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Lord Agramon

Lord Agramon is located on level 4 of the Labyrinth.

To reach him, take the secret tunnel. You need to kill Cerberus to open the final door to Lord Agramon.

During the fight you will be surrounded by adds. Pbaoe and fire resists are very helpful. Agramon has been killed on Gaheris with seven toons including a single pbaoe and three healers.

Like Prince Ba'alorien, this trophy is drawn in a faux-primitive style that makes it look out of place in the game. However, unlike Ba'alorien, this is a very good piece of art, so I'm not going to criticize it. Instead (as you'll see below) I've found a convoluted way to excuse the jarring exoticism of the style.

Lord Agramon was added to the game in version 1.86 (the Labyrinth expansion) on November 14, 2006. For a list of other trophies that were added at the same time, click here.

This page was last updated on November 21, 2006.

The trophy is drawn in a crude, schematic style, like a child's sketch. It's good art but it looks out of place in the game.

And yet the mob itself is scary as hell when you see it in its room. Why does this artwork achieve a better effect in one context than the other? Maybe it's because the mob is always seen from a distance or through the dust cloud that surrounds the mob's feet. The simplified, exaggerated features make the mob "read" better under these conditions.

The artwork creates a different effect when seen close up on the wall of a house.

Here's a well-known example of a similar phenomenon. Michelangelo's David was designed to be seen from below (the statue is seventeen feet high), so the artist deliberately gave it distorted proportions that look correct from that point of view. But when we see the statue straight on and close up, it looks a little odd.
Lord Agramon
Zhulrathuul wall trophy
Category: unique
Style: wall trophy
Species: unique
Level: 68?
Potion: extraordinary behemoth and etched aquamarine eye
Realm: Labyrinth
Zone: Level 4
Time: anytime

Mystery of the Silver Rim

This is the only trophy in the game, so far as I know, that has a silver rim on the backboard. Why is this?

The only answer I can think of is that the artist thought the name Agramon is related to the word for silver in some language because the abbreviation for silver is Ag.

But in fact the abbreviation comes from the Latin word argentium, whereas agramon comes from a different word that means "angered."

Please send additions and corrections to rob @ mojoware.org.

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