Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: 1st Edition Fiend Folio (part 2)
Zack: Say...is that a horse on the bottom of that lake?
Steve: Who would throw away a perfectly good horse? I had better dive in and rescue that horse.
Zack: That horse on the verrrry bottom of the lake. That green horse.
Steve: Hey, everybody, be right back. Gonna swim down to the bottom of the lake. Sweet horse I want to sit on down there.
Zack: You know these monsters don't actually do anything. No attacks. They just sit around on the bottom of a lake and wait for men to drown.
Steve: They charm people. What I wonder is how it decides whether it's going to be a horse or a pretty lady.
Zack: Yeah, you really don't want to be one of the guys charmed into diving after the horse. Even if you survive that's gonna raise a lot of questions around the campfire that night.
Steve: "So, uh, Steelwind, why did you keep trying to swim down to that big green horse?"
Zack: Poor Steelwind has to spend the next month swearing up and down that he saw a woman at the bottom of the lake and talking about how he loves women and getting disgusted by the sight of a horse.
Steve: Steelwind should know as a follower of Saint Cuthbert that we can never change who we are.
Zack: Unless the DM gets annoyed that our lawful good characters keep torturing kobolds to death.
Steve: Or you put on gauntlets of ogre strength.Zack: Or you get caught in that trap in Tomb of Horrors that turns you into a lady.
Steve: So pretty much, Steelwind, what was the deal with that horse?