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474182 No. 474182 ID: befc95

I'm... I'm awake. I don't remember the last time I was awake. My mind's been racing for so many years, time running together into one long endless string. But I hear it now, I hear a dull scratching.
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No. 474184 ID: befc95
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I shift around in my pocket of dirt and stone, the noise hesitates. So many things use to dig in the ground, I cannot remember them all anymore, my thoughts are such brief flashing little things...

I can feel it though, I feel to small feet planted firmly, I feel an open tunnel. My mind is stirring, I pour myself into the ground... the tunnel is short and narrow, there's a large antechamber just a few steps back, the creature is alone...
No. 474186 ID: befc95
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The creature eventually bores a hole into my pocket. My body is weak from so many ages unused, I tumble out in a dusty heap into the chamber is has excavated.

In time my eyes open and focus. It.. oh, it looks like a tiny me, sort of. It's arms blend into its claws, and it's neck is bare. How silly, did it forget how to stand? Is it making fun of me?
No. 474187 ID: 886a4d

Possess it. Make it yours and free yourslef.
No. 474188 ID: bf54a8

i think it knows you are of it's kind, but greater. it must of come for you, somehow knowing you were there. i think it also understands your entrapment has weakened you but it still shows respect, you can ask it for help getting your strength back, such as for food or drink.
No. 474191 ID: befc95
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I cannot possess living things, my power lies within the substance of the planet, the rocks and dirt, sediment and gems.

He can't possibly be my kind. I am my kind. There were others... we were made by... someone bigger. My mind is addled and I can hardly draw up something so long past. I try to ask for nourishment, but it comes out an embarrassingly garbled jumble of nonsense.

He looks up at me, stunned perhaps? I cannot read his floppy ears. None of my kind would have such a silly worthless feature. I'll just carve it out.
No. 474192 ID: bf54a8

he is like you but more shaped for digging, the floppy ears helps keep dirt from entering the ears during digging. simply put he is made to dig. perhaps they are worthless in other areas but they enabled it to dig out out most effectively.
No. 474193 ID: befc95
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I wish my tongue would stop acting foolish.
No. 474194 ID: ec2e47

If you keep pointing to the picture the creature will likely understand eventually.
No. 474196 ID: befc95
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It seems very excited to see a picture of food. Maybe it found me while out searching for some. Gosh it's babbling on a mile a minute and I can't keep up with a single word.

It runs off down the hole, tail beating like a bird's wing.
No. 474197 ID: beeca1

Follow and tell it to speak slower.
No. 474198 ID: befc95
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My body refuses to move outside of small motions, but before I can make a feeble effort to stand, it returns!

It... presents to me a bag of gems... smooth, bright, colorful gems. I salivate.
No. 474199 ID: befc95
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It is a good creature, I can see that clearly enough.

My how things have changed! Weird, smaller-less-attractive creatures that almost look like me digging out the bowels of the ground, harvesting the fruits of the rocks. I remember when I seeded these, to make sure I would never travel and want for food.
No. 474200 ID: ec2e47

Can you speak now that you are better fed?
No. 474201 ID: bf54a8

once you are full do some jaw exercises to loosen up and maybe talk better.
No. 474203 ID: 9263d6

Attempt to speak after you have eaten.
No. 474205 ID: b6e4fc

If possible, stand up and poof up your coat before talking. The poofiness will make you look more impressive, even after your slow start. Poof.
No. 474206 ID: 07c0bb

You should see about cleaning yourself up. Do you understand anything the other diamond dog is saying?
No. 474251 ID: befc95
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"Diamond dog?" Is that what these little mes call themselves? I suppose I've heard weirder things... Come to think of it, this voice, these voices, another like me I suppose? It certainly isn't the first time I've been touched with telepathy, but few get into the head of a God.

I manage to get some of the dust off with a brush of my paw. I could just... blow it off, but it's comforting. The creatu- er, diamond dog..? looks a bit down.

Why would he give me food if not to eat it?
No. 474252 ID: bf54a8

maybe... they have not the ability to consume gems anymore but they still have the instincts to get them. so they get gems but have no idea what to do with them.
No. 474267 ID: 735f4f

Maybe he was bringing you them as a offering and did not expect the eating part.
No. 474286 ID: 1e9d01

Can you speak better now that you've eaten? Perhaps you can communicate what you are and ask what has become of your land.
No. 474305 ID: bf54a8

i think it is saying it wants to lead you to someone more important then it. perhaps they are older and thus can speak an older tongue better.
No. 474307 ID: befc95
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"Laaa...aand." Ick, a bit slurred, but I think it gets the idea. It starts going on another ramble, such flappy jaws. I certainly hope this rackety thing didn't come from me.


