The last session ended as the adventurers piled into the inn.
In the inn are ten men, all that is left in the village. After the first mysterious death of a villager for a fever that the priest in the temple of the village could not cure, undead started appearing at night. More people got ill and died, and came back as zombies. It was then decided to send the women and children to the next village down the road until the cause of the illness was determined. This was about three weeks ago.
Since then the male population has dwindles down to these ten men. Among them are the mayor and his son, the undertaker, the inkeeper and his son and the blacksmith. The priest seems to have fled the temple one night, and the other men of the village seem to have been either killed or taken away by the undead. Those killed later rise from their graves as zombies.
The group decides to investigate the surroundings of the village during the daytime. They follow the tracks of the undead into a field west of town, where they find the remnants of what appears to be a one-way teleportation circle, with bone dust as a catalyst.
After this discovery they also visit the next village which appears to have been burnt down. There they meet a wandering bard who had made his camp there in order to write a song about a burning village. After searching a bit, but finding nothing new, they return to town, about an hour before sunset.
Back in the village they are told that one of the farmers has not returned from his field. Some of the group decide to investigate before the sun goes down and they find some almost dry blood in the farmer's field. They also find tracks, but cannot follow them out of the field. It appears the farmer was killed in daylight, by one assailant.
That night the group leaves the inn to sit on the roof and wait for the undead to leave to the teleportation circle. At around 4 am the zombies start moving west and the group follows them, hoping to overtake them to the circle. The zombies however notice their followers and close in to attack.
A battle ensues.