This is a long overdue update for the game two weeks ago.
You finished up your business with the hobgoblins, burned the corpses, and escorted the goblins back to town. And by escort I mean you pointed and said “It’s that way, see you around.” You also got treasure.
You decided to follow up on one of the missions you were offered earlier and so you traveled to the Factor’s house. You almost executed him for his crimes against house decoration but you managed to suspend your ire and make it into the farm. There you could hide from his garish house design in a place faded to near gray.
Avoiding the long alien wheat meant sticking to the path and fighting your way through a bunch of dirty birds and a set of scarecrows made out of meat. It also led to a trophy: one rotting meat scarecrow on a stick. Like a swiss army knife, such a thing has multiple purposes. For instance, you used it as a brick when you threw it through the farmhouse window.
The family was acting quite weird. They didn’t respond to 20 pounds of rotting meat being thrown through their front window, nor did they bat an eye at your band of ronin carpenters story. Indeed the mother, Veela, even used the scarecrow in the soup. Despite the oddities you tried to act like everything is normal and continued investigating the house. My favorite moment was when Veela attacked Colbey, he responded in kind, they both missed, and then he decided to walk off and join everyone else, stopping only to lock the twin girls in their room after they threw a dead rabbit at him.
A ghost in the attic tried to give you warning, and when she realized it wasn’t going to make you leave, directed you to an old family charm as well as the part to an old music box. (That’s an Amulet of Life and a gem for a Harsh Songblade, if you want you can jury rig up a full Songblade and then make a more aesthetic version once this mission is over.)
Given the warnings of the ghosts you decided to get the family off balance by having half the party leave the house via a hole Velak made in the attic wall, then distract the undead things by pretending to be a completely different band of visitors. Meanwhile the others charged down through the kitchen, stole the soup, and dived out the window. The undead family, now fully assembled, started the attack.