Dark Cult Caves Average Encounter Level: 1 Terrain Type: Caverns Environment: Underground Most Common Encounter Type: Humanoids
General View: The corridors and rooms of this section are generally lit by a few torches hanging on the walls, the torches flicker as air moves through the tunnels. With the flickering of torches, the general light is sometimes bright, while the next second the gusts of air might nearly blow out the torches, creating a near pitch black environment for a few seconds. The environment is a contrast of bright lights near the torches and deep shadows in the corners of the rooms.
General Sound: Dark ritual chants echo through the rooms of these caves but are sometimes covered by the screams of prisoners and tortured beasts.
General Smell: The smell is an odd mix of the potent mixtures of strange liquids used for experiments and of ritual spell components like incense. Some drafts of air also carry the smells of excrements from the prison areas and blood from the sacrificial chambers. The humidity of the caves also lingers in the air, smelling of moisture.
General Feel: Hard rocks cover the ground, walls and ceiling of the caves and the floor is slightly uneven. The area is damp and a bit slick, but not to the point of perturbing balance.