“Creatures of great strength and speed. They pursue their prey with axes and bows.”
—In-game description from The Sacred Stones.
The Maelduin (マグダイル Makudairu, lit. Macdaire) is an enemy-only Monster class that is exclusive to The Sacred Stones. The promoted form of the Tarvos class, Maelduins are centaur-like creatures who pursue their foes with Axes and Bows as their weapons of choice. Maelduins are distinguished from their unpromoted counterparts by a purple-coloured torso.
Maelduins are much stronger than the Tarvos class, alongside possessing much more HP as compared to their earlier form. Their ability to arm Bows further extends their attack range, permitting them to launch assaults at a distance. Being classified as horses, monsters and axe users, they are vulnerable to Sacred Twin weaponry, the Bishop class' Slayer skill, Horseslayer, Halberd and especially Zanbato.
Máel Dúin is the protagonist of Immram Maele Dúin or the Voyage of Máel Dúin, a tale of a sea voyage written in Old Irish around the end of the first millennium.