Mages have the ability to cast SPELLS at the expense of low hit points.
They are normally placed in the back of a FORMATION where they can attack
with offensive spells, without being harmed. A Mage begins the game with
an INTelligence of 16 Because of a Mage's sole devotion to the Art, they
only learn to use a few weapons in combat, such as: daggers, staves and
darts. Mages gain much needed mana when they deal the "Death Blow". The
mana gained depends on the alignment of the mage and the victim. If they
are opposing alignments the mana gain is quite substantial.