The dragon's hoard is great "pile" of mixed coinage, heaped like a nest, and littered with sparkling curios. Despite the stink of it, there is an undeniable glamor that has the fortunate survivors trembling as they recklessly empty their packs.
"No way am I missing this," utters Anton, his eyes as wide as anyone else's. He clambers down the awkward, narrow stair after everyone else. Excepting Chiron, who wisely keeps a watch from the lip. His fellows look so small at the bottom of the pit; ants stumbling about upon a pile of sugar...
It doesn't take long to reaslise there must be shovel loads of coins here. A dozen garden-barrows full, nay a score, nay TEN SCORE barrow loads!. It's uncountable, and un-sortable in the dark excitement. Mixed through the great pile are a scattering of valuable objects; bowls, plates, candelabra, tankards, boxes, canes, belts and scabbards with varying degrees of gold and silver gilt, flecking, and bejewellment. If this is the hoard of a relatively inexperienced wyrm... what trove must the great dragons possess??
Okay folks, I am going to check for wandering monsters each turn.
It will take everyone bar Lemmi and Boggs a turn to get down there.
Then it will take a turn to empty your packs, and refill them with whatever is closest (mixed coin).
If you want to pick out items, you can dig out one "item" per turn (they're partly or wholly buried in coins).
If you want to sort gold from the rest, I'll dice for how much you pick up each turn.
Lemmi selected a valuable item (her second). Boggs arrived and emptied his pack.
Lemmi finds a valuable item (her third).
Boggs finds a valuable item (his first).
Morin, Walfried, and Anton arrive and empty their packs.
Monster check 1d6=?
Lemmi, Boggs, Walfied are targeting items, and get one more apiece.
Morin is sorting gold, he sorts 3d6=10 so 100 gold coins into his pack (about one-sixth full).
Anton fills his pack with abandon; netting most of a pack-full (600-ish random coins).
Monster check 1d6=?
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch