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Kudu under the influence of dragon corruption.

Enlightenment always comes at a price.

— Kudu

Kudu was a high-ranking member of the Inquest, and a former apprentice of Snaff.

In 1325 AE, Kudu invited Zojja, his successor as Snaff's apprentice, to a demonstration of the "Weather-matic 5000" (actually a rip-off of the Variable Atmospheric Conditioner) for the Arcane Council. His plan was to permanently flood Rata Sum, seeding chaos and creating opportunities for Inquest power grabs. Zojja stopped his plan before it could come to fruition, but that didn't stop a skeptical High Councillor Flax, aware of the animosity between Zojja and Kudu, from ordering a full subcommittee investigation into whether Zojja had sabotaged Kudu's device.

Later that year, Zojja heard of a connection between Kudu and a recent dredge revolution, and headed to Sorrow's Embrace to investigate, with Caithe and Eir Stegalkin in pursuit. Snaff's research led him into major discoveries about dragon energies, particularly that Elder Dragons each exude their own energies, with unique magical signatures. Snaff discontinued this research because it was too dangerous, but Kudu picked it up again as part of the Inquest. Kudu rebuilt the Iron Forgeman, fusing the energy of a draconic minion with the ancient dwarf creation. Zojja manage to put down the revolution with Caithe, but Kudu got away as usual.

Zojja tracked Kudu to the Infinite Coil Reactor, determined to stop Kudu from using Snaff's research for evil. There, she was joined by a reunited Rytlock Brimstone and Logan Thackeray. They discovered that the Crucible of Eternity removed and concentrated dragon energies at the bottom of the complex. Kudu was corrupting his captives with this energy. He was turning them into dragon minions that only he could control. Kudu was killed, but not before unleashing his greatest creation: a dragon champion of his own, created from experiments on a captured giant.


Maguuma Jungle
Shiverpeak Mountains

Story involvement[edit]

Personal story[edit]

Combat abilities[edit]

Sorrow's Embrace[edit]

  • Throws Grenades
  • Summons Golems

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  • Grenade Barrage
  • Dart Volley
  • Shield Bash
  • Snasp Shot
Stolen skills

Crucible of Eternity[edit]

  • Killing Shot
  • Teleports
  • Cannot heal. Any damage inflicted to Kudu remains, if your party wipes.
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  • Mega Blast - Kudu fires an unblockable bolt, almost guaranteed to down his target. Cannot be reflected.
  • Teleport - Kudu teleports away from players, damaging and Stun 40px.png Stunning nearby players. Unblockable.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Deluxe Gear Box.png Box of Lab Equipment Container FExotic 1