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Somethings are best left alone. Of course this
trap is one of them. Use this in a wizards place as it requires
some thought to avoid.
Within a room there are two doors, which are
the only exits from the room. Both detect a slight magic of abjuration.
Within the center of the room is the typical stone gargoyle statue
which will detect as transmutation magic. In reality it is a real
gargoyle under the spell Temporial Stasis. Nothing can harm
or affect the statue while under the spell's effect. the statue
only comes to life if both doors are in the open position simultaneously.
The only way to put the statue back in temporial stasis is to close
both doors. Use the gargoyle out of the monster manual but alter
it to challenge the PCs for a long battle. If needed raise the damage
reduction of the gargoyle and give it more hit points for higher
level parties. A DM can also give it spell resistance to have it
last longer till the players destroy it or figure out how to put
it back in stasis. This would be an excellent trap for a lower level
party. The gargoyle has many attacks but the damage is small.