Holy crap, giant cellar spiders.
I had found a katana early and was feeling pretty confident.
First attempt: I brought my katana. I thought I had decent armor, but even one bite from the spiders that got into my bloodstream put my character down to 2 strength. Somehow he struggled and managed get out alive. It was a chancy thing.
Second attempt: I brought my katana, and a shotgun for backup. I chugged methacola. I had armor on everything, I thought I should be fine, right? Hell, no.
I’ve heard that shotguns make easy work of spiders. Well, they did, in a way. But not if the spiders move at very high speeds, skittering in to rip me away. Desperately as I retreated out of the cellar, abandoning my cart with my modded guns and everything, I drew the katana and managed to barely get out, somehow killing two spiders while they were pulling off like 4-5 attacks each on me per my attack. I was dying of poison, with torso HP at the final bar, but just managed to reach my base in time. I figured, why not give royal jelly a try?
It worked. I lived.
Third attempt: Fuck fighting them. I went in with gas canisters and fumigated the entire place with toxic gas. The few who annoyed me got 00 shot, as I had now ripped off the attachments from my modded guns and put it all on the Mossberg. Die of poison, the way that God intended spiders to die. DIE. JUST DIE.
Pretty memorable, all around. Didn’t get any super special loot, but the dead spiders and eggs should be worth something. Its oddly satisfying standing amid the wreck of dozens of bug guts, shotgun hulls, and the remains of toxic gas. Damn spiders.
PS: No chitin. They spite me to the last. I’ll remember them when I make smoothies out of their babies.