Monday, February 16, 2009

E3 (The Bells)

The ugothols who dropped the bell on the stairwell wait here for the party to arrive. The map drawn in the adventure is somewhat incomplete - the stairs do in fact continue to wind up to the hole in the wall, despite not appearing on the illustration.

Terrain Features:

  • The Terrible Stair: See area E2 (The Terrible Stair).
  • Crossbeam Timbers: The timbers holding the bells aloft can be crossed by balancing (DC 15).
None of the monsters here risk their lives trying to cross the beams. They fight on the stairs when possible. I suggest the following encounter for a party of five adventurers:

Total: 1,950 xp (Level 9 Encounter)

If things go poorly for the ugothols, they will retreat out the scaffolding and into areas E4 and E5, which offer a wider area for them to maneuver in.

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