Land Umber was described as being an "incarnation of disaster" that existed before the world had been fully born. It wrought destruction on existence until the Goddess of Mana defeated it with the Sword of Mana and sealed it away inside the Mana Stone of Earth.
Heroes of Mana
Land Umber is used as a summon in the main game like most of the other Benevodons. However, in bonus mission 42, it is mysteriously released from its stone. Gnome, Valda, Loki, and Belgar arrive on the scene and manage to take advantage of its newly risen state to force it back in the stone. Though everyone else is left in the dark on how the benevodon got out; it is revealed to the player that Land Umber was accidentally released by Belgar.
When the villains in Trials of Mana obtain the Sword of Mana, they release the Benevodons from the Mana Stones. Once released, Land Umber remains near the former location of the Earth Mana Stone in Gemstone Valley Daria in order to build its strength in preparation for wreaking havoc across the land. As a result, the Benevodon becomes stronger depending on how many of its brethren the heroes have defeated before they challenge it.
When the heroes reach the end of the Gemstone Valley, Land Umber forms itself from the stones around the area and engages them.
As an Earth-elemental creature, Land Umber is weak to Wind-based attacks and magic. It is also healed by Earth-based attacks and magic.
Iron Claw (one)
Hammer Punch (one)
Crash Ball (one)
Earthquake (all) - Level 2 Earth spell
Stone Cloud (one) - Level 3 Earth spell; petrifying effect
Protect Up - Raises defense; casts on self at 1/4 HP
Special Attacks -
Hyper Cannon (all)
Land Umber reappears in Children of Mana. It had fused with Fiegmund and formed Landmund. After Landmund's defeat, it returned to its natural state. A sidequest given by Gnome allows the player to seek out Land Umber for advice.