Of Mouseholes and Manholes
Frank shouts "67%, baby! And look! We're in a straight corridor with no branches, so you have no option other than to follow the left wall."
"Oh yeah?" you retort. "What about this manhole cover here? I'll bet this leads to a shortcut of some sort. Tunnels are almost always shortcuts."
"No, no," says Frank, "they specifically warned me about this manhole. Manhole, they said. More like... dead man hole. They weren't funny guys, really. They were more the thinking and planning type."
"Well," you reply, "maybe they were as bad at planning as they were at jokes. Maybe the manhole is the right choice."
Frank says "You're killin' me, Chief. Please. Just stick to the left wall and let's get this over with."
|Do what the man says|
You trudge down the corridor.
|You acquire an item: topiary nugglet|
Frank rocks back and forth, nodding his approval.
- Leads to The Last Temptation
|Go down the manhole|
You kick open the manhole and dive in. As your eyes adjust to the darkness, you discover that every surface of the tunnel beneath is coated with oily hair clogs. Too bad you didn't notice it before you touched a bunch of the surfaces.
|You lose (70% of max) hit points. (sleaze damage)|
You kick open the manhole and dive in. The eerie darkness of the tunnel below is tolerable for a while, but eventually it gets to you. You start seeing things out of the corner of your eye. Dark things. Evil things.
|You lose (70% of max) hit points. (spooky damage)|
You kick open the manhole and dive in. Splash! Is the sound it would make if there were water down here instead of ice. Crunch is the sound it actually makes, then Brrrr is the sound that you make.
|You lose (70% of max) hit points. (cold damage)|
You kick open the manhole and dive in. Unfortunately, the tunnel beneath appears to be part of the Sorceress' lava sewer. Which... who even has one of those.
|You lose (70% of max) hit points. (hot damage)|
You kick open the manhole and dive in. It leads, not surprisingly, to a sewer. What is surprising is the caliber of the sewer smell. It would definitely be an award-winning stink, if anybody gave awards for that.
|You lose (70% of max) hit points. (stench damage)|
then, if you survived:
You emerge from the tunnel and brush yourself off.
"I tried to warn you," says Frank, "but noooooo, you're the expert."
- Leads to Mazel Tov!
Occurs at The Hedge Maze.
- The title of this adventure resembles Of Mice and Men, a novel by John Steinbeck.