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The aleax is an entity sent by certain deities to punish those that angered that deity.

Aleax is pronounced "AY-lee-@ks", where "@" sounds like the "a" in "happy".[1]

Description[]

Appearance[]

The aleax is only visible to the target, and looks identical to their target.

Personality and alignment[]

Abilities and traits[]

The aleax can only be harmed by the target, and has identical characteristics to the target, including the same armor, skills and weapons.

If the target is defeated, the victim will be raised from the dead, without their treasure and with a loss of half their experience. However, if the target wins, they are taken to serve the deity for a year and a day.

Weaknesses[]

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Ecology[]

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Environment[]

Lair[]

Life cycle[]

Diet[]

Treasure[]

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Hoard[]

Harvesting[]

History[]

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Society and culture[]

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Allies[]

Enemies[]

Religion[]

Language[]

Publication history[]

AD&D 1st edition[]

The aleax first appeared in the Fiend Folio (1e) (1981) for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition.

AD&D 2nd edition[]

The aleax returned in the Planescape Campaign Setting (1994) for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition.

D&D 3rd edition[]

The aleax appeared in the Book of Exalted Deeds (2003) for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5, where they were assigned the construct creature type.

D&D 4th edition[]

The aleax returned in Perils of the Astral Sea, Dungeon #203 (Jun 2012), where they were assigned the immortal humanoid type.

Creative origins[]

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Reception and influence[]

The aleax appears as a high-level monster in the computer game Nethack.[2]

References[]

  1. Ay pronunseeAYshun gyd, Dragon #93 (Jan 1985), p.30.
  2. Aleax (NetHack Wiki). Retrieved 2020-10-05.
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