Totally Not GG
TURTLE IS DEAD VIA TEAM KRAKEN GIGGLY TENTACLE RAPE
The Dragon Turtle’s Tithe
DC 5 Scout by Land: This is a fairly unassuming river crossing. There are only a few shallows where the river is crossable.
DC 15 Scout by Air: You catch a view of a preposterously large turtle slowly making its way up and down the banks.
DC 25 Knowledge Arcana: This is a Dragon Turtle, a distant relative of the dragon. They hoard like their brethren, but tend to get their money from tithes, rather than raids.
This dragon turtle, Kochamara, has grown to expect small tithes of food and shiny baubles. If the PCs do not intentionally leave something (anything that isn’t patronizing, so no copper piece tithes) at the side of the river, Kochamara accosts them, although it is not immediately hostile. Rather, it lambasts them for not leaving the appropriate offering of food and interesting knick-knacks, but magnanimously offers to allow them to undo the error. If they refuse, it attacks. However, it backs off and/or surrenders when below 30 hit points; it’s not stupid.
Kochamara’s hoard includes anything left by prior PCs, 42 platinum pieces, 1520 gp, a freshwater pearl worth 15gp, Coral shards worth 80 gp, a Tourmaline worth 100 gp, a decorated gold plate worth 1,000 gp, an ivory chess set worth 300 gp, a golden decanter worth 850 gp, an original copy of The Bones Land in a Spiral worth 7,000 gp, a +1 mithril buckler, a wand of cure moderate wounds with 23 charges, and a 1 dire flail.