The Curious Contraption!

What’s the nature of the contraption, and how does it compare to the toys hidden in the wizard’s tower?

You’re in a clearing in front of an abandoned mansion. There’s a strange contraption of glass and bronze ahead of you. Someone is fiddling with the bell-jar apparatus at the bottom of it. The contraption has already started sparking and fizzing. You hear the footfalls of the interloper’s companions rapidly approaching. What do you do?

I got the weirdest inspiration for this one. About halfway through Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (don’t judge me) they use some kind of gizmo planted in a forest that I happened to think looked cool, so (as you do) I started writing an adventure around it! Here’s the result. Hope you enjoy!

The Curious Contraption