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It's only a little bit of a cheat here. I did give him all these items, and I'll admit I didn't have a solution in mind when I gave him the items. A lot of this series has just been me making shit up (big surprise, I'm sure).

Regardless, it's not as if the player ever read the magic book. I'm just guessing that he managed to think it through and came up with a way to contain the ghost, a la Ghostbusters (just without the proton packs).

Maybe it's a cheat, but it works.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.