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|Locations||The Middle Chamber|
|Monster Parts||head, leg, torso, tail|
This is a tomb rat. Before the Days of Yore, the monarchs of Loathing were buried with huge stores of grain, because it was believed that grain was used as currency in the afterlife. It was also believed that the roads were paved with gold, and that there was a solid gold tollbooth at every intersection, so it was vitally important to carry plenty of grain if you expected to actually get anywhere in the afterlife. The government of the afterlife claimed they used the grain to fund road improvements, but that always seemed a little suspicious. I mean, the roads are made of solid gold. How can you possibly improve that?
Oh, right, the rat. Yeah, because of all of the grain, these tombs frequently filled up with rats. This is one of them.
The rat gnaws on your <shins> with its horrible little teeth. Ow! Ow! Ouch! Ugh! Ouch!
The rat claws at your <ear> with its nasty little claws. Ouch! Ouch! Ugh! Eek! Ow!
The rat pulls out a large spherical bomb, lights it, and throws it at you. Unfortunately, you catch it. KABOOOM! Ow! Oof! Ugh! Ooh! Ooh!
The rat starts to attack you, but you do your James Cagney impression and it gets confused.
The rat starts to attack you, but is momentarily distracted by something shiny.
The rat pulls out a large spherical bomb and tries to light the fuse, but you blow out the match. (FUMBLE!)
|You gain 60-90 Meat (average: 75, stdev: 6.52)*|
|You acquire an item: leathery rat skin (30% chance)*|
|You acquire an item: tomb ratchet (20% chance)*|
|You acquire an item: unidentified jerky (12% chance)*|
|You gain 40-41 <substat>.|
Occurs at The Middle Chamber.
- On your first ascension only, the tomb ratchet will not drop until ???. On all subsequent ascensions the tomb ratchet can drop at any time.
- Because of the above conditional, the tomb ratchet cannot be obtained via Pickpocket mechanics or yellow rays.
- Using a tangle of rat tails on this enemy will cause it to become a tomb rat king.
- Before the revamp, the tomb ratchet would not drop until the carved wooden wheel was installed (during your first ascension only).
- The attack message with the rat throwing a bomb refers to "Mouser" from Super Mario Bros. 2, a giant humanoid mouse who attacked by throwing bombs.
- A James Cagney impression would undoubtedly end with you calling the monster a "dirty rat", a much-quoted line by James Cagney in the 1931 movie Blonde Crazy (though the original line was "that dirty double-crossing rat").