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IN T R O D U C T IO N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Th e Clearing of C astle C ald w ell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D ungeons of T error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Th e A bduction of Prin cess S ylvia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Great Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The San ctuary of Elw yn th e A rdent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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M A P 1 : C astle C ald w ell, G rou n d Le vel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 2 : C astle C ald w ell, D u n geon Le vel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 3 : Treasure M ap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 4 : R iddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 5 : F ortress of O liver of H orn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 6 : Enem y O utpost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 7 : S an ctuary of Elw yn the A rdent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 8 : Treasure M ap #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M A P 9 : T rea su re M a p # 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 10 12 12 15 21 27 29 31

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T h e fiv e a d v e n tu re s in th is m o d u le ar e d e s i g n e d f o r a p a r t y o f f o u r t o e i g h t p la y e r ch a r a cte r s o f le v e ls 1 -3 . T h e a d v e n tu r e s a r e a r r a n g e d in o r d e r o f in cr e a s in g d i f fi cu lt y . E a c h a d v e n tu r e is d e s i g n e d t o b e p la y e d in o n e s ession o f th re e to fo u r h ou rs, n ot in clu d in g th e tim e n ee d ed to r oll u p n e w ch ar a cters. T h e fir s t tw o a d v e n t u r e s a r e c o n n e cte d , th e o th e r th r e e a re n o t. T h e y ca n b e u s e d as a series o f ad v en tu re s fo r a sin gle p arty, w ith all ch ara cters b e g in n in g at first le v el, o r th e y ca n b e u s e d in d e p e n d e n tl y. It is n o t n e ce s s a r y t o u s e th e s a m e D u n g e o n M a s te r o r t h e s a m e g r o u p o f p la yer ch ara cter s fo r all fiv e ad v e n tu res. If a p art y o f p la ye r ch a ra cters co m p lete s all fi v e a d v e n tu r e s a s a s e r ie s , e a c h ch a r a cte r sh o u ld r ea ch at le ast th ir d le v el ( h ig h er if y o u p la n t o m o v e o n t o th e D & D ® E x p e r t S e t) , a n d th e p la y e r s th e m s e l v e s s h o u ld b e c o m e q u ite fa m ilia r w ith th e g a m e , if th e y a r e n o t a lr e a d y. O f c o u r s e , s o m e o f th e p la ye r s ' fir s t c h a r a ct e r s m a y n o t s u r v i v e a ll fi v e a d v e n tu r e s, b u t th is , to o , ca n b e a le a r n in g e x p e r ie n ce ... Y ou r p la yers can eith er u se ex istin g ch ara cte r s o r r o ll u p n e w o n e s , u s in g th e ch a r a cte r g e n e r a ti o n p r o c e d u r e s in th e D & D ® B a s i c R u l e s . E n c o u r a g e th e p la y e r s t o c h o o s e a w id e variety o f ch ara cter class es. M an y situ a tio n s th r o u g h o u t th e s e a d v e n t u r e s a s s u m e th a t th e r e is a t le a st o n e cle r i c o r m a g i c -u s e r a b le t o r e a d a s cr o ll o r u s e a m a g i c ite m o f so m e k in d . T h e a d v e n tu re s in th is m o d u le a ss u m e th at at least th e D M (a n d p r e fer a b ly th e p la yers as w ell) is fa m iliar w ith th e e n tir e D & D ® B a sic S et. T o m a k e th e g a m e ru n s m o o th ly, th e D M n e e d s t o k n o w th e r u le s th o r o u g h l y . If y o u d o n 't k n o w a ll th e r u le s b y h e a r t ye t, a t le a s t

k n o w w h ere to lo o k th in gs u p q u ick ly. O th er w is e , th e g a m e ca n b o g d o w n w h ile y o u a r e lo o k in g u p s o m e ru le o r sp ell. It is q u ite u s e fu l ( b u t n o t a b s olu tel y n e ces sar y) if y o u are als o fa m iliar w ith th e D & D ® E x p e r t S e t. S o m e o f th e m o n s te r s a n d tr e a s u r e s fo u n d h e r e a r c d e s cr ib e d m o r e fu ll y in th a t g a m e . A g o o d D M n o t o n ly k n o w s th e ru les, h e or s h e k n o w s w h e n t o b r e a k th e m . D o n 't b e a s la v e to th e d ice if th e y g e t to o fa r o u t o f lin e w ith co m m o n s e n s e. B u t d o n 't let y o u r g a m e b e c o m e a g i v e a w a y ca m p a i g n , e ith e r ! T h e b e s t k in d o f D & D ® g a m e is ch a lle n g in g f o r th e p la ye r s , b u t n o t s o d iffi cu lt th a t th e p ar ty is e asil y w ip ed o u t. W h e n y o u a r e co n fr o n te d w ith s o m e s tr a n g e s itu a ti o n th a t is n o t e x a ctl y c o v e r e d b y th e r u le s , y o u m a y h a v e t o i m p r o v is e . S o m e ti m e s y o u m a y h a v e to in v e n t n e w o r s p e cia l r u le s to c o v e r th e u n f o r s e e n . T h e r e 's n o th in g w r o n g w ith th a t, a s lo n g a s y o u a r e co n s isten t. T h e m o n ster en c o u n ters in th is m o d u le a re d e s i g n e d t o b e a c h a lle n g e f o r f o u r t o e i g h t lo w -le v e l p la ye r ch a r a cte r s . If y o u r g r o u p is s m a ll a n d all ar e first le v el, y o u m ig h t r ed u ce th e n u m b e r o r s tr e n g th o f th e m o n s te r s t o g i v e y o u r p a r t y a fi g h tin g c h a n c e . If y o u r g r o u p is la r g e a n d h a s m e m b e r s o f th ir d o r h ig h er le v els, yo u m ig h t m ak e th e m o n sters a b it to u g h e r . If y o u r a is e o r l o w e r th e n u m b e r o r s tr e n g th o f th e m o n s te r s , a d ju s t th e tr e a s u r e in th e s a m e m a n n e r . A s D M , it is yo u r r e s p o n s ib ility to p r e p a r e y o u r s e lf. F irs t, r e a d ea ch a d v e n tu r e co m p letely s e v e r a l tim e s, m a k in g n o te s a b o u t th e m o r e d i ffi c u lt e n c o u n te r s . T h in k a b o u t h o w y o u m i g h t a ct if y o u w e r e a p la y e r in th is

a d v e n t u r e , a n d h o w y o u w o u ld d e a l w it h t h e c h a lle n g e s p r e s e n t e d h er e . S e c o n d , m a k e a n y c h a n g e s n e c e s s a r y t o b r in g th is m o d u le in lin e w ith y o u r e x is t in g ca m p a ig n , if y o u h a v e o n e , o r a d a p t it t o fit t h e s t y l e o f y o u r g a m e . F in a l l y , p r e p a r e a n y s p e c ia l a id s t h a t y o u t h in k m i g h t e n h a n c e t h e g a m e f o r t h e p la y e rs , s u c h a s e n c o u n t er m a p s in p r o p e r m in ia tu r e s c a le . O n c e y o u 'v e d o n e a ll t h a t, y o u 'r e r e a d y t o c h a lle n g e y o u r p la y e r s a n d c r e a t e a n e x c it in g D & D ® g a m e a d v e n tu r e ! S ta t is t ic s fo r a ll m o n s t e rs a n d c r e a tu r es e n c o u n t e r e d in t h is a d v e n t u r e a r e p r o v i d e d o n t h e M a s t e r E n c o u n t e r C h a r t o n t h e in s id e c o v e r. T h e in fo r m a t io n is k e y e d t o a d v e n t u r e a n d r o o m , s o a ll t h e in f o r m a t i o n y o u n e e d is in o n e s in g le p la c e . T h e r o o m d e s c r ip t i o n s a r e g i v e n in b o x e d f o r m a t . W h e n y o u r p a r t y fir s t a p p r o a c h e s a ro o m , rea d a h ea d to k n o w w h a t th e y w ill e n c o u n t er. T h e c o p y i n s i d e th e b o x is d e s ig n e d t o b e r e a d a lo u d w h e n t h e c h a ra c t e r s fir s t e n t e r t h e r o o m . Y o u m a y h a v e t o m o d ify t h e in fo r m a t io n s lig h t ly if, fo r e x a m p le , t h e p a rt y e n t e r s b y a d if fe r e n t d o o r t h a n th e o n e a s s u m ed in th e c o p y . B e lo w th e b o x e d c o p y is s p e c ia l in fo r m a t io n fo r th e D M , in c lu d in g d e s c r ip t i o n s o f m o n s t e r s , tr a p s , tr i c k s , t r e a s u r e , o r o t h e r in f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e r o o m . Y o u m a y e n d u p r e v e a lin g s o m e , n o n e, o r a ll o f th is in fo r m a t io n , d e p e n d in g o n th e a c t io n s o f th e p la y e r s . S o m e , b u t n o t a ll, o f t h e s e a d v e n tu r e s h a v e w a n d e r in g m o n s t e r s lis t e d fo r t h e m . A w a n d er in g m o n s t er ta b le is g iv e n a t th e b e g in n in g o f ea ch a d ven tu re th at uses th e m . R oll th e d ic e a s in d ica te d to s e e w h en a n d if a w a n d erin g m o n s t e r e n c o u n t e r o c c u r s .

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C lifto n C a ld w e ll, a lo ca l m e r ch a n t, h as r e ce n tl y p u r ch a s e d a s m a ll c a s tle , lo ca te d a fe w m ile s o u t o f t o w n . T h e ca s tle h a d n o t b e e n o c c u p ie d f o r s o m e ti m e . C lift o n h a d p u r ch a s e d th e ca s tle f o r a r id i cu l o u s l y h i g h p r ice , s in c e h e h a d a l w a y s w a n te d t o o w n o n e. B u t w h en h e w en t to v i s i t h is n e w h o m e, h e fo u n d th a t it w a s o v e rr u n b y m o n sters ! H e w as lu ck y to es ca p e w ith h is life. H e h a s h ir e d a p a r t y o f a d v e n tu r e r s ( th e p la ye r ch ar a cter s) to rid th e castle o f its m o n s tr o u s in h a b ita n ts s o th a t h e ca n m o v e in .

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If y o u w is h , y o u ca n ro lep la y C lift o n 's n e g o t ia t io n s w it h t h e p la y e r c h a r a c t e r s fo r c l e a r in g o u t th e ca s t le. A lth o u g h C lift o n is w e a lt h y , h e is a s h r e w d b a r g a in e r , a n d in it ia ll y o ff e r s th e c h a ra c t e r s 1 0 0 g o ld p ie c e s a p ie c e , in a d d it io n , o f c o u rs e , t o a ll th e tr e a s u r e t h e y fin d . If p r es s e d , h e g ru d g in g ly in cr e a s e s h is o ffe r, b u t in n o c a s e o ff e r s m o r e t h a n 2 5 0 g p a p i e c e . If y o u d o n 't w a n t t o r o le p la y t h e in it ia l b a r g a in in g , ju s t t e l l t h e p la y e r s th a t th e ir c h a r a c t e r s w il l r e c e i v e 1 0 0 g p a p ie c e . H a lf th e m o n e y is g i v e n in a d v a n c e ; t h e r e m a in d e r w h e n th e c a s t le is c l e a r e d o u t. T h e c h a r a ct e r s s h o u ld b e g i v e n a m p le

o p p o r t u n it y t o p u r c h a s e s u p p li e s a n d e q u ip m e n t w it h t h e m o n e y t h e y h a v e o n h a n d . C lifto n ta k es th e ch a ra cters to th e ca s tle, a n d , if a s k ed , fu rn is h es th e m w ith a m a p o f th e o u ts id e o f th e ca s t le (tra c e th e o u tlin e o f th e ca s tle o n M a p 1 , a n d g i v e it t o th e p la y e r s .) Y o u c a n p la ce w a n d erin g m o n ster en c o u n ters in th e fo res t s u rro u n d in g th e ca s tle if y o u w is h . A ll th e r o o m s o n t h e firs t le v e l o f t h e c a s t le h a v e w in d o w s , s o t h e p a rt y w il l n o t n e e d li g h t. T h e w in d o w s a r e t o o h ig h fo r m o n s t e rs t o l o o k o u t , a n d t o o h i g h a n d n a rr o w f o r t h e p a rt y t o c l i m b t h r o u g h . T h e h a ll w a y is lit b y s k y lig h ts s im ila r t o th o s e fo u n d in r o o m s 3 , 5 , 1 4 , a n d 1 8 . T h e w a lls , c e il in g s , a n d fl o o r s (e xc ep t for ro o m 3 1 ) a re m a d e of ston e. T h e d o ors are a ll m a d e of h ea vy oa k , b ut are u n l o c k e d a n d o p e n e a s i l y u n le s s o t h e r w is e s t a t e d . T h e c e il in g in a ll r o o m s a r e a b o u t 1 0 f e e t h i g h , e x c e p t fo r t h e f o u r t o w e r r o o m s a t t h e c o r n e r s (r o o m s 6 , 1 2 , 2 0 , a n d 2 6 ), w h e r e t h e y a r e a b o u t 2 5 f e e t h ig h . E x c e p t f o r t h o s e m o n s t e r s t h a t a r e li v i n g t o g e t h e r , t h e m o n s t e r s d o n 't f o r m a g r o u p . T h e y h a p p e n t o b e u s in g t h is o t h e r w is e a b a n d o n e d c a s t le b y c h a n c e . I f o n e o f t h e in t e ll i g e n t m o n s t e r s s h o u ld h a p p e n t o d is c o v e r t h e p a rt y w it h o u t b e in g d et e c t e d , it w il l p r o b a b l y a tt e m p t t o fl e e w it h it s li f e a n d a s m u c h t r e a s u r e a s it c a n m a n a g e .

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T h e r e a r c fo u r g o b l in s w a n d e r in g t h e h a llw a y s . T h e y a r c a r m e d w it h s h o r t b o w s a n d d a g g e r s . R o ll 1 d 6 e v e r y tu rn th a t t h e p a rt y is in t h e h a ll w a y . O n a r o l l o f 1 , t h e g o b l in s a p p e a r c o m in g a r o u n d th e n e a r e s t c o r n e r. T h e g o b lin s a r e c a u t io u s , b u t n o t n e c es s a r ily h o s t il e . R o le p la y th e ir a c t io n s b a s e d o n t h e s itu a t io n a n d th e a ct io n s o f t h e p a rt y . U s e t h e M o n s t e r R e a c t io n C h a rt o n p . 2 2 o f t h e D u n g e o n M a s t e rs R u l e b o o k t o d e t e r m in e h o w th e g o b l in s a c t. T h e g o b l in s li v e w it h th e r e s t o f t h e ir k in d in r o o m 2 , T h e y a r e c a r r y in g 6 e p , 7 e p , 1 0 e p , an d 3 ep , resp ectively. T h e a d v e n tu r e b e g in s w ith th e p a rt y s t a n d in g o u ts id e t h e d o u b le d o o rs lea d in g in t o th e c a s t le . T h e d o o r s a r e u n lo c k e d , a n d s w in g o p e n easily…

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T h is r o o m a p p e a rs t o h a v e o n c e b e e n u s e d a s a d in in g r o o m . T h er e a r e ta b le s a n d b en c h es s c a tt e r ed t h r o u g h o u t t h e r o o m , m a n y tu rn ed o n th e ir s id es o r u p s id e d o w n , E v e r y th in g is c o v e red w ith c o b w eb s .

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T h e r o o m is e m p ty o f m o n s te rs , b u t th e r e is a la r g e s a c k u n d e r o n e o f th e ta b le s . T h e p a r ty w ill fin d it if th e y ta k e a tu r n to s e a r c h th e r o o m . T h e s a c k c o n ta in s 5 0 0 s p a n d th r e e g e m s , o n e w o rth 3 0 0 g p a n d tw o w o r th 5 0 g p e a c h . T h e g e m s c a n n o t b e s e e n u n le s s th e c o n te n ts o f th e s a c k a r e d u m p e d o u t.

4. BEDROOM
Y o u se e a m a n ly in g on a b e d . H e is a r m e d w ith a n a x e . T h e r e is a d o o r a t th e fa r e n d o f th e r o o m . O n e ith e r s id e o f th e d o o r a r e w in d o w s h ig h u p o n th e w a ll. S e e th e n o te fo r ro o m 3 . T h e m a n ly in g o n th e b ed is a h u m a n tra d e r a r m e d w ith a n a x e + 1 . H e is a llie d w ith th e tra d e rs in r o o m s 3 a n d 5 . If h e is in tr o u b le , h e p o u n d s o n e ith e r th e ea st o r w est w a ll to a lert h is fe llo w s. S im ila rly , h e w ill r e sp o n d to a s ig n a l fr o m e ith e r r o o m 3 o r 5 b y fir st a le rtin g th e o th e r tra d e r a n d th e n g o in g to h is fr ie n d 's a id . H e h a s a s m a ll p o u c h w ith th r e e g e m s ( w o r th 6 0 g p , 4 0 g p , a n d 1 0 g p ) in it. 5. B E D R O O M Y ou see a m an lyin g on a bed. H e is arm e d w ith a sh o rt s w o rd. S ee th e n ote for roo m 3 . T h e m an lyin g on th e be d is a h u m an tra der arm e d w i t h a sh o rts w o rd . H e is a llie d w ith th e tra d e rs in ro o m s 4 an d 5 . If h e is in trou b le , h e p ou n ds on th e east w all to alert h is fe llow s. S im ilarly, h e w ill re s p o n d to a s ig n a l fro m ro o m 4 b y firs t a le rtin g th e tra d e r in ro o m 3 an d th en g o in g to h is frie n d 's a id . H e h as n o tre asu re. T h is ro o m is lit b y a s k ylig h t id e n tic a l to th e on e in ro o m 3 .

2. GUARDROOM
If th e party listen s a t th e do or b efore o pen in g it, th e y h e a r s ou n d s o f an a rgu m en t in a stran g e lan gu a g e . If an y c h ara c ters u n d e rstan d th e g o b lin ton gu e , th e y re a liz e th at th ere a re g o b lin s in th e ro o m a rgu in g a b o u t s p littin g u p th e ir lo o t. W h en th e p a rty o p en s th e d o or... Y ou s e e fou r sm a ll h u m an o id s , e a ch arm ed w ith a sh ort s w o rd. T h e y are argu in g w ith e a ch oth e r, e v id e n tly o v e r tw o large p iles of c o in s on th e flo or. T h e ro o m is in h a b ite d b y fou r g o b lin s , e a ch arm ed w ith a sh ort sw ord. A treasu re of 3 ,0 00 cp, 4 ,0 0 0 sp, an d on e g em w orth 5 0 gp is s ittin g on th e flo o r, s orte d rou gh ly in to tw o p ile s . T h e g o b lin s w ill fig h t fe ro c io u s ly to d e fen d th e ir tre a su re. In a d d ition to th e tre asu re on th e flo o r, th e g o b lin s c a rr y 4 e p , 7 e p , 8 e p , an d 7 e p , respe ctive ly, in th eir p oc kets. 3. B E D R O O M N O T E : T h e tra d e rs in ro o m s 3 , 4 , an d 5 w an t to sa v e th e ir tre as u re an d th e ir liv e s . T h e y pre fe r to de a l w ith th e pa rty rath er th an figh t. F o r e x am p le , th e y m ig h t b e w illin g to tra d e in fo rm atio n a b ou t th e o th e r m on s te rs in th e c a stle in re tu rn fo r b e in g a llo w e d to le a ve in pe ac e. T h e trad ers a re u s in g th e c as tle a s a tem p o ra ry re s id e n c e far fro m th e ir h om es. Y ou se e a m an a rm e d w ith a sh o rts w ord lyin g on a b e d. T h e ro o m is lit b y a s k y lig h t in th e n o rth e as t c o rn er of th e ro o m th at le ts in th e lig h t, bu t n o t th e ra in . T h e m a n l y i n g on th e be d is a h u m an tra d e r a rm e d w ith a sh o rtsw o rd . H e is a llie d w ith th e tra d e rs in ro o m s 4 an d 5 . If h e is in trou b le , h e p o u n d s on th e e a s t w a ll w ith th e b u tt of h is s w o rd to c a ll th e o th e rs . S im ila rly, h e w ill res p o n d to a s ig n a l fro m ro o m 4 b y firs t a le rtin g th e tra d er in ro o m 5 an d th en g o in g to h is frien d 's a id . H e h a s a la rge p ou ch w ith 8 g p an d 2 0 s p in it.

truthfully any three questions put to it by lawful characters once per day. It will not respond at all to characters of other alignments, and after it has answered a total of three questions in any one day, it will not respond at all until 24 hours have passed. The statue has 100 hit points. If it is hit by an edged weapon, there is a 15% chance that the weapon will break (5% chance for magical weapons). A broken edged weapon is forever useless. 8 . ST O R E R O O M T h e e a s t w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m th e flo o r . T h e r e a r e tw o sm a ll w in d o w s ab o v e t h e led g e. E x c e p t fo r s o m e tr a sh o n th e flo o r , th e r o o m a p p e a rs t o b e e m p ty . E x c e p t fo r th e tr a sh o n th e flo o r ( w h ic h is w o rth le ss), th e r o o m is e m p ty .

9. STOREROOM
T h e e a s t w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m th e flo o r. T h e r e a r e tw o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e . E x c e p t fo r s o m e tr a sh o n th e flo o r , th e r o o m a p p e a r s to b e e m p ty . E x c e p t fo r th e tr a s h o n th e flo o r ( w h ic h is w o r th le s s), th e r o o m is e m p ty . 1 0 . ST O R E R O O M

6. TOWER ROOM
Y o u s e e a c ir c u la r r o o m , a b o u t 4 0 fe e t in d ia m eter, w ith e ig h t o p en in g s sp a c ed e v en ly a b o u t th e o u tsid e w a ll. T h e w in d o w s e x ten d fr o m a b o u t w a is t h e ig h t to a b o u t h e a d h eig h t fo r a n o r m a l h u m a n . T h ese are o b v io u s ly p o r ts th r o u g h w h ic h a rr o w s c a n b e fir ed . T h e r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 7. U T IL IT Y R O O M T h e e a s t w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n f e e t fr o m th e flo o r , w ith tw o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e . T h e r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty e x c e p t fo r a sta tu e o f a sh e p h e r d in th e n o r th e a s t c o r n e r. T h e sta tu e is m a d e o f sto n e. If th er e is a la w fu l c h a ra cte r in th e p a rty w h en it e n ters th e r o o m , th e sta tu e s a y s, " G r e e tin g s. M a y I h e lp y o u ? " T h e sta tu e is a b le to a n s w e r q u e stio n s a b o u t th e c a stle a n d its in h a b ita n ts . It w ill a n s w e r T he east w all of th is room h as a ledge about s e v en fe e t fro m th e flo o r. T h e re a re tw o sm all w in dow s above th e ledge. E xcept for tw o lo n g ta b le s a lon g th e s ou th w a ll, th e room appears to be em pty. A s you en ter the room , you h ear th e soun d of sm all w in gs. T h e le d g e in th is ro o m is u s e d a s a n e stin g a re a b y th re e s tirg e s . T h e s ou n d th a t th e party hears is th e sou n d of th e stirges flyin g to a tta c k. T h e p arty h a s a n o rm a l ch an c e to b e su rpris e d b y th e s tirg e s , bu t th e stirg e s c an n ot b e su rpris e d. A flyin g s tirg e g a in s a b on u s of + 2 on its first h it ro ll a g a in st an y o p p on en t b e cau s e o f its s p e e d in th e a ir. A n y su c c e ss fu l h it b y a stirge m e an s th at th e stirg e h a s a tta ch e d itse lf to th e v ic tim . E a ch ro u n d a fter th e first h it, th e s tirge au tom atic a lly in flic ts 1 -3 p o in ts o f dam age (blood drain ) un til eith er it or i t s vic t i m is d e a d. If th e v ic tim d ie s, th e stirg e w ill atta c k an oth er o p p on en t. S tirges like sh in y th in gs. O n th eir le dge are th ree gem s w orth 500 gp, 10 0 gp, an d 50 gp,

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r e sp e c tiv e ly . T h e le d g e c a n b e e a s ily r e a c h e d if a c h a r a cte r o f n o r m a l h u m a n s iz e sta n d s o n o n e o f th e ta b le s. 11. C H A P E L T h e ea s t w a ll o f th is ro o m h a s a le d g e a b ou t s e v en fe e t fro m th e flo o r, w ith tw o sm a ll w in d ow s ab ove th e led ge. T h ere is a sm a ll a lta r on th e d ia g on a l n orth w es t w all. T h ere are severa l lon g ben ch es in th e ro o m . T w o o f th em h a v e b e en pu sh e d to g e th er in th e s ou th e a s t c o rn er to fo rm a ru d e b e d. A w om an w e a rin g a rm or an d c a rryin g a m a c e kn ee ls a t th e a ltar. T h e w o m an is a n ac o lyte (1 st le v e l c le ric ) o f ch ao tic a lign m en t. S h e is arm e d w ith a m ac e. S h e is w e arin g p la te m a il an d re c e iv e s an arm or c la s s b on u s o f + 1 fo r h igh d e xte rity. T h ere are relig iou s item s on th e altar, but n o s in g le ite m is w o rth m ore th an a fe w s ilv e r piece s. T h ere is a sm a ll c ab in et un der th e alta r that contains tw o vials, each a potion of healing. If th e ch arac ters d o n ot im m e d ia te ly atta ck th e acolyte, sh e offers to lead th em in w orsh ip. She, like the traders in room s 3 , 4 , and 5, is anx ious to avoid figh tin g w ith a large party. 12. TOWER ROOM Y o u s e e a c ir c u la r r o o m , a b o u t 4 0 fe e t in d ia m e te r, w ith e ig h t o p e n in g s s p a c e d e v e n ly a n d fr o m a b o u t w a is t h e ig h t to a b o u t h e a d h e ig h t fo r a n o r m a l h u m a n . T h e s e a r e o b v io u s ly p o r ts th r o u g h w h ic h a rr o w s c a n b e fir e d . T h e flo o r o f th e r o o m is c o v e r e d w ith r u b b is h . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 13. U T IL IT Y R O O M T h e n o r th w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m t h e flo o r , w ith tw o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e . T h e r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 14. B E D R O O M E x c e p t fo r a n u n o c c u p ie d b e d , th is r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h is r o o m is lit b y a sk y lig h t in th e s o u th w e s t c o rn er o f th e r o o m th a t lets in th e lig h t, b u t n o t th e ra in . A cra b sp id er is c lin g in g to th e c eilin g w h e n th e p a rty e n te r s, a n d d r o p s d o w n o n a

p a rty m e m b e r ( c h o o s e a t r a n d o m ) , su r p r is in g o n a ro ll o f 1 -4 o n 1 d 6 . If th e cra b sp id er m a k es a su c c e s s fu l h it, it in flic ts its n o r m a l d a m a g e a n d th e v ic tim m u st th en m a k e a s a v in g th r o w v s . P o is o n ( w ith a + 2 b o n u s b e c a u s e th e sp id er 's p o is o n is w e a k ) o r d ie. 15. ST O R E R O O M T h e n o rth w a ll o f th is ro o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v en fe e t fro m th e flo o r, w ith tw o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e . T h re e m e n lie o n p a lle t s n e a r th e n o rth w a ll. T h e y a r e w e a r in g le a th e r a r m o r a n d a r c a rm e d w ith s w o r d s . A p a c k m u le s ta n d s n ear th e east w a ll. T h e roo m c on ta in s a lo t o f w h a t s e e m s to b e p e rs o n a l g e a r a n d eq u ip m e n t. T h e th re e m en a re b an d its (1 st le v e l th ie v e s ) w h o are u sin g th is roo m as a te m po rary h id e o u t. A ll th re e m e n a r e a r m e d w ith s h o rt sw o rd s. O n e b an d it h as a cu r s ed sh o rt s w o rd 1 th at on ly in flicts 1 -5 po in ts of da m a ge (d6 -1 , b u t n e v e r le s s th an 1 ) a n d g iv e s its u s e r a p e n a lt y o f -1 o n h it ro lls . T h e ban d its h a v e o b v iou s ly be en su c c es s fu l at th e ir tra d e. In a d d ition to th e ir p e rs on a l g e ar (b e dro lls, fo o d, etc.), th e y h a v e six larg e sac ks, each con tain in g 5 0 0 sp. T h e y also h ave a s m a ll w o o den b o x th at h o ld s s ix g e m s (w orth a tota l of 52 0 gp ) an d tw o p ear] n ec k -lac es w o rth 4 0 0 gp ea ch . T h e b e a s t is a p a c k m u le th a t th e b a n d it s kee p in th eir roo m so th at it w ill n ot be stolen . T h e m u le figh ts on ly in its ow n defen se, bu t is lik e ly to g et in th e w a y of an y c o m b a t in th e ro o m . If th e p art y sh ou ld w in a figh t w ith th e ban d its, th e y m a y, of c ou rs e, u se th e m u le for its o w n pu rp os es. T h e ban dits, like th e oth er in te lligen t m on sters in th is castle, w ill try to escap e w ith th eir liv e s a n d tre a su re, in th a t o rd e r. If th e y e s c a p e a n d th e p a rt y t a k e s th e ir tre a s u r e , th e y m a y retu rn to ta k e re v en g e , a t th e o ptio n o f th e D M . 16. B E D R O O M T h is roo m con tain s th ree sm a ll h u m an oids w ith s c a ly, ru s t-b r o w n s k in a n d n o h a ir. T h e y a r e a r m e d w ith s p e a rs . T h e re is a do or at th e far en d of th e ro o m , flan k e d b y sm a ll w in do w s h igh u p on th e w a ll. T h e d o o r le a d s to th e c o u rt y a r d (ro o m 3 1 ). T h e h u m a n o id s a re k o b o ld s . T h e y h a v e n o tre asu re. T h e k o b o ld s d o n o t s p e a k th e c o m m o n to n g u e , a n d a re v e r y w a r y o f a la r g e p a rt y.

