21D MERROW LAIR LARDER. A muscular female merrow is here, poking at captives with her spear to see if they are tender enough to eat.
Hose (AC 4; MV 6”//12”; HD 4+4; hp 26; #AT 2 claws and 1 bite or 1 weapon; D 1-6/1-6/2-8 or large spear (2d6); SA Surprise on a 1-4; SD Camouflage, immune to charm; XP 260)
Three captives are bound with rusting chains, causing infected wounds on wrists and ankles.
Wispwave the Nixie (AC 7; MV 6"//12"; HD 1-4 hit points; hp 4; #AT 1; D By weapon; SA Charm; MR 25%; XP 36)
Wispwave has charmed the other two captives and placed water breathing on them. They will obey her even if it means their deaths. She will aid the party if they are trying to eliminate the merrows.
Blugger, Lawful Evil male human Fighter (AC 6; MV 12”; F5; hp 3 (normally 25), #AT 1; D By weapon +1 to damage due to strength; S 17, I 14, W 10, D 13, C 15, Ch 9; XP 168 (normally 300))
Blugger wears studded leather armor and has lost his left eye in a fight. He is boorish and interprets most comments as a slight against himself. He is fond of spitting.
Garnola, Neutral female dwarf thief (AC 6; MV 6”; T4; hp 4 (normally 16); #AT 1; D By weapon; S 15, I 16, W 11, D 16, C 14, Ch 16; XP 150 (normally 210))
Thief skills: PP 45%, OL 52% F/RT 50% MS 33% HS 25% HN 15% CW 78% RL 15%
She wears leather armor and is a vegetarian. She has a blue pearl (1000 gold crescent value) hidden in the small of her back which can be used to break the malign power of the Gray Pool.
Hose has hidden some treasure from the other merrows under some loose rocks near the north part of the cave. She checks on it periodically to gloat over it when she thinks the prisoners are sleeping, but she is not subtle and they have seen her do it. There is a total of 3 pearls (300 gold crescent base value each), a comb made from mother of pearl and decorated with a mermaid worth 550 gold crescents, and a jade statue of a fish-headed man worth 250 gold crescents.