33YY MAIDS' QUARTERS. Three nooses hang from the rafters of this bedroom, furnished to accommodate a dozen maids. There are dozens of desks, wardrobes, and dressers.
The nooses are inhabited by restless dead. Each sways in its own pattern, and if the room is searched, the adventurers will notice that when viewed from the corner of the eye, the nooses each appear to contain a female figure. These women would be pretty except their faces are bluish purple and their tongues are engorged and protruding. On direct inspection, the nooses will appear to be empty. If any of the dressers, etc. are opened, the nooses will attack.
3 Nooses, Restless Dead (AC 10; MV 0"; HD 4; hp 18 each; #AT 1; D 1-8; SD Strangle; SD Limited spell immunity; XP 197 each)
The nooses attack by trying to throw themselves about the neck. If they succeed in a to hit roll, they will strangle the next round and each subsequent round, doing 2-16 points of damage automatically. The nooses are supernatural and can stretch to any place in the room, and even another ten feet out of the room.
Hidden in the bottom of one of the wardrobes is a miniature golden casket the size of a shoebox (1700 gold crescents). It contains dozens of tiny wooden coffins each of which holds the body of a cockroach or mouse, tucked in under a blanket as if put to bed. There is a hidden bottom on the casket holding a magic-user spell scroll with passwall, project image, and stone to flesh.