Upon exiting the house, Uther tells the party to take the path east to the worker's quarters where their gear is stored. They should then head south through the cornfield to a road. Heading east on the road will lead to the Village of Forstshire. It is the closest village and not too far down the road. He will head north to the barn to free other prisoner's. Robert becomes suspicious of Uther but the group agrees to head to the worker's quarter's. The workers quarter's and the cornfield become visible to the group. There are three scarecrows in the cornfield. They are all facing south. The group finds their gear in the worker's quarter's and decides to stay for a bit to rest up. Aukan finds that the food stored here is edible. Rawlu, still not fully trusting the group heads outside and hides in some bushes. He notices the scarecrows are facing north. After their short rest, the rest of the group exits the worker's quarters. Rawlu tells the group that the scarecrows are facing north. The group decides to check on Uther at the barn and takes a northwest path to that location. Robert sends his raven familiar ahead to scout. At the barn, the group finds a large half-orc creature feasting on a dead horse in one of the stalls. Uther is no where to be found. The group dispatches the half-orc, Rawlu landing the killing blow. Robert and Aukan recognize the remains as the half-orc they were imprisoned with. Embergrim notices that there are no cages in the barn. The group saddles up some horses and one pony and proceed to return to the house via a southward path. Before arriving Embergrim sees a horde of zombies, too many to count, and advises the group to return the way they came. They head back to the workers quarters and then south through the cornfield. As they ride past the scarecrows, they notice them turn on their posts and follow the group with their eyes. The group makes it to the road and heads east towards Forstshire.
GM Notes: Chapter I was designed to be a party building exercise. Since the characters did not know each other before hand, there was some distrust between them. Embergrim was keeping his eyes on Gungax the goblin, and Rawlu the same but with the human, Robert. The group is on there way to becoming a party of adventurers though. Weapons found in the house where shared amongst them. Hopefully they can find some rest and answers in Forstshire. This chapter was completed in the first session of gameplay and all characters earned enough experience to reach level 2.