In the word of our intrepid explorers…
The heroes took a closer look at the strange runes engraved on the foundations of Harrowstone Prison. The engravings were written in Varisian, and there were traces of Abjuration and Conjuration magic. This was obviously some sort of spell or ritual, and a single name was repeated many times over – that of Lyvar Hawkran, the old prison warden.
The heroes entered the prison to investigate further, and encountered some strange and scary goings on, including being attacked by flying flaming skulls, branding irons and a straight jacket! It seemed as if something was controlling the objects, causing them to lash out at the PC’s.
Then they came upon the spirit of Vesorianna Hawkran, the warden’s wife. She spoke to the heroes and explained that the prison was full of very nasty and powerful spirits, and that up until a short while ago she and her husband had managed to hold back these spirits and stop them escaping the prison. Then some strange people came to the prison and performed a ritual that seems to of banished the spirit of Lyvar Hawkran, and now the prison spirits are running riot. The only way to stop them is to deal with the most powerful ghosts, those of the nastiest criminals kept in the prison before the great fire. In life they were known as The Piper of Illmarsh, Father Charlatan, The Lopper, The Mosswater Marauder and The Splatter Man.
Vesorianna informed the heroes that when these prisoners were brought to Harrowstone their belongings were taken from them and kept on the South-east side of the prison, and that these items may aid in the spirit’s destruction.
After starting to explore the South-east side of the prison, the heroes were chased out by a poltergeist, and are now standing outside the front doors, the sun dipping low in the western sky.
Found in the spider infested chapel:
- Wand of cure light wounds (15 charges)
- Scroll of lesser restoration
- 5 vials of holy water.