129 GUARD POST OF THE HORRID HAND. Seven orcs are stationed here.
7 Horrid Hand Orcs (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 1+3; hp 11, 4, 10, 8, 8, 9, 4; #AT 1; D Broad sword or dagger +1 to damage due to strength; XP 42, 28, 40, 36, 36, 38, 28)
The orcs of the Horrid Hand are larger and meaner than the orcs of the Broken Blade. Their skin is an unhealthy mottled gray and black. The average warrior has a strength of 16 and unusually high base morale (80%). Each orc carries a broad sword, a dagger, a normal shield, 2-7 (1d6+1) gold crescents, 2-16 (2d8) silver spanners, and 2-24 (2d12) copper pieces. The Horrid Hand's shields are marked with a gray open hand with a red mouth in the palm.
The walls are decorated with twelve broadswords, six more Horrid Hand normal shields, and nine halberds. The room is lit by six torches mounted on the walls . There is also a lever on the west wall, which can raise or lower the portcullis at Area 128. There is a table, several chairs, and a long bench. A gnome is on the table, bound by leather strips. The orcs captured him and are questioning him.
Florian Ganderslack, Chaotic Evil male gnome Assassin (AC 8; MV 6”; A5; hp 17; #AT 1; D By weapon type; S 13, I 11, W 8, D 14, C 10, Ch 6, XP 327)
Thief skills: PP 40%, OL 38% F/RT 40% MS 32% HS 25% HN 25% CW 72% RL -
Florian is a member of the band of evil gnomes on Level 9. He has been sent to assassinate Vicenne Triskelion but was chased by a group of bugbear jacks on his way. He fled and, after avoiding the portcullis trap at Area 128, he found his way here.
Florian's weapons and cash are set on a nearby chair: dagger, three vials of poison (Insinuative type B), sling, pouch of 13 sling bullets, pouch of 13 gold mabans, 7 gold crescents, and 32 silver spanners. He wears leather armor.