"Oh! We ----- ---- ---- land -- Queen. We ---- ------ --- ---- ------!"

I'm beginning to wonder how long I've been away, It's dialect is so different. I know bits and pieces, but the other words are foreign to me... It's gesturing back down the hole and prancing it's little feet.
No. 474312 ID: ec2e47

At least they seem to recognize your sovereignty.

Tell your subject to get something to write on.
No. 474313 ID: befc95
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I suppose I shall follow it- him, then. I'm fairly certain its a male. How... distasteful, such a small thing. Perhaps these are darker times that I thought. He grabs the remaining gems and prances off ahead, it takes my legs a few wobbly attempts to really get going.
No. 474314 ID: befc95
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Not a bad tunnel, I can give the little guy credit for that. I remember something though... I remember males, large males. None of this spindly, floppy-eared nonsense. They weren't like this, they.... Ugh, how frustrating. It was something.
No. 474315 ID: ec2e47

Maybe this one is just a pup? We will find out when we reach the others.
No. 474316 ID: 997ce7

That might also explain his locution.
No. 474317 ID: befc95
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The tunnel dips and curves a few times, and in time we're at the mouth of it. I feel... it's a huge empty space, I-

Before I can grasp this overwhelming feeling the creature throws back it's head and howls. A silents reigns for a moment, but then a howl returns, then another, more and more...
No. 474320 ID: befc95
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Well, there are a good amount of them. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't shocked, I don't want to move I just... sort of take it all in.

there are... there are so many tunnels here, branching all about, and so many gems about. Right in the center I feel a pounding energy I haven't felt in ages. Furious untamed heat and energy, pulsing within my own chest.... Little male creature urges me onward, around the top circle to a ramp leading below. I don't want to go anywhere else, I want to go to the core and rest.
No. 474321 ID: ec2e47

Looks like they make up for their small size with quantity. Go ahead to the core; these guys seem loyal.
No. 474324 ID: b33427

All those tunnels, they were probably dug to try and find you. All those gems gathered, in preparation for you. This is all for you.

Descend, take your rightful place in the center, and rest.
No. 474334 ID: befc95
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I descend behind the small male at an awkward pace. My legs alone are too weak to support my bulk, so I resort to shambling by on all fours. Every creature presses their head to the ground as I pass. I can feel them... fuzzy little specks in the grand work on stone.

My chest tightens the lower we go, small male alone holds his head high, tail up like a flag. He is smug.
No. 474340 ID: befc95
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This is where I need to be. I feel everything, every empty space, every nook and cranny, every fragment of metal and dirt, and my people....

I feel...
No. 474341 ID: befc95
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No. 474342 ID: 35037c

So when do we start tripping lol.
Seriously though, what are we the protector/ gods of?
No. 474345 ID: b33427

Aw, yeah. Revel in the power that's been absent for so long. Lay out and really stretch for the first time in ages. Soak it all in. Fully enjoy it.

Clean the dirt and dust of years from your fur. Make yourself as godly in appearance as you feel inside. Present a vision of glory to your people.

Motion for the small male that found you to step forward, and thank him and all his people for finding you and bringing you here.

Now, to why they were looking for you. The language barrier will be the problem here, but you're godly, so you might be able to do something about that. Can you just lay a paw upon the small male's head and directly share thoughts?
No. 474358 ID: ecfcdc

Who's a god dog? You are! Yes you are!

Now, assume control as the leader of these lesser beings.
No. 474377 ID: 55014e


yes. assume control. in fact, ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL, even.
No. 474389 ID: 98378e

Make with the volcanoes already. I want me some magma. Or make rockdog tunnels betterer or whatever. Impressing them by doing goodworks will probably pay off later.
No. 474392 ID: 735f4f

So how did you end up encased in rock for however long. Just a few hundred feet from what appears to be your power source?
No. 474723 ID: befc95
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I am the Goddess of the Ground. Stone and gems yield to my will, fertile soil turns barren at my wrath, the magma core of the planet is my very heartbeat. >>474392 There... there was something long ago. Something went wrong, I drove myself as deep as I could for safety, but I seem to have come up short.
No. 474728 ID: befc95
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I like this one. He's... small, but he has a bit of color variety at the least. His mind is simple, they are all so very simple. Driven though, they wanted me, no that's not right. They needed me. They've been digging deeper and wider longer than they know... the younger ones have never seen the sky. Thank you. His little head is buzzing, so many words and thoughts and pictures~ "MY QUEEN."
No. 474755 ID: b33427

Tell the little male that you like him and ask what his name is. For that matter, what is your name?

