Lanterns in the Mist
Splatter Man (deceased/ghost)
One of the five most notorious prisoners of Harrowstone.
Hean Feramin, The Splatter Man
Professor Hean Feramin was a celebrated scholar of Anthroponomastics (the study of personal names and their origins) at the Quartrefaux Archives in Caliphas. Yet an accidental association with a succubus twisted and warped his study, turning it into an obsession. Feramin became focused on the power of a name and how he could use it to terrify and control. Soon enough, his association with the Demon was discovered and his reputation was ruined. Unfortunately for the professor, he subsequently lost his tenure, and developed an uncontrollable obsession with an imaginary link between a person’s name and what happens to that name when the person dies.
Between his public disgrace and mental instability after involvement with a succubus, his descent into depravity was not entirely surprising. Every few days, he would secretly arrange for his victim to find a letter from his or her name written in blood, perhaps smeared on a wall or spelled out with carefully arranged entrails. This process would continue, following suit with each letter in the victim’s name. Once he had spelled his victim’s name completely, he would at last come for them, killing in a gory mess using a complex trap or series of rigged events meant to look like an accident.
Feramin was sentenced and removed to Harrowstone prison in Ravengro, where he was deprived of his wizard’s spellbook as part of his punishment, and treated to a cell in the ‘Nevermore’ a dark part of the prison reserved for particularly depraved criminals. The loss of his spellbook was a significant setback for the insane wizard’s psyche.