T h e y k n o w a b o u t th e w o lv e s in r o o m 3 1 . If th e p a rty a tta c k s, th e y o p e n th e d o o r to th e c o u rty a r d . T h e w o lv e s, h o w e v e r , a r e a s lik e ly to a tta c k th e k o b o ld s a s th e y a r e th e P C s .

17. STOREROOM
T h e n o rth w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m th e flo o r , w ith tw o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e. T h e r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 18. B E D R O O M E x c e p t fo r a n u n o c c u p ie d b e d , th is r o o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h e r o o m is lit b y a s k y lig h t in th e s o u th e a st c o r n e r th a t le ts in th e lig h t, b u t n o t th e r a in . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 19. G U A R D R O O M T h e n o r th w a ll o f th is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m th e flo o r, w ith s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e led g e . T h e r o o m lo o k s a s if it m ig h t h a v e b e e n a g u a r d p o s t. T h e r e a r e a fe w b e d s, s o m e p e g s o n th e w a lls fo r c lo th in g , a ra ck to h o ld w e a p o n s, a n d a lo n g ta b le w ith a d ra w e r th a t m ig h t on ce h ave served as a d esk. T h ere are m o th -e a te n c lo th e s o n th e b e d , b u t th e r o o m o th er w is e a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . If th e p a r ty s e a r c h e s th e r o o m , it w ill fin d u n d er o n e o f t h e b e d s a s m a ll sa c k th a t c o n ta in s 1 0 0 s p a n d 2 0 g p . 20. TO W ER R O O M Y o u s e e a c ir c u la r r o o m , a b o u t 4 0 fe e t in d ia m e ter , w ith e ig h t o p e n in g s s p a c e d e v e n ly a b o u t th e o u ts id e w a ll. T h e w in d o w s e x te n d fr o m a b o u t w a is t h e ig h t to a b o u t h e a d h e ig h t fo r a n o r m a l h u m a n . T h e s e a r e o b v io u s ly p o rts th r o u g h w h ic h a r r o w s c a n b e fir e d . T h e r o o m a p p e a r s to b e e m p ty e x c ep t fo r th e re m a in s o f a sk ele to n o n th e flo o r. T h e sk e le to n h a s b e e n th e r e fo r m a n y y e a r s. It w a s o n c e a d e fe n d e r o f th is c a s tle . T h e r o o m is o th er w is e e m p ty . 21. U T IL IT Y R O O M T h e d o o r to th is r o o m is w iz a rd lo ck e d , a n d c a n n o t b e o p e n ed b y a n y o n e in th e p a rty .

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If t h e p a rt y a s k s t h e s t a t u e in r o o m 7 a b o u t t h e d o o r , it w ill s a y , " M u c h d a n g e r, s t r a n g e m a g i c , a n d g r e a t tr e a s u r e lie s b e h in d th e d o o r , b u t it c a n n o t b e o p e n e d b y a n y m e a n s s u c h a s y o u p o s s e s s . " S e e t h e s e c o n d a d v e n t u r e in t h is m o d u l e fo r m o r e d e t a ils a b o u t w h a t lie s b e h in d t h is d o o r . F o r t h e t i m e b e in g , m a k e it a n u n s o l v a b l e m y s t e r y fo r th e p a rt y t o p o n d e r.

28. B E D R O O M
a n d s h elv e s lin e th e w all. In th e m id d le o f th e fl o o r lie s th e b o d y o f a g o b lin w ith a h o rrib l y s w o lle n a r m . T ra s h an d o ld s a ck s a r e s ca tter e d a b o u t th e flo o r . If th e ch ara cters ex a m in e th e sw ollen ar m th e y fin d th e m ark s o f a sn ak eb ite. O n e o f th e sa ck s in th e s o u th w e s t c o r n e r c o n ta in s a s p ittin g co b ra. T h e co b ra atta ck s on ly if its n est is d istu r b e d . If th e co b r a is d istu r b e d , it s p its at th e n e a r es t p a rty m e m b e r , a u to m a tica lly g a in in g in itiativ e o n th e first r o u n d o f co m b a t. T h e r e is n o tr e a s u r e h e r e. T h is tr a s h - fi l l e d r o o m c o n t a in s a n e m p t y b ed . T h er e is a c h e s t n e x t t o th e b e d . O th e r w is e , t h e r o o m a p p e a r s t o b e e m p t y . A d o o r o n t h e e a s t w a l l is fla n k e d b y t w o s m a l l w in d o w s a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m t h e flo or. T h e c h e s t is e m p t y . T h e r o o m c o n ta in s n o t h in g o f v a lu e.

2 2 . ST O R E R O O M
T h e w e s t w a l l o f t h is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n f e e t fr o m t h e fl o o r , w it h t w o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e t h e led g e. E x c e p t fo r s o m e t ra s h o n th e flo o r, t h e r o o m a p p e a r s to b e e m p ty . A s s o on a s a n y ch a ra cter en ters th e ro o m , a g ia n t s h r e w a t t a c k s . T h e g ia n t s h r e w " s e e s " b y s o u n d , a n d is n o t a ff e c t e d b y li g h t o r t h e la c k o f it . T h e c r e a t u r e is v e r y q u i c k , a n d a u t o m a t ic a ll y g a in s in it ia t i v e o n th e fir s t a tta c k . It re c e i v e s a b o n u s o f + 1 o n its in it ia ti v e r o ll fo r a ll s u b s e q u e n t r o u n d s o f c o m b a t. B e c a u s e o f t h e fe r o c it y o f it s a t ta c k , a n y v i c t i m o f 3 r d le v e l o r l e s s m u s t m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . D e a t h R a y o r r u n a w a y in f e a r . If th e p a rt y s e a r c h e s t h e r o o m a ft e r d e a lin g w it h t h e s h r e w , t h e y fin d a h o l e in t h e w e s t w a ll th a t th e s h r e w u s ed t o e n t er a n d le a v e th e c a s t l e . T h e h o l e is n o t la r g e e n o u g h f o r a m a n -s i z e d c r e a t u r e t o c li m b t h r o u g h . T h e r e is n o t r e a s u r e h e r e .

29. B E D R O O M
T h is tra s h -fil le d r o o m c o n t a in s a n e m p t y b ed w it h a ll it s s la ts r e m o v e d . T h e r o o m a p p e a rs t o b e o t h e r w is e e m p t y . A d o o r o n th e ea s t w a ll is fla n k e d b y t w o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m t h e flo o r. T h e r o o m is e m p t y .

2 5 . K IT C H E N
T h e w es t w a ll o f th is ro o m h as a led g e ab o u t seven feet fro m th e flo or, w ith tw o s m all w in d o w s ab o v e th e led g e. T h e ro o m s ee m s to b e a k it c h e n . It c o n t a in s fo u r t a b le s , a p u m p , a n d a n o ld sto v e . A la r g e lea th er c h es t res ts b y th e m id d le o f th e w es t w a ll. T h e c h e s t is c l o s e d a n d s tr a p p e d w it h le a t h e r b e lt s , b u t is n o t lo c k e d . T h e c h e s t is t ra p p e d . If o p e n e d , a c l o u d o f p o is o n g a s is s u e s fo r t h , c a t c h in g t h e c h a r a c t e r w h o o p e n s t h e c h e s t a n d a n y o n e e ls e w it h in f i v e f e e t . A n y o n e c a u g h t b y t h e c l o u d m u s t m a k e a s a v in g th ro w v s . P o is o n fo r h a lf d a m a g e o r re c e iv e 3 1 2 p o in ts o f d a m a g e . T h e c h e s t is e m p t y , b u t is w o r t h 5 0 g p i f s o ld . It is la r g e e n o u g h t o h o ld 2 ,0 0 0 c o in s .

30. B E D R O O M
T h is t ra s h -fi ll e d r o o m c o n t a in s a n e m p t y b e d . T h e r e a r e s c o r c h m a r k s o n th e w a l l. T h e r o o m a p p e a r s t o b e o th e r w is e e m p t y . A d o o r o n th e e a s t w a ll is fla n k e d b y t w o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o u t s e v e n f e e t fr o m t h e flo or. T h e r o o m is e m p t y .

23. LIBRARY
T h e w e s t w a ll o f t h is r o o m h a s a l e d g e a b o u t s e v e n f e e t fr o m t h e fl o o r , w it h t w o s m a l l w in d o w s a b o v e t h e le d g e . B o o k s h e l v e s li n e t h e n o r t h a n d s o u t h w a l ls ; a f e w m o t h e a t e n b o o k s r e m a in o n t h e m . T w o h u g e b e et les s it o n th e d u s ty c a rp et in th e m id d le o f t h e r o o m . T h e s e a r e fir e b e e t le s . T h e y h a v e b e e n e a t in g t h e c a r p e t , a n d w o u ld l o v e a r e a l m e a l. T h e r e is n o tr e a s u r e h e r e , b u t i f t h e p a r t y k il ls t h e fir e b e e t l e s , t h e y c a n r e m o v e t h e g l o w in g g la n d s fr o m t h e c r e a tu r e s t o u s e a s a lig h t s o u r c e . T h e g la n d s g i v e o ff lig h t in a 1 0 f o o t r a d iu s , a n d g l o w f o r 1 -6 d a y s a ft e r t h e y are rem o ved .

26. TO W ER R O O M
Y o u s e e a cir cu la r r o o m , a b o u t 4 0 fe e t in d ia m eter, w ith eig h t o p e n in g s s p a ce d e v e n l y a b o u t th e o u ts id e w a ll. T h e w in d o w s e x te n d fr o m a b o u t w a is t h e i g h t t o a b o u t h e a d h e ig h t f o r a n o r m a l h u m a n . A tr e e li m b h a s g r o w n t h r o u g h o n e o f th e w in d o w s . T h e s e a r e o b v i o u s l y p o r ts th r o u g h w h i c h a r r o w s c a n b e fir e d . T h e r o o m a p p ear s to b e e m p t y. T h e r o o m is e m p t y.

31. C O U R T Y A R D
N O T E : If t h e p a rt y e n c o u n t e r e d th e w o l v e s in r o o m 1 6 , y o u m u s t c h a n g e t h e fo ll o w in g d e s c r ip t io n t o a c c o u n t fo r t h e e a r lie r m e e t in g . If t h e p a r t y h a s a lr e a d y fo u n d o u t a b o u t t h e w o l v e s ( fo r e x a m p l e , b y lo o k in g th r o u g h th e w in d o w s i n t o th e c o u rt y a rd , o r b y a s k in g t h e s t a t u e in r o o m 7 ), t h e y c a n n o t b e s u r p r is e d h e r e . O t h e r w is e , th e w o l v e s h a v e t h e n o r m a l c h a n c e t o s u r p r is e t h e p a rt y . Y o u s e e a g ra ss y c o u rty a rd o p en to th e s k y . S ix d o o r s , in c lu d in g t h e o n e b y w h ic h y o u e n t e r e d , lin e t h e w a l ls . T h e r e a r e t w o la r g e w o l v e s in t h e m id d le o f th e c o u r t yard . T h e w o lv es h a d b e en u sin g r o o m 4 to g et in to th e ca stle, b u t th e tr ad ers h a d b arr ed th e d o o r w h e n th e y arrived a fe w d a ys a g o. T h e w olves are ver y h u n g r y.

27. B E D R O O M
T h is t r a s h -fi l le d r o o m c o n t a in s a n e m p t y b e d . T h e b e d c lo t h es a r e r o tt e n a n d d e ca y ed . T h e ro o m a p p ea rs to b e oth er w is e e m p t y . A d o o r o n t h e e a s t w a ll is fla n k ed b y t w o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o u t s e v e n fe et fr o m th e flo o r. T h e r e is a la r g e s a c k u n d e r t h e b e d c l o t h e s t h a t c o n t a in s 3 0 0 s p a n d 5 0 g p .

24. PA N T R Y
T h e w e s t w a ll o f t h is r o o m h a s a le d g e a b o u t s e v e n fe e t fr o m th e flo o r , w ith t w o s m a ll w in d o w s a b o v e th e le d g e . C a b in et s

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T h is is t h e s e c o n d p a rt o f t h e a d v e n t u r e in C a s tle C a ld w e ll. W h en th e ch a ra cters c lea r ed o u t t h e fir s t le v e l o f t h e c a s t le , t h e y fo u n d a m y s t e r io u s lo c k e d r o o m ( r o o m 2 1 ) t h a t c o u ld n o t b e o p e n e d b y a n y m e a n s a v a ila b l e t o th e p a rt y . C li ft o n C a ld w e l l, c o n c e r n e d a b o u t th e m y s t e r io u s r o o m , h ir e d a n E n ch a n t e r t o u n lo c k th e d o o r. T h e r o o m b e h in d t h e d o o r w a s t o t a ll y e m p t y , e x c e p t fo r a tra p d o o r in th e flo o r. T h e w in d o w s in t h e r o o m h a d b e e n b r ic k e d u p . T h e t ra p d o o r in t h e flo o r o p e n e d e a s il y , b u t th e a r e a b e l o w w a s t o t a ll y d a r k . W h e n t h e m a g i c -u s e r c a s t a l i g h t s p e ll t h r o u g h t h e t ra p d o o r , s h e s a w a n e m p t y r o o m w it h a n o p e n in g le a d in g t o a c o r r id o r . S h e w a s n o t w i ll in g t o e x p l o r e fu r th e r , e it h e r o n h e r o w n o r in t h e c o m p a n y o f a la r g e r p a rt y . S o , C lift o n h a s o n c e a g a in c o n t a c t e d t h e a d v e n t u r e r s w h o c l e a r e d ou t th e ca stle to ta ck le th e d u n ge on s d ow n b e l o w ...

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T h is a d v e n tu r e is d es ig n e d a s a fo llo w - u p to th e p r e v i o u s a d v e n tu r e , b u t y o u m a y d e cid e to h a v e a d i f fe r e n t p a r t y e x p l o r e t h e d u n g e o n s ( es p e ciall y if th e first p art y d id n o t s u r v i v e !) . In th a t c a s e , C li ft o n m u s t te ll th e

n e w a d v e n t u r e r s w h a t t o o k p la c e in t h e p r e viou s a d ven ture. Y o u c a n , i f y o u w is h , r o l e p la y C l i ft o n 's n e g o t ia t io n s w it h t h e p a r t y fo r t h is n e w m is s i o n . C la i m in g t h a t t h e a d v e n t u r e r s t o o k s o m u c h tr e a s u r e in t h e p r e v i o u s m is s i o n , a n d th a t t h e r e m u s t s u r e l y b e m o r e tr e a s u r e d o w n b e lo w , h e o f fe r s 1 0 0 g p a p ie c e . If p r e s s e d fo r m o r e m o n e y , h e a s k s fo r a p e r c e n t a g e o f a n y tr e a s u r e f o u n d in t h e d u n g e o n . If y o u d o n 't w a n t t o r o l e p la y t h e n e g o t ia tio n s , t e ll th e p la y e r s th a t th e fe e fo r th is m is s i o n is 1 0 0 g p p lu s t r e a s u r e f o u n d in t h e d u n g e o n . H a lf o f t h e f e e is p a id in a d v a n c e , th e r e s t w h e n t h e m is s io n s u c c e e d s . T h e c h a ra ct ers s h o u ld b e g iv e n a m p le o p p o r t u n it y t o p u r c h a s e s u p p li e s a n d e q u ip m e n t w it h t h e m o n e y t h e y h a v e o n h a n d . T h e ch a ra cters ca n tra ve l to th e ca stle a n d e n t e r r o o m 2 1 w it h o u t in c id e n t , u n l e s s y o u c h o o s e t o a d d w a n d e r in g m o n s t e r e n c o u n t er s . T h e r e a r e n o w a n d e r in g m o n s t e rs o n th e d u n g e o n le v e l. E x c e p t a s n o t e d in t h e t e x t , n o n e o f t h e r o o m s o n t h e d u n g e o n l e v e l h a v e li g h t s o u r c es , s o th e p a rt y w ill n e e d lig h t. T h e h a llw a y s a r e a ls o d a rk . T h e w a lls a n d fl o o r s o f t h e d u n g e o n le v e l h a v e b e e n c u t fr o m t h e r o c k . S o m e o f t h e r o o m s ( in c l u d in g 2 , 3 , a n d 9 - 1 3 ) a r e o b v i -

ou s ly u n c o m p leted . A ll d o ors a re m a d e o f h e a v y o a k . E x c e p t a s n o t e d in t h e t e x t , a ll d o o rs a re u n lo c k ed a n d o p en ea s ily , T h e c e ilin g s a r e a b o u t 1 0 f e e t h i g h t h r o u g h o u t , b u t th e c e ilin g s in th e u n fin is h e d a rea s a re irr e g u la r in h e i g h t. E x c e p t fo r t h o s e m o n s t e r s t h a t a r e l i v i n g t o g e t h e r , t h e m o n s t e r s o n t h is l e v e l d o n o t w o rk t o g e th e r a g a in s t th e p a rt y . A ll t h e in t e lli g e n t m o n s t e r s k n o w h o w t o g e t o u t o f t h i s l e v e l, b u t n o n e a r e w i ll in g t o t e l l t h e p a r t y h o w to lea ve, e ven if th rea ten ed . Id e a l l y , t h e p a rt y s h o u ld fir s t c l e a r a l l t h e ro o m s in th is d u n g e o n e x c e p t fo r r o o m s 5 a n d 1 4 , a n d t h e n fin d t h e k e y t h a t o p e n s r o o m 5 . If p o s s ib l e , a v o id le t t in g t h e p a rt y in t o t h a t r o o m u n t il a ll t h e o t h e r a r e a s o f t h e d u n g e o n h a v e b e e n e x p lo r e d . If t h e p a rt y s h o u ld ta k e h e a v y d a m a g e a n d s e e m i n d a n g e r o f n o t s u r v i v in g t h is l e v e l, y o u s h o u ld p la c e s e v er a l p o t io n s o f h e a tin g in o n e o f th e r o o m s . D o th is n o m o r e t h a n o n c e. B e f o r e t h e g a m e b e g in s , p r e p a r e c o p ie s o f t h e t r e a s u r e m a p a n d r id d l e o n p a g e 1 2 t o h a n d o u t t o th e p la y e rs w h e n t h e ir c h a r a ct e r s d is c o v e r t h o s e it e m s in t h e a d v e n t u r e . U s e a s e p a ra t e s h e e t o f p a p e r fo r e a c h o n e .

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1. D U N G E O N E N T R A N C E
N O T E : T h e m o n s te r th a t is a b o u t t o a p p e a r is a d op p le g an g er. It ch o o ses as its first victim th e w e a k e st m e m b e r o f th e p art y ( p r o b a b l y a m a g ic-u ser ). C h o o s e th e d o p p le g a n g e r 's v ictim first, th en fill in th e b lan k s w h e n y o u re ad alou d th e co p y b elo w . T h e r o o m a p p e ars to b e e m p t y. A s th e last p a r t y m e m b e r c o n i e s t h r o u g h t h e tr a p d o o r , th e d o o r s l a m s s h u t a b o v e y o u . A t th e s a m e m o m e n t a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ( m a n / w o m a n ) en ters th e r o o m fr o m th e co r rid o r t o t h e n o r t h . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ( H e / S h e ) is d r e s s e d in _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ( r o b e s /a r m o r / leath er) an d lo ok s q u i t e a b i t lik e _____________ (inten ded v i cti m ) . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ( H e / S h e ) s a y s , " O h , d o n 't w o r r y a b o u t th at o ld tr a p d o o r . T h er e 's a n e x it a t th e e n d o f th is c o r r i d o r . W h a t a r e y o u d o w n h e re f o r ?" P la y th e p art o f th e d o p p le g a n g er care fu ll y. It a p p e a r s t o o n l y w a n t t o h e lp t h e p a r t y, a n d m a y a c t u a ll y fi g h t a l o n g s i d e th e m a g a i n s t o t h e r d u n g e o n m o n s t e r s . Its o b je c ti v e is t o fin d a n o p p o r tu n it y t o "t a lk " t o its in te n d e d v i c ti m a l o n e . It m i g h t te ll its ''f r ie n d " th a t it k n o w s o f a s p e cial tre as u r e th at th e y can stea l t o g e t h e r — b u t it w ill b e r u i n e d i f th e o t h e r p art y m e m b e rs fin d o u t a b o u t i t . If it ca n g e t its v i cti m a l o n e , t h e d o p p le g a n g er atta ck s. If it k ills its v ictim , it ch a n g es its s h a p e to th a t o f its v i ctim a n d r e j o in s th e p a r t y , m a k i n g u p th e b e s t e x c u s e it c a n f o r w h a t h a p p e n e d t o t h e " o t h e r " p e r s o n . It m i g h t e v e n s a y , s p e a k in g a s th e p e r s o n it is n o w i m p e r s o n a tin g , th a t it k ille d a d o p p le g a n g e r th a t trie d to i m p e r s o n a te it. U s e y o u r b e s t j u d g e m e n t a n d s k ill i n h a n d li n g t h is s h o u ld it o cc u r. T h e d o p p le g a n g e r th e n tr ies to g et ea ch m e m b er o f th e p arty alo n e in tu r n , a n d a tta ck s th e m w h e n th e y a r e a lo n e . If t h e d o p p le g a n g e r s h o u l d i m p e r s o n a t e o n e o f th e p art y m e m b ers, talk to th at ch ara cter 's p la ye r p riv a te ly. T h e p la ye r s h o u ld p la y th e p a r t o f t h e d o p p le g a n g e r w it h o u t le ttin g a n y o th er p la ye r k n o w w h a t is g o in g o n . T h e d o p p le g a n g e r h a s n o tr e a s u r e w ith i t , b u t it k n o w s th at a tr eas u r e o f 5 0 0 g p is co n ce ale d in th e w e st w a ll o f th is r o o m , n e ar th e n o r th w e s t c o r n e r . It is c o v e r e d u p a n d l o o k s s o m u c h li k e t h e r e s t o f t h e w a ll th a t it i s n e a rl y im p o s s ib le to fin d w ith o u t th e h elp o f th e d o p p le g a n g er o r th e tre as u re m a p th at th e ch a ra cter s m a y d is c o v e r later. E v e n w ith k n o w le d g e o f w h ere th e tr ea su r e is, th e ch a r a cte r s m u s t s p e n d a t le a s t t w o tu r n s d i g g in g in to th e w a ll t o r e v e a l th e tr e as u r e. T h e tr a p d o o r a b o v e is a m a g ica l o n e - w a y d o o r . O n ce th e fin a l p a r t y m e m b e r is in sid e , th e d o o r s la m s s h u t, a n d th e n d is a p p e a r s ! It d o e s th is e v e n if s p e cia l m e a n s w e r e u s e d to p r o p th e d o o r o p e n . K n o c k s p ells, th ie f a b ilitie s, o th e r m a g i c, o r o th e r s k ills ca n n o t o p e n th e tr a p d o o r fr o m th e in sid e. T h e p a rt y m u st fin d th e s e cr e t e x it fr o m th e d u n g e o n o r els e re m a in fo r e v e r stu ck . T h e d o p p l e g a n g e r 's " e s c a p e r o u t e " d o e s n o t e x ist. It k n o w s o f th e s e cr e t e x it, b u t w ill n o t r e v e a l it t o th e p a r t y u n d e r a n y cir cu m stan ces. 2 . M A G IC -U S E R L A IR T h is r o o m c o n ta i n s a s le e p in g a r e a w it h tw o p allets, a co u p le o f ch airs, a n d v ario u s o th e r p ie ce s o f fu r n itu r e in th e s o u th w e s t c o r n e r . T h e r e is a cr u d e la b o r a t o r y a l o n g th e n o rth w a ll. It h as a w o r k b e n ch w ith a fe w b asic to o ls fo r d o in g e x p e rim e n ts a n d a n a s s o r tm e n t o f c o m m o n c h e m i ca ls . T h e r e is a f a i n t o d o r o f m a r s h g a s in th e air. A fe w can d les p r o vid e ligh t. T w o m e n , d r e s s e d in r a g g e d r o b e s , sit at th e b e n ch . T h e m en are m ed iu m s ( 1 s t le vel m a gic u ser s). T h e y h a v e h ig h d e x terit y, w h ich g iv es t h e m a + 1 b o n u s t o a r m o r cl a s s . E a c h is a r m e d w ith a d a g g e r . T h e fir s t h a s a m a g i c m is sile sp ell, th e o th e r h a s a sleep s p ell. T h e s e m a g ic u s er s ar e in s a n e. T h e y s p e a k s o ftl y a n d a p p e a r t o b e g e n tle , b u t th e y h a v e m u r d e r o n th e ir m i n d s . T h e y a p p r o a c h t h e p arty w ith see m in g frien d lin ess, b u t if th e y g et clo s e en o u g h , th e y tr y to b u r y th eir d a g g ers in som e on e 's rib s. T he y use sp ells on ly after m elee h as b e g u n . T h eir m o rale is 1 2 b e ca u se o f th eir in sanity, so th e y fig h t to th e d eath . E a c h o f th e m e d iu m s ca rr ies a g e m w o r th 2 0 g p . T h e la b o r ato r y e q u ip m e n t is w o rth 5 0 g p to a m a g ic u ser. 3 . U N F IN IS H E D R O O M N O T E : If a n y p a r t y m e m b e r lis te n s a t t h is d o o r , a lo w h u m m in g s o u n d is h e a r d . T h is r o o m is 8 0 fe et w id e, b u t o n l y a b o u t 1 0 fe et d e e p . T h e n o rth w a ll is u n fin is h e d a n d h o n e y c o m b e d w ith n atu r al-lo o k in g h oles a n d in d e n tatio n s. T h e flo o r h as se v eral coin s s cattered ab o u t. Y o u h ear a fain t h u m m in g s o u n d . T h e h o le s a n d in d e n ta tio n s in th e n o r th w a ll a r e th e n e s ts o f f o u r r o b b e r fli e s . T h e r e a r e tw o e x it p a s sa g e s th at le a d to th e o u tsid e, b u t th e y ar e m u ch to o s m a ll fo r a n y p a rt y m e m b e r to u s e. T h e flie s a r e h id in g in th e ir n e s ts w h e n t h e p a r t y e n t e rs . T h e y s u rp r is e t h e p a rt y o n a r o ll o f 1 -4 o n 1 d 6 u n les s s o m e o n e in th e p a rty h a s h e a r d t h e n o is e . T h er e are 1 0 gp , 5 0 sp, a n d 10 0 cp sca tt er e d o n t h e flo o r .

