Changes In The Land

1. The Story Begins...

The Nashers, and the beginning of a great adventure...

Our story begins with the humble farmhouse of the Nasher family. As they sit down for dinner one fateful night, an unearthly howl rocks the house. More howls and pounding on the doors and walls follow, and no sooner do the farmers have time to equip themselves or hide than the doors burst open, spewing forth wolves, and wargs, and werewolves with murderous intent. Hank Nasher is eaten alive, while his family is helpless to stop it, and while they all flee, the young son of the family, Brett, is the only one to make it to town…

…and into the tavern in Ahvindadh, where our heroes have just come into town from the biweekly caravan. The boy spouts gibberish about an attack but is too exhausted to give details. Meanwhile, the group is enlisted by the ranger and sheriff of the town, Caden, to find out what has happened. He sends his deputy, Keegan, along with them as a guide.

The scene they find is grisly, indeed. Through some investigation, they are able to find tracks leading back into the forest, but while the rest of the group recommends returning in the morning, Eurig is determined to see if he can find any additional clues deeper in the forest and makes his way in…where he promptly gets lost.

The rest of the group sets out in the morning, still not having heard from Eurig, and makes their way into the forest. Their first major obstacle is a river with an old rope bridge helping with their crossing. As Henrik makes his way across, however, the bridge breaks, and the group tries valiantly to get him safely across, a task that nearly fails.

Once they are safely across and ready to continue their trek, they run into Eurig, who is wild eyed and scared out of his wits. He says that he was lost in the woods all night, and that he saw a woman in green, who spoke to him inside his mind and told him in no uncertain terms that he was unwelcome here. The wind did not move her, and she did not move her mouth to speak, and she walked into a tree and disappeared. Then all the creatures of the night began to give chase, and he ran for all he was worth, which is when he ran into the rest of the group.

We left our heroes at this impasse, with Eurig determined to keep his party (as well as himself) out of harm’s way, while Ewan remained convinced that Eurig was simply seeing things…

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