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|Description||fearsome beersome warrior|
The Beerserker is a monster that takes his power from beer. It is said that the beer became his god and he doesn't need favour of no one else.
Stories of Beerserkers are as old as beer itself. Tales of heroes and heroines that forgot about their patrons in a bout of alcoholic ecstasy. Whispers of warriors so deprived of alcohol on their AA meetings that at the barest of mentions of beer they go into uncontrollable rage.
The most well documented story tells about beer brewer which devotion to beer ran so deeply that he denounced all gods except Beer. In punishement god of parties, Dionysus, chased him away from his brewhouses and he forbade him making his own beer. Lost brewer couldn't take separation from his beloved liquor. He swore vengance upon Dionysus and all who drink beer. He became first beer-seeking warrior whose only ambition was to rob beer-drinkers of their liquid estates.
How to recognize this monster
When hero see a big tubby warrior barreling towards them with empty beer pitcher and expression of greed and rage on his face, the answer is only one: Beerserker.
Beerless Beerserker is almost unrecognizable. It appears as rather docile, if big in stature, horned warrior who will follow hero with hopeful expression. But do not be fooled by its placidness! It's a tactic that leads lost Beerserker to the nearest tavern and lets them regain their power!
They often posses a traditional beerserking garb: horned helmet, mugs for ale, sometimes hop necklace.
- Other distinguishing features:
The horns on it's helmet can be unscrewed and contains emergency beer.
Tips for battling stray Beerserkers
There are two techniques that work against Beerserker:
First, hero has to relinquish all his beer possessions, so Beerserker is busy drinking and leaves them alone. All beer connoisseurs agree that flavour of even poor quality beer is better than old faint beer scent heroes exclude.
As heroes never use first one, there is:
Second, fight to the last drop of beer. Heroes protective of their beer can be vicious and have usually 50% survival rate.
- When smells fresh beer, goes into uncontrollable rage
- Ingesting beer gives him strength of ten beer kegs barreling towards you at high speed
- Watered down beer
- Growing immunity to beer effects due to exposure
- When in rage can spill beer and cry over it