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Mike's Free Encounter #81: Basilisks of the Golden Dome

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This is the 81st in an ongoing series aimed to provide the overworked DM with ready-to run encounters. The PCs meet the basilisks of the golden dome. Will they triumph or suffer gilded defeat?

His detractors and supporters both agreed that the merchant Aurum Avarus truly loved two things. The first was gold and the second was revenge. His wake combined both, much to the surprise of his guests. Before faking his death, Aurum Avarus commissioned the mage Kera Kitella to create the golden basilisks for him and a magical ring that would allow him to survive being turned to gold. At his wake, he released his golden basilisks upon the guests, transforming them into monuments to his love of gold and revenge. Perhaps due to the change to his mind or the greatness of his revenge he has remained in his dome, gazing upon the gold.

Aurum Avarus is CR 7.

It includes a history/background for the encounter, a map, and monster stats. The companion ZIP file contains JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid), the Word file of the encounter, and a Fantasy Grounds Unity Module file.

The encounter includes:

  • History/Background for the encounter.
  • Encounter guide
  • New Monsters: Golden Basilisk (CR3), Golden Warhorse (CR2), Golden Statue (CR1)
  • New Magic Item:  Ring of Aurum Avarus
  • Color Map
  • NPC/Monster Stats

 

The companion ZIP file contains:

  • JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid).
  • Word file of the encounter.
  • Fantasy Grounds Unity Module with map and NPC.
  • Artwork

 

 

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Jerold F October 24, 2022 5:17 pm UTC
I just gotta say this is an awesome body of work Mike. Thank you for putting these out. If you ever do a compendium on here or kickstarter I would love to back it or pick it up.
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Michael L October 24, 2022 11:30 pm UTC
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Thanks for using them!

I do collect every 10 encounters into a compendium; such as:
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/287928/Mikes-free-Encounters-110.

I have two more encounters to finish for the 81-90 Encounter collection; should have both out by next week.
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Susan B October 07, 2022 1:59 am UTC
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Is there an index of all your encounters by level?
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Michael L October 07, 2022 1:43 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thanks to you, there is now. :)

Here are the current Free Encounters with the Minimal Meaningful Challenge Rating for each (the lowest CR at which the encounter actually fits its name). The Haunted Stones has a huge range, since it allows meaningful encounters from CR 1/2 to 9+.

Encounter Minimum CR
Mike's Free Encounter #1: Necromancer's Stash 0.25
Mike’s Free Encounters #2: Worg Riders 0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #3: Haunted Stones 0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #4: Kobold Emissary 0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #5: Gnark Horse 3
Mike’s Free Encounter #6: Ghost of Kella Thar 9
Mike’s Free Encounter #7: Capraemortu 1
Mike’s Free Encounter #8: Bonewalkers 2
Mike’s Free Encounter #9: Alena Trel the Eye Piercer 5
Mike’s Free Encounter #10: The Bog Witch 7
Mike’s Free Encounter #11: Shadow Fang Gnolls 1
Mike’s Free Encounter #12: Shadowed Fields 4
Mike’s Free Encounter #13: River Pirates 0.5...See more
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Michael L October 07, 2022 1:45 pm UTC
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I have the index in an Excel file now; I'll include updated versions in new Free Encounters.
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Michael L October 07, 2022 1:49 pm UTC
CREATOR
Here is the list by CR:

Encounter Minimum CR
Mike's Free Encounter #1: Necromancer's Stash
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #3: Haunted Stones
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #4: Kobold Emissary
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #52: Osfranger
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #63: Ghost Tears
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounter #66: Of Sheers, Weagles and Spakes
0.25
Mike’s Free Encounters #2: Worg Riders 0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #13: River Pirates
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #14: Bad Mercenaries
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #27: Burning Beasts
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #36: Molodus
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #49: Quillbones 0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #50: Bonerunners 0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #53 Cross Cat
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #67: Sky Piercer
0.5
Mike’s Free Encounter #7: Capraemortu
1
Mike’s Free Encounter...See more
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Susan B October 08, 2022 2:01 am UTC
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oh wow!!! thank you so much!!!
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Michael L October 08, 2022 2:37 pm UTC
CREATOR
Thanks for the idea of the index; I hope you are enjoying the Free Encounters.
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