Scarabs
(found as traps on a box)

REMEMBER: One should have disarm skill + wisdom bonus of over 150 to have a chance at disarming a ground scarab! Be careful!

Bug

Effect

Cure

Description

Disarmed

Sky Blue glaes

The scarab deseases at insane rates.

Undisease, Heal and/or raise

You see a sky-blue glaes scarab, which is no more than an inch long and possessing of six stubby segmented legs. The scarab's carapace is made out of pure sky-blue glaes, intricately carved and polished to a smooth finish. Etched into the scarab's surface are intricate runes which seem to writhe across it as the light hits them.

(dropped): You carefully nudge the scarab free of its prison without disturbing the lock too much. The scarab falls from the lock and onto the ground in front of you.

(failed): As you push your lockpick into the lock mechanism, you hear the buzzing of a tiny insect coming from within. Suddenly, something darts out of the lock and flies straight at you! You attempt to duck out of the way, but it weaves with you and lands on your neck! You gasp in horror as you feel its stinger enter your flesh and you clap your hand to your neck to stop it, but there is nothing there. You suddenly feel very ill.

Sea green glaes

Poison

Unpoison, Heal and/or Raise

similiar to the diseased scarab

similiar to the diseased scarab

Spiked onyx scarab Burrows into your arm and painfully tunnels its way to your heart, where it finally kills you. The scarab continues killing after set off.
  1. Get a Cleric to uncurse you FAST!
  2. Get a sorcerer to explode the infected limb.
  3. Get someone to chop off the infected limb with a weapon.
  4. ATTACK it with a weapon to kill it.
  5. Get raised if you died from it

Peering closely into the lock, you spy a tiny onyx scarab wedged into the lock mechanism. The scarab's shell is covered with spiky inward-curving protrusions which resemble fangs. You see a spiked onyx scarab, which is no more than an inch long and possessing of six stubby segmented legs. The scarab's carapace is glossy black, covered with dozens of inward-curving spikes which resemble fangs. (dropped): You carefully nudge the scarab free of its prison without disturbing the lock too much. The scarab falls from the lock and onto the ground in front of you.

(failed): You settle into the difficult task of picking the lock. You make a lame attempt (d100=23). You are not able to pick the lock, but you get a feeling that it is within your abilities.

As you push your lockpick into the lock mechanism, you hear a clicking noise coming from within an enruned mithril coffer. A tiny onyx insect with numerous spikes on its carapace scuttles out of the locking mechanism and darts towards you!

Blood jets forth as a spiked onyx scarab burrows into your left hand! You bite back a scream as you feel a spiked onyx scarab tunneling through your left hand!

A spiked onyx scarab suddenly bursts out of your left hand and crawls across your skin for a moment, before tunneling back in! You bite back a scream as you feel a spiked onyx scarab tunneling through your chest!

A spiked onyx scarab suddenly bursts out of your chest and crawls across your skin for a moment, before tunneling back in! Pain like a miniature sun bursts within your chest as the onyx scarab reaches your heart! Light flares before your eyes momentarily, followed by the release of death.

It seems you have died, my friend. Although you cannot do anything, you are keenly aware of what is going on around you...You mentally give a sigh of relief as you remember that the Goddess Lorminstra owes you a favor....departing in 10 mins...

A spiked onyx scarab suddenly erupts out of your chest and drops to the ground! Quicker than the eye can follow, a spiked onyx scarab suddenly darts forward and launches itself at Valierena! Blood jets forth as a spiked onyx scarab burrows into Valierena's right hand!

You hear a wet, muffled ripping sound from under the skin of Valierena's right hand! The skin suddenly ripples on Valierena's chest! You see a lump moving about just under the skin on Valierena's chest!

Valierena looks weak with shock and pain! * Valierena drops dead at your feet! A spiked onyx scarab suddenly erupts out of Valierena's chest and drops to the ground!

A spiked onyx scarab scuttles about in a circle, looking unsure of its situation. The scarab darts on the ground for a while, then dissintegrates...

Etched transluscent scarab Casts a random non-CS spell (such as spikethorn) at you. The scarab CRAWLS BACK INTO the box after set off.

Healing or Raising

Peering closely into the lock, you spy a glimmering opalescent scarab wedged into the lock mechanism. The scarab's surface is etched with tiny runes that seem to writhe as the light strikes them. You see a glimmering opalescent scarab, which is no more than an inch long and possessing of six stubby segmented legs. The scarab's shell glistens wetly, colors playing across it in varying patterns, accentuating the shifting runes etched into its back.

(dropped): You carefully nudge the scarab free of its prison without disturbing the lock too much. The scarab falls from the lock and onto the ground in front of you.

(failed): The scarab flies out and casts a random spell at the picker. I have seen spikethorn cast before. Not sure what other spells the little bug knows.

The scarab claws back into the box after being set off. Be Careful!

Blood-red teardrop-etched scarab Latches onto you and sucks all of your blood out. The scarab continues killing after set off.

  1. Get a Cleric to uncurse you FAST!

  2. Get a sorcerer to explode the infected limb.

  3. Get someone to chop off the infected limb with a weapon.

  4. ATTACK it with a weapon to kill it.

  5. Get raised if you died from it

You see a blood red teardrop-etched scarab, which is no more than an inch long and possessing of six stubby segmented legs. The scarab's entire carapace is a warm reddish hue, save for a single patch on its back which darkens in a teardrop shape. (dropped): You carefully nudge the scarab free of its prison without disturbing the lock too much. The scarab falls from the lock and onto the ground in front of you

(failed): the bugger latches onto a limb and sucks your blood. He doesn't stop until he gets all of it - i.e. until you are dead.

To kill a scarab once it's out of you:

Swinging at the scarab with your weapon seems to work. They have a DS of about 25.

  • Kill scarab with your weapon.

I've heard you can tread on them out in the open.

  • Stomp scarab works very well.

Misc Information:

When rubbed (after being disarmed) they cast one charge of a random beneficial spell. Its also random to get one that actually has one of these spells in it.

The scarab drops to the ground after you chop off the limb and continues to kill - beware. If uncursed, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

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