131 PAYMASTER'S OFFICE. A secutor and a retiarus are here. There is a desk, a bookshelf, and a massive iron safe that dominates the room.
Retiarius (AC 8; MV 12”; F5; hp 27; #AT 1; D Trident, net, or dagger +1 due to strength; XP 387)
Secutor (AC 7; MV 12”; F5; hp 30; #AT 1; D Short sword +1 due to strength; XP 330)
Each gladiator has 5d10 gold crescents. They have been charmed by the griffin in Room 129 and are guarding its treasure. They have only been told to guard the safe, and will not be hostile unless attacked or someone tries to break into or steal the safe. Their charm will remain for 1 year or unless they see the dead body of the griffin. If the charm is broken, they will immediately stop cooperating with each other since they are deadly enemies.
The desk holds old pay stubs for the men and women who guarded the gladiators and beasts for the arena. There is a plaque that reads “ Three Strikes And You're Out”, but the word 'Out' has been scratched out and the word 'safe' is inserted above.
The bookcase holds old records regarding the payment of wages to guards and beast handlers.
The safe is a six feet cube and is locked. Inside are the following:
- Giant Constrictor Snake Skeleton (AC 6; MV 9”; HD 6; hp 31; #AT 1 bite and 1 constrict; D 1-4/ 2-8; SA Constriction; SD Sharp weapons score half damage only, limited spell immunity; XP 461)
- Six fat bags holding 2500 gold crescents each
- One thinner bag holding 342 gold crescents
If the safe is struck three times before being opened, the giant snake skeleton will be rendered powerless and will appear inanimate until the safe is closed again.