spawns on the island at L-11 to M-11 approximately every 12-15 hours, if the Hippogryph on that island are not aggroed, attacked, or killed during that time. Spawned on the South Eastern most island, not the island indicted on map.
  • Three copies of the NM spawn at once, and they will all link if any of them are attacked.
  • These NMs must be fought and killed together within a short period of time. They will despawn if one of them is killed and the two others aren't killed within around 10 minutes; if one is killed and the party killing the others leaves the island or dies, the other copies of the NM will immediately despawn.
  • Susceptible to sleep. Soporific was resisted once and only lasted about 20 seconds. Light Shot seemed to last under 30 seconds as well. A dedicated sleeper for each one would be recommended.
  • Item Drops: Mountain Gaiters can drop from each NM, although it is not a 100% drop.


Historical Background

Heliodromos (also spelled Heliodromus) means "sun runner" in Greek. It was one of 7 grades in the cult of Mithra. It was the 6th grade out of 7 (the 2nd highest). It seemed to refer to a runner protected by the Sun. In murals, it was depicted as a man holding a torch running (possibly analogous to the Olympic torch-bearer). Sometimes it is translated as "solar messenger", though "dromos" pertains to running.

Video

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