It's been a long day's travel and you reach a farmhouse on the outskirts of the town just as the last of the reds and purples in the sky have faded to black. Deciding to stop here rather than pressing on into the town proper, you approach the farmhouse door and knock. A warm voice hollers, "Jus' a moment, be right there!" followed by the shuffling of slippered feet across a wooden floor, then a latch being lifted.
With a creak, the door opens just enough for you to see the round, smiling face of a woman in her early 50s.
She looks the party over and says, "I 'spect yor looking for a place to bunk down for t'night?"
After nods and murmurs of agreement she continues, "Been a while since we 'ad any travellers pass through 'ere. No room in the 'ouse I'm afraid, but yor welcome to bed down in the barn if you'd like. Wasn't 'spectin comp'ny so there's not much food but I can give you bread and cheese. The bread was fresh baked this mornin'."
She beams and disappears inside for a moment, returning with a tied cloth parcel and placing it in your hands before pointing you down the path to the barn.
It's not a bed, but still a decent night's sleep and you wake rested and ready for the walk to town.
As you head out of the barn you see your hostess coming up towards path towards you with two men you hadn't seen the night before. In her hands is a crossbow, and each of the men carries an axe. "Leaving, are ya?", she quips as she levels the crossbow at you, stopping at the edge of the pumpkin patch. "After I went an' made breakfast an' everything."
The men continue to advance, smirking, while the woman, no longer smiling, whispers a phrase and traces symbols in the air with her fingers.
With jerky motions, the scarecrow that had been dotted around the pumpkin patch pull themselves down from their frames and move towards the party.
Day 2. Pumpkin Patch
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