Log Entry by Takehiko
The adventurers Fedifensor, Levania, Leah, Silvie had returned from Horrorstone after hearing about the fate of the warden and the other prisoners and guards there from the spirit of the warden’s wife. They were going to be staying at Kendra’s home for the night. Upon arriving, the four had encountered a strange humanoid fox creature. He was a Kitsune from a distant land by the name of Takehiko. The professor’s daughter introduced him as a friend that had saved the professor’s life on one of his many expeditions.
After a pleasant evening and a well-deserved feast, the party members went to bed and took shifts keeping watch. The frog girl, Silvie, after narrowly deciding to neglect her duties during her watch, investigated a knock at the door. The lumbering horror that suddenly broke the door off of its hinges to get inside was none other than the reanimated corpse of the late professor. Silvie hurried to wake the others. The other adventurers came out of their room to meet the surprise threat, ill equipped due to the lack of preparation time. Leah hurried straight to Kendra’s room since the young woman had awoken from the loud noise of the door breaking and convinced her to stay put. It would have been a much more difficult to deal with situation if she were to see her dead father walking around.
Pulling together their resources, the group soon finished off the undead professor and managed to keep Kendra from seeing her father’s corpse, despite several close calls. Before the sun came up, the adventurers followed Fedifensor as he carried the corpse back to the graveyard. He gave the corpse a proper burial once again, the first being done by Father Grimburrow. Leah stayed behind to watch over Kendra at the house while the others watched the paladin give the professor his last rights.
The group decided to use the remaining hours of night to rest up for the next day. After daybreak, the group had to confess to Kendra that the house was attacked last night, but still kept the fact it was her undead father from her. After a rude awakening for Silvie, and an otherwise uneventful breakfast, the party left for Father Grimburrow‘s to shed some light on the mysterious reanimating of the professor’s corpse.
After a less than-helpful conversation regarding that particular topic, the party decided to investigate another matter brought to their attention by the long-winded preacher.
Upon arriving at the farm the five group members overheard the farmers at Billy Bob’s farm talking about the farm hand getting mauled by a rather large bear. Takehiko decided to use his shape changing abilities to appear as a human, not wanting the already over-excited farmers to start a panic. Fedifensor assured the group that they’d look into it and travelled to the location of the cave pointed out to them by the farmers.
After a series of pathetic attacks by Takehiko (Dang it. DX), the group managed to bring the angered young adult bear to a damaged state just as a much larger bear appeared. This one matched the farmer’s descriptions as the one that attacked the farmhand.