- Sat Apr 08, 2023 1:01 pm
A creature inspired by the Carbuncles of Chilote Mythology.
"Carbuncle is a legendary species of small animal in South American folklore, specifically in the mining folklore of northern Chile. The animal is said to contain riches of some sort; in some versions it is a precious stone that gives fortune and good luck to its owner."
"According to the myth, someone who sees the carbunclo may find treasures via the following careful steps: First, a lasso or similar objects is to be thrown towards the carbunclo as to trap it. The carbunclo will respond by vanishing along with the object."
- (Note: Additional steps for acquiring treasure here include: Having to dig a magic hole, and then have a crazy cat lady repeatedly throw a black cat into said hole. This somehow produces the treasure. IMO: FromSoft's idea works much better.)
"The mirror in the carbuncle's head is said to be akin to two lights observed by Spanish explorers in the Strait of Magellan. Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés identified these lights with the gemstones hidden in the brains of dragons."