The date is 10/30/2010. The place is Emerald Grove University, a small but growing college in upstate New York. The school has a short break coming up, so most teachers have called off class this Friday evening, and only a small number of students remain on classes. Three groups of friends have gathered in the campus center to work on various projects. It looks like things are set for another pleasant night in Emerald Grove.
After all, what has ever gone wrong the night before Halloween?
Acknowledgments: Thanks go to C. Filipe Alves for his copyright-free track When the Bards Dance, and thanks to C. K. for expert advice in Celtic mythology.
A Pleasant Night in Emerald Grove is copyright 2010 to Mike Ranalli Jr.