MacGuffin is the first character met who uses the beggar actor.

The beggar is an actor type in Strife: Quest for the Sigil used for various NPCs and generic characters. The main group of beggars, referred to most often as the sewer mutants, lives in the sewers; they are ruled by their leader, Weran the Rat King. Others who are unaffiliated include MacGuffin, who lives in the "bum hole" in Tarnhill and a mysterious seemingly forgotten NPC who can be found in the Order Commons. Beggars have behavior mostly the same as that of the peasant, but with a more complex attack pattern: if damaged by the player, the beggar will begin swinging a broken bottle he carries in the air, sometimes repeatedly until the player leaves his line of sight or until a random chance places him back into his active wandering state. He will not keep up his grudge after this outburst is over.

Beggar actors[edit]

There are five different beggar actors with mostly identical properties. These exist so that multiple conversation IDs can be used in dialogue scripts, allowing for a variety of characters with the same appearance to co-exist on the same levels.

DoomEd number Conversation ID
141 38
155 39
156 40
157 41
158 42


Hit points 20
Speed 3
Width 40
Height 56
Reaction time 8
Pain chance 250 (97.27%)
Pain time Variable (enters attack loop)
Mass 100
Bits 4194374 (Solid, Shootable,
Counts for kill, Just hit)
Bits list

1: Obstacle

2: Shootable

6: Just hit (will try to retaliate immediately)

22: Counts for kill percentage

Sprites & sounds
Sprite names BEGR, GIBS
Alert sound None
Action sound None
Death sound DSPSDTHA, DSSLOP (gibs)
Melee attack
Damage 2-10

Appearance statistics[edit]

In the IWAD beggars exist in 5 variants, but in several maps they have roles as minor characters with specific names, which are used in the things tables on the pertaining map pages. Below are the raw statistics of the unnamed actors.

Beggars are first encountered on these maps per skill level:

Game 1-2 3 4-5
Beggar 1 MAP02: Town MAP02: Town MAP02: Town
Beggar 2 MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers
Beggar 3 MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers
Beggar 4 MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers
Beggar 5 MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers MAP06: Sewers

The IWAD contains the following numbers of beggars per skill level:

Game 1-2 3 4-5
Beggar 1 6 6 6
Beggar 2 2 2 2
Beggar 3 2 2 2
Beggar 4 2 2 2
Beggar 5 2 2 2
Monsters from Strife
Order minions: Acolyte | Ceiling turret | Crusader | Inquisitor | Reaver | Sentinel | Stalker | Templar
Bosses: Bishop | Entity | Loremaster | Programmer | Spectre
Characters: Beggar | Macil | Merchant | Oracle | Peasant | Rebel