|doc the grey|
I'm working on an encounter for my home game and am looking for advice. In it they are exploring the abandoned remains of an ancient technological ruin. Most recently inhabited by a migrating tribe of Morlocks, those clambering creatures have recently abandoned this site after their leader and many of their strongest warriors and robotic allies were killed by my PCs after stumbling into their temple a small distance away from their homes. Since then the area has been largely abandoned and my PCs are likely to finally return to that temple and explore this area. Currently my biggest problem though is figuring out some more interesting things to fill this area with.
Right now I have an albino cave shrimp from B5 as one of the most dangerous new tenants in the area, sifting through the remains for any morsels it can find along with whatever falls from the hovels or other holes in the high canyon walls above. Right now I'm looking for something to go inside the "treasure room" that the Morlocks have made of one of the old rooms. It has a tech door that's been sealed shut and the primary ingress has so far been through the roof. I'm thinking I want to put something in there as well, either an immortal sentry of some kind that was left over from the dungeons original function or some kind of creature that has come up to the space and either gotten stuck or made its lair there. The space isn't that large so I'm not looking for anything bigger than large but beyond that so long as it's CR is between 4-9, makes sense to have leaving alone, and doesn't have a climb speed I'm good. Interested to hear what people come up with.
Also if it helps I'm using the cavernous side of the tech dungeon flip map if the helps people visualize the space. This creature would be in the set of rooms on the opposite side of the map from the violet orb.