If it is not filled with water and insoluble white flakes, then it is not really a snow globe.
On the other hand, I like the thought of a device that can predict the weather without the mage having to cast a spell. I thought your sub was well written, with a clear description, and a good history.
This item is something I can use in my campaign, Good job. Go to Comment
Why would a prisoner (accused of murder) become a guard? Why not just escape? What kind of "odd jobs" can a prisoner do to earn money from guards? Alot of this doesn't make much sense. I could see him bribing the guards to leave a gate or two open, but that is about it. Go to Comment
I too like the name and the idea of clues on the skeletals heads. However, my players are too smart for a scenario like this and would go through it very quickly. Also, they would need some serious motivation to even continue once they were told to go back to the original room. They would probably just leave.
If the only way out was the room behind the throne, that would be different. Go to Comment
The PCs are hired by undead to rid their village community of an invasive necromancer.
As the PCs make their way, wherever they are going, they spot two zombies. The zombies approach but before the cleric can turn them, one starts throwing coins at the PCs while the other pleads with them, unable to pronounce the letters "L" and "H" due to some missing gums. "Peeth issen...no 'arm...coin...peeth issen!"
If the PCs don't slaughter the two zombies immediately, they will eventually come to learn that the two were chosen to find help by their brethren. The zombies want to hire the PCs to rid their community of an unwanted pest. An opportunistic necromancer.
Apparently, a small benign community of undead have taken residence in an abandoned village, living out their undeath as peacefully as the undead can. Recently, a malicious necromancer has invaded the village, and plans to enslave the entire populace with his malignant spells, raising a small army.
The PCs must battle the vile necromancer, even as he animates the very folks who hired the PCs in the first place, to slaughter them.