Escape Route


The basement has a chest, and no other exits.

Magical Trap

The chest, when opened, creates the illusion of a door on the back wall.

There is a secret door on the back wall, which can be located with a DC 18 Wisdom (Perception) check.

When the chest is opened, a wooden door appears on the back wall. The wooden door is actually overlaid onto a secret door. Opening the wooden door opens the secret door. However, behind the wooden door there appears to be a corridor headed upwards, with daylight showing in the distance. In reality, it’s a 60′ deep shaft. Creatures interacting with the door may make a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw. If it succeeds, they see the shaft, and not the corridor.

When a creature steps into the doorway, they must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw or fall, taking 6d6 falling damage. Observers will just see the creature disappear, unless they are successful on a DC 14 Wisdom saving throw. Then they will see them fall.

A spell or other effect that can sense the presence of magic, such as Detect Magic, reveals an aura of illusion on the chest.

A spell such as Dispel Magic cast onto the chest will dispel the illusion effect permanently. Any effect that suppresses magic will suppress the illusion for the duration of the effect, causing it to disappear if it has already been activated.


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