In my last blog post, I informed you that I had rescued a number of black octopuses from Cephalopod and his evil band of Kraken's Blood counterfeiters. Many of you have approached me, full of concern, asking after the welfare of these creatures and generously offering to give one of them a good home. Well, the truth* be told, you already may have done! Let me explain!
Obviously, I was in fear for the lives of my wriggly little friends. After all, there's no OM magic that I can pull that Cephalopod can't just as easily. I thought at any moment, he might track them down and whisk them back to their squishy fate. I had one more trick in my arsenal. As you may know, one of the abilities given to OMs is the recolouring of familiars. If I could just dye them a different colour, Ceph would never recognise them, even if he did find them!
I hastened to my Secret Aboveground laboratory, and whipped up a batch of some rose pink Familiar Dye. Fortunately, these were octopuses, not parrots, so there was no fiddly work with paintbrushes to be done, just drop them in! Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan...
It would seem that the octopuses remained quite a deep reddish colour. What to do? These octopuses were now unlike anything else on the ocean... special... limited edition!
So, if you've opened a box and found a wine-coloured octopus in the last few weeks, now you know how it got there**.
* - For some values of truth.
** - Maybe***.
*** - Probably not though.
Posted by Hephaestus in
Nov 30, 2009 |