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Mimics the shape of other creatures to lure prey to it's lair.
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In the deepest darkness, there are beasts who wear faces stolen from your memories and pluck at the strings in your heart. Know yourself, and stay strong.
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The Nosk is a secret boss found in Deepnest that guards a Pale Ore in the room beside it.

Location

A breakable wall in the room directly left of the Deepnest Hot Spring will reveal a secret section that contains a Grub. Breaking another wall behind the Grub leads to the tunnels that lead into its lair.

When first encountered in Deepnest, Nosk looks exactly like The Knight and will appear in several places that are always out of reach. Once the player reaches the location where it appeared, Nosk will have vanished.

Once reaching its lair, they will reveal their true form through a transformation sequence before roaring and beginning the fight.

Behaviour and Tactics

Nosk only has two attacks:

  • Charge: Charges from one end of the room to the other.
  • Jump: Jumps around the arena sporadically.

While they may not seem difficult with only two attacks, they are quite fast, leaving little time to heal; however, there is a safe spot beside the elevated platform at the center of the arena. Standing just beside it will significantly reduce the risk of Nosk hitting the player, providing plenty of time to heal.

It is possible to damage Nosk before its transformation sequence by hitting them from a distance using the Vengeful Spirit/Shade Soul spell.

Trivia

  • In a Kickstarter update there's an entry that is most likely Nosk; named "Unknown Species" with the picture of The Knight and the following description:

"No data available. This creature has been stalking the caverns lately. Travellers are advised to avoid it - it is potentially dangerous."

  • Using the Dream Nail on the many victims found throughout the corridors will reveal that Nosk took the shape of their lost loved ones to lure them into his lair.
  • Curiously, some of their victims appear to be Vessels, like the player.
  • It is possible to damage Nosk in its disguised form with the Vengeful Spirit/Shade Soul Spell before the fight begins. This damage carries over to the rest of the fight. However, if Nosk is killed before the actual fight begins, the door to the Pale Ore will not open and the player will be trapped in the room. However, the player is able to reload their save and fight Nosk again to get the Ore.
  • When they die, Nosk drops the same mask the player drops upon death.

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