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Living Dungeon

The PCs, seeking information on an ancient sage's research, discover the location of a labyrinth constructed by her that may contain her library. Gaining access to the library will require braving the perils of the dungeon.

Back Story

The sage, Dianna Kaull, spent much time researching various forbidden subjects. Her greatest work, her library, was destroyed and her spirit was trapped in a magical gem in the center of her labyrinth. Her mind is now in control of the dungeon itself. Recent events (in the last two-hundred years) have rendered the dungeon powerless, except for a tiny trickle of emergency energy.

She's been using this trickle to gain the attention of visitors in an attempt to get them to repair the dungeon.

Unknown to the PCs, however, is the fact that she's quite insane and prone to sudden, violent, even homicidal, shifts in her personality. This is the reason a group of do-gooder adventurers heavily damaged the place, to prevent her from killing anyone else.

She'll promise nearly anything to regain the ability to manipulate the dungeon as she once did, but nothing she promises is real. She could give them wealth or knowledge, but won't if she doesn't have to. Furthermore, she fully intends to torture them to death, similar to a cat with a mouse.

The only way for the PCs to get the information they're seeking is to force her to play their game, rather than the other way around.

Adventure Synopsis

  • The PCs enter the dungeon.
    • The dungeon is a massive, rotary combination lock.
    • Hexagonal, rotating sections with six rooms each.
    • Permanent gravity manipulation spells hold the contents of each room to the floor.
  • They hear a bellowing male voice call out to them from all directions.
    • This is Dianna.
    • She demands that they repair the dungeon.
      • It'd been damaged and is currently non-functional.
      • Main power will have to be restored before it can be used.
  • The PCs restore power by traversing a side tunnel.
  • In order to proceed through each section, they must repair some form of magi-tech equipment.
  • The dungeon is filled with powerful monsters
    • The dungeon generates stasis fields in any and all sealed rooms
      • Allows any monster to be used
    • These monsters are here partly because Dianna imprisoned them to use as traps
    • The rest are there to prevent the dungeon from being repaired
    • This should result in a three-way war between imprisoned monsters seeking escape, monsters preventing repairs and the PCs
  • The final room that links the dungeon to the control room was never breached by those that damaged the dungeon
    • However, they did place a powerful golem (The Warden) in the last connecting section of the combination lock
      • Uses manacles as an attack, pulling a target in and binding them to it's own body
        • This allows it to redirect attacks on it to the captured character
  • The final room itself contains a powerful servant monster that's loyal to Dianna
    • It's orders are quite clear: kill anyone that breaches the room
    • Dianna intended it as one last protective measure to prevent her library from being destroyed

Major Variations

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Concluding the Adventure

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