Friday, August 29, 2008

The Lore of the Garden Gnome

I realized I neglected to provide tactics and lore for yesterday's creation. Let's see...

Garden Gnome Tactics
A garden gnome lurks in a well-maintained garden, sometimes in plain sight, disguised as a piece of statuary. They tend to be pranksters and shun combat, though they are fiercely protective of whoever maintains their garden.

Garden Gnome Lore
A character knows the following information about garden gnomes with a successful Arcana check.
DC 15: Garden gnomes dwell in gardens and are especially fond of shrubbery and topiaries. They are easily overlooked by untrained eyes. Wizards sometimes employ garden gnomes to protect their gardens (and by extension, their homes).
DC 20: When they feel threatened, garden gnomes revert to a statuelike state in which they are exceedingly difficult to harm.

Encounter Groups
Garden gnomes are commonly encountered in the gardens of powerful wizards, in the company of other guardians of the wizard's demesne.

Level 3 Encounter (XP 750)
  • 1 human mage (level 4 artillery)
  • 2 garden gnomes (level 3 lurker)
  • 1 iron defender (level 3 soldier)
  • 1 guard drake (level 2 brute)

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