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Dudley's dungeon -- Monday, 21 January, 2008

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Monday, 21 January, 2008 by gneek
                    
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@ "Hmm...There has to be an easy way to get rid of this demilich..."
What do you want to 
eat? [dBJM or *?] B 
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Which direction? 8
Your stinky breath  
hits the demilich!  
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L "No! Anything but that!"
The demilich's body 
crumbles to dust    
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L "Aaarrgh!"
You kill the        
demilich!           
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@ "Much better!"
Garlic breath is a deadly weapon!


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Wellan January 21, 2008 00:13
First comment: 27 November, 2007 247 comments written
Predictable...but still, pretty funny.
Kernigh January 21, 2008 01:49
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
The problem with the "clove of garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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" and the "sprig of wolfsbane" is that the purpose of these items is not obvious. They have little nutritional value, and provide negligible aid to the starving Priest[...] For the two priests were talking exactly like priests,
piously, with learning and leisure, about the most aerial
enigmas of theology. The little Essex priest spoke the more
simply, with his round face turned to the strengthening stars;
the other talked with his head bowed, as if he were not even
worthy to look at them. But no more innocently clerical
conversation could have been heard in any white Italian cloister
or black Spanish cathedral. The first he heard was the tail of
one of Father Brown's sentences, which ended: "... what they
really meant in the Middle Ages by the heavens being
incorruptible." The taller priest nodded his bowed head and
said: "Ah, yes, these modern infidels appeal to their reason;
but who can look at those millions of worlds and not feel that
there may well be wonderful universes above us where reason is
utterly unreasonable?"
        [ The Innocence of Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton ]

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. The encyclopedia entry for "garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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" is a quote from Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and provides little hint about how to use garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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in NetHack.

But if one has ideas about garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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or wolfsbane, then one may improvise. Was Dracula about the undead? Do undead monsters hate garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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? Then throw a clove of garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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at that koboldThe race of kobolds are reputed to be an artificial creation
of a master wizard (demi-god?). They are about 3' tall with
a vaguely dog-like face. They bear a violent dislike of the
Elven race, and will go out of their way to cause trouble
for Elves at any time.

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zombieThe zombi... is a soulless human corpse, still dead, but
taken from the grave and endowed by sorcery with a
mechanical semblance of life, -- it is a dead body which is
made to walk and act and move as if it were alive.
        [ W. B. Seabrook ]

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. The clove misses, and seems to have no effect. Use your mace to destroy the koboldThe race of kobolds are reputed to be an artificial creation
of a master wizard (demi-god?). They are about 3' tall with
a vaguely dog-like face. They bear a violent dislike of the
Elven race, and will go out of their way to cause trouble
for Elves at any time.

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zombieThe zombi... is a soulless human corpse, still dead, but
taken from the grave and endowed by sorcery with a
mechanical semblance of life, -- it is a dead body which is
made to walk and act and move as if it were alive.
        [ W. B. Seabrook ]

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, retake your garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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, and think of another idea.

If throws would miss, then maybe you need to wield these comestibles in melee? Okay, a group of wolves approaches. Wield the sprig of wolfsbane, and attack the first wolfThe ancestors of the modern day domestic dog, wolves are
powerful muscular animals with bushy tails. Intelligent,
social animals, wolves live in family groups or packs made
up of multiple family units. These packs cooperate in hunting
down prey.

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. You take several bites, and decide that this the sprig is no effective bane for the wolfThe ancestors of the modern day domestic dog, wolves are
powerful muscular animals with bushy tails. Intelligent,
social animals, wolves live in family groups or packs made
up of multiple family units. These packs cooperate in hunting
down prey.

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.

Maybe this sprig is a bane only against werewolves? You have the idea to wield your sprig against a werewolf. You expect that this might force the werewolf to humanThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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form and prevent more summoning. You try this, so it fails.

Because cloves and sprigs seem so useless, you resign yourself to throwing them at dogs and cats to pacify them. One day, you do this to a horseKing Richard III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Catesby: Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.
King Richard III: Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die:
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Five have I slain to-day instead of him.
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
        [ King Richard III, by William Shakespeare ]

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, and watchThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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as the horseKing Richard III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
Catesby: Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.
King Richard III: Slave, I have set my life upon a cast,
And I will stand the hazard of the die:
I think there be six Richmonds in the field;
Five have I slain to-day instead of him.
A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
        [ King Richard III, by William Shakespeare ]

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devours the clove or sprig and becomes your pet. Thus you learn that cloves and sprigs are pet food! To learn anything else about cloves or sprigs, you would have to read a spoiler.

