I'm reading the DnD Essentials DM Book, and on the Sphere of Annihilation stat block, it mentions several things I don't exactly know how to read:
- The sphere has "Detect automatic". Does this mean it is automatically detected, or evident?
- It has XP 15000, but no means of defeating it or disabling it, the only countermeasure stated is controlling it. Plus, it is immune to attacks.
How exactly do you get experience off of this trap? Or you don't, and it's just a very nasty trap? I do remember the iconic Order of the Stick comic "oh man, Sphere of Annihilation in the statue's mouth. That never got old".
EDIT I couldn't find references to "Detect: automatic" in the RC either, under Traps or in the Index. If anyone can point to a specific resource...