At first I thought of the pranks that military or colleges play on each other; steal each others mascots or guidon amongst other things. Then the guards being upended sort of ruined that thought and upped the maliciousness of the entire thing.
If they guards could be that easily subdued and the castle that easily robbed, this king would most likely be mocked and nobody would fear him or his armies. Ripe for takeover. He may have to do a show of force just to get some respect back and prove he isn't that defenseless.
The kid one, without some crazy magic, seems a bit too far fetched to be likely but I do love the idea of the pacifist shaman!
A very original idea and one that definitely contains some great inspiration! Go to Comment
The PCs encounter an elaborate trap room, designed to fill with water, drowning those inside. Clever and resourceful, they disable the trap and move on.
Only later do they discover that this room is part of the elaborate cooling system that prevents beasts of elemental fire from overrunning the complex. While the fiery beasts run rampant, they begin setting fires, which causes the complex to become increasingly hot and smoke-filled. Additionally, the PCs now have to fight their way out past aggressive fire creatures...