It’s been a couple of months since the last time a fire was seen up near Monastery Hill, and the herders in the northern pastures are becoming alarmed by recent events. There have always been occasional run-ins with goblins out of the swamp, but they are usually placated with a sheep or two. And they have a strong fear of the occasional cavalry patrols that pass through the area.
But now there are a couple of missing goatherds, and reports of the walking dead. One of the cavalry patrols returned with one man missing, and reported slaying several zombies.
The acting governor of Fort Talmadge, Davenne, has decreed a reward of 25 silver pieces for each undead slain.