28 SHRINE. A huge cellar dweller is preaching to four others from in front of the south altar.
The Pontefract (AC 5; MV 12”; HD 4; hp 24; #AT 2 claws and 1 sting; D 1-10/1-10/1-4; SA Poison sting; Size L; XP 246)
4 Cellar Dwellers (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 2; hp 9, 8, 6, 6; #AT 2 claws; D 1-4/1-4; SA Ink; XP 46, 44, 40, 40)
The pontefract is the large cellar dweller giving a sermon. The surgeon has grafted two giant scorpion claws and a giant scorpion tail onto his body. The stinger does 1-4 points of damage and a hit requires the victim to save versus poison or die. Note that the poison will affect the pontefract if he stings himself by accident. As a result of the surgery, he has lost the ink attack that normal cellar dwellers have.
The altar is a raised structure made of white marble. Incense sticks burn, giving the room a heady odor. A labeled portrait of Valerian Triskelion is on the south wall, behind the altar. He is a very thin man with long white hair in the back but bald on the top. As is usual, the painting is signed by Patrizio Triskelion.