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Skeletons attack inside Harrowstone Prison.

The ruins of the notorious Harrowstone Prison, also called Harrowstone, are located south of Ravengro, a small town in the county of Canterwall, Ustalav.1


A stone wall with a single southern gate surrounds the ruins of Harrowstone. The prison is a two storey building on the grounds with an extensive underground dungeon complex beneath and a western balcony on which many executions occurred. Two observation towers guarded the campus from atop the walls. The warden's house was south of the main prison building, and a prisoners' graveyard was to the east. As of 4711 AR, the graveyard was a murky pond after the area collapsed due to the fire that destroyed the prison.2 A chapel to Pharasma was also within the prison.3


Count Eigen Lorres, ruler of the county then known as Tamrivena, established Harrowstone Prison and its supporting town of Ravengro in 4594 AR. The count hoped to use the prison to increase his standing in Tamrivena and beyond, and that it would provide a good income by taking major criminals from across Ustalav. Harrowstone became the home of Ustalav's most infamous prisoners, collected twice-yearly from other prisons in every county to either spend the rest of their days there or be executed, usually by hanging. The idea was a profitable success for the count and Ravengro.45

In 4661 AR, the summer prison convoy brought five exceptionally wicked prisoners: Hean Feramin, also known as the Splatter Man; Ispin Onyxcudgel, the Mosswater Marauder; Vance Saetressle, called the Lopper; Sefick Corvin, or Father Charlatan; and a man only known as the Piper of Illmarsh. These prisoners, led by the Splatter Man, seized control of the prison and killed prison warden Lyvar Hawkran. Warden Hawkran managed to thwart the prisoners' escape before his death, but the the prison was set ablaze in the ensuing panic, which killed all of the prisoners and many of the guards. The warden's wife, Vesorianna Hawkran, also perished. A statue called the Harrowstone Memorial stands in Ravengro to commemorate this event.467


The ruins of Harrowstone are located atop a hill visible from Ravengro. The town's original purpose was to serve the prison, but as of 4711 AR Ravengro had independently flourished since the prison's demise. Locals suspect the prison is haunted.146


Paizo published a Carrion Crown Pathfinder Adventure Path adventure set in Harrowstone titled The Haunting of Harrowstone.