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Iron Sheathed Room with Rotating Iron Pillar DoorIron Sheathed Room with Rotating Iron Pillar Door(s)
This is a twenty five foot square chamber with a ten foot high flat ceiling. The walls, ceiling and floor of the chamber have been sheathed in iron plates that are riveted to the cut stone blocks behind them (or to the cavern walls of natural stone). The iron plates are about one inch thick and one plate could be pried loose with a break DC 30. The iron plates each have a hardness of 10 and have 90 hit points. Each plate is five feet square. The climb DC for the walls is 25. A purple tapestry with a large script letter G in black hangs on one wall from hooks.
One (or more) of the walls of the room has a single rotating iron pillar door in the exact center of the wall. This is a round, five foot wide, iron pillar built into the wall of the chamber. Only half of the pillar is in the room so it looks like wide iron pilaster on the wall.
Golfo's Auto TavernGolfo's Auto Tavern
A niche with an arched opening covered in glowing runes. Near by gargoyle. A menu carved in stone with items and prices. The gargoyle (programmed illusion or magic mouth) takes the order of the PCs who have approached within ten feet. "Welcome to Golfo's Auto Tavern, may I take your order?" Coins are placed in a nearby polished metal box attached atop a stone plinth. The coins are object teleported to Salador. Damage to the niche, archway, gargoyle, plinth or box will permanently destroy the auto tavern. Once paid for, ordered items will appear within the niche (on cheap ceramic plates and in cheap ceramic mugs, emblazoned with a script G).
Circular Passage with Howling GaleCircular Passage with Howling Gale
This is a stone passageway that can be of any size but typically is twenty feet wide with a fifteen foot high ceiling. The walls are made of cut stone blocks of dark granite. This passageway runs in a complete circle like a donut with doors on the side walls, here and there, leading in and out. There is a constant gale force wind blowing through the passage (a permanent gust of wind type spell) around the circle. The winds found in these passageways differ in severity from a severe wind to hurricane force (depending on how difficult the DM wishes the obstacle to be).
Some of these passageways have a very cold wind with flying chunks of ice and snow (there are patches of ice on the wall). Movement in this wind will subject a creature or person to one point of damage per round due to flying ice.
See the Dungeon Master Guide for effects of severe winds.
Rolling Stones of Death TrapRolling Stones of Death Trap
This isn't technically a true trap, but more an attack by an animated construct. Still, it is classic and deadly. Place a huge animated stone sphere (animated object in the monster manual) in a passageway only a teensy bit wider and taller than the stone. It will roll around and crush PCs. The beautiful thing is that it is interactive and can reverse course and even roll uphill! It might be rolling continually through a network or maze passageways. There might be more than one if you want it more challenging. For added flavor, have the stone sphere be crystalline, with some nice flashy, sparkly color (like sparkly blue or green). There could be a squashed NPC (complete with crushed gear) to be found somewhere before the encounter begins, just for some foreshadowing. Have fun with this one!
Life is but a DreamWe are just unnourished frail bodies,
overfed with white lies and short-lived-euphorias.
Books filled with black letters,
etching lurid images into our utmost dreams.
Veering us from the big picture...
the one we fail to paint ourselves.
Our fists much too busy with fights,
that we are bound to lose.
Too occupied in line waiting,
for creativity to be let loose like a stray dog.
As if we will find home in this pursuit of happiness...
but we only enclose each other in small rooms
with nothing but old laptops.
How many times I've guessed which letter could it be...
Which letter could it be?
To free us from havoc-stricken-thoughts?
They come and go, unending like 24 hour subway stations.
There's no break for this lonely man,
heaving every breathe of stale air
into my overused lungs...
Living in confined walls of flesh
held up with brittle paper-mache bones.
Which day is it that I will burst out from this cage of a life?
And hover with the Gods found in carefully binded bo
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