Who Ordered the Stake? - Misadventures in Barovia

Day 1.5 - We're Joining a Cult

He is eternal. He is the land.

After much fumbling, Tol Thurol, Klaus, Vargan, and Gillian found their way to the attic, which to their surprise and confusion was home to the only entrance into the crypt of a basement that laid beneath the manor. Two doors in this long forgotten hallway greeted them. One housed the corpse of a nursemaid, stabbed in the heart. The other opened to the children, Rose and Thorn’s, bedroom.

Inside this room was a scene of eternal juxtaposition; the cheery, bright colored walls of a child’s room, a full-to-bursting toy box, the bricked up window keeping the children prisoners in this place, and the skeletons of said children, still dressed in fine clothing, laying in the center of it all.

The ghosts of the children appeared to welcome them, revealing what the party had suspected all along; that Rose and Thorn were indeed dead.

With the help of the children and a dollhouse example, the party was able to locate a secret door that led to a spiraling staircase to the basement.

Once in the crypt underneath the house, the party began to hear a strange, low, rumbling chant, “He is eternal. He is the land.”

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