18 COZY READING ROOM. This room is inviting. Four large glass windows give an excellent view of the garden. A lit fireplace is in the north wall. The floor is wood and covered with attractive rugs and the room is meticulously clean. The bookcases built into the walls are filled with books on numerous subjects but mostly cooking and gardening. Malphaim Hedzel, a fourth level magic-user, is usually here, reading on a comfortable padded chair with her feet on an mismatched ottoman. Malphaim herself is an amiable old eccentric.
Malphaim Hedzel, Neutral female human Magic-User (AC 10; MV 12”; MU4; hp 10; #AT 1; D Magic broom, as quarterstaff +1; SA Spell use; S 6, I 17, W 17, D 13, C 9, Ch 13; XP 215)
First Level Magic user Spells:
Magic Missile, Mending, Write
Second Level Magic User Spells:
Detect Evil, Wizard Lock
She always wears a yellow shawl and a pointy black hat. She is the mistress of the brandles in Room 17 and can make more with her broom of brandles. She is usually accompanied by her blue hedgehog familiar (hp 1, no effective special abilities or attacks). In addition to her magic broom, Malphaim carries a small purse with 32 copper pieces and 12 silver spanners. She carries a small red velvet pouch holding two small magnets used for the mending spell and a small metal makeup case holding chalkdust, soot, and vermilion used for the friends spell.
She is likely to be friendly to the party and offer them some tea, assuming that she is not immediately attacked. If the party has destroyed her brandles in Room 17, she will demand that they find her some more brooms to make brandles out of. If she is attacked, Malphaim will flee into the garden through Room 20, looking for help from the sprites in Area 56I, with whom she is on good terms, having helped them in the past.