Bustle in the Hedgerow
|Bustle in the Hedgerow|
|Monster Parts||bustle, hedgerow|
As you pass by a hedgerow, high on the astral plane, you hear a rustling, bustling sound. Out from the hedgerow leaps a bustle! Why it's in the hedgerow, rather than under some Victorian-era dress, you're not sure. But don't be alarmed, now -- it only wants to beat you senseless.
It busily bustles you in the <ear>. Springy! Ow! Argh! Oof!
It pounds you with its springy parts, and springs over you with its poundy parts. Eek! Oof! Ow!
It savagely thrashes you, and the forest echoes with laughter for a while. Ugh! Ugh! Ouch!
It tries to bustle you in the <giblets>, but you hustle away.
It springs at you, but you spring away just as quickly.
It tries to tell you that all that glitters is gold, but you're not buying it. (FUMBLE!)
|You acquire an item: green-frosted astral cupcake (15.7% chance)*|
|You gain 36-37 <substat>.|
Occurs during the Great Trip.
- The name of the adventure and the description refer to the lyrics in the popular Led Zeppelin song, "Stairway to Heaven": "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now / It's just a spring clean for the May Queen..."
- The critical hit and fumble messages also refer to the lyrics in Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven": "There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold / And she's buying a stairway to heaven..." and "And a new day will dawn for those who stand long / And the forest will echo with laughter..."
- A "bustle", aside from being a sense of noise and activity (like "hustle and bustle"), was actually a framework used to support the back of a woman's dress, popular in Victorian times.