Rock snake

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Rock snake
Monster ID 845
Locations Approximately every 30 adventures, beginning July 23rd, 2009
Hit Points 15
Attack 10
Defense 10
Initiative Indeterminate
Meat None
Phylum Indeterminate
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts Indeterminate
Drops
floaty sand
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
rock snake You're fighting a rock snake

Abruptly, the ground beneath your feet begins to shake. You look around for a desk to climb under, but before you can find one a strange three-foot-long snake-like creature, made entirely of rocks, erupts into view.

You briefly entertain the possibility of making friends with it, but you've been playing this game long enough to know that that isn't gonna happen. You ready your weapon.

Hit Message(s):

It chomps on your <shins> with its rocky little mouth. Argh! Oof!

It slaps you with its rocky tail. The horror! Eek! Argh!

Critical Hit Message:

It headbutts you with such force that you're knocked silly, unable to tell your <knee> from your <face>. Argh! Eek!

Miss Message(s):

It tries to slap you with its rocky tail, but you rolly out of the way.

It tries to chomp on you with its rocky mouth, but gets distracted by a nearby flying squirrel.

Fumble Message:

It tries to headbutt you, but ends up collapsing in a very poorly-timed rockslide. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Float dust.gifYou acquire an item: floaty sand (25% chance)*
You gain 3 <substat>.

Notes

  • After September 10th, 2009, Rock snakes no longer occur in the game.
  • Could still be encountered when falling down drunk.
  • Cannot be tracked by odor extractor or Transcendent Olfaction.
  • Could be copied using a Spooky Putty sheet before July 28, 2009.
  • This adventure can override both clover adventures and Semi-Rare Adventures.
  • Occurs anywhere through adventure.php
  • Does not occur in Noob Cave.
  • You cannot skip over the rock snake adventure -- if you use up more than one adventure at a time to skip over it (with the Shore, or spending adventures napping, etc.), it will just appear on your next open adventure.
  • Occurred in all zones every 25-35 adventures from July 23rd to 29th.
  • After the 29th, the snake appeared only in low-level areas (such as the Spooky Forest). Also, unless you had a charged magnet equipped, its appearances were reduced to once every 45-55 adventures in a areas you had already spent at least 30 adventures. With the magnet, the encounter occurred on its earlier schedule.

References

  • The "nearby flying squirrel" is Rocky, of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame.
  • The "rolly" miss message is play on "rock and roll".
  • The desk you look for to try to duck under is reference to the "safety" procedures taught to American school children in the 50's and 60's, Duck and Cover. Initially for use in case of atomic attack, it was also used for earthquakes under the strategy Drop, Cover and Hold On, which was further lampooned by the TV show, South Park for use when threatened by a volcano.