Mind flayer larva

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The mind flayer larva, ;, is a monster that appears in EvilHack.


Mind flayer larva are only generated in mind flayer nurseries, which appear on or after dungeon level 20.


While relatively weak in terms of stats and incapable of moving outside the shallow water they generate in, the mind flayer larva's sole attack can attach themselves to the player's face. A character that has a mind flayer larva attached to their face has only one turn to kill or remove it; if not removed in time, the larva will burrow itself into their brain, killing them instantly. Players that die in this way will arise as a mind flayer if their death leaves bones.

Encyclopedia Entry

Mind flayer larva are only ever found in mind flayer nurseries, tended to by an adult mind flayer. Relatively weak, they exist in shallow pools of water and will not venture from them. They have one attack, which is to attempt to attach itself to its victims face. If successful, the victim has only moments to kill or remove the mind flayer larva from its face. If not removed in time, the mind flayer larva burrows itself into its victims brain, killing them instantly. The larva controls the host body, feeding off of it and eventually growing into a full-grown mind flayer.