Wednesday, October 22, 2014


16 NATATORIUM. This very large room has a domed glass ceiling at a height of twenty nine feet above the tiled floor. Three servants of the medusa, winged wags (see New Monsters), are here.

Winged Wag 1 (AC 7; MV 6”/12”; HD 3+4; hp 10; #AT 2 talons and 1 weapon; D 1-4/1-4 and broad sword +1 to damage due to strength; SD Surprised only on a 1; XP 100)

Winged Wag 2 (AC 7; MV 6”/12”; HD 3+4; hp 18; #AT 2 talons and 1 weapon; D 1-4/1-4 and morningstar +1 to damage due to strength; SD Surprised only on a 1; XP 132)

Winged Wag 3 (AC 7; MV 6”/12”; HD 3+4; hp 16; #AT 2 talons or 1 weapon; D 1-4/1-4 or short bow; SD Surprised only on a 1; XP 124) 12 arrows in a quiver

Stairs ascend to open galleries on the Second Floor. In other words, people on the Second Floor of this room can see down onto the First Floor portion. A large fountain is near the south entrance. There are several pools in the room.

The bridge going from the East Tower to the Northwest Tower (at the level of the Fourth Floor) can be clearly seen in daytime if anyone looks up through the ceiling.

The stairs and the Second Floor overlooks are graced with metal railings to prevent falls. The wag with the shortbow likes to grab onto one of the railings with his talons and shoot at opponents from this vantage point.

The fountain is a huge affair and is running with clean water. In the center of the fountain is a tripartite Triskelion statue, which looks just like a miniature version of the one seen in Room 5 of the Outer Ward Ground Floor.

All the pools have a depth of five feet. The southermost pool holds icy cold water and has stepped sides, for easy access. In the center are two closed rusting iron trunks. This is the medusa's treasure. The first trunk holds 553 gold crescents and 10 light pink rhodochrosite gems worth base 10 gold crescent value. The second holds 435 gold crescents and 3 yellow-green chrysoberyl gems worth base 100 gold crescents each.

The smaller pools each are without steps and hold very warm water, except for the north-eastern pool marked with the letter 'G'. This pool hold a half-size gelatinous cube.

Gelatinous Half Cube (AC 8, MV 0”; HD 2; hp 9; D 2-8; SA Paralyzation; SD Immunity to some attacks; XP 91)

42 gold crescents and 3 base 100 gold crescent garnets have settled at its bottom. This translucent half cube enough like water to not be immediately suspicious. Testing it with a pole or other item will reveal that it is not water, of course, and thoughtful adventurers might wonder why this pool does not give off heat like the other small pools.

The cube wandered into the area, fell into the pool, and can't get itself out. As a result it cannot move (normal movement rate is 6”) or attack by itself, but if someone reaches into or jumps (!) into the cube, it will automatically do 2-8 points of damage plus chance for paralyzation. The wags know what it is, of course, but won't tell the adventurers!

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