Secret Cow Level
II: To Hell & Back Easter egg adventure
for -- oh, let's say 20th-level characters
By Mike Selinker
Cartography by Todd Gamble
your adventurers to reach the Secret Cow Level, they must go through some
machinations familiar to those who've completed the Diablo II computer
(1) Kill Diablo.
(2) Go back to the
Stony Fields to activate the standing stone portal to Tristram.
(3) Find the wooden
leg of the roguish boy Wirt. (If you've got the leg on you when you kill
Diablo, you can skip steps 2 and 3.)
(4) Go to the Rogue
Encampment. Place the leg and a tome of town portal in the Horadric
As if created out
of electrons battering a computer screen, a red gateway appears. Adventurers
who step through find themselves transported to the Secret Cow Level.
The computer game
can drop your heroes anywhere inside the hellgrounds of Moo Moo Farms.
As the DM, you should determine the partys initial location based
on how you feel about your players that day. Did they bring you milk and
cookies? Okay, put 'em on the outskirts. Did they key your car on the
way in? Put 'em in a corral surrounded by vicious cows. Let 'em learn
Regardless, read the
following to your players when the characters arrive:
this odor before . . . back when you had only a suit of +1 studded
leather armor to your name and got hit by that fireball. Even though
today you're wearing something like awesome gothic plate armor
of the whale, you still remember that scent: the stench of burning
leather. The smell isn't pretty, nor is the army of mad cows bearing
poleaxes advancing on your position. As you hear the chorus of death
moos, you know you've foolishly walked into the slaughterhouse of
Moo Moo Farms -- an intrusion the hell bovines do not appreciate.
Welcome to the Secret Cow Level. . . .
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