Wednesday, November 5, 2014


30 MASTER OF PUPPETS. The door to this room is capable of being locked, but is not. This was the bedroom and work shop of Jacopo Triskelion, the famous puppeteer.

A huge wooden puppet stage dominates the room. Three rows of wooden benches are placed before the stage. When the adventurers enter, a puppet show will start. It is a romantic comedy titled “The Leper Princess” and features the afflicted princess, Alabelle, and her true love, a goatherd named Giton. During the course of the story Giton must fight a giant wolf, a griffon, and a dragon in order to reach Alabelle. He defeats all his enemies but loses a body part to each one (a foot, a hand, and an eye). Giton worries that his true love will reject him because of his deformities. Finally he reaches Alabelle, who because of her disease, has lost those very same body parts and the story ends happily. When the play has ended, or if it is interrupted by the adventurers, they will not find anyone behind the stage. The five puppets (Alabelle, Giton, the dragon, the griffin, and the wolf) are exquisite and each worth 81-100 (1d20+80) gold crescents to a serious collector.

The walls have been painted white and splashed with primary colors to create an odd but festive effect. There are two large stained glass windows in the west wall along with a fireplace. One window depicts a giant with a backwards facing head (you can tell he is a giant because he is taller than the trees in the picture), the other depicts an upside-down dog. A wardrobe holds odd frilled and spotted clothing used by Jacopo for performances and a few somber black outfits for practicing mime. Four huge candelabras are present, they are already lit when the adventure's enter. Indeed, like in Room 22, the candelabra's are always lit and shed light, not exhausting their wax. If they are taken from the room they will immediately extinguish, but will glow merrily if returned.

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