58 CORNER ROOM. In the center of the room is a raised ten foot tall pedestal holding a large emerald. At the base of the pedestal are the rotting bodies of two men. Three chains dangle from the ceiling. At the end of each chain is a stylized metal dog's head. The eyes and mouth glow with orange light.
Examining the bodies will reveal torn flesh and burn marks on the skin of the victims. The first man wore studded leather armor and had a broadsword. The next was a thief in leather armor with two daggers. Searching the bodies reveals 14 gold crescents, 42 silver spanners, 56 copper pieces, thieves' tools, 6 torches, four weeks iron rations, and fifty feet of rope.
At the ground near the base of the pedestal is a winch that can be turned to lower the pedestal to ground level. As the adventurers might suspect, this room is trapped. Should the pedestal, winch, or emerald be touched, the chains will lengthen, animate, and attack.
3 Chain Hounds (AC 4; MV N/A; HD 3; hp 13 each; #AT 1 bite; D 1-6 + 1d4 damage from heat; XP 89 each)
The chains are long enough for the heads to reach any part of the room. The emerald, if recovered, is worth 4000 gold crescents. The stairs lead up to Room 58 on the First Floor.