Sunday, July 15, 2018

MIDDLE DUNGEONS LEVEL FOUR 186 PATHOGEN STORAGE.

186 PATHOGEN STORAGE. An unfortunate researcher accidentally infected himself with lycanthropy and the fungoid zombie disease.

Werewolf Fungoid Zombie (AC 5; MV 12”; HD 5+4; hp 27; #AT 1; D 2-8; SA Disease; SD Silver or magic weapon to hit, regenerate 1-4 hit points each round; XP 762)

This storage facility contains glass vials of disease bearing organisms. Each round that this horror indulges in combat it thrashes violently, knocking vials about. There is a 25% chance it will knock a glass vial on a random character, breaking it and spilling its contents on the character. The person must make a svaing throw vs poison or contract the disease.

1d20
Vial Contents
1
Bubonic Plague
2
Dysentery
3
Cholera
4
Malaria
5
Small Pox
6
Tubercolosis
7
Typhus
8
Typhoid Fever
9
Yellow Fever
10
Spotted Fever
11
Advanced Leprosy (Mummy Rot)
12
Lycanthropy Roll 1d6 (1=Wererat, 2-3=Werewolf, 4=Wereboar, 5=Weretiger, 6= Werebear)
13
Laughing Disease
14
Turn to Stone Disease
15
Fungoid Zombie Disease
16
Infected Zombie Disease
17-20
Sample is too old and no longer infectious

For diseases 1-10 please refer to OD&D Supplement 2: Blackmoor page 52. If that is not available, use the following from the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide pages 13 to 14.

Disease
DMG Equivalent
Bubonic Plague
Chronic terminal disease of blood/blood forming organs
Dysentery
Acute severe disease of the gastro-intestinal system
Cholera
Acute severe disease of the gastro-intestinal system
Malaria
Severe parasitic infection of the cardiovascular system
Small Pox
Acute terminal disease of the skin
Tubercolosis
Chronic severe disease of the respiratory system
Typhus
Acute terminal disease of the skin and brain/nervous system
Typhoid Fever
Acute severe disease of the gastro-intestinal system
Yellow Fever
Acute severe disease of the cardiovascular-renal system
Spotted Fever
Acute severe disease of the muscles and skin

The Laughing Disease will turn a character into a Laughing Trsieklion in 2d4 days, They will keep their level, statistics, etc., but will be constantly laughing or giggling, and have the same inability to surprise and tendency to go berserk as do Laughing Triskelions.

The Turn to Stone Disease is described in Room 183C.

The Infected Zombie Disease is described in Room 163.