Type: Combat Skill
Lion belch is a combat skill that requires years of eating garlic rings at the tavern. The hero has to eat these garlic rings and produce gas via beer... Seeing as heroes drink beer so often, it's not hard to build excellence at this skill.
The concept of the lion belch skill is that the hero learns to unleash a belch that combines a disgustingness of sound, repulsiveness of smell, and (if possible) gross projection of little bits of chewed-up food. When used effectively, this skill can inflict on its victims: nausea within a 30' radius; burning sensations in the eyes, nostrils, and back of the throat; a temporary blockage of sufficient levels of oxygen entering the lungs.
At this low level, the opponent will merely gag and think the user is a bit rude.
After the hero further trains this skill, the opponent will be forced to back away a minimum of 250 meters while pinching its nose to block the aroma.
At this level of mastery, use of the lion belch causes the opponent to try and escape from the smell, including attempting a jump off of a barely survivable cliff. Swelling in the eyes causes impaired vision.
True masters of the lion belch can force their opponents to drown themselves in the shower. The noxious fumes cause eyes to swell completely shut, and the irritation of the nostrils and throat will impair breathing. Victims of a lion belcher of this level must make a saving throw vs. being totally grossed out, the failure of which results in uncontrolled retching and dry-heaving for up to 20 minutes.
- This skills has been found by the Greater Godville Medical Guild to be unsafe for children, young monsters, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weak stomachs or compromised immune systems.
- And, thus, one less hand, claw, paw, hoof, or pseudopod with which to attack.
- Then, if revived, to drown themselves in the bath; then, if revived, to flee to space because some god is out to get them and make them stink forever.