Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 014

Game summary for June 13, 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), and Irnadette Steelsoul (elan psion), accompanied by NPC companion Thorkatla Foamflagon (dwarf cleric).

After finding the armory, the team packed up the weaponry and armor and took it all to Kendra’s home in Ravengro.  Several of the party changed into new masterwork armor for better protection.  Gnok, Irnadette, and Thorkatla returned to Ravengro to explore some of the areas on the upper floor.  First, they discovered a balcony that was once used as an executioner’s block, and a disembodied pair of arms appeared carrying a rusty scythe!  The vicious blade cut deeply into Gnok, and the team found it very resistant to attack.  Only the positive divine energy Thorkatla channeled by the power of Torag seemed able to harm the haunt.  Eventually, she was able to defeat it while Gnok and Irnadette kept it distracted.

The trio then went across the prison to the other balcony and explored a bit.  Gnok discovered a carnivorous xtabay plant that sprayed him with spores!  He shook off the effects, and the team busted the plant up in moments.  They then went out on the front balcony and encountered four bloody skeletons!  The fighting began immediately with Gnok delivering a flying spinning back roundhouse kick, destroying one in a single blow.  However, a second bloody skeleton sank its claws into his torso and dragged him unconscious to the ground where it began ripping out his innards.  Fortunately, Amras and Dinendal arrived at that very moment.  Dinendal, a ranger who despises the undead, charged one of the bloody skeletons with a masterwork mace he discovered in the armory and smashed the animated corpse in the ribs!  Inspired, Amras did the same!  The battle quickly turned as the skeletons started to fall one-by-one.  Dinendal noticed the one he fought seemed to recover from his blows to a degree, but he was still successful in smashing it to the ground.  The team then scrambled to pour potions of cure moderate wounds down Gnok’s throat to save his life!

Next the group sought an entrance to the prison tower and discovered a trapdoor they had not noticed before.  They ascended the ladder and found a catwalk and overlook giving a good, high view of the prison grounds.  Suddenly, the largest stirge they had ever since rose up and attacked!  Fortunately, Thorkatla’s armor turned aside its attack, and Dinendal staggered it with a mace blow.  In moments the stirge was a broken, dead heap.

From high above, Dinendal surveyed the prison grounds and spied some bones in the water by the prison.  They went to investigate and were attacked by a trio of skeletons!  Led by Dinendal’s destructive hatred of the unliving, the group tore through the undead in moments.  They then went to speak with Vesorianna again and gave her the warden’s badge.  She used some residual spiritual energy within it to eradicate the last bits of the clinging essence of the Lopper, the Piper of Illmarsh, and the Mosswater Marauder.  She also confirmed she could feel the presence of Father Charlatan and the Splatter Man within the prison.

Depleted of spells and resources, the group went back to Ravengro for lunch and learned of a planned town meeting that evening.  They ended up speaking with the sheriff and revealing they had the skeletal remains of Warden Hawkran in a sack!  Within minutes the entire party was back at the temple of Pharasma for some questioning under the scrutiny of Father Grimburrow’s discern lies spell which led to another multiple-hour exorcism.  Cleansed and under admonishment not to head to the prison ever again, the party headed back to Kendra’s house.