The Crimbomination (2008)

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The Crimbomination
Monster ID unknown
Locations Sweet Sassafrass, what is that thing?
Hit Points 1000000
Attack 530
Defense 450
No-Hit 540
Initiative 0
Meat None
Phylum Indeterminate
Elements None
Resistance 100%
Monster Parts Indeterminate
Drops
None
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The Crimbomination You're fighting The Crimbomination

The good news is that there aren't a bunch of mutant elves in the factory any more. The bad news is that they've all somehow fused together and mutated into this hulking monstrosity. It's got more arms than a munitions dump, more legs than a bucket full of centipedes, and more heads than... er... a thing with a whole bunch of heads. Every peek you sneak at this thing reveals more horrors: pincers, tentacles, sharp, jagged teeth, vestigial telemarketers...

Look, let's just say it makes H.P. Lovecraft's worst nightmare look like a kitten huggling a teddy bear, okay?

Hit Message(s):

It picks you up in one betaloned tentacle and throws you at <player name>, your fellow adventurer. It probably hurt him as much as it hurt you. Well, we can hope.

It grabs you in a betaloned tentacle and squeezes you until your eyeballs bulge. Damn your eyes!

It wraps a tentacle around you and spins you like a top. You crash into <another name>, a fellow adventurer, but are too dizzy to apologize.

It picks you up and uses you as a bowling ball, with your fellow adventurer <another name> as the last remaining pin. Nice Spare!

It picks you up and throws you at the ground with deadly accuracy. It's a shame it didn't miss, because flying is way more fun than lying broken on the pavement.

It tosses you into its hideous, gaping maw, and chews on you for a while before losing interest and spitting you out. Or maybe it mistook you for a piece of bubble gum.

It picks up your fellow adventurer, <another name>, with one slimy tentacle, and throws him at you. When a body meets a body, comin' through the rye, it's surprisingly painful.

It picks you up in one betentacled claw, then picks up another adventurer in the other. You hear the other adventurer say, "Hi, I'm <another name>. Do you get smashed into people here often?" before the two of you collide with a sickening crunch.


After Combat

Upon reciting The Spirit of Crimbo before you have received a Throbbing Rage Gland
Dripgland.gifYou acquire an item: throbbing rage gland (100% chance)*
Upon reciting The Spirit of Crimbo for the first two times each day, when you have already received a Throbbing Rage Gland
Ccskoshe.gifYou acquire an item: pulsing flesh (100% chance)*
or
Carapace.gifYou acquire an item: rigid carapace (100% chance)*
or
Crabclaw.gifYou acquire an item: twitching claw (100% chance)*
Upon reciting The Spirit of Crimbo for the third or subsequent times each day
Vial.gifYou acquire an item: unstable DNA (100% chance)*

Occurred at Sweet Sassafrass, what is that thing?

Notes

  • After combat ends, one of the following messages will be displayed:

As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin whack one of the Crimbomination's tentacles with an umbrella, shouting, "take that! Take that, and that, and that, ya mook!"
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin return from a dandelion break and resume pumping bullets into the Crimbomination.
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin yank the pin out of a grenade with his beak, then hurl it at the Crimbomination. Then the penguin realizes, just in the nick of time, that he should have thrown the grenade instead of the pin. Darn pronoun confusion!
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin use a lead pipe to break one of the Crimbomination's knees. Unfortunately, the Crimbomination has at least fifteen more knees, and that's just the ones you can see.
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin with a tommy gun fearlessly pumping bullets into the Crimbomination, while shouting, "Don Crimbo sends his regards, ya mook!"
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin shout, "Sliiiide!" and dive headlong at the Crimbomination, firing slugs from his Grimacite Gat.
or
As you're leaving the fray, you see a penguin fire a double-barreled shotgun at the Crimbomination. Then the penguin stops and tries to figure out how to reload without thumbs.
or

As you're leaving the fray, you see a bunch of penguins with rocket launchers strapped to their backs, all waddling in formation toward the Crimbomination.
  • The Crimbomination is resistant to all forms of damage, taking 1 damage from any physical or elemental attack. Passive Damage activated by monster attack is not activated, though other forms of passive damage are, such as the cup of infinite pencils and the oversized fish scaler.
  • Attempting to CLEESH it results in the message:
You cast CLEESH at your opponent. It burps quietly, but nothing else happens.
  • It deals damage equal to about 100 to 110 times your HP at the start of each round. That is, if you heal this round, the damage will ignore the healing.
  • Even if you survive an attack, you lose the battle. If you survived, you do not get beaten up.
  • When the Crimbomination was first introduced, It could be killed using a scroll of ancient forbidden unspeakable evil, since it was resistant to physical damage. This was fixed. It may still be possible to "kill" the monster in unexpected ways, but they don't actually kill the monster. Jick has stated that the monster's actual HP is different from its in-game HP.
  • The Crimbomination's monster level is less than 530, despite its damage potential. Because of this, it will not instantly complete the Level 12 Advertise for the Mysterious Island Arena quest, unlike The Guy Made Of Bees.
  • This monster cannot be copied.

References

  • The "Damn your eyes!" hit message refers to a joke from Young Frankenstein.
  • The message about being thrown at the ground with deadly accuracy is a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, in which learning to fly is simple: throw yourself at the ground, and miss.
  • Apparently Opus has joined the fray from his dandelion escapades.
  • The Penguin -- Batman villain and umbrella aficionado -- has also entered the fight, both in person and with his rocket-toting minions.
  • The message in which a penguin shouts, "Sliiiide!" is a reference to a scene in Fight Club. In the scene, the Narrator is meditating and sees a Penguin which says, "Slide," before diving off-screen and breaking his meditation.
  • The "Sweet Sassafrass" from the area title and the related "great Caesar's underpants" in the announcements reference the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, specifically Will Ferrel's character Ron Burgundy, who often shouts seemingly random interjections, many of which reference mythological and historical characters.
  • "Great Caesar's Underpants" is more likely tied to Perry White.
  • The "When a body meets a body, comin' through the rye" hit message refers to a poem by Robert Burns titled Comin' Through the Rye.