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  1. Probably the most controversial character, mechanically speaking, being begged to have various previous or new buffs being added to her to not be so darn useless (two people triggered already) and not that fun to play either (five people triggered now). I'm all for her having Bernie, her Lighter and fire immunity as boons for certain reasons, however, if those were to be changed to be very cool and very good boons to make her a wantable character, both individually and in relation to other players, what kind of drawbacks exactly should she have then? Most, if not all characters who have special boons have certain disadvantages to them in some form as well, at the very least in single player, so, if the aforementioned three things are her pros, what should be her cons or at least one con? Because it would make her probably the most unbalanced character, or "OP", so to speak if she just has pretty good buffs, but no drawbacks, as if were to be an improved Wilson in a way (aside from the beard). Two ideas I had were: 1) Bring her "lights things on fire when nervous" or even expand on that (e.g. lighting things on fire when losing a lot of sanity even if insane in some form, lighting fires when she's about to be attacked by charlie occasionally or every time). 2) Make her more vulnerable to freezing in general, but make her much more resilient, if not immune, to heat. Because I've heard people being disappointingly pissed from her just freezing-when-insane ordeal and I can kind of agree with that and it seems like a little bit of 'thrown in there just for "chalunj"' type of a thing. Although, the first of the above can cause issues of base burning again early game, without any good preventions, unless you anticipate it beforehand and the second one, I feel kind of "meh" about and not that it would be something really fitting for her. May be you guys have better ideas for her drawbacks. Or perhaps you have some good pros that subsequently provide some good drawbacks or make certain "meh" kind of drawbacks more fitting?
  2. Ok so I realized that a couple people actually like my DS comic: Wilson meets Red. So I decided to post it here with a couple other crossover art pieces. Comic page 1: Page 2 part 1: Page 2 part 2: Comic page 3: I personally love some of Red's expressions in the first two pages XD Here are a few others I did before/during the comic. Science Machine: Carrots: Wilson's Squirrel Problem: And lastly, comic page 4: Edit: Should I post all my DS related work here or just keep updating my off-topic art thread with them?
  3. One of the strengths of Willow is nightmare farming. If you have few bernies (or I would preffer 10), have a hambat, couple of helms and a nightmare amulet, the profit for the fuel is huge compared to soloing without an amulet or soloing with it. I know some chars kills them in like few hits, the least you loose by using Bernie strat is just a small amount of helm (or not), some durabilily of Bernies (which are easilly fixable with sewing kits), and the amulet. This strat makes a use for regaining sanity fast, getting nightmare fuel without much cost and doing it alone. The preffered season would be spring, just having a fire large enough is fine (or a star), morning star just wrecks the nightmares one by one while they are wet. Takes as long as you want it to be, you can make a bunch of Bernies for other people to do that if, unless you solo as Willow, which will gonna make nightmare fuel rain for days, quite cheap for a strat too.