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N O T E : T h e k e y t o t h is r o o m is lo c a t e d in eith er ro o m 9 , 1 0 , 1 1 , 1 2 , o r 1 3 — w h ich e v er th e ch a ra cters s ea rch la st — e v e n if th e ro o m is o th erw is e e m p ty. A n y a ttem p t to p ick th e lo ck fa ils, reg ard less o f d ic e ro ll (m a k e th e ro ll s ecretly an d t e ll t h e p la y e r th e a t t e m p t fa ile d ). T h e d o o r is im b u e d w it h a s p e c ia l d i s p e l m a g i c s p e ll t h a t w ill fo il a n y k n o ck s p ell ca s t o n it. T h e d o o r t o t h is r o o m is s e c u r e ly lo c k e d . T h e r e is a n o r n a t e k e y h o l e in th e d o o r . C h a r a c t e r s c a n s e e n o t h in g if t h e y lo o k th r o u g h t h e k e y h o l e . W h e n t h e c h a r a c t e r s fin a ll y m a n a g e t o e n t e r t h e r o o m , th e y s e e t h e f o ll o w in g : T h e r o o m a p p e a r s t o b e e m p t y e x c e p t fo r a n o p e n c o r n e r c a b in e t in t h e s o u t h e a s t c o r n e r. T h e s h e l v e s o f t h e c a b in e t a r e h e a p e d h ig h w it h t r e a s u r e — b r illia n t g e m s a n d e la b o r a t e p ie c e s o f je w e lr y . T h r e e la r g e s a c k s o n t h e b o t t o m s h e lf a r e o v e r flo w in g w it h s h in y c o in s . T h e c a b in e t a n d th e a r e a a r o u n d it s e e m s t o b e b a t h e d in a p a le g r e e n g lo w . T h e c a b in e t is a n illu s io n . A n y c h a ra c t e r w h o a p p r o a c h e s w i t h i n 1 0 fe e t o f t h e c a b in e t is in s t a n t l y te le p o r t e d t o r o o m 1 4 . O t h e r c h a r a ct e rs in t h e r o o m s e e t h e c h a r a c t er v a n is h in a b u r s t o f g r e e n li g h t . T h e r e is a n in v is ib l e b a rr i e r t h a t e x t e n d s 1 0 fe e t fr o m th e n o rt h ea s t c o rn er o f th e r o o m a s lo n g a s t h e c a b in e t a p p e a r s t o b e in t h e s o u t h e a s t c o r n e r . If th e in v is ib l e b a rr i e r is s tru ck , it y ie ld s s lig h t ly a n d th e n r etu r n s t o its o r ig in a l p o s it io n . R o o m s 5 a n d 1 4 a r e c o n n e ct e d b y a s p e c ia l t e le p o r t a t io n d e v ic e . T h e t w o "t e r m in a ls " o f th e t e le p o rt er a r e t h e illu s o r y c a b in et in r o o m 5 a n d a c o f fin ( c a ll e d t h e "s w it c h in g c o f fin ") in r o o m 1 4 . T h e d ir e c t i o n o f t h e t e l e p o r t e r ( fr o m r o o m 5 t o 1 4 o r t h e r e v e r s e ) is d e p e n d e n t o n th e l o c a t i o n o f t h e c a b in e t a n d t h e

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sw itch in g coffin. W h en th e illu s o ry c a b in et is in th e s o u th east corn er of roo m 5 an d th e sw itch in g coffin is sh u t, th e tele p orte r op erates from roo m 5 to ro o m 1 4 . T h e in v is ib le b a rrie r in th e n o rth e a st c o rn er of th e ro o m is o p e ratin g . If t h e s w itch in g c offin in ro o m 1 4 is o p en e d, th e te le p o rte r s w itch e s d ire c tion s an d o p e ra te s fro m ro o m 1 4 b a c k to ro o m 5 . T h e Illu s ory ca b in et in ro om 5 in stan tly m o v e s fro m th e s o u th e a s t to th e n o rth e a s t co rn e r an d th e in v is ib le b arrie r sto ps o p eratin g. A n y ch aracter w h o steps in to th e glow in g gre en circ le in roo m 14 (see th e des cription of th a t ro o m ) is in s ta n tly te le p o rte d b a c k to ro o m 5 , an d a p p e a rs to w a lk o u t o f th e illu s or y ca b in et. W h e n e v e r a n y c h a ra c te rs a re te le p o r ted aw a y from th e rest of th e party, separate th ose p la ye r s fro m th e o th e rs . T e ll th e re s t o f th e grou p on ly th a t th e te le p orte d ch ara cters h a v e m ys te r io u s ly v a n is h e d . T h e re s t o f th e grou p sh ou ld n o t kn o w w h a t h ap p en e d to th e v an ish e d ch a ra cters , or w h eth e r th e y a re a liv e o r d e a d . K e e p th e p la y e rs s e p a ra t e d un til th e y all en d u p a ga in in t h e sa m e roo m . S e c th e d e s c r ip t io n o f ro o m 1 4 fo r m o re detail. 6. A N T E C H A M B E R T h is ro o m a p p e a rs to b e e m p t y. T h e re is tra sh o n th e flo o r, an d a d o o r o n th e fa r w all. T h e ro om is e m pty. 7. ST O R E R O O M T h is ro om a p p e ars to b e em p ty. In fa c t, th e ro o m c on ta in s a g e la tin o u s c u b e th a t su rp ris e s th e p a rty on a ro ll o f 1 -4 on 1 d6 . In s id e th e cu b e a re 7 2 s p a n d a d a g g e r + 1. 8 . ST O R E R O O M T h is r o o m a p p e a r s to b e e m p ty e x c e p t fo r tra s h o n th e flo o r . T h e r o o m is e m p ty . 9. EXCAVATION T h e grou n d in th is a re a is c o v e re d w ith ru bb le from ex c av ation w ork. Q u ite a few sh in y coin s are vis ib le th rou gh ou t th e ru b ble. If th e p a r ty s p e n d s o n e tu r n g a th e r in g c o in s , th e y fin d 4 0 0 s p a n d 1 0 0 g p . If th e p a rty s p e n d s t w o o r m o r e tu r n s , th e y f in d 6 0 0 s p an d 1 5 0 gp . T h e r e is a 1 in 6 c h a n c e th e first tu r n , a 2 in 6 c h a n c e th e s e c o n d tu r n , a 3 in 6 c h a n c e th e th ir d tu r n , a n d s o o n , a s lo n g a s th e p a rty is s e a r c h in g th e r o o m , th a t th e b e r s e r k e r s fr o m r o o m 1 0 d is c o v e r th e p a rty a n d a tta c k . 10. CAVERN N O T E : T h e fo llo w in g d e s c r ip tio n is w h a t th e c h a r a c te r s s e e fr o m r o o m 9 . T h e r e s e e m s to b e a fe e b le lig h t c o m in g fr o m th e e a s te r n m o s t o f th e th r e e o p e n in g s in th e s o u th w a ll. T h is is th e la ir o f f o u r b e r s e r k e r s . T h r e e a r e a r m e d w ith s h o r ts w o r d s . O n e , th e le a d e r , is a r m e d w ith a s w o rd + 1 , + 2 v s . u n d e a d . T h is a rea is d im ly l i t b y a s in g le to r ch stu ck i n t o th e w e s t w a ll. T h e r e a r e 7 ,0 0 0 c p s ca tter e d o n th e flo o r h e r e. 11. CAVERN T h e flo o r h e r e is c o v e r e d w ith r u b b le . E x c e p t f o r a la r g e , p o o r ly d e f in e d s h a p e n e a r th e s o u th w a ll, th e a r e a a p p e a rs to b e em p ty. T h e s h a p e n e a r th e s o u th w a ll is a c h e s t, la tc h e d b u t n o t lo c k e d . It is tr a p p e d w ith th r e e s p r in g d a rts th a t fir e a t a n y o n e w h o o p e n s it u n le ss th e tra p is s u c c e s s fu lly d ea c tiv a te d o r o th e r p r e c a u tio n s a r e ta k e n . T h e d arts (D 1 -4 ea ch ) h i t a s if th e y w er e fired b y a 4 H D m o n s te r . R o ll s e p a r a te ly f o r e a c h d a r t. T h e c h e s t c o n ta in s 7 0 0 s p a n d 1 0 0 g p . 12. C O N S T R U C T IO N T h is a r e a a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty . T h e a r e a is e m p ty . 13. CAVERN A lo n g , n a rr o w p a s sa g e w a y o p e n s u p in to a r o u g h -h e w n c h a m b e r in th e r o c k . T h r e e u g ly h u m a n o id fig u r e s w ith p a le , e a r th y s k in a r e n e a r th e fa r w a ll. T h e h u m a n o id s lo o k e x a c tly lik e h o b g o b lin s, b u t a r e a c tu a lly th o u ls . T h e n o rth ea st c o rn er o f t h i s ch a m b e r h o ld s tw o la r g e s a c k s . O n e s a c k c o n ta in s 5 0 0 e p . T h e s e c o n d c o n ta in s 5 0 0 e p a n d fo u r g e m s w o rth 1 0 0 g p ( x 2 ) a n d 5 0 g p ( x 2 ), r e sp e c tively. 14. TO M B T h is re c tan g u la r c h a m b e r c on ta in s ten ston e sarc oph ag i w ith orn ate ly carve d lids . E ach is about seven feet lon g an d fou r fe e t w id e . T h e re a re n o d o o rs , w in d o w s , o r v is ib le e x its fro m th e ro o m . A d e c o -rate d c irc le is in scrib ed on th e flo or. T h e coffin s th em se lve s are far too h eav y to be m o v e d. T h e sto n e lid s c an be s lid a s id e on ly b y a g ro u p o f ch a ra c te rs w h o s e s tren g th scores total 29 or h igh er. A ch aracter attem ptin g to s lid e a s ton e lid m u st u se b o th h an d s, an d s o m u s t pu t d ow n w e a p on s an d sh ie ld s. T h e con ten ts o f th e coffin s a re as fo llow s : C off in 1 o r 1 0 (w h ic h e v e r o f th e tw o th e p a r ty op en s fir st): T h is c o ffin is th e s w itch i n g c o ffin th a t c h an g e s th e d ire c tio n o f th e te le p orte r (se e des cription for roo m 5 ). W h en th e lid is rem ov ed, th ere is a flash of ligh t an d the floor w i t h i n th e in scribed circle (see m ap) glow s a pa le green for abou t 30 sec on ds, th en fa d e s . B a c k in ro o m 5 , th e illu s o r y c a b in e t m o ve s fro m th e sou th ea st c orn er of th e roo m to th e n o rth ea st c o rn e r. T h e c offin is em p ty. C off in 1 o r 1 0 (w h ich e v e r of th e tw o th e party op ens la st): T he coffin contains 1,000 sp. C offin 2 : T h e c o ffin c o n ta in s 1 ,2 0 0 s p . C off in 3 : T h e c o ffin c o n ta in s a w ig h t, w h ich a tta c k s im m e d ia te ly. It su rp ris e s on a ro ll o f 1 -3 on 1 d 6 . T h e c o ffin a ls o c o n ta in s 200 pp. C o ffin 4 : T h e c o ffin c o n ta in s 1 ,0 0 0 sp . C o ffin 5 : T h is c o ffin is tra p p e d w ith a sp e c ia l sp r a y th a t a ffe c ts m e ta l a s if a r u st m o n ster. A ll n o n -m a g ic a l w e a p o n s a n d a r m o r a r e a ffe c ted th e p la y e r m a k es a sa v in g th r o w v s . D e a th R a y . M a g ic a l a r m o r a n d w e a p o n s a n d p r e c io u s m e ta ls (s ilv e r , g o ld , o r p la tin u m ) a r e n o t a ffe c ted . T h e sp ra y a ffe cts a ll m eta l in a 5 ft. ra d iu s. T h e c o ffin a ls o c o n ta in s 3 0 0 g p . C o ffin 6 : T h e c o ffin c o n ta in s 1 ,0 0 0 ep . C o ffin 7 : T h e c o ff in c o n ta in s a tr e a s u r e m a p sh o w in g th e lo c a tio n o f th e tr e a su r e in r o o m 1 , a scr o ll o f flo a tin g d isc, a n d th e p ie c e o f p a p er (s e c b e lo w ) w ith th e in stru c tio n s fo r es c a p in g th e d u n g e o n le v e l. T h e flo a tin g d is c sp e ll ca n ca rr y m o st o f th e c o in s fo u n d in th is r o o m . It w ill g o th r o u g h th e te le p o rter c ir c le w ith it s o w n er. C o ffin 8 : T h e c o ffin c o n ta in s a w ig h t, w h ic h a tta c k s im m e d ia te ly . It su r p r is e s o n a ro ll o f 1 -3 o n d 6 . T h e c o ffin a ls o c o n ta in s tw o b ra c e le ts w o rth 3 0 0 g p a n d 5 0 0 g p , r e sp e c tiv e ly , a n d 5 g e m s w o rth 1 0 0 g p ( x 3 ) a n d 5 0 g p (x 2 ), r esp e ctiv e ly .

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C offin 9 : T h e c o f fin co n tain s 1 ,1 0 0 s p . 15. E S C A P E T U N N E L C o p y th e s cr o ll th at tells th e ch ara cters h o w to e s ca p e th e le v e l, a n d g i v e it t o th e p la y e r s w h e n th e y d is c o v e r th e s cr o ll in th e c o ffin . T h e m a g ic w o r d s "O W A H T A G O O S IA M " a r e p r o n o u n ce d " O h , w h a t a g o o s e I a m ." T h e p h r a s e m u s t b e p r o n o u n c e d c o r re ctl y fo r th e m a g ic to w o r k . W h e n e v e r a n y c h a r a c te r in th e c o r r i d o r o u tsid e r o o m s 4 a n d 5 ch a n ts th ose w o rd s, th e ten fo ot section o f th e east w all of th e east corrid o r m a rk e d o n th e m a p d is a p p e ar s, re v e a lin g th e e x it c o r r i d o r . T h e w a ll r e tu r n s a fte r tw o tu r n s h a v e p a s s e d , b u t d is a p p e a r s a g a in w h e n e v e r th e m a g ic p h ra se is s aid . A lth o u g h th is ex it is sh o w n o n th e m ap as a s e cret d o or, o r d in a r y a tte m p ts t o d e te ct s e cr e t d o o r s d o n o t w o r k o n it. T h e co r rid o r le a d s to a d o o r to th e o u tsid e. T h e d o o r is n o t lo ck e d . B ru s h a n d s cr u b co v ers th e d o o r w a y, b u t o n ce th e ch ara cter s clear it a w a y , th e y a r e a b le t o l o o k u p a n d s e e th e ca s tle a b o v e th e m . T h e r e is a fa in t p ath a r o u n d th e o u ts id e o f th e ca s tle , b u t th e a r e a to th e ea st is h e a v il y fo r e ste d .

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T h e c o u n tr y in w h ic h th e p la y e r c h a r a c te rs liv e is ru le d b y a g o o d k in g . H is d a u g h t e r, P rin ce ss S ylv ia, is ve ry b eau tifu l an d is lo ve d b y a ll h e r c o u n tr ym e n . T h is c o m in g S a tu r d a y , s h e is to m a rr y P r in c e F r e d e r ic k , th e crow n prin ce o f a n e igh b orin g k in g do m . T h e m a rr ia g e w ill c e m e n t re la t io n s b e t w e e n th e tw o k in g do m s fo r ye ars to c o m e. B u t la s t w e e k , w h ile ta k in g a rid e in th e c o u n tr y , th e p r in c e s s a n d h e r g u a r d d e t a il w e re o v e r w h e lm e d b y a la r g e p a rt y o f h u m a n o id c re a tu re s . T h e g u a rd s w e re a ll k ille d , an d th e prin c es s w as k id n a p pe d. F o rtu n a te ly, G e ra rd , a p e a s a n t b o y o f a b o u t f o u rte e n , w a s h u n tin g in th e fo r e s t n e a rb y w h e n th e in c id en t o c cu re d. W h en h e h e a r d th e c o m m o t io n , h e w e n t to s e e w h a t w a s h a p p en in g. H e w a s s m a rt en ou g h n ot to a tte m p t a re s c u e , a n d in s t e a d f o llo w e d th e creatu res bac k to th eir h id eou t w ith ou t sh ow in g h im se lf. T h e k in g h a s ch o s en th e p la ye r ch a ra cte rs fro m a m o n g d o z e n s o f v o lu n te e rs to tr y t o re s c u e th e p rin c e s s . H e w ill p a y a re w a rd o f 5 0 0 g p to e a c h re s c u e r if P rin c e s s S y lv ia is re tu rn e d u n h a rm e d .

N o tes fo r th e D u n g e o n M a s te r
T h e prin ce ss h as be en ab du cted b y a grou p of c re a tu re s w h o a re le d b y O liv e r o f H o rn , a n e v il m a g ic -u s e r. H e h a s ta k e n h e r to h is g an g 's h ide ou t, w h ich h a s b een c arv e d ou t of a h ill in a d istan t c orn er of th e k in g d om . O liv e r's g a n g c o n s is ts p rim a rily o f liz a rd m e n an d g o b lin s . G e ra rd c a n d e s c rib e th e c re a tu re s w h o atta c k ed , bu t can n ot id en tify th e m s p e c if ic a lly. O n ly if th e p a rt y m e m b e rs a re q u ite fa m ilia r w ith th e m o n ste rs in q u e s tio n w ou ld th e y b e a b le to iden tify th em fro m th e b o y's d es crip tion . O liv e r is v e r y su re o f h is a b ilit ie s , an d b e lie v e s th a t h e a n d h is g a n g c an w ith s tan d an yth in g sh o rt o f a fu ll-s c a le w a r. H e is n o t aw are th at th e k idn a p p in g w as w itn e ss e d. O liv er h as b een h ire d b y th e prim e m in is t e r o f P rin c e F re d e ric k 's c o u n try, w h o d o e s n ot w an t th e a llian ce to take p lac e. H ow e v er, O liv er h as dec id ed to p la y h is ow n gam e, an d p la n s to ran s o m th e p rin c e s s to th e h ig h e s t bidder. O n re q u e s t, G e ra rd w ill le a d th e p a rty to th e p la c e w h ere th e k idn a p p e rs w en t u n d e rgrou n d, bu t is n ot w illin g to assist th e party in th e ir res c u e atte m pt. T h e w a lls , flo o rs , an d c e ilin g o f O liv e r's h id e o u t a re m a d e o f p a c k e d e a rth . U n le s s

oth e rw is e n ote d, th e ro o m s are n ot lit, so th e ch aracte rs m u st carry th e ir ow n ligh t sou rces. R e m e m be r th at a -4 p en a lty a p p lies to th e h it ro lls o f h u m a n c h a ra c te rs fig h tin g in th e d a r k . If th e c h a ra c te rs c a n n o t s e e a n d th e en e m y c an , th e en e m y re c e iv e s a + 4 b o n u s to its h it ro lls. T h e re a re n o w a n d e r in g m o n s te r s in th is a d v en tu re. 1. ENTRANCEWAY T h e e n tra n c e tu n n e l is a b o u t 2 0 fe e t w id e a n d s lo p e s g r a d u a lly d o w n in to th e h ill. A b o u t 3 0 fe et fr o m th e e n tra n c e, th er e is a p a s sa g e w a y to th e r ig h t. A t th e p o in t w h e r e th e p a ss a g e w a y b e g in s , th e r e is a s m a ll h u m a n o id w ith ch a lk y ta n sk in , s ittin g in a c ru d e c h a ir. T h e c h a ir is tilte d b a c k a g a in s t th e fa r w a ll. T h e h u m a n o id a p p e a rs to b e a s le e p . T h e h u m a n o id is a g o b lin a r m e d w ith a sh o rt s w o r d a n d a s p e a r . H e c a rr ie s a s m a ll p o u c h c o n ta in in g 2 0 e p a n d 1 0 sp . H e is su p p o s ed to b e o n g u a r d , b u t h e h a s fa lle n a s le e p . W h e n th e p a rty h as d ea lt w ith th e g o b lin , th e fo llo w in g o c cu rs :

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A la r g e h u m a n o id w i t h s c a ly s k i n a n d a ta il e n t e rs fr o m t h e e a s t p a s s a g e w a y . It is c a rr y in g a s p ea r, a n d a la r g e c lu b h a n g s fr o m its b e lt. It r ea d ie s i t s s p ea r, a n d s a y s in a lo w h is s in g v o i c e , " H e y , w h a t a r c y o u g u y s s s d o in g h er e ? Y o u a r e n o t w ith u s s s ! W h a t h a v e y o u m o n s s s t er s s s d o n e w it h T h orn ?" T h e h u m a n o i d i s a li z a r d m a n c a r r y i n g a sp e ar. It atta ck s th e p arty as s o o n as it fin is h e s talk in g . If th e p art y h a s n o t k ille d T h o r n (th e g o b l i n ) , t h e g o b lin w a k es u p . g ra b s it s s p ea r , a n d h e lp s t h e li z a r d m a n .

im p os sib le to su rp ris e O liv er w h e n h e is e n co u n te r e d . If th e tu n n e l is e n te r e d fr o m r o o m 5 , r e a d th e follow in g : Y o u s e e a tu n n e l w ith e a r th e n w a lls . It cu r v e s to th e rig h t a fte r 1 0 o r 1 5 fe et. T h e w a lls a n d ce ilin g a r e stre a k e d w ith co lo r . T h e ce ilin g h a s a g r e e n is h tin g e , a n d t h e w a l l s h ave r e d , o r a n g e , an d b row n streak s. T h e ceilin g n ear th e d o o r h a s a gree n slim e o n i t . T h e slim e d rop s on t h e first ch aracter p assin g b e n e a th , s u r p r is in g o n a r o ll o f 1 -4 o n 1 d 6.

s w in g s o u t o n i t s o w n , a n d a h a n d le in s id e a llo w s it t o b e p u lle d s h u t. O n c e t h e d o o r is o p e n e d , r e a d t h e fo ll o w in g t o t h e p la y e r s : T h e r e is a h ig h s t o o l a t t h e fa r e n d o f t h e r o o m . O t h e r w is e , t h e r o o m a p p e a r s t o b e em p ty . T h e r o o m is e m p t y e x c e p t fo r th e s t o o l. A n y o n e s itt in g o n t h e s t o o l s e e s th e p e e p h o le in t o ro o m 3 .

