The PCs have been fighting monsters lately that, when destroyed, turn into a pile of dried clay. Eventually the PCs hear about a man that is skilled at both sculpting and magic. He sculpts monsters out of clay, uses his magic to bring them to life, and sells them for a reasonable profit. He is known only as The Claymaker. His monsters are called Claymade. They have 20 HP less then they would if they were real, but they have the power Clay Dissolve:In the battle, the Hatchling will carry one troll to the other side of the bridge as soon as all PCs are on the bridge. The PCs will be blocked from crossing the bridge by the other troll. After the troll is across, The dragon will carry The Claymaker and swoop at the PCs while they are on the bridge. If the PCs destroy The Claymaker and his Claymades, read the following words: _You see The Claymaker’s corpse dry up up into clay. Among his remains is a key. It fits into a slit in the wall. When you turn the key, part of the wall falls out. Behind the wall is the same old frail man you just fought. The Claymaker was apparently not evil. Have him say, “Thank you for saving me. I am the true Claymaker. I decided to increase the number of people with my ability, so i made a clay man of me. However, he turned evil, turned on me, and used his abilities for personal gain.” End off the campaign with a bang by having The Claymaker offer to give the PCs a Claymade army if they should ever need one. Have a war campaign soon after this, with a Claymade army fighting for the PCs.The PCs should face several Claymades outside the Claymaker’s “shop”. Once inside, read this: As you enter the Claymaker’s lair, the first thing you notice is a giant throne. On the throne is an old, frail man. He is sculpting something reptillian with wings. At his feet are two sculptures of trolls. He looks up and says “Hello. Would you like a bodyguard? A servant? Possibly an assassin?” _If the PCs try to buy something, it costs 10,000 gp. However, if the PCs engage the Claymaker in battle, he will instantly use this Life to Clay.
This starts an encounter. The following monsters are against the PCs:2 Claymade Troll Bodyguards with flails (1d10 damage; 1 Claymade Red Dragon Hatchling; and The Claymaker