Mission of Lost Hope, the Commons
The group follows up with Elsa Whiterose, a witness.
She was in the square during the attack. She is not a fighter, but managed to hold a zombie at bay through her divine power, protecting a small group of folk trapped in one corner
of the square.
• During the initial attack, she was surprised to recognize two of the attacking undead as recent poor folk who had stayed at the mission: Tolvus Rhys, a middle-aged human man with a bad leg from his years fighting with the legions who had a hard time finding work; and Korack Stoneson, a dwarven drunk who often slept one off at the mission.
• She had last seen Tolvus about ten days ago at the mission. She thinks she remembers seeing Korack about a week ago on the streets. Both Tolvus and Korack lived in the Commons, and both worked (when they could) or begged near the mission.
• The poor folk in the area have been talking about folks going missing for the last month, and she had noted a few common faces at the mission were no longer around. Although the mission has a transient population, she was worried enough to report it to the Silver Shields, but they made little effort to find those missing (because Elsa couldn’t afford to make it worth their trouble). After a half day’s meager search, the Shields concluded that the missing people had left town.
• There was a rumor among the poor that a pair of (human) men had been seen carrying away one of the locals known as old Ralph, even as he yelled and cursed, four days ago from
an abandoned building, and that he wasn’t the first. Elsa says that she only heard this second-hand, and that the PCs would have to ask around among the poor folk, and especially those on the streets, to learn more.