5. GOBLIN LEADER'S QUARTERS
T h e r e a r c t w o b e d s in th e n o rth e a s t c o rn e r o f th is ro o m . A ra c k b et w e en th e m h a s t w o s w o rd s , t w o b o w s , a n d t w o q u i v e r s h a n g in g o n i t . S it t in g o n e a c h b e d is a n u g l y h u m a n o id w i t h c h a lk y ta n s k in . T h e r e is a ta b le in t h e n o rt h w e s t c o rn e r, a n d a n o p en in g in t h e s o u th w a ll. T h e h u m a n o id s a r e g o b l in s . It t a k e s o n e m e le e r o u n d f o r th e m t o g r a b t h e ir s h o rt s w o r d s o r sh ort b ow s a nd qu ivers. T h e g o b lin s a r e g u a r d in g t h e g o b lin le a d e r w h o li v e s in th e s o u t h h a lf o f t h is r o o m . T h e g o b lin lea d er is a r m e d w ith a s h o r t s w o r d + 1 a n d h a s h ig h s t r e n g t h , fo r a + 1 b o n u s t o d a m a g e . If th e p a r t y fig h t s th e g o b lin s , th e g o b l in le a d e r c o m e s t o a id h is m e n . E a c h o f th e g o b l in g u a r d s ca rr ie s a s m a ll p o u c h w it h t h r e e g e m s t o t a llin g 1 0 0 g p . A lo c k e d c h e s t u n d e r o n e o f th e b e d s in t h e g u a r d s ' q u a r t e rs c o n t a in s 7 2 0 s p . T h e le a d e r w e a rs a b e lt w it h a s il v e r b u c k l e w o r t h 1 0 0 g p . T h e w a rd r o b e in t h e le a d e r 's r o o m h a s a fa ls e b o tt o m ; in s id e a r e 9 0 g p a n d 9 0 0 s p . T h e s e cr et d o o r in th e lea d e r 's r o o m is s im ila r t o th e o n e in r o o m 2 . It is o p en e d b y s t e p p in g o n a s e c t io n o f t h e fl o o r in t h e e x tr e m e s o u th w e s t c o rn er o f th e r o o m . If th e s e c t io n is s t e p p e d o n , t h e p a r t y h e a r s a n lo u d "c lic k " a n d th e s e c r e t d o o r o p e n s s lig h t ly . T h e p a rt y c a n th e n o p e n t h e d o o r in t o t h e t u n n e l.

2. G U A R D P O ST
T h e r o o m c o n t a in s a d e s k a lo n g t h e n o r th w a l l w it h a c h a ir b e h in d it, t w o o t h e r c h a ir s , a r a c k o n t h e w e s t w a ll n e a r t h e d e s k w it h s e v e r a l s p e a rs in i t , a n d t w o c ru d e p a lle t s o n th e fl o o r in th e s o u t h p a rt of th e roo m . T h e d e s k h a s th r e e d r a w e r s . T h e t o p d r a w e r c o n ta in s a s c r o l l w it h a c u r e d i s e a s e s p e l l o n i t . C u r e d i s e a s e is a s p e l l fr o m t h e D & D ® E x p e rt s et. It w ill c u r e a n y d is e a s e o n c e . O n ly c l e r i c s c a n u s e th e s c r o ll. It is t h e r e in c a s e s o m e o n e fa ils t o a v o id t h e g r e e n s li m e in r o o m 2 a . A l l th e g a n g m e m b e r s k n o w a b o u t th e s cr o ll. T h e s e c r e t d o o r le a d in g t o r o o m 2 a is a c t iv a t e d b y s t e p p in g o n a s p e c ia l s p o t in t h e e x tr e m e n o rt h e a s t c o r n e r o f th e r o o m . If t h is s p o t is s t e p p e d o n , th e r e is a n a u d ib le "c lic k ," a n d t h e s e c r e t d o o r s lid e s o p e n .

3. T R A IN IN G R O O M
T h is h u g e r o o m is a b o u t 6 0 fe et w id e a n d o v er 1 0 0 feet lo n g. It is d i m l y lit b y a fe w tor ch es in b r a ck ets alo n g t h e w alls. B ales o f h a y a t t h e f a r e n d o f th e r o o m h a v e cr u d e ta r g e ts p a in te d o n th e m . D u m m ie s a n d p a d d e d p o s ts , o b v i o u s l y u s e d f o r w e a p o n s p r a cti ce , lin e th e e a s t w a ll. T h e w est w all is lined w i t h shack les. A lso alon g th e w est w all, s ea te d in a ch air, is a y o u n g w o m a n , b o u n d a n d g a g g e d . S ta n d in g o ver h er is a h u ge creatu re th at lo o k s l i k e a b e a r w ith th e h e a d o f a b ir d . A s n o te d e a r lie r , O li v e r h a s b e e n n o ti fie d o f t h e p a r t y 's a r r iv a l. H e h as g o n e in to r o o m 4 , fr o m w h ich h e ca n see m o st o f r o o m 3 . W h e n th e p arty e n te r e d , h e ca st a p h a n ta s m a l fo r c e sp ell, a n d cre ated an illu sio n o f P rin ce ss S ylv i a b e in g g u a r d e d b y a n o w l b e a r . T h e illu s o r y o w l b e a r a p p e a r s t o a tta c k , a n d i f th e a tta ck h its , it w ill a p p e a r a s if d a m a g e h a s b e e n d o n e . H o w e v e r , th e illu s o r y d a m a g e d is a p p ea rs w h en th e illu sio n cea se s. B oth illu s o r y b ein g s va n ish in stan tl y if th e y a r e h it in co m b a t o r to u ch e d . W h e n e v e r th e illu s io n c e a s e s , th e p a r t y h e a r s a lo u d , s in ister la u g h co m in g fr o m t h e e a s t. If th e y in s p e ct th e ca s t w a ll, th e y fin d a p e e p h o le, b u t th er e is n o w a y to en ter r o o m 4 fr o m th is s id e . O liv e r im m e d ia te ly le a v e s r o o m 4 a n d h e a d s f o r h is la b o r a t o r y ( r o o m 1 3 ) . H e w ill a rriv e th e r e b e fo r e th e p ar ty ca n lo ca te h im o r fin d th e e n tr a n ce to r o o m 4 .

2a. SE C R E T T U N N E L
If t h e t u n n e l is e n t e r e d fr o m r o o m 2 , r e a d t h e fo llo w in g : Y o u s e e a t u n n e l w it h e a r th e n w a l ls . It c u r v e s t o t h e l e ft a ft e r 1 0 o r 1 5 fe e t . T h e w a l ls a n d c e il in g a r e s t r e a k e d w it h c o lo r . T h e r ig h t -h a n d w a l l is y e l l o w , a n d o t h e r p a rt s o f th e w a l l h a v e r e d , o ra n g e , a n d b r o w n s tr e a k s . T h e y e l l o w o n t h e s o u t h w a l l n e a r r o o m 2 is y e ll o w m o ld , A l l th e m o n s t e r s k n o w a b o u t t h e m o ld a n d a v o id it w h e n p a s s in g t h r o u g h th e tu n n e l. F r o m th e in s id e, t h e d o o rs t o r o o m s 2 a n d 5 a r e o b v i o u s ly d o o r s . T h e m o n s t e r s u s e t h e tu n n e l t o e s c a p e fr o m t h e s e r o o m s if t h e y a r e tr a p p e d . In fa c t , a s e c o n d g o b lin h a s ju s t g o n e fr o m t h e g u a r d p o s t th r o u g h t h e t u n n e l t o t e ll O li v e r a b o u t t h e in tr u d e r s . It w i ll b e

6. G O B L IN Q U A R T E R S
T h is lo n g , n a r r o w r o o m h a s s e v e r a l p a lle t s o n t h e flo o r c l o s e t o t h e d o o r . F i v e s m a ll, u g l y h u m a n o id s are s t a n d i n g a r o u n d ta lk in g . E a c h c a r r ie s a s p e a r a n d h a s a s w o r d h a n g in g fr o m h is b e lt . T h e h u m a n o id s a r e g o b lin s a r m e d w ith s p e a rs a n d s h o rt s w o rd s . E a c h c a r r ie s a s m a ll p o u c h c o n t a in in g 2 0 e p a n d 9 s p .

4. O B SE R V A T IO N R O O M
N O T E : A n y o n e w h o e x a m i n e s t h e w a ll a ro u n d th e s e cret d o o r clo s e ly d is c o v ers a t h i n lin e a r o u n d th e d o o r. T h e d o o r ca n b e o p en e d b y p r e s s in g a s p o t n e a r t h e l e ft ( s o u t h ) e d g e a b o u t t w o f e e t fr o m t h e f l o o r. T h e d o o r

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7. OLIVER'S BEDROOM
N O T E : T h e d o o r t o th is r o o m h a s a n o r d in a r y-l o o k in g d o o r k n o b o n th e le ft. It is a d u m m y, an d is tr a p p e d w ith a p o is o n n e e d le. A t h ie f h a s a n o r m a l c h a n ce t o d e te ct a n d re m o v e th e n e e d le. A n y ch ar a cter w h o g r a b s th e tr a p p e d d u m m y d o o r k n o b m u s t m a k e a sa v in g th r o w v s. P o is o n o r s u ffe r 3 -1 8 p o in ts o f d a m a g e . T h e d o o r is a ct u a ll y o p e n e d b y p u llin g o n a r o p e th a t h a n g s in th e c o r n e r t o th e r i g h t o f th e d o o r . T h e r o p e is d ir t y a n d b le n d s in w ith t h e w a lls , s o t h a t it is h a r d t o d e te ct. W h e n th e c h a r a cte r s o p e n th e d o o r , rea d th e follo w in g alo u d : T h is ro o m co n tain s a b ed , tw o ch airs, an d a few sm all ru gs on th e floor. It is dim ly lit b y a sin gle can d le on a tab le b y th e b ed . T h ere is a lar g e o p e n clo set in th e s o u th w est co rn er w ith cloth in g h an gin g on rack s, T h e r e is n o t h in g o f v a lu e h e r e . T h e r e is a s e cr e t d o o r in th e w e s t w a ll o f th e cl o s e t th a t lea d s to r o o m 1 3 .

a b o v e th e p o o l f o r m s a s h allo w d o m e . T h e r e is a sp ace o f ab o u t six feet b etw een th e su r fa ce o f th e w a te r a n d th e h ig h e s t p a rt o f th e ce ilin g . T h e co rr id o r o n th e o th er s id e o f th e p o o l le a d s to r o o m 9 . T h e w ater in th e p o o l is co ld b u t n ot h ar m fu l. T h e liza r d m e n k e e p m o s t o f th e ir tr e a s u r e a t th e b o tt o m o f th is p o o l — a t o ta l o f 1 ,5 0 0 gp a n d 5 ,0 0 0 sp . B e cau s e o f th e re fle ctive q u a litie s o f th e w ater an d th e p o o r lig h tin g c o n d itio n s h e r e , th e c o i n s ca n o n l y b e d is c o v e r ed if a ch ar a cter a ctu all y d iv e s d o w n to th e b o tto m an d feels ar o u n d . C as tin g s o m e s o r t o f m a g i ca l lig h t in t o t h e a r e a a b o v e th e su r fa ce o f th e w ater als o allo w s th e treas u re to b e seen . C h a r a cte rs w h o d iv e in to th e p o o l w e a r in g m e ta l a r m o r ca n n o t s ta y a fl o a t. A c h a r a cte r ca n s ta y s u b m e r g e d f o r a s m a n y m e le e rou n d s as th e ch ara cter h as p oin ts o f co n stitu tio n . It w ill tak e at least tw o h o u rs o f d ivin g to c o m p le te ly cle a r th e p o o l o f tr e a s u r e. If O liv e r a n d a n y o f h is m e n a r e s till a liv e , o f co u r se, th e y w ill u se th is o p p o rtu n ity to str ik e b a ck ...

T h e r e is a ls o a h a n d le s t i c k in g o u t s li g h t l y fr o m th e n o r t h w a ll n e a r th e d o o r . It is n o w p o in t in g u p w a r d . It c a n b e t u r n e d e a s il y in a n y d ir e c t i o n . B e f o r e a n y o f t h e p a rt y m o v e s in t o th e ea s t h a lf o f th e r o o m , t h e h a n d le m u s t b e t u rn e d s o t h a t it is h o r iz o n ta l a n d p o in ts t o th e w e s t , If t h is is n o t d o n e , a n y c h a r a c t e r w h o s t e p s in t o th e e a s t h a lf o f t h e r o o m t r ig g e rs a tra p t h a t m o v e s t h e m e t a l w a ll. B e h in d th e w a ll a r e th r e e z o m b ie s w h o a tta c k im m e d ia t e l y if th e w a ll is m o v e d . O li v e r 's t r e a s u r e t r o v e is i m p r e s s i v e . O n e s a c k h o ld s 1 0 0 g e m s w o rt h 5 g p ea c h . A n o t h e r s m a ll s a c k h o ld s 5 0 g e m s , w o r th 2 0 g p e a c h . A s m a l l le a t h e r p o u c h h o ld s 4 g e m s w o rth 5 0 g p ea c h , 2 g e m s w o rth 1 0 0 g p e a ch , a n d 1 g e m w o rt h 3 0 0 g p . A s m a ll, in tr ic a t e ly w o r k e d , le a t h e r -b o u n d b o x ( w o r t h 6 0 g p its e lf) is fille d w ith je w e lr y : 5 b r a c e let s w o rth 2 0 0 g p e a c h , a p a ir o f e a r r in g s w o rt h 4 0 0 g p , a r u b y p e n d a n t w o rt h 7 0 0 g p , a n d a d ia m o n d n e c k la c e w o r t h 1 ,1 0 0 g p . T w e l v e la r g e s a c k s h o ld 4 0 0 p p , 5 0 0 p p , a n d 5 0 0 s p ( x l0 ), res p ectiv ely .

11. D IN IN G R O O M
N O T E : I f t h e p a r t y is q u i e t , t h e y h e a r a l o w v o i c e c o m in g fr o m t h is r o o m b e f o r e t h e y e n t e r. A n y c h a ra c t e r w h o s p e a k s g o b l in r e c o g n iz e s t h e la n g u a g e . T h is is a p p a r e n t l y a d in in g r o o m . T h e re m a in s o f a m ea l a r e b e in g clea n ed o ff th e ta b l e s b y a s in g l e s m a l l h u m a n o id w it h p a le , e a r t h y s k in . T h e s m a l l h u m a n o id h a s it s b a c k t o t h e d o o r a n d is m u m b l in g to its e lf. T h e h u m a n o id is a g o b lin a r m e d w it h a d a g g e r . It is c o m p la in in g t o it s e lf in t h e g o b l in t o n g u e a b o u t h o w u n fa ir it is t h a t it a l w a y s g e ts s tu ck w ith K P d u t y . Its m o r a le is lo w a n d t h e r e is a 5 0 % c h a n c e t h a t it w i ll c o o p e r a t e w it h t h e p a rt y a ft e r a lit t le p e r s u a s io n . It c a n t e ll th e p a rt y e x a c t ly h o w m a n y p e o p l e a r e in th e g a n g ( g o b lin le a d e r, 9 g o b lin s , liz a rd m a n le a d e r , 6 li z a r d m e n , a n d O li v e r ) , b u t n o t w h e r e t h e y a ll a r e . It k n o w s t h a t O li v e r is a p o w e r fu l m a g ic u s e r, b u t d o es n o t k n o w O liv e r 's le v e l o r w h ic h s p e lls h e k n o w s . T h e g o b lin k n o w s th a t th er e is a s e cr et d o o r in r o o m 1 2 , b u t d o e s n 't k n o w w h e r e it l e a d s o r w h a t lies b e y o n d . It k n o w s a b o u t th e s e cr et d o o r s in r o o m s 2 a n d 5 a n d a b o u t t h e t u n n e l c o n n e c t in g t h e m . It d o e s n o t k n o w a b o u t t h e s e c r e t d o o r in O li v e r 's b e d r o o m ( r o o m 7 ) , n o r ab ou t th e se cret d o ors to ro o m s 4 or 1 0 .

8. L IZ A R D M A N L E A D E R 'S Q U A R T E R S
N O T E : T h e fo llo w in g d es crip tio n a ss u m es th e p arty h a s en tered th is ro o m fro m th e co rrid o r. If th e y e n t e r fr o m t h e p o o l, y o u m u s t m a k e t h e a p p ro p ria t e ch a n g es in th e d es crip t io n . S it t in g o n e a c h o f t h e t w o b e d s in t h e s o u t h e a s t c o r n e r is a h u m a n o id w it h s c a ly s k in a n d a ta il. A ra c k o n t h e w a ll b et w e e n th e b e d s c o n t a in s m a n y s p e a rs . T h e r e is a t a b le in t h e s o u t h w e s t c o r n e r . T h e w e s t w a ll h a s a n o p e n in g in it. T h e h u m a n o id s a r e li z a r d m e n . E a c h is a r m e d w it h a s p e a r a n d a la r g e c lu b . T h e y a r e g u a r d s fo r t h e liz a r d m a n l e a d e r w h o li v e s in t h e w e s t h a lf o f t h is r o o m . T h e li z a r d m a n l e a d e r h a s u n u s u a l s t r e n g t h , a n d s o in fl i c t s o n e p o in t m o r e d a m a g e t h a n o t h e r li z a r d m e n . T h e li z a r d m a n le a d e r c o m e s t o a id t h e g u a r d s if th e r e is a fi g h t . E a c h o f th e th r e e liz a r d m e n h a s a p o t io n o f h e a lin g . T h e le a d e r 's q u a rt e r s in t h e w e s t e r n p a r t o f th e r o o m a r e u n r e m a r k a b le , e x c e p t t h a t t h e fl o o r in t h e n o r t h w e s t c o r n e r is d a m p . T h e n a r r o w c o r r id o r t o t h e n o r t h w e s t le a d s t o a s m a ll s p r in g - f e d p o o l t h a t is a b o u t e i g h t f e e t d e e p . T h e c e i lin g o f t h e t u n n e l s lo p e s d o w n w a r d s o t h a t a t th e e n t ra n c e t o t h e p o o l, t h e c o rr id o r is o n ly a b o u t 4 fe e t ta ll. If a ch a ra ct e r k n e e ls d o w n t o lo o k t h r o u g h t h e e n tr a n c e ( if li g h t is a v a ila b l e ) , h e s e e s t h a t t h e c e il in g

9. L IZ A R D M E N Q U A R T E R S
N O T E : T h e f o l lo w in g d e s c r ip t i o n a s s u m e s th e p a rt y e n t e rs t h is r o o m fr o m th e h a llw a y . If t h e y e n t e r fr o m t h e p o o l, y o u m u s t m o d i f y t h e d e s cr ip t io n a c c o r d in g ly . T h r e e h u m a n o id s w it h s c a ly s k in a n d ta ils s it o n p a lle ts o n th e flo o r o f th is lo n g , n a r r o w r o o m . E a c h is h o ld in g a s p e a r a n d h a s a la r g e c lu b h a n g in g fr o m it s b e lt . T h e h u m a n o id s a r e liz a rd m e n . T h e y h a v e n o tr e a s u r e . T h e ir q u a r t e r s a r e u n r e m a r k a b le , e x c e p t th a t th e flo o r in th e s o u th w e s t c o rn e r is d a m p . T h e tu n n e l lea d in g t o th e p o o l is s im ila r t o t h e o n e le a d in g fr o m r o o m 8 t o t h e p o o l.

10. T R E A SU R E R O O M
N O T E : C h a r a cte rs s e ar ch in g th is w a ll fin d a lin e a r o u n d th e e d g e o f th e d o o r to th is r o o m th at is ju st b ar el y v isib le. T h e s e cre t d o o r ca n b e o p e n e d b y p r e s s i n g a s p o t n e a r th e le ft ( n o rth ) e d g e o f th e d o o r a b o u t tw o fe e t fr o m th e flo or. T h e d o o r s w in g s ou t on its o w n , a n d a h a n d le in s id e a llo w s it to b e p u lle d s h u t. If th e p a r t y o p e n s th e d o o r , r e a d th e f o ll o w in g alou d : T h e fa r h a l f o f th e r ig h t -h a n d w a ll o f th is r o o m s e e m s t o b e m a d e o f m e ta l. T h e r e a r e a n u m b e r o f s a c k s p ile d in th e fa r le ft c o r n e r o f th e r o o m .

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THE ABDUCTION OF PRINCESS SYLVIA

1 2 . K IT C H E N
N O T E : If th e p a rty is q u ie t, th e y h e ar a lo w vo ice com in g from th is room , rec ogn izab le as th e g o b lin ton gu e to an yo n e w h o s p e a k s th a t lan gu ag e. T h is ro o m is o b v io u s ly a k itch en . It c on tain s a large ba s in w ith a pu m p in th e cen te r, a n d c a b in e ts on th e w a lls . A s m a ll, u g ly h u m an o id w ith liv id g ra y s k in is s tan d in g a t a la rg e ta b le in th e m id d le o f th e ro o m , fa c in g th e d o o r. It h a s a d a g g e r in its be lt, an d it is u s in g a kitch en kn ife to s lic e in to a h au n ch of m e at on th e ta b le . It is m u m b lin g an g rily to its e lf. T h e h u m a n o id is a g o b lin . It is c o m p la in in g u n d e r its b re a th a b o u t th e in g ra titu d e o f th e p eo p le it c o o k s fo r (e v id en tly th e y d idn 't lik e th eir la st m ea l). It is u n h a p p y a n d its m o ra le is lo w . T h e re is a 5 0 % ch a n c e it w ill c o o p e ra te w ith th e p a rty w ith a p p ro p ria te p e rs u a s io n . It k n o w s th e s a m e in fo rm a tio n a s th e g o b lin in ro o m 11. A n o p e n c a b in e t o n th e e a s t w a ll c o n ta in s dish es. A latch on th e righ t side of th e cab in et a llo w s th e en tire c a b in e t to b e s w u n g ou t from th e w a ll, re v ea lin g a d o or to ro om 1 3 . T h e re is n o th in g o f v a lu e in th e k itch en . 13. LABORATORY T h is r o o m is w e ll lit b y c a n d le s o n th e fiv e r o w s o f w o r k b e n c h e s th a t ru n n o rth -s o u th . T h e e n tir e n o rth w a ll is c o v e r e d w ith b o o k sh e lv e s . In th e n o rth e a st c o rn er o f th e ro o m is a w om an , b ou n d an d g a g g e d , tie d to a ch a ir. A la rg e b e ar-lik e c re atu re w ith a b ird 's b e a k s tan d s g u ard o v e r h e r. A s m a ll m an w e arin g ro b e s stan ds at on e of th e ben ch es. A s you en ter, h e lo o k s u p . H e h a s a d is a p p o in te d lo o k on h is fa ce . H e s a ys , " O h , w e ll, it s e e m s a s if m y s o ld ie rs h a v e fa ile d to e lim in a te th is n u is an c e. B u t a s I a lw a ys s a y, if y o u w ant som eth in g don e properly, do it you rself." T h e w om an is th e rea l P rin c es s S ylv ia. S h e is be in g gu arded b y an ow l bea r w h ich h as been ch a r m ed b y O liv e r to p ro te ct h im . (O liv e r fou n d th e ch a rm m on s ter s p e ll on a sc ro ll.) T h e sm a ll m an is O liv e r o f H o rn . O liv e r is a rm e d w ith a d a g g e r + 1 . H is n o rm a l s p e lls are:

1st Level: shield, sleep
2 n d L e v e l: p h a n ta s m a l fo r ce , w e b

O liv e r 's p h a n ta s m a l fo r c e sp e ll h a s a lr e a d y b e en u s e d u p . H e h a s a ls o c a st sh ie ld o n h im se lf. O liv e r is w e a r in g a r in g o f p ro te ctio n + 1 a n d ca rr y in g p o tio n s o f h e a lin g a n d in v isib ility. O liv e r is a n in te llig e n t, sk ille d m a g ic -u s e r , a n d u ses h is res o u r c es to th e b est o f h is a b ility . S in c e h e k n o w s th a t th e p a rty is o n its w a y , h e h a s a lr ea d y ca st sh ie ld o n h im s e lf. A fter m a k in g h is s p e e c h , a b o v e , h e c a sts sle e p a t th e p a rty . If th e p a r ty d e c id e s to c o n c e n tr a te o n th e o w l b e a r , O liv e r a tta c k s w ith h is d a g g e r + 1 . If th e m e le e g o e s a g a in st O liv e r, h e fle e s th r o u g h o n e o f th e s e c r e t d o o r s h o p in g to lu r e

th e p a rty a fte r h im . If th e p a r ty fo llo w s O liv e r d o w n o n e o f th e 1 0 fe e t w id e c o r r id o r s , th e e v il m a g ic u s e r c a s ts h is w e b sp e ll a n d tries to c a p tu r e a s m a n y o f th e p a rty m e m b e rs a s p o s s ib le, a llo w in g h im to k ill th e m e a s ily . If O liv e r ta k e s a lo t o f d a m a g e , h e d r in k s h is p o tio n o f h e a lin g . If a ll e ls e fa ils, h e d r in k s h is p o tio n o f in v isib ility a n d fle es w ith h is life. If th e p a rty su c c e s s fu lly d e fe a ts O liv e r a n d th e o w l b e a r, th e y c a n s e a r c h th e r o o m . T h e r e a r e c a b in e ts u n d e r th e w o r k b e n c h e s . O n e o f th e m c o n ta in s 8 v ia ls o f p o tio n s , a ll d iff e r e n t in a p p e a r a n c e . T h e r e a r e 2 p o tio n s o f h e a lin g , 2 p o tio n s o f in v isib ility , 1 p o tio n o f d im in u tio n , 1 p o tio n o f g a s e o u s fo r m , 1 p o tio n o f g r o w th , a n d 1 p o tio n o f p o is o n . N o n e o f th e v ia ls is la b e le d . T h e p a rty c a n s a m p le e a c h v ia l to s e e w h a t is c o n ta in e d th e r e in . A s m a ll s ip w ill te ll w h a t k in d o f p o tio n is th e r e . D eter m in e ra n d o m ly w h ic h v ia l is b ein g sa m p le d . If th e v ia l c o n ta in s p o is o n , th e d r in k e r m u s t m a k e a sa v in g th r o w v s . P o is o n o r d ie . O liv e r 's sp e ll b o o k is a ls o h id d en u n d er o n e o f th e w o r k b e n c h e s . It c o n ta in s a ll th e sp e lls lis te d a b o v e , p lu s r e a d m a g ic , r e a d la n g u a g e s, a n d in v isib ility . P rin c es s S y lv ia is v e ry gra te fu l to b e res cu e d , bu t w ill s n u b an y p a rty m e m b er w h o a p p ro a ch e s h er ro m a n tic a lly. S h e is p le d g e d to P rin c e F re d e ric k an d d o es n o t c are fo r com m on ers. If th e p a rt y c a p tu re s O liv e r a liv e , an d retu rn s h im to th e k in g, th e k in g g iv e s e a ch p a rty m e m b er an a d d itio n a l 5 0 0 g p re w ard . If O liv e r s h ou ld e s c a p e , h e h a rb ors d e e p re se n tm en t a g a in s t th e p arty, an d m a y c om e b ac k to e x ac t re v en ge ...

