The party eventually met at the temple with Edvard in the morning to discuss a plan to address the growing threat. Edvard was mostly concerned about people packing up and leaving the already small town. He also shot down an idea of Sam, Rufius, and Rothwulf leaving to get help as that would leave the town vulnerable. They settled on collecting the gold from the Vale of the Silvery Moon (after getting Trammil’s permission/blessing) to finance their adventures and reinforce the town. Rufius had some inspired play by turning into a horse and then an ox to pull the cart of gold (a few hundred pounds/ thousands of potential coins).
The party also established how to definitely kill a vampire- according to Father Quint, only submerging them in running water or exposing them to sunlight. Staking their hearts with a sharp wooden object paralyzes them, which can make the two methods of destroying them easier. Sam asked Father Quint if they would be afraid of running water and he didn’t believe they would be, they could possibly even cross running water without being destroyed, but he’s never seen that.
The day ended with the pack going out to patrol the woods and eventually reporting suspicious activity to the party. They investigated and saw a group of caravans in a clearing. The pack was keeping their distance, but observing.