Note: This information was taken from TSR's original AD&D adventure, the Temple of Elemental Evil.
For the DM: This is the domain of two leucrotta, previous
pets of Zuggtmoy. Their den is the
small cave to the southeast of the circular
chamber. They are now cared for by the
ettin in area 306, but not nearly often enough
to suit them; they are voracious.
For the players: This circular chamber, some 40 feet in
diameter and 40 feet high at the apex of
its dome, is made to appear as if it were a
natural setting (albeit bleak and disquieting).
The walls are hewn to appear as
boulders, and detritus is spread by the
walls. Jagged rocks likewise protrude
from the perimeter in seemingly natural
manner. Even in the relatively open center,
the floor is uneven, with cracks,
ledges, and loose rock.
The whole area is dimly lit by a gray
light, with no apparent source but nonetheless
leaving pools of shadows near the
walls. A cold, damp breeze moans and
sighs throughout, and the air smells foul.
A bone projects from a fissure to the
east, and near it is a full skeleton clad in
chain mail. A leering skull atop a low
slab of rock to the northwest seems to
For the DM: The leucrotta attack anyone foolish
enough to enter their grotto unless the
intruder is a demon or some other monster
obviously involved with the Greater Temple.
Leucrotta (2): AC 4, MV18", HD 6 +1, hp 34, 29,
#AT 1, D 3-18, SA imitate voices,
SD kick hooves in retreat (D 1-6/1-6); XP 747, 707
The skeleton in the grotto is dwarven,
clad in chain mail +1. At the bottom of a
nearby crack (three feet deep and six inches
wide), just a foot or two from the skeleton's
right hand, is an axe + 1. A backpack under
the skeleton contains typical adventuring
equipment, and a belt pouch holds eight
vials of holy water.
In the den is another dwarven skeleton,
scattered in many pieces. Mixed with the
bones are five quarrels +3, a broken light
crossbow, a broken shield, tattered chain
mail, an intact shortsword, and a belt with
four small pouches fashioned thereon as part
of the belt. One pocket holds three gems (an
amethyst and two pearls, each worth 100 gp);
the other three pockets are empty. This belt
magically reduces weight; each pocket can
hold 100 gp (or ten pounds weight) as if it were
but 1 gp (or a tenth of a pound). However,
nothing larger than one by two by three inches
can fit into a pocket, and the maximum cubic
volume capacity for a pocket is three by six by
twelve inches. (Thus, vials of holy water
would easily fit, but a dagger or wand would
not, in most cases.) The belt is worth 5,000 gp
(XP Value 1,000).