Rolling the Bones
In the deepest darkest corner of the Misspelled Cemetary, you encounter a skleleton lying on the ground, with an old man bending over him. As you get closer, it appears that the man is trying to administer CPR.
"You do know that's just a pile of bones, right?" you say.
"Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor, not a paleontologist!" the man says. "This thing was alive right before I unhooked his brain, and now he's flatlining! I'm losing him!"
"You took out his brain and you expect him to be okay?"
"It worked the last time I tried it," the man says. "But I'm afraid I've lost this one." The man stands up and vanishes in a cloud of swirling, glowing particles. Or maybe he turned into glitter -- you can't be sure.
You pocket the skleleton's skull and brain and go your own way.
Your ten-leaf clover disappears in a puff of smoke.
|You acquire an item: smart skull|
|You acquire an item: disembodied brain|
- The "old man" is a poke at Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, from Star Trek (from his "I'm a doctor, not a <whatever>" catchphrase, to his disappearing like a Star Trek transporter). The adventure itself is most likely a reference to the infamous Spock's Brain episode of the series.
- Glitter swirling in a jar of water was used to create the original Star Trek transporter special effect.