Daft as a hairbrush, the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal is arguably the most insanely idiotically dense creature in existence. It believes that if you can't see it, it can't see you. Therefore, if you are faced by the horrid (yes, horrid, in spite of its intelleigence, or lack of) Beast you should wrap your towel around your head (you do have one, don't you!?) to TEMPORARILY ward off the Beast's voracious apetite and furious... fury... sorry. Yes, temporarily. The Beast WILL eventually realise its mistake and find you. Also, for further confusion on the Beast's part, you may scratch your name somewhere. To that we will come. In vanity or for poor memory's sake, each Beast keeps a record of its killings and eatings. This list is usually in an ante-room from the main chamber, and therefore easily accessible. This list is easily accessible and defacable, to which we are, by degrees, coming. It is easily defacable by the many rocks strewn about the lair floor invariably favoured by Beasts of Traal. Which is terribly convenient, Traal being a very rocky planet. Whilst being concealed with in your towel, grab a handy rock and scratch your name into the list. The Beast will now think it has already eaten you, giving you more time to escape. Note that no one has actually PROVED this first-hand, and neither the Guide nor any of its researchers (especially myself) take any responsibility for any personal injury sustained during the execution of the above tactics, and be warned you take this advice at your own risk.
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