An otherwise quiet night was pierced with the screams of men and beast as a pack of wereboars descended upon the Morningstar Guild. Taking advantage of their reduced presence at night, the pack swarmed the guild headquarters and made a decisive strike on the sleeping guildmembers before they could ready their armaments. Few survived the initial attack, and only by fleeing while the malarites were busy with their kin. Blood soaked the halls, and beasts feasted upon the fallen while they waited for backup.
Two hours later, a counterattack was mounted to drive the beasts out. Yet, even that came with a heavy tole as the wereboars waited inside the building to ambush warriors as they entered, relying on the fact that the guild members did not want to damage or destroy their own headquarters. In the end, the wereboars were defeated when their leader crossed tusks with a particularly brave paladin. However, the guild was fractured by the attack. With about 70% of their active members falling, families mourned with the knowledge that more might yet join them as the disease took hold. Some would prepare homemade cures, while others would simply wait and pray.
Though the guild stands, barely, all who concern themselves with the news speak of it as a loss. In the guild’s fervor to seek revenge, it failed to adequetly protect itself. Citizens now ask themselves whether they really needed a vanguard party. Rather, perhaps their priorities should have been on a bulwark against future attacks. The few guild members that remain are regrouping to discuss the guild’s future. As uncertain as it is, many members still wish to right the wrongs of that night.
[Black Roost] A member of the Mourningstar Guild, an organization dedicated to fighting Malarites, has gone missing after being wounded in an attack by Wereboars. Other pople have begun to disappear around where they were last seen. The city would like the investigated and dealt with.