Is Thumok the Mad Really Mad?

I have said on multiple occasions that the Sands of Menechtarun is my favorite explorer area.  One of the rare encounters in this area is a mummy guardian named Thumok the Mad who is located in the northern regions of the Valley of the False Tombs (also known as the undead slayer area).  Now when I first came across Thumok, I just assumed the second half of his name was merely in place to indicate how wild and insane he is or was in his past life before becoming a mummy.  However, I happened to pull an interesting item from his chest with Erdrique (Level 28 Rogue/Shadowdancer) which has made me rethink this theory: a +2 Upgrade Tome of Intelligence (+1 to +2).

Erdrique pulling some a tome from Thumok the Mad.

I mean if he can maintain such a powerful item in his loot and not use it, is he really that mad?  It seems to suggest to me that is pretty intelligent and is perhaps just a little misunderstood.  Perhaps the second portion of his name actually refers to his being bitter and angry, and because he has lost his mind.  Then again, would anybody with a straight mind keep such an item in such an easily lootable location?  Hm…wait a minute perhaps Thumok is Mad :)!!

In any case, don’t forget to take some time to check out those explorer areas folks, you never know what you might find!!  Thanks for reading and happy hunting in the Sands of Menechtarun!!

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