(19 June 2015)
On the return to the Lorrimor home, the party passed the monument to check on the bloody “V.” The townsfolk had attempted to scrub the statue clean, to no avail. The markings also returned to their original state the following morning.
After resting for the night (and into the afternoon), the party went to the center of town to hear the minstrels outside the Outward Inn. During the show, two stirges came down from the rafters, apparently lured by the music, and one attacked Xiuj Hak Leyng, attaching itself to his shoulder. With significant effort, the party finally destroyed the stirges, but the battle would have lasting effects which would be discovered days later.
Re-entering the Harrowstone Prison, the party was greeted by a haunt consisting of five badly burnt prisoners. Dorvall dispersed them by throwing a vial of holy water at them. The party proceeded toward the center of the prison, discovering a stairway to the second floor.
Brother Nesphebius’ Sermon
The party slept, and upon waking (after Nespebius prayed for the return of his spells), the party healed up as much as they could.
1. The Piper of Illmarsh used pipe music to summon stirges to attack his victims.
2. The ghost of the warden’s wife, Vesorianna Hawkran, is protecting the town of Ravengro by keeping the murderous apparitions within the walls of Harrowstone.
3. The Splatter Man is behind the desecration of the monument. If he spells out Vesorianna’s name, she will be destroyed and no longer able to hold back the ghosts that are kept prisoner within Harrowstone.