  4. Okay so, Willow is underwhelming and part of why is her lighter is useless after a few days even with cooking having been added, common knowledge, etc. While it could use a buff to light radius and/or cheap refuel or no duration cost as Willow, it'd still prolly be dimmer than a torch and thus meh. What it really needs is an actual ability worth having. (If it had one, then it wouldn't be a big deal even if it's duration/light stayed the same; being a light source simply wouldn't be it's main purpose anymore, but a nice on-the-side ability.) So, what ability? Cooking was a thought in the right direction, but once you get a crock pot it's still really not relevant much... cooking green shrooms?? So, I thought; Willow's insanity ability to light fires anywhere is out, but why not bring the anywhere-fire back? Make it so Willow's Lighter has a right-click ability anywhere on the ground to "Ignite" the ground, setting down a fire just like her insanity ability used to randomly do- same power, but you can do it on command instead of WHOOPS. This would probably cost 3~5 Sanity, simply to offset the obvious sanity regen it would provide (otherwise have little to no sanity regen from the lil' ground fires), 1% durability on lighter, etc. This way Willow could plant down little temporary lights for working at night, have an offensive fire option other characters have to go to much more effort for in the fury of battle (dropping a single twig, swapping to torch, lighting it), etc. Bonus points (but not really critical- just an aside thought) if it's made more relevant by making it more effective in combat than usual fire somehow (not lighting enemies on fire, but simply dealing damage)- or preferably keep that fire normal and instead have the combat ability provided by an alternative power to Ignite nightmare fuel for strong Shadowfire (a damaging stationary blaze that doesn't spread; also good for a long-lasting light if you -really- want to burn fuel for light), a perk that would also pair wonderfully with how Bernie makes Willow pretty good for farming Nightmare Fuel. But, these aren't as important. Really, just letting her plant down normal minifires on command like she used to do when insane would be something nice. I like this idea because it's simple and sweet (Willow's personal ground fires are even already in the game, unused!), it's effective but not terribly strong either, and plays perfectly into Willow's firesetting personality. What else would Willow love to do with her lighter but set fires everywhere? Edit:Before someone brings up her freezing-when-insane thing.. Willow's personal fire already provides fairly little heat (less than 1/3rd of burning a twig; seriously), BUT, planting a few would be enough heat to take the edge off insanity freezing (like freezing in mid-fall). This is actually a good thing, because her freezing is a major complaint; this would help a bit, whilst still leaving it as an issue. She still has to deal with nightmares at the same time, even with Bernie to help, after all... and you don't want to set Bernie on fire! (..I assume he's flammable.)
  5. I'm trying to make bernie activate and be active only when Willow is insane. I successfully made it so that he doesn't activate for characters that are now Willow, but there is a bug in relation to reanimating when Willow is insane. I added this code (with "end" being placed where appropriate): if v.prefab == "willow" then Underneath "for i, v in ipairs(AllPlayers) do" for both bernie_active.lua: local function tryreanimate(inst) local target = nil local rangesq = 256 --[[16 * 16]] local x, y, z = inst.Transform:GetWorldPosition() for i, v in ipairs(AllPlayers) do if v.prefab == "willow" then if v.components.sanity:IsCrazy() and v.entity:IsVisible() then local distsq = v:GetDistanceSqToPoint(x, y, z) if distsq < rangesq then rangesq = distsq target = v end end end end if target ~= nil then local active = SpawnPrefab("bernie_active") if active ~= nil then --Transform fuel % into health. active.components.health:SetPercent(inst.components.fueled:GetPercent()) active.Transform:SetPosition(inst.Transform:GetWorldPosition()) inst:Remove() end end end and berniebrain.lua: local function FindLeader(self) self._leader = nil local rangesq = LOSE_LEADER_DIST_SQ local x, y, z = self.inst.Transform:GetWorldPosition() for i, v in ipairs(AllPlayers) do if v.prefab == "wollow" then if v.components.sanity:IsCrazy() and v.entity:IsVisible() then local distsq = v:GetDistanceSqToPoint(x, y, z) if distsq < rangesq then rangesq = distsq self._leader = v end end end end end return self._leader end Yet, for some reason, Bernie wakes up for 2 - 3 seconds and then sits back down again and keeps doing that over and over, deactivating and activating when he should just be active. This code is written inside copied files of bernie_active.lua and berniebrain.lua from the actual game (there is a reason as to why I'm simplifying this for myself and not using modmain.lua almost at all, but that's besides the point). I also indented any functions and variables related to decaying for Bernie in bernie_inactive.lua. And yes, I was standing next to him when he did that, in fact he does that whilst I'm standing right on top of him as Willow!
