Gorgon Mud
Hazard
Level 8 TrapXP 350

Detect Arcana or Perception DC 14

Initiative

Immune attacks

Traits

Thick Mud

The mud is difficult terrain.

Triggered Actions

Attack At-Will

Trigger: A creature that has neither earth walk nor immunity to petrification enters a square containing the mud.

Attack (Opportunity Action): Melee 0 (triggering creature); +11 vs. Fortitude

Hit: The target is immobilized (save ends).

    First Failed Saving Throw: The target is restrained instead of immobilized (save ends).

    Second Failed Saving Throw: The target is petrified instead of restrained (save ends).

Miss: The target is slowed (save ends).

Countermeasures

Resist: Athletics DC 14 (move action). Success: The character or one adjacent creature gains a +2 bonus to its next saving throw against the mud’s effect.

Siphon: Arcana DC 19 (standard action). Success: The character siphons elemental energy from the mud, rendering inert 1 square plus 1 square for every 5 points by which the check result exceeds the DC.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 211.