Like the Sunglasses, But Less Comfortable
You're keeping such a watchful eye out for bookbats and banshees and such, that you nearly collide with a perfectly normal-looking scholarly fellow. Perfectly normal-looking, that is, until he looks up from his book and you see that his eyeballs are completely black.
You scream (quietly -- it's a library after all) and reach for your weapon, but he holds up a hand calmly. "Don't be alarmed by my appearance, young adventurer."
"What's wrong with your eyes, man? You look like that guy in that band."
"Well, I was finding it difficult to get any research done, what with all the ghosts and horrible things frightening the bejeebers out of me, but fortunately I found this bottle of special eyedrops. They keep me from seeing anything frightening, so I can concentrate on my work. Here, try them for yourself." He hands you the bottle.
|You acquire an item: black eyedrops|
- The title of this adventure refers to the Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. At the first hint of trouble, they turn totally black and thus prevent you from seeing anything that might alarm you.
- The line "What's wrong with your eyes, man? You look like that guy in that band." is a reference to Wes Borland who used to wear contacts that made his eyes look completely black.
- This adventure is a reference to a common horror movie trope where a seemingly normal-looking person suddenly has their eyes revealed to be disturbingly all-black.