Headshot of Gray Jelly by Moira
The goo starts to undulate and flow, but surprisingly, it's not towards you to attack, but rather away. Weighed down as it is by the sheer amount of metal junk attached to and inside of its body, the greyish mass of latex is incredibly sluggish, but nevertheless is determined to make away with its bulk towards the nearest hole in the wall. Can it actually fit, given all the things it's laden with inside of its body? It's certainly willing to try.
The Gray Jelly is a slimefolk who escaped from a latex farm and took up residence in the abandoned Tiran Temple. Possibly influenced by the demonic corruption that's taken root in the Undermountain, it has taken an interest in hoarding, looting the treasures in the temple and trying to escape with them when confronted.
"Well, I wasn't expecting this... The latex ranches aren't that far away from the lake, but I've never heard them giving in to greed before. Or having much of an intelligence to begin with, to be honest."
With much crashing and rattling as bronze and silver knick-knacks clatter off the pile and fall to the ground, you realize where all the organic mass in the room went — straight into the dark, translucent latex slime that jiggles to life as Nihara awakens it from its slumber. It wasn't just hidden in the pile, it was the pile — weapons, goblets, statuettes and other objects buried within it aside, you spot something near the goo's center that shines faintly with a wan, silvery light.
While the big grey slime isn't actually interested in attacking you and its weight is preventing it from simply oozing away in the blink of an eye, you've nevertheless got to beat it before it flees with your prizes.
You encounter the Gray Jelly at the end of the Tiran Temple dungeon. Nihara escorts you to the antechamber, where the temple's treasures were kept. However, they been removed from their trunks and dumped in a pile. As Nihara goes to investigate the pile, the Gray Jelly reveals themself, and tries to make their escape with their ill-gotten gains.
If you can defeat the Gray Jelly within four turns, it is forced to release its hoard as it escapes. You find a mostly intact bronze casket, and can choose what symbol adorns it, and therefore the loot within.
- Shield: The image of a large shield with an hourglass emblazoned upon it. Very Tiran imagery. (contains Tiran Paladin Chestplate)
- Moon: The image of a full moon, emitting a warm, silvery blanket of light. Or at least, you think that's what the lines are supposed to represent. (contains Shield Orb)
If you are unable to defeat the Gray Jelly, you only barely manage to free the ward Nihara needs as the goo escapes with its remaining contents.