Valley of Sting
Master- Black mastyrial (hive mind CR 6), Girtabilliu druid,
Denizens – Black mastyrial, Athasian chimera, chekryan, azrathid, scorpion swarm, giant ant lion, plants, incorporeal undead (slain victims), construct guardians
Complications- luring ghosts, hostile plants, druid traps,
Treasures- Druid’s personal effects, chimera venom, items of previous expeditions
No, not THAT Sting.
Remember, gods cannot exist on Athas, and that means no Sting. Though now I am imagining a valley dedicated to Sting. Might have break out my Book of Metal.
This is inspired by Pathfinder gazetteer guides. They have a section where they have detailed adventure sites complete with elaborate history, treasures, enemies etc. Pure imagination fodder.
The concept is a rocky canyon with an ancient shrine that attracts scorpions. It can be psionic, elemental or some kind of arcane. An ant lion lurks outside this cornucopia. Basically every kind of scorpion you can imagine is there. A girtabilliu druid has taken it upon herself to guard the shrine and surrounding canyon.
Things are changing rapidly. A mastyrial hive mind has organized, and is using the canyon as a base to hunt from. As local caravans and tribes are coming under threat and are about to retaliate. The chekryan is a psionic scorpion with plans of its own. The shrine has guardian statues from the original builders, and there are undead from other explorers.