Returned to Bokken with fangberries. Returned to Oleg’s. Listened to stories. Rumor of giant turtle, and a hodag(?) which apparently has a magical spear. Rewards arrived, 1800gp, distributed.
Killed a large Constrictor Snake.
Went to hex D6 to visit the Temple of the Elk. Immediately attacked by giant bