d30 Challenge: Entry 20
d30 Gonzo Encounters Suitable for
Dungeon Sandbox Crawling Exploration
20. Six black goats stand in a circle licking a block of salt. If any of the goats are touched by a PC, Blorcus, the youngest and weakest half-step-brother of Orcus the Demon Prince, will immediately manifest, standing on the salt lick. He will demand the PCs pay him homage by slaughtering the goats and pouring their blood on the salt block in libation.
The goats will ignore Blorcus and continue to greedily lick the salt block.
Try as they might, the PCs can't kill the goats. They are under the protection of Curdle, the Petty Goddess of Blind Milkmaids (see link or Expanded Petty Gods). Any weapon-based attack will merely bounce off the goats' hides and spells will have no effect.
If the PCs spend too much time trying to kill the goats, Curdle herself will manifest. Blorcus is afraid of her and will immediately dissipate.
The salt block is worth 10sp.
d30 Alphabetic Modifiers
G. There is a 40% chance that the encounter is a dream and the PCs are still asleep. They will wake up only if all foes/NPCs have fled or been defeated. Because the dream was so intense, no actual rest was possible and no spells were recovered.