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THE GREAT ESCAPE

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T h e c o u n tr y in w h i ch th e p la y e r ch a r a ct e r s liv e is a t w a r w ith a n e i g h b o r in g k in g d o m ( n o t th e k in g d o m o f P r in ce F r e d e rick a n d h is n e w b rid e, P rin ce s s S ylv ia ) . F or th e p u r p os es o f t h i s ad v e n tu re, ass u m e th a t th e p a r t y e n lis te d in th e s e r v i ce o f th e k in g a n d tr a v e le d b e h in d e n e m y lin e s to g a in in te llig e n ce a b o u t e n e m y tr o o p m o v e m e n ts , s u p p lies , a n d o u tp o s ts. U n fo r tu n ately, th e p a r ty w a s s u r p r is e d b y a la r g e e n e m y p a tr o l, a n d ca p tu r e d . T h e p a r t y m e m b e r s w e r e b lin d fo ld e d a n d ta k e n to a la r g e e n e m y o u tp o s t n e a r w h e r e th e y w e r e ca p tu r e d , a n d p la ce d in a cell.

N ote s for the D u n g e o n M a ster
If y o u li k e , y o u c a n d e s i g n t h e i n te lli g e n c e m issio n a n d th e ca p tu r e o f th e p la ye r ch ara cte r s , a n d r u n it a s p a r t o f y o u r ca m p a i g n . If y o u d o t h is , b e c a r e f u l, b e c a u s e i n te lli g e n t a n d cr a ft y p la ye r s h a v e a w a y o f m a k in g th e m o st cle v erly-d e sig n e d s cen ario g o a w r y ! If th e p la y e r s c o m p la in th a t it is u n fa ir f o r th e m to star t th e a d v e n tu r e alr e a d y ca p tu r e d , te ll th e m th a t th e e n e m y f o r c e g r e a tl y o u t n u m b er e d th e m — a n d th at th eir o n l y re alistic c h o i c e w a s t o s u r r e n d e r o r d i e . T h e y w ill h a v e a m p le o p p o r tu n it y t o e s c a p e a n d

r e co v e r th e ir e q u ip m e n t, if th e y p la y w e ll. T h e p a r t y m e m b e r s s ta r t th is a d v e n tu r e w ith n o ar m o r o r w e a p o n s. T h e s p e ll b o o k s o f an y m a gic u s ers h a ve b een tak e n a w a y. H o w ev er, all sp ell casters in th e p arty h a ve m e m o r ize d s p e lls ( th eir ch o i ce ) , a n d ca n ca s t th e m n o r m all y. A ll o b v io u s m a g ic ite m s h a v e b ee n r e m o v e d fr o m a ll ch ar a cter s. T h er e is a 2 0 % ch a n ce th at s m a ll m a g ic ite m s (s u ch as rin g s ) m a y h a v e b e e n m iss e d w h e n th e e n e m y s o ld iers se ar ch ed t h e i r p ris o n ers. O n c e th e ch a r a cte r s h a v e e s c a p e d t h e i r ce ll, th e y ca n s e a r c h f o r th e ir e q u ip m e n t o r le a v e th e f o r tr e s s i m m e d ia te l y . If th e y le a v e w ith o u t r e c o v e r in g th e ir e q u ip m e n t, a n d m a k e it b a ck to th eir h o m e k in g d o m , th e k in g w ill e q u ip th e p a rty w i t h n on -m a gical w e ap o n s a n d a r m o r ( a n d p o s s ib l y a fe w s cr o ll sp ells for m a gic u sers, sin ce th e y w ill n ot h a ve th e ir s p e ll b o o k s ) s o th e y ca n g o b a c k a n d cle a r o u t th e e n e m y o u tp o s t. T h e y ca n t h e n r e co v e r th e ir e q u ip m e n t. If t h i s o c cu r s , r e p la c e a ll th e m e n a n d m o n s te r s th a t th e p a r t y k ille d d u r in g th e ir e s ca p e . T h e e n tir e o u tp o s t w ill b e o n a le r t w h e n th e p a r t y r e tu r n s, a n d s u r p ris e w ill b e im p o s s ib le . R o o m s th a t a r e e m p t y o r in w h i c h s o m e o n e is sleep in g ar e co n sid ere d d ar k u n less t h e r o o m h a s w in d o w s o r t h e te x t s p e cifi ca ll y s ta te s th e r o o m is lit. R o o m s th a t a r e o c c u -

p ie d b y p e o p l e w h o a r e a w a k e a lw a y s h a v e lig h t , e it h e r t h r o u g h a w in d o w o r b y a c a n d le o r la n t e r n . D o o r s a r e n o t lo c k e d u n le s s th e te x t s p e c ifica lly s a y s o th er w is e, a n d o p en ea s ily. T h e o c c u p a n ts o f t h e o u t p o s t a r e in t e ll i g e n t s o ld ie r s . T h e y w o r k t o g e t h e r , a n d o n c e t h e a la r m is ra is e d o r t h e e s c a p in g p r is o n e r s a r e s ig h t e d , th e y p u r s u e th e p a rt y in t h e m o s t e ffic ie n t w a y p o s s ib le. R e m e m b e r , th e p la y e r s c a n n o t m a p th e o u tp o s t u n t il ( o r u n le s s ) th e ir c h a ra c t e r s fin d m a p p in g i m p le m e n ts a n d s u p p lie s . T h e c o r r id o r s a n d h a ll w a y s o f t h e o u tp o s t w i ll b e e m p t y f o r e x a c t l y 1 0 t u r n s a ft e r t h e p a rt y e s c a p e s fr o m r o o m 1 . A ft e r th a t , th e m e n a n d w o m e n c u rr e n t ly e a t in g a m e a l in r o o m 2 le a v e t h e d in in g r o o m b y o n e s a n d t w o s , w it h o n e g r o u p le a v in g e v e r y o t h e r tu r n . T h e r e is a 1 in 6 ch a n c e e a c h t u r n th a t t h e p a rt y w il l h a v e a r a n d o m e n c o u n t e r w it h 1 o r 2 v e t e r a n s . T h e v e t e r a n s w ill a tt e m p t t o s o u n d th e a la r m i f th e y g e t in it ia t i v e a n d a r e n o t s u r p r is e d . If t h e a la r m is r a is e d , t h e c h a n c e fo r a n e n c o u n t e r in c r e a s e s t o 3 in 6 e a c h t u r n . If t h e p a rt y is a lr e a d y e n g a g e d in c o m b a t, th e r e is a 1 in 6 c h a n c e e a c h m e l e e r o u n d t h a t 1 a d d it io n a l v e t e ra n a rr i v e s t o jo in t h e fig h t.

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1 . P R IS O N C E L L T h e flick erin g torch lig h t b arely illu m in ates th e p ris o n cell th at yo u h a v e o ccupied for th e p ast tw o d a ys. Talk in g q uietly a m o n g s t y o u rs elv es , y o u h a v e p o o led a p itifu lly s can t am o u nt o f in fo rm a tion ab ou t y o u r p lig h t. Y ou w ere ca p tu red b y a n en em y p a tr o l, b lin d fo ld e d , a n d b rou g h t to th is ou tp ost. Y ou w ere h erd ed th ro u g h co rrid o rs an d fin ally sh a ck led in leg iron s in th is n arrow cell. It is clea r th a t y o u d id n o t tra v e l fa r fr o m w h ere y o u a re ca p tu red , b u t th a t is ab ou t all you k n ow . A re you ab o ve g r o u n d ? U n d e rg r o u n d ? In a ca v e ? In a tow n ? Y ou cann ot tell. O n ce you w ere secu rely sh ack led , you r b lin d fo ld s w ere rem o v ed , an d y o u co u ld see you r su rrou n din g s. Y ou r p rison cell is ab ou t 2 0 feet w id e an d 8 0 feet lo n g. Iron d o u ble d o o rs, s ecu rely lo ck ed , are alo n g o n e o f th e lo n g w a lls . T h e leg iro n s a re attach ed to each oth er w ith a sturd y ch ain, a b o u t fiv e fe et lo n g . T h e ch a in p a s s es th ro u g h a rin g th at is secu rely em b ed d ed in th e flo o r o f th e c ell. T h e to r ch es th a t lig h t th e ro o m are in b rack ets h ig h on th e w all— too h ig h for you to reach . Y o u h a v e h ea rd h u m a n v o ic es fr o m tim e to tim e, b u t u n til th is m o rn in g , th e o n ly c r ea tu r e y o u h a v e s e en is a la rg e h u m an oid who b ears a stron g r es e m b len c e to a h y e n a . It h a s b r o u g h t yo u fo o d an d w ater th ree tim es ea ch d a y. It is arm ed w ith a d ag g er an d a m ace, and ca rries a larg e k ey rin g w ith s ev eral k e ys o n it. It h as m u ttered an d co m p la in ed in th e com m o n ton g u e b eca u s e th e co m m an d er h as n o t let it to rtu re yo u . T h is m o rn in g , th e h u m a n co m m an d er o f th e ou tp ost an d a visitor, a fem ale o ffic er fr o m a n o th e r o u tfit, ca m e in to y o u r cell a n d b ra g g ed a b o u t h a v in g ca p tu red yo u . H e told th e visitor th at yo u are ab ou t to b e tra n s ferred to a p ris o n er-o f-w ar cam p in th e capital city of th e en em y k ingd o m , fa r fro m th e fr o n t. T h er e, yo u w ill have n o h op e o f escap e. If yo u are ev er to see yo u r h om e ag ain , y o u m u s t a ct s o o n . S o o n , it w ill b e tim e I for you r n o on m eal... G ive th e p la yers up to 1 0 m inu tes of real tim e to cr ea te a p la n . I f th e y d e cid e o n a p la n in less th an 10 m in utes, th e jailer arrives as soon as th e p lan is set. If th e p la yers h a v e n ot finis h ed th eir p la n n in g w h en th eir tim e is u p , th e ja iler a rriv es an yw a y. W h en th e jailer is ab ou t to en ter th e ro o m , rea d th e fo llow in g : le a d in g in to th e d in in g ro o m , an d o n e d o o r (c lo se d ) le a d in g in to th e k itch en . If th e p arty p e e rs th ro u g h e ith e r d o o r in to th e d in in g roo m , re a d th e fo llow in g : Y ou see a large room w ith m an y tables an d ben ch es. A bout 20 people are s it t in g at th e tables; th e y are lau gh in g, talk in g, an d eatin g. B oth w o m en an d m en are pres en t; all a re d re s s e d in le a th e r a rm o r an d s e e m to b e s o ld ie rs . T h e re is a n o p e n k itc h e n in on e s e ctio n of th e ro o m ; a d o or le a d s o u t of th e k itch en . If th e p a rty o p e n s th e d o o r in to th e k itc h en , read th e follow in g : A n o p e n k itc h e n re v e a ls a d in in g ro o m b e y o n d , fille d w ith p e o p le . T w o w o m e n are pre pa rin g an d serv in g a m e a l. A de lic iou s a ro m a of c o o k in g m e at c om e s from th e k itch en . T h e tw o w o m en in th e k itch en an d t e n of th e p eo p le se ate d at th e ta b le are n on -c o m ba tan t s erv an ts . T h e res t a re fig h te rs w e arin g le a th er arm o r an d arm e d w ith d a g g e rs. T h e re a re 6 m a le s e rv a n ts , 6 fe m a le s e rv a n ts , 8 v e te ra n s (1 s t le v e l fig h te rs ), an d 2 w arriors ( 2 n d leve l figh ters). T w o of th e veteran s are w o m en . E a ch of th e w arrio rs h a s a ke y to t h e arm ory (ro om 1 3 ). 3 . M E N 'S C O M M O N Q U A R T E R S T h is ro o m c on ta in s a n u m b er o f be d s an d w a rd ro b e s , a fe w c h a irs , an d a c o u p le o f ta b le s . It o th e rw is e a p p e a rs to b e e m p ty. T h e re is a n o p en d o o rw a y on th e far s id e of th e roo m . T h is room prov ide s q u arters for th e m a le serv a n ts . T h e re is n o o n e h e re a t th e m o m e n t. U n der on e m attres s is 1 2 sp an d 1 4 cp. U n de r a s e c on d m a ttre s s is 6 s p a n d 1 5 c p . A th ird m a ttre s s c o n c e a ls 8 s p an d 6 c p . A fo u rth h olds 3 s p an d 1 9 cp. 4 . M E N 'S B A T H T h is lon g, n arrow room h as an open doorw a y a t th e fa r e n d . T h e re a re s e v e ra l w o o d en tu bs on th e flo or, an d w h a t lo o ks like a stov e in th e m idd le of th e room . T h e flo or is w et, an d th ere is a so ap sm e ll. T h e ro o m a pp e ars to b e e m pty. T h is roo m is a bath . T h e sto v e is u se d to h eat w a te r fo r th e tu b s . T h e ro o m is c u rre n tly

Y o u h e a r h e a v y fo o ts te p s a p p r o a c h , a n d th e sou n d of a ke y tu rn in g in th e do or. It is yo u r ja iler, c o m in g w ith you r n o on m e a l. It e n t e rs a lo n e , g ru m b lin g a b o u t s o m e th in g u n d e r its b re a th . It a p p e a r s d is tra cte d. T h e ja ile r is a gn o ll arm e d w ith a d a g g er an d a m a c e . It c a r r ie s a k e y r in g w ith s ix k e y s . O n ly tw o a re u s e d in th is a d v e n tu re : o n e u n lo c k s a ll th e le g iro n s, an d th e oth e r o pen s th e prison d o or. T h e gn o ll is n ot particu larly brigh t, an d w ill go alon g w ith an y reason ably su btle trick, su ch as feign ed illness on the part of a party m em ber. If c a p tu re d an d th re a te n e d , it w ill c o o p e ra t e w ith the party, but w ill look for the first opportu n ity to dou b lecro ss th e m . It kn o w s th e p arty's eq u ip m en t is in ro o m 1 3 , bu t d o e s n ot h a ve a key to that room . It does kn ow th at all th e w arriors (2n d level fighters) h ave keys. In o r d e r to g i v e th e p a rt y a fig h t in g c h a n c e , th e firs t m a g ic s p e ll th a t a n y p a rt y m e m b er ca sts in th is a d ven tu re au to m atica lly s u c c e e d s , e v e n if th e v i c t i m is e n title d to a sa v in g th row . T h is b en efit on ly h ap p en s on ce fo r th e en tire p a rty. If th e p a rt y 's p la n d o e s n o t s u c c e e d , th e ja ile r le a v e s , ta k in g th e n o o n m e a l. It d o e s n ot re p o rt th e e sc a p e atte m pt b e c au s e it d o e s n 't w a n t to lo o k b a d . It re tu rn s w ith th e even in g m eal, t h i s t i m e very a lert. G iv e th e party m e m b ers se vera l ch an c es to arran g e an e sc a p e, b oth du rin g fe e d in g tim e s an d w h en th e y a re a lon e . If th e p a rt y d o e s n o t e s c a p e w ith in tw o d a y s (s ix m e a ls ), a p a rt y o f a r m e d h u m a n gu ard s es co rts th e m ou t of th e ir c e ll, an d th e y arc ta k en (in le g iron s) to th e pris on er-o f-w ar ca m p. A n y fu rth er es ca p e atte m pts are at t h e d is cretion of th e D M (re m e m b er th at m a g ic u s e r s c a n n o t re -le a rn s p e lls w ith o u t a s p e ll b o o k ). It is p o s s ib le th a t th e c h a ra c te rs w ill h a v e to s it o u t th e re s t o f th e w a r, o r n e v e r retu rn . T h is e ffe c tiv e ly en d s th e a d v en tu re. If th e party es ca p es th e roo m , re ad th e fo llow in g alou d: A s you c are fu lly p eer ou t th e d o or of you r c e ll, y o u s e e a c o rr id o r s tre tc h in g to th e left an d righ t. Y ou h ear th e soun ds of con v e rs a t io n a n d la u g h te r c o m in g fro m th e le ft. In b o th d ire ctio n s you s e e bran c h in g c orrid ors an d s e v era l d o ors.

2 . K IT C H E N A N D C O M M O N D IN IN G R O O M N O T E : T h e re a r e tw o o p e n in g s (n o d o o rs )

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em p ty. Th e floor is very slipp ery; if a characte r s ea r c h es h e r e, th e p la y e r m u s t r o ll th e ch a ra cter's D e x te rity o r les s , u s in g 3 d 6 , o r th e ch a ra cter slip s o n th e flo o r a n d tw ists an an k le. A tw isted an k le cu ts a ch a ra cter's m o v em en t ra te b y h a lf fo r 1 d 6 tu rn s. 5 . M E N 'S D R E S S I N G R O O M N O T E : T h e fo llo w in g d es crip tio n ass u m es th e p a rty en te rs th is ro o m fr o m th e ea s t. I f th e y en ter fro m ro o m 6, y o u m u st m ak e th e a p p ro p ria te a d ju s tm en ts . The s m a ll en tra n cew a y to th e east o f th is ro o m is cu rren tly em p ty. B oth d o ors are sw in gin g d oors, an d can easily b e p u sh ed op en . T h e le ft w a ll o f th is lo n g , n a r r o w r o o m s e e m s to b e a cu r ta in . T h e rig h t w a ll is lin ed w ith p eg s. O n e o f th e p eg s h as som e clo th in g on it. T h er e is a b a sk et n ea r th e fa r en d o f th e ro o m th a t h a s s o m e clo th th in g s on it. O th erw is e, th e ro o m ap p ears to b e em pty. T h is a r ea is u s ed b y th e m e n to ch a n g e clo th es b efo re u sin g th e b a th or th e ex ercis e ro o m (ro o m 6 ). T h e cu rtain has s ev era l g ap s th r o u g h w h ich o n e ca n en ter r o o m 6 . T h e clo th in g b elo n g s to th e m a n in ro o m 6 , an d in clu d es leath er arm or an d a b elt w ith a d agg er. Th e b ask et is filled w ith w et tow els. 6 . M E N 'S E X E R C IS E R O O M N O T E : T h e fo llo w in g d es crip tio n ass u m es th e p a rty en ters th is ro o m fro m th e s ou th . If th ey com e from ro o m 5 , m ak e th e ap p rop ri-ate ad ju stm en ts. T h is lo o k s lik e a w o rk -o u t ro o m . T h er e are m ats o n th e flo o r, w eig h ts, a n d o th er eq u ip m en t. A m a n d res s ed o n ly in sh o rt p an ts is d oin g p ush-u p s n ear a rack in th e n ear left corn er o f th e ro om . Th is m an is a veteran ( 1 s t level fig h ter) w ith b etter-than-n orm al arm or class r e s u l tin g fro m g o od dexterity. W h en he sees th e p arty, h e g ra b s a w eig h t fro m th e ra ck a n d u s es it lik e a m ace (D 2-7 , d u e to stren g th ). H e is to o far from th e d in in g ro om to call to th e oth ers, b u t h e tig h ts as b es t h e ca n . H e ru n s to a lert th e oth ers if h e can . T h er e is n o th in g o f v a lu e in th is ro o m . If p arty m em b ers ch o os e, th ey can u se th e w eig h ts as m a ces, b u t a -1 p en alty to h it rolls an d to d am ag e ap p lies w h en u sin g th em . 7 . W O M E N 'S C O M M O N Q U A R T E R S T h is ro o m con tain s a n u m b er o f b ed s an d w a rd ro b es, a few ch a irs , a n d a co u p le o f tab les. It o th erw is e a p p ea rs to b e em p ty. T h ere is an op en d o o rw a y o n th e fa r sid e o f th e ro om . T h is ro o m p ro v id es q u a rters fo r th e fem a le serv an ts. T h ere is n o on e h ere at th e m om en t. U n d er on e m attress can be fou n d 7 sp an d 5 cp . U n d er a s eco n d m attress ca n b e fo u n d 8 sp an d 2 0 cp . 8. W O M E N 'S B A T H Th is lon g, narrow room has an op en d oorw a y a t th e fa r e n d . T h e r e a r e s e v e ra l w o o d en tu b s o n th e flo o r, a n d a s to v e in th e m id d le o f th e ro o m . T h e flo o r is w et, an d th ere is a soap sm ell. Th e ro o m ap p ears to b e em p ty. Th is ro om is a bath. Th e s t o v e is used to h eat w a ter fo r th e tu b s . T h e r o o m is cu r r en tly em p ty. Th e flo or is very slip p ery; if a ch aracter s ea r c h es h e r e, th e p la y e r m u s t r o ll th e ch a ra cter's D e x terity o r les s , u s in g 3 d 6 , o r th e ch a ra cter s lip s on th e flo o r a n d tw is ts an an k le. A tw isted an k le cu ts a ch ara cter's m o v em en t ra te b y h a lf fo r 1 d 6 tu rn s. 9. W O M E N 'S D R E S S I N G R O O M N O T E : T h e fo llow in g d es crip tio n assu m es th e p a rty en ters th is r o o m fr o m th e ea s t. I f th ey en ter from ro om 1 0 , yo u m u st m ak e th e a p p ro p ria te a d ju s tm en ts . The s m a ll en tra n cew a y to th e eas t o f th is ro o m is cu rren tly em p ty. B oth d oors are sw in g in g doors, an d can easily b e p u sh ed op en . T h e le ft w a ll o f th is lo n g , n a r r o w r o o m s e e m s to b e a cu r ta in . T h e rig h t w a ll is lin ed w ith peg s. Th ere is a b ask et n ear th e fa r en d o f t h e ro o m th a t h as s o m e clo th th in g s on it. O th erw ise, th e ro o m ap p ears to b e em p ty. T h is a rea is u s ed b y th e w o m en to ch a n g e clo th es b efo re u sin g th e b ath or th e ex ercis e room (ro om 10 ). Th e cu rtain has sev eral gaps th ro u g h w h ich o n e ca n en ter ro o m 1 0 . T h e bask et is filled w ith w et tow els. 10. W O M E N 'S E X E R C IS E R O O M N O T E : T h e fo llo w in g d es crip tio n ass u m es t h e p a rty en ters th is ro o m fro m th e n o rth . If th ey com e from ro om 5 , m ak e th e ap p rop riate ad ju stm en ts. T h is lo o k s lik e a w o r k - o u t r o o m . T h e r e a r e m a ts o n th e flo o r , w e ig h ts , a n d o th e r e q u ip m e n t. T h e r o o m o th e r w is e s e e m s t o b e e m p ty . T h e r e is n o th in g o f v a lu e in th is r o o m . If p a r ty m e m b e r s c h o o s e , th e y c a n u s e th e w e ig h ts a s m a c e s , b u t r e c e iv e a -1 p e n a lty to b o th h it a n d d a m a g e r o lls w h e n u s in g th e m . 11. P A N T R Y T h is r o o m is lin e d w ith s h e lv e s , a n d tw o a d d itio n a l r o w s o f sh e lv e s a r e in th e m id d le o f th e r o o m . S a c k s a n d b a rr e ls a r e sta c k e d a lo n g th e le ft w a ll. T h e s a c k s c o n ta in flo u r, p o ta to e s , b e a n s, a n d o th e r fo o d . T h e b a r r e ls h o ld p ic k le s , d r ie d fis h , d r ie d m e a t, a n d o th e r p r e s e r v e d f o o d . T h e s h e lv e s a r e n o t v e r y w e ll s to c k e d , b u t th er e a r e w o o d e n b o x e s filled w ith v e g e ta b le s a n d b o ttle s . O n o n e s h e lf, to g e th e r w ith b o ttle s o f v in e g a r , o il, a n d o th e r c o m m o n liq u id s , a r e f iv e v ia ls . T h r e e c o n ta in p o tio n s o f h e a lin g , o n e c o n ta in s a p o tio n o f in v isib ility , an d on e c on ta in s a p otion of p o is on . 1 2 . T R A IN IN G R O O M A t th e fa r e n d o f th is ro o m is a w in d o w , an d th ree m ore w in d ow s lin e th e lon g w all to th e left. A ll are barred. T h e flo or is cov ere d w ith stra w , ba le s of h a y, an d pa d d e d posts. T h is ro o m is u s e d fo r c o m b a t p ra c t ic e . T h e p a rt y c a n n o t e s c a p e th ro u g h th e w in d o w s . T w o b a tte re d sh ie ld s h a v e b e e n to s s e d in to th e n orth ea st c orn er o f th e ro om . T h e sh ie lds can b e u s e d. 13. A R M O R Y B oth doors to th is room are locked. T h e com m an d er an d a ll th e w arriors (2 n d le v e l figh ters) h ave ke ys. T h is ro om is fu ll o f rac ks on w h ich h an g a la rg e a s s ortm en t o f a rm or an d w e a p on s. T h is ro o m c o n ta in s le a th e r a n d c h a in m a il arm or in a ll h u m an siz es, an d a larg e n u m b er of sh o rt bo w s an d arrow s, sh ort sw ord s, s p e a rs , a n d sh ie ld s (m o re th a n e n o u g h o f ea ch fo r a ll p arty m em b ers). A ll th e pa rty's eq u ip m en t, in c lu d in g m ag ic ite m s an d s pe ll b oo k s, are store d h e re.

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14. IN T E R R O G A T IO N C H A M B E R
T h e s tra w o n th e flo o r o f th is ro o m is d i s c o lo r e d . A n u m b e r o f s tra n g e d e v ic e s l i n e th e w es t w a ll. In th e m id d le o f th e w a ll is a s h a llo w p it. T h is is a n in t e r r o g a t io n c h a m b e r . T h e s t a in s o n th e flo o r a re b lo o d . T h e p it is a fir e p it w ith th e a s h e s o f a n e a r lie r fir e in it . T h e r o o m c o n ta in s v a r i o u s in t e r r o g a t i o n d e v i c e s a n d t w o w ic k e d -lo o k in g w h ip s ( D 1 -2 ). a r o l l o f 1 -5 o n 1 d 6 . T h e g a m b lin g s t a k e s o n th e t a b le c o n s is t o f 2 4 g p a n d 5 2 s p . If th e fig h t e rs a r e a tt a c k e d b u t n o t k ille d o r s ile n c e d i m m e d ia t e l y , t h e y y e l l fo r h e lp . M a k e a n im m e d ia t e c h e c k t o s e e if a n y o f th e w a n d e r in g fi g h t e r s c o m e t o h e lp . W a n d e r in g fi g h t e r s a rr i v e in 1 -3 r o u n d s .

