33ZZZZ TOMB OF THE FORGOTTEN KING. The air in the room is stale, as it has been untasted in hundreds of years. A great stone altar is against one side wall and a long block of stone holding a corpse is against the other. Undying torches placed in iron holders burn a purple light.
The corpse is that of a slender but tall man, about eight feet tall and dressed in rotting silk garments and robes. The skin is black and wrinkled like a raisin. He wears a golden crown and a two handed sword is on his chest.
The altar has four indentations corresponding in shape to the four parts of the staff of necromancy. At the top is a round dent to hold the gold skull. Next is a short thin dent to hold the black metal bar. Next is a longer similar dent to hold the red metal cylinder. At the end is a portion suitable for holding the white metal tapering cone. If the parts of the staff are placed in the indentations it will fuse of itself, break the altar with a crash, and wake the corpse of the forgotten king from the stone block. The staff will have 20 charges.
The Forgotten King, Restless Dead (AC 0; MV 9"; HD 11; hp 50; #AT 1 weapon or 1 touch; D Two handed sword +3 or 1-10; SA Paralyzation, fear; SD +1 or better weapon to hit. Limited spell immunity; XP 4350)
The forgotten king is immune to cold, electricity, polymorph, and those mind-affecting spells that do not affect undead. If struck by the staff of necromancy, it will do 1d20 damage to him. He can be turned as a Special undead, but not while in this room. If the adventurers have taken his sword from him before he awakens, then he must use his touch attack. His touch causes paralysis (as a ghast).
When animated he causes fear. All creatures of four hit dice or levels or lower will flee in fear for 1 turn in his presence. Those with more five or more hit dice or levels are entitled to a saving throw.
His crown is encrusted with small diamonds and worth 15000 gold crescents, but is too wide to fit on a human head. The stone block he lays on is actually a box with a stone lid and inside are fifty bars of platinum (100 gold crescents each), a miniature coffin shaped silver casket (200 gold crescents value) holding fifty small diamonds (100 gold crescents each), and a cursed scroll. Any person trhat reads the scroll must save vs spells at -4 or their body will gradually take on the shape of the forgotten king (8 feet tall and slender) with the accompanying appearance (wrinkled blackened skin).
If the forgotten king is defeated the purple torches will stop giving off light.