Dandy Lion

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Dandy Lion

Shocking, cringing cat
without the vim and verve, true
But he sure can dance.

Increases item drops and restores HP and MP after combat

Ability: Fairy + Ghuol Whelp. Increases item drops and restores HP/MP after combat. Snappy dresser! NB: Hidden ability: occasionally attacks when you attack with a whip type weapon equipped

Throne/Bjorn: Regenerate 2-8 HP and MP per adventure, sometimes delevels by 3-5

Hatchling: Dandylioncub.gif dandy lion cub

Familiar-Specific Equipment: Cravat.gif woolen cravat

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Mumming Trunk Abilities:

+15% Meat Drop 4-5 MP +4 Muscle statgain +15% Item Drop +4 Mysticality statgain 8-10 HP +4 Moxie statgain
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Combat Messages
  • Regular message:
    <name> notices you're bleeding, nearly faints at the sight, then bandages you with a strip torn from his ruffly sleeves.
    HPYou gain some hit points.
    <name> touches you with one exquisitely-manicured claw. The built-up static electricity in his wool suit shocks you.
    MPYou gain some Mana Points.
    <name> does a mincing two-step, swinging his tail like a cane. Though it's utterly lacking in vim and verve, you applaud politely.
  • With the safarrri hat equipped:
    <name> cowers in fear, peeking occasionally at your hat. You tell him to be a lion, not a mowouse, but he doesn't listen.
  • With a whip-type weapon equipped as your primary weapon:
    Like the majority of whipholders, you crack your whip. <name> is startled by the noise and goes feral, clawing your opponent for X damage. All fear the kitten with a whip!
  • Enthroned in the Crown of Thrones:
    <name> delivers a scathing critique of his ensemble and hygiene. He looks pretty demoralized after the attack.
    Monster AttackMonster attack power reduced by 3-5
    Monster DefenseMonster defense reduced by 3-5
  • Bjornified in the Buddy Bjorn:
    <name> pops up over your shoulder, gives your opponent an appraising look, then returns to his Buddy Bjorn with a haughty sniff. Your opponent pouts.
    Monster AttackMonster attack power reduced by 3-5
    Monster DefenseMonster defense reduced by 3-5
  • With lucky Tam O'Shanter equipped:
    <name> winks underneath his Tam O'Shanter. Somehow he's found a matching scarf, so he's impeccably dressed as always.
  • With miniature gravy-covered maypole equipped:
    <name> does a little country lion dancing around the maypole. Don't hit me.
  • With wax lips equipped:
    <name>'s fangs poke through the wax lips, making him lisp even more than usual.

Arena Messages

  • When entered in an Ultimate Cage Match:
    <name> doesn't want to get his nice clothes dirty. He's a dancer, not a fighter.


  • Increases item drops by the same factor as a Gravy Fairy.
  • HP and MP are both determined by the familiar's weight: anywhere from (N+5)/2 to N+5, where N is the familiar's weight. (A 1-pound Dandy Lion will restore from 3 to 6 HP/MP, while a 25-pound Dandy Lion will restore 15-30 HP/MP.) Fractions are rounded down.
  • The Dandy Lion will restore HP/MP roughly 50% of the time.
  • The formula for damage dealt with a whip equipped appears to be the same as a Sabre-Toothed Lime: (floor(weight/2)+2) to (weight+2). The lion will attack 50% of the time.
  • If both the safarrri hat and a whip are equipped, you will only get the hat message, never the whip message/effect.
  • If you are full on either HP or MP when the Dandy Lion activates, the corresponding message(s) will not be displayed.
  • In a 100 adventure test run, there were no special effects when the Cat-Herding Prod was equipped.


  • The name "Dandy Lion" is a pun on the common dandelion, a dandy being a man (or lion) who places importance on fashion and style.
  • Several aspects are references to the movie The Wizard Of Oz. The Cowardly Lion's song "If I Only Had The Nerve" contains the lines "without the vim and verve", "I'm just a dandy lion", and "But I could show my prowess / Be a lion, not a mowess". The wax lips message is a reference to the Cowardly Lion's lisp. (See also similar references on the White lion's page)
  • The description haiku and arena message may refer to the animated movie Cats Don't Dance.
  • The message displayed with miniature gravy-covered maypole equipped is a pun on Country line dancing (hence the "Don't hit me" at the end).
  • "Kitten With A Whip" is a 1965 Ann-Margret movie featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000.