43A OVAL ROOM. This vast room has a high arched ceiling of forty feet. It is a haven for bats, as a central chimney is here which leads to the surface. There are thousands of normal bats and twenty two giant bats hanging from the ceiling.
22 Giant Bats (AC 8; MV 3”/18”; HD 1; hp 7, 7, 5, 5, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1; #AT 1 bite; D 1-4; SA Disease; XP 17, 17, 15, 15, 14, 14, 14, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 13, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 11, 11, 11, 11)
The giant bats dislike light, especially torchlight. There is a 80% chance per round that they will attack if torches or other sources of open flame are used in this room. This is reduced to 45% if lanterns or smaller lights such as candles are used. Magical light (such as from magic swords or a light spell) carries a 30% chance. If no light is used, the chance of attack is only 10% per round.
If the giant bats are disturbed and attack, the normal bats will also be roused. The normal bats have no effective attack, but are extremely disruptive as they fly about causing non-bats to strike at -2 on to hit rolls in combat.
A monstrous statue of a bat headed woman, at least twenty feet tall, rises from the floor in the eastern portion of the room. The floor is covered in guano and crawling with noisome life: small insects, arachnids, slugs, and fat grubs. Ground movement is reduced by half while slogging through this mess.
A small metal door is located on at the base of the statue on its eastern aspect. The door is five feet high, not locked but covered with slimy guano. Within is a staircase leading down twelve feet to Room 43B.