159 ALMOST CHIMERA ROOM. The door to this room is locked. It can be opened with the key with the lion's head design from Room 160.
Inside are four creatures.
Lion (AC 5/6; MV 12”; HD 5+2; hp 23; #AT 2 claws and 1 bite; D 1-4/1-4/1-10; SA Rear claws for 2-7/2-7; SD Surprised only on a 1; XP 438)
Giant Nanny Goat (AC 7; MV 18”; HD 3+1; hp 15; #AT 1 butt; D 2-16; SA Charge (+4 to hit, 6-20); XP 125)
2 Juvenile Hybrid Goat-Lions (AC 6; MV 12”; HD 2+2; hp 13, 10; #AT 2 claws, 1 bite, and 1 butt; D 1-2/1-2/1-6/2-8; SD Surprised only on a 1; XP 89, 80)
The hybrids have lion-like forebodies, goat-like hindquarters, a goat head, and a lion head. The owners of this level were trying to breed chimeras, but have only gotten this far. The hybrids are treasure loving, however, and have 2318 gold crescents and three gems (sapphire, base 500 gold crescents each).
The room is like a habitat, with painted walls resembling open plains and blue sky. There are piled pieces of furniture that the young ones use to play on.