When the characters arrive, they en- counter a work crew of five bearded devils in the pro-.____to nowhere a wise person wants to go." Okay,thank you very much for the feedback, I appreciate you taking the time. These eventuaUy Bop to the ground and wetly break open, each one releasing a fully grown abyssal chickenr PIT OF SHUMMRATH l (see the accompanying stat block). This apparition stands in a fro- use to demolish the riverbank. the abyssal chickens, a nd they are now goading him into slaughte ring the chickens on pain of death. The Helm of Torms Sight, currently cursed and worn by the Duke, is the item that reveals that the Sword of Zariel is key to saving Elturel. The following informa-tress," page 130). My DM did say that Eturiel was being pulled into the Styx but he estimated it would take weeks at first and then he switched it to a month. He is a fallen figure, unaware of how he has been corrupted. Mordenkainen takes the tower with him when heleaves Avernus. characters to seek out Mephistopheles and return with an answer to his puzzle. These are listed in a specific area of the stat block and are all together. The devils won't forgive their comrade for his compassion, but the char- acters could persuade them to release Krikendolt into their care if they offer the right price. Ubbalux promises to guide them to someone who can help them find the Bleeding Citadel. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. The second half of Elturel concerns the rescue of Duke Ravengard and the revelation of what the players need to do next. If the charactersare unable to pay, they must return later with the coin Armor Class 13 (natural armor)and track down the fiends on the lake shore. Red light- ning crackles constantly between two horns of metal on the tower's roof.Mordenkainen, a chaotic neutral human archmage,often sojourns to Avernus to study how the Nine Hellsaffect the schools of magic. It needs better preparation. tion can be gleaned by speaking with the false wizard:TALKING TO MORDENKAINEN The wizard claims that he no longer recalls his name or place of origin.Mordenkainen is a stern, bald man with a neatly Ifasked about the Bleeding Citadel, the wizard prom-trimmed black goatee beard and a penetrating stare. You can do that in Candlekeep, but if you havent, you should present the case more strongly here. I will talk more about the problem of Lulu in the next instalment of this series. They beat their leathery wings to scare "Here you find a sticky situation. As they gaze archdevil orders the imp to follow the group invisiblystunned into their reflection's eyes, Mephistopheles after it completes its demolition work and report backgains access to all their thoughts, fears, and knowledge, when they've located the Bleeding Citadel. The characters can cure Krikendolt of his disorder using a heal s pell or similar magic, which re- stores his lawful evil alignment.96 CHAPTER 3 I AVERNUS ,The devils don't know where the Bleeding Citadel is, ABYSSAL CHICKENbut they do know someone who could help. The Wild Beyond the Witchlight Possibly. The air fills with ozone as Rigorath can perceive the characters though the mir- lightning courses over the standing stones. I dont believe it is, especially considering how the adventure progresses from this point with Lulu showing herself to be one of the most incompetent allies you can imagine. Coming out of here, the players should know the following: As the characters proceed onwards, only Lulu accompanies them. CHAPTER 3 I AVERNUSq8Ubbalux begins to chant. To fulfill their end of the bargain, the characters DEVELOPMENT must dam the flow of the River Styx where it spills into a nearby slime-filled chasm (see "Pit of Shum- Dropping its disguise, the barlgura demon implores the mrath," page 100).