Carrion Crown (Derby)

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Session 1

Derby’s Carrion Crown

Session 1:

8 Neth 4711

9 Neth 4711

Session 2

Session 2

Sunday 9 Neth 4711 (continued)

Moonday 10 Neth 4711

  • Carl DuCanto & Shamiid Dantrus visted the grave of Petros Lorrimor
  • Party went to Harrowstone
    • attacked by large beetle
    • assailed in the mind as entered through the gates
    • nearly circumnavigated the prison building including cesspit and Warden’s House
    • swarm of rats in a tower
    • attacked by executioner’s scythe on the west balcony
    • entered top floor of prison and encountered mournful dirge haunt, stirges and skeleton prisoners
    • most of party are diseased and have their Constitution damaged
Session 3

Session 3

Moonday 10 Neth 4711 (continued)

  • Fled from Harrowstone prison but attacked by 2 giant stirges on the way out
  • Whimpered into Temple of Pharasma demanding succour for wounds, ability damage and diseases

Toilday 11 Neth 4711

  • Diseases worsen; party starts slate at Temple of Pharasma
  • Shamiid Dantrus sees vanishing tracks on her trip to the Restlands
  • Party blurts out about Professor’s diary
    • Benjan Caeller, the Sheriff, asks to look at diary
    • Party refuses and attempts to lie
    • Sheriff orders handing over of diary
    • Party obeys
  • Gregor Turcul & Delfaer help church to mend the Restlands in lieu of payment of debts
  • Further research made at temple

Wealday 12 Neth 4711

  • Early in the morning a blood-written ‘E’ appears on the Harrowstone Memorial; Sheriff & cleaning parties arrive shortly after dawn
  • More diseases dealt with; more debt
  • A Harrowing is performed by Lady Mishka Mohana
    • Harrow deck explodes blinding some of the party who see and hear a vision
  • Party attacked in the streets by drunks who are actually zombies
    • Trace zombie footsteps back to Restlands where meet Father Grimburrow & Sheriff
    • Notice the risings are from newer graves than the skeletons
  • Sheriff then takes them to the Harrowstone Memorial in afternoon
    • Party’s expert tracking and searching finds large ‘E’ in sheep blood on Memorial
    • Cleaning party cleans Memorial finally
  • More research including about the prisoners of Harrowstone prison

Oathday 13 Neth 4711

  • More treating of diseases; more debt
  • More research

Fireday 14 Neth 4711

  • More treating of diseases; more debt
  • Temple starts work on annex
  • Finally party returns to Harrowstone
    • investigate front door
    • darkness inside scares party
    • decide to go back to where the monsters were the previous time and hunt for treasure
      • find none
Session 4

Session 4

Fireday 14 Neth 4711 (continued)

  • Pluck up courage
  • Search all upper level of Harrowstone:
    • Guard Post; Mess Hall (& stirge nests); Privy; Western Cellblock; Kitchen; Eastern Cellblock
    • Gregor Turcul afflicted by the ghost of Father Charlatan after opening roof hatch and being battered by falling masonry from Upper Balcony (giant stirge nest)
  • Descend to ground floor by stairway:
    • Find collapsed stairway going further down
    • Clear out web and spider infested Chapel of Pharasma
    • Attacked by manacles in the Induction Chamber
    • Find privy and attacked by an animated straitjacket in the Laundry
    • Meet ghost of Vesorianna Hawkran in Workshop and learn much
    • Attacked by ghostly brands in the Branding Room
    • Plagued by poltergeist in the Infirmary and find some treasure
    • Quiesce the haunt of Old Ember Maw in the Furnace Room and throw lots of stones in the lake
    • Trapped and escape from Haunted Foyer
    • Discover secrets of 2 prisoners in the Offices
    • Find a locked safe in the Warden’s Office and the Guard’s Washrooms
  • Leave Harrowstone and return to the home of Kendra Lorrimor with heads held high
Session 5

Session 5

Fireday 14 Neth 4711 (continued yet again)

