An enduring favorite dungeon feature.
Statue Table (roll 1d100)
1-5 Medusa Victim: 1-6 adventures or humanoids reacting in horror to spotting a Medusa (or similar monster) frozen in place. 10% chance within view of a Medusa Faced statue.
6-7 Medusa Faced: Anyone examining this statue must make a save or be turned to stone.
8-15 Toppling Titan: a large statue that is likely to fall over squashing those that don't get out of the way for 6d6 damage if they decide to tamper with it.
16-20 Spewing Statue: the mouth of the statue emits a Mist (see Mist post)
21-30 Gem Eyes: this very popular statue has gems for eyes (determine value of gems as per campaign). There is a 25% chance the statue has a second characteristic and a 20% chance whoever carries the gems is cursed.
31-35 Medallion: The statue wears a medallion/amulet or other appropriate item around it's neck.
roll 1d6: 1-3 normal treasure, 4 cursed normal treasuer, 5 curse magic treasure, 6 magic treasure. There is a 25% chance the statue has another feature.
36-40 Armed Statue: the statue wields a forged weapon in it's hand. 33% it animates if tampered with. 20% chance it has another feature.
41-48 Animated Statue: as per favorite rules or HD:8 AC:2 Atks:2 Move: 3, check for reaction.
49-50 Granite Oracle: this statue will answer one question a day. 1:lie, 2-:nonsense, 3: riddle, 4-6: truth
51-60 Broken Statue: a defaced victim of turn to stone.
61-62 Frozen Clockwork: a mechanical man desperately in need of oil.
62-65 Furnace Bellied: this brass statue is warm to the touch, tampering with is might cause it to spill forth lava which will burn all within 20' for 3d6 to 8d6 damage.
66-70 Mimic Monument: this statue will randomly look like one of any group of observers, if that observer tampers with statue they must make a save or they will swap their mind with the statue.
71-75 Grabbing Statue: this statue will attempt to grab anyone tamperingd with it an will hold them tight until they die. 33% chance a pile of bones lies at foot of statue.
76-80 Water Bearer: this statue holds a vessel that may be treated as a fountain (see fountain table)
81-85 Trapdoor Topper: the statue stands atop a trapdoor. 33% chance it has another statue feature.
86-89 Whispering Wizard: there is a 33% chance it will teach a Magic-user that visit the statue a randomly determined spell of 1st to 3rd level once a week.
90-92 Lying Wizard: this wizardly statue will curse a Magic-User trying to wrest a spell from it as if it were a whispering wizard.
93- 97 Silent Scribe: any message spoken to this statue will be recorded on a tablet held by the statue. Any previous message will be lost.
98-100 Iron Navigator: this statue will recite a verse that is a spoken treasure map 2-5 rounds after it is approached.