Barracoon the Piper - Hunter's Guide - UO Stratics
Barracoon the Piper

General Information

Barracoon the Piper is the Champion of the Vermin Horde Spawn.

Although Barracoon appears to be a normal human, he should not be underestimated, because he has some very interesting abilities and a very large amount of hit points.

When Barracoon is damaged by a player or pet, there is a large chance that the attacker will be polymorhed into the shape of a Ratman. If in Felucca, this will result in the target turining grey and as such become freely attackable by anyone. (Polymorphed pets do not turn grey)

The polymorphing can be prevented by wearing Savage Kin Paint or by casting polymorph yourself before Barracoon gets the chance (polymorphing into anything but a human male or female shape will also turn you grey).

Barracoon can also play a small tune that will summon a small group of Ratmen, Ratman Archers and Ratman Mages. The Ratmen will immediately attack whoever they were summoned upon.

The last of his abilities is that he can polymorph himself into a ratman, that combined with his summoning ability can make him very difficult to locate.

The polymorph spell will last a few minutes both on Pets, Playesr and Barracoon himself.

When Barracoon is killed in Felucca, a Scroll of Power will be placed in the backpack of some of the players who damaged him. Additionally one of those who damaged him will also get a "Skull of Greed", which is one of the six skulls needed to summon the Harrower.
The clothes Barracoon is wearing can also be found on his body when he dies.

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Detailed Information
Special Abilities: Turns attackers into Ratmen.
Turns himself into a Ratman.
Summons Ratmen, Ratman Archers and Ratman Mages.
Loot: 4000 - 6000 Gold. Jewelry, Clothes. Magic Items
Special: Level 5 Treasure Map
Found At: Vermin Horde Champion Spawn
Related To: Lord Oaks, Mephitis, Neira the Necromancer, Rikktor, Semidar, Silvani, The Harrower, The True Harrower
First Seen: Third Dawn
Damage: 25 - 35 HP, 100% Physical Damage
Loyalty: Not Given
Fame: Level 5 (22500) Karma: Level 5 (-22500)
Magic Level: Neophyte Poison Level: None
Slayer Weapon Vulnerability: None Ranged Attack: None
Required Taming: - Speed: Very Fast
Pack Instincts: None Auto Dispel: Yes
Preferred Foods: None Barding Difficulty: 160
Taming Notes: Not Tameable. Barding Notes: Cannot be area peaced.
Sounds:   LBR/3D Sounds:  

Difficulty Ratings
Class DR Comments
Archer: X Being polymorphed will cause any weapon you are wielding to be disarmed as long as the spell lasts.
Bard: X  
Mage: X  
Tamer: X  
Warrior: X Being polymorphed will cause any weapon you are wielding to be disarmed as long as the spell lasts.

2 readings Hit Points Stamina Mana STR DEX INT
Minimum: 12000 102 505 305 72 505
Average: 12000 201 628 365 111 628
Maximum: 12000 300 750 425 150 750

2 readings Physical Fire Cold Poison Energy
Minimum: 60 50 50 40 40
Average: 65 55 55 45 45
Maximum: 70 60 60 50 50

2 readings Wrestling Tactics Magic Resistance Anatomy Poisoning Healing Magery Evaluating Intelligence Meditation
Minimum: 97.6 97.6 100.0 0.0 - - 0.0 0.0 0.0
Average: 98.8 98.8 100.0 0.0 - - 0.0 0.0 0.0
Maximum: 100.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 - - 0.0 0.0 0.0

Equipment Advisor
Best weapon material against this creature: Verite
Most important damage type against this creature: Poison
Most important elemental resistance against this creature: Physical
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