Yet another question about the world of Algennon and its many monsters, this one concerning Peasoupers. Basically, they are bright green slime-covered slugs the size of a human head. They have two small eyes and a few tentacles around their mouth, but are deaf. They excrete a deadly acid that dissolves most organic materials (flesh, bone, wood, cloth, etc). The acid is sticky and difficult to remove, and this allows the Peasouper to climb anything it can’t dissolve (like stone, metal, clay, and almost all minerals). Another thing: Peasoupers are born out of filthy water. Whenever wastewater accumulates, Peasouper eggs form in the dregs. This is probably due to some kind of dark magic, but who knows. And while cities can clean their streets and toilets dutifully, Peasoupers can reproduce on their own anyway, so they’re still around and dangerous. You may be asking, why are they dangerous? Because they, like most monsters, are simply hungry. And to get at food inside villages, they’ll corrode walls and sometimes cause building collapse. They can also transmit diseases, and they will often bite humans, even if they can’t eat them. Also, the people have a level of technology equivalent to medieval Europe, but let’s assume there are no magic users among them. So, given all the clarifications in this question (above and below), what is the best way to defeat a Peasouper?
- Peasoupers scarcely organize. Usually, the only time you see them congregate is when they mate.
- Their slipperiness makes them very hard to be harmed by traditional weapons. Even if the weapons aren’t made of a dissolvable substance, the Peasouper is just so slimy that these attacks don’t work well.
- Peasouper acid is strong. Just one of them can burn through a six-inch-thick piece of wood in around five minutes.
- Also, this acid is constantly produced by Peasoupers. It POURS off of them, and as a result it’s very hard for any creature to touch a Peasouper directly.
- A lot of people have been thinking that these monsters are slow. They are not. At its fastest, a Peasouper can travel at almost 10 km/h.