Happy New Year!
This mission was intended for the 2015 Halloween Contest, but a dead computer kept it from being completed on time. (Thanks to Bikerdude for sorting that out.) After that, I took my time finishing it, so now it can be the first mission for 2016.
Bridgeport had become a bit too 'hot' for me, so I was escaping to Glenham to let things cool off. A heavy snow drove me to seek cover at an inn near the River Stokes ferry. I dropped into a chair near the fire and ordered a small beer and meat pie from the innkeeper.
For the next hour or so, I listened to the conversations around me. Mostly inane topics like the best way to remove tree stumps from a field, or what the current odds were for the Widow Shalemont taking the local Watch captain for a husband.
One story peaked my interest, however-that of Jacob Nearfeather, the town doctor, who had vanished a week earlier. He had been complaining about a spirit running amok in his house, breaking things, and was offering a hefty purse for whoever could purge the spirit. A few had tried, but all had turned up dead after being in the house a while.
Then Nearfeather disappeared.
This mission is a bit darker (light-wise) than your typical mission, so for an extra challenge, you can try leaving the lantern off.
The in-game downloader.
Special Thanks to:
Xarg, nbohr1more, AluminumHaste, Oldjim, Deadlove, and Bikerdude for some great beta testing.
Sotha, for letting us recycle his house modules from Lich Queen's Demise.