A floating eye is a levitating eyeball.
They are very small and so very hard to hit and if you miss during a melee attack, its gaze will paralyze you. They are simply a nuisance by themselves, but being left unconscious with other monsters around is deadly. On the other hand, they make useful pets since they can also paralyze your enemies.
If you eat a floating eye corpse it will bequeath ESP on you temporarily, but eating at least three corpses in quick succesion may grant the intrinsic permanently.
Floating eyes are for the most part hostile creatures, but there are a few tame living in Attnam.
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It is only safe to engage in melee with an eye if you can't see its stare; turning the eye invisible or fighting in darkness will solve this (though the latter may surely come with its own risks).
They are also fairly slow, meaning you can lead them into a room and lock them inside.
It can also be useful to polymorph into a floating eye if you are in grave danger. Your small size and paralyzing effect will be just as annoying to your enemies as it is to you!
The Truth behind Eyes
Have you ever wondered where do all the levitating eyeballs come from? And why are they paralyzing you with their gaze? Do you really wish to know?
They reproduce this way, stinging the paralyzed creature and infecting it with their venom. The paralysis is not strong enough to kill the victim and he will leave unaware what is to come. The floating eye venom has no ill effects for several weeks. Afterwards, the victim's eyesight will be impaired and he will start suffering headaches. After several days, the infectee will fall unconscious and his eyes will detach themselves from his head and soar into the air, creating two newborn floating eyes. The infectee will wake up soon, blind but otherwise unharmed.