Previous owner ran off – anything we want to do?
Ness sees tracks going into water – smells like zombies. Claw marks on the tree with rotten residue… Ness barely keeps from retching.
Tattered pieces of flesh and bad smell by the window. We scrub stuff.
Ellwood summons an air elemental to blow out all the bad smell.
Melon sees a tattered bit of blue cloth in the river. Ness gets it out with the ranseur.
Ness tries to climb the tree with the claw marks and falls out taking -3 damage
We go to sleep in the Tavern, and then head to Rusty Dragon Inn in the morning. – give Ameiko a big hug, eat some bagels. We ask about shayla. Shayla comes down. She totally has resting bitch face. She says “I need to be moving soon”
Pathfinders are the best of the best – they seek out adventure and knowledge – venture captain propagates that back to the world. Being in it is like being kind of celebrity. She says words of our deeds is to decide if we are worthy.
Ness asks if she’s heard of any undead in the area. She’s heard of a few reports, but they should not be happening as far as Sandpoint. Typically undead are not isolated issues.
We found a bargast and rescued people and killed goblin tribes.
She is noticably shaken and turns white when we tell her all our stories. She kind of doubts some of what we are saying. Appreciate the information.
The smell is the sign of some type of ghoul infestation – keep people indoors at night because they spread. I’m heading out and will be back within a week.
Ghouls can be turned/raised by necromancer things – can be controlled by dark wizards. Ghouls are not entirely undead. You can be infected through a curse. Shayla leaves and heads for Magnamar.
We head to the mayor place. Kendra – is worried about the ghouls. We tell her to tell the citizens not to go out at night. She says Gavyn probably retired to the woods -she gives us directions to a cabin that he might be at.
We get our horse, and trade beer for other horses, and head out to find the guy.
We head to just south of raven roost. We come to the place and knock and nobody answers. Ness sees a body on the bed. The person is dead or has shallow breathing. Dead smell has zest and suffering in it. Air is warm and humid. Is Gavin – eyes sunkin in, skin looks pale and sullen, he looks shriveled and emaciated – he is turning into a ghoul basically.
Elwood casts detect magic, and he has a magic aura – He breathes deeper after Elwood casts lesser restoration on him. We take some of his clothes off and he has large black gashes and black blood. Bono casts cure moderate wounds. Gavyn starts feeling better.
He says what are we doing here? Ness gives him beer. You all have to leave, I am cursed, everyone around me is going to die. The stronger he gets the more manic he becomes.
They’re going to kill me – you can’t be here
Elwood summons a unicorn – it uses charm and and heals him.
The Great Unpleasantness – in which his brother was murdered. That day – whatever killed his brother is after him and the only way he can find peace is by leaving. He recognized the feeling from when his brother was killed. Ness perceives the cabin is relatively undisturbed.
The important thing about the brewery was doing it with his brother, so since his brother was dead he is ready to die.
The guy who worshiped the bird demon – folks who got that carved on their door got killed. and he had all their eyes so they caught him, but this is very different from that.
Shortly after murders then cathedral burned down, when they rebuilt is when we all got there.
Towards the end he is regretting and holding back – he says that he’s sorry. Sorry for what he did. I was greedy, I shouldn’t have tried to… I have cheated a lot of people in my day – this is what I will pay for what I have done. He cries and cheated people to make the brewery. He scammed a lot of people and got investors and basically ill-gotten gains.
Nas wants to steal all the old man’s money. We convince her to 6500 to orphans – leave 1000 for the man. Ness goes outside to braid the horse’s hair. Gavyn is OK with giving the money to the orphans to atone for what he’s done.
It’s almost nighttime, so we camp out and sleep.
We head back to Sandpoint in the morning. We see guards on the bridge, and they tell us the Sheriff wants to meet us and wants to talk to us. The sheriff says there’s been a murder at the sawmill.
“Let me thank you for all you’ve done for sandpoint – we have a problem – it needs dealing with, we have a murderer in our midsts. We may have another murderer.” Two workers were killed. They are the two men from our Tavern party who ran the lumbermill. The lumbermill is on the dock.
Mill is locked down, but this is the second set of murderers. I’m afraid that this murderer
The sheriff also has a note, that was found at the scene, for Nastunye.
Banny and Latrine are the people who got killed. pretty brutal. Bono walks up to Banny. Banny has been strung up on hoooks and Katrine has been cut in half. Smells like undead. Banny was impaled with hooks and his face skin was flayed. He’s only identifyable by his tattoos on his arms.
Ruins are carved on his chest. We aren’t rolling well enough to read them. Ness tracks to see
Ellwood looks at patterns on the ground and tries to track – one person was barefoot – footprints came in from the docks / pierside. Ness sees an axe on the ground , embedded. There are fragments of bone and flesh on the axe. It stinks. Looks like she was clawed and mangled.
Eber and Banny usually run it late into the night. He has eber and ven vindor (father of katrine) when they went to get ven he raged so he is in jail but they don’t think he did it.
Ness sees another set of tracks that point to the outside. The water is 30ft deep, but someone could have swam across.
Nastunye checks the doors, which are locked. There are footprints going up the wall to a window.
Ness sees a set of tracks in the corner, behind the sacks, coming from outside. There is evidence that someone probably hid there a while. Ellwood checked the lady wasn’t wearing underwear, so probably they were banging.
Two other people were murdered a few days ago at a barn, outside town. There was one survivor from the barn, who is now a raving lunatic.
language is ancient thassalonian.
symbol of lamashtu is like a three eyed penis.
Bono goes to the marshes and sees there is a dry spot, a set of footprints were sunk in the mud – from where they are you can clearly see the lumber mill. Someone had been there a while. Tracks go into the river.
found struggle, axe with flesh – something unholy on the axe. faintest residue of magic – unnaturally rotten and putrid. is decaying far beyond it’s lifespan of decay. some way to view lumber mill from opposite.