  6. UPDATE, 2/28/2017 All figures listed below have found a home. Thanks to everyone who messaged me and/or showed interest! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE, 1/17/2017 I have completed my collections and I have the following blind boxes to offer. All of these are new - inner packaging opened only to identify figure. 2 Wilson/spear/pitchfork 1 Wendy/lantern/luxury axe 1 Wendy/lantern/dark sword 1 WX-78/shovel/pitchfork I also have the following blind box to offer. The figure and accessories are all new, but the included accessories came from other blind boxes. 1 Woodie/tentacle spikes/bat bat I also expect to receive the following figures sometime in the near future. All of these are new - inner packaging opened only to identify figure. 1 WX-78/shovel/(unknown accessory) 1 Woodie/axe/(unknown accessory) I will do an even trade of any of the blind boxes above for new condition blind boxes containing one of the following figures along with their unique item and original random accessory: Chester Willow Maxwell I am also open to selling the blind boxes I have available: I will give you Woodie/tentacle spikes/bat bat free of charge as long as you pay the cost for me to ship it to you. I will sell the other blind boxes I have for $10.00 USD each plus the cost for me to ship it to you. Payments must be made via Paypal only. Please message me if you are interested. Thanks! ---------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL POST, 12/5/2016: I am trying to complete two collections, one for me and one for my kids. I have the following opened blind boxes to trade: one Wilson with spear and pitchfork one Willow with torch and walking stick one Chester with eye bone and pitchfork one Wes with umbrella and tentacle spike one Wes with umbrella and pitchfork one Wendy with lantern and dark sword one Wendy with lantern and pitchfork one Spider with rabbit and crow (prefer to keep, but will trade if necessary) For each box above, the outer cardboard blind box and inner silver bag packaging has been opened to reveal the characters inside. The figure is brand new otherwise and will include all of its original packaging. I want the following to complete my collections: two luxury axes one opulent pickaxe one regular axe one Wickerbottom (accessories not required, but must be brand new, and I prefer original accessories and packaging) My main priority is to complete my collections. Once I do that, I will be open to trading the rest (full boxes or parts), or selling the rest at very reasonable prices (not extortionate prices like eBay - instead, as close to cost of acquisition plus actual shipping costs as I reasonably can). Until I complete my collections, however, I will hold offers to buy - traders with the items I need get first pick. I am willing to trade your choice of an entire box (character and accessories as listed above) just for a luxury axe (priority #1) or an opulent pickaxe (priority #2) - or, if you want cash, I'm open for discussion. Please message me if you're interested!
  7. Year of the Gobbler fanart!! I'm a bit late but it's finally finished! I hope you enjoy!!!!
  8. In all seriousness, can someone explain Willow's world perception changing when she goes insane? I know that she starts to get cold, but can she keep warm with winter clothing? And if so, would it be an effective strategy to save winter clothes for summer and go insane the whole time?
  9. hi forums!!! its been awhile since i posted here.. i am sort of shy around new communities.. haha.. but i figure i could post some of the fanart ive drawn for dst!!! my fave characters are webber and wx but you could probably tell.. lol.. anyways.. heres what i drew!! ps, feel free to like, post ur own fanart too i love seeing ppls interpretations of the characters!! (most of these are reuploaded frm my tumblr) ok! sorry for dump omg O_O i hope this is ok... also umm... im sort of nervous to post these on here.. as it has some personal headcanons... but it would mean alot if you didnt think this was like.. genderbent webber or anything i headcanon her as a transgirl... and ik a lot of ppl dont like fat willow but fdsjbvkbgskjb ik ppl dont like those sort of hcs o_o;; anyways.. yea!! pwease no bully ok... ! i hope il be more active on here in the future!!! also feel free to request stuff >:D no promises , but i might do a few! (if im not too busy w work and school x_x)
  10. I swear it's all @minespatch's, @DragonMage156's and @PandoMish's fault, I hold no liability to this writ! Also, starring @Chris1488 and @Mr.P. Apparently. Plus quite a host of the Klei overlords. Again, their fault for immortalising themselves as pigmen.
