19. GOBLIN BARRICADE
Aside from the hole in the southern wall (and the encounter detailed below), this room is little more than a plain square chamber.
ENCOUNTER: If the PC’s first arrive in this area from the south or east they will see a dead goblin lying upon the floor, and a further two goblins struggling to brace the door against something that is trying to force its way through from the other side (i.e. the two ghouls in area 20?).
REVELATION: The goblins have already lost one of their number to the stirges (in room 2), and another to the ghouls (i.e. the one lying on the floor here). They themselves are new to the dungeon – and are simply looking to get their hands on some ‘good loot’ (and if saved from the ghouls, they may be negotiated with – even if they can’t be fully trusted to keep up their end of any bargain that is struck).