40 SPAWNING POOL. Slackenslav the fish priestess is here. Five female fangtooths are in the pool.
Slackenslav, Lawful Evil female hybrid fish Cleric (AC 4; MV 9“; C5; hp 17; #AT 1; D Footman's Mace +2 +1 to damage due to strength; SA Spell use; S 17, I 16, W 15, D 12, C 14, CH 17; XP 377)
First Level Cleric Spells:
Bless, Command, Cure Light Wounds X2, Darkness
Second Level Cleric Spells:
Chant, Hold Person, Silence, 15' Radius, Snake Charm
Third Level Cleric Spells:
Slackenslav wears chain armor chased with gold (worth 2500 gold crescents if intact, considerably less if damaged. Her gold torch holds a large pearl and is worth 3500 gold crescents. Her mace is encrusted with mollusk shells, engraved with runes, and infused with silver. It doubles as her holy symbol and in the hands of any one other than a fangtooth or hybrid fish man it is only +1 in its magic. She has a small piece of iron for the hold person spell. For the purposes of the bless spell, any saltwater should be considered holy for her.
5 Fangtooth Fish Wives (AC 4; MV 9”//18”; HD 4+4; hp 23, 22, 12, 22, 18; #AT 2 claws and 1 bite or 1 weapon; D 1-6/1-6/2-12 or by weapon +2 to damage due to strength; XP 205, 200, 150, 200, 180)
The fish wives are not armed. Each has a 50% chance of wearing a piece of crude gold and/or silver jewelry (bracelet, armband, necklace, torc, or anklet) worth between 31 and 130 (1d100+30) gold crescents.
Slackenslav is not usually aggressive. In fact she will be down right friendly if the adventuring party includes humans. She is looking for willing men and women to breed a race of hybrid warriors by unholy congress with fish men or fish wives. All of her previous volunteers were slaughtered recently in a raid by froglodytes. If forced to combat she will prefer to use her spells to support the fish wives. If she is losing badly she will flee under cover of darkness, going north to get hybrid fish men from Rooms 38 and 39, or to flee towards the salt mere, depending on which direction the adventurers came from.
The pool is used for holding eggs. Hundreds of 7 inch long eggs are at the bottom. When they hatch they will release either a fangtooth fish man spawn (look like nasty looking fish with large mouth and sharp teeth) or a fish man-human hybrid (looks like a 6 inch long human baby with gills). The fish man spawn travel by an underground channel to the mere, where the mature. The hybrid children are collected and raised by Slackenslav as warriors, reaching human adult height in six months. The fish men spawn once per year and the hybrids in Rooms 38 and 39 are only nine months old.