The Lost Library of Q'Sh
References as to whom or what Q'Sh was are uninformative but the Library of Q'Sh is mentioned in several journals and histories as a minor location of sagacious lore. Until recently its location was unknown but several traders have recently acquired items which bear the name and markings of Q'Sh.
A group of miners exploring this area in search of a famous but abandoned mine have come under attack by marauding goblins and their guild has both mounted a rescue mission and a placed a reward for the head of any goblins brought back to their guild house at the border outpost. They have the intention of seeing the area cleared.
Hunters returning to the border fort report tracking goblins to a hilly region where they were surprised to find the entrance to some large building cut into the side of one of the hills.
Note: The actions of creatures at location 2). will probably occur before characters reach location 1).
The stairs are marble and very worn. Several have been cracked into fragments and all are slick with a green fungal slime. Movement on the stairs is at 1/2 speed and anyone running on the stairs must make a fumble roll as do those initiating combat.
Combat on the stairs is at -2 to hit and combatants must roll a d20 at the start of each combat round in which they are attacking (before any attack roll can be a made) to see if they lose their balance.
(a natural roll of 5 or less is a critical fumble and any item held in hand or hands will be dropped while 1d4 damage is taken and the combatant will tumble down the stairs with the possibility of tumbling into someone below them who then must roll to see if they fall as well whether they were attacking, defending or not. These fumble rolls are taken separately so that a combatant may have to roll more than once to see if they lose their balance or are knocked over by someone else losing their balance).
(a natural roll of 10 or less results in a combatant losing their footing and falling to their knees or back on their butt and suffering 1hp damage as well as giving any attacker a +2 to their to hit roll. Any attack they were attempting make will be negated).
The green slime upon the stairs is a living organism but is harmless. It may be consumed and is both tasty and nutritious. 8 ounces of slime is = to a day's rations. It consumes vegetable matter and can double in size once a week if fed 4 times its starting weight daily, but it needs to be stored in a cold and damp environment or it will dry out and die in a day. 5 gallons of slime can be collected from the front stairs.