Originally used to combat poachers, this trap consists of a blunderbuss (or crossbow, if you want to stay in period) on a swivel with several triplines. When tripped, the weapon will swing in line with the activated tripwire and fire down it. Go to Comment
The lengthy process to do something necessary or a magical scroll needed is inscribed on the other side of a great tapestry and can't be removed. For more fun it could be in the kings throne room. Try to hide in shadows with a 20*5 (yards/meters) monstrosity!