Swarm of killer bees
|Swarm of killer bees|
|Locations||The Dungeons of Doom|
This is a huge, loud, dangerous swarm of killer bees. They'll sting you like a hobbit, and even the police won't be able to help you.
You blithely make yourself a cup of coffee while they swarm around you. Then it hits you -- you're COVERED IN BEES! Also, what's coffee? Ooh! Ooh! Ow! Oof!
They swarm around you like a bunch of gangsta rappers. Only, y'know, with venomous stingers. Oof! Ugh! Ugh! Ugh!
Four bees sting you in the <lower back>, the <shins>, the <head>, and the <solar plexus>. Then four more sting you in the <knee>, and four more sting you in the <throat>. These things are friggin' relentless. Eek! Argh!
They start to swarm you, but get distracted by a guy in a giant bee outfit talking about 'el gato malodoro.'
They start to swarm around you, but you give them a quick lesson on aerodynamics and they all fall to the ground.
They swarm at you, but accidentally fly through the smoke from a nearby torch and fall asleep. (FUMBLE!)
|You acquire an item: baby killer bee (5.0% chance)*|
|You acquire an item: royal jelly (26.2% chance)*|
|You gain 14.75 <substat>.|
Occurs in The Dungeons of Doom.
- A successful attack from this monster has a chance of poisoning you:
|You acquire an effect: Somewhat Poisoned|
(duration: 10 Adventures)
- This monster appears statistically equivalent to the swarm of lowercase As.
- This monster counts as a group (of size 6). It takes manifold damage from area-of-effect skills such as Wave of Sauce.
- As with everything else in the Dungeons of Doom, this is a reference to the computer game NetHack.
- "They'll sting you like a hobbit" is a reference to J.R.R. Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, which contains a scene in which title character, Bilbo Baggins, sees enormous bees and thinks, "If one was to sting me, I would swell up as big as I am again!" Also, Bilbo carried about a dagger (which, to his size was about the proportions of a short sword) of Elven make named Sting.
- "The police" is a reference to the British band The Police, whose lead singer was named Sting.
- The guy in a bee outfit refers to Bumble Bee Man, a recurring character on the television series The Simpsons. On one episode, he calls a skunk "un gato malodoro," or a stinky cat.
- The aerodynamics lesson is a reference to a flawed aerodynamic calculation from the 1930s purporting to prove that it was impossible for bumblebees to fly. No one told the bumblebees, who went on flying as usual.
- The "COVERED IN BEES!" line is a reference to a sketch by comedian Eddie Izzard from his Glorious performance.
- The "bunch of gangsta rappers" is a reference to the Wu-Tang Clan who would would sometimes refer to themselves as "The Wu-Tang Killa Bees" in some of their earlier songs.
- The description about the police won't be able to help you may be a reference to Tommy Boy where Chris Farley runs out of his car screaming about killer bees, and the cops didn't do anything.