Spiked Swinging Gate
Trap
Level
XP

The spiked door grate covering the western exit is a trap. The door pivots outward in a 180-degree arc and pins anyone standing in front of it against the west wall, impaling them on its spikes and locking into place.

Perception     DC 25: The character notices the hidden spring mechanism.TriggerThe trap attacks when a character attempts to open the door grate.AttackImmediate Reaction      Melee
Target: The creature that triggered the trap and anyone within the 4 squares in front of the trap and the 4 squares to the left of the trap.Attack: +8 vs. ReflexHit: Targets take 2d6 + 2 damage and are pinned against the wall next to the doorway. Ongoing 5 damage each round of being impaled on the spikes pressing against the wall.Miss: Target takes 1d4 + 2 damage from a glancing blow and is knocked into the canal.Effect The spiked door-grate is locked in the open position against the wall north of the doorway.Countermeasures     Thievery DC 5: An adjacent character can trigger the trap with a successful check. The door swings open and locks against the wall. If the adjacent character is to the right of the door, he is affected by the trap normally. Other characters have enough warning to dodge out of the way.
     Thievery DC 20: An adjacent character can delay the trap with a successful check. The door grate can be opened without triggering the trap while it remains delayed.
     Thievery DC 20: An adjacent character can disable the trap with a successful check. The door grate becomes safe to open.
     Athletics DC 20: A nontrapped character who makes a successful check can break the door grate after it has locked in the open position, releasing any trapped characters.
     Thievery DC 25: A nontrapped character who makes a successful check can disable the lock holding the door grate in place after it has locked in the open position, releasing any trapped characters.
     Acrobatics DC 25: A trapped character can slip out from behind the door grate with a successful check (move action).

Published in FR1 Scepter Tower of Spellgard, page(s) 23.