Triffid

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Triffid
Monster ID 342
Locations The Spooky Forest
Hit Points 6
Attack 5
Defense 4
No-Hit 15
Initiative 70
Meat None
Phylum plant
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts head, leaf, vine
Drops
moxie weed, spooky stick
Bounty triffid bark
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
triffid You're fighting a triffid

In the midst (and the mists) of the Spooky Forest, you encounter a triffid -- a horrifying ambulatory plant. You'll probably need an ambulance after it's done ambulating all over you.

Hit Message(s):

The triffid shoots out its tonguelike appendage and hits you in the eye. You wish you could still see, so you could see red. Ouch!

The triffid tries to wrap you in one of its tendrils, but you trick it into wrapping around ten drills, instead. Then the triffid pokes you with seven of the ten drills. Smartass. Ooh!

The triffid reaches out with one of its tendrils and gives you a vicious Indian-burn on your <shoulder>. Ugh!

The triffid spits poison and kills you. Well, not really, but it does sting.Ugh!

Critical Hit Message:

The triffid wraps your neck in what appears to be vines of poison ivy. You're not sure which hurts worse -- the strangulation or the thought of tomorrow's rash. Ow! Ow!

Miss Message(s):

The triffid tries to blind you with its tonguelike appendage, but to no avail, since somebody apparently forgot to tell it that you can only be blinded by science.

The triffid tries to wrap you in one of its tendrils, but you trick it into wrapping around ten drills, instead.

The triffid spits poison to try and kill you, but it just gets you hot, instead.

The triffid tries to sting you, but in a rare feat of athletic prowess, you manage to be faster than a plant.

Fumble Message:

The triffid gets wrapped up in its own vines (and its own story) and falls on its... face... thing. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Heart1.gifYou acquire an item: moxie weed (31.6% chance)*
Stick.gifYou acquire an item: spooky stick (31.6% chance)*
Bark.gifYou acquire an item: triffid bark (100% chance)*
You gain 1.25 <substat>.

Occurs at The Spooky Forest.

References

  • The "triffid" is a fictional plant in John Wyndham's 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids.
  • The blinding attack is a reference to the set-up of Wyndham's novel; most of humanity is blinded, leaving them vulnerable to the deadly plants' sting attacks.
  • The miss text when it tries to blind you is a reference to the 1983 Thomas Dolby song "She Blinded Me with Science".
  • The miss text "The triffid spits poison to try and kill you, but it just gets you hot, instead." and the hit text "The triffid spits poison and kills you. Well, not really, but it does sting." is a reference to a line the song "Science Fiction Double Feature" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show: "And I really got hot / when I saw Jeanette Scott / fight a Triffid that spits poison and kills."
  • The triffid's shape and aggressiveness, and its item drop of a spooky stick, are reminiscent of the Deku Babas from various games in The Legend of Zelda series. When defeated, a Deku Baba drops a Deku Stick, much like the triffid drops a spooky stick.