2 0 . C O M M A N D E R 'S B E D R O O M
T h is is o b v i o u s l y a b e d r o o m . T h e r e a r e t w o la r g e b e d s , t w o w a r d r o b e s , a d e s k , a ta b le , a n d s e v e r a l c h a ir s . T h e r e a r e o r n a t e ru g s o n t h e fl o o r T h e r e is a la r g e w in d o w in t h e o u t s id e w a l l, a d o o r d ir e c t l y a c r o s s fr o m t h e d o o r b y w h i c h y o u e n t e r e d , a n d a n o p e n d o o r w a y in t h e w a l l o p p o s it e th e w in d o w . If t h e c o m m a n d e r w a s n o t a le r t e d , a s h o r t s w o r d + 1 , p la t e m a i l a r m o r , a n d a s h i e ld + 1 a r e h a n g in g o n t h e w a l l. If t h e p a r t y g o e s t h r o u g h t h e o p e n d o o r w a y in t o r o o m 2 0 a , r e a d t h e f o l l o w in g : T h is a r e a a p p e a r s t o b e a b a t h . T h e r e is a s m a ll s t o v e a t t h e fa r e n d a n d a la r g e m e t a l t u b n e a r b y . C l o s e r t o t h e d o o r is a d r e s s in g t a b le w it h a m ir r o r . A d r a w e r in t h e d r e s s in g t a b le h a s a fa ls e b o t t o m t h a t c o n c e a ls 9 4 p p , 1 7 g p , a n d a c u r s e d d a g g e r -1 .

1 8 . C O M M A N D E R 'S D I N I N G R O O M
T h is a p p e a r s t o b e a d in in g r o o m . T h e r e is a la r g e o v a l ta b le in th e m i d d le o f th e r o o m s u r r o u n d e d b y s tr a i g h t c h a ir s . T h e fl o o r is ca r p e te d . A cl o s e d c a b i n e t is i n th e n e a r le ft c o r n e r . T w o la r g e w in d o w s a r e o n t h e fa r w a ll, a n d th e r e is a d o o r i n th e r i g h t w a ll, n e a r th e e n tr a n c e . T h is r o o m is u s e d b y th e c o m m a n d e r w h e n e n te r ta in in g v is it o r s . In s id e th e c a b in e t is a s e t o f s il v e r w a r e ( w o r t h 6 0 0 g p ) a n d fin e c h in a ( w o r th 2 0 0 g p ) . T h e r e is n o b o d y h e r e n ow .

1 5 . J A I L E R 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h is m e s s y b e d r o o m c o n t a in s a b e d . a ta b le, a ch a ir, a n d a lo t o f ra g g e d c lo t h in g . T h e g n o ll ja i le r li v e s in t h is r o o m . H e h a s a la r g e c h e s t h id d en u n d er t h e flo o r b o a rd s b e n e a t h h is b e d . It is tr a p p e d w it h a p o is o n n e e d le . A n y o n e w h o o p e n s th e c h e s t w it h o u t fir s t fin d in g a n d r e m o v in g t h e p o is o n n e e d l e m u s t m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . P o is o n o r d ie . T h e c h e s t c o n ta in s 3 0 0 g p .

1 9 . C O M M A N D E R 'S D I N I N G R O O M
T h is s e e m s t o b e a li v in g r o o m . T h e r e a r e so m e ta b les a n d a n u m b er o f c o m forta b le c h a ir s a r o u n d t h e r o o m . T h e fl o o r is c a r p e t e d . T h e r e is a w i n d o w a l o n g t h e l e ft w a l l a n d a d o o r in t h e fa r w a l l d ir e c t l y o p p o s it e t h e e n t r a n c e . T h e r e a r e t h r e e p e o p l e s e a t e d in c h a ir s a r o u n d a t a b l e a c r o s s fr o m t h e d o o r t h r o u g h w h i c h y o u en tere d . Y ou re c o g n iz e tw o o f th e m a s th e c o m m a n d e r a n d t h e v is it in g o f f i c e r . T h e y a r e w e a r in g l e a t h e r a r m o r . T h e t h ir d p e r s o n is a w o m a n d r e s s e d in o r d in a r y c l o t h e s . E a c h h o ld s a g la s s o f w i n e . T h e t h r e e p e o p le a r e t h e c o m m a n d e r , h is w if e , a n d t h e v is it in g o ff i c e r . B o t h t h e c o m m a n d e r a n d t h e v is it in g o f fi c e r a r e a r m e d w i t h d a g g e r s . T h e ir A C a n d d a m a g e r e fl e c t b o n u s e s fr o m d e x t e r it y a n d s tr e n g t h . T h e c o m m a n d e r 's w i f e d o e s n o t fi g h t . If t h e a la r m h a s b e e n r a is e d , t h e c o m m a n d e r is a r m e d w it h a s h o r t s w o r d + 1 a n d is w e a r in g p la t e m a il a n d a s h i e ld + 1 . B o t h t h e s e it e m s a r e lo c a t e d in r o o m 2 0 w h e n n o t w o r n . T h e v is it o r c a r r ie s a s h o rt s w o r d . T h e y c a n n o t b e s u r p r is e d o n c e t h e a la r m h a s b e e n g iv e n . T h e c o m m a n d e r c a rr ie s t w o k e y s : o n e u n lo c k s r o o m 1 , th e o t h e r r o o m 1 3 , H e w e a rs a p a ir o f g e m ea rr in g s w o rth 1 0 0 g p , t w o g o ld b r a c e l e t s w o r t h 3 0 0 g p e a c h , a n d a g o ld a n d d ia m o n d n e c k la c e w o rt h 7 5 0 g p . T h e v is it in g o ffic e r is w e a r in g a r i n g w o rt h 1 0 0 g p .

1 6 . W IN E S T O R A G E R O O M
T h is r o o m c o n ta in s b a rr e ls a n d k e g s o f v a r i o u s s iz e s . S e v e r a l ra c k s a r o u n d t h e r o o m a r e fill e d w it h b o tt le s ly in g o n t h e ir s id e s . T h is r o o m is u s e d t o s t o r e liq u o r . T h e b a r r e ls a r e fil le d w it h a le , a n d t h e k e g s a n d b o t t le s a r e filled w ith w in e. A w in e ra ck in th e s o u th - w e s t c o r n e r d o u b le s a s a s e c r e t d o o r t o th e tr e a s u r y (r o o m 4 2 ). T o o p e r a t e th e d o o r, o n e m u s t p u ll o n th e s e c o n d w in e b o tt le fr o m t h e le ft o n th e b o tt o m s h e l f.

21. VISITOR'S QUARTERS
T h is is o b v i o u s ly a b e d r o o m , w i t h a la r g e b e d , a w a rd r o b e , a d e s k , a ta b le, a n d s e v e r a l c h a ir s . T h e r e a r e a fe w s m a ll r u g s o n t h e fl o o r . T h e r e is a la r g e w in d o w in t h e le ft w a ll, a n d a n o p e n d o o r w a y t o y o u r r ig h t . O t h e r w is e , t h e r o o m a p p e a r s t o b e e m p ty , T h e r o o m is e m p t y . If th e p a rt y g o e s th r o u g h th e o p en d o o r w a y in to ro o m 2 1 a, rea d th e fo llo w in g : T h is a r e a a p p e a r s t o b e a b a t h . T h e r e is a s m a ll s to v e a t th e fa r en d a n d a la rg e m eta l tu b n ea rb y . C lo s e r t o th e d o o r is a d r es s in g ta b le w it h a m ir r o r. T h is r o o m is e m p t y .

17. C O M M O N L IV IN G R O O M
N O T E : T h e f o l lo w in g d e s c r ip t io n a s s u m e s t h e p a rt y e n t e r s t h is r o o m fr o m t h e w e s t a lo n g t h e n o rt h w a ll. If t h e y e n t e r fr o m a n o th er d i r e c t i o n , a d ju s t t h e d es crip t io n a cc o rd in g ly . T h is is a n e n o r m o u s r o o m w it h m a n y t a b le s a n d c o m fo r t a b le c h a ir s . T h e w a l l t o y o u r le ft a n d t h e fa r w a ll e a c h h a v e fo u r w in d o w s . T h e r e is a d o o r in t h e m id d le o f th e fa r w a ll th a t s e e m s t o le a d o u ts id e . T w o m e n d r e s s e d in le a t h er a r e s ea t e d a t a ta b le in th e fa r le ft c o r n e r, r o ll in g d ic e . T h e t w o m e n a r e v e t e r a n s ( 1 s t le v e l fi g h t e rs ) a r m e d w it h d a g g e r s . T h e y a r e c o m p l e t e l y a b s o r b e d in t h e ir g a m e , a n d a r e s u r p r is e d o n

22. VISITOR'S QUARTERS
T h is is o b v io u s ly a b e d r o o m , w ith a la r g e b ed , a w a rd ro b e, a d es k , a ta b le, a n d s e v era l c h a irs . T h e r e a r e a fe w s m a ll r u g s o n t h e flo o r. T h e r e is a la r g e w in d o w in th e le ft w a ll, a n d a n o p e n d o o r w a y t o y o u r r ig h t. O th erw is e th e ro o m ap p ea rs to b e em p ty . T h e r o o m is e m p t y . If th e p a rt y g o e s t h r o u g h th e o p en d o o r w a y in t o r o o m 2 2 a , r ea d th e fo llo w in g :

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2 6 . F E M A L E V E T E R A N 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h is a r e a a p p e a r s t o b e a b a t h . T h e r e is a s m a ll s to v e a t th e fa r en d a n d a la r g e m e t a l tu b n ea rb y . C lo s e r to th e d o o r is a d r e s s in g ta b le w it h a m ir r o r . T h is r o o m is e m p t y . T h e w o m a n w h o liv e s in th is r o o m is cu r r e n tly in th e lu n ch r o o m . T h e r e is ch a in m a il a r m o r in th e w a r d r o b e . T h e m a n w h o l i v e s in t h is r o o m is c u r r e n t l y in t h e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o rt s w o r d . T h e r e is c h a in m a i l a r m o r in t h e w a r d r o b e . T h e r e a r e 4 g p a n d 7 s p h id d e n u n d e r t h e m a ttress,

2 7 . F E M A L E W A R R I O R 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h is r o o m is s li g h tl y d i f f e r e n t fr o m th e o th e rs. S et a p art fr o m th e re st o f th e r o o m in th e n e a r le ft c o r n e r is a lo w ta b le s u r r o u n d e d b y fo u r co m f o r ta b le ch airs . T h er e is a d es k in th e far le ft c o r n e r, a n d a s w o r d h a n g s o n th e w a ll b e sid e it. S e ate d at th e d e s k is a w o m a n d r e ss e d in le ath er, w ritin g a letter. T h is w o m a n is a w a r r i o r ( 2 n d le v e l fi g h t e r ) . In e a s y r e a c h o f h e r is a s h o r t s w o r d + 1 . B e c a u s e o f h e r s tr e n g th , s h e d o e s 1 e x tr a p o i n t o f d a m a g e p e r a tta c k . S h e c a r r ie s a la r g e p o u c h o n h e r b e lt c o n ta i n in g 1 0 g p , 2 1 s p , a n d 2 0 c p . S h e h a s a k e y r i n g w ith t w o k e y s : o n e t o h e r r o o m a n d o n e t o th e a r m o r y (ro o m 1 3 ).

32. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h er e is a s w o rd o n th e lo w ta b le a n d ch a in m a il a r m o r d r a p e d o v e r t h e c h a ir. A m a n w ea rin g lea th er a rm o r is as le ep o n th e b ed . T h e m a n is a v e t e r a n (1 s t le v e l fig h t e r). T h e s w o rd is a s h o r t s w o r d . T h e d ra w e r in th e ta b l e c o n ta in s 6 g p , 8 s p , a n d 2 c p .

2 3 . V I S I T O R 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h is is o b v io u s l y a b e d r o o m , w ith a la r g e b e d , a w ar d r o b e , a d e s k , a ta b le, a n d s e v e r al ch a irs . T h er e ar e a fe w s m a ll r u g s o n th e fl o o r . T h e r e is a la r g e w in d o w in th e left w all, an o th er a cr o ss th e r o o m fr o m th e d o o r , a n d a n o p e n d o o r w a y t o y o u r r ig h t. O th er w ise, th e r o o m ap p e ar s to b e e m p ty. T h e v i s i t i n g o ffi c e r is q u a r te r e d h e r e . H e r th in g s a r e in th e w a r d r o b e . In a d d iti o n t o c l o t h i n g , th e re is p late m a il ar m o r , a s h ield , an d a lon g s w ord . T h ere is als o a b a g o f h o ld in g th a t co n ta in s 2 ,0 0 0 g p a n d 6 ,0 0 0 s p . If th e p art y g o es th r o u g h th e o p e n d o o r w a y in to r o o m 2 3 a , r e a d th e fo llo w in g : T h is a r e a a p p e a r s t o b e a b a th . T h e r e is a sm all sto v e at th e far en d a n d a lar g e m etal tu b n ear b y. C lo ser to th e d o o r is a d re ssin g ta b le w ith a m ir r o r. T h is r o o m is e m p t y.

33. Q U A R T E R S
T h is is id e n t i c a l t o t h e o t h e r b e d r o o m s , b u t it a p p e a r s t o b e u n u s e d . T h is r o o m is e m p t y .

35. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h er e is a s w o r d h an g in g o n a ra ck o n th e w all. T h e o c cu p a n t o f th is r o o m is w o r k in g o u t in th e e x e r cis e r o o m ( r o o m 6 ) . T h e s w o r d is a sh o rt s w o r d . T h er e is ch ain m ail ar m o r in th e w ar d r o b e.

28. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e r e is a s w o r d h a n g in g o n a r a c k o n th e w a ll. T h e m a n w h o liv e s in th is r o o m is cu rr e n t ly in th e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o r t s w o r d . T h er e is c h a in m a il a r m o r in th e w a r d r o b e.

2 4 -4 1 . O F F IC E R S 'Q U A R T E R S
A l l t h e o f f i c e r s a t t h is o u t p o s t h a v e p r i v a t e q u a r t e r s . T h e r o o m s in t h is s e c t i o n a r e a l l id e n t i c a l. T h e y c o n t a in a s in g l e b e d , a w a r d r o b e , a t a b l e w it h a c h a ir p u l l e d u p t o it , a l o w t a b le n e a r t h e b e d , a n d a c h a ir n e a r t h e lo w ta b le.

29. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e r e is a s w o r d h a n g in g o n a r a c k o n t h e w all. T h e m a n w h o li v e s in t h is r o o m is c u r r e n t l y in t h e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o r t s w o r d . T h e r e is c h a in m a i l a r m o r in t h e w a r d r o b e . T h e d r a w e r in th e t a b le c o n ta in s 1 g p a n d 3 s p .

36. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h ere is a s w o rd o n th e lo w ta b le a n d ch a in m a il a r m o r d r a p e d o v e r t h e ch a ir . A m a n w ea r in g lea th er a r m o r is a s le ep o n th e b ed . T h e m a n is a v e t e r a n ( 1 s t le v e l fig h t e r). T h e s w o rd is a s h o rt s w o r d . A p o u c h a t ta c h e d t o h is b e lt c o n ta in s 3 g p , 4 s p , a n d 2 c p .

24. FEMALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e r e i s a s w o r d o n t h e l o w t a b le a n d ch ain m ail ar m o r d ra p ed o v e r th e ch air. A w o m a n in le a th e r a r m o r is a s le e p o n th e b ed. T h e w o m a n is a v e t e r a n ( 1 s t le v e l fi g h t e r ) . T h e s w o r d is a s h o rt s w o r d . S h e h as h id d e n 4 g p , 4 s p , a n d 4 c p u n d e r h e r m a ttr e s s.

30. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e re is a s w o r d h a n g i n g o n a ra c k o n t h e

37. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e r e is a s w o r d h a n g in g o n a ra c k o n t h e w a ll. T h e m a n w h o li v e s in t h is r o o m is c u rr e n t ly in t h e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o rt s w o r d . T h e r e is c h a in m a i l a r m o r in t h e w a r d r o b e . T h e w a r d r o b e a ls o h o ld s a s m a l l p o u c h c o n ta in in g 6 g p a n d 2 s p .

w a ll. T h e m a n w h o li v e s in t h is r o o m is c u r r e n t ly in th e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o r t s w o r d . T h e r e is c h a i n m a il a r m o r in t h e w a rd r o b e.

25. F E M A L E V E T E R A N 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h e w o m a n w h o li v e s in t h is r o o m is c u r r e n t l y in t h e lu n c h r o o m . T h e r e is c h a in m a i l a r m o r a n d a s h o r t s w o r d in t h e w a r d r o b e . T h e r e is a fa ls e b o t t o m in t h e t a b le d r a w e r t h a t c o n c e a ls 7 g p , 5 s p , a n d 1 0 c p .

31. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h e r e is a s w o r d h a n g in g o n a ra c k o n t h e w a ll.

38. MALE VETERAN'S QUARTERS
T h er e is a s w o rd h a n g in g o n a r a ck o n t h e w a ll.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE
T h e m a n w h o liv e s in th is ro o m is cu rre n tl y in th e lu n ch ro o m . T h e s w o rd is a sh o rt s w o rd . T h e re is ch a in m a il a rm o r in th e w ardrob e. 3 9 . M A L E W A R R I O R 'S Q U A R T E R S T h is r o o m is d iffe r e n t fr o m th e o th er b e d r o o m s . S e t a p a rt fr o m th e r e st o f th e r o o m in th e le ft c o rn e r is a lo w ta b le s u rr o u n d e d b y f o u r c o m f o r ta b le c h a ir s. T h e r e is a d e sk in th e fa r le ft c o rn e r, a n d a s w o r d a n d a s h ie ld h a n g o n th e w a ll b e s id e it. T h e m a n w h o liv e s in th is r o o m is c u r r e n tly in th e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a s h o rt s w o r d ; a n d th e s h ie ld is o f n o r m a l m a k e . T h e r e is a s e t o f c h a in m a il + 1 in th e w a r d -r o b e . A s m a ll p u r s e h id d e n in a c h a ir c o n ta in s 7 g p and 12 sp. 4 0 . M A L E W A R R I O R 'S Q U A R T E R S T h is r o o m is d iffe r e n t fr o m th e o th e r b e d r o o m s . S e t a p a r t fr o m th e r e s t o f th e r o o m in th e le ft c o r n e r is a lo w ta b le su rr o u n d e d b y fo u r c o m f o r ta b le c h a ir s. T h e r e is a d e sk in th e fa r le ft c o r n er, a n d a s w o r d a n d a sh ie ld h a n g o n th e w a ll b e s id e it.
T h e w e s t w a ll o f t h is r o o m is p a n e le d w ith w o o d . If t h e p a n e l n e a r e s t t h e n o r t h w a ll is p r e s s e d ju s t a b o v e e y e le v e l f o r a n o r m a l h u m a n , t h e s e c r e t d o o r t o t h e tr e a s u r y w i l l o p e n . O n e o f t h e c h a irs s u rr o u n d in g t h e ta b le in t h is c o r n e r is b a c k e d u p in t o th is c o r n er, s o th e c h a ir m u s t b e m o v e d in o r d e r t o o p e n t h e d o or.

T h e m a n w h o liv e s in th is r o o m is c u r r e n tly in th e lu n c h r o o m . T h e s w o r d is a n o r m a l s h o r t s w o r d ; th e s h ie ld is a s h ie ld + 1 . T h e r e is a s e t o f c h a in m a il a r m o r in th e w a r d r o b e . A s e c r e t c o m p a r tm e n t in th e b o tto m o f th e w a r d r o b e c o n c e a ls 8 g p a n d 20 sp.

42. T R E A SU R Y 4 1 . M A L E W A R R I O R 'S Q U A R T E R S
T h is r o o m is d iffe r e n t fr o m th e o th e r b e d r o o m s . S e t a p a r t fr o m t h e r e s t o f th e r o o m in th e le ft c o r n er is a lo w ta b le s u rr o u n d e d b y f o u r c o m f o r t a b l e c h a ir s . T h e r e is a d e s k in t h e fa r le ft c o r n er, a n d a s w o r d a n d a s h ie ld h a n g o n th e w a ll b e s id e it. A m a n d r e s s e d in l e a t h e r is a s le e p o n t h e b e d . T h is m a n is a w a r r io r ( 2 n d le v e l fi g h t e r ). H is s u p e r i o r s t r e n g t h g i v e s h i m + 1 t o d a m a g e in a n y a tt a c k . H e is w e a r in g l e a t h e r a r m o r a n d h a s a d a g g e r in h is b e lt . T h e s h o r t s w o r d a n d s h ie ld a r e o f n o r m a l m a k e . T h e r e is p la t e m a i l a r m o r in t h e w a r d r o b e . A k e y o n b e d -s id e ta b l e u n l o c k s t h e a r m o r y ( r o o m 1 3 ). A lo c k e d m e t a l b o x in t h e b o t t o m o f t h e w a r d -r o b e c o n t a in s 1 9 g p a n d 2 0 s p . T h is r o o m is e m p t y e x c e p t fo r a n u m b e r o f s a c k s a lo n g t h e fa r w a ll. T h is r o o m c o n t a in s m o s t o f t h e v a lu a b l e s o f th e o u t p o s t. T w o s m a ll s a c k s c o n t a in 2 0 0 p p e a c h . S i x la r g e s a c k s c o n t a in 5 0 0 g p e a c h . T h r e e la r g e s a c k s c o n t a in 5 0 0 s p e a c h . A m o n g t h e s a c k s is a m e d iu m -s iz e d ir o n b o x th a t is s e c u r e ly lo c k e d . It w e i g h s 1 0 0 c n , a n d c a n n o t b e o p e n e d b y f o r c e . A t h ie f c a n p ic k th e lo c k , o r a k n o c k s p e l l w i ll o p e n it, b u t t h e b o x c a n n o t b e f o r c e d o p e n . T h e b o x c o n t a in s t h r e e v ia ls , e a c h c o n t a in in g a p o t i o n o f g r o w t h , a s w e ll a s a r in g o f fir e r e s is t a n ce a n d a r o d o f c a n ce ll a tio n .

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T h e fo llo w in g le g e n d is v e r y w e ll k n o w n . A ll th e p la y e r ch a r a cte r s s h o u ld b e q u ite fa m iliar w ith it. T h e in fo r m a tio n o f th is s e ctio n ca n b e fr e ely g iv e n to th e p la ye r s . T h e C h u r ch o f th e H o l y S a n ct u a r y is o n e o f th e la r g e s t a n d m o s t p o p u la r r e li g i o n s o f th e c o u n tr y in w h i ch th e p la y e r ch a r a cte r s live. T h e religion is an offsh o ot fr o m th e p olyth eistic faith p ra cticed th r o u g h o u t m o st o f th e s u rr o u n d in g la n d s. It g r e w o u t o f a n in cid e n t th a t h a p p e n e d m o r e th a n 3 0 0 y e a r s a g o . A t th a t tim e , th e r e w e r e m a n y p la ce s d e d ica te d to th e w o r s h ip o f th e g o d s. A s m all s a n ctu ar y in th e ca p ital city o f th e k in g d o m w a s o n e o f th ose sites. O n e d a y, a w o m an w h o w a s v er y sick w en t to th is s a n ctu a r y t o p r a y t o th e g o d s to m a k e h e r w e ll a g a in . W h ile s h e w a s p r a yin g a lo n e in th e s a n ctu a r y, a b e in g ca lle d N a m y a ts a p p e a r e d t o t h e w o m a n . H e t o l d th e w o m a n th at th e re lig io n o f h e r p e o p le w a s fa ls e, a n d th a t h e w a s th e o n l y tr u e g o d . T o p r o v e th is , h e laid h is h a n d s o n th e w o m an an d cu re d h e r o f h e r illn e ss . H e als o le ft b e h in d o n th e alta r a w o n d er fu l m a gical b ell. T h e b e ll, o f o r d in a r y s i ze a n d s h a p e , w a s m a d e o f p u r e s t p la tin u m . W h a t m a d e it r e m a r k a b le w a s th a t it h a d n o cla p p e r ,

In s te a d , it r a n g m a g i ca ll y w h e n e v e r it w a s p ick ed u p . T h e sto r y o f th e m ira cle in th e H ol y S a n ctu a r y h a s s p r e a d fa r a n d w id e . E a ch y e a r , o n th e a n n i v e r s a r y o f th e m ir a cle , th o u s a n d s o f p e o p le fl o ck to th e s m a ll b u ild in g , h o p in g t o b e c u r e d b y N a m y a ts . T h e y cr o w d in t o th e s a n ctu a r y , a h u n d r e d o r s o a t a tim e , a n d p r a y a s th e cle r g y s in g s th e s a cr e d w o r d s a n d lifts th e m a g ica l b ell. M o s t a re d is a p p o in te d , b u t s o m a n y h a v e h a d th e ir p r a ye r s a n s w e r e d th at th e r e lig io n h as flo u ris h e d e v e r s in ce. A ll th a t c h a n g e d a b o u t fi v e y e a r s a g o . A t th a t tim e , th er e w a s a cle r ic o f th e C h u r ch o f th e H o l y S a n ctu ar y w h o s e n a m e w a s E lw yn . E lw yn w as v er y d e d ica te d to th e C h u r ch , a n d h a d b e e n w ell re w ar d e d b y th e P atr iar ch s a n d M a tr ia r ch s o f th e C h u r ch . B u t th a t, a p p a r e n tl y, w a s n o t e n o u g h . T h e r e w e r e r u m o r s th a t E lw yn h a d b e g u n p r a cticin g w ith e d g e d w e a p o n s a n d r e s e a r ch in g th e s p e lls o f th e m a gic u s ers, tr yin g to lear n th e ab ilities o f th e o th e r cla s s e s . T h is w a s a s e rio u s ch a r g e , in d e e d . B u t b e f o r e a n y o n e c o u ld p r o v e th e c h a r g e s , E l w y n v a n is h e d w ith o u t a tr a c e . A n d to th e h o r r o r o f th e p e o p le , th e s a cr e d b e ll o f N a m y a ts th a t w a s k e p t in t h e H o l y S a n ctu a r y w a s g o n e , to o ! T h e C h u r ch o f th e H o l y S a n ctu a r y h a s b e e n in a s tate o f crisis e v e r sin ce. T h e faith -

fu l s t i ll c o m e t o t h e S a n c t u a r y o n t h e h o l y d a y , b u t th e r e h a v e b e e n n o m ir a cu lo u s cu r e s s in c e t h e b e l l v a n is h e d . T h e n u m b e r s o f t h e fa it h fu l h a v e d e c r e a s e d in r e c e n t y e a rs . A b o u t tw o y e a rs a g o , ru m o rs o f a p o w e r fu l fo rce b eg a n to sp rin g u p . It w a s s a id th at s o m eo n e h a d b u ilt a la r g e , m o n s t r o u s fo r t r e s s in a d is t a n t s e c t i o n o f t h e c o u n t r y , a n d t h a t t h o s e w h o a t t e m p t e d t o in v e s t i g a t e it h a d n o t retu rn ed . R ec en tly , ru m o rs h a v e b een circu la tin g th a t E lw y n m ig h t b e b eh in d th is m y s ter y . B e c a u s e o f t h e p a rt y 's g r o w in g r e p u t a t io n , th e y h a v e b e e n a s k e d b y th e K in g to in v e s t ig a t e t h e fo rt r e s s , d e t e r m in e if E l w y n is in v o l v e d , r e c o v e r th e s a c r e d b e ll i f it c a n b e fo u n d , a n d b r in g E l w y n t o ju s t ic e if p o s s ib le. T h e p a r t y is p r o m is e d 5 0 0 g p a p i e c e t o in v e s t i g a t e t h e fo r t r e s s , 1 ,0 0 0 g p a p i e c e t o r e c o v e r t h e b e l l, a n d a n a d d it i o n a l 1 ,0 0 0 g p a p ie c e if th e y a r e a b le t o b r in g E lw y n t o ju s t ic e . I f t h e p a rt y s o r e q u e s t s , t h e y a r e g i v e n a n a d v a n c e p a y m e n t o f 5 0 % w it h w h ic h th e y c a n b u y n o n - m a g i c a l e q u ip m e n t a n d s u p p lies. A l o c a l g u id e is p r o v id e d t o ta k e t h e p a rt y th ro u g h th e w ild ern e s s to th e m y s t er io u s fo r tr e s s . H e w il l n o t , u n d e r a n y c ir c u m s t a n c e s , a c c o m p a n y t h e p a rt y in t o t h e fo rt r e s s . T h e p a rt y a rr i v e s o n th e a n n i v e rs a r y o f th e m ir a c le.

