Dealing With the Pit Trap

1. Skirt around the pit using the ledges

Make a DC 10 Dexterity (Acrobatics) check.

  • Success: You reach the other side.
  • Failure: Make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw. If you fail again, you fall into the pit and take 2d6 damage from the fall. Success means you catch the ledge and prevent yourself from falling.

2. Leap over the pit

Make a DC 10 Strength (Athletics) check.

  • Success: You reach the other side.
  • Failure: Make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw. If you fail again, you fall into the pit and take 2d6 damage from the fall. Success means you catch the ledge on the other side if your check is 5 or higher. If it’s lower, you catch the ledge from the side you are jumping from.

3. Fill the pit with crates and barrels from Area 1

This could work, but it will take some time as the barrels are heavy, although you can empty the barrels before moving them, if desired.

In any case, assume you take half-an-hour to an hour to move everything around. During this time, you may run into ruffians returning from a productive day of bullying, extortion and intimidation.

To see if this is the case, roll 1d20. If you roll a 17 or higher, you encounter 1d3+1 ruffians.

You will encounter them in Area 1.

4. Attempt to salvage enough material from the mansion to make a bridge

You can also try and salvage some of the materials from the disused mansion above.

It will take an hour or so to find and salvage the right materials to build a makeshift bridge.

However, unless you have been mindful of the mess you have left behind (assuming you engaged some of the Redbrands in combat) and made some effort to cover your tracks, there is a chance some of the ruffians will discover your mess and warn the rest of the complex.

Roll 1d20. If the result is 15 or higher, an alarm is raised throughout the dungeon complex and it will therefore become more difficult to surprise your enemies in the dungeon (Dexterity (Stealth) checks made with disadvantage).

This list is not exhaustive. If you can come up with your own solution, feel free to attempt it.

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