“A dynamic lair is a small dungeon or lair, created in advance like a point of interest, which includes 1-3 encounters.” ACKS page 236.
This week’s lair is that of the humble Cockatrice:
The Garden Statuary
Adjacent to a decrepit, ruined house is a small garden overgrown with wild flowers, weeds, and weeping willows. Statues, extremely life-like, are dotted around the garden in poses of surprise, horror, or in the throes of fighting. A nest of twigs and leaves and bones rests under one dense willow, opposite a fountain that no longer works and merely collects rainwater. In this nest can be found a solitary cockatrice.
Cockatrice (1): AC 3, Move 90′ (30′) or 180′ (60′) flying, HD 5, hps 20, #ATS 1 beak, Dmg 1d6 + special, SV F5, ML -1, AL N, XP 350; on a successful attack, Save versus Petrification or be turned to stone, same if the creature is touched; ACKS page 159.
Amongst the petrified victims is the following treasure, all turned with stone with their owners:
- 1,000 Silver
- 1,000 Gold
- 2 jars of spices, worth 800gp each (1 stone each)
- 3 sets of engraved teeth (1 stone per 100 sets), each worth 50gp
- 1 Aquamarine (500 gp)
- 1 jet (100 gp)
- 1 Azurite (10 gp)