(1) In the MMORPG
"Kingdom of Loathing
", this phrase conjures up any of a variety of myths and legends about how to 'solve' a particular part of the game, especially if said thing cannot be done.
(1) In order to open up the sunken chest, you first have to kill the hermit. Of course, in order to do that, you must first blow Mr. Skullhead, earning you three perspicacity points. Yeah, they're one of the Moxie substats.
(2) Yeah, I thought about taking on the Naughty Sorceress, but that's too much of a pain in the ass; I'm just gonna go lube up and kill the hermit instead.