A cool night breeze wafted through the town of Sunshire, swirling up little clouds of dust which caught on the yellow gleam of the lights shining in windows throughout the village. High above the small town, a waxing moon, nearly full, beamed down with a pale light. Most of the town was silent save for the sounds of revelry splashing out of the tavern in boisterous bursts. 'Twas common of the town folk to gather for merriment after a hard day's work at the plow, or hammering away at iron, or hacking away at logs. Inside the inn, the heady smell of fine weeds burning at the pipe mingled with the tart smell of apples and ale. A delicious smelling stew bubbled at the large fireplace at which a large fire was currently burning, being tended to by the innkeeper's young son. The innkeeper himself had joined in the merriment, leaving his lovely twin daughters to cater to the people of the town. One of the patrons cleared his throat loudly and began to sing. After the first few words, the other revelers joined in, their voices rousing together in a merry drinking song. "This is the song of a maiden so fair When she walked through a room e-ver-y man would stare Her eyes were like diamonds, her hair raven black But oh, by the Gods, would you look at her rack! Ne'er cross the land was a lovelier lass Oh what I would give for a chance at that a-" Just before they could finish, the tavern door came bursting open as a woman who looked to be in her early thirties came rushing in. "THE BEAST IS BACK! HE'S STALKING MY COWS AS WE SPEAK! SOMEONE KILL THE DAMNED THING!" She pleaded in terror to no one in particular. One of the men replied in a drunken voice, "Ahh put a damn cork in yer hole Pam! There ain't no damned beasts, itsh probably just a pack of wolvesh roaming about!" as he spoke he waved his flagon around, splashing ale here and there, "You're shpoiling all our fun! Now git on out of here, before me boys show ye out!" His speech drew the approval of the general tavern population, who continued on as before. Pam looked around the crowd for a bit, tears welling up in her eyes, before she turned around and left. The party continued on.