Carrion Crown by Kelly
Horrors of Herstag
Hergstag is a small, quiet farming village in the Dipplemere Swamp. Roughly a half of a dozen homes surround a small church with maybe another dozen more homes and farms scattered about the swamp.
Allen, Ellsa, Gaard, Karin, Maarten, and Rachel were all killed in Hergstag about seven months ago. The first child to fall victim to the Beast was Maarten, who disappeared only to return as a ghost a few days later. Allen, Gaard, Karin and Rachel quickly followed in the next few days. It was when the Beast came into town just at dawn laughing and carrying the body of Ellsa that they knew who had murdered the children. The townsfolk chased the Beast from town, but had to all move out within the next months as the hauntings made the village impossible to live in.
The prosecution will call as a witness three maid sisters, Garrow, Starle, and Flicht, who are the only Hergstag residents still living in the area of Lepidstadt.