No you don’t, thought Kal as she levelled her rifle and fired.
The bullet struck the Stalker but missed its target, the single large eye. Kal had hit what might be described as a shoulder, it was hard to tell. Instantly, the Stalker’s natural wooden armour shattered and re-grew, deforming its inexplicable appearance even more. It grunted with the shock of the impact and its too-many limbs flailed as it prepared to attack.
Kal fired another shot before the Stalker had time to react. This time she found her mark. The bullet pierced the creature’s vast dark eye and disappeared.