Comic 1021 - Make a very small golem

Posted on 14th May 2018, 4:21 PM in Hope
Make a very small golem

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Morgenstern 14th May 2018, 4:21 PM edit delete
Caius tests out the bone armor ritual, using the skin pigmented symbols you made in his flesh. He recites the (surprisingly brief) incantation...

and armor begins to form. Caius visibly squirms as bone sort of... slides out of his body, bursting bloodlessly from his skin and then expanding and shifting into place. It all happens very quickly, but the armor fits him perfectly when it's done. He checks himself, but the method the armor uses to uhhh... manifest didn't seem to leave any lasting damage, despite appearances.

"A... are you alright?," Dr. Finch asks.

Caius nods. "Yeah. It didn't hurt, it just felt real friggen weird."

You turn your attention back to Grizwald's vial, your remaining blood, and the eye. You convert all of the materials in the vial into... a golem. A very small, bug-like golem. There's almost nothing there but meat and blood and a tiny eye, but it's so small and so light that controlling it manually is very easy.

You slowly, carefully, have the bug escape the vial, then peek out of the coat pocket. It appears to be in some sort of... closet? Spare room? The room is small, and the furnishings sparse for how nice everything looks.


LytharWolfe 14th May 2018, 4:33 PM edit delete reply
Oh no. Griz lost his hat?! We have to help him, ASAP, the man must be terrified without it.
Twyll 14th May 2018, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Can our V V Smoll Golem (henceforth abbreviated Smollem) sense sound via, like, being really small and thus sensitive to vibrations? If not, could we give it some antennae or some kind of sensory apparatus that can detect movement/air currents/anything supplemental to sight? I'd like to peek under the door, if it'll fit under the doorframe, but it'd be nice to listen (or "listen") first to see if we might be spotted.
ReikoLupus 14th May 2018, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Ask Finch about how to give our very small Golem a good hearing.
If we can do that ourselves, simply do that XD.
chaosblitz 14th May 2018, 6:12 PM edit delete reply
seconded, that sounds like something Finch might know.
Gigafreak 14th May 2018, 5:21 PM edit delete reply
A one-eyed blood-red skittering creature is going to be rather conspicuously "Hi, I'm Jane's" if spotted, and its color is unfortunately very visible against the backgrounds present.

Is it capable of climbing onto the ceiling? It'd be less visible there; people rarely look up. If not... I guess we need to be ready to hide behind things at an instant's notice as we search the building.
pkrankow 14th May 2018, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Climbing should be no problem at all. The insulin syringes we have been using only hold 1cc or 3cc. (Per a quick Google search)

We should be able to color change to a less obvious color too.
Cuttlefish 14th May 2018, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
Even if we can’t change colour without skin to pigment, we just need to roll around in a dusty corner and disguise ourselves as dirt.
Yuki 14th May 2018, 6:30 PM edit delete reply
Agreed. If we can shift the color to, say, brown, and have the shape look distinctly bug-like, it'll just seem like, say, a stink bug got in. Sticking to ceilings as much as possible is also a very good strategy to lessen the risk of being spotted.
Guest 14th May 2018, 5:46 PM edit delete reply
so, any rat poison is probably inhaled... is there anyway we can channel oxygenated blood through the red to let us use the rat without breathing?
chaosblitz 14th May 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
or maybe we could change the rat so that he isn't harmed by breathing in poison? then again, that might hurt... Let's not do it if it feels like it would hurt/freak the poor lil guy out too much.
Funny Joke 14th May 2018, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
//Funny Joke joins the game!
I found out about this comic a couple days ago, and it took me forever to catch up! But I loved it. Sooo... maybe we can put hearing stuff on our really small golem?
Cuttlefish 14th May 2018, 6:09 PM edit delete reply
If things were less serious I’d suggest Smollem makes a tiny tinfoil hat.
chaosblitz 14th May 2018, 6:15 PM edit delete reply
actually, that might be a good idea since the mind control thing might be around. So, more seriously, this might be a good way to test if tinfoil hats do, in fact, work against mind control without actually harming someone with a brain.
Blue_Elite 14th May 2018, 6:17 PM edit delete reply
We could totally make one for one of our ravens during one of our chill-times (probably after doing Incident F as that'll make Jane useless for the rest of that day)! That'll be the designated "Grizwald raven" and he can use that to get in contact with us since he doesn't use phones (if Lydia isn't available)!
EDIT: Better idea! Make an arts and craft project with Tesla and possibly Faraday (and very remotely possibly Edison)! We could even bring Willard in so he can be fitted for a hat too (and possibly other art projects like a rat-scarf and rat-tail-stocking).
Blue_Elite 14th May 2018, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Would the Smollem be able to fit underneath the door? Would we have to "liquify" it for it to fit? Do we need to practice the folding technique to get it micro-sized, under, and then unfold it?

Otherwise try to move underneath an object if possible to avoid being seen at all. Barring that, the ceiling would be the next best place (especially when moving across hallways). Getting to the side of door hinges so the door conceals us if opened would be the preferred option to go from ceiling-to-ground.
If all else fails, try the folding trick to remain undetected (if that's possible).

EDIT: What's the meat-to-blood ratio? I just remembered we can levitate inanimate objects. I imagine we could give this bug-golem the same kinda "flight" ability (maybe make some very thin meat-membrane wings just in case it gets spotted) without wasting time climbing walls.
pkrankow 14th May 2018, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
I am sure if there is any gap we will be able to fit, even if it takes a minute to alter our shape.

We need to also remember that being smashed is just forcefully being reorganized to fit the space. It may take a minute or two, but we can reconstitute as long as anything remains of our blood.
Caia 14th May 2018, 6:21 PM edit delete reply
The vents aren't safe but maybe we can send a rat through the tunnels to find an entrance that way.
pkrankow 14th May 2018, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
This is a reasonable idea that does not require our full attention.