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Sheer culinary danger is embodied in this human's form. His bulbous face is flushed and grime-stained, perhaps from long hours slaving over a hot stove. Bloodshot, tired eyes flick back and forth nervously as the cook's assistant sizes up the intruders before him. His hands clench and unclench, causing the muscles in his hirsute arms to ripple powerfully. The liberal amount of blood, both fresh and dried, covering his yellowed apron indicates that this man is no stranger to hacking and dismembering.
A cook's assistant has been observed spawning in one of the kitchen areas of the Sheruvian Monastery in the Broken Lands. It carries a length of felwood (a quarter staff) and wears a stained white apron.
A large firepit dominates the center of the room. No fire burns within, however the ash and charred remains of previous fires still litter the bottom. A large table stands near the western wall, pitted and scarred from many years of food preparation. Hanging above the table is a long rack from which hangs a myriad of utensils, from razor-sharp butcher knives to heavy soup ladles. Cooking pots of all shapes and sizes stand against the eastern wall. You also see some swinging double doors, a heavy threadbare curtain and a heavy iron door.
Obvious exits: none
Note that its entrance specifically references the swinging double doors:
A cook's assistant enters through the doors to the south with two filled waterbuckets swinging from a length of felwood resting across his shoulders. When he spots you, he drops the waterbuckets and launches at you, swinging the wooden pole in a menacing arc at your head!
They will also be found elsewhere in the monastery carrying a butcher's cleaver. While they are low leveled compared to the more common creatures in the monastery, they actually cast magic and will dispel you or possibly knock you down in front of something more dangerous. This is ironic because the Sheruvian warlocks are purely martial like the monks.
You see a fairly typical cook's assistant.
It has some minor cuts and bruises on its chest and a swollen left eye.
It is stunned.
It has a stained white apron (worn) and a butcher's cleaver.
A cook's assistant snatches up a reinforced shield!
A cook's assistant utters a few arcane syllables.
A cook's assistant gestures at you!
A gust of wind tugs at your sleeves. Suddenly, a fierce wind rips through the area, scattering everything in its path and making it difficult to remain standing.
The wind knocks you off your balance and you fall over.
Your arms are forced down to your sides!
Roundtime: 6 sec.
The wind then subsides.
The cook's assistant falls to the ground and lies still.
The white light leaves a cook's assistant.
The very powerful look leaves a cook's assistant.
The deep blue glow leaves a cook's assistant.
The brilliant luminescence fades from around a cook's assistant.
The light blue glow leaves a cook's assistant.
The bright luminescence fades from around a cook's assistant.
The silvery luminescence fades from around a cook's assistant.
The powerful look leaves a cook's assistant.
You search the cook's assistant.
It had a stained white apron, a butcher's cleaver.
It didn't carry any silver.
It had nothing else of value.
A cook's assistant decays away.