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Vorpal jabberwock (SLASH'EM)

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The Vorpal jabberwock is a monster added in SLASH'EM. It is also a deferred feature in vanilla. It is basically a more powerful jabberwock, but is also not generated in Gehennom. A jabberwock will not grow up into a vorpal jabberwock. Also, Vorpal Blade will not unfailingly behead them.


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"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
  The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
  Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
  And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
  And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.

[ Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll ]

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