Monday, May 1, 2023

#Dungeon23 Tomb of the Vampire Queen, Level 5, Room 1

The bottom of the stairs opens up to a gigantic cavern. But that is not the most significant item of interest here.

Level 5, Room 1

There appears to be a large metallic cylindrical (as far as can be seen of it) structure here. It is buried into the walls of this cavern.  The structure is at least 100 ft long and 30 ft tall, though all dimensions of it are buried.

There is a square opening nearby.


Notes about this level. There is ambient lighting throughout. This is due to the lighting of the spaceship.

This level is all about an abandoned, crashed spaceship.  It was here before the Citadel of Conjurers, and they tried digging down to it. When the Vampire Queen took over these catacombs. She tried to plumb its secrets, but many still remain.

Describe this level to the players, but try to avoid calling it a spaceship or anything futuristic (it's actually very old and really a dimensional ship) and describe it all as if it is magic.  Use the meaning of Arthur C. Clarke's quote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."  Everything should be described in terms of magic.

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