>They are all so small, and so simple
Could you not do something about that? You are a goddess, after all. Start with this little male and make him more. Better. Or are such things beyond your powers?

>"The younger ones have never seen the sky."
Then it's time they did. It's time they all did. Their long endeavor is finally at an end. It's time to head to the surface, with you leading them. You'd probably like to see the sky as well by now.
No. 474759 ID: ecfcdc

Evaluate the current needs of your subjects.
No. 474760 ID: f2c20c

Yes... also outline to them your needs. Obviously, you eat gems. Tell them how many you require a day... or month or whatever.
No. 474763 ID: befc95
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I prod deeper into his mind, seeking information. This little name is Cairn. Cairn has no mate and no pups, he is of middling age, partial to topaz, and.... There's an image in his mind, at the root of every thought. Its in all of their minds. Carved into their souls like so many dregs in sand, each of them shifting, growing, and spawning, yet it's still there. I can rule them. I can make them a grand force to stand unopposed atop the land that is so very much a piece of me. We can move together upwards, against The Sun who forced me down, The Moon who shunned us! I.. Or we can stay here. Safe. They are simple creatures, but with a bit of divine intervention they can prosper in my shelter.
No. 474764 ID: bf54a8

the sun and moon both are against you? what happened?
No. 474765 ID: f2c20c

Stay safe for now, and ponder how and why you were driven down here. Would it be possible to return to the surface one day without having to wage war?
No. 474766 ID: 70c0f2

...you know, whatever injury the sun and the moon did to you, does it really, matter? These are your people. They've found you, restored you, and devoted themselves to you. That comes with a certain responsibility. I'd be more inclined to protect and aid them than throw them into some celestial crusade without a very good reason.
No. 474769 ID: 98378e

A bit of divine intervention to help them prosper, for now. The sun and moon have waited so long that they can wait a bit longer before tasting your vengeance. Build up your strength.
No. 474777 ID: befc95
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The Sun is a colossal heel. I remember plenty of animosity and poorly chose words.... and gestures, and actions. The Moon never really did anything wrong, but I recall him not helping when I needed him.
No. 474780 ID: 75037b

You're kinda...turning the rock into molten slag there, freaking out your new subjects something awful while doing it.

Fairly obvious it's been awhile since they've dealt with a being of your power over the earth.
No. 474793 ID: b33427

Er... Did you intend to turn the rock under you into a lava pool? Was that a subconscious reaction to thinking about The Sun? Uh, better check if any of your subjects accidentally fell in when it melted too.

Did The Moon usually come to others' aid when they called, back then? 'Cause if The Moon didn't, then you really can't hold a grudge against The Moon.

Anyway, that's for later. For now you'll build up your people and make them strong and prosperous. Time to exercise some divine intervention.

Wade over to the edge of the lava pool, call over Cairn and whatever leaders or elders your subjects have, and ask them what their greatest threat is. You're going to see what you can do about it.
No. 474796 ID: f2c20c

Do you think the Sun might've forgiven you by now? Maybe you can try to make amends. I mean, peace is nice but so is being on the surface. Maybe we can get both?
No. 474806 ID: c79d72

hmm. better to prosper first. prepare yourself. recuperate. you might risk a truce offer afterwards, when you're more ready.
No. 474814 ID: 28da54

Find one who has seen the surface, ask howt eh safety is up there.

Also check on that yourself if you cand find anyone.
No. 475023 ID: 68bbc5

Relax in your brand-new hot tub.

Obviously the first course of action is to improve the education and quality of life of our subjects.
No need to get ahead of ourselves just yet.
No. 475237 ID: 9263d6

Go to the surface on your own to see how things have changed.
No. 475335 ID: befc95
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Oh, poor little things, I didn't mean to frighten them. At least three remained. My recuperation will by far quicker without the obsidian capping off such a fine pool. >>474793 The Moon is balance. Cool, level headed, The Moon keeps check and stops fights. The Moon did not aid me. >>474806 Sound logic. They are simple creatures, but made from my own mold as it is. They have greatness in them. >>474814 >>475237 I'm not up for the risk just yet. I'm unaware of how long it has been, but for my memory to be so.. riddled with gaps, it must have been some time. Cairn. He stumbles eagerly to the edge of the molten rock. Their loyalty seems to cement quickly, I hope the others are as easily set. Problems. What is big problem? Their particular dialect is still a bit fresh for me, but I have the jest of it. His tail is firing rapidly, head bowed slightly, but his eyes are turned up at me. He is cocky.

