We start out session with the Heroes within Harrowstone.
After battling haunted branding irons, manacles and a particularly nasty straightjacket our Heroes found a room of solace, Warden Lyvar Hawkrans old office. Once there the Spirit Board was broken out and our heroes contacted the terrified ghost of Vesorianna who just so happened to be trapped in the room next-door. But not before a chilling encounter with horribly burned Splatter Man, eager to meet the Heroes in person.
Vesorianna, through possession and vision, showed our Heroes what had happened all those weeks before. It seemed that six members of the Whispering Way were conducting some ritual that drew out and captured the ghost of Warden Hawkran when Professor Lorrimor stumbled upon them. The leader of the group, one WW – Auren Vrood (who Cage had identified as he had met previously) cast some spell that caused the Professor to die in abject terror, believing till his last breath that he had turned into that which he most feared, a creature of undead horror, and had murdered his beloved daughter and grandchild.
Our heroes, after dispatching a few giant spiders, considered it prudent to return to Ravengro and resume the lower levels of Harrowstone in the morning.
Once they returned to the home of Kendra Lorrimor however they found the place ransacked and Kendra and Margo abducted.
Enlisting the help of Sheriff Benjan Caeller and with the remarkable tracking skills (natural 20 & a 19) of both Tycho and the Sheriff they managed to track the culprits back to an abandoned farm house at the edge of town. Within the house they had a very bloody encounter with six zombies, one of which being poor Professor Lorrimor.
So we end the session with the Heroes badly wounded, Tycho only conscious through smelling salts and clutching a belly torn by rotted zombie nails…… and a stairway leading to the basement, with voices hear below.
Contents of Bags found in farm house
Food: Bread, cheese, bottles of wine
2x light crossbows
4x Whispering Way masks (see The Whispering Way
2x scrolls of Command Undead
1 potion: Cure Moderate Wounds
2 potions: Cure Light Wounds
1 Tome: Covered in black skin & a title written in an archaic and even blacker script (let me know if you open it)