The Piper of Illmarsh

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A notorious prisoner of Harrowstone near Ravengro, the Piper of Illmarsh’s real name was, and is, unknown. The Piper was a murderer whose signature style of killing involved his masterwork silver flute, poison and stirges. His victims would hear a sorrowful tune played on the flute before they were killed by the Piper: he would use lich dust to poison their food in order to paralyse them, and then let his pet stirges drink his victim’s blood.

The Piper of Illmarsh was removed to Harrowstone in 4661 AR, along with four other notorious criminals, and died that same year in the great fire that destroyed the prison.

The Piper of Illmarsh

In the Palatine Eye disquisition