You're fighting a rock homunculus
The ground trembles beneath you, and you begin to tremble in fear. Pretty soon, the fear leads to hate, and as a squat little man-shaped rock monster emerges from the ground, you direct your hate at him and steel yourself to deliver a little bit of suffering.
Critical Hit Message:
He smashes a pair of scissors and then throws them at you. Argh! Ooh! Eek!
For those about to get hit in the ankle by a tiny man made of rock (we salute you.) Ugh! Ooh! Argh!
He stomps on your foot. It's like that time you kicked a rock, but it turned out to be just the top bit of a really heavy rock. Ugh! Ouch! Argh!
He jumps up and elbows you in the face with a little gravelly arm, then he laughs at you in a little gravelly voice. What a jerk, and what a jerk! Oof! Oof! Ow!
He bangs a part of himself with bits of steel in it against a part of himself with bits of flint in it, and sets your <shins> on fire. Can you smell what the little rock man is cooking? Yes you can. I'tsTemplate:Typo your <shins>. Eek! Eek! Argh! (hot damage)
He tries to stomp on your foot, but you stick him where the sun don't shine. By which I mean you shove him back underground.
He tries to hit you with a little rock fist, but you blow him away. To a man his size, your breath is like a hurricane.
He attempts to pound your <shins> with his rocky fists, but you cover him with a piece of paper.
He tries to smack you in the <shins>, but you skip him across a nearby pond.
He lurches toward you, but trips over a piece of moss growing on his foot. I guess walking stones are immune to that proverb.
- After September 10th, 2009, rock homunculus no longer occur in the game.
- Appeared in mid-high level zones. With a charged magnet, you would fight a homunculus every 25-35 adventures. Without one, you would fight one every 45-55 adventures and would not encounter any until you had spent at least 30 adventures in a specific zone.
- The rock snake appeared on the same schedule, but in low level zones.
- "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." - the Star Wars character Yoda, in the 1999 film The Phantom Menace.
- The moss in one of the miss messages refers to the proverb "A rolling stone gathers no moss".
- "He smashes a pair of scissors" and "He attempts to pound your <shins> with his rocky fists, but you cover him with a piece of paper" both refer to the game "rock-paper-scissors".
- "He tries to hit you with a little rock fist, but you blow him away. To a man his size, your breath is like a hurricane" refers to the song "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, from their 1984 album Love at First Sting.
- The critical hit message refers to the WWE wrestler "The Rock".
- "For those about to get hit in the ankle by a tiny man made of rock..." is a clear reference to "For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)" by AC/DC.
- The miss message about "stick[ing] him where the sun don't shine" is a reference to "She Bangs the Drums," a song by The Stone Roses.