  • Party levels bar Gregor

Starday 15 Neth 4711

  • Post boy reports no happenings at the Harrowstone Memorial
  • Return to Harrowstone
  • Find and study the runes around the prison
  • Find a property room with a fair bit of treasure and weaponry plus a locked secret door
  • Cold haunted auditorium
  • Training room where get attacked by flaming skulls and skeletons
  • Descend to Hell’s Basement and greeted by Ectoplasmic Humans
  • Enter the Central Dungeon Chamber and attacked by 3 old guards
session 6

Session 6

Starday 15 Neth 4711 (continued)

  • Went west from Central Dungeon Chamber and explored Western Guard Room with winch for portcullis barring the western passage
  • Entered Captain’s Office south of Western Guard Room and encountered screaming skulls and the haunt of the Mosswater Marauder
    • Found secret emergency cache in the room
  • Retreated upstairs to reattempt door into Hidden Vault and Gregor Turcul smashed it down revealing a small room with 5 special items
    • Party burnt the spellbook
    • Gregor the two-handed fighter really loves the little hand axe found – the only sensible weapon from now on – tink
  • Tried smashing trick on the safe in the Warden’s Office – things inside broke
  • Back in the dungeon passed through the cells of the Reaper’s Hold
  • Entered large torture chamber
    • Found Warden’s mutilated body, his keys and badge of office plus fought his hands
    • Strange iron maiden inhabits the room too
  • Found a secret door in the torture room which led to a secret passageway inhabited by a grey ooze
  • Entered the Nevermore through the secret passageway
    • Confronted by a haunt of the Splatter Man which wrote names of the party in blood on the walls
    • In destroying this haunt the roof and walls partially collapsed
    • Encountered the Splatter Man who nearly destroyed the party
      • Lady Mishka Mohana ran away to Vesorianna
      • Most peppered with MMs
      • Gregor dropped
      • Shamiid Dantrus valiantly fought on facing death but finally killed the Splatter Man allowing the others to escape after restoring Gregor to a paltry few hit points with a potion
      • Party fled to Vesorianna
Session 7

Session 7

Starday 15 Neth 4711 (continued again)

  • Run (some faster than others) to Vesorianna and hand over the warden’s badge of authority
    • She is pleased and no longer being weakened but senses one last major evil presence that would need destroying before the prison could be totally cleansed
  • Loot warden’s safe
  • Gregor wants nothing but his precious handaxe
  • Return to Ravengro and visit:
  • Attend Council meeting in Town Hall
    • Fire breaks out and burning skulls attack
    • Party helps save townsfolk and town hall
    • Party offered 500 gp each to solve problem once and for all

Sunday 16 Neth 4711

  • Gregor damaged by the curse of the handaxe but still does not want to relinquish it
  • Return to Harrowstone
  • Explore southern guardroom and loot warden’s kit from the Nevermore
  • Gregor afflicted by Mourning Maiden haunt
  • Head north and are attacked by headless burning skeleton of Gurtis Vortch
  • Enter the Oubliette and fight the Lopper
    • Gregor’s handaxe is effective against the Lopper and becomes uncursed when the Lopper is destroyed
  • Return to Vesorianna who thanks the party and cleanses the whole of Harrowstone lifting an oppressive gloom over the area
  • Final search of Harrowstone
  • Return to Ravengro for tea and medals
  • Sell lots of stuff and buy nice shiny items
Post Harrowstone

Post Harrowstone

Party individually perform a number of actions while waiting for their month in Ravengro to end:


Has realised that all undead must go. This can only be done by using the weapons of the enemy against themselves, so aside from deputy duties, he spends time:

-tidying the restland using his grave digger skill

-studying with who ever will put up with him on on matters of religion, the void between planes, undead and geography of the area

-he knows orcs of Belkzen are often swayed by the whispering way so he relishes his deputy / orc hunt duties with gusto.