  11. Wow, it's been a while. Dang... I'm starting a new tread because my old tread was archived. XD So I'm going post some art I did recently, and then I'm add some stuff I've done in the past later.
  12. Hello. :3 I'm late to the party, but it's better to be late then never, right? I love Don't Starve! I started playing it a few months ago and I wish I got into it sooner. I play it whenever I have free time, and I can't wait for DST to come out. Because of my crazy work schedule, I tend to draw quick comic doodles then full blown colored pieces, but I have a lot of fun drawing fanart for this game! It's a nice break from my normal work. I have some things to share, but lets just start with this little scirbble I did about a month ago.
  13. You were completely numb from whatever drug that was in your system. Grogginess shrouded your ability to move for the last ten minutes now, ever since you awoke to a bang, a puff of smoke, and a book. You couldn't even feel the blades of grass ticking your cheeks, or the odd breeze ruffling your hair. The silence had stretched on for an infinite moment, punctuated only with the sound of birdsong, as you examined the only notable landmark since your sudden arrival in...wherever you were. You do not remember getting here, so logically you assumed that someone had slipped something in your food or drink and tossed you, rather unceremoniously, into this dilapidated grassy plain and left an instruction book with your initial sliced into the leather bound cover. It was incredibly battered, and you were certain there was a bloodstain on the top right corner. After a while, though, you eventually regained enough movement to drag the book towards you with a new desperation, flicking open to the very first page, where a thin sheet of what appeared to be some sort of odd, pale leather was picked up by the breeze and landed before you. It was baked rock solid and brittle under the sun, and there was some sort of introductory note written using ink and a quill over the bumpy surface. ~~~ If you have found this book, then words do not describe how sorry I am for your current situation. Inside these pages is a record, a compilation of my Field Notes, on how to survive in this new plane of Hell itself. I have trudged through the coldest winters, sought shelter from unrelenting storms, crouched pathetically in the everlasting darkness to bring to you, heir to my burden, a recount of the day my new life started to the point where it ended. In between these two covers is the story of a life, all of the mistakes, the successes, and the plans. Fears, thoughts, feelings, and fleeting memories compressed into a single tome to which I pass on to the next player in this demented game. If you have found this book, then I am either dead, or worse. All will be made clear should you manage to survive long enough to reach the end, as I have. This may not be the best of introductions but I have very little time to speak and think for myself, as the pointless seconds which I still have are going solely into writing down this very note, on this very piece of leather, to give you a proper greeting - something that I never received myself - and some lessons to live on. If you have found this book, then my name is Wilson Percival Higgsbury, and I do not know where I have ended up. ~~~ Haha okay wow. Hello there, DS arists and writers and music-makers alike! My name is FieldNotes and this thread is devoted to partially DS-related drawings, partially talking to the community instead of lurking, but mainly to putting out a lovely gem that I have been thinking on for a good, hm...6 months now? The premise for Wilson's Journal is fairly simple - I'm going to put the story behind Don't Starve into the perspective of our plucky Gentleman Scientist, and adhere to the canon story as much as possible, but you'll notice how it starts to deviate and I'm going to tie together a bunch of loose ends along the way into one gloriously tangled mess of metaphorical strings. I'm also going to have fun writing, and try to update as much as possible, but I hope people understand that I do get quite busy sometimes. This prevented me from starting this 6 months before, but I noticed that some of the brilliant artists here are also hindered by their own time schedules so I deemed it appropriate to, at the very least, make a start on this little project of mine. Day 1 will be posted shortly, I presume.
  14. Art commissioned from my friend Pearl (Link may be a little nsfw but not very.)
  15. Somewhere, in a world much like the one in Don't Starve lies characters who resemble the ones from the game we know and love. But past that appearance, almost nothing is the same. There personalities are opposite of the ones we know! (To an extent) Ask these characters a question! The ones you can talk to are: Wilson Willow Wolfgang Wendy WX78 Wickerbottom Woodie Wes Maxwell Sorry! No ROG characters. There will be references to ROG though. In fact, one character heavily relies on ROG logic. Please no direct shipping questions. (No 'Wilson! Go out with Willow' or 'Wolfgang! How is your love life with Wickerbottom', ect.) Relationships are okay though. (Ex. 'Wendy, how is your relationship with Maxwell?)
