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D: DEADILY POISON BLACK SWAMP BUG by Firetop_Mountain
1. SKILL: N/A
2. STAMINA: N/A
2. ATTACKS: 1
3. HABITAT: Carries itself with dead bodies, which it lays eggs in. A lot of magical matter in a dusty room could result in a whole.
4. NUMBER ENCOUNTERED: 3 in a small group, 19 in a small drove, 34 in a medium-sized drove, and hundreds to thousands in a very large drove. Should a dead knight still in armour get buried, and a single Bug has got in about a week ago, then upon opening of the coffin, millions of the things could be released.
5. TYPE: Insect
6. REACTION: Hostile
7. WITS: Low
8. SIZE: Small
9. DAMAGE: See below
10. TREASURE: N/A
11. APPEARANCES: N/A
12. SPECIAL SKILLS: N/A
Cannot be fought as a simple creature. Its eyes are like that of a fly's, but are made up of bags, which can release potentially lethal, poisonous, explosive red pollen blobs. It has 8 sharp sting-darts connected to sold steel legs encased in soft feelers. Just one touch from these will kind of cause your skin to melt off. The wings and body are covered in gold-plated armour, which will repel most anything. The head is incredibly squishy, but it has a long, tube like mouth, with the teeth on its tounge. One prick will cause you to slowly mutate into a Bug like itself. A Bug can live for millions of years, until even Armageddon.
DEFEATING: It's very hard. The armour will only be peeled off if you have something with an everlasting flame to it, to melt the armour. Sharp-edged throwing weapons will deal with the teeth-on-tounge, and stab it in the eyes to harmlessly squeeze the red pollen blobs. It will try several methods:
FIRST ATTEMPT: It will try to release the red pollen, if it still has any.
SECOND: Will use the skin-melting-darts--all of them.
THIRD: The dread tounge!
The only way to defeat it is to use the flat of a weapon to firstly bend back the legs-in-feelers, and push them in. The super-fly will never move again, for several things will happen all at once: It will fall to the ground, attempt all its procedures, then bid farewell as it combusts. However, too many will be totally fatal. Dark wizards often use them for clifftop fights in an illusion of a castle dungeon right at the edge--the warrior will back away, then fall through the edge, into space, the bugs still stinging and killing-in-the-makings him.
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