The Serpent's Lure
|The Serpent's Lure|
|Linked to||A castaway|
Trigger conditions[edit | edit source]
The Serpent's Lure is triggered when you do the Approach action in A castaway.
Story description[edit | edit source]
A fanged mouth rears from the water, big enough to bite a boat in half or swallow a pig! The 'woman' contorts and slides into the water: she's the tip of the monster's tail. This will be untidy.
Interactions[edit | edit source]
Fling it bait, and move on.
||A noisy thrashing
Lucky one keeps fish about one's person, eh? One never knows when one will need fish.
It's a formidable beast. But you're formidable too.
|A terrible toll
The beast's scales are proof against pistol-shot, and it wreaks terrible havoc before you manage to bring it down. You harvest its bones, and scrape its hatching young from along the rocks by the shore.
|A ferocious battle
With cutlass and with pistol, your zailors stride into battle! The serpent obviously expected nothing of the kind. It essays a number of savage strikes against you, and then a lucky shot takes it in the eye. You harvest its bones, and scrape its hatching young from along the rocks by the shore.
It is always preferable to fight zee-serpents from inside a ship. Not from inside a serpent. Withdraw as best you can.
|A terrible toll
The beast's neck snakes out and snaps up a single struggling zailor with terrible deliberation. The rest of you scramble inland. It submerges, eyeing you with reptilian malice. A zee-serpent that masquerades as a lady! Well, it's a tale to tell.
|A narrow escape
Its neck is long. Its teeth are sharp. But you make it safely inland. A zee-serpent that masquerades as a lady! Well, it's a tale to tell.