Or, if you can’t think of a better idea than fleeing, at least figure out how to make the most of your escape. You can probably shovel up a good chunk of slime and maybe have it looked at. Marian ought to be able to tell you if there’s any magic involved, at the very least.
You don’t like giving up. Especially since Arlene and the priest will probably still be in danger. But you’ve got no other ideas, so the most you can settle for is not leaving empty-handed.
You think they’re probably more interested in the central mass than the outer slime. So you shovel up a big pile of slime and…
And then you feel something touch the back of your foot. Something that definitely isn’t seaweed.