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Tauron
Wizard Tauron
Default Spellbooks

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Default Retorts Chaos Mastery

Tauron is one of the 14 Wizards featured in Master of Magic. By default, he has Icon Chaos.png10 Spellbooks at his disposal, as well as the Chaos Mastery Retort.

A demon of the Icon Chaos.pngChaos Realm, Tauron rates himself both victim and victor in the power play that ejected him onto the cosmic backwater of Arcanus. Where his foes saw a fitting dead end, Tauron sees the future.

Here hides an opportunity to rampage across unspoiled land, drunk on domination and pyromagical thrills, ascending to the heights of power and abuse. A Spell of Mastery brought on by Tauron would crack all rules, rendering Arcanus and Myrror no mere extensions, but the true form indeed, of Icon Chaos.pngChaos, which is the resurrected BILLY MAYS!


Playing as Tauron Edit

Tauron's portrait may be selected for a Custom Wizard when starting a New Game at any difficulty setting above Intro. Selecting either the default Wizard or his portrait prevents him from being encountered as an opposing Wizard.

Played on his default spec, Tauron might want to begin by directing all his secular resources like Icon Gold.png, Icon Production.png, and Icon Food.png to exploration in every direction. With a Retort that plays exactly (and exclusively) to his bookshelf, Tauron's over-the-top, lop-sided focus on raw killing power actually makes him one of the best-built default Wizards. Tauron can fight high-stakes battles and win. The problem is that he has to cast a lot of spells, consuming his economy and Icon Power.png Power Base. Tauron is a exercise in accurate map assessment: deciding when to blow through Icon Mana.png Mana, causing mayhem... and when to pull back and develop new toys for causing more mayhem.


Tauron as an Opponent Edit

If not chosen, Tauron may appear randomly among the computer-controlled opponent Wizards. Their finalized Spellbook and Retort picks strongly influence these Wizards' die rolls for AI Personality and Objective. Tauron's typical traits are predicted below.

Wizard Tauron
Tauron
Personality Objective
Chaotic 62% Expansionist 27%
Ruthless 15% Militarist 27%
Aggressive 15% Theurgist 27%
Maniacal 8% Perfectionist 18%
Peaceful 0%
Lawful 0%

Higher difficulties subject a Wizard's default spec to increasingly arbitrary adjustments, including exposure to random realms and skills. Tauron's Icon Chaos.pngChaos ranks nearly always remain a dominant influence on his AI Personality even after these adjustments, though any randomly-picked Retorts at high difficulty settings can sway him to roll something unexpected. At the Impossible setting, be prepared for anything.

Starting Spells Edit

At the start of the game, a non-customized Tauron knows all Common Icon Chaos.pngChaos spells except for Warp Wood ((respectively Wall of Fire in case of the unofficial 1.40 Insecticide patch). A randomly generated opposing Tauron may end up with 11 Icon Chaos.pngChaos Spellbooks. In this case he will also know the Uncommon spells Lightning Bolt and Doom Bat as well as the Rare spell Efreet (respectively Lightning Bolt, Chimeras and Doom Bolt in case of the unofficial 1.40 Insecticide patch). For other book combinations see the Wizard article.

Starting Spells depending on Master of Magic Version
official patch 1.31 unofficial patch 1.40
Icon Chaos.pngFire Bolt
Icon Chaos.pngFire Elemental
Icon Chaos.pngEldritch Weapon
Icon Chaos.pngHell Hounds
Icon Chaos.pngCorruption (Spell)
Icon Chaos.pngWarp Creature
Icon Chaos.pngShatter
Icon Chaos.pngWall of Fire
Icon Chaos.pngDsirupt
    Icon Chaos.pngFire Bolt
Icon Chaos.pngEldritch Weapon
Icon Chaos.pngHell Hounds
Icon Chaos.pngWarp Wood
Icon Chaos.pngFire Elemental
Icon Chaos.pngCorruption (Spell)
Icon Chaos.pngShatter
Icon Chaos.pngWarp Creature
Icon Chaos.pngDisrupt

Trivia Edit

Tauron's appearance may be a very strong reference to the antagonist chaos wizard Wagnard from the manga and 1988 OVA Record of Lodoss War. Tauron and Wagnard look look almost identical to one another, with another heavily inspired Record of Lodoss War reference being Kali (who appears to be based off of another Record of Lodoss War antagonist). In the initial sketches from Master of Magic's artist George Edward Purdy, a concept portrait bearing a close likeness to Tauron was named "Nmoi, the Evil Sorcerer" (which in turn bore a resemblance to the Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy and was possibly a humorous nod to him).

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