The Evil DM

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The Evil DM

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Interesting Area - Bath

Bathing in Rome was a communal activity. Romans build their baths with fireproof terracotta bricks. They finished the area with fine mosaic floors and marble-covered walls. Statues decorated the area. A public bath contained many rooms. The rooms were vastly different temperature and humidity. For example, bath often had hot dry and hot wet rooms to sit and sweat. The pools were hot, warm, and cool.

A bath could have an assortment of oils. A bath often had massage tables. A masseuse could rub down a patron of the bath with various oils. Scented oils are common. A pressure plate in an archway could trigger a shower of water mixed with a scented oil showering anyone who enters. Musk has a powerful smell. Anointing the party with the musk of some animal (or monster) could attract that creature with the intent to mate with the source of the scent. Floral and fruit based scents. The table below lists a variety of scents.

1D100Fruit
01-03Apple
04-06Apricot
07Avocado
08-10Banana
11-12Blackberry
13-14Blackcurrant
15-16Blueberry
17-18Boysenberry
19Breadfruit
20-21Cantaloupe
22-24Cherry
25-26Coconut
27-28Cranberry
29Cucumber
30-31Currant
32Date
33Elderberry
34Fig
35Gooseberry
36-38Grape
39-41Grapefruit
42-43Guava
44-45Honeydew
46Huckleberry
47Kiwi
48Kumquat
49-52Lemon
53-56Lime
57-58Mango
59Mulberry
60-61Nectarine
62-63Olive
64-67Orange
68-69Papaya
70-71Passionfruit
72-74Peach
75-77Pear
78Persimmon
79-81Pineapple
82-84Plum
85-86Pomegranate
87Quince
88-91Raspberry
92-95Strawberry
96-97Tangerine
98-100Watermelon

Bath toys can be a source of entertainment while bathing. Bath toys include ships. Imaging the party finding large sunken tub filled with water and an entire armada of wooden toy ships. The ships could include small figurine.

But, who could forget about the rubber ducky.