The party wakes up from a decent nights rest, only to find that the town has been overrun by the former town’s guards, now zombies. Being abruptly woken up isn’t pleasant for anyone, and some seemed to cope better than others. Mulder and Regret, having spent the time as usual in the upper class inn, came downstairs to find that the bar wench had been disemboweled by the undead. Making quick work of these foes, they then move on their way, although they become separated in the panic.
Juniper, who spent the night sleeping in a tree, decided to be the good Samaritan and tried to cure the nearest infected. Managing to bring him mostly back and then send him off to the church that had helped her previously, she then makes her way off to the apothecary’s place. Once there, she convinces him to make up as many of anti-zombie potions as possible. She runs into a bit of a problem though, as he is running low on a number of his materials. She promises to get him some more, and off she goes.
Damia spent her night in Sicerex’s tower, and also wakes up in the night. Looking from her window, she sees that there appears to be something burning in the town and makes her way towards it. Before entering all the way though, she see’s a number of infected shambling about. Sneaking past them, she then finds Juniper making her way through the streets. They then join forces, and make their way to the church of Lathander. Once there, they talk with the priestesses and find out that if they can get them a bale of fresh hay, they can preform a ritual and rid a large portion of the dead of their disease. Agreeing to help, they go off on their way again.
Roar also spent his night in Sicerex’s tower, sleeping with and protecting the egg. When he wakes up and see’s the town having trouble, he fashions a sling for the egg and makes his way to town as well. Once there, he finds a number of walkers about, and dispatches them quickly. He continues on again, unmolested.
Regret, after making quick work of the zombies in the inn, loots the corpses and goes outside. There, he see’s another zombie and decides to throw a rock at it. It lunges at him, and manages to do a bit of damage without infecting him. Regret then finishes off the zombie, but decides to take the head as a trophy. Seeing that it is still moving some after the beheading, he holds it away from him before continuing on. In his little walk around, he finds Roar walking about as well. Deciding to have a bit of fun, he throws the head at him. Roar, with impeccable skill and luck, hits the head while still in the air, right into Regret’s face.
Xy decided to bunk in the low class inn, but had the odd foresight to sleep up on the roof. Waking up to the sounds of commotion, he learns about the deadites and decides to jump from roof to roof instead of taking to the streets. Looking about, he finds that both Juniper and Damia and Roar and Regret are within a block or two of him. He heads off towards the R team first, and makes a number of impressive leaps before fumbling on the final jump, making the others aware of him. He then comes on down, and they make their way over to the girls.
They all compare notes, and learn what the others have been up to. While Juniper tells them all of the items they need for the apothecary and the priestesses, Roar becomes distracted by the sight of a stray dog farther down the street. Cooing and baiting the dog, it eventually comes over to him. He names it Rawr, and they become the best of friends before rejoining the group. Juni tells them that they’ll need some crystal shards, some rat’s fur, some powdered mandrake’s root, and the bale of hay for all the rituals of the evening.
Roar goes hunting for the rats, and manages to get a good sized one with Rawr’s help. They meet a couple of zombles whilst hunting, but they prove to be no match for Roar’s axe. He skins it and feeds to meat to his dog before rejoining the group. Damia goes after the crystal, and decides to break some window glass for her ingredient. She looks around, smashes a good sized one, and continues back to the gang. Juniper goes hunting for the mandrake’s root, and finds a herbalism shop with a good amount of the stuff. She pinches it, and goes back to the rest of the guys.
Xy and Regret go off to fetch the hay, and end up going to a barn on the edge of town. There, they find it all to be very quiet, but not fearing the zombies that may reside withing, they head into it. They find the hay quickly, and start to head out of the barn at a leisurely pace before XY notices that the door is closing on it’s own. They begin rushing out as quickly as possible, and just as it becomes almost too late, Regret hurls Xy and the bale out the door, barely making the shot through the ever shrinking hole, and follows with a tumble at the last second.
Once out, they rest for a minute before their curiosity overcomes them and they try and find out what’s inside the barn. Making a hole in the wall, all they can see appears to be a large furry pole, but when they look to the roof they see what appears to be a number of sleeping giant spiders. Regret, in a fit of synchronicity to Roar’s acquisition of a pet, decides that he really needs a spider mount. Refusing to leave the barn, he sends Xy with the hay bale back to town to get their druid friend to come and help them with the task at hand.
Juniper, Damia and Roar, after gathering all the needed items for Dennis the apothecary, go back to his place to get some of his potions. He refuses to let Rawr in under the pretext that he is covered in fleas, and is subsequently punched square in the face by Roar. Juniper and Damia send him out with the dog, and try to wake him back up. They manage well enough, and after a bit of soothing give him the materials so he can make his brew. They get solid dozen of the precious liquid filled vials, and head on back out. There, they see Xy lugging his heavy load towards the church. They go with him, and learn all about the ordeal with Regret before arriving at Lathander’s little church. They dump off the hay, and learn about what they need to do to cure the town. It seems the priestesses can do a cleansing ritual, but the party needs to get as many infected as possible into a single building, and the main hall is decided as the best location.
Roar asks if the women there can take care of his egg while he goes off, and one of them gives him an odd smile before agreeing to take real good care of it.