The above comic shows what might happen if improvisation with garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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actually worked in NetHack. As you watchThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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your garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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breath kill the demilich, you feel awe to know one good use for the #breathe command. You remember reading about #breathe in the Guidebook, but you started ignoring this command after you tried it for a few times and it seemed useless. Now the useless #invoke command enters your mind, and you decide to try to #invoke the next sprig of wolfsbane.
Wellan January 21, 2008 02:46
First comment: 27 November, 2007 247 comments written
That isn't a comment. That's an essay.

It's a pretty good one, too...
averin January 21, 2008 08:07
First comment: 19 January, 2008 6 comments written
I tried wielding a clove of garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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to scare away VladVlad Dracula the Impaler was a 15th-Century monarch of the
Birgau region of the Carpathian Mountains, in what is now
Romania. In Romanian history he is best known for two things.
One was his skilled handling of the Ottoman Turks, which kept
them from making further inroads into Christian Europe. The
other was the ruthless manner in which he ran his fiefdom.
He dealt with perceived challengers to his rule by impaling
them upright on wooden stakes. Visiting dignitaries who
failed to doff their hats had them nailed to their head.

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, which kind of cost me my life (in Spork).
It would've been awesome if it had actually worked.
Richante January 21, 2008 19:28
First comment: 27 August, 2007 32 comments written
:) Who needs genocide when you have garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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breath?
Rose January 21, 2008 19:58
First comment: 3 July, 2006 79 comments written
Or you might, tired of constantly turning into a wolfThe ancestors of the modern day domestic dog, wolves are
powerful muscular animals with bushy tails. Intelligent,
social animals, wolves live in family groups or packs made
up of multiple family units. These packs cooperate in hunting
down prey.

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, feel suicidal and eat your wolfsbane. I haven't discovered any use for garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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yet.
Grognor January 22, 2008 03:07
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
Marked down heavily for "You kill the demilich!"

Undead are destroyed. Not killed.
Custard January 22, 2008 22:17
First comment: 1 December, 2007 10 comments written
I rate Grognor's comment Poor. Marked down heavily for "I'm a pompous ass".

Asses are for pooping with. Not posting on Dudley.
TK January 27, 2008 18:49
First comment: 11 August, 2007 69 comments written
Why all the nitpicking over useless details? It doesn't exactly detract from the value of the strip.

As for the wolfsbanegarlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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uses, I didn't find them too confusing...anybody who is remotely familiar with werewolf
vampireThe Oxford English Dictionary is quite unequivocal:
_vampire_ - "a preternatural being of a malignant nature (in
the original and usual form of the belief, a reanimated
corpse), supposed to seek nourishment, or do harm, by sucking
the blood of sleeping persons. ..."

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lore would have at least some idea of what these items are good for. It would just be a matter of time before the playerThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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figured out that they aren't useful as weapons.
TK January 27, 2008 18:51
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Whoops...forgot about the slashes=italics thing...there wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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meant to be slashes between wolfsbane and garlic1 November - All day long we have travelled, and at a good
speed. The horses seem to know that they are being kindly
treated, for they go willingly their full stage at best
speed. We have now had so many changes and find the same
thing so constantly that we are encouraged to think that the
journey will be an easy one. Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he
tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays
them well to make the exchange of horses. We get hot soup,
or coffee, or tea, and off we go. It is a lovely country.
Full of beauties of all imaginable kinds, and the people are
brave, and strong, and simple, and seem full of nice
qualities. They are very, very superstitious. In the first
house where we stopped, when the woman who served us saw the
scar on my forehead, she crossed herself and put out two
fingers towards me, to keep off the evil eye. I believe they
went to the trouble of putting an extra amount of garlic into
our food, and I can't abide garlic. Ever since then I have
taken care not to take off my hat or veil, and so have
escaped their suspicions.
        [ Dracula, by Bram Stoker ]

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as well as werewolf and vampireThe Oxford English Dictionary is quite unequivocal:
_vampire_ - "a preternatural being of a malignant nature (in
the original and usual form of the belief, a reanimated
corpse), supposed to seek nourishment, or do harm, by sucking
the blood of sleeping persons. ..."

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Fathead February 5, 2008 19:50
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Not bad, but unimpressive.
Fathead February 5, 2008 19:51
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
TK: You should always Preview your Comments.

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