Rise of the Runelords
Ancestral home of Aldern Foxglove, Foxglove Manor , also known as “the Misgivings” by locals, is a dilapidated mansion southwest of Sandpoint along the Lost Coast in Varisia. Local rumor spoke of a family tragedy that had befallen the Foxglove family decades ago, and hauntings of the location ever since. Aldern had returned to the house recently to refurbish it, but had been having a difficult time convincing locals to take the job.
As the party discovered, the local superstitious holds more than a touch of truth. The house is infested with numerous spirits, each more dangerous than the last. These spirits cause the haunted to experience visions of murder and horror that had occurred in the house in the past.
At this point, the party is still learning this history, but this much is known so far:
- Vorel Foxglove, the house’s original owner, attempted to achieve lichdom decades ago. What happened to him is unknown, but it resulted in the death of his wife and daughter.
- Later, Aldern Foxglove’s father, Traver, brought his family to the house. His wife, Cyralie, died by being set on fire and jumping from the attic window to the sea below, and Traver took his own life by slashing his throat. Aldern and his sisters were sent off to be raised by distant relations in Korvosa.
- Aldern returned to the house recently. He murdered his wife, Iesha, and stashed her in the attic, where she rose as a vengeful revenant.