Mark Knights wrote:Why is area C18 CR5 when there is no creature, trap or event listed for it?
Yeah... that's a type of error that, unfortunately, pops up now and then when we have to shrink an adventure slightly in order to make it fit. When we do this, one of the FINAL steps we take as a last-ditch effort to make an adventure fit is to cut minor or relatively uninteresting encounters... especially encounters in rooms that have other interesting things going on in them and thus still function as legitimate areas of interest even without a fight.
In the case of area C18, there was once a fight with two medium air elementals in that room, but I ended up cutting the fight because it wasn't all that important in the grand scheme of things, didn't really fit the overall theme of that dungeon level, and because by cutting the two lines of text involved AND the short stat block for the elementals, we could make the adventure fit.
Just ignore that "CR 5" notation and you're good to go.
I suppose the same is true of C8 and C10?
Edit: Not related to the question above, but the hell hound in the rift siphon. It's trapped by the portcullis to the south, but how has it not found the western entrance to the maze in two years? It would eventually hit doors, but it would have the run of C19 and probably be able to attract the attention of the devils. Oh well, the PCs don't need to know that detail.