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Sanitation made easy You appear to be making a huge assumption without realizing it. You see, in medieval times (and the past in general) hygiene really wasn't a thing. People would just dump their garbage in the streets, and dirt and filth was just about everywhere. People used to do that because 1) they didn't have an easy way to get rid of it otherwise ...


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Salt Works on slugs and snails so should work on mobile slimes too. Salt works by dehydrating the creature causing it pain. Slug cells are basically all water trapped inside very, very permeable membranes. If you sprinkle salt on a slug, the crystals will mix with the water in the slug’s mucus, creating a salt-water solution. But this new solution now has ...


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Some possible protection methods: 1. Build moats Those moats can be built around villages, towns, or individual households. Fill them with something that Plops do not tolerate well, e.g. water if Plops cannot swim, broken pottery shards or other sharp objects if Plops are sensitive to cuts, natural predators if Plops have them, etc. 2. Use glaze everywhere ...


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In a world where there's an abundance of something, something else will have evolved to eat it. Humans would notice this and domesticate the predator, just like we domesticated cats to manage pests and dogs to help us hunt. A slow moving slime seems like an easy meal for anything with a tough enough stomach to digest it. Maybe a pig or goat, or maybe some ...


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Intoxication How did medieval people deal with water borne diseases? By adding alcohol to it and getting drunk. Medieval times would probably drive me to drink too. Your open sewers are filled with yucky liquid with low to mid levels of alcohol, from urination, vomit, and when the bar keep changes the kegs and tips out the waste at the bottom. When the plops ...


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They would carry retractable elbow swords for melee. They would run up to their opponent, lunge from their hind legs and deploy the weapons from their wrists mid air. A range weapon would likely be built into their chest armor to keep their center of mass low, it would not likely be a backpack or shoulder strap weapon like a quiver. Perhaps shurikens or ...


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One weapon which would go very nicely with the whole feline motive could be gloves with metal talons. That would allow them to attack their enemies with ferocious jump attacks the way felines do. When charging a shield wall, then their tactic might be to charge it on all fours and then use their superior twitch muscles to vault over the shield wall right ...


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Everyone has listed good options, but I would like to add my own ideas to the mix. In my experience, every bit helps. Horns- Ram horns are a good idea, with some adjustment. Instead of facing backward and curving up and apart, have them face forward and curve inwards, to make them for feasible for weapon use. A rhino-like horn on the forehead could be a ...


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They could carry back-mounted horizontal blades that protriude from the side just like a human dragoon might slash with his sword and infantry as he rides by. You might be able to cook up a way where the blades in that position are actually holstered and can be removed for wielding in hand, but I do not think it would be practical due to lack of secure ...


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Spike strips Realistically, children and pets aren't at any risk during the day. A Plop can't move fast enough to catch them, and it's easy enough to detach one if you happen to touch it. Perhaps it causes some chemical burns on your skin, which would teach kids and pets to avoid them. The risk is at night when you're asleep. How do you do a swarm of Plops ...


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Simple Rituals If your goal is to have cities and towns clear of the plops, but the wilds and sewers full of them, then create a simple ritual that repels plops like an anit-pied-piper. Maybe it's as easy as throwing a certain flower in a fire, and saying a brief incantation. Make the effect cumulative, but temporary. It gets stronger if done repeatedly, but ...


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Kill it with fire They don't like extreme temperatures, huh? How hot is too hot? If you just surround your bedroom doors and window panes with candles, would that be enough to keep them out? If they've developed gas lighting, you could have copper piping installed and pump gas through them like in a gas oven, surround the perimeter of your house with this ...


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Village and city walls were common. If they're unable to climb pottery, then glazed tile over the bottom few feet of city walls would be common. Then just add a guard or two to keep an eye out for them, and make it a civic duty to capture any plop you see. As others have said, they'd be a useful resource for cheap vulcanization and waste disposal, so there ...


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Well for one thing it wouldn't take long for people to realize plops are attracted to trash and flith and they'll learn to move their trash out of town and what not, also you didn't mention specifically that they're weak to salt but salt is a common slim weakness so you could make the villagers put out salt to protect them from the plops, and thirdly you can ...


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Rams horn helmets. When these humanoids are in a fighting mood, usually they are fighting their own kind. And the people who want to fight are dudes, and they want to fight because they want to impress the ladies! Rams have that all figured out. Rams fight duels. Your humanoids take a page from that playbook and wear blunt horned helmets for fighting. ...


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Ezio style A.K.A Assassin's creed style If running from rooftop to rooftop dropping down on people killing them with a stab on the throat with 2 hidden blades on his wrists is already deadly, imagine running faster than that on all fours and then jumping on people' throats, sounds pretty good. Also, they could have some hidden blades on their feet too to be ...


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