Hangman’s Jig (CR 5)

A desperate prisoner was incompetently hanged in this small cell. An echo of his painful death lingers and haunts anyone visiting the room.

XP 1,600; LE haunt (a 20-ft. prison cell); Caster Level 5th; Notice Perception DC 16 (to notice a shredded knot of rope dangling from the ceiling); hp 10; Trigger proximity; Weakness slow (triggered haunt manifests at initiative count 0); Reset 1 hour


The hangman’s jig manifests as a spectral noose that unerringly drops from ceiling, entangling the neck of a random living being in the room and then slowly pulling the victim up. The victim feels strangled by the rope, convulsing like a hanging victim. This experience inflicts no actual damage but renders the victim helpless as if the targeted by hold monster (DC 17).


Burning away the remaining shreds of the rope destroys the hangman’s jig.

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