the entry in the monster manual says spectators hate each other more than anything.
on page 30 "Like any beholder, a spectator views itself as the epitome of its kind, and it has an intense hatred for other spectators. if two spectators encounter each other they almost always fight to the death."
that explains why i come across a bottle with a spectator in it, i thought.
i can just hope over the railing at the fort, waltz over to the petrified drows, pop the top, and surely i'm so clever and the spectators will fight to the death and then i can pick off the injured survivor. and then i can talk to the drows i helped free.
no. none of this came to pass.
so why not?
all my love,