Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 015

Game summary for June 20, 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).

The team decided to hunt down Mel the Minstrel to see if he had discovered any information for them from the church of Pharasma.  Turns out, he had!  He was able to give the group the final bits of information on the Piper of Illmarsh.  The group thanked him and paid for his information.  They then returned to Kendra’s and did some additional research on the Whispering Way and discovered quite a bit more about them.

With night falling, the group went back to the Laughing Demon tavern for a meal and to see if anyone was going to the town meeting.  Seemed everyone but the party was going.  They watched as everyone gathered in the town hall.  Worried something may happen to the townsfolk, the party stayed outside.  After a while, the doors suddenly slammed shut and screaming began!  The team rushed forward and ripped the doors open just as the lanterns inside exploded in flames and powerful force knocked everyone to the ground.  Crackling flames raced across the floor and up the walls billowing thick black smoke.

The party rushed inside and began carrying the townspeople who were knocked out toward the doors.  They pulled Kendra to safety and rushed about saving others.  One man was lying near the flames and was ignited—Dinendal carried him outside where he and Thorkatla attempted to put out the flames but were unsuccessful.  The man died from the burning fires.  Irnadette, Gnok, and Amras cut things very close trying to rescue all the others.  The heat and choking flames caused Irnadette and Amras to collapse unconscious.  Thorkatla’s animate rope spell helped Dinendal and Gnok drag everyone out of the fire and to safety.

As the town hall burned, the party convinced the townsfolk that the spirits they briefly beheld were evil ghosts from the prison.  The townsfolk finally believed, after their heroic deeds, that the group was trustworthy.  The council offered to pay 500 gp each to clear the prison of the dangerous spirits.  The party agreed and went to Kendra’s to nurse their wounds and rest for the night.