33GGG THE SEER OF THE CRYSTAL. A small round table is in the center of the room. Placed upon the table is a long purple tablecloth, a purple pillow and a crystal ball, like the magic item but containing a smoky purple eye.
This object may be used exactly as a crystal ball, with the device providing commentary about what the magic-user is viewing. Are percentile chances associated with this ball are double normal with regard to observing, and casting detect spells. Furthermore, the ball will allow the user to talk with the subject observed, if desired.
The ball may not be removed from the room. In fact if an attempt is made to take it, it will be revealed that the circular table is not really a table at all, but the seven foot tall body of a creature, so thin as to be skeletal with a warty purple skin. It wears a round collar simulating the table-top and it is crouched under the cloth. It will stand up and demand the characters leave or if attacked, it will defend itself.
Crystal Ball Monster (AC 3; MV 15"; HD 8; hp 36; #AT 1 fist; D 1d12; SD Travel dimensions; MR 55%; XP 1010)
This is actually a creature from another dimension. It has come to try to learn about people and uses its extreme clairaudience and clairvoyance powers to observe the interactions between the people of this world. It has infinite patience so it can wait in this room for years but it hates having its head grabbed. The creature should be considered to have an intelligence score of 24 and a lawful neutral alignment. It has perfect memory so it doesn't need to take notes. If being defeated badly it will transport itself back to its home dimension.