|Release date||15 September 2008 (Update)|
|XP per kill||Unknown edit|
|Examine text|| Free: A small being of dark energy.|
Trapped in hole: The dark core is stuck in the hole.
The Dark energy core is a monster that is first seen in the Summer's End quest. It appears from within the Spirit Beast and players have to trap the Core within a hole, in order for Jallek Lenkin to attack the Beast. According to Jallek, the Dark Core contains a portion of the players spirit within it, as the beast has been draining it during Spirit of Summer and Summer's End. After the player and Meranek Thanatos break the chestplate protecting the Dark Core, it will fall out and, as it contains sections of the players spirit within it, will try to rejoin with the players spirit. However, as it had been corrupted with dark energy, trying to unite with the players spirit would cause much pain.
The Dark Energy Core also appears from within the Corporeal Beast. This monster heals the Beast, and attacks any players within the vicinity of the Core. It is advised to kill the Dark Core as soon as it is launched towards the player, as it transfers the player's life points to the Corporeal Beast and in very large clans, can be quite irritating. It can easily be destroyed with a Dwarf multicannon. It can also be weakened immensely by poisoning it. Once it has been poisoned, its attacks will be extremely slow, although there must be at least one player around the Dark energy core or else it will start hopping around again and will attack normally.
The Dark energy core can devour familiars, causing Beast of Burden familiars to drop all their items.
- The dark energy core resembles a piranha plant from Super Mario but it has no spots, long eye lashes, and a black stub, which could also resemble a plant stem.
- When the dark energy core comes out of the Spirit Beast's chestplate, it flings like a fish.
- The teeth of the dark energy core resembles an actual piranhafish's teeth, however, the dark energy core doesn't swim; it insteads bounces on land.