References

This is a list of people, places, things and events relevant to the campaign. Any time they appear in a blog post or wiki, it will automatically be linked to its definition.
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    Age of Enthronement
    The period of history beginning with Aroden's rise to godhood, and ending with his death Plus
    Crooked Kin
    Band of Varisian performers that travel in a colorful wagon Plus
    Esoteric Order of the Palatine Eye
    Secret society and topic du-jour of conspiracy theorists Plus
    Sczarni
    Gypsy mafia of Varisian descent. Plus
    Shining Crusade
    Organization headquartered in Lastwall dedicated to defending Ustalav Plus
    Shudderwood
    Infamous wood in the middle of Lozeri known for werewolves and other deadly beasts and monsters
    Thassilon (Thassilonian)
    Ancient Empire Plus
    Varisia
    A country of rural communities, independent city-states, cyclopean ruins, and uncharted wilderness Plus
    Whispering Way
    Organization of necromancers. Minus
    The Whispering Way is an ancient group of necromancers who believe that undeath is the ultimate form of life. Their symbol is a skull with a gag in its mouth. The lich-king Tar Baphon was a member, but the organization predates even him by centuries. It is said that their teachings are not written down, but spread only by whispers so that outsiders can never hear them. Those who dig too deep into their practices are murdered with their mouth mutilated so they cannot speak, even when dead.

    Professor Lorrimor was studying activity by the Whispering Way at Harrowstone Prison shortly before his death. He found that they are attempting to discover a formula for creating liches and engineering the release of the whispering tyrant. Their agents go to places known to be haunted or hold unique monsters and perform field research.

    They went to Harrowstone prison because they felt the spirit of Lyvar Hawkran would be useful in their studies, possibly because it was keeping the evil spirits there in check. They performed a ritual to remove Hawkran's spirit from Harrowstone that involved carving his name along the outside of the prison. They killed professor Lorimor when he attempted to stop them. The person in charge of the operation had a staff with a gagged skull on it.

    Upon interrogating Fleshwort, an intelligent homunculus responible for the transformation of Shov, the party found that the Whispering Way were seeking four things for their studies: The spirit of a righteous warden, the seasage effigy, the heart of a werewolf, and a skull constructed from the fragments of 100 slain innocents. Auren Vrood was in charge of the mission to retrieve these items.

    The Whispering Way had helped Estovian deal with the fallout caused when he discovered the Canopic stone and thus he felt obligated to help them when they wanted a meeting with the werewolves. Auren Vrood and others (including a man who looked like a noble) made an arrangement with Mathus that led to the death of the pack lord Kvalca Sain. Vrood took half of Sain's heart with him to Feldgrau where he began raising an army of undead. He was defeated by the party, but not before passing off Sain's heart and the Seasage Effigy which was to be traded for the Raven's Head.

    The Whispering Way apparently intends to free or raise the lich king Tar-Baphon as was revealed in a poem found in Auren Vrood's quarters.

    Two riders of the Whispering Way, Karlem and Tissa rode from Feldgrau to Thrushmoor, presumably carrying the Seasage Effigy and Sain's heart. At Thrushmoor, they switched horses at a Whispering Way-owned stable and headed in separate directions. Presumably Tissa was looking to trade the Seasage Effigy for the Raven's Head while Karlem was taking the werewolf heart to wherever the Whispering Way are planning to conduct their final ceremony.

    Tissa looked to trade the Seasage Effigy with Gastor Lucas in Illmarsh.
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    Cayden Cailean
    Chaotic good deity, also known as the "Lucky Drunk," "Drunken Hero," or the "Accidental God."
    Desna
    Goddess of travel and change
    Gozreh
    God of storm and sky and goddess of the wave and surf. Plus
    Iomedae
    Goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor Plus
    Jezelda
    Demon lord of lycanthropy
    Pharasma
    The Lady of Graves, goddess of fate, death, prophecy and rebirth Plus
    Sarenrae
    The Dawnflower - Teaches temperance and patience in all things. Plus
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    Curated Historical Society
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    Bleakwall
    Wall now mostly in ruins constructed to hamper Orcish invaders from the Hold of Belkzen Plus
    Foreguard
    Guard the city of Tamrivena. Plus
    Tamrivena
    Orc-hating paranoid fortress city Plus
    Wallguard
    Sworn defenders of the Bleakwall, lead by a deeply racist guard-captain. Plus
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    Eisenglass
    Professor Horace's Schooner Plus
    Recondite Order of the Indomitable Sea
    Main church in Illmarsh Plus
    Wall-Eyed Kraken
    Tavern in Illmarsh that caters to locals Plus
    Watcher in the Bay
    Local legendary monster with hair and tentacles redolent of Shub-Niggoroth
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    Gazebo
    Stucture in Ravengro's town square Plus
    Harrowstone Monument
    Monument to those who died in the fire at Harrowstone Prison Plus
    Harrowstone Prison
    Haunted prison that burned down 50 years ago Plus
    Laughing Demon
    Main inn of Ravengro owned by Zokar. Plus
    Lyvar Hawkran (warden)
    Warden of Harrowstone prison when it burned down Plus
    Restlands
    Ravengro's graveyard Plus
    Skipping Song
    Creepy song sung by the children of Ravengro Plus
    Wealday Parchment
    Weekly newsletter written by Muricar Plus
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    Ascanor Lodge
    Well-protected lodge in the midst of the Shudderwood Plus
    Morcai
    Settlement on the eastern edge of Shudderwood Plus
    Stairs of the Moon
    Ancient ruin in Shudderwood forest Plus
    Werewolf Tribes
    Group of five werewolf tribes living in Shudderwood Plus
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    Boneyard
    Island where the people of Morast buried their dead Plus
    Courthouse
    Lepidstadt's courthouse where trials are held, prisoners are kept, and barristers are officed Plus
    Hergstag
    Abandoned hamlet near Lepidstadt where six children were killed 7 months ago Plus
    Karb Isle Sanctuary
    Sanctuary and Asylum located just outside Lepidstadt Plus
    Morast
    Swampy fishing village where the Beast allegedly disinterred the burial grounds and killed the villagers 12 months ago Plus
    Punishing Man
    Manner of punishing criminals similar to a wicker man Plus
    Seasage Effigy
    Relic shaped like Cthulhu's head believed to have some relevance to the Far Realms Plus
    Spiral Cromlech
    Kellid stone circle which attracted academics to the university. Plus
    University of Lepidstadt
    Institution of higher learning in Lepistadt Plus
    Ventriloquist's Pulpit
    Town hall of Lepidstadt and one of its oldest buildings Plus
    Vorkstag and Grine's Chymic Works
    Mysterious factory Plus