Sunday, April 19, 2009

B15 (Crypt)

Lorgus Fenker is no longer alone. Instead of being buried here last, he was interned in the crypt well in advance of the decision to stop burying the Black Arrow dead here. The leader of the patrol group that murdered him, however, was the last man to be buried here. Now, tormented by their proximity to each other, Lorgus, his commander, and the men who were part of the patrol that night have all risen from the dead and haunt the crypt.

This is a very difficult encounter, especially if tackled during the PCs' retaking of Fort Rannick. It is best avoided until after the conclusion of the events of The Hook Mountain Massacre. One of the events in the Keeping the Keep conversion will give the party cause to revisit the crypt.

The monsters in this encounter do their best to concentrate their ongoing, aura, and zone damage. The nighthaunt shrine (Lorgus) does its best to keep his zone of darkness on as many PCs as possible, and the oblivion wraith moves to catch the same group within its aura, using obliviate to increase the necrotic damage being dealt at the beginning of the hero's turn. I suggest the following encounter for a party of five adventurers:

Total: 4,200 xp (Level 13 Encounter)

There is nothing of value located here.

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