Pooling Your Resources
You reach a point in the maze where the path butts up against a large, shallow decorative pool.
Frank says "Okay. We're currently about a third of the way through this thing. Keep it up, and we'll be there in no time. If you hug the left wall here, eventually we'll make it to the other side of that pool."
"Why don't I just wade across the pool? Wouldn't that be faster?"
"Well sure, Chief, it'd be faster at first, but then it'd be really slow, because you'd be dead. That pool is a trap. I guaran-freakin'-tee it."
Frank says "Stick to the left and everything will be all right."
|Hug the left wall|
You sigh and hug the left wall.
|You acquire an item: topiary nugglet|
Frank says "Good, good. Keep it up, Chief."
- Leads to Good Ol' 44% Duck
|Head across the pool|
You wade out into the pool. With every step, it gets colder and colder. Water to slush to solid ice, clutching at your feet and chilling you to the bone. Speaking of bone -- apparently Frank was right about the pool being a trap.
|You lose (80% of max) hit points. (cold damage)|
You wade out into the pool, and when you're in the dead center, it starts boiling. Frank was right. It was definitely a trap.
|You lose (80% of max) hit points. (hot damage)|
You wade into the pool. Mists gather around you, and you are suddenly gripped with fear -- you can't see the edge. You run and run and run, but you get nowhere. You're trapped here...
|You lose (80% of max) hit points. (spooky damage)|
You're halfway across the pool before you realize that what you took to be water is actually used motor oil. It's... it's in your shoes. Augh. You should've listened to Frank.
|You lose (80% of max) hit points. (sleaze damage)|
You wade out into the pool, and when you're in the center, it begins to bubble as raw sewage mixes with the water from an unseen pipe. Your gorge rises as you scramble for the edge of the pool...
|You lose (80% of max) hit points. (stench damage)|
At long last, you drag yourself out of the opposite end of the pool and collapse on the ground.
- Leads to Of Mouseholes and Manholes
If you have 0 turns left after completing earlier parts of the maze:
Occurs at The Hedge Maze.