Moons (before the comet)
Before the comet struck Grimace, there were only two moons in the Kingdom of Loathing, Ronald and Grimace. They could be seen from The LAAAAME Observatory, while it lasted, and their phases -- then as now -- affected several things in the Kingdom. On certain days, called Stat Days, stat gains are 50% higher for one particular stat. If Ronald is full, MP gains are doubled. If Grimace is full, HP gains are doubled. Other things that the moons also affect are:
- Temporary Lycanthropy (obtained from blood of the Wereseal)
- The Grue familiar
- The effects of the Talisman of Baio and the Jekyllin hide belt
The revolutions of Ronald determine the length of a KoL month in the KoL Year. Ronald takes one KoL month to complete one revolution, while Grimace completes its rotation once every two KoL months. For a rundown of upcoming moons, see this moon page. You can also enter chat and give a private message consisting of "day" to chatbot (/msg chatbot day) to be told how many days until the moons have an effect on a stat.
Here's how it all panned out, back then:
- The names of the moons, Ronald and Grimace, are the same as Ronald McDonald and the Grimace, two of the mascots of the McDonald's fast-food restaurant chain.
- As for the moons themselves, they are very reminiscent of Trammel and Felucca, the moons from the Ultima series of games, which was created by Richard Garriott.