My dear Captain-Vicar,
I hope this finds you in good health, and the church and its congregation.
As you know, I was summoned to attend the funeral of Proffr. Lorrimor this last seven-day of Rova, in his town of Ravengro. The event was attended by four other worthies of the Proffr.’s acquaintance: a Paladin of Iomadae, Sir Duncan; an aged monk who hails by the curious cognomen Soda; a barbarian whose ancestry most assuredly includes a monstrous component, but if the Proffr. approved of her, so will I trust his judgment of her character; and lastly another demi- or non-human fellow of some unsavoury type, he keeps his counsel very close and will bear watching.
We were all present at the reading of the Last Will and Testament. It was given unto the company assembled to see to the enduring safety of Kendra Lorrimor, the only heir to the Lorrimor estate, for a period of one month, which would take us to the end of Lamashan. (Surely an inauspicious time of the year.) After this time we were charged with conveying a chest of rare and esoteric tomes to the University in Lepidstadt. Upon delivery to the academics noted in the will, we are all to receive 100 platinums. I have promised a tithe to Father Grimboro, as this is his pastorage.
I had planned a trip to Harrow-stone, the site of PLs death, just to confirm the local Sheriff’s findings, but we were alerted to the presence of a zombie on the edge of town and attended to the eradication of the undead. No complicated task, the barbarian woman struck down the zombie.
Upon consultation with the Sheriff and Fr. Grimboro, we decided to investigate the possibility of obtaining some artifacts hinted at in the Professor’s Will. I am pleased to report that we discovered several items cached beneath a false crypt in The Rest-lands north of Ravengro, including a quiver of magical arrows, several healing draughts, 3 scrolls, 4 haunt syphons and a curious device that Kendra Lorrimor identified as a “Spirit Planchette”. I have secured the artifact in the safe at the Lorrimor house.
The only other incident of note was a large letter V scrawled in blood at the base of the fountain in the town square…The Professor’s notes included speculation about the Whispering Way and their activities in Harrow-stone.
I will investigate further.
Your brother in service of our Lady,