18 THE FROG PRINCESS. The smell of stagnant water is overbearing as this small clearing within the hedge maze is approached. Seated on the lip of the large and inoperative fountain there is a frog woman holding a small gold globe.
Princess Tulip (AC 6; MV 3”//15”; HD 2; hp 13; #AT 3 or 1; D 1-2/1-2/2-5 or by weapon; SA Hop; SD Camouflage; Size M; XP 62)
Princess Tulip will claim that she is a human princess magically enchanted into a monstrous body. She wears a faded and torn pink ball gown, to further add credence to her story. She will make the assertion that only a kiss from a handsome man will break the spell. She is lying. She is just a lonely bullywug who wants a kiss.
She has no weapons. Her gold globe is worth 100 gold crescents. If she is attacked she will run away towards the concealed exit in the bushes to the south. If she succeeds in getting a kiss she will eventually do the same because she obviously will not have changed into a human princess.
The bushes to Area 19 will open for Princess Tulip as she whisphers the password "Barleyhops", but anyone who wants to follow must cut down or get around the bit of hedge guarding to the path.
Stubborn Hedge (AC 8; MV 0"; HD 2; hp 10; #AT 1 thorny limb; D 1-4; SD Immune to blunt weapons and missile weapons, limited spell immunity; XP 48)
The hedge is a plant and immune to spells that affect animals. It cannot be harmed by blunt melee weapons and missile weapons like arrows and sling stones are ineffective. If its roots are dug out, the diggers will find a bag of 200 gold crescents and a solid gold butter knife with the word "Barleyhops" written on it (value 30 gold crescents).