-some incidental reading about leipistadt shows it has both a great university which may further his study in bringing about the return of the elder gods (it being a place of maths, science and workings of the mortal and immortal) , + the closest gnome population (his brother is a wizard and did spend some town in that town), so burdan is as engaged and jolly as he will ever get

-knowing the failings of pharasma, likely they will execute and bury this beast with the abject failure he is now used too, so he hopes we get to Leipistadt in time to show them how to do it correctly.

-in my down time i growl an point at the in-bred in-grats, and wonder if i would have been better to take the Pyrotechnic gnome alternate trait rather than the words based one ……


Will participate in hunting the orcs, but not with any great blood lust. Will do so in the hope that perhaps one or two might be found that can be converted to the path of light? Refusal to accept this opportunity will result in death, as will any duplicity or treachery or feigned conversion (changes in alignment can be checked).

Hopefully he can blow some of his money on a Cloak of Res +1 (with 5% discount?).

He will spend the time working in the Church, obviously not qualified to perform the rites of Pharasma but can do healing etc. I am sure that an extra caster with Mending and Make Whole would also be of use in an agrarian community?

Last thing is, he needs to tithe. He has gained something over 6000 gp in items and cash, so 600 gp is owing. He proposes giving half to the Church of Pharasma in Ravengro and half to the Temple of Iomedae in Lepistadt (or nearest allied religion).


Mundane things and orc tracking.


He will relish the hunting of Orcs and is eager to test his fighting prowess again such vicious foes.

When not hunting Orcs, he will be working on the local farms and businesses to pay back the money they paid out for his reward.

He will also have a quiet chat with the Councillor Vashian about his boasts, making sure that no one see him. He will not physically hurt him, he will just remind him that Liars are often found out and bad things usually result from it.

Lady Mishka

Lady Mishka having decided not to purchase the Morningstar from the church has invested in a large wagon suitably attired for a fortuntelling lady of status. She has also invested in a large tent for the forthcoming journey so that the ladies might at least be suitably accomodated.

She will continue to press Kendra to accompany her to the city with her Fathers chest so that she might realise her dream of studying there.

The Orcs do not really interest Mishka, but she would not be seen to let her friends down (even the hag) so she will accompany them on the outings. She will however do a private harrowing about it before she departs. (Jason- shall I do this and mail you the results prior to the game?)

Mishka would also like to do a harrowing for the party before the main journey so that they are well prepared before they depart to adventures unknown.


Shamiid has private business to deal with and joins the party only in Lepidstadt

Session 8 (TotB Session 1)

Session 8 (TotB Session 1)

Sunday 16 Neth to Sunday 7 Kuthona 4711

Please see previous adventure log

Moonday 8 Kuthona 4711

Toilday 9 Kuthona 4711

  • Continue travelling
  • Attacked by 3 dire wolves
  • Towards evening encounter Tamrivena Guard column and annoy them rotten
    • Nearly attacked until party’s deputy status in the Palatinate County is discovered
    • Tamrivena Guard leave in disgust and will write to the Sheriff of Ravengro (when he determines the man’s name) about his useless deputies

Wealday 10 Kuthona 4711

  • Continue travelling
  • Arrive at Tamrivena
  • Some visit the ecumenical shrine; some puzzle the priests

Oathday 11 Kuthona 4711

  • Continue travelling
  • Attacked by an Belkzen orc raiding party: Orc skoll and his worg; 2 orogs and their skeletal ogre uncle
  • Arrive at Courtaud
  • Visit Guard to hand in orc heads and thanked by Captain
  • Celebrate Cayden Cailean’s Ascension Day by drinking at the expense of the city

Fireday 12 Kuthona 4711

  • Continue travelling
  • Towards evening meet The Crooked Kin
  • In searching for missing Aleece, party is attacked by 2 phase spiders who had earlier killed Aleece
  • Found treasure in the phase spiders’ lair and the body of Aleece
  • After returning the body, the leader of the Kin gives the party a powerful dagger as a reward and requests the party accompanies the Kin to Lepidstadt
  • Party is joined by Shamiid Dantrus

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