Sunday, February 15, 2009

D5 (Log Splitters)

The characters have already witnessed what a log splitter is capable of doing to a person, and now they have the opportunity to inflict that horror upon others (or have it inflicted upon them, as the case may be).

Terrain Features:

  • Floor Openings: Creatures pushed into the openings fall 10 feet into area D4.
  • Log Splitters: The two northernmost openings in the floor contain the log splitters. Rules and stats for the log splitters are provided below.
Ironbriar's second-in-command oversees the constant operation of the sawmill here, where he can make sure that both the log splitters and the waterwheel machinery are operating properly. I suggest the following encounter for a party of five adventurers:

  • 1 Jordaini Enforcer (Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide)
  • 2 Thuggish Cultists (Dungeon #156)
  • 4 Snaketongue Initiates
  • 2 Log Splitters
Total: 2,100 xp (Level 9 Encounter)

All of the cultists know full well the dangers the log splitters pose to the careless. Those with forced-movement attacks use them to deadly advantage, taking every opportunity available to push PCs into the machinery.

Found in the closet in this room are three bags of gold containing 100 gold pieces each, the crystal decanter set with obsidian stopper worth 300 gold pieces, the tiny wooden box containing three poorly cut diamonds worth 200 gold pieces each and three potions of mimicry (treasure parcels 6 and 7 from level 6) as well as treasure parcel 3 (also from level 6).

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