  16. Hello My name is Maximum and I drew some don't starve things, I believe this is the appropriate place to post them. (some of them are a tad weird looking due to them being drawn on a 3DS) Also just a warning, some of them have a bit of blood but nothing too serious [if you are wondering about his hands I just have a headcannon that Wilson wears big black rubber gloves] Wilson your hair is just too fun not to draw. Anyway those are some of my arts, I have some more but I doubt anyone would like to see them. ALSO I should just say I'm completely fine if anyone uses my art for avatars, reaction images, whatever, as long as you ask me permission first and credit me.
  17. hey there im doing this to try and improve my spelling and grammar criticize is ok just not very harsh Chapter 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I wake up to blue sky's where am I ? this is not my room, am I dead? she tried to sit up and pain pierced her head. Then a man appeared before her in a puff of gray smoke "say pall you don't look too good " he said with a smirk " better find some food before night comes " . she stood up and had her mouth open to bombard the man with question's but before she could he disappeared just how he had came. She stood up and walked around, am I alone here? the question lingered in her head . at least I have Abigail with me . she picked some berry's and collected some flint , then the sun started to set she sat down trying to make a fire but it was hope less she needed logs which she was not strong enough to get . she braced herself to go into the darkness,at least there's not any monsters .then a screech sounded in the distance , what the but monsters don't exist! she ran as fast as she could then there was a fire if she could just make it ! the monster latched onto her arm , it was limy and cold she did not like the feeling of it on her arm so she tugged it off and screamed " help !!!!!! " " ill go check it out " one voice said , the other said" ok hares a torch ". as the light got closer she saw a man with a torch in hand . the monster hissed and let go of her she collapsed and the man asked " Are you ok?"
  18. This is my first Art : Willow Portrait ! I tried my best,it's not perfect but it's hard to draw,so enjoy this and let me know what you think about it ! Thanks !
  19. Welcome to The Don't Starve Best of The Month Page! Basic Page Information What Exactly Is this page about? Each month I'll pick out the best of the Don't Starve Fan lore, Videos, Cosplay, and Art and post it here! (Of course with the permission of the original post creators) How Could you contribute? Link up your favorite Don't Starve Lore page or art work(Cosplay and Videos are very much appreciated) in the section below I read all the comments so I can't miss it. When is the Page Updated? Friday or Thursday nights upon the end of each month. (Central Pacific Time) Want your Art(and or Cosplay) or post sponsored here? Just ask and link me up to the the art or page and I'll check it out. This Months Best Artwork! Willow and Chester All Credit Goes to Muffycake She did all the work I am just displaying it on a page. Here is the original Post http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/21890-muffycake-some-of-my-dont-starve-fan-art/ Here is her profile http://forums.kleientertainment.com/user/249276-muffycake/ This Months BEST Cosplay! Wendy All Credit Goes to Cyanea for this Excellent cosplay of Wendy Original post http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/29419-cosplay-wendy/ Cyanea's profile http://forums.kleientertainment.com/user/302741-cyanea/ This Months Best Video! The History of Maxwell lore Seriously a awesome Video Credit goes to TeoSS69 for the Post Courtesy of @Craig_Perry and @d2r Original Forum post http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/29232-maxwells-final-act/ TeoSS69 Profile http://forums.kleientertainment.com/user/243891-teoss69/ CREATING THE VIDEO Credit Goes to Klei Enterntainment Klei youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/kleient This Months Best Lore/Post! "What if Webber's father was....Wilson? Wilson is canonically is like 30 y/o, so he could have son. And he teached Webber to shave. And, maaybe, Wilson hates spiders SO much because it ate his son?? "~Kenny1889 This is some of the weirdest lore I've read But it gets pretty funny if you read the comment section http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/34137-about-webber/?hl=lore Creators Profile http://forums.kleientertainment.com/user/256059-kenny1889/
