Magic & Mechanika

Magic & Mechanika: Episode 2

The Restless Dead of Weybury, Part I

Day One: Tuesday June 12, 1370 CI
After arriving in Weybury, our heroes went their separate ways. An evening edition of the town newspaper, however, soon caught their attention; a series of gruesome murders had plagued the town of late, and each victim bore the mark of a vampire’s bite. Intrigued, Hudson sought out Lord Roderick and proposed that the pair investigate. Roderick assented, suggesting also that they should extend the offer to their new acquaintance.

Day Two: Wednesday June 13, 1370 CI
The pair found Ricardo Tempesta attempting to hide, and, after a rocky reunion, secured his aid in their endeavor with the promise of coin. Knowing that the Pelorite clergy often supported undead slayers, our heroes sought out the local temple for information. They learned there that the exorcist and undead hunter Brother Morton had gone unheard from for four days. After that, the trio investigated the local graveyard, learning that Brother Morton had gone there recently to investigate a break-in at the Andreus crypt. Investigation of the crypt turned up only a wraith, who ordered them out. The groundskeeper identified the restless spirit as one Bjorn Andreus, a persistent wraith who had been exorcised several times before and returned.

Day Three: Thursday June 14, 1370 CI
The next day, Lord Roderick set about investigating the Andreus family, learning that they had once operated a profitable trading company on the Cayr River before factory development had rendered the waterway undesirable. Since then, the family had dwindled, though they still operated a banking house of some repute. Roderick arranged an appointment with the current head of the family, Johnson Andreus. After a brief conversation, Lord Roderick agreed to lay old Bjorn to rest. Another trip and a donation to the temple of Pelor secured the trio ten pints of holy water. Roderick, meanwhile, began constructing a set of handwraps to enchant Ricardo’s fists to be able to strike the wraith.

Day Four: Friday June 15, 1370 CI
Not wanting to delay while there was still danger to the community, our heroes searched for a temporary solution to Ricardo’s problem in the form of a scroll of Magic Fang. That found, the three returned to the crypt to confront Bjorn Andreus and end his malicious haunting. The wraith, however, was loathe to emerge in daylight, and only the disruption of one of the crypt’s sarcophagi prompted him to attack. The battle that followed was a desparate one as the irate spirit faded in and out of the walls of the crypt to strike, while the heroes splashed it with holy water as it appeared. A.G.E.N.C.Y. was banished back to Roderick’s shop, too damaged to continue, and none of the living combatants were left unscathed by the wraith’s draining touch. In the end, though, the living triumphed over the power of undeath. Setting to work, Ricardo followed the floor pattern back to the diamond stone in the center and pried it up, revealing a box containing the amulet serving as the reservoir permitting Bjorn’s return. They solved that problem by breaking the wards with a dose of holy water and the excessive application of explosives, courtesy of Hudson Morgan.

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