Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:21 pm
Need help with Tomb of Horrors riddles [spoilers]
As I'm reading through the module in preperation to run it, one annoying thing has surfaced about it. The 'riddles' and clues and poems that Acererak leaves around the place are left unexplained.
I ain't the brainiest of people as I'm sure many people on these forums would attest, so I'd like some help deciphering them so that I can anticipate player's actions and answer their questions with the inevitable divination spells that will be cast.
So far there are the following that I have zero clue about:
ACERERAK CONGRATULATES YOU ON YOUR POWERS OF OBSERVATION. SO MAKE OF THIS WHATEVER YOU WISH, FOR YOU WILL BE MINE IN THE END NO MATTER WHAT!
Go back to the tormentor or through the arch,
and the second great hall you'll discover.
Shun green if you can, but night's good colour
is for those of great valour.
If shades of red stand for blood the wise
will not need sacrifice aught but a loop
of magical metal - you're well along your march.
Two pits along the way will be found to lead
to a fortuitous fall, so check the wall.
These keys and those are most important of all,
and beware of trembling hands and what will maul.
If you find the false you find teh true
and into the columned hall you'll come,
and there the throne that's key and keyed.
The iron men of visage grim do more than
meets the viewer's eye.
You've left and left and found my Tomb
and now youre soul will die.
And this one:
Look low and high for gold, to hear a tale untold. The archway at the end, and on your way you'll wend.
So... what does it all mean?
In more modern times, only Delglath of Rinloru is known to have crafted any items from the stone of this atrocious place. Even masters of the dark arts such as Xaene and Karoolck would hesitate to follow.