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    A Quip That Cost An Eye

    My PCs have chased a lamia from her lair, and are about to rescue some prisoners. One of the prisoners is a beautiful sorceress with a sharp tongue and wit, who has been put under geas not to use magic. She's missing an eye; the lamia took exception to one of her quips and took it. There's a good chance the PCs will ask about it, and the sorceress will gladly tell. But I'm drawing a blank on what she could actually have said that's witty and genuinely funny, and barbed enough to earn a reprisal.

    What clever line could the sorceress have given that would incite the lamia to take her eye?

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    "Lamia? More like 'lame?-yeah'!"
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    With my love of puns being shared with only half the table, I think that one would result in somebody losing the other eye.

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    What type of lamia is it? Half-lion? Half-serpent? Turns into a beetle swarm? Something different?

    That might give us something to work with.

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    She's a half-lion lamia named Hestria. I'm running 5th Edition D&D.

    (I'd forgotten that they switched up the lamia between 4th and 5th.)

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    Something sarcastic/offensive in Lamian - that doesn't translate well into common etc. When said in another language it just falls completely flat & meaningless.

    When the PCs stare uncomprehendingly at your sorcs? Just brush them off with "Nevermind..., You have to speak/be a Lamia to understand".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortalPlague View Post
    She's a half-lion lamia named Hestria. I'm running 5th Edition D&D.

    (I'd forgotten that they switched up the lamia between 4th and 5th.)
    "So tell me, who was more catty--your mother or your father?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by EzekielRaiden View Post
    "So tell me, who was more catty--your mother or your father?"
    Oh, this I like. I think I'm going to use this one.

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    The sorceress's first words upon being taken into the lamia's lair might have been, "Smells like pussy in here."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MortalPlague View Post
    Oh, this I like. I think I'm going to use this one.
    My pleasure. I'm not always quick on the draw when it comes to witticisms, but I have my moments.

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