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The Living Dead
Greetings and well met! It is I, Cara Newsman, your Combat Chronicler. In the news today there was an unexplained uprising of undead in the cemetery just north of Britain. Inhabitants of the graveyard rose up from their rest to attack the living residents of the city of Britain. 

A call for aid was sent out from the Tower Criers, while others grabbed their silver weapons from the bank, I grabbed my sketchpad and quill to record the events about to transpire. A pair of reapers greeted us when a group of about fifty fighters arrived at the cemetery to dance with the dead. They were the least of the problems that day, though. 

 Inside I could hear the eerie moans of wraiths, the rattle of skeletal bones and that chilling laugh that is so unique to liches. The fighters spread out over the usually peaceful cemetery and set to hacking the undead into little pieces, returning their restless spirits to the peace of the afterlife. 

The battle was not easily won, though. A first aid camp was set up near the south gates and mages were resurrecting those who’d fallen under the blade of an undead. A few wandering healers made their way through the battle field as well, offering help for those who could not make their way down to the first aid station. 

The first waves seemed simple, skeletons, wraiths and the occasional liche. As time went on, the undead seemed to grow in strength, perhaps drawing power from the ones that were dying. Soon there were bone knights and bone mages crunching their way through the cemetery. As if they were not bad enough, mummies and liche lords began to rise from the ground to lay waste to those around them. 

 I can’t rightly say how long the fighting went on. The sun rose and then set while the fighters moved through the undead, silver blades glinting in the light of the setting sun. It seemed rather sudden when it all ended. The wails and moans were only coming from the living that were injured. A few straggler skeletons were dispatched and the cemetery returned to its peaceful state. 

No evil entity has come forward to claim responsibility for the dead rising and the dead had no comments to make while they were shambling around. For now, the attack remains a mystery, perhaps never to be solved. I’m Cara Newsman, till next time, may the Virtues be with you. 

Published: August 2000
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