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The dreaded umber hulk. Hm. Everything seems to always be dreaded. People have a lot of dread. For many aeons this creature was thought confuse adventurers because it had two sets of eyes. Sages didn't realise this was a stupid reason and the truth is this:
What appears to be confusion is, but not over eyes. Rather it is when the adventurers encounter one and see the description that says it is black, fading to greyish yellow on the front: Said adventurers begin to ask "then why is it called umber? Umber is a colour! But it isn't that colour!" Other adventurers then join in, saying "maybe it's like the material" and the rest point out "no, it isn't, and besides the material is a pigment, the colour is the only thing relevant about it!" The argument continues, often with the person who made the material comment realising he was thiking about sienna anyway. And then the umber hulk eats them.