Deathgrasp Sarcophagus
Trap
Level 10 Obstacle
XP 700

This sarcophagus crafted from dark metal is covered in gruesome iconography. A leering skull with ram horns stares forth from it.

Trap: A deathgrasp sarcophagus occupies 1 square.Perception     No check is necessary to notice the sarcophagus.Arcana     DC 15: Sometimes a sarcophagus can serve as a conduit to the Shadowfell or channel the malice of a potent undead intelligence. Such an item fulfills the craving of its undead masters for the essence of the living. Consuming a living creature satisfies them for a moment, but they are never satiated.Religion     DC 15: Sometimes a sarcophagus can serve as a conduit to the Shadowfell or channel the malice of a potent undead intelligence. Such an item fulfills the craving of its undead masters for the essence of the living. Consuming a living creature satisfies them for a moment, but they are never satiated.Arcana     DC 20: High-ranking drow who make pacts with demons, especially Orcus, find eternal existence in undeath. Deathgrasp sarcophagi often house these drow, who are especially voracious for life force.Religion     DC 20: High-ranking drow who make pacts with demons, especially Orcus, find eternal existence in undeath. Deathgrasp sarcophagi often house these drow, who are especially voracious for life force.TriggerWhen a creature moves within 5 squares of the deathgrasp sarcophagus, the sarcophagus rolls initiative.Attack—Claws of the Hungry DeadStandard Action      Melee 4
Target: One living creatureAttack: +13 vs. ReflexHit: The target is grabbed and pulled 3 squares. If the target is adjacent to the sarcophagus, it is entombed inside the sarcophagus. The sarcophagus can have one creature entombed at a time.
An entombed creature is immobilized. It has line of sight or line of effect only to the sarcophagus, and no creature has line of sight or line of effect to the entombed creature. A creature is released if the sarcophagus is destroyed or by one of the countermeasures listed below.
While it has a creature entombed, the sarcophagus uses its feed the dead attack instead of claws of the hungry dead.
Attack—Feed the DeadStandard Action      Special
Target: One entombed creatureAttack: +13 vs. FortitudeHit: 3d8 + 5 necrotic damage, and the target cannot spend healing surges (save ends).Countermeasures     Thievery DC 18: A character can make a successful check to release an entombed creature. The released creature falls prone in a square adjacent to the sarcophagus.
     A character can attack the sarcophagus (AC 5, other defenses 10; hp 100). Dealing 25 or more damage to the sarcophagus with one blow causes it to release any entombed creature inside it. The released creature falls prone in a square adjacent to the sarcophagus.

Published in Dragon Magazine 370, page(s) 42.