Comic 1012 - Try to pierce the dark

Posted on 10th May 2018, 8:00 PM in Chapter VIII
Try to pierce the dark

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Morgenstern 10th May 2018, 8:00 PM edit delete
Morgenstern
First, you spend some time digging around in the red, forming a shield out of keratin and bone for Caius.

"Hey, thanks," he says with a slight smile.

You then turn to making a meat golem. After all the ones you had to make for the tradesmen ritual, you've gotten pretty quick at it. You form one, you give it some basic bandages... and you cover it in old soda. If it doesn't smell like people, and you're dealing with the monster you think you are, the golem should be fine.

You send it hobbling into the dark.

There's a horrible noise as something butchers it.

You look at Fuse.

"On it," he says. He steps forward, peering into the room... and after a moment of focus, a small flame starts up.

"That it?," Caius chuckles.

"Concrete's... not very flammable," Fuse remarks. "Where's the monster?"

Indeed, there's... a noticeable vacancy where a monster should be.

"Weirder question," adds Michelle, "where's the golem? I don't see no blood, ...nothin'."

Comments:

Xylas_Incarnum 10th May 2018, 8:07 PM edit delete reply
Xylas_Incarnum
light up the ceiling with fire. Game knowledge says this is the chest room and thus should be free of a fight but no reason to be stupid here right?
Waddle Dee 10th May 2018, 8:08 PM edit delete reply
Check the ceiling.
Gigafreak 10th May 2018, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
And if there's nothing on the ceiling... it might be on the walls.
PurpleKetchup 10th May 2018, 8:14 PM edit delete reply
This darkness doesn't feel very natural, what with open flames lighting up this little...
Leafia_Barrett 10th May 2018, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Leafia_Barrett
Make another golem with a bandage, toss it in, light the bandage on fire.
LytharWolfe 10th May 2018, 9:09 PM edit delete reply
LytharWolfe
Light the bandage first, would be easier for Fuse if he can see it.
ReikoLupus 10th May 2018, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
ReikoLupus
This one is perfect XD.
If that thing eats our Golem, we are going to see it. If it doesn't touch our Golem, then we found one possible way to win this. (A way that left us with severe burns, but we can heal that later XD)
Crayssius 10th May 2018, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
I third this notion.
Tsukistar 10th May 2018, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Maybe give the golem a bone arm, wrap the bandages around the end of the arm like a torch?
Sekwel 10th May 2018, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Maybe only cross it with a light of some kind. Make a torch out of bone and bandages!
Memo 10th May 2018, 8:37 PM edit delete reply
Memo
Roll some bandage around a soda can, light it on fire and throw it along the ceiling. Should give us an idea about what is up there.
If applicable then Michelle can Peper it with her big gun afterwards.
Blue_Elite 10th May 2018, 8:45 PM edit delete reply
I'd rather light a soda can and toss it as a torch than another meat golem. Hopefully the monster can't digest metal and expired soda.
Blue_Elite 10th May 2018, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Well, soda didn't work as protection so that's out. Also a lack of a meat corpse is extremely concerning. If Fuse can light the ceiling on fire that'd be peachy.

Also if we can pry one of those soda machines from the wall and get it set up as a barricade that'd be nice too. Since there was no corpse, I'm assuming we just fed the monster in there and we'll have to deal with a gore cannon of some type.
Ablaze 10th May 2018, 8:44 PM edit delete reply
Make some giant ears with the red. Perhaps you can echolocate the monster?

If that fails, make flaming meatballs and chuck them everywhere.
undeadDreamer 10th May 2018, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Fuse set the ceiling on fire.
Swagner 10th May 2018, 9:16 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
Maybe make an eye-golem that can see in the dark, using a cat eye or something?
Portal In Time 10th May 2018, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Portal In Time
What the others are saying aboutpulling out flammable materials from the red, but instead of bandages or something let's see if we can't make a sort of flammable liquid and shove it in a bone ball, roll it over there and let it burst.
Crestlinger 10th May 2018, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Great. It's Intelligent. Now it knows something is coming. Forearmed is forewarned however. Time to make some bone bomb golems! Many many.
Terrac 10th May 2018, 10:39 PM edit delete reply
Flame golems!!!
Swagner 10th May 2018, 10:54 PM edit delete reply
Swagner
Hairy ones will burn brightest.
Frission 10th May 2018, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Frission
We could make kind of a thrown torch -- make a flammable ball tied to the end of a bandage, have fuse ignite the ball, and then swing it into the hall to see what it illuminates.

Or, y'know, just have someone pull out a flashlight or a phone with a flashlight app and look. :P

Honestly? I have a feeling the monster is the darkness itself...
Blue_Elite 10th May 2018, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
So what you're saying is... we need to cast Magic Missile at the darkness.
Hambone 11th May 2018, 12:56 AM edit delete reply
We are overthinking this. Just fire into the darkness with michelle's minigun. A fuck ton.