Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 003

Game summary for March 7, 2013, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, The Haunting of Harrowstone adventure; PCs included Amras Amandill (half-elf inquisitor), Dinendal Ironbow (elf ranger), Gnok Thatek (dwarf monk), Sealamin Laughshield (gnome fighter), and Stoella Carter (human evoker).

The party discovered a thunderstorm was blowing in, so they waited about 35 minutes for it to pass through before travelling to Harrowstone.  They arrived in a slight rain shortly before midnight.  As they passed through the gate, Gnok was overcome with a feeling of claustrophobia and the sense of burning.  He shook it off and found he was the only one to experience the sensation.  Gnok and Dinendal then explored what Sealamin determined to be the warden’s house.  After a few minutes, Dinendal was staggered by falling bits of ceiling.  Gnok got him to safety before the entire house collapsed.

The group then explored the front of the building and found strange markings and symbols around the foundation.  Amras spent some time transcribing some of the symbols onto the bottom of his cooking pot using chalk.

After looking around for a few minutes, the group entered the prison.  Once inside, they found a room where the images of screaming burned prisoners came shrieking out of the doorways!  The door they entered slammed shut and was resistant to all attempts to open.  They discovered the doors were not locked but would not budge.  Finally, Amras figured out they were dealing with haunts and performed a ritual involving sprinkling holy water about.  This seemed to disrupt the hold on the doors.

The group moved further into the prison and found a web-shrouded chapel filled with giant crab spiders!  Amras charged in and found himself poisoned after striking one spider dead!  The team moved in quickly, with Stoella using force missile, Dinendal firing arrows, and Sealamin swinging his sword.  In short order, the spiders were eliminated.  They then discovered a cabinet filled with holy water, a scroll, and a wand.

Next the team moved down the hall and found a large room filled with broken benches, rotting rope, and chains.  Suddenly, a pair of manacles slithered across the floor and clamped down on Amras’ arms!  The team attacked the chain but found the strong steel somewhat resistant to their attacks.  The manacles wrapped all about Amras and pinned him to the floor!