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Forest Ruins Puzzle 1

There is a grand painting upon the wall in the deepest room of the ruin. Only visible by torchlight, the painting has held up remarkably over the years to the point where one might question if it were painted yesterday.

The broad strokes of the painting yield a terrifically large tree obscuring a brilliant sun of yellow in the background. Six humanoid figures stand equally about the roots of the tree: a rat like man, a serpent like man, a minotaur, a centaur, a troll and a orc. Each of the figures has a visible eye that is made of a metal, a reflective type that catches the torchlight. Select the eye to press to find the way beyond the door.

Spoilers after the break.

An impressively strong brute could possibly (DC40) rip out the metallic traps. An experienced rogue might have good sense to disarm the negative features of the trap (DC30).

Rat :An arrow is fired from the trap dealing 1D4 damage. Avoidance is DC 14.

Serpent : An arrow is fired from the trap dealing 1D4 damage. Avoidance is DC 14.

Minotaur: An arrow is fired from the trap dealing 1D4 damage. Avoidance is DC 14.

Centaur : The wall shimmers and becomes translucent for a period of 5 minutes. If a player is trapped inside the wall as it re-materializes they turn to stone until someone activates the wall. The other side of the wall has no painting, but it does contain a singular button that can be activated by pushing upon it with a finger.

Troll : An arrow is fired from the trap dealing 1D4 damage. Avoidance is DC 14.

Orc : An arrow is fired from the trap dealing 1D4 damage. Avoidance is DC 14.

Lore:

The painting was put upon the wall by a wizard of long ago. A detect magic style ability would reveal the entire wall to have magical properties, but what specifically can only be determined by a wizard. The wizard must meditate on the painting for a period of 40 days to identify it’s purpose.

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