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Kudu under the influence of dragon corruption.

Enlightenment always comes at a price. Now you must pay for what you've learned.

— Kudu

Kudu is a high-ranking member of the Inquest, and a former apprentice of Snaff whose research he has been using to pursue his own goals which involve the use of dragon energy. He is the head of research for an Inquest cell at the Crucible of Eternity.


Kudu was Snaff's earlier apprentice. Snaff's research led Kudu into major discoveries about dragon energies, particularly that Elder Dragons each exuded 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 after parting ways with him. Following Snaff's death in the battle against Kralkatorrik, Kudu somehow acquired one of the arm pieces which his former mentor had once worn.

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 and the Snaff Savant stopped his plan before it could come to fruition, but that did not 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. Using Snaff's research, Kudu had rebuilt the Iron Forgeman, fusing the energy of a draconic minion with the ancient dwarf creation. Zojja managed to put down the revolution with Caithe and the Pact Commander, 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 the Pact Commander and the 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, turning them into dragon minions that only he could control. Kudu was killed after a fierce battle, 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.png Stunning nearby players. Unblockable.
Stolen skills


Name Type Rarity Quantity
Bag of Jewels.png Bag of Wondrous Goods Container DMasterwork 1
Deluxe Gear Box.png Box of Lab Equipment Container FExotic 1