An urban fantasy fighter struggles hand to hand with a human-sized monster with green skin and huge sharp teeth. A researcher stands nearby looking in a large scroll.
Fighter: What is this thing?
Researcher: According to folklore, it’s a ravenous bog demon, eater of unwary travelers.
The fighter is now on the ground with the monster over them, the monster’s teeth inches from the fighter’s face.
Fighter: Does folklore say how to beat it?
Researcher: Yes. First, let it eat you.
The researcher cheerfully holds up a dagger.
Researcher: Don’t worry. Once it eats its fill and falls asleep, I’ll slit open its stomach. Then you’ll jump out perfectly intact. All the folktales say so.
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Comments on Folk Instructions
Yeah, let’s call that Plan E.
If it’ll eat an annoying side character instead, we can bump it up to Plan C.
I’m a little suspicious of that. Every person who suggests that should be first in line as food … :)
Good one again, Bunny and Chris!
But if they get eaten, who will research helpful monster-fighting strategies???
Good argument … well, for research purposes, then, the other guy must be eaten!
There won’t need to ! They’ll just pop out intact, they said so themselves !
*waves sword threateningly* Now hop in.
If ravenous bog demos exists there is no reason for the plan not working, specially when all the sources agree.
Fae are prone to adhere to the letter of the law instead their meaning.
That folklore was documented by the famous scholar Rav Enousb O’gdemon
Nobody has ever met O’gdemon, or knows anything about them, but they seem to be very knowledgeable about ravenous bog demons
Lol, a source cited in many papers about why adventurers should be eaten!
Ah, yes, the famous Rav Enousb O’gdemon.
Their knowledge on bog demons is unparalelled.
Why, just last week, I heard someone comment on how important it was for every traveller to study their book.
Of course, a traveller that have studied is not unwary, so the Bog Demon won’t eat them. Just look at the one with the scroll. Where there is knowledge there is no fear!
And here I was assuming that was just a pen name for Agent K from Men In Black.
Little Red Riding Hood was totally written by a wolf