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N o tes fo r th e D u n g eo n M aste r
E lw yn is a w o m a n , b u t th e in for m atio n ab o v e h a s b e e n w r itte n in s u c h a w a y s o t h e p a r t y w ill assu m e E lw yn is m ale. A llo w th e p arty to b elieve th is so th at th e y w ill n ot realize im m e d ia te ly th a t th e w o m a n 's v o i ce th e y h e a r w h e n e x p l o r in g t h e f o r tr e s s is a ct u a ll y t h e v oice of E lw yn . N o te t h a t t h e f o r tr e s s is b u ilt a s a d o u b le s p ir a l. T h e r e is a s e cr e t c o r r i d o r t h a t r u n s alo n g s id e o f th e r o o m s a n d c o rrid o r s th r o u g h w h i c h th e p a r t y w ill tr a v e l. T h is c o r r i d o r is u se d b y E lw yn to o b ser v e th e p arty alo n g t h e w a y. S h e o c ca sio n all y p r o v id e s h i n t s to t h e p art y w h e n th e y g et b o g g e d d o w n (alw a ys, o f c o u r s e , in a d e r o g a t o r y v o i c e a c c o m p a n i e d b y a d ia b o li ca l la u g h ) , fe e lin g s e c u r e in h e r p o w er a n d a b ility to d e fe at t h e p arty a n ytim e she ch o oses. U n le ss o th er w is e state d , th e r o o m s a r e n o t lit. T h e p a r t y m u s t p r o v id e th e ir o w n li g h t. T h e o n l y d o o r s in th e fo r tr e ss (e x ce p t f o r th e e n tr a n ce a n d th e ir o n d o o r b e tw e e n r o o m s 1 a n d 2 ) a r c s e cr e t. O n c e d e te c te d , th e y o p e n easily. T h e D M s h o u l d c o p y th e t w o tr e a s u r e m a p s a h e a d o f tim e a n d b e p r e p a r e d to h a n d th e m o u t t o t h e p la y e r s . T h e tr e a s u r e m a p s n e e d n o t b e d r a w n to s ca le. T h e r e a r e n o w a n d e r in g m o n s te r s in E lw y n 's f o rtr es s. If d e s ir e d , y o u ca n a d d w a n d e rin g m o n ster e n co u n te rs in th e w ild e r n e ss th r o u g h w h ich th e p a rt y tr a v e ls to re a ch th e fo rtr es s, b u t it is im p o rta n t n o t to h a v e th e p a r t y s e r io u s l y w e a k e n e d b e f o r e th e a d v e n tu re b e gin s ! o p p o n e n t s m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . p o is o n . T h e la ir o f t h e t r o g l o d y t e s c a n b e fo u n d in th e fo r e s t a s h o rt d i s t a n c e fr o m t h e p a t h . It co n s is ts o f a h o llo w in a s m a ll clea rin g w i t h a n o p e n in g t h a t le a d s t o a n u n d e r g r o u n d la ir . T h e tr o g l o d y t e s ' tr e a s u r e c o n s is t s o f fi v e la r g e s a c k s , t w o v ia ls , a n d a p ie c e o f p a r c h m e n t w it h s o m e fa d e d w r it in g o n i t . T w o o f t h e s a c k s c o n t a in 5 0 0 s p e a c h , t w o c o n t a in 5 0 0 g p e a c h , a n d o n e c o n t a in s 5 0 0 p p . T h e t w o v ia ls e a ch c o n ta in p o t io n s o f h e a lin g . T h e p a r ch m e n t is T r ea s u r e M a p # 1 ( g iv e a c o p y o f t h e m a p to t h e p la y ers at t h i s t i m e ) , s h o w in g t h e lo c a t io n o f th e tr e a s u r e in r o o m 5 . T h e p a r t y m u s t d e f e a t t h e t r o g lo d y t e s b efo r e th ey ca n e n t e r th e fo rtres s . It is im p o rt a n t t h a t th e y fin d t h e la ir a n d lo c a t e t h e p o t io n s a n d th e tr e a s u r e m a p . G i v e t h e p la y ers h i n t s , o r e v en a l i t t l e a d vic e, to g et th e m to lo o k fo r t h e la ir. T h is is th e v o ice o f E lw yn , s p ea k in g fr o m h er s e cr e t o b s er v a tio n co r r id o r . T h e p ar ty is fr e e to ta k e h e r a d v ice a n d le a v e — b u t t h i s e n d s th e a d v e n tu r e . If th e p a r t y c o n tin u e s , w a it u n til th e e n tir e p ar ty h a s cr o s s e d t h e ar e a o n th e m a p in d ica te d b y a d o tte d lin e ( b etw e e n r o o m s 1 a n d 2 ). th e n r e a d th e fo llo w in g : Suddenly, you hear a re s o u n d in g " B O O M !" b e h in d y o u . W h e n y o u tu r n a r o u n d , y o u s e e th a t a s o lid ir o n d o o r h a s d es cen d e d in to th e co rrid o r, b lo ck in g yo u r a v e n u e o f e s ca p e . Y o u a ls o n o tic e th a t a s m a ll p a n el in th e e ast w all h as o p e n e d . T h e o p e n p a n e l r e v e a ls a n o b v i o u s k e yh o le . W h e n th e p r o p er k e y is in s erted in to th e h o le a n d tu r n e d , th e d o o r w ill r is e. E lw yn h a s th e o n l y k e y . T h e lo c k a n d th e d o o r c a n n o t b e op en ed b y a t h i e f 's o p en Jo cks sk ill, or w ith a kn o ck s p ell.

1. E N T R A N C E
A s y o u e m e r g e o n c e a g a in fr o m th e fo r es t, y o u fin a ll y g e t a g o o d lo o k a t t h e fo rt r e s s . T h e w a l ls a r e f u l l y 3 0 fe e t h i g h , a n d t h e ja g g e d s h a p e o f t h e o u t s id e l o o k s lik e a b la c k d r a g o n 's t e e t h w h e n it o p e n s it s m o u t h t o b r e a t h e . T h e w a l ls a r e in d e e d m a d e o f ir o n . T h er e is a d o o r v is ib le in t h e s o u t h w e s t c o r n er. T h e on ly en tra n c es to th e b u i l d i n g are th e v i s ib l e e n t r a n c e a n d t h e s e c r e t d o o r n e a r it . (T h e s ecret d o or b etw een ro o m s 2 an d 3 on th e m a p lea d s to th e lo w er le ve l, n ot to th e o u t s i d e .) It is r e c o m m e n d e d t h a t y o u n o t a ll o w t h e p a rt y t o fin d t h e s e c r e t e n t r a n c e a t th is tim e — if th e y d o . T h e y a v o id a ll th e tra p s , tr i c k s , a n d e n c o u n t e r s , a n d fin d E l w y n a t room 16 a. T h e v is ib le e n tra n c e o p e n s ea s ily . T h e c o r r id o r b e h in d t h e d o o r is d a r k . T h e c o r r id o r p r o c e e d s n o rt h fr o m th e d o o r . A ft e r a b o u t t e n fe e t, it o p e n s u p in t o a w id e a r e a t o y o u r le ft a b o u t 3 0 f e e t n o rt h -s o u t h b y 2 0 fe e t e a s t - w e s t. T h e a r e a a p p e a rs t o b e e m p ty. T h e a r e a is e m p t y . W h e n t h e p a r t y h a s a s s e m b l e d in t h is r o o m , r e a d th e fo l lo w in g : A m u s ic a l, lo w -p it c h e d fe m a l e v o ic e fil ls t h e a ir , s a y in g , " W h o d a r e s t o e n t e r t h e S h r in e o f E l w y n u n b id d e n ? T u r n b a c k ! T U R N B A C K N O W , f o r a h e a d li e s c e r t a in d e a t h ! " T h e v o i c e t h e n b r e a k s in t o a d ia b o li c a l la u g h .

2. D AIS
T o y o u r le ft y o u se e an o p e n area a b o u t 3 0 fe e t n o r t h -s o u th b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t e a s tw e s t. T h e a r e a s e e m s t o b e e m p t y e x ce p t f o r a r a is e d a r e a o c cu p y in g th e m id d le o f th e w est w all. T h e rais ed ar ea is a b o u t h alf a fo o t a b o v e th e flo o r a n d lo o k s lik e p o lish ed ston e. T h ere is a p ed estal in th e m id d le o f t h e raise d area. It is a b o u t th ree feet h i g h a n d tw o fe e t s q u a r e , a n d a p p e a r s to b e m ad e o f w o od . O n to p o f th e p e d estal is a b la ck b ell. T h e a lta r is m a d e o f m a r b le, to o h e a v y t o b e m o v e d . T h e p e d e s tal is a s o lid b lo ck o f m a h o g a n y ; it ca n b e m o v e d , a lth o u g h it is ex trem ely h e a v y. A t least fo u r p arty m e m b ers are n e ed e d to m o v e it. It w o u ld b e w o rth 5 0 0 g p o n th e o p e n m a r k e t. T h e b e ll is a n o r m a l b e ll m a d e o f w r o u g h t ir o n , a n d is w o r th ab o u t 1 g p . T h e s e cr e t d o o r b e tw e e n r o o m s 2 a n d 3 lea d s to a stair w a y th at is m o r e fu ll y d e s cr ib e d u n d e r r o o m 5 . It is b e tte r if th e p art y d o es n o t d is c o v e r it at th is t i m e .

O U TSID E T H E F O R T R ESS
Y o u h a v e tra v e le d far in to th e w ild er n ess, a n d fin a ll y y o u h a v e a r riv e d at y o u r d e s tin a ti o n — th e m y s te rio u s f o r tr e s s th at yo u su sp e ct m a y h a rb or E lw yn a n d th e m y s ti c b e ll o f N a m y a ts . Y o u r g u i d e h a s tu r n e d b a c k a f t e r p o i n ti n g o u t t h e fi n a l d ir e ctio n y o u m u s t tra v e l. Y o u f o ll o w a p ath th a t le a d s o u t o f th e f o r e s t a n d i n t o a cl e a r i n g . T h e r e , b e f o r e y o u , is a n e n o r m o u s b u ild in g . It is n e a rl y b la ck , a n d l o o k s a s if it m ig h t b e m a d e o f ir on . S u d d en l y, th er e is a h o rrid s m ell a s fo u r u g l y h u m a n o i d s s u d d e n l y e m e r g e fr o m th e fo re st to y o u r le ft! T h e h u m a n o id s a r e tr o g l o d yte s . B e ca u s e t h e y h a v e t h e a b il it y t o b l e n d i n w i t h t h e ir s u r r o u n d i n g s , th e y s u r p r is e o n a 1 - 4 o n d 6 . T h eir s m ell is n a u se atin g , g iv in g th eir o p p o n e n ts a -2 p e n a lt y t o th e ir h it r o lls u n le s s th e

3. ALTAR
If t h e p a r l y h a s b e e n q u i e t a s t h e y p r o c e e d n o r th th r o u g h th e c o r r id o r , r e a d th e f o llo w in g: Y o u h e ar a lo w m u r m u r o f v o ices co m in g fr o m th e n o rth . A s th e p ar t y e n ter s th e r o o m :

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THE SANCTUARY OF ELWYN THE ARDENT

T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p e n a r e a a b o u t 3 0 fe et ea s t -w es t b y a b o u t 2 0 fe et n o rth -s o u th . T h e en tire len g th o f th e w est w a ll is o ccu p ied b y a n a lta r. T h e r o o m is d im ly lit b y a fe w ca n d les o n th e a ltar. K n e elin g a t th e a lta r are s ix h u m a n fig u res w ea rin g p la te m a il a rm o r; th e y a r e m a k in g a lo w , ch a n t in g s o u n d . T h es e a re s ix a c o ly t es (1 s t le v e l c ler ics ) a r m ed w ith m a ces . T h e y are fo llo w ers o f E lw y n . If th e d o o r tr a p w a s tr ig g e r e d o r th e p a rt y w a s n o is y c o m in g d o w n th e c o r r id o r , t h e a c o l y t e s a r e a w a r e o f th eir c o m in g ; o th er w is e th e p a rty ca n s u rp ris e th e a c o ly t es . If th e p a rt y tries to s n ea k p a s t t h is r o o m w it h o u t a le r t in g t h e a c o l y t e s , th ere is a 2 5 % ch a n ce th ey ca n d o s o. If th e a co ly tes n o t ice th e p a rty , th e y a tta ck . T h e r e is n o t h in g o f v a lu e in t h is r o o m , a n d th e a c o l y t e s a r e n o t c a rr y in g a n y w e a lt h .

y o u fa ll in to th e d a r k n e s s , la n d in g o n th e fl o o r b e l o w . T h e fl o o r s w in g s b a c k i n t o p o sitio n a b o v e y o u , cr e atin g a str o n g g u s t o f air th at ex tin g u is h es all tor ch es a n d la n ter n s.

5a. T R A P R O O M
N o o n e in t h e p a rt y ta k e s a n y d a m a g e fr o m th e s lid e . P a rt y m e m b e r s w ith in fr a v is io n c a n s e e . W h e n lig h t is r e s t o r e d , t h e r e m a in in g p a r t y m e m b e r s a ls o s e e t h e fo l lo w in g : Y o u a r e in a r o o m a b o u t 3 0 fe e t s q u a r e . It a p p e a r s t o b e e m p t y . A c o r r id o r l e a d s o ff in o n e d ir e c t io n . T h e r o o m is e m p t y . T h e p a rt y is n o w o n t h e lo w e r le v e l o f t h e fo rt r e s s . T h e c o rr id o r le a d s t o r o o m 5 b , a n d t h e n t o a s e r ie s o f s t e p s t h a t w il l r e t u r n t h e p a r t y t o t h e u p p e r le v e l, a s s h o w n o n t h e m a p o f t h e lo w e r le v e l,

4. D AIS
T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p e n a r e a a b o u t 3 0 fe et ea s t -w es t b y a b o u t 2 0 fe et n o rth -s o u th . T h e a rea see m s to b e e m p ty e xc ep t for a n a lta r s i m ila r t o t h e o n e y o u s a w e a r li e r . T h er e is a p ed es ta l in th e m id d le o f th e a ltar. O n to p o f th e p ed es ta l is a b e ll th a t a p p ea rs to b e m a d e o f a red d is h m eta l. T h e a lt a r is m a d e o f m a r b le , t o o h e a v y t o b e m o v e d . T h e p e d e s t a l is a s o l id b lo c k o f m a h o g a n y ; it c a n b e m o v e d , a lt h o u g h it is e x tr e m e l y h ea v y . A t lea s t fo u r p a rt y m e m b e rs a r e n e e d e d t o m o v e it. It w o u ld b e w o r th 5 0 0 g p o n t h e o p e n m a r k e t . T h e b e ll is a n o r m a l b e ll m a d e o f c o p p e r, a n d is w o rt h a b o u t 5 g p .

5b. ORC LAIR
Y o u see a lar ge ro o m , p erh ap s 5 0 feet lon g an d 3 0 feet w id e. T h ere are a n u m b er o f p a lle ts a b o u t t h e r o o m . S ta n d i n g a m o n g th e p allets ar e s ix s m a ll, u g l y h u m a n o id s th at lo o k lik e a co m b in atio n o f an im al a n d m a n . T h e y a r e a r m e d w ith s h o r t s w o r d s . T h es e ar e fiv e o r cs ar m e d w ith s h o rt s w o r d s, a n d a n o r c le a d e r a r m e d w ith a s h o r t s w o r d + 1 . T h e o r cs atta ck th e p art y as s o o n as th e y sp o t th e m . If th e p a r t y is u s in g lig h t, th e o r cs c a n n o t b e s u r p ris e d . If th e r e is n o lig h t, th e o r cs ca n b e s u r p r i s e d , b u t a ll h u m a n s w ith o u t i n fr a v is i o n r e c e i v e a - 4 p e n a lt y t o h it r o ll s , a n d o p p o n e n ts w h o c a n s e e t h e m r e c e i v e a + 4 b o n u s t o h it r o lls. T h e r o o m c o n t a i n s s i x s m a ll s a c k s . O n e c o n ta i n s 2 0 0 g p , t h e o t h e r s c o n t a i n 2 0 0 s p e a c h . T h e o r c l e a d e r c a r r i e s a s m a ll p o u c h c o n ta i n i n g 7 g e m s ( w o r t h 2 0 0 g p , 1 0 0 g p (x 5 ), an d 5 0 g p , resp e ctively). T h e flo or is litte r e d w it h a n a s s o r t m e n t o f b o n e s , m o s t l y h u m a n a n d h u m a n o id . T h e s e a r e th e re m a in s o f p r e v io u s a d v e n tu r er s. T h e c o rrid o r le a d s to a stair w a y T h e stair w a y e n d s in a d o o r th a t o p e n s e a sily . T h is is th e s e c r e t d o o r b e t w e e n r o o m s 2 a n d 3 . D o n o t te ll th e p a r ty w h e r e th e y a r e ; le t th e m d is c o v e r it. A s th e p a r ty p a s se s th r o u g h r o o m s 3 a n d 4 , r e a d th e d e sc r i p ti o n s o f th e r o o m s , m o d i fie d b y w h a t e v e r h a s h a p p e n e d in th e m e a n ti m e . F o r e x a m p le , if th e p a rty k ille d th e a c o ly t e s in r o o m 3 , th e y fin d c o r p s e s. I f th e y d id n o t, th e a c o ly te s a r e still th e r e , p r a y in g .

W h e n t h e p a rt y r e t u r n s t o r o o m 5 , t h e y fi n d t h a t t h e r e is a v is ib l e b o r d e r a r o u n d t h e c o lla p s in g flo o r t h a t is a b o u t t h r e e fe e t w id e . If th e y w is h , th e y ca n ea s ily a n d s a fe ly m o v e in s in g l e fil e t o t h e s p o t m a r k e d w it h a n " X " on th e m a p . A t t h e s p o t m a r k e d "X ," t h er e is a lo o s e s t o n e a b o u t t h r e e fe e t fr o m t h e fl o o r . W h e n t h e s t o n e is r e m o v e d , a ca v it y b e h in d th e s t o n e is fo u n d c o n t a in in g t h e f o ll o w in g : a c l e r ic a l s c r o l l w it h t h r e e c u r e l i g h t w o u n d s s p e lls , a p o tio n o f p o ly m o r p h s e lf (la b e led ), a p o t io n o f g r o w t h ( a ls o la b e l e d ) , a w a r h a m m e r + 1 , a n d a n o t h e r tr e a s u r e m a p ( th is o n e le a d in g t o th e tr e a s u r e in r o o m 9 , T r e a s u r e M a p # 2 ) . T h e p o t i o n o f p o l y m o r p h s e l f is fr o m t h e D & D ® E x p e r t S e t . It a ll o w s t h e u s e r t o c h a n g e s h a p e in t o t h a t o f a n y li v in g c r e a t u r e w it h h it d ic e o r le v e l e q u a l t o o r le s s th a n h is o r h e r o w n . T h e tr a n s f o r m a t io n d o e s n o t c h a n g e t h e u s e r 's h it p o in t s , h it r o lls , o r s a v in g th r o w s . T h e u s e r g a in s th e p h y s ic a l a b ilitie s o f th e n e w s h a p e , b u t n o n e o f t h e s p e c ia l a b ilit ie s ( s p e ll u s e , b r e a th w e a p o n , p a ra l y z a t io n a t ta c k s , e t c .) T h e e f f e c t o f t h e p o t io n la s ts fo r 7 -1 2 ( 1 d 6 + 6 ) tu r n s . If t h e u s e r is a s p e ll ca s ter, h e ca n n o t u s e h is o w n s p e lls w h ile p o ly m o r p h ed .

6. EM P T Y R O O M
T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p en a r ea a b o u t 3 0 fe e t n o rt h -s o u th b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t e a s t -w e s t. T h e area seem s to b e em p ty. T h is r o o m is e m p t y .

7. D AIS
T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p en a rea a b o u t 3 0 fe e t n o rt h -s o u t h b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t e a s t -w e s t . T h e a r e a s e e m s t o b e e m p t y e x c e p t fo r a n a lta r s im ila r to th e o n e y o u s a w ea r -l i e r . T h e r e is a p e d e s ta l in t h e m id d l e o f t h e a lta r. O n t o p o f t h e p e d e s ta l is a b e ll th a t a p p e a r s t o b e m a d e o f a s h in y m e t a l. T h e a lta r is m a d e o f m a r b l e , t o o h e a v y t o b e m o v e d . T h e p e d e s t a l is a s o lid b l o c k o f m a h o g a n y ; it c a n b e m o v e d , a lt h o u g h it is e x tr e m e ly h ea v y . A t lea s t fo u r p a rty m e m b ers a r e n e e d e d t o m o v e it. It w o u ld b e w o r th 5 0 0 g p o n t h e o p e n m a r k e t. T h e b e ll is a n o r m a l b e ll m a d e o f b ra s s , a n d is w o rt h a b o u t 1 0 g p .

5. T R E A SU R E OF TH E TRO G LO DY TES
T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p e n a r ea a b o u t 3 0 fe e t e a s t -w e s t b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t n o r th -s o u t h . T h e area see m s to b e em p ty. T h is is th e r o o m in d ic a t e d o n t h e tr e a s u r e m a p fo u n d in t h e la ir o f t h e tr o g l o d y t e s . T h e r o o m is e m p t y e x c e p t fo r t h e s e c r e t tr e a s u r e lo c a t e d a t t h e s p o t o n t h e m a p m a r k e d w it h a n "X . " T h e flo o r in th e r o o m is h in g e d a lo n g t h e s o u t h w a ll. W h e n th e e n t ir e p a r t y h a s e n t e r e d t h is r o o m , E l w y n , w h o is o b s e r v in g fr o m h e r c o r r id o r , tr i g g e r s a m e c h a n is m t h a t c a u s e s t h e fl o o r t o o p e n u p u n d e r t h e p a r t y ... S u d d e n ly , y o u fe e l t h e flo o r b e g in t o m o v e b e n e a t h y o u r fe e t . A s t h e flo o r s w in g s d o w n fr o m a h in g e n e a r th e s o u th w a ll,

8. G O L E M C H A M B E R
Y o u s e c a n a r e a t o y o u r le ft a b o u t 3 0 fe e t n o r th -s o u t h b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t e a s t - w e s t.

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T h e r o o m c o n t a in s a s t r a n g e , h u m a n o id c r e a t u r e , a b o u t t h r e e fe e t t a ll a n d a p p a r e n t l y m a d e o f w o o d . It is m o v i n g s t iff l y to w a r d y o u . T h e c r e a t u r e is a w o o d g o l e m . A g o l e m is a m o n s t er cr ea t e d b y a h ig h -le v e l m a g ic u s e r o r c l e r ic . G o l e m s c a n b e h it o n l y b y m a g i c a l w e a p o n s . M a g i c a l a tt a c k s w i ll w o r k , b u t t h e g o le m is i m m u n e t o s l e e p , c h a r m , a n d h o ld s p e lls , a n d to a ll g a s es . B e ca u s e it is clu m s y , it h a s a p e n a lt y o f -1 o n it s in it ia t i v e r o l l, a n d b e ca u s e it is m a d e o f w o o d , it h a s a p en a lt y o f 2 o n its s a v in g t h r o w s v s . fir e -b a s e d a tt a c k s . If it is h it b y fire, it a ls o ta k es a n e x tra p o in t o f d a m a g e p e r d ie . T h e r o o m is o t h er w is e e m p t y .

