33XXXX CRYPT. Sitting on a throne is a dread skull wearing a brown hooded robe. On his lap is a wooden box.
Dread Skull (AC 7; MV 12”; HD 6; hp 27; #AT 1; D 1-6 or scimitar; SA Fear; SD Sharp weapons score half damage only, limited spell immunity; XP 305)
The dread skull's scimitar has a jewel encrusted hilt and is valued at 250 gold crescents. The box is empty, but embedded in the back of the dread skull's skull is a short white metal cone, about six inches long tapering to a sharp point. This is a part of the staff of necromancy.