50 SPITTING SPIDERS. This room is the home of three monstrous spiders of an unusual breed.
3 Giant Spitting Spiders (AC 5; MV 15”; HD 3+3; hp 19, 15, 14; #AT 1 bite; D 1-4; SA Spittle, poison; XP 266, 250, 246)
These creatures may attack with a poisonous bite for d4 damage, or emit a blinding spittle up to 3” at any single creature. A victim hit by spittle must make a saving throw vs poison or lose vision for 2d4 turns.
The remains of their meals are in in chamber as well. In addition to the lizards, bats, rats, slub beetles, and similar creatures that constitute the majority of the spider's prey, there are the skeletal remains of two gnolls, a bugbear, and a human.
The first gnoll's corpse has 4 silver spanners, 13 copper pieces, and a broad sword. The second has 6 gold crescents, 8 copper pieces, a broad sword, and a battle axe. The bugbear has 4 gold crescents, 23 silver spanners, 5 copper pieces, a morningstar, and a battle axe. The man has torn (unusable) chain mail armor, a long sword, a shield with a gray griffon design, 7 gold crescents, 34 silver spanners, 22 copper pieces, and a gold signet ring, which is engraved with the name “Sir Artrand Cozzio”. He was the second son of a local minor noble and the ring has a value of 350 gold crescents, twice that if returned to the Cozzio family with an explanation of Artrand's fate.