Large rooms often have columns in them, holding the roof up. Normal columns rest on a base, which at its simplest may just be a plinth, and are topped with a capital. Each part of the column may be carved, sometimes quite extensively. Stone is the most common material used in such, but wood can be used as well. Even normal columns range widely in style and appearance. The columns described in this supplement are not the normal ones and, in some cases, do not sound as if they are remotely capable of holding a roof up, and perhaps they are not. They are made from odd materials, come in odd shapes and can have odd features built into them. The most normal types of columns described here could be used for every column in a room; the weirder ones may be by themselves. Some of the columns may serve as adventure hooks; others can be dangerous.
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The column is a large, threaded cylinder of polished, lightly-oiled steel that resembles the thread of a screw, and it is slowly rotating, resulting in an optical illusion that the column is screwing itself into the ceiling.
The column is a mass of intertwined, thick roots that have somehow grown in a roughly cylindrical shape.
The column is a pinkish-white, fleshy colour and quivers slightly. If the column is touched, it feels warm and flinches slightly. If it is cut into, the wound bleeds, as the column is made from flesh.
The column is a simple cylinder that is sheathed in brightly-polished copper. The copper possesses an electric charge, and any creature venturing too close will get an electric shock. Should they be close to two of the copper-sheathed columns, the electricity will arc from the creature to the second column, causing more damage. Once the column has discharged, it will be several hours before the charge builds up again enough to be dangerous.
The column is a single, hexagonal piece of a smoky quartz.
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This supplement is also available in a Pathfinder version. The latter is a bit longer and has Pathfinder stats for some items. You do not need to buy both versions.