An Extra Everdark Encounter
As you travel in the dark, musty caverns, you hear squeaks and hissing from ahead. By what dim light is afforded from the soft-glowing mushrooms you see a band of extremely large rats squabbling over the carapace of what must have been a huge cave cricket or some other over-sized insect. The squabbling soon reveals a forgotten backpack among the remains.
Little do our brave heroes know that the deeper recesses of the cavern hides the true terror of the under dark, Hook Horrors!! The creatures wait for the distracted heroes to investigate before launching their surprise attack creating utter chaos, and hopefully supplying a fresh meal! At the attack, the rats scatter and run in all directions creating chaos! A dexterity check is required to not trip over terrified rats.
The pack contains moldy rations, 300 s.p. and 420 g.p.
Hook Horror (Int. 2-4 Semi-intelligent; AL N; AC 3; MV 9; HD 5; hp 18, 20, 21, 27; THAC0 15; #AT 3; Dmg 1-8/1-8/2-12; SZ L; ML Steady (11-12); XP 175)
Rat, Giant (Int. 1 Animal intelligence; AL NE; AC 7; MV 12, Sw 6; HD 0+4; hp 5×4; THAC0 20; #AT 1; Dmg 1-3; SA Disease (5% chance); SZ T; ML Unsteady (5-7); XP 15)