DM-Camris' CARRION CROWN Chapter 1: The Haunting of Harrowstone (Inactive)

Game Master Camris

When a mysterious evil disturbs Harrowstone’s tenuous spiritual balance, a ghostly prison riot commences that threatens to consume the nearby village in madness and flames.
Can the heroes discover the secrets of Harrowstone and quell a rebellion of the dead? Or will they be the spirit-prison’s next inmates?

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And with Agrimar's last smite, the Splatter Man shrieked as his ectoplasmic existence burned away in silver fire, leaving only silence.

Quickly you check your companions for signs of life, but for Xiuj and Ysabot it is too late.
Kendra though, you detect a bare pulse. She is horribly wounded though, and without help she will surely die.

Looking through Ysabots stuff you find...:

Potion of barkskin +2 (2),
Scroll of Charm Person,
Scroll of Comprehend Languages,
Scroll of Enlarge Person,
Scroll of Ray of Enfeeblement,
Scroll of Sleep,
Scroll of Summon Swarm
Dart (6),
Ioun torch,
Alchemy crafting kit,
Backpack, masterwork (28 @ 28.02 lbs),
Bedroll, Candle (3), Cauldron, Chalk, Fortune-teller's deck, Ink, black, Inkpen, Parchment (5),
Scroll case
(2 @ 0 lbs),
Scroll case (4 @ 0 lbs),
Spell component pouch,
Tindertwig (3),
Trail rations (5),
70 GP, 2 SP, 4 CP

Looking through Xiuj's stuff you find...:

Extract: Cure Light Wounds
Extract: Enlarge Person
acid (3 flasks),
tanglefoot bag,
studded leather,
light crossbow with 10 bolts,
alchemist’s kindness,
alchemist’s kit,
chalk (2pieces),
ink (1 vial),
monk’s outfit,
rice paper (10 sheets),
scroll case,
tindertwigs (3),
trail rations (5 days),
traveler’s outfit,
winter blanket
Formula Book-- cure light wounds, disguise self, enlarge person, expeditious retreat, shield

Searching the area you find...:

When captured, Warden Hawkran's magic equipment was stripped from him and taken here.
These items remain at the bottom of the flooded oubliette still, under 30 feet of water with the corporeal remains of the Splatter
Man himself.
The items themselves consist of a +1 keen longsword, a +1
mithral dagger, and a ring of protection +1.

Male Elf Bard (Detective)/4;HP 34/34; AC 17 T 12 FF 15; Fort +2; Ref +7 Will +4; CMB +3; CMD 16; Per +11; Init +3; Spd 30ft.

Unable to touch the ghost, Ereviss uses five charges on Kendra.
clw: 5d8 + 5 ⇒ (2, 3, 2, 8, 4) + 5 = 24

Kendra's eyes fluttered open.
"Is victory always like this?" She whispered, still finding it difficult to move.

The rest of the venture into Harrowstone you remember only as a set of images; carrying Kendra up the ladder, Vesorianna’s tears as you present her with her husband’s badge, Vesorianna cleansing Harrowstone of all Haunts and Spirits in a burst of blue white fire, her sigh of thanks as she fades away as well, the warden’s badge settling softly to the ground as she vanishes.
The badge continues to glow softly from then on, and functions as a Gravewatch Pendant.

Gravewatch Pendant:

Pendant, Gravewatch
Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot neck; Price 8,000 gp; Weight 1 lb.
Favored by the grave-wardens of sites known to be infested with the spirits of the dead, this pendant is an iron ring strung on a necklace made from polished and discolored bones, nails, and teeth. A faint blue light limns the wearer, protecting him from attack.
Undead creatures are repulsed by this light and take a —2 penalty on all attack rolls against the wearer of a gravewatch pendant. Incorporeal undead creatures are further repulsed and instead take a —4 penalty on all attack rolls against the wearer. Undead creatures can sense this light easily, however, and receive a +4 circumstance bonus on Perceptionchecks to detect a creature wearing this pendant.
Craft Wondrous Item, protection from evil; Cost 4,000 gp.

Ravengro’s citizens notice the change the very next night as the strange events and eerie happenings that have been plaguing the town cease.

Returning to Ravengro and Lorrimor house, you contract with Father Grimburrow to recover Xiuj's and Ysabot's bodies and give them the funerals they deserve.
You are somewhat surprised when a dozen of locals attend the services, and no incidents like the one that greeted you when you first came here what seemed like so long ago.

The next day, the town’s citizens gather and pool an amount of money to gift to you survivors. This amounts to five hundred gp for each of you.

Kendra recovered fully with some rest, but she developed a streak of white hair at her forehead; a reminder of her brush with death.


In any case, the time passed. The one month anniversary of the reading of the will arrived and it became time for you to honor Professor Lorrimor’s final wish and make the delivery of his books to Lepidstadt (and to collect the promised stipend!).

The story continues HERE, in Chapter Two: Trial of the Beast.

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