Chapter 86

Chapter 86

Snake Report: Life as a False God, Day 9/Lost in the Surface World, Day 1

[TOXIC]
Toxic Flesh. Dangerous if consumed.

[Unique Traits] are things I haven't ever really considered much until after the fact.

 

I mean, sure- I read them, but I guess I never really thought them through.

Never in my mind did I consider getting eaten whole a serious method for achieving victory.

As they saying goes though: A win's a win.

The bird wretched me up at an altitude of a few thousand feet. I was showered like a 747 dumping on a fly-over state, surrounded by odds and ends- bits of bones and droplets of Bird-stomach-related things.

It's raining snakes, hallelujah

I guess owl-monsters in this world can cough up more than just pellets, not that it really mattered. Apparently, by my actions of surviving on a diet of almost nothing but poisonous Mushrooms and mana-crystals, I've gone and made myself a really unpleasant meal for would be predators. So unpleasant that after coughing me back up, the Giant Owl went and died.

How do I know for sure?

[Northern Forest Guardian - Legendary Owl Slain: 3,000 Points]

Hisss... A very encouraging message to receive, if not for the other circumstances requiring my attention.

[EXTREMELY TOXIC: UNLOCKED!]
Extremely Toxic Flesh. Fatal if consumed.

 

Ah, there's another one.

Off in the yonder distance of the horizon, I watched its body plunge lifeless through a canopy of giant trees with a shower of feathers and tree branches before disappearing from my sight. I might have taken a bit of satisfaction in this, if I didn't promptly follow-suit by doing much of the same.

"SMACK"

A shower of leaves and a shower of pain.

"CRACK!" A branch, "CRASH" Another branch.

"SMACK."

"THUD."

 

It's important to stick the landing with at least a portion of your body unbroken, but if I could see my health bar, I think there's a very high probability it might be in the red. If I could even lift my head to check, I imagine I might seem more like the letter "Z" than any living snake has a right to.

Hisss...

Active, passive, magical Healing or not: this might be time to take a breather.