The ghost performs a dark seance during which he pulls forth Vrood’s memories from his severed head. You experience these memories as a series of visions, each separated by flashes of bright light. Eerily, all perceive these visions as though looking through the eyes of Auren Vrood himself.
The visions open with a furiously darting ink quill that dashes out of a stream of words reading, “My Master, I shall stay in Feldgrau and build an army of corpses for our risen lord…” The sentence fades, and after a brief f lash, hands place the letter in an envelope and strike it with a wax seal.
Another f lash comes and the scene changes. You see cultists scurrying around in the town square, exhuming bodies and raising an army from the corpses of Feldgrau’s dead.
After another f lash, Vrood’s hands place three strange items into a chest— an iron-and-glass vial containing a swirling gray mist,a bloody heart inside a glass bottle, and a fragile skull composed of hundreds of bone fragments. Into a second chest he places a strange statuette of murky green stone depicting a grotesque, tentacled creature.
Another f lash. The chests are given to two riders in dark cloaks on pale horses. “Ride to Thrushmoor,” You hear Vrood’s voice speak. “Our agent will exchange the Effigy for the relic we need.” After a final f lash, the visions fade.