Surrounded. In a hole in the ground. Wolves, zombies, and some creepy bones all trying to kill us. This is how our fearless (cough) adventurers (cough) found themselves at the start of our latest episode. Oh, did I mention one of them was lying on the ground, surrounded by said wolves? Well, that’s what was happening. Luckily for us she’s strong as a bull and tough as a rock. Jumping into holes in the ground is not her forte, but fortune smiled as this is a skill not needed when your goal is smashing in wolf faces.
Willem vaulted from the hole ready to dash in and aid Vala. Sioon was at a loss as how to follow Willem’s actions as he thought the intention was to stay in the hole and hide from the wolves, zombies, and bones, as any smart adventures would do (right?). The wolves continued to advance and then our dashing heroes, Willem and Sioon, decided to meet the advancing wolves head on. Willem read a poem which encouraged Sioon’s hammer to strike true. Vala got to her feet and the three of them went on a wolf killing spree. Actually that didn’t happen. Willem got beat down pretty hard (contrary to popular belief, wolves are not fans of poetry) by the biggest of the wolves and both Vala and Sioon took their share of wolf bites. Oddly when turning to the approaching zombies and crushing one in the process, the largest wolf transformed into a man and started pummeling one of the zombies along with the group. The whole time he was babbling on about working together to stop the impending threat. Was there a greater meaning here, or was he just talking about the battle?
So many questions to ask the man. Where to start? The answer was easy. He died. Rather than sit down over a nice fire and partake in good wine, good food, and good company, he pummeled a zombie into a black pulp, then passed out…then died. Yes, we all know the cleric should have done something, but he and his god were having a spat, so he didn’t really want to get into any healing stuff right then. So Vala, Cotter, Willem, and Sioon buried him in a hole on the side of the road. Oh, yeah, Cotter was there too. He decided to take a nap in the hole while all this was going down. Something something bones…something something overwhelming chill. Ranger was taking a nappy nap in the hole. It has been noted.
Now our brave band finds themselves on the road back to town. What to tell the villagers? Crazed wolf-man crushed zombies into a black pulp…but don’t worry; we think they are all dead? We’ll see how that flies…