Tuesday, February 16, 2016


12 FEAST HALL. This room is the product of orc excavation efforts, as are Rooms 13 to 16. It functions as common room, sleeping chamber, and a place for the orc leader to hold court. Nine orc males are here. Twelve females and fifteen young orcs are also here, but will not fight unless cornered (they will, in fact, flee). Eight human slaves, clad in ankle chains are also here doing menial work and generally trying to stay out of the way. Dirty pallets, clothing, and poorly made domestic items are scattered about but there is nothing of value. Ceiling height is about thirteen feet. The floor is rough, but reasonably flat. Oil lamps and candles provide sufficient illumination.

9 Male Orcs (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 1; hp 4, 1, 7, 1, 7, 3, 7, 5, 5; #AT 1; D By weapon type; XP 14, 11, 17, 11, 17, 13, 17, 15, 15)

4 Orcs carry spears, 3 carry short swords and light crossbows, and 2 carry halberds. The orcs with crossbows will each have between 9 and 16 (1d8+8) bolts. Each orc also carries 0-5 (1d6-1) gold crescents, 0-11 (1d12-1) silver spanners, and 0-19 (1d20-1) copper pieces.

12 Female Orcs (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 1; hp 1, 3, 3, 1, 1, 6, 1, 7, 7, 1, 2, 4; #AT 1; D 1-2; XP -)

15 Young Orcs (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 1 hit point; hp 1 each; #AT 1; D 1; XP -)

The female and young orcs have improvised weapons only (sticks, cooking equipment, etc.) They do not carry treasure.

8 Normal Active Male Human Slaves (AC 10; MV 3”[12”]; HD 2-5 hit points; hp 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 5, 4, 5; #AT 1; D By weapon type; SA Attacks as a 0 level Fighter; XP 8, 9, 10, 9, 8, 10, 9, 10)

The slaves are all 0-level human types unarmed and former prisoners of the Upper Dungeons. Their rags are all that is left of their prison uniforms. If equipped with weapons they will fight to be free but are not interested in a life of adventure.

A THRONE. The floor in this area is raised about two to three feet higher than the rest of the room, and a large chair is placed here. The chair is the property of Higg the great orc and is where he holds court. It is decorated with ram skulls and hanging on the wall behind the chair is a bent two-handed sword. Higg likes to tell about how he bent the blade with his bare hands (a lie, but one the other orcs do not dare dispute) and he renamed this tribe Bent Blade after the deed. They were formerly known as the Horned Skulls.

B FIRE PIT. In this alcove there is a large pit surrounded by stones and holding a smoldering fire. This is where the orcs cook their food when they are not in the mood to eat it raw. For fuel the orcs use sticks, broken furniture, and monster dung.

C MIDDEN. This attached area is a dump for the orcs' waste including animal bones and offal, excrement, and any other rubbish which they do not desire. It smells awful. There is nothing of value here.

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