When last we left our Lone Wolf cub, we were deciding how best to impress the locals. We settled on the Mickey Mouse approach:
Good to know that if this whole "Cowering Adventurer" schtick doesn't work out, we have a future in the flea circus. "Step right up, folks, and see the amazing Mouse Tamer!" I wonder where we can get a tiny chair and whip ...
Anyway, no good deed goes unpunished, as we soon see:
Those guys look pretty mean. To help you decide what to do, using our Weaponskill spear (+2) and Mind Blast (+2), we're at a Combat Value of 23 and an END of 28 thanks to our spiffy new chainmail. Our Three Headed Thug, as you can see, have a joint Combat Skill of 16 and END of 25, so we're at a +7 Combat Ratio.
I'd also like to point out that the thug in the middle is wearing the Striped Codpiece of Doom. I think that grants a +4 Pissing Bonus, for what it's worth.
On the other hand, we are obligated to fight for two rounds anyway, and it's entirely likely that combat against this Tavernous Trio will be over after three rounds.
So what'll it be?!
100% for combat (only 3 votes but….)
I think the codpiece is enraging the Hero Machine community. DIE, YOU FOUL STRIPED MONSTROSITY!
Looks like we should have selected the “Shank him!” option before. Something has to be done about these criminals (their cod piece is a crime against fashion at the very least). Fight to the end!
Make thug-kabobs out of ’em & burn on the fire! No such affront to our eyes can go unpunished!
Those are some ugly effin’ thugs. They’re so damn ugly I say they qualify for a caption contest where we come up with the title.
I know this goes against everything we’ve believed in before, but this choice is like being given license to kill the “Bad Costume of the Week” guy. And it’s an easy fight considering. We’ll have tougher fights coming up that we can still run away from. I say “FINISH HIM!“
Enough with this cowardice, let us kill these foes and get on with our life.
There’s two buttons on the corners of his codpiece. I think his outfit is on backwards and that is his buttflap.