70 CIRCULAR CHAMBER. This large circular room holds about two dozen figures, wearing heavy gray robes which obscure their faces. They are arranged prostrate before the large central statue. The room has a domed ceiling, approaching twenty feet and is well lighted by torches arranged on holders about the circumference.
23 Pilgrims (AC 10; MV 12”; HD 1-6 hit points; hp 6, 2, 1, 4, 3, 6, 5, 3, 6, 1, 3, 5, 6, 1, 6, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 2; #AT 1; D Dagger; XP 11, 7, 6, 10, 9, 11, 10, 8, 11, 6, 8, 10, 11, 6, 11, 8, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 7)
Arlondon Messwack, Pilgrim Leader, Lawful Evil male human Fighter (AC 5; MV 9”; F4; hp 19, #AT 1; D Long sword +1 to damage due to strength; S 17, I 15, W 13, D 10, C 11, Ch 17; XP 185)
These are men and women who have been recruited by Arlondon Messwack to join the cult. They are strong in their new found belief and willing to fight if attacked. They are all new and have not experienced any of the body modifications earned by other cultists. They have agreed to give all their possessions to the worm cult, so they have no treasure.
Arlondon has a key which allows the gate at Area 72 to open easily. He wears chain armor under his robe and has a belt pouch with 53 gold crescents, 12 silver spanners, and 6 copper pieces. His job is to go out and recruit, thus his high Charisma score. He also has not experienced any worm-related changes to his body, to keep him from being too scary while trying to recruit.
Despite his alignment, he really is not interested in a combat. The trip here is, of course, dangerous, and he has lost several new followers to monsters already. He has arrived very recently and is unaware of the schism currently taking place within the cult. He also doesn't know about the harpies that have taken control of the chapel area (Rooms 62 to 69).
The central statue is raised on a pedestal. It is gray stone and has the torso of a man and the lower body of a great snake or worm. It's head is devoid of expression, except for three mouths, located at equidistant points each one third of the way around the head. It has three large muscular human arms, with two in the normal position and a third projecting out of the back.