Comic 1002 - Blood the monster

Posted on 7th May 2018, 8:02 PM in Hope
Blood the monster

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Morgenstern 7th May 2018, 8:02 PM edit delete
You start to imitate some of the things you did when Caius was cage fighting--increasing his adrenaline, converting his lactic acid to other materials, making his oxygen more efficient. You start mentally communicating a plan.

While Caius begins to better hold his ground, Fuse pulls out his pistol. He takes a few stray shots here and there, and Michelle does the same with her handgun--forcing the creature to whip its tail around in different directions to deflect the bullets. One round ricochets before bouncing off your shoulder plate, and another hits one of the meat walls. It starts to leak acid, the bright green fluid burning as it oozes to the floor.

You wait until just the right moment, when the creature is busy whipping bullets from a different direction...

and you fire your needle gun.

It takes a moment to kick in. As if to retaliate, the monster's tail lashes backward, its pointed tip aiming straight for you--

but you stop it.

You gain control of the monster.

Fuse extinguishes the flames, but the thing's still pretty badly burned. You tell it to let go of Caius, and it does, unhooking its limb from his armor.

...The walls continue to crawl inward.


Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 8:13 PM edit delete reply
Hide in the vent.
lil Joshu 7th May 2018, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Half the party won't fit.
Madd 7th May 2018, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
Go to the center and focus fire on those walls.
Waddle Dee 7th May 2018, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
See if we can get the monster to jam one of the doors open with its body (and stand back, in case of acid spray.) If not, just force the monster to commit suicide. Michelle and Caius wouldn't be able to hide in the vents, so we definitely don't want to leave them out in the cold.
Waddle Dee 7th May 2018, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Assuming, of course, the walls will stop if the creature is dead.
Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
Then use the bookshelf as a shield to push and block as much acid away.
Macheman7 7th May 2018, 8:17 PM edit delete reply
Won't work for Caius/Michelle. Tell the monster to attack the wall to our left, such that we can proceed if it succeeds.
If it doesn't we're probably dead.
Macheman7 7th May 2018, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I meant to say 'Hiding in the vent won't work for Caius etc.'
undeadDreamer 7th May 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
See if there's anything useful in there isn't then stick to one side while you have the monster go to town on the wall that's in the way of going forwards with one of it's limbs. I'm guessing there's no way around the walls. Well I guess you could make things to attack the walls if you don't want to use this thing for it.
undeadDreamer 7th May 2018, 8:21 PM edit delete reply
Can we fit everyone into the vents?
Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 8:24 PM edit delete reply
Guest 7th May 2018, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
So, if putting blood inside the vent can crush it inward, can blooding in expand it outward to fit our labmeat friends?
Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Fishbulb 7th May 2018, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
Unless the vent goes through solid concrete.
Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Thennnnnn probably not
Guest 7th May 2018, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
also, will shelf on the wall be able to fall forward and force the walls to stay apart?
Marshmallow 7th May 2018, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
it will probably squish it and then the acid will come gushing out so that we die.
Guest 7th May 2018, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
also, worst-case scenario, you can make a blood puddle on the floor, escape down the vent and make another, stick your hand through to help everyone through your red-portal.
Fishbulb 7th May 2018, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Check behind the bookcase for a hidden exit.
Guest 7th May 2018, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Blood the vent, make it bigger, stuff everyone into it
Mochi 7th May 2018, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
the furnishings probably aren't going to stop them, so we can forget about trying to move the book case. we could try and have the monster push back against the meat wall on the left and escape that way, but if that doesn't work, the only thing i can see working that doesn't involve us getting doused in acid that can eat through bone is killing the monster and hoping the walls are just a timer.
lil Joshu 7th May 2018, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
lil Joshu
Use blooded creature to whip apart the walls.
Blue_Elite 7th May 2018, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
The walls ARE moving slowly. We could have the monster check the vents for us and maybe even kill/take another trap for us.

As long as the left wall isn't bleeding acid, we could see if it's possible to push it back now that we've got everyone not tangled up with the monster.
Also try to fix Caius's hands.
Leafia_Barrett 7th May 2018, 9:03 PM edit delete reply
Have the monster try to slowdown the wall on the right, and try to figure out a good way to get Caius and Michelle into the vent.
Turquoise 7th May 2018, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Actually, there are cracks on top of the door on the left. Since our new friend here has already demonstrated they can pierce through the ceiling, why not try to bring some of it down to flatten one acid wall on said left?
ReikoLupus 7th May 2018, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Send the moster to use the drawer to push the wall with all of it's might!
If it doesn't work... They are acid-walls, but they are still living things. If we can Kill them, they'll stop, giving us the time we need to completely destroy them with Fire.
Destroy their "Heads" (The place with the big eye) with a shower of bullets, starting with the one in the left, since the mosnter atleast is going to make the other move a Little slower XD. And prepare to evade the acid that is going to spray from them. While Michelle is at it, create a small Barrier of bone covered in kerating and stomach-mucus to stop the acid in the floor (If it is for only stopping the acid in the floor, I don't think it is going to consume too much time). If destroying the "Head" doesn't stop them, then destroy the "Main Body". And go lower each time until it stops moving XD.
And obviously, add Fire to the equation XD.
Ablaze 7th May 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Use the red to make some bone axes... or just use the monster... and chop a hole in the wall around the vent. You just need to widen it a bit to get to the other side of the wall.
Frission 7th May 2018, 9:54 PM edit delete reply
Could make the monster shred one of the walls, preferably the one in the direction we need to go?

Um.. Try blooding the meat walls!
Oob 7th May 2018, 9:58 PM edit delete reply
Acid didn't escape the headspider Fuse torched. Now the bonewhip thing isn't a threat, any chance fire could stop the meatwalls?
pkrankow 7th May 2018, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
Burn BURN BURN!!! Torch th he meat wall in the direction we want to go in.