Pooltergeist

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Pooltergeist
Monster ID 386
Locations The Haunted Billiards Room
Hit Points 27
Attack 25
Defense 23
No-Hit 30
Initiative 70
Meat None
Phylum undead
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts balls
Drops
1-ball, 2-ball, 3-ball, 4-ball, 5-ball, 6-ball, 7-ball, 8-ball, 9-ball, pool shark hair oil
Manuel Entry
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pooltergeist You're fighting a pooltergeist

This is a vaguely humanoid figure made up of a cloud of spooky levitating pool balls. You spend a few seconds trying to figure out the best place to kick it, but to no avail. It hovers toward you, eerily clicking and clacking.

Hit Message(s):

It hits you on either side of your head with a pair of 4-balls. If only it had yelled "Fore!" first to give you some warning. Argh! Ooh! Ow!

It hits you in the <lower back> with a 1-ball. Ugh! Ugh! Eek!

It performs an elaborate internal bankshot, and a 6-ball rockets at you. It's too bad you didn't have a pocket in your <eye> -- that wouldn't have hurt nearly as much. Ugh! Eek! Ow!

Critical Hit Message:

It slides two balls under each of your feet, which cause you to slip and fall down. Then it hits you in the <leg> with a 1-ball, the <bung> with a 3-ball, the <ear> with a 5-ball, and the <arse> with a 7-ball. What an odd combination. Argh! Eek! Eek!

Miss Message(s):

It slings three balls at you, but you quickly catch them, juggle them for a while, and throw them back.

It hurls a 1-ball at you, but the ball is too yellow to get near enough to hurt you.

It slings a 6-ball at you, but you duck behind the pool table and it ricochets harmlessly off of the rail.

Fumble Message:

The pooltergeist floats toward you, but accidentally collides with a rack of pool cues. Hilarity ensues. For you, not for the pooltergeist. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

1ball.gifYou acquire an item: 1-ball (3% chance)*
2ball.gifYou acquire an item: 2-ball (3% chance)*
3ball.gifYou acquire an item: 3-ball (3% chance)*
4ball.gifYou acquire an item: 4-ball (3% chance)*
5ball.gifYou acquire an item: 5-ball (3% chance)*
6ball.gifYou acquire an item: 6-ball (3% chance)*
7ball.gifYou acquire an item: 7-ball (3% chance)*
8ball.gifYou acquire an item: 8-ball (15% chance)*
9ball.gifYou acquire an item: 9-ball (1% chance)*
Bottle.gifYou acquire an item: pool shark hair oil (30% chance)*
You gain 5 <substat>.

Occurs at The Haunted Billiards Room.

Notes

  • There are two distinct versions of this monster; one is a normal encounter dropping balls 1-9, while the other is an ultra-rare which drops only the 17-ball. The ultra rare version has this animated picture:
Poolter2.gif
  • The 9-ball is unaffected by item drop rate increasers.

History

References

  • A slang term for testicles is "balls", which can be a very painful part of the body to have kicked. This apparition is nothing but balls, hence the joke about figuring out the best place to kick it.
  • Pooltergeist is also a play on poltergeist, a ghost which manifests itself by moving around inanimate objects - like pool balls, for instance.
  • "Fore!" is a warning called out in golf when a ball is hit dangerously close to another golfer.
  • The color of the 1-ball in a traditional billiards set is yellow, which is also slang for being cowardly. Hence the miss message.
  • The odd combination in the critical hit message is the sequence of the odd numbered balls in pool.