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Crypt King is an Undead Spectre seen upon entering this tomb.


The frightening armor-clad figure stands upright and glowers at you near the raised stone sarcophagus. In its hand is brandished a long sword of visible enchantment. After your initial revulsion, the creature croaks out a horse and eerie whisper, saying:

"You too will die for disturbing my rest'".

Should you stay in the chamber, the spectre will radiate an aura of horror upon all intruders. This is equivalent to a Horror spell. The sword wielding being will then attack with its enchanted blade. If any of the party are affected by the horror, they will be under a Panic effect, and uncontrollable until the effect is removed, dispelled or it expires.

Should you defeat the Crypt King there are two containers within the tomb that may have something of value. They may be locked. Traps are also a possibility. And of course, the fallen figure has some armor, random treasure and the sword Namarra.


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Installation of the Sword Coast Stratagems Mod makes some minor changes to the Crypt King. It has a default SCS AI script for threat and target recognition and tactical decision logic. It is now a 11 Hit Dice creature, with 10% piercing and slashing damage resistance, and 40% cold resistance. Magic resistance is raised to 55%. The creature has 2 pips in single weapon fighting style, so it will have an improved armor class.