Clearly, it's a chaotic talking hippo trying to lure credulous adventures into the pit trap with friendly conversation."I will grant you a wish if you remove this thorn from my hoof."
Ha! Love it. I dare someone to use that in a session.
Just look at his cunning eyes and gloating cheeks!
I see the hippo as cleverly placed bait. After all, who can resist petting a hippo?
I will absolutely use that in a session!
As will I.