1) The legend, story, or myth:
Leg Of Gogg:
Recent excavations of anicent towns in the northern regions of the world have found markings that appear to claim that, in times long past, Goggs had large, wide feet, as well as long, muscular legs. Using these legs, it appears as though the Gogg would race through the frozen tundra in pursuit of their prey. While the Goggs of today appear to slide around through their icy domains in search of prey, some of the zoologists amongst Lore's scholars believe that Goggs may, at one time, have feet, and wish to discover why the Goggs lost their feet.. Never to be deterred from a myth to bust no matter how chilly the terrain, Jamog and Adamog, in the company of an adventurer, head to the reaches of the Northlands in the hopes of solving this zoological mystery.
2) What the experiment will be testing.
a) Whether or not the Goggs had feet at any one time of their existance.
b) If the Goggs of today have any traces of legs or feet.
c) If yes, why the Goggs lost their legs.
3) How the experiment will be conducted. (OPTIONAL)
Heading to the northlands, Jamog and Adamog decide to test the myth of whether modern Goggs still have any traces of their legs, as this may be the fastest myth to test. Fortunately for them, a ravenous Gogg is headed their way, hungry for the taste of Moglin meat. The Adventurer will fight the Gogg in combat. Upon slaying the beast, the Mogbusters ask the Adventurer to help them flip the beast over (a repeated Strength stat roll-- the Adventurer will have to keep trying until it is successful). Upon doing so, they come to an important discovery: The underbelly of the Gogg is made of a mucusy material that is prevented from freezing by biological fluid and the Gogg's body heat. However, upon further inspection, they find little wide, flat lumps on the underbelly of the Gogg which seem to have some wear on them. The MogBusters take this to believe that the Goggs do, in fact, have feet.
After resting for the night (and a delicious meal of roasted Gogg which heals the Adventurer), the Mogbusters and the Adventurer set off in the direction of one of the villages recently excavated. After a couple scrapes with the local wildlife, they come to rest at a nearby hot spring which was recently dug up and developed as a tourist attraction (this rest heals the Adventurer). Jamog, however, feels some mild sesmic activity. While Adamog dismisses this as nothing more than the aftereffects of roasted Gogg, the Adventurer decides to leave the hot spring. As the Adventurer travels around the outside of this spring, he witnesses an avalanche on one of the mountains nearby. This disturbance reveals a cave near the bottom of the mountain, and the Adventurer desides to investigate. Inside, they fight a few Ice Monsters. After defeating the monsters, the Adventurer sees something large moving deeper inside the cave. Suddenly, a large Gogg ambushes the Adventurer... on two large, hulking legs! After the Adventurer puts an end to the Gogg, they see more large things moving in their direction. They are given a choice: Whether to stay and try to slay the monsters (an infinite number of these bipedal Goggs with no healing), or run out of the cave.
As the Adventurer runs out of the cave, Jamog and Adamog are waiting for them. Adamog chides the Adventurer for leaving them behind and having them pay the bill, when they hear the roar of the Bipedal Goggs in the cave. They all run as a pack of these large Goggs thunder towards them. Just before the Mogbusters and the Adventurer are caught, however, the ice begins to crack underneath the Goggs. Suddenly, the Goggs all tumble into the icy water and do not resurface.
Jamog begins to understand, and presents his findings to the Adventurer and Adamog. The Goggs did once have legs, but such large legs posed problems when hunting prey in areas where bodies of water had frozen over. Over time, the Goggs' legs shrunk to prevent this problem. Eventually, they shrunk to the point of stubs that were incapable of running, which is why the Goggs developed a gland on their underbellies that spewed mucus and allowed them to slide. These stubs still existed on the Goggs to allow them to stop, turn, or reverse, even in areas that did not have ice on them. This eventually allowed Goggs to migrate to slightly warmer climates. The only reason the Goggs who had existed in the cave still had legs was because the inside of the cave was full of snow, not ice, which still promoted the legs of Goggs. The other species trapped inside provided prey for these Goggs, which prevented them from dying out.
The Adventurer makes a remark about how Goggs with legs would have been very deadly in warmer climates. Jamog agrees, and claims that he is thankful that it is highly unlikely that the Goggs will re-evolve their long lost legs in warmer climates at any point in even the Mogbuster's lifetimes. Everyone laughs as they go home.
A cutscene unfolds involving a Deery, who is grazing in a forest nearby BattleOn. A pair of hulky legs, the owner of which is obscured in the shadows, appears in a different scene. The scene switches back to the Deery, who turns to look offscreen. A first person view shows the Deery from a sideways angle, partically obscured by trees. Suddenly, the camera zooms in quickly towards the Deery, who turns to look towards the screen just before the screen cuts to black.
4) The outcome of the experiment. (OPTIONAL)
c) They evolved beyond the use of their legs to allow them to hunt their prey with less danger to themselves in icy climates.
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