"My Queen! Cave trolls are a big problem, we have 2 eating all of our food! Many have wasted already."

Cave... trolls. Cave trolls are a myth though! I made them up aeons ago to keep Ice's little triflers out of my tunnels!
No. 475338 ID: 735f4f

Well they say cave trolls but it just might be what they think a cave troll is. Or the myth might have taken on a life of its own while you slept.
No. 475342 ID: f2c20c

Probably creatures that match the myth. How strong are you in a fight? Being immune to lava says good things about that, at least.

Ask for a physical description, and how strong they are.

Who is this Ice? Another god? How many gods are there?
No. 475349 ID: db14ae

Just go like, beat the shit out of the trolls. It doesn't matter what they are really. just murder their whole butts with your big hands.
No. 475350 ID: 14a1d0

Go deal with those trolls that you created by making them up. When a god makes something up, it becomes real. I'm pretty sure that's how it works.
No. 475351 ID: 28ea8b

Lying about trolls is just gonna make people not believe you when there are actually trolls. Don't Boy Who Cried Wolf this shit.
No. 475352 ID: 49f442

Smack him upside his head and tell him that trolls are imaginary.
No. 475353 ID: bf54a8

indeed it could be any number of things. something that looks like what you said cave trolls looked like. a creature dressed up as one. etc. you may be able to take them.
No. 475354 ID: befc95
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>with your big hands
No. 475358 ID: b33427

Then perhaps another made your myth real. Or they spontaneously sprang from the belief of the people of the world. Or, most likely, your people simply appropriated the name for another creature. Can't tell without knowing more.

Ask Cairn to describe the alleged "cave trolls" to you, and what they can do, while reading his mind to see what knows of them. Also have him bring over whoever has had the most experience and knowledge of them, and do the same thing as you did with Cairn. Then you'll be able to formulate a plan to deal with them.

From Ice's name, I assume she, or he, is a frost or cold aspect god or goddess. This correct?

And could you please get your people's name for themselves. It's getting awkward calling them "your people" and "your subjects" over and over.
No. 475360 ID: 08005b

Well there is a distinct possibility that some other god made the trolls afterwords to be a pest and lay waste, let's calm them and tell them the magma is chill (irony) and go kill some trolls!
No. 475384 ID: 8270f1

I thought we were calling them diamond dogs.
No. 475430 ID: 6b6617

show us what you can do in combat.
No. 475557 ID: 81e800

Go kill the fuck out of them.
No. 477947 ID: befc95
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In general I fight... well, I suppose? I am good at smashing things with my tail in the least, but I'm far from my normal capabilities. Ice is one of us, Ice and Wind sit together and their avatars on this planet spend plenty of time together. At least they did in my most recent memories.... There's also Water, he sits with me. The Sun and Moon are a tier above us, they keep us in check and make sure no one is over stepping their boundaries. There use to be 'lesser' gods, Water had Rain, Ice had Snow. I vaugly remember Wind having one... >>475350 Is... is that how it works?! This is my fault then..? >>475358 I make contact with Cairn again, and pull the image from hs head. They look.... about right actually. Who knows Trolls most? He flinches abruptly, perhaps I shouldn't shout in the poor things head...

"Chalk knows them!" he motions to the fluffier female, "She follows them and scratches pictures and writes many things about them!" his feelings are still radiating, he finds 'chalk' unsettling.
No. 477949 ID: befc95
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I turn to her, she's shaking like a leaf in a gale. Cairn says you know Trolls? Oh, she's absolutely pouring out about them, their habits and favorite foods, color patterns... all of this is silly. She says they showed up about 4 months ago, and have been steadily wearing away supplies. There is a nest of them in the NNE tunnel.
No. 477951 ID: 0b7fa2

No. 477973 ID: 996a1b

why do you find the habits of a race you created on your own silly?
You could at least show a bit respect to the little one's ideals of knowledge and your own creation...

So, Do we intend to slaughter every troll we'll meet there or would you prefer a more creative solution?
After all we don't exactly know how you feel about "problems" in general... more like "burn the symptomatics" or more like "maximize general satisfaction"?
No. 477975 ID: dcbbcd

Be sure to reward her and Cairn.
Cairn, for finding you and being so brave and loyal (while the others ran) and Chalk for being brave enough to watch the trolls so closely and gather potentially very helpful information about them.

