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Scratching Behind the Wall

Source Horror Adventures pg. 175
CR 1/2; XP 200
CE haunt (5-ft.-by-10-ft. hallway)
Caster Level 1st
Notice Perception DC 15 (to hear the faint scream behind the wall)
hp 1; Trigger proximity; Reset 1 day
Effect The sound of claws scraping on the inside of the wall echoes throughout the hallway. Creatures within its area must succeed at a DC 11 Will save or be shaken for 1d4 rounds.
Destruction A character who finds the servant’s body and removes her from behind the wall destroys the haunt forever.


A lord with a terrible secret caught a servant snooping through his papers. He knocked the servant over the head and threw her into a disused dumbwaiter, which he jammed between floors. The servant awoke the following day, and her desperate attempts to escape infuse the walls that contained her.