KELF! I Need Somebody!
As you dodge chefs in the kitchen, You hear a scurrying noise behind a sack of grain. Ah, great! A rat! What a perfect way to hone your fighting skills. You kick the sack away and prepare to do battle.
Instead of a fierce rodent, though, you see a strange little creature wearing a burlap sack. He has big, pointy ears, a long nose, and slightly bluish skin. "Shhh... don't tell anyone you saw Blobby!" he says.
"Huh? Who are you? What are you?"
"Blobby is a Kitchen Elf!" he says. "Or, Blobby used to be. Blobby is leading the Kitchen Elf Liberation Front now. Evil, bad Knob Goblins enslave the elves and make them do housework. Kitchen Elves didn't land in Cobb's Knob, Cobb's Knob landed around Kitchen Elves!"
He glances around nervously. "Blobby is on the way to a secret meeting now. If you don't tell you saw Blobby, you can come with Blobby!"
You figure there are worse ways to spend an hour or so. After squatting in a broom closet for two hours with a bunch of pint-sized mystical creatures, you're not so sure.
|You acquire an effect: Scent of a Kitchen Elf|
(duration: 10 Adventures)
- This adventure is a reference to the Dobby the House-Elf, and to S.P.E.W., an organization dedicated to "freeing" the house-elves, both from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. More specifically, it refers to a joke made by Ron about changing the name to the "House Elf Liberation Front."
- The comment, "Elves didn't land in Cobb's Knob, Cobb's Knob landed around Kitchen Elves!" is a spoof of Malcolm X stating, "We didn't land on Plymouth Rock -- that rock landed on us." (Though the line itself is much older; Cole Porter used it as a line in the song "Anything Goes", written in the 1930s.)
- The name of the adventure is a reference to the lyrics of The Beatles song "Help!"