86 GREAT STATUE. This huge statue looks something like a sitting frog-like creature carved from black stone. It is twenty feet high and the crown of the head is protected by a short wall. Four froglodytes wait on the head.
4 Froglodytes (AC 5; MV 12”//15”; HD 3+2; hp 11, 19, 22, 14; #AT 2 claws and 1 bite or 1 weapon; D 1-3/1-3/1-6 or by weapon +1 to damage due to strength; SA Steam breath for 2d6; XP 169, 201, 213, 181)
The froglodytes have a supply of 40 javelins, which they will hurl at attackers. Along with the froglodytes, there is a huge rotating red beacon, looking a bit like a bullseye lantern and serving the same purpose as a lighthouse. This device is magical in nature, works by itself, and will continue on forever unless stopped by a wish, similar god level magic, or a dispel magic cast by a spellcaster of at least 18th level. The regular denizens of the Salt Mere have learned to use this beacon to unerringly find their way about.
The statue faces the east, and a built in ladder reaches up about twelve feet to the froglike mouth. At the back of the throat, there is a metal door to Room 86A. This door is rusty and creaks, so the froglodyte in Room 86A will not be surprised if this entrance is used in the conventional fashion.