|Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano|
Activity Cycle: Any
Intelligence: Genius (18)
Treasure: A, V
Alignment: Neutral Evil
No. Appearing: 1
Armor Class: -1 
Hit Dice: 10 (70 hit points)
Thac0 [Attack Bonus]: 11 [+9]
No. of Attacks: 2 (each +2 to hit)
Damage/Attack: 1d6+2/1d6+2 (claws)
Special Attacks: Spells
Special Defenses: Can only be hit by silver or magical weapons
Magic Resistance: 50%
Size: M (7’ tall)
Morale: Fearless (19-20)
XP Value: 10,000
Astos is the self-proclaimed King of the Dark Elves. His minions are fey-like creatures that exist on the surface world and look different than the standard drow race found in AD&D. They have elongated arms, ending in class and greenish skin. They are masters of illusion, often appearing as regular elves to trick and deceive their victims.
Three times per week, Astos can cast Finger of Death at will.
Astos can also cast Fireball, Lightning Bolt, and Slow each once per day as a 10th level spell casters. He also possesses the spells of a 10th level Illusionist, often disguising himself as an old fat and nearly helpless elven king.
If he has magic items, at least one will be cursed.
Astos can also place a powerful sleep curse on a single humanoid once per year. The victim must save versus spells with a minus -4 penalty or fall into comatose state, unable to awaken. A dispel magic cannot undo this curse. A remove curse can cause the sleeper to awaken for 1d6+1 days before falling asleep again. The completely remove the curse, the victim must drink a special potion created, in part, from an item known as The Crystal Eye.
|Astos's original appearance|
in Final Fantasy I