L-R: Ferryman, shade, Iorek (deceased), Widget - "What's that noise OH SH-"
...except, well, Iorek had, despite killing almost all of the reanimated demon-inhabited skeletons in the graveyard while his chums had gone for a nap, been killed by a Shade. The Shade jumped Widget and Ferryman, but was undone by magic arrows fired from everyone's favourite perky elf. After offing the spirit, the two divvied up Iorek's gear, and then a mischevious thought occurred to Widget. If she took Iorek's axe, and cut his head off, she could claim the bounty on him! Just the sort of thing that Iorek would have done in her place. So she hefts the axe:
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...and plants it square in his face. So much for that plan! They then proceeded to get Ferryman killed by rage demons inhabiting reanimated skeletons inside the graveyard. Widget tried to save him, but her plan of "stopping him bleeding out then running away as a distraction" didn't distract the demons, who killed the helpless Ferryman anyway. Then she tried to run away. And didn't make it. But she did manage to kill the rage demons! Success!
Which means the party is now Widget, city elf rogue, and, er... that's it. Not so success!
But it's OK. Because I rolled up a new character some time ago (Kattrin an Mouire o Redhold) and DS, after some distress, as the poor chap had never had an RPG character die on him before - indeed Ferryman was his first one - started to create a Templar Knight who will be joining Widget, Kattrin, and the 'NPC' Shaman played by AC (as well as being GM - hopefully the GM's character won't be too tasty looking to the big monsters) at the meeting with Zeke. Which I imagine will go something like:
"YOU DIDN'T TELL US IT WAS GOING TO BE DANGEROUS, YOU SAID IT WAS A CASE OF DIGGING UP A GRAVEYARD!!!"