  20. So here I have a don't starve game cover it needs a little bit of work but its my first run on making this kind of thing any ideas? Btw I have a youtube channel and it is https://www.youtube.com/user/BailMen I play don't starve and other games. But back on topic here is the jpeg form fell free to edit it and repost it below I really want to see what you guys can do thanks! Tell me what you think its my first time doing this XD
  21. Willow cosplay made by myself and IdentityFox Cosplayer: IdentityFox Photos: Me
  22. Hey guys, so i've been wanting to write another story for a while, but my unoriginal mind could never think of anything good to write of, and i really love playing don't starve, so i decided to write my own fanfiction about it, the plan for how it will be presented is, will be like this Chapter # - Name spoilers and chapters so it doesn't clutter up the OP with a huge wall of text and so you wont have to sit there and scroll through hundreds of words to find the next chapter, well here goes first chapter Chapter 1 - Forbidden Knowledge So, thoughts on the first chapter? should i continue this?
  23. Hey everyone, this is a thread for the small fanfics I write for Don't Starve. This game is my dream and it inspired me more than anything else ever did before. A note: Not everything in this fanfic is game accurate, but know that I made those choices to make for a better story. Here we go: MacTusk's Trophey MacTusk groaned as he put the last few pieces of the igloo in place. His son had proved to be largely useless, putting down a whole two ice-blocks before running after a jackrabbit with the hounds. Maybe it was time for him to pick up the darts, at least he'd come back from his little play trips with something to show for it. MacTusk started to unpack his bag, and immediately strapped his darts to his belt. He'd been out hunting here before, and it was never safe, no matter how tranquil it all seemed. Good thing that wee MacTusk took the hounds, you never know. A chirping roar alerts MacTusk of his sons arrival, and the two blue hounds yip and bark in excitement. Maybe MacTusk had wanted to be a little cross with his son for not helping him set up the igloo, but when the young walrus shows him his catch (a seriously chewed up jackrabbit) he can't stay mad. Tomorrow they would go hunting for real, and junior would get his first lessons in hunting on the evil grounds. The next day they were up early, and MacTusk had made additional darts, just in case they come across something more needy of death than your average jackrabbits ice birds. He sure hoped so, he came here more for enjoyment than food-collecting. They set out, blue hounds excitedly sniffing about, and wee Mactusk pointing out non-existant marks of prey, even going so far as to spot Koelephant footsteps in a pinecone. He still needed more practice than just this one hunting trip, but his excitement more than made up for it. MacTusk shot a dart at a rabbit, and it keeled clean over. The missus at home had hinted on a coat of soft jackrabbit fur, and it wouldn't be too much work to peel the skin off. He'd set junior on that task right after they'd caught enough rabbits. He shoots darts until he only has a few more hanging from his belt, and then the hunters return to their igloo, arms full of rabbits and hounds whining for scraps at their feet. It is right when Junior is bringing the meat inside that MacTusk sees a new threat, far too close to their camp. He doesn't recognize it, and it dives behind a tree when he tries to get a better look. By the time he reaches the tree, the thing is gone, leaving only unrecognizable prints in the snow. He sends the hounds after it immediately, but they return a while later with clean snouts. MacTusk can't help but love the chill that runs through him. Who knew what they were up against! Even if it turned out to be a defenseless little thing, it would be one of a kind, and MacTusk would like that on his wall, as would his wife! Maybe even more than that coat she had been hinting at! He restocks his darts as quickly as he can, and urges junior to follow him and he strange prints in the snow. It would be a glorious first trophey for his son, a never before seen animal from the cursed island! The tracks are strange, and almost frighteningly straight. This thing knows where it is going, and doesn't waste time on twists and turns. Wee Mactusk helps him spot the next tracks, and then they arrive at a crude camp. Dried hunks of