Rope Snare on Top of Stairs

A thick hemp rug is at the top of the stairs on a small landing.

Mechanical Trap


A rope circle is hidden in plain sight on top of the rug. When stepped on, it snares the target and pulls them off the stair landing.

A DC 10 Wisdom (Perception) check spots the rope on the rug.

When the rug is stepped on, the target must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw. On a failure, they become restrained by the rope as it pulls them off the side of the landing. They smack against a wall, taking 1d6 bludgeoning damage, and are then left hanging by one leg, upside-down, 30 feet in the air and 20 feet from the landing.

The rope can be easily avoided, cut or otherwise set off without ensaring the target if detected.

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