Apply your understanding of monsters 3

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From: Draw on your Knowledge of Monsters

Your expertise in Monstrous Anatomy may help with this sort of experiment.

Challenge information

Narrow, Monstrous Anatomy 5 (50% base)

  • 1 and below - almost impossible (10%)
  • 2 - high-risk (20%)
  • 3 - high-risk (30%)
  • 4 - tough (40%)
  • 5 - very chancy (50%)
  • 6 - chancy (60%)
  • 7 - modest (70%)
  • 8 - very modest (80%)
  • 9 - low-risk (90%)
  • 10 and above - straightforward (100%)


You've seen this before

(see table)

Description summary:
The description varies based on the current Experimental Object.

Experimental ObjectDescription
410 - 450The saw-like bones. The bulbous glands at the base of the head...

You know what to avoid, too, if you don't want your experimental animal getting a nip of your hand.

460Ah, here we are: the first jaw, and then the smaller jaw hinged inside. The creature is so well-preserved that the musculature to control the secondary jaw remains intact.
465Arachnids have such dizzying, deadly detail: The curved, dagger-like chelicerae; the bristling hairs on the cephalothorax; the hypnotic motion of the spinneret.
470Is it asleep, affected by the drug, or is it just pretending? You have long experience working out when something is merely lying in wait.
485Many monsters lay eggs. The screaming raptors of Parabola […] But also creatures of the deep Zee, and sorrow-spiders, and split-frogs. This egg has the look of a creature high on the chain. It looks aquatic, a desperate squirm of dark shapes within.
495You're familiar with the shape of the ribcage under fur and feather. You know where to cut to take the heart out. You can tell the cries that mean pain from the cries that mean death.
1350[...] not the unaugmented shell of a creature. [...] worked by someone [...]

[...] Creditor, the substance [...] matters, not [...] shape. [...] understands identity by ore and mineral and material capacity. A change in shape is no disguise [...] not an ordinary metal. [...] thrum of life [...] once [...] between stars.

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Is that bone or cartilage?

Is that a spine? If so, why does it twist like that? What is it doing! Hey! Ow!
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