Honey badger

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The honey badger, r, is a monster that appears in EvilHack. It has a decently powerful bite-claw combo, and is capable of tunneling.

Generation

In addition to random generation, 1d4 honey badgers may spawn on any level with a beehive.

Strategy

Honey badgers can spell doom for any player caught unawares, as they move at 12 speed and can dig through walls with ease. They also provide an incentive to reach beehives quickly as soon as you discover them - a honey badger will eat any royal jelly they can get their grubby little paws on. Their 0 AC and poison resistance also makes them much harder to dispatch and gives them a stellar defense against killer bees, which they will attack on sight.

Origin

The honey badger, mellivora capensis, is a mammal found in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Indian subcontinent. It is considered a member of the weasel family, and obtains a large part of its food by digging it out of burrows. Honey badgers are best known for their tendency to raid beehives in search of both bee larvae and honey, as well as their surprising viciousness against other predators such as lion cubs and black mambas. These traits have made honey badgers a popular animal among Internet users as early as 2008.

Encyclopedia Entry

The Honey badger (or ratel) is a tenacious small carnivore that
has a reputation for being, pound for pound, Africa's most fearless
animal despite its small size. It is even listed as the "most
fearless animal in the world" in the Guinness Book of Records.

Honey badgers are reputed to go for the scrotum when attacking large
animals. The first published record of this behaviour was a
circumstantial account by Stevenson-Hamilton (1947) where a badger
reportedly castrated an adult Buffalo. Other animals alleged to have
been emasculated by honey badgers include wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu,
zebra and man. This has also been reported by other African tribes,
but no direct evidence exists to support this behaviour.