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Father Grimburrow shares…
Some small towns grow up around a university, their shops and other offerings catering to a scholastic clientele. Others boast famous festivals or specialized industries that draw skilled artisans and craftsmen. But in the sad case of Ravengro, the town’s claim to fame is a prison. And not just any prison, for in this town of Ravengro we supported one of Ustalav’s most notorious jails — Harrowstone. Twice a year, a prison convoy rounded up the worst of the worst from smaller, less secure jails across the principality and transferred them to Harrowstone, often to await death by hanging, but always to live out the rest of their lives as prisoners.
In short we had the most evil, the most violent and twisted of Ustalav’s criminals – the town’s old-timers remember well the eerie prison caravans that carried ‘monsters’ through the town.
From the workers at The Laughing Demon
“Originally, Harrowstone housed only local criminals, but as the prison’s fame spread, other counties and distant lands began paying to have more dangerous criminals housed within this prison’s walls. My Da tole me that at the time of the great Harrowstone Fire, the number of particularly violent or dangerous criminals imprisoned within the dungeons below was at an all-time high.”
“The five most notorious prisoners in Harrowstone at the time of the great fire were Father Charlatan, The Lopper, the Mosswater Marauder, the Piper of Illlmarsh, and the Splatter Man”.