The Stalactitan is an extremely large gastropoda monster, related loosely to snails. These creatures are covered in a thin shell that collects rock dust and particulate from caves to form a dense stone casing on its outside. These creatures then use their stick secretions to slid up walls and across ceilings of caves and dungeons, where they await unsuspecting adventurers to pass under them. Using a second enzyme to negate their sticky mucus, the stalactitan then drops point down into its prey. Sadly, The length of time it takes these beasts to climb back up to a safe space means many of these creatures are encountered near helpless on the ground.