Mariachi calavera

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Mariachi calavera
Monster ID 272
Locations South of The Border
Hit Points 30
Attack 22
Defense 19
No-Hit 32
Initiative 50
Meat None
Phylum undead
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts skull, arm, leg, torso
Drops
bottle of tequila, marzipan skull
Bounty callused fingerbone
Pickpocket calavera concertina
Manuel Entry
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mariachi calavera You're fighting a mariachi calavera

This frightening apparition is a malevolently animated skeleton wearing a mariachi suit. Even though it's a skeleton, it somehow has a gigantic beer belly. You probably shouldn't have eaten the worm at the bottom of the mescal.

Hit Message(s):

It pokes you in the <bung> with one skeletal finger. Eek! Argh!

It plays a skeletal tune on its skeletal guitar. You feel chills running up and down your <shoulder>. Eek! Ugh!

Critical Hit Message:

He plays a brisk tune on his guitar (not pictured) and you suddenly burst into flames. This thing must be a friend of the Devil. Oof! Ooh! Oof! (hot damage)

Miss Message(s):

It tries to poke you with its skeletal fingers, but you break one off and find it's made of tasty marzipan.

It plays a skeletal tune on its skeletal guitar. You tell it that its suit has a touch of grey in it, but it kind of suits it anyway.

Fumble Message:

It asks you if you want it to play you a song, but you avert your eyes and make vague dismissive sounds. Close call! (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Bottle.gifYou acquire an item: bottle of tequila (30.1% chance)*
Candyskull.gifYou acquire an item: marzipan skull (30.4% chance)*
Fingerbone.gifYou acquire an item: callused fingerbone (100% chance)*
You gain 4 <substat>.

Occurs at South of The Border.

Notes

  • Using Pickpocket on this monster may yield a calavera concertina from about 5% of pickpocket attempts.
  • Despite its skeletal nature, the Mariachi calavera is immune to the rusty bonesaw. Per #6, it's too fast for the bonesaw to be effective.

References

  • The "skeletal tune" miss message is a reference to the song "Touch of Grey", by The Grateful Dead: "Oh well a touch of grey, kinda suits you anyway / That's all I had to say, but it's all right."
  • "Mariachi calavera" is Spanish for, roughly, "skull musician".
  • The introductory text refers to mescal (not tequila, despite the popular myth) traditionally being served with a worm at the bottom of the bottle.