Raised Drawbridge


The drawbridge that crosses the moat is raised. A large crossbow is here on a mount, pointed at a small target on the drawbridge.

Mechanical Trap


The drawbridge can be lowered by hitting the target. 

The target is AC 20.

A DC 12 Intelligence (Investigation) check reveals the the cross bow is aimed directly at the target, and will automatically hit it if fired.

However, unless checked with a successful DC 16 Intelligence (Investigation) check, the crossbow will break when fired. This not only causes it to miss, but also sprays shrapnel from the broken metal bow part. The target must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw or take 3d6 slashing and piercing damage.

The crossbow can be repaired in place with a DC 16 Dexterity check with thieves’ tools.

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