My jaw turned to lead, dropping so hard I pulled nearly every muscle in my face. I turned to the DM, who frowned before putting down his dice. "How many times can you use this ruby?" the DM asked.
"Only once," Leoparabu replied, though everyone in the room knew that he was likely carrying a ruby in every color of the rainbow.
The battle continued between Leoparabu and the Giant, with mountains in the path of the giant's club being destroyed while the rubies went through Orange, Yellow, Purple, Red, Black, White, and he even resorted to using a Diamond Ruby. Even Leoparabu knew he couldn't keep pulling rubies out of his ass forever, and Gurell was on the verge of tears. Not because he was about to die, but because anyone with half a brain knew that rubies can only be red, while all other colors of corundum are called sapphires.
Then, I remembered.
"The Red Lotus!" Gurell shouted, "If ya think ya could poison a dwarf, I'm betting it could poison a giant!"
Leoparabu stared at Gurell, utterly confused, without any clue as to what the hell the dwarf was shouting about. I stared at my friend in complete disbelief, not willing to believe that Leoparabu had only been bluffing about carrying the poison when he had been carrying.nine magical bullshit rubies.
Then, as if struck by a giant's club, recognition hit him. "Oh yeah, Girl!" Leoparabu said, digging into his bag to retrieve the poison, "But why do we need the giant to forget something?"
"THAT'S THE GREEN LOTUS, YOU STUPID MISBEGOTEN SON OF A MONKEY AND A SPIDER."
Even with the Red Lotus poison in hand, we needed some way of getting it into the giant. Gurell ran as fast as his short legs would let him, charging straight at the toe that Leoparabu had so desperately tried to cut open. Swinging with his axe as hard as he could, he slammed it hard into the toe, hoping to draw blood.