Squirming black tentacle
The squirming black tentacle can be used as an unarmed fighting aid.
This foot-long tentacle has, presumably, been cut off some large, tentacled creature. Somehow, it seems to still be alive. Two rows of suckers run along its slick midnight black skin from the pointy tip down to the severed end.
Writhing octarine light spills from it, barely contained by its physical boundaries.
The squirming black tentacle weighs 5/9 lb.
The squirming black tentacle is about a foot long and roughly a couple of inches wide. It is made of slick black flesh and looks like you could hold it. It is in excellent condition.
Slick Black Flesh Material
The squirming black tentacle is made of a material called 'slick black flesh'. It is non-metallic and thus cannot be engraved.
You cannot hold two tentacles at the same time, the first tentacle prevents the second even if you try both at the same time.
When a player holds the squirming black tentacle the player will get this message:
You hold a squirming black tentacle in your left hand. As you grasp the squirming black tentacle, it erupts into a mass of slick black flesh that wraps around your whole left arm up to the shoulder, turning it into a huge tentacle. You don't think you can hold anything with that arm now, but it might be useful in combat...
After this, the holding arm and the squirming black tentacle will be removed and a line in the player's description will be added:
His left arm has been replaced with a huge black tentacle.
Looking at it while it is attached:
The thick black tentacle seems to have completely swallowed your arm. Luckily, you can move it like a regular limb; it has an odd boneless flexibility to it that makes you worry if your arm is still intact inside of there. You don't see any obvious way to remove it other than cutting it off.
The huge black tentacle, once manifest, seems to gain power from the first 10 kills after it has appeared. Items/weapons can be held in a free hand but tactics options should be set that the tentacle is able to attack otherwise it will not charge.
Some (possibly all) the tentacle reactions are:
Your black tentacle absorbs some power from the victory. Your black tentacle perks up, looking a little stronger from the kill. Your black tentacle absorbs some power from the kill. Your black tentacle perks up, looking more powerful from the victory. Your black tentacle seems to be invigorated from the fight. Your black tentacle absorbs some power from the fight. Your black tentacle perks up, looking a little stronger from the fight.
There are two ways to remove the tentacle. The first way is to simply wait as the squirming black tentacle will remove itself with time and the player's arm will return. This can take around an hour. The message when it reverts is:
The black flesh withdraws rapidly down your arm and contracts back into a squirming black tentacle.
The second way, if immediate removal is necessary, is to cut the tentacle off with sharp weapon (a knife works).
You start sawing into your black tentacle with a slender knife. The black flesh withdraws rapidly down your arm and contracts back into a dry black tentacle.
This will return the player's arm, but turn the squirming black tentacle into a dry black tentacle. When the tentacle is not in the squirming black tentacle form, it will not turn the player's arm into a huge black tentacle when held. It will need to be placed in water (or the player will need to be in water if carried). Gradually, after exposure to water and over time, the dry black tentacle will become a moist black tentacle, followed by a twitching black tentacle and then finally, a squirming black tentacle again.
Some of the messages you see when not in combat while it is attached:
Your huge black tentacle curls around itself gracefully for a moment. Your huge black tentacle undulates sinuously. Your huge black tentacle coils and uncoils slowly. Your huge black tentacle curls around itself bonelessly for a moment. Your huge black tentacle undulates gracefully.
Some of the messages you see when it hits an opponent:
You bash X hard in the stomach with your huge black tentacle, leaving a slimy stain. You violently slap X in the chest with your huge black tentacle.
When the player has held the item and has gained a huge black tentacle it can be used to fight with using unarmed striking. It has various unique blunt attacks and offers increased unarmed damage. As an aid, it is not considered a weapon and requires no weapons permit in Bes Pelargic. It cannot be equipped over or under gloves or hand armour. Since it is fused to the player's body, it transmits unarmed damage (from hitting trolls, some armour, parrying unarmed, and from being parried against by some weapons) to the player and functionally has no condition in and of itself.