Enraged giant Hogswatch tree
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There is a giant Hogswatch tree in the centre of the Royal Market, Sto Lat.
In their quest for civic festivities, the citizens of Sto Lat accidentally imported a sapient pine tree from the Forest of Skund. Don't worry! It will be completely safe unless anyone does anything stupid like poke it repeatedly.
When spawned, it looks like this:
Thirty feet tall and fifteen feet wide at its lowest branches, this imported Skund pine is perhaps the purest distilled expression of a municipal Hogswatch the Sto Plains have ever seen. Decked with tinsel and magical lights and hams and packet upon packet of sausages, it's sure to bring a fond tear to the eye of anyone prone to recalling the Hogswatches of their youth through rosy hindsight. At the base, a plaster diorama of the Hogfather, his sleigh, and his adorable pink pigs guards a huge pile of gaily coloured presents.
Be sure that neither you nor anyone else pokes it! That would be most unsafe.
poke [the] [Hogswatch] tree with <weapon>
You poke the giant Hogswatch tree. The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it. You poke the giant Hogswatch tree. The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it. You poke the giant Hogswatch tree. The giant Hogswatch tree tries to ignore it. You poke the giant Hogswatch tree. The giant Hogswatch tree finally cracks and bellows in fury, uprooting itself from its pot and thrashing around in festive seasonal rage. The enraged giant Hogswatch tree moves aggressively towards you!
Please note that when enraged, the Hogswatch tree can attacks players in the room, it seems even those that poked it in the past and not just now.
- Idling in the centre of the Royal Market it not recommended unless you want to fight while idle!
The enraged Hogswatch tree has been defeated! One of the huge presents that hung on the tree falls to the ground! There's sure to be something nice in there for you.
Presents that have been uncovered:
- a big shiny sword (sword)
- a very long sausage (polearm)
- a pink Snouter costume
- a disgruntled owl (wearable pet)
- a confused squirrel (wearable pet)
Warning: existing pets might object to having or wearing a new pet. A scorpion wearable pet killed a confused squirrel when trying to wear it.