[Note: This selection is from the 16th DFC, circa Nov. 20th, 1992. Titled A WOLF IN THE FOLD by
Things were all but normal in the Spur last
Saturday night when a bizarre howling was heard coming from
the Southern Plains. Always alert for danger, a group of
adventurers - Smash, Pelethoron, Selder, Jedico, Jesuiticus,
Karak,and Maya just to name a few - headed to investigate.
Soon enough, the protectors found what they were looking for;
a man by the name of Lunar snarling and growling by the side
of the road. Looking over the group, the being chuckled and
began a noise so primal that it seemed to come more from an
animal than a man. Answering to his call, ten wolves suddenly
bound into the room and bared there teeth, starting a
confrontation. The heroes, however, were well prepared and
answered the beasts' snarls and bites with blade and rune.
Seeing the time to act upon him, the being known as Lunar
began a horrible transformation into a giant half man, half
wolf beast with hypnotic glowing eyes and large gaping maw.
The battle continued for many minutes, finally ending with
the destruction of over fifteen wolves and (after a short
chase) the death of the werewolf.
Or at least they thought it was dead. Only
scant minutes later the creature rose up again, laughed at
its dumb struck would-be slayers, and sent another chilling
cry from its lips.
More wolves came, and the battle was
continued. Minutes turned to hours as the companions fought
on, killing the were and its fellows several times, only to
have the half-man return to life and summon more wolves. Then
an idea struck the crew... to kill the beast and make it stay
down they must use silver weapons. Currently, the only member
that was equipped with any was Jesuiticus (his silver maul
did seem to be doing more damage than the others' weapons),
so Selder Firemix went back to the Spur and removed a silver
knife and shortsword from his locker. Hurrying back to the
scene, the Dragon found only one other person at the original
battle sight. Jedico Bloodstar was valiantly blocking the
werewolf from entering the Spur through the South Gate while
the others rounded up the remaining wolves roaming the
outdoors. Swinging his silver knife at the were, Selder rent
a large smoking gash in the beast's side. The new
confrontation quickly grew as others returned to the battle
at the Gate.
But even with weapons of silver wielded by
Jedico, Pelethoron, and Selder against the enemy, the
werewolf refused to stay dead. After over fifty wolf kills
and the werewolf being slain six times, the battle appeared
to be a stalemate. Still in great pain from his multiple
deaths, Lunar the werewolf retreated with the remnants of his
pack to the Southlands. His vow of vengeance still playing in
the heroes' minds, the tired, bloodied companions marched
The citizens of the Spur have been urged to carry silver weapons on their person until this new threat has been eradicated. Those that have been bitten should seek the aid of the local parish to make sure the lycanthropsy has not been passed on.