Spaghetti Elemental (Volcanic Cave)
|Locations||A Volcanic Cave|
|Resistance||(soft damage cap)|
|Monster Parts||head, noodle|
You jump from the last stepping-stone onto the rocky outcropping jutting out of the lake of seething magma. The central feature -- well, the only feature -- of the island is an ancient stone altar, which is inscribed with weakly glowing runes that stir strange feelings within you, like a dream you can't quite recall. Atop the altar is a large black candle, sinister in appearance and quite plainly not one of the altar's usual votive offerings. The Spaghetti Elemental hovers above it, eyes shut in concentration. The tip of the candle's wick begins, faintly, to glow.
"That's a... that's an ancient Pastamancer shrine!" you shout. "What the hell are you doing?"
The glowing ember winks out as the noodly aberration whirls to face you, its concentration broken. "Aaargh! Still you continue to plague me! Well, enjoy your last moments, mortal fool! Once I have desecrated this altar and stolen its power, I will destroy every last one of you despoilers of the Starchy Realms!"
"Despoilers? You're nothing but a jumped-up little lasagna with a Napoleon complex!"
"I see what you did there," the monster sneers, "but obscure food-related puns aren't going to save you!"
It gouges your eyes out; you try to block with the edge of youOw! Ooh! Ow! Eek!hand, but it turns out that doesn't work against tentacles.
It grabs your ankle with its noodly tentacles and slams your head against the floor a few times. Didn't it do that in the last fight? Dude needs some new moves. Ouch! Eek! Ooh! Ooh!
The Spaghetti Elemental grabs you by the shoulders and headbutts you in the face. Hard. Ouch! Argh! Ooh! Ouch!
The Spaghetti Elemental grabs your wrists and ankles and demonstrates the ancient method of torture known as "the rack". You can see how it woudOuch! Oof! Eek! Ow!have been effective.
The Spaghetti Elemental shifts its attack into full throttle. By which I mean it strangles you. Argh! Eek! Oof! Ouch!
It tries to gouge your eyes out, but is blocked by your spectacles. You're wearing spectacles, right?
The Spaghetti Elemental grabs your wrists and ankles and yanks hard. It feels pretty good, and you recommend it take up a sideline as a chiropractor.
It starts to grab you with its noodly tentacles, but you ask it to explain the link between pirates and global warning, and it gets distracted.
The Spaghetti Elemental flails its noodles wildly and rants at you, but you aren't really listening. (FUMBLE!)
Occurs at The Nemesis' Lair.
- Unlike normal monsters, very high moxie will not prevent the elemental from hitting you; it will still hit with attacks approximately 1/3 of the time.
- This leads into Flying In Circles, and then the Spaghetti Demon.
- Damage Reduction acts like so:
- First, all attacks do 75% of their normal damage, rounded up.
- Afterwards, if the damage dealt from a single source would otherwise be over 100, then a soft damage cap kicks in. The resultant damage is 100 + (X-100)0.85, rounded down, where X > 100 is the damage before the soft cap.
- This monster cannot be copied.