animal hang on dirty ropes, and several wooden boxes almost burst out of their seams, so filled are they with random junk and treasure. The tracks are all over the place, but still, the animal is nowhere to be seen. It's a smart creature, frighteningly so, and it would make for a better trophey than anything else! Anyone could off a Beefalo, a few pigs or a Tallbird. This predator already had, judging from the animals hunks drying on the racks. Wee Mactusk looked worried, and he clenched his own darts tightly in his flippers. This would be no ordinary hunt. It would be an ambush of a deadly creature. The waiting was long, and the tension grew between son and father, but finally, a rustling from the forest signalized the return of the animal. Both walruses held their breath and had their darts at the ready as their target appeared. The creature was indeed unlike they had ever seen. Three black curled horns adorned the head, making a ghostly white face stand out from beneath. It was dressed in the corpses of its prey, Koelephant snout stuffed with beefalo fur and spiderwebbings, crude earmuffs made from jackalope fur, and a backpack made from pig leather. It saw them, and made a startled jump backwards. For just a moment, MacTusk wanted to see the beast in its full glory, before ending its life and presenting its evil horned head to his family. He roared, and the hounds shot from their positions towards the menace. MacTusk himself immediately blew a dart at it as well. It screamed loudly as it hit, and took off into the forest, faster than he had expected. The hounds ran after it with loud howls. He prepared a second dart, and signalled for his son to follow in the persuit. The hounds whined in the distance, and he could hear one of them scream in its death throes. Both father and son arrived just in time to see the horned creature drive a pointed spear right through their last hound. Then it turned his sights onto them, and shudders of delight went through MacTusk's hide. Eye to eye with the predator! Trying to outsmart the other, a true fight of life and death! Hah. He would show this creature, who is the smartest! He blew another dart, and the creature cried out in rage and pain, raising its weapon threateningly. It howled a choked up battlecry, and charged forward. MacTusk knew better than to stand still, and he fled from the wild beast, heart pounding. He was outrunning it, but only barely! He turned his head just in time to see the predator catching up to his son. He roared out a warning, but it was too late. The pointed tip of the weapon dug into wee MacTusk's side, and he squealed in pain. Suddenly the thrill of the hunt had turned into the ice-cold fear that he might lose his son. The beast crooned in victory, and raised it's spear for the final blow. Any caution was blown in the wind by old MacTusk. Forgetting all the safety rules when dealing with wild animals, he charged at the monster attempting to kill his son, and managed to bash the harmful creature out of the way, catching the spear in his left flipper as he did so. Wee MacTusk was a ghostly pale, but he stumbled to his feet as his father took a blowdart from his belt. The expression of fear on the predator's strange snout would have been comical if not a bit piteous before to MacTusk, but now he only felt gratification. He blew his dart at the creature, and it hit it square in the chest. With an almost walrus-like moan, the predator sank to its knees, the weapon dropped from its talons and its throphey's slowly going red from blood. They were victorious. His son stood shaking behind him, and stared at the animal struggling for its life in the snow. Such a mighty predator, now weakly pawing at the snow in its death throes. It's struggling soon slowed, and it just laid breathing and bleeding on the ground. It's intelligent eyes were hazy with pain and panic, and even as it started losing consciousness, they could tell it was still trying to think a way out of its situation. MacTusk treated his sons wounds, as they waited for the beast to die, and in the end, wee MacTusk could even grin, boasting that a scar from such a dangerous creature would make him more attractive. MacTusk could only agree, and thank whatever gods there were for the life of his son. Together they watched the creature faint and die, before they bound it and dragged it through the snow to their igloo. The MacTusks left early that winter, and from that winter forth, in their home, resides the one and only taxidermied, black-horned beast.