Sunday, August 10, 2014


24 NECROPSY ROOM. The three cellar dwellers that are here are chopping apart bodies, labeling pieces, and writing notes.

The Red Master (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 3+1; hp 15; #AT 1; D Carving blade for 1-10; SA Disease, ink; XP 145)

2 Cellar Dweller Dissectors (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 2; hp 10, 6; #AT 2 claws; D 1-4/1-4; SA Ink; XP 48, 40)

The Red Master is a large cellar dweller who is in charge of this room. Unlike other cellar dwellers he wears a white cloth garment over his misshapen body. He never washes it, however, and it now reeks and is stained with old, dried blood. He fights with a huge dirty curved knife nearly the size of a two-handed sword. Each time he hits an opponent for damage with his unclean knife, there is a 10% chance that the victim will suffer from a severe blood disease (see DUNGEON MASTER'S GUIDE, page 14), unless a saving throw versus poison is made. His dissector assistants follow his wishes with slavish devotion.

This room is extremely cold. Not cold enough to cause damage or freezing, but enough to make a person very uncomfortable. Body parts hang from hooks and chains suspended from the thirteen foot high ceiling. The room is cluttered with metal trays, tubs, and gurneys holding corpses. Metal bookshelves line the north wall.

The body parts hanging from the hooks and the corpses on the gurneys belong to men, demi-humans, and monsters, especially giant animals and humanoids. The metal tubs hold cold water and embalming fluid. The trays hold dissection equipment (scalpels, forceps, saws, etc.) The bookshelves hold homemade ledgers on anatomy and physiology. They are all bloodstained and filthy and the information they contain is only fairly reliable.

The cellar dwellers in this room are studying anatomy. Deep down, they find themselves lacking and imperfect. They wish to remake their bodies into a form they believe would be more pleasing to Valerian Triskelion, though they would never consciously admit to this.

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