Pride is one of four dwarven warders guarding the way to Labyrinth Level 2 of Durlag's Tower. To solve Pride's riddle, a passage from four books must be read. The books are located in the chapel.
Inside the circular-shaped room, the four books lay open with passages that describe past exploits of Durlag's achievements. Each book must be read and after the last passage is read, a click will be heard as if something has been activated.
Pride is the strongest of the warders and the most difficult to defeat. He is unnaturally fast and has a high number of attacks per turn. Oil of Speed may be useful in matching him. He is slightly resistant to all forms of damage, both magical and mundane, but has a higher resistance to magic than anything else. Despite his resistance he can still be affected by spells like Web which hamper movement and by other offensive spells.
He can be weakened by causing Avarice to cast Cloudkill and then leaving the room. If pride remains behind he will be injured by the spell. This is easiest to achieve if the party retreats as soon as the warders attack and then lures them off one by one. Avarice always casts Cloudkill at the start of combat.
|“|| I am the warrior's fate|
I raise him above his brethren
I amplify his deeds
He becomes scornful, where once he had respect
He becomes a giant, where once he was a man
Yet, I lack the proper honor––Raise me up in glory
Through the chronicles of my deeds, pride shall be honored
Through the passing of knowledge my sword shall display its glory
Then you shall know that I am well pleased.