A fearsome beast
which lived in the south lands of Harad
, in the Third Age of the Sun
. They were harnessed
by the men of Harad, fitted with gear of war and armored for use in battle. On their backs were siege tower
s, from which bowmen
could fire upon their enemies without fear of retaliation
. No enemy would attack them except with projectile
s broke before their stamping feet and piercing
The Mûmakil are also some of the strongest hand-to-hand enemies in Nethack, having two strong attacks per round and many hit points.
... the Mûmak of Harad was indeed a beast of vast bulk, and
the like of him does not walk now in Middle-Earth; his kin
that live still in latter days are but memories of his girth
and majesty. On he came, ... his great legs like trees,
enormous sail-like ears spread out, long snout upraised like
a huge serpent about to strike, his small red eyes raging.
His upturned hornlike tusks ... dripped with blood.
- The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien -