Where the town of Kerker learns about the threat
- Demi rings the town bell – calling out the Guard.
- Guard examine the burnt body of the zombie and exploded grave…
- Doctor talks with Father Grimm about protecting the graveyard – they ward it.
- Corporal Shultz of the Guard learns from Pyotr how to kill Zombies.
A cache of relics is found.
- Demi takes Father Grimm to town to convince them to send more guards.
- Doctor and Pyotr search the temple for the hidden crypt.
- Find hidden casket of potions and weapons to hurt ghosts.
- Pyotr takes casket to the house where the Doctor is staying – discivered by Agatha Gruft.
- Doctor convinces Agatha – this is what your father didn’t want you involved with…
Investigation of the clues
- The group spend some time uncovering more information.
- The Doctor investigates “Whispering Hunger”
- Cultists investigating ‘undeath’ and the underworld.
- Suspected necromancers, searching for eternal ‘life’
- Rumours of an ancient ghost helping them – Moros, sorceror-king of a vanished empire.
- Demi ingratiates himself with the locals,
- Corners Mrs Shultz: husband still has nightmares – man chanting his name.
- The bloody letters – like murders committed by “Letterman” a sorceror from Reiherheim.
- Pyotr continues his hunting and helping the locals as winter fast arrives.
- Learns about the local heroes: Friedrich and and Margarethe Falke – Last warden and wife.
- Friedrich trapped himself in with rioting prisoners.
- Margarethe died in fire maintaining the mystic wards.
The Bloody Letters Return
- Screams, and more bloody letters and a slaughtered lamb – “M A R”
- Pyotr chases the tracks – finds young Timmet Shultz lying on the frozen ground.
- Child was on errand from his mother, then awoke in field.
- Doctor sees evidence of ghostly influence.
- Bring child back – parents very grateful.
A voice from the beyond
- Doctor wants to try summoning ghosts.
- Pyotr and Demi go to get one of the protective amulets from Father Grimm.
- Doctor summons ghost of Margarethe Falke – everything was done right, but only momentary glimpse.
- Tries again with ‘Letterman’ ghost. Similar result.
- Doctor and Demi theorize that the ghosts are still bound to Kerken Hall and cant escape.
- They investigate the town records.
- Margarethe was a student of the ‘Heptagram’ on blessed Isle – licensed Sorceror
- They make plans to enter Kerken Hall and rescue the ghost of Margarethe.