User:Wikid/Monsters of the Sciences

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Drilled from the mesas of VoR's Hallucinatory Bestiary, we bring you the Monsters of the Sciences. They mimic dungeon features.

Coefficient of friction

The coefficient of friction is a sessile horror that preferentially inhabits filler-level corridors in a Dungeoneer's Quest, where it can bring proceedings to a grinding halt.

Coefficient of friction #
Template Shade
Attacks Passive (touch 2d6 paralyse, touch 1d6 slowing)
Speed 0
Frequency 0 (Not randomly generated)

Two managers decided they would go moose hunting. They shot a moose, and as they were about to drag the animal by the hind legs, a biologist and an engineer came along.
The Biologist said, “You know, the hair follicles on a moose have a grain to them that causes the hair to lie toward the back.”
The Engineer said, “So dragging the moose that way increases your coefficient of friction by a tremendous amount. Pull from the other end, and you will find the work required to be quite minimal.”
The managers thanked the two and started dragging the moose by the antlers.
After about an hour, one manager said, “I can’t believe how easy it is to move this moose this way. I sure am glad we ran across those two.”
“Yeah,” said the other.“But we’re getting further and further away from our truck.”


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are considered to be very hazardous to human health. They are immune to physical weapons, and can only be reliably destroyed by elemental attacks (fire, cold, or electricity). Their attack can be negated by #wearing a towel or other full-face protection.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon .
Template Killer bee
Attacks Sting 1d1 poison
Frequency 0 (Not randomly generated)
Resistances Poison
Drops 5% random ring
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons Occur in large groups

PAHs are a large group of organic compounds with two or more fused aromatic (benzene) rings. Low-molecular-weight PAHs (two and three rings) occur in the atmosphere predominantly in the vapour phase, whereas multi-ringed PAHs (five rings or more) are largely bound to particles. Intermediate-molecular-weight PAHs (four rings) are partitioned between the vapour and particulate phases, depending on the atmospheric temperature. Particle-bound PAHs are considered to be very hazardous to human health.

H. Choi et al, (6) Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, in WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality: Selected Pollutants

Tropical sunset

The tropical sunset preferentially occupies open doors in certain upper dungeon levels.

Tropical sunset - |
Template Lichen
Attacks Touch sticky, invoke darkness
Alignment 0 (Neutral)
Frequency 1 (Very rare)
Drops 30% chance potion of booze
A tropical sunset Occurs in large groups

When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.

George R.R. Martin