Note: This information was taken from TSR's original AD&D adventure, the Temple of Elemental Evil.
For the players:
This structure is some 55 feet tall, a
smaller tower rising inside the greater at
about 35 feet above the ground. Its
entrance is accessible only by going up a
curving flight of stone stairs which terminate
in a landing about 10 feet above the
ground. The outer door of the tower
lowers to form a bridge to the stone landing.
There are numbers of arrow slits
around the tower, and it has a splay
around the base to about 6 feet in height.
The lower and upper battlements are
machicolated, the merlons being pierced
for archery as well. Two men-at-arms
watch from its roof.
For the DM:
Inside dwell Rufus the Fighter and Burne
the magic-user. Both came to Hommlet
some three years ago, and had considerable
success in adventuring. They defeated a
large bandit force which had plagued Verbobonc,
and it is rumored that they gained
considerable treasure in killing a green
dragon which preyed in the Kron Hills to
These two are friends of all the important
folk in the village. It is well known that they
are tough and very cautious, but willing to
give some aid to adventurers for a price.
All sorts of standard equipment is stored
in the keep, and both Burne and Rufus have
odd potions and scrolls as well.
Burne, 'His Most Worshipful Mage of
Hommlet': The magic-user is Lawful Good,
clever, but a trifle on the greedy side. All
services he renders will be paid for handsomely.
He is a follower of St. Cuthbert,
and very conscious of his duty to protect the
village and to watch for evil. His adventuring
(if any) will be calculated to accomplish
those ends and gain him a third of the treasure
found as well. He is not likely to risk his
life or be duped. Burne is on the young side
for a magic-user, average in appearance and
dress, and will often frequent the Inn of the
Rufus: The fighter is also Lawful Good.
When he reaches 8th level, he is to return to
Verbobonc for special service on the Viscount's
behalf. He will not risk his life nor
become involved in foolish adventures. If he
renders service to a party, he requires not
less than 20% of the total treasure gained.
Rufus leads a squad of men-at-arms, and
has been appointed as the overall commander
of the village troops as well.
Burne: AC 8 (ring of protection +2); Level 8
Magic-User; hp 30; #AT 1; D 3-6 (dagger +1) or by spell; XP 2025;
carries chime of opening (51 charges), wand of magic missiles (49 charges).
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First level: burning hands, detect magic, feather fall, jump (comprehend languages, light, read magic)
Second level: levitate, mirror image, scare (darkness 15' radius, detect invisibility, strength)
Third level: dispel magic, fireball, tongues (gust of wind, infravision)
Fourth level: fumble, wall of fire (dimension door, plant growth)
Spells normally carried are given first; other spells in Burne's spellbook are given in parentheses.
Rufus: AC 2 (chain +1, shield +1); Level 6
Fighter; hp 32; #AT 1; D 3-10 (battle axe +1); XP 692;
carries dust of disappearance (12 doses), carnelian scarab of proof against poison +2 (identical to the periapt in effect)
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