Wake of the Watcher, an adventure by Greg A. Vaughan with supporting material by James Jacobs and fiction by F. Wesley Schneider, is the fourth chapter in the Carrion Crown adventure path and was released on June 15, 2011.
|The Stars Are WrongNo one goes to Illmarsh. An ugly town, unfriendly to strangers and squatting amid the nastiest stretch of swamp in Ustalav, Illmarsh seems to breed rumor and madness, and those who speak of it always whisper of strange disappearances, misshapen shadows, and sacrifices to things terrible and forgotten. But when the trail of the death cultists known as the Whispering Way leads to Illmarsh, it's up to the PCs to learn the secrets of the sickly village. There they'll find a desperate people, caught in a war between beings from beneath the seas and invaders from the darkest corners of the cosmos. Can the heroes save Illmarsh from its tradition of terror? Or will they be the next victims of the horror from beyond the stars?
This volume of Pathfinder Adventure Path continues the Carrion Crown Adventure Path and includes:
No one goes to Illmarsh, a decrepit village haunted by tales of ghastly midnight rites and sacrifices to shadows from the sea. When the heroes learn of an unholy bargain between the cultists of the Whispering Way and the drowned gods of this wretched town, they must journey through a wilderness gone wrong to prevent it. But an eerie evil has also set its eye on Illmarsh, and the community's deep lords are the first to fall. Can the heroes discover what foulness festers in the mind of Illmarsh? And will they be able to withstand the whispers of an insanity from beyond the stars?