Borg a-beeping

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Borg a-beeping
Monster ID 648
Locations A Sinister Dodecahedron
Hit Points Scales with player stats
Attack Scales with player stats
Defense Scales with player stats
Initiative 0
Meat None
Phylum construct
Elements None
Resistance None
Monster Parts arm, head, leg, torso
Drops
vibrating cyborg knife
Manuel Entry
refreshedit data
borg a-beeping You're fighting a borg a-beeping

This is a security biomechanoid whose purpose is to alert the other members of the collective of your presence, which it does by emitting a shrill, high-pitched whine. Having done that, its secondary purpose is to cause you to emit a shrill, high-pitched whine through the application of the long knives at the end of its arms.

Hit Message(s):

It lets loose a mechanical whine. Something like "I don't wanna be assimilated!" It's pretty piercing, eardrum-wise. Ouch! Argh! Oof! Argh! Ouch!

It knifes you in the <throat>. Musical assertions to the contrary, it doesn't feel so right. Ooh! Ooh! Ugh! Argh! Oof!

It stabs you with its knives. Man, I hate it when people get all stabby. Ow! Ugh! Oof! Ouch! Eek!

It knifes you in the <forehead>. Ugh! Ouch! Ow! Ooh! Ow!

Critical Hit Message:

It sounds its shrill, piercing alarm again. You're about to say something snarky like, "is that all you got?", but then you get filleted and deep-fried by the robot who answered the alarm. Ooh! Ow! Ooh! Oof! Ooh!

Miss Message(s):

It lets loose a mechanical whine. You give it some cheese to go with the whine.

It tries to knife you, but you kick it away. Never bring a knife to a footfight.

It tries to stab you, but it can't because it's not a bat.

It tries to knife you, but you dodge. No more Mr. Knife Guy.

Fumble Message:

It wanders around flailing its arms and sounding the alarm. The "danger! Danger, adventurer, danger!" gets pretty annoying, but it's not particularly painful. (FUMBLE!)


After Combat

Borgknife.gifYou acquire an item: vibrating cyborg knife (10% chance)*

Occurred at A Sinister Dodecahedron.

References

  • The miss message "It tries to stab you, but it can't because it's not a bat" is a reference to the Stab Bat.
  • The name of this monster refers to the "lords a-leaping" from the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
  • The musical assertions to the contrary are found in Bryan Adams' "Cuts Like A Knife" (specifically, the chorus "Now it cuts like a knife / But it feels so right").
  • "No more Mr. Knife Guy" is probably referencing the common phrase "No more Mr. Nice Guy," but could be a reference to a Will Smith line in the movie Wild Wild West, to the Alice Cooper song, "No More Mr. Nice Guy," or even to the recurring Super Mario minor villain Knife Guy.
  • "Danger, Adventurer, danger!" is a reference to Lost in Space, in which the Robot was known to go "Danger, Will Robinson!"
  • "Never bring a knife to a footfight" is a reference to the expression "Never bring a knife to a gunfight," or possibly to the film The Untouchables, where Sean Connery's character teases a thug who "brings a knife to a gun fight."
  • "You give it some cheese to go with the whine" is a pun, referencing the cheese-wine combo.