6 VAGRANTS. A man and three gnolls are camped here.
Loditch Sellsword, Chaotic Evil male human fighter (AC 7; MV 12”; F3; hp 15; #AT 1; D short sword or silver dagger; S 12, I 12, W 7, D 10, C 14, Ch 15; XP 120)
Loditch is small for a human at about 5'2”. He has a scruffy beard and his hair is turning gray. He wears leather armor and uses a shield. Loditch carries a backpack with flint and tinder, three torches, and two flasks of oil. He has twenty feet of rope on his belt. His belt pouch holds 3 gold crescents, 9 silver spanners, and 35 copper pieces.
Gorm the gnoll (AC 5; MV 9”; HD 2; hp 16; #AT 1; D Spetum + 2 to damage due to strength; XP 52)
Gorm is unusually tall (8 feet) and strong for a gnoll (18 strength). He carries a felt bag on a string around his neck. It holds 16 gold crescents and an eye agate worth 50 gold crescents.
Axley and Hrub, gnolls (AC 5; MV 9”; HD 2; hp 12 each; #AT 1; D Broadsword + 1 to damage due to strength; XP 44 each)
Axley has a pouch holding 4 silver spanners and 15 copper pieces. Hrub has a small sack holding 73 copper pieces and a ornamental ivory and brass pipe worth 13 gold crescents.
These troublemakers are defectors from the Red Legs, too lazy even for banditry. They have decided to become treasure hunters and are intent on exploring the castle. They are out for an easy score, and are more inclined to avoid or negotiate with the adventurers than to fight, unless they believe they can defeat them easily.
The room has a ceiling height of eleven feet. The walls are of unfinished stone and the place smells musty. Seven barrels are here, but six have been broken into and their contents removed. The seventh holds beer and it has been tapped. Four ratty bedrolls, pewter mugs, plates, forks, and half a roast chicken are also here.