Pick up skull and put on a production of Hamlet with the rat.
You pick up the skull and give it your greatest rendition of that speech from Hamlet. "Alas, poor Yuric, for I knew him! Something, something..." You don't actually know the speech all that well. The rat seems swayed nonetheless.
Attack the rat with your trusty spatula!
Unfortunately, your performance for the rat is cut short by you killing him.
With his final breathe, the rat reveals to you that was your spirit animal and that you were destined to learn his secrets and become one with the rats. The destiny dies with him here today.
What will you do now?