9. T R E A S U R E R O O M
T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p en a r ea a b o u t 3 0 f e e t e a s t - w e s t b y a b o u t 2 0 f e e t n o r t h -s o u t h . T h e a rea see m s to b e e m p ty. T h e ro o m is e m p t y , e x c e p t fo r th e s e c r et tr ea s u re lo ca t ed b eh in d th e w a ll in th e s p o t m a r k e d w it h a n " X " o n t h e m a p . T h e tr e a s u r e m a p ( T r e a s u r e M a p # 2 ) fo u n d in r o o m 5 w ill re v e a l its lo ca t io n to th e p a rty . A s in ro o m 5 , t h e tr e a s u r e is h id d e n b e h in d a b l o c k o f lo o s e s t o n e a t w a is t h e ig h t. B e h in d t h e s t o n e is th e fo llo w in g tr e a s u r e : A s m o o t h s t ic k a b o u t 1 8 in c h e s lo n g . T h is is a c t u a l l y a w a n d o f p a r a l y z a ti o n (3 ch a r g es ) — a n y e l f o r m a g ic -u s er re c o g n iz es it f o r w h a t it is , a n d o n l y a n e l f o r m a g i c -u s e r c a n w i e ld i t . T h e c o m m a n d w o r d is w r it t e n on th e w a nd. A s w o r d . T h is is a c t u a ll y a n o r m a l s w o r d + 1. A p iec e o f ro lled -u p p arch m en t. T h is is a ctu a lly a c l e r i c a l s c r o ll c o n t a in in g a c u r e l i g h t w o u n d s sp ell an d a sile n ce 1 5 ' r a d iu s s p ell. T h e silen ce 1 5 ' rad iu s sp ell is d es crib ed in th e D & D ® E x p ert S et. It w ill m ak e a n area 3 0 feet in d ia m eter to ta lly s ilen t fo r 1 2 tu rn s . C o n v ers atio n a n d sp ell u s e in th e area o f th e silen ce sp ell are p rev e n t e d . If c a s t o n a p e r s o n , t h e v i c t i m m u s t m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e lls , o r t h e s p e ll e ffe c t w ill m o v e w ith th e v ic t im . If t h e s a v in g th ro w is s u c c es s fu l, th e s p e ll s till w o rk s , b u t it sta y s in o n e p la ce. T h e v ictim can th en lea ve th e area a n d s p ea k n o rm a lly . A r in g . T h is is a ctu a lly a r i n g o f s p e ll s t o r in g . I t s o p e r a t io n is fu l l y d e s c r ib e d in t h e D & D ® E x p e r t S e t . O n c e th e r in g is p u t o n , th e w e a r e r k n o w s w h a t s p e lls a r e in t h e r in g a n d h o w t o c a s t t h e m fr o m i t . A ft e r a s p e ll is u s e d , t h e r in g m a y b e r e c h a r g e d b y a s p e ll

c a s t e r, w h o m u s t c a s t t h e r e p la c e m e n t s p e ll d ir e c t ly a t th e r in g . T h e r in g w il l n o t a b s o r b s p ells ca s t a t th e w ea r er. T h e sp e lls in t h e r i n g h a v e th e d u r a t io n , r a n g e , a n d e ffe c t e q u a l t o th e lo w e s t le v e l o f m a g ic u s e n e e d e d in o rd e r t o c a s t t h e m . T h is r in g h a s t w o m a g i c m is s il e s p e lls , a w e b s p e ll, a n d a li g h tn i n g b o l t s p e ll. T h e lig h t n in g b o lt s p e ll c r e a t e s a 5 fo o t w id e , 6 0 fo o t lo n g b o lt o f l i g h t n i n g a n y w h ere w ith in its ra n g e (1 8 0 fe e t) . A n y cr e a t u r e in t h e a r e a o f e ffe c t ta k e s 5 d 6 p o in ts o f d a m a g e . If th e v i c t i m m a k es a s a v in g th r o w v s . S p e lls , d a m a g e is h a lv e d . If t h e li g h tn i n g b o lt s t r i k e s a s o lid s u r fa c e b e fo r e r e a ch in g its 6 0 fo o t le n g th , it r e b o u n d s b a c k t o w a rd i t s c a s t er u n t il it r ea c h e s fu ll le n g th . If it h its it s c a s t er , th e ca s t e r ta k es fu ll d a m a g e ( o r h a lf d a m a g e if th e c a s t e r m a k es a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e lls ). 10. D A IS T o y o u r le ft y o u s e e a n o p e n a r ea a b o u t 3 0 fe e t e a s t -w e s t b y a b o u t 2 0 fe e t n o rt h -s o u th . T h e a r e a s e e m s t o b e e m p t y e x c e p t fo r a n a lta r s im ila r t o t h e o n es y o u h a v e s e e n th r o u g h o u t th is s tr a n g e s a n c t u a r y . T h e r e is a p e d e s t a l in th e m id d le o f t h e a lt a r. O n t o p o f th e p e d e s t a l is a b e ll t h a t a p p e a rs t o b e m a d e o f a s il v e r y m e t a l.

T h e a lt a r is m a d e o f m a r b l e , t o o h e a v y t o b e m o v e d . T h e p e d e s t a l is a s o lid b l o c k o f m a h o g a n y ; it c a n b e m o v e d , a lt h o u g h it is e x tr e m e l y h ea v y . A t lea s t fo u r p a rt y m e m b e rs a r e n e e d e d to m o v e it. It w o u ld b e w o rth 5 0 0 g p o n t h e o p e n m a r k e t . T h e b e l l is a n o r m a l b e ll m a d e o f s il v e r, a n d is w o rt h a b o u t 5 0 g p . 11. S T A T U E T o y o u r rig h t y o u s e e an o p en area a b o u t 1 0 fe et ea s t-w es t b y a b o u t 2 0 fe et n o rth -s o u th . T h e a r e a a p p e a r s t o b e e m p t y e x c e p t fo r a la r g e s t o n e s t a t u e in t h e n o r th e a s t c o r n e r. T h e s ta tu e is a n im a g e o f N a m y a ts . T h e sta tu e is a liv in g r o c k s ta tu e. It a tta ck s b y s q u ir t in g m a g m a fr o m it s fin g e r t ip s a s s o o n a s a n y p a rt y m e m b e r e n t e r s t h e s p a c e . A w o m a n 's d ia b o li c a l la u g h t e r ( E l w y n , a g a in ) is h e a r d a s t h e c r e a t u r e a tt a c k s . T h e r e is n o tr e a s u r e h e r e . 12. EM P TY R O O M T o y o u r r ig h t y o u s e e a n o p e n a r e a a b o u t 1 0 fe e t e a s t - w e s t b y a b o u t 2 0 f e e t n o r t h sou th. T h e a rea a p p ea rs to b e e m p ty.

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W h en th e first c h ar ac t e r e n t er s th e r o o m , a p it tr a p c o v e rin g th e en tir e 1 0 x2 0 ar e a o p e n s u p . T h e p it is 1 0 f eet d e ep , an d th e vic tim takes 1 6 p oints of d am ag e from th e f all. T h e roo m is oth erw is e em pty.

13. S T AT U E
T h e c orrid or w id en s h er e to f orm a ro o m ab ou t 3 0 f eet n orth-s ou th b y ab ou t 2 0 f eet e as t-w es t. T h e c orrid or c on tin u es off to th e e a st. T h e r o om ap p e ar s to b e em p ty e xc ep t for a st atu e of a sm all h ors e in th e so u th e a st c om er. T h e statu e is m ad e of a yello w is h m et al. T h e st atu e is m ad e o f s olid b r on z e, an d c a n n ot b e m o ved . It is im m u n e to an y d a m ag e. If it is struc k b y a h an d -h eld m et al w e ap on , th e w ield e r of th e w e a p o n su ffe rs 2 -5 p oin ts of d am ag e from electric al s h oc k (n o s a vin g thr o w ). T h er e is n oth in g els e in th e ro o m .

c an drin k it, ch an g e in to a creature s m all en ou g h to s lip throu g h th e b ars , exit th e c ell, w ait f or th e p otion to w ear off (or c h an g e to a larg er or n orm al f or m ), th en tu rn th e k e y. A ch ar acter c an attem pt to lass o th e key an d tu rn it in th e loc k b y tw is tin g th e rop e. T h is r eq u ir e s a su c c e s sfu l h it r oll w ith a -3 p e n alty, b u t u n lim it ed att e m p ts ar e allo w e d . C h ar ac ters w ith a c om b in ed stren gth of 3 6 or m ore c an b en d th e b ar s of th e c ell en o u g h t o allow p ass a g e; h ow e v er, e ac h c h ar ac ter h elp in g t o b en d th e b ar s m u st m a k e a s avin g th r ow vs. P ar al y sis or str ain a m u sc l e. T h e effec t o f a strain ed m u sc le is to g iv e a c h ar ac t er a -2 p e n alty to hit rolls f or th e rest of th e ad ven tu re. C re ative p layers m a y c om e u p w ith oth er u n u su al m eth o d s to e sc a p e th is tra p . R e w a r d cle ver an d c re ative th in kin g b y allow in g an y re as on ab ly g o od su g g estion to succ e ed . G ive a sp ec ial aw ard of 1 0 0 e xp erien c e p oin ts to th e p l ay e r w h o c om e s u p w ith a w or k a b l e a n d cre ative s olu tion to th e trap .

e xt e n d o u t fr om th e c en t er aisl e: tw o a b o u t 3 0 fe et from this e n d of th e h all an d tw o m or e alm o st at th e en d . T h e far en d s se em s to fad e aw ay into d arkn e ss. T h e w alls th at you c an sec ar e p ainted w ith ab stract d esig n s in soft c olors. T his is th e in n erm ost s anc tu ary of E lw yn 's f ortress . T h e p arty w ill p res u m a b ly e xp lore th e ar e a as th e y a p p r o ac h ar e a 2 1 . N ote th at th e w om a n p o rtr ay e d in th e m u r als l oc at e d b e h in d th e c u rt ain s is th e s am e in e ac h m ural. If th e p arty d o es n ot re alize this , tell th em after th e y h av e s e e n th e th ird m u r al.

17. AL C O V E
T h e w e st w all of this are a is c o v er ed b y a b lac k c urtain . If th e p arty looks b eh in d th e c urtain , th e y sec:

14. D AIS
T h e c orrid or w id en s h er e to f orm a ro o m ab ou t 3 0 f eet n orth-s ou th b y ab ou t 2 0 f eet e as t-w es t. T h e c orrid or c on tin u es off to th e east. T his area c ontains an altar, id en tic al to th e on es y ou h av e s e en b efor e. T h e b ell o n th e altar is m ad e of a g old en m et al. T h e altar is m ad e of m arb l e, to o h e a v y to b e m o ved . T h e p ed estal is a s olid b loc k of m ah og an y; it c an b e m o ved , alth ou g h it is e xtrem ely h ea vy. A t le ast f our p arty m em b ers arc n e ed e d t o m ov e it. It w ou ld b e w orth 5 0 0 g p on th e op en m arket. T h e b ell is a n orm al b ell m a d e o f g old , an d is w orth a b o u t 5 0 0 g p .

16. B L AC K D R AG O N
T h e c orrid or w id en s h er e to f orm a ro o m ab ou t 2 0 f e et s q u ar e. T h e c orrid or c on tin u es o ff to th e w e st. A h u g e, b lac k lizard like cre atu re w ith win gs is as leep an d sn orin g in th e c o m er. It h as an iron c ollar arou n d its n eck an d it is c h ain ed to th e w all. T h er e ar e se v er al larg e s ac ks in th e n orth w est c orn er. T h e cre ature is a you n g b lac k drag on , as leep . T h e p arty g ets on e rou n d of free attac ks, w ith a + 2 b on us on all h it rolls. T h e c h ain on th e d ra g on all ow s it to m ov e u p t o 3 0 fe et in a n y d ir ec ti on . If th e p a rty tri es to s n e a k p a st th e dr ag on , it au to m atic ally w ak es u p . T h e are a on th e m ap m ark ed 1 6 a is a sec ret d o or le a d in g to th e c orrid or fr o m w h ic h E lw y n h a s b e e n s p yin g o n th e p a rty. It is b ett er if th e p arty d o e s n ot fin d th e d o o r at th is tim e. If th ey d o, proc e ed to th e fin al en c o u n t er w ith E lw yn . O th er w is e, th e p art y w ill m e et E lw yn h er e aft er th e y h av e b e e n t o are a 2 1 . T h e fin al en c ou n ter w ith E lw yn tak e s plac e h er e w h e n th e p arty trie s to le av e. Y ou se e a m u ral d ep ictin g a w om an in a brig ht yello w rob e w ith a d raw n s w ord in h er h an d. S h e is s urrou n d ed b y hu m an victim s.

18. AL C O V E
T h e e ast w all of th is ar e a is c ov er ed b y a b lac k c u rtain . If th e p arty looks b eh in d th e c urtain , th e y see: Y ou s e e a m ural d ep ic tin g a w om an in a lav e n d e r r ob e kn e e lin g at an altar. S h e is flan k e d b y si x m en w e arin g b l ac k r ob e s an d arm ed with m ac es. T h ey arc stan d in g at att en tion . T h e g lin t of m et al arm or c an b e s e e n u n d e r th eir r ob e s.

1 5 . C E LL
T o y o u r rig h t y ou s e e a n op e n ar e a a b ou t 1 0 fe et e a st-w est b y ab o u t 2 0 fe et n orth s o u th . T h e a r e a a p p e a rs t o b e em p ty. T h e area is em p ty. If th e en tire p arty enters th e ro om , a n iron g r at e s u d d e n ly d e sc en d s (trig g er ed b y E lw yn , w h o is w atc h in g , as u s u al), tra p p in g th e p art y in th e ro o m . E lw yn lau g h s d iab olic ally. A p an el op e n s u p in th e e a st w all o f th e c orrid o r, ac r o s s fr om th e c ell. B e h in d th e p a n el is a k ey h ol e w ith a k e y stuc k in it. "J u st tu rn th e k e y, an d fr e e d om is y ou rs," sh e s ay s m oc kin g ly. T h e k e y, w h e n tu r n e d , c a u s e s th e p ortc u llis to r ais e. T h er e ar e s e v e r al s olu tio n s av ail ab l e to m e p arty. A kn ock sp ell c ast on th e keyh ole c au s e s m e k ey to tu rn m ag ic ally. If th e p arty h a s th e p olym o r p h s elf p oti o n , o n e m em b e r

1 9 . ALC OV E
T h e w est w all of th is ar e a is c ov e r ed b y a b lac k c u rt ain . If th e p arry looks b eh ind th e c urtain, th ey see: Y o u s e e a m u r al d e p ic tin g a w om an in a w h ite r ob e. S h e is a b ou t to sh o ot an arr ow from a lon g b o w at a b ein g w h o is b eg in nin g to dis ap p ear into th e s ky. Y ou rec og nize th e b ein g as N am yats.

17-21. TH E IN N E R M O S T S A N C T U A R Y
R ead th e f ollo w in g to th e p layers as th e y en ter th e c orrid or th at lead s to area 2 1. Y ou s e e a lar g e op e n ar e a, a b ou t 2 0 fe et w id e an d m or e th an 1 0 0 fe et l on g . It is d im ly lit b y a few c an d l es in sc o n c e s al on g th e w alls. T h ere are f our n ic h es th at

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20. ALC O V E

The east wall of this area is revered by a black curtain. If the party looks behind the curtain, they see: You see a mural depicting a woman in a black robe about to descend into a great chasm. Leading her into the chasm is an enormous male humanoid figure covered with short, dark fur. Only his hands and feet are uncovered. He wears no clothing. The party member with the highest intelligence recognizes this being as Leptar, a chaotic creature who was long ago defeated by Namyats.
2 1 . ALT AR

T h e h o rn e d c re a tu re s a re flyin g g a rg o y le s : th e o th e r tw o c re a tu re s a re sh a d o w s . T h e y h a v e e m e rg e d th ro u gh th e on e -w a y s e c re t d o o rs in a re a s 1 9 an d 2 0 , an d im m e d ia te l y atta c k th e p a rt y. G argo yle s can on ly b e h i t w ith m ag ic or m a g ic a l w e a p o n s . T h e y a rc n o t a ffe c te d b y sle ep an d ch a rm spe lls. S h ad ow s ran on ly be h it b y m a g ic a l w e a p o n s . W h en a s h a d o w s to re s a h it o n a n o p p o n en t, it d ra in s on e po in t of S tren gth fro m i t s v ic t im in ad d ition to c au s in g n o rm a l d a m a g e . T h e lo s s o f S tren g th la s ts fo r e ig h t tu rn s , b u t a n y c re a tu r e w h o s e S tren g th is re d u c e d to z e ro b e c om es a sh ad ow . S h a do w s, lik e garg o yles, are u n affe cte d b y sle ep an d ch a rm s pe lls.

16a. ELWYN THE ARDENT
If th e party d efeats th e m on sters an d rec o vers t h e s a c re d b e ll, th e y c a n th en le a v e th e fo rtre s s. H o w e v e r, a s th e y le a v e , E lw yn th e A rden t le ave s h er secret corridor an d is w aitin g fo r th e p a rt y in a re a I6 a . Y ou see a w om an sta n d i n g in th e corrid or to the east. Sh e is w earin g a striped robe of brigh t ye llo w , la v en de r, w h ite, an d b lac k, an d sh e c a rrie s a g lo w in g s h ie ld . S h e is c le arly th e w om an dep icted in th e m u ra ls. T h e re is a g lin t o f m e ta l a rm o r b en e a th h er ro be , an d on h er b e lt is a k e y rin g an d a m ace. A s sh e begins to speak, you recog n i z e t h e v o ic e th a t h a s ta u n te d yo u th rou g h ou t th is e x p e d itio n : " In th e n a m e o f L e p ta r, w e lc o m e to M Y h o ly s a n c tu a ry. Y o u h a v e d o n e v e ry w ell; m u ch better th an all th e oth er m iser-a ble w retch es th at h ave tried to assau lt m y fo rtre ss . I p re su m e you fou n d th e ir b on e s afte r you de fe ate d m y orcs. O h , w e ll, orc s are eas y to fin d, an d th e y like w ork in g for E lw yn th e A rd e n t. T h e n e w o n e s w ill en jo y feastin g on Y O U R bon es w h en I get th rou gh w ith you !" E lw yn is w e arin g p la te m a il a rm or an d c arrie s a sh ie ld + 1 . T h e k e y rin g o n h e r b e lt o p en s th e iron d o or b e tw e en ro o m s 1 an d 2 . S h e is a rm e d w ith a m a c e o f d r a n in g + 1 . In a d d it io n to n o rm a l d a m a g e , t h i s m a c e w ill, o n c o m m a n d , d ra in on e e x p e rie n c e le v e l fro m th e c h a ra c te r it h i t , a s a w ig h t. It c a n o n l y absorb a total of th ree levels. A fter th ose lev e ls are u sed u p. it b ec om es a n orm a l m a c e + 1. N o te th a t E lw yn h a s s u p e rio r s tren g th , w h ich g iv e s h er an a d d ition a l + 1 to da m a ge on an y a tta c k.

U n til th e p a rty h a s e x a m in e d a ll f o u r m u r a ls , th is a r e a is s h r o u d e d in d a r k n e s s, c a u s e d b y th e c le r ic a l s p e ll d a r k n e ss , c a st b y E lw y n . ( D a rk n e ss is th e r e v e r s e o f lig h t, a n d cr e a tes a 3 0 fo o t c ir c le o f d a r k n e ss .) A s s o o n a s th e p a rty h a s e x a m in e d th e la st o f t h e lo u r m u ra ls, th e fo llo w in g o c c u rs : A s y o u tu r n a w a y fr o m th e m u r a l, th e d a r k n e ss in th e a r e a to th e n o rth d is s o lv e s, r e v e a lin g a n a r e a a b o u t 2 0 fe e t s q u a r e . T h e e n tir e a r e a is r a is e d a b o u t h a lf a fo o t a b o v e th e flo o r a n d lo o k s lik e p o lis h e d s to n e . T h e r e is a p e d e s ta l in th e m id d le o f th e ra is e d a r e a . It is a b o u t th r e e f e e t h ig h , liv e fe e t d e e p , a n d t e n fe e t w id e , a n d a p p e a rs to b e m a d e o f o f w o o d . O n to p o f th e p e d e s ta l is a b e ll th a t a p p e a r s to b e m a d e o f a s ilv e r m e ta l. T h e a lta r is m a d e o f m a r b le , to o h e a v y to b e m o v e d . T h e p e d e s ta l is a s o lid b lo c k o f m a h o g a n y ; it c a n b e m o v e d , a lth o u g h it is e x tr e m e ly h e a v y . A t lea st fo u r p a rty m e m b er s a re n e ed e d to m o v e it. It w o u ld b e w o rth 5 0 0 g p o n th e o p e n m a rk e t. T h e b e ll is , o f c o u rs e , th e s a c r e d p la tin u m b e ll fo r w h ic h th e p a r ty h a s b e e n s e e k in g . If s o m e o n e p ic k s it u p . th e fo llo w in g o c cu rs: A s y o u p ick u p th e sa cre d b ell, it b e g in s to r in g . A t a lm o s t th e s a m e lim e , fo u r c r e a tu res a p p ea r a n d sw o o p d o w n u p o n y o u , a s if cu lled b y th e so u n d o f th e b ell. T w o o f th e crea tu r e s a r e u g ly th in g s w ith h o r n s a n d lo n g fa n g s. T h e o th er tw o a re h ard to m a k e o u t. T h e ir o u tlin e s s e e m to s h im m e r a n d y o u ca n a lm o st s e e th r o u g h th e m .

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THE SANCTUARY OF ELWYN THE ARDENT
E lw y n 's s p e lls a r e a s fo llo w s : 1 s t le v e l: c a u s e fe a r , d a r k n e s s ( u s ed ) 2 n d le v e l: b lig h t, h o ld p e r s o n 3 rd le v e l: cu rs e M o s t o f th e s e s p e lls a r e c o n ta in e d in th e D & D ® E x p ert S et. C a u s e f e a r is t h e r e v e r s e o f r e m o v e f e a r . It w ill m a k e a n y o n e cr e a tu r e fle e fo r t w o tu rn s . T h e v i c t i m m a y m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e l ls t o a v o id th e e ff e c t. T h is r e v e r s e d s p e ll h a s a r a n g e o f 1 2 0 fe e t. D a r k n e s s is th e r e v e rs e o f lig h t. It cr e a t es a circle o f d ark n es s 3 0 feet in d ia m eter. E lw y n h a s a lrea d y u s ed th is s p ell o n th e a lta r. B li g h t is th e r e v e rs e o f b le s s . It p la c e s a -1 p e n a lt y o n e n e m i e s ' m o r a l e , h it r o l ls , a n d d a m a g e r o lls . E a c h v ic t im m a y m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e l ls t o a v o id t h e p e n a lt i e s . It a ff e c t s a ll c r e a t u r e s w it h in a 2 0 f o o t s q u a r e a r e a , a n d la s t s f o r s i x t u r n s . E l w y n c a s t s t h is s p e ll o n t h e p a r t y w h e n t h e y f ir s t l e a v e t h e a lt a r . T h e D M s h o u ld m a k e a s e c r e t s a v in g th ro w for ea ch p a rty m e m b er b efor e th e y re a c h E lw y n . H o ld p e r s o n a ffe c t s h u m a n s o r h u m a n -lik e b e in g s . E a c h v ic t i m m u s t m a k e a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e l ls o r b e p a ra l y z e d f o r 9 t u rn s . T h e s p ell m a y b e ca s t a t a s in g le p ers o n o r at a g r o u p . If c a s t a t a s in g l e p e r s o n , a -2 p e n a lt y a p p lie s t o th e s a v in g t h r o w . If c a s t a t a g r o u p , it w i ll a ffe c t u p t o 4 p e r s o n s ( a t t h e c l e r ic 's c h o i c e ) , b u t w it h n o p e n a lt y t o th e ir r o lls . T h e p a r a ly s is m a y b e o n l y r e m o v e d b y t h e r e v e r s e s p e ll o r b y a d i s p e l m a g i c s p e ll. C u r s e is t h e r e v e r s e o f r e m o v e c u r s e . It c a u s e s a m is f o r t u n e o r p e n a lt y t o a ffe c t th e v ic t i m . C u r s es a r e li m it e d o n ly b y t h e c a s t e r 's i m a g in a t io n , b u t if a n a t t e m p t e d c u rs e is t o o p o w e r fu l, it m a y r e t u r n t o t h e c a s t e r ! E l w y n is c o n s id er in g a cu r s e t o m a k e o n e o f t h e p a r -t y 's s h o e s t u r n t o g lu e a n d s t ic k t o t h e fl o o r . T h e D M , o f c o u r s e , m a y t h in k o f a m o r e in g e n i o u s c u r s e . T h e v i c t i m is e n t it le d t o a s a v in g t h r o w v s . S p e l ls a g a in s t t h e c u r s e . E l w y n 's s tra t e g y is t o c a s t b l ig h t b e f o r e t h e p a rt y a r r i v e s . S h e w il l th e n c a s t h o ld p e r s o n fo ll o w e d b y c u r s e . T h e n , s h e w ill c a s t c a u s e fe a r . A ft e r w a r d , s h e w ill p u ll o u t h e r m a c e + 1 , d r a i n s li fe e n e r g y , a n d a tt a c k t h e p a r t y . If th e b la c k d r a g o n is s till a liv e , s h e fr e e s it fr o m its ch a in a n d it als o atta ck s th e p a rty. U n a w a r e th a t th e p a rty h a s a cq u ire d a w e b s p e ll, s h e is s ta n d in g in th e n a r r o w c o r r id o r , a n d ca n b e q u ick ly im p r is o n e d if th e p a rty is cle v e r . If th e p a r t y u s e s th e lig h tn in g b o lt, th e y s h o u ld b e ca r e fu l, b e ca u s e th e r e b o u n d can ca u se a gr eat d eal o f d a m a g e to th eir o w n side. E lw yn sh o u ld b e a to u g h o p p o n e n t, b u t n ot im p o s s ib le to d e fe a t. S h e w ill n e v e r s u rr e n d er. O n ce sh e is d e feate d , th e p a rty au to m atically sees th e slig h tly-o p en se cret d o or b eh in d h e r . J u s t in s id e th e s e cr e t d o o r is E l w y n 's trea s u re : a s m all w o o d e n ch est co n tain in g 1 1 ge m s ( w orth a total o f 1 6 5 0 g p ), an d 2 p airs o f m atch in g b ra ce lets ( o n e w o rth 1 .0 0 0 g p e a ch a n d th e o t h e r w o r th 1 ,1 0 0 g p e a ch ) . B e s id e th e c h e s t is a s t a ff o f h e a l in g . T h e p a rt y ca n u s e th e k e y o n E l w y n 's b e lt t o o p e n th e ir o n d o o r b e t w e e n r o o m s 1 a n d 2 , a n d e x it t h r o u g h th e fr o n t d o o r, o r t h e y c a n fo ll o w E l w y n 's s e c r e t c o r r id o r t o th e s e c r e t d o o r t h a t le a d s t o t h e o u ts id e .

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