The Gelatinous Cube,
is an underground horror that shouldn’t be taken lightly. An nearly invisible monster, it lives to eat and eats to live. Another silly, underground horror we’ll cover from Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I comes “The Cube”. Jello, anyone?
“The ‘cube then surrounds the victim, secretes digestive fluids, and digests a meal.”
is one of several underground hazards in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. From Monster Manual I, this first edition entry could be found underground looking to eat. Able to dissolve wood and metal, it was a creature not to be laughed at.
“It is a scavenger/hunter found only in underground areas normally. … have color variation, grey, brown, and white being not uncommon.”
The Ochre Jelly
Documented deep inside Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, is a troubling entry and warns of underground hazards. A giant amoeba seeps in dungeons like an infamous “blob”.
“The fluids excreted by [the Ochre Jelly] dissolve flesh …”
The Green Slime
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, the Green Slime was an underground hazard, that made misery of heroes venturing underground for treasure. It was the D&D version of toxic waste, just not as healthy.
“Green slime will attach itself to living flesh … [turning] the creature into green slime …”
The Rust Monster
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, the Rust Monster was a challenging and an unfair creature to “bump into ” underground.
“… they will go after ferrous metal in preference to copper, silver, etc.”