} My dearest Supply-Wupply,
} Mythical creatures, eh? That used to be a pretty common problem a
} couple of millennia ago, not so much call for info on those, these
} days. Let me dig out my notes.
} Oh dear. There seems to be rather a lot of advice, I'm afraid. Let's
} take a look at some of these.
} "Don't try and fight it, take off all your clothes, lie back and enjoy
} the experience".
} Hmmm, well that might work well enough if it's an Incubus or Succubus,
} but no use at all if you're facing the dreaded double-deccubus. No,
} come to think of it, it'll stop your underwear getting stained.
} Probably not what you're after though.
} Here's another one: "Find the part of the underbelly that doesn't have
} a jewel encrusted upon it, then fire an arrow at the exact spot".
} Heaven alone knows what beast this is supposed to kill. The barbarous
} Barbara Cartland monster, I suspect.
} What else have we got. Stuff it inside a lamp? Tricky... Put on a
} blindfold so it thinks it can't see you? Risky...There's something
} here about some vicious flying women from the north, blaring out
} Wagner, but I think that may have got cross-seeded with the
} how-to-write-a-Coppolla-movie oracularity.
} OK, here goes. I've combined the better looking advice into an easy to
} follow recipe.
} You'll need:
} 1 fire brand,
} 1 large ball of twine,
} Some fishing nets,
} 1 sharp weapon made of silver,
} 1 sling
} 3 small stones,
} 1 12 oz Stake
} Garlic, to taste
} Pre-heat your brand to 260 degrees Celsius (gas mark 8)
} Making sure you don't meet the mythical creature's gaze, use your
} sling to fire a small stone at its single eye, and when it is blinded
} use your fishing nets to bring it to the ground.
} After it has fallen, drive a stake through its heart, and decapitate
} it with your silver blade, branding the stump of the head after you've
} cut it off. Once it's dead, take it's head, and gallumph back the way
} you came, following the trail of string you remembered to leave on the
} There. Easy.
} You owe the Oracle the head you brought back.
} No... second thoughts you can keep it.