Saturday, June 8, 2019

Warren's Butchery: The Grounds

This is the second part of an adventure that I've been working on for awhile. It is inspired by the Warrens zone of Darkest Dungeon
  • The first post in this series, describes the enemies encountered.
  • This post describes the exterior areas surrounding the Butchery. 
Everyone knows:  For years, Warren has operated a hog farm supplying the surrounding villages with pork, bacon and sausage. A small still produced harsh liquor. He is a skilled veterinarian who, in desperate moments, has operated on people (the stitches were never pretty but they usually survived).

If you visit the compound at night you'll hear awful beastly screams.
Warren is a bit crazy. He talks to his animals constantly.
Warren's hogs reproduce and mature at an unnatural rate.
Warren is a sadistic freak. If you stray from the paths, his land is strewn with traps.
Warren once grafted the hand of an ape onto a man who had lost his limb in an accident.
Warren practices his veterinary skills on his herd and performs many unnecessary surgeries.
Warren is a wizard and protects his lands with magic. Sometimes he sells potions.
No one has heard from Warren in months.

Unbeknownst to his neighbors, Warren experimented on his stock. With arcane surgeries and cultic ritual, he elevated  many of them to human like sentience. This led to his downfall, when the Swine rebelled, enraged by the torments they suffered.

Now their ranks are swelling. Their hunger drives them ever further afield, in search of flesh to feed the growing horde and satisfy their enormous king.