If you want these creatures to follow you without question, then you need to show benevolence.
No. 477980 ID: f2c20c

Please tell us you imagined up a weakness for them as well. ...I wonder if telling them about how you made them up and they shouldn't be real would actually unmake them?

Either way we should go check it out. You can ask if they have any soldiers around, and perhaps a spare weapon and/or some armor for you. Can you manipulate the earth as a method of attack, perhaps?
No. 478033 ID: b33427

Thank Cairn and Chalk, but do so in what you'd consider a whisper; Your voice is so strong, it's overpowering to such as them.

I think that you should attempt to capture one of the cave trolls alive. Since it is of the earth, and likely of your unwitting creation, then you might be able to bend it to your will if you make mental contact.

With Chalk's knowledge of their behavior and favorite foods, you could lay a trap for them in or on the way to the supply cache. A simple pit trap, covered with a thin, indistinguishable layer of rock stretched from the rest of the floor over the top of it, and baited with food, would do to capture one alive. Your people could dig the pit, but is your power up to bending the rock in such a way to cover it?
No. 478034 ID: 241443

go NNEways.
No. 485572 ID: befc95
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Reward...? Should... should I give them a gem? I'm not sure how rewarding works for mortals.... >477973 Respect is earned. Cairn and Chalk are well on their way to that, but the 40 odd some dogs left here are nowhere to be seen. I suppose slaughter would be the best option, I can't imagine the dogs are happy with them. Removing the cause stops the symptoms. I take some time to orientate myself before setting off into the tunnels. Their work is a bit sloppy, but for such small creatures I find myself impressed. I would bet gold that Ice does not have such fine creatures. It takes about an hour by my judging to get to the chamber along this tunnel. I'm hit by a thick rancid smell, and there's something I think...
No. 485573 ID: befc95
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No. 485574 ID: bf54a8

uhhh, what?
No. 485579 ID: 3b1bd6

Don't... poke it. It think that's a mushroom, probably of the "puffball" variety.
No. 485581 ID: cee0ad

What? uuuuhhhhh maybe it's a hallucinogenic?
No. 485582 ID: befc95
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Oh gross. It looks fleshy.
No. 485583 ID: bf54a8

make a rock spike stab it.
No. 485585 ID: 5d98c3

Oh your you. What the hell is that thing? Good you, it's HORRIBLE. I must assume that it's poisonous and explosive. Summon a ten-foot-stalactite and poke it.
No. 485588 ID: 3b1bd6

Try carefully digging around it, and bring it back to the Hub.
No. 485589 ID: dfa96b

Be careful, it's probably part of something nasty.
No. 485590 ID: befc95
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I do what I can.
No. 485594 ID: bf54a8

now hp back.
No. 485597 ID: befc95
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No. 485598 ID: bf54a8

pop it's eyeball.
No. 485604 ID: 3b1bd6

Actually, Slam it's head into the ground as you drive a spike into it's head from the ground.
No. 485606 ID: b33427

Grab a suitably sized rock and chuck it into it's mouth. Rapidly reform the rock once it has passed the creatures teeth to stretch out as a double-ended spike, through it's head and jaw. Add from spikly protuberances around where the rock-spike meets the roof and bottom of its mouth, so it can't close its mouth.
No. 485608 ID: befc95
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I bore my claws into the wall and rip out what I can to force into its mouth. Bastardly thing slams its... mouth? Its mouth like a vice, nearly taking my hand with it. I attempt to wrench its jaw open. >>485606 I've hardly come back from being dead, my powers are negligible!
No. 485620 ID: f2c20c

Bite it off.
No. 485622 ID: bf54a8

bite it's eye.
No. 485623 ID: b6edd6

>I attempt to wrench its jaw open.
Closed is a perfectly acceptable position for a giant set of jaws next to your head. Keeping them that way would be great.

Try to look around for any sensory organs it has that you can then gouge. If there are no obvious eyes or anything ripping its glow-stalk off will have to do.
No. 485680 ID: 19e642

eat it, it's full of phosphorus and good for your sight
No. 485681 ID: 4a20fa

It's probably a lure, not an eye.

Cave the roof in on it.
No. 485773 ID: 78c6ea

That's not a troll... that's not a troll at all...
No. 485774 ID: 3712d7

I can't imagine flesh, even unusually resilient flesh, would put up that much resistance to claws made for digging through stone and earth.
No. 486062 ID: b33427

Do you have enough power to command the rock to fracture? 'Cause if you do, hold the beast's jaw shut with one arm, slap your free paw upon the cave wall, and order the stone to crack. Let gravity work for you to bring the roof of the tunnel this creature is in down upon it.
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