Carrion Crown Session 02 – Harrowstone Prison
Campaign: Carrion Crown
Campaign Book: Carrion Crown - Book 1 - The Haunting of Harrowstone
Posted on March 14, 2017
After defeating the striges in the town square, the party decides to return to the Lorrimor Place and get some rest. While doing some research Darris looks out a window and see a lone figure staggering towards the house. Darris awakes our heroes and they run outside to investigate. As they are approaching the figure, it’s apparent that it’s a zombie and LonelySword moves in for the attack. As his kurki connects, LonelySword realizes that this zombie is indeed the professor. After defeating the professor’s zombie, the party decides to keep this a secret from Kendra. They set off to investigate the cemetery while dragging the professor’s body along with them.
On route to the gravesite, the party becomes aware of a skeleton clawing it’s way out of the ground, and another approaching them. After a miniscule amount of effort, the party defeats the skeletons and starts to bury the professor. After a few religious rites, the professor is laid to rest again. The party returns to the Lorrimor house to finish the nights rest. In the morning they head back to The Restlands.
The party begins to search the northeastern corner of The Restlands looking for the secret crypt that was mentioned in professor’s journal. After a short battle with two giant centipedes, the party find a sarcophagus containing a hidden weapons cache.
When returning to town, they encounter a group of kids jumping rope. The party notices a strange song being sung by the girls.
Put her body on the bed.
Take a knife and lop her head.
Watch the blood come out the pipe.
Feeds the stirge, so nice and ripe.
Drops of red so sparkly bright.
Splatters spell her name just right.
With a hammer killed his wife.
Now he wants to claim your life.
Tricksy father tells a lie.
Listen close or you will die.
The girls tell the group that it’s a song that they have sang around here forever. They don’t know who started it, or really what it means.
The party then stops at the forge to sell some magical items that they found while out adventuring. After the transaction is complete, our heroes decide that it’s time to investigate the Harrowstone Prison while it is still daylight.
Here in the prison the party has their first ghostly experience, with floating, and screaming burnt heads of prisoners running down the hall and disappearing.
The party finds the training room, which has been damaged by fires. They locate a hole that goes down to the lower level, and also find three flaming skulls coming out of the hole. They are quick to defeat the skulls.
Further exploration of the room reveals a large furnace which comes alive and trys to put the party members. After defeating this haunt the party finds human bones inside of the furnance. The bones are hot to the touch, and LonelySword collects the bones and then places them in the pond where they steam and fizzle for a few moments.