Rise of the Runelords
Catacombs Areas B1-B6
- B1 Guard Cave
- B2 Old Storeroom: "The original purpose o f this chamber is unclear, but large mounds of rubble lie strewn on its floor. The wall to the west has been torn down to reveal a tunnel leadin g to the west ."
The original purpose of this chamber is unclear, but large mounds of rubble lie strewn on its floor. The wall to the west has been torn down to reveal a tunnel leading to the west.
- B3 Welcoming Chamber: "A red marble statue of a strikingly beautiful but, at the same time, monstrously enraged human woman stands in the middle of this room, her stony expression twisted in fury. The woman wears flowing robes, and her long hair is held back from her face by an intricate headdress of hooks and blades. In her left hand she carries a large book, the face of which is inscribed with a seven-pointed star. Her right hand holds a glittering metal-and-ivory ranseur."
The statue depicts Runelord Alaznist, identifiable as such with a DC 25 Knowledge (history) check. The masterwork ranseur clutched by the statue can be removed with a little tugging. As a replica of Runelord Alaznist's signature weapon, the ranseur is a work of art as much as a weapon. It's worth 400 gp.
- B4 Washing Pool
- B5 Stairs: "A fl ight of spiral stairs winds up around a circular pillar into darkness above."
These stairs once led up to a small vault on the surface, but when Thas silon fell, that structure collapsed. If the PCs somehow manage to dig their way up through the 30 feet of rock between the top of the stairs and the surface , they find thems elves emerging in an alley in the cluster of buildings between Tower Street and Junker's Way. Narrow fissures remain in the stone, helping to keep (relatively) fresh air in the catacombs, and providing a route for Erylium's familiar to come and go.
- B6 Ancient Prison