Monsters are NPC's you can attack. When approaching monsters you will automatically initiate fight and lose 3x3 turns. In most cases you will have to fight them more than once, each time you fight, there are 3 rounds that each take 3 turns. Keep an eye on your own HP. Between fights you can eat food to keep your hp up.
Sometimes when you kill one they will drop something. Once killed you get the body of the NPC. The ones with a name may be usefull in a quest, the ones without can be used for cooking or sell them (20gp) to the NPC who usually hangs around near graveyards, called Lam Horbjar.
Be careful though, if you die you lose all items you are carrying, except the weapons you are currently wearing and the items in your quick slot.
Dummies are most likely the first NPC's you encounter to attack. They can only be found at the beginners area and here you can learn how the fighting works.
Other monsters / NPC's
|Undead Warrior||7||42||Playing Cards|
|Poisonous Baby Worm||10||60||200||Poison|
|Corporeal Ghost||14||65||Soul Crystals|
|Life Draining Tar||14||106|
|Mean Titan Guard||14||75|
|Titan Guard Capt.||14||86|
|Mean Titan Guard Captain||14||86|
|Lava Jelly Fish||20||122|
|Ono's Mean Clone||25||500|
|Elite Titan Guard Capt.||29||800|
|Rainbow Bandit||29||800||Playing Cards|