Carrion Crown Adventure Path – Game Session – 019

Game summary for July 25, 2013, Carrion Crown Adventure Path campaign, Trial of the Beast 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 party awoke from their slumbers, studied spells, and made their way to the Lepidstadt courthouse.  At the proper time, they each came forward as witnesses and testified on behalf of the Beast, presenting evidence from the village of Morast to cast doubt upon the Beast’s guilt.  Some of their arguments were very compelling, others less so; however, they had a fair good showing for their first day.

After the trial, they visited three sisters who had witnessed the Beast in the town of Hergstag during the killing spree.  They claimed to have seen the Beast laughing while carrying the body of Ellsa.  The townsfolk drove him into the swamp, and he disappeared.  Over the course of several evenings, many children went missing, and their ghosts rose up and haunted the town.  After a total of six dead children, the townsfolk fled.  During their interview, the party discovered the last child, Karin, died two days after the Beast was driven off.

The team mounted up and rode their steeds the 10 miles to Hergstag, arriving right at dusk.  They entered the chapel of Desna and encountered the wicked smiling spirit of a young girl.  The shadowy figured taunted them and said “He’s coming” before faded into the darkness.  Amras cast light on his blade and strode boldly into the room and recognized the creature as a wraith spawn.  The party followed and engaged in a vicious battle with the malicious spirit.  As Amras cut down the undead monster, it uttered the word “swarm” as it dissipated.  The party turned in time to see the last sliver of the sun dip down behind the mountains and darkness fall over the village.  Night.  The time of wraiths.