Note: This information was taken from TSR's original AD&D adventure, the Temple of Elemental Evil.
For the players: This 40' x 50' chamber was evidently
one in which new arrivals were hosted to
the delights of the Temple; at least, this is
what the wall murals depict. A few
pieces of battered furniture -- couches,
chairs, and stands -- remain along the
walls. In the center of the room is a shallow
pool, its fountain apparently
stopped and the decorative statue, of a
minotaur sitting on a throne, much dirtied.
Several skeletons lie about the place,
and some odd skulls and bones as well --
mostly humans, but some humanoids
also. None of the many cressets and
walls sconces are lit; no torches remain.
For the DM: The minotaur is alive. It wears gray
leather armor, and is dirtied to appear as if
stone, 90% undetectable as real unless studied
within 15 foot range--and it attacks
before such an approach. This monster particularly
hates the bandits; after it killed
(and ate) one, they harrassed it, shot it with
bolts, and have tried to starve it (despite the
fact that it is here, guarding against
intruders, on instructions from Temple officials).
It therefore charges whenever it sees
black-clad intruders, even if it has little
hope of prevailing. It otherwise attacks anyone
approaching within 20 feet.
Minotaur: AC 4, MV 12 ", HD 6 + 3, hp 35,
#AT 2, D 2-8 butt or 1-4 bite/4-9 (flail),
SD surprised on 1 only (on Id6); XP 680
Under the stone throne is a bag with 13
agates of various types (worth 10 gp each) and
a scroll of protection from elementals (all).