Innkeeper Lucian Robree
Barmaid Misty Cook
Cook Victor Maston
2xFarmer (Jonny, Milt)
Peddler Carter Windblown
Fortune teller Zeva Deepsight
Bardess Vala Valentine
The inn will serve as a short temporary base for the party.
Several things can occur:
Peddler can sell them a map to a local treasure, the legendary golden axe of Varen Hallow. Guarded by powerful undead. Legend has it that Varen betrayed his commander and fled back to his mansion. His father was horrified and expelled his son. In a rage, they fought and the mansion burned to the ground. Years later, his ghost was found wandering, weeping at the loss of his honor. He guards the mansion to this day.
Crew can head to the mansion and try to release him.
They will need to fight their way through some undead skeletons(5 minions, 2 archers, 1 leader, 2 soldiers).
They will need to unlock the mystery of the mansion’s basement:
I’m as small as an ant, as big as a whale. I’ll approach like a breeze, but can come like a gale. By some I get hit, but all have shown fear. I’ll dance to the music though I can’t hear. Of names I have many of, names I have one. Im as slow as a snail, but from me you can’t run. What am I?
Room 2: Unlock door (time sensitive)
The first is five.
The second is three.
Only one can open me.
Room 3: Sacrifice (one true Secret from each person wishing to proceed).
The ghostly figure: You must simply claim my axe and your suffering will end.
In the inn, talk is of the murder of the Ginsley boy. His left arm was plain torn-off.
Also some of the farmers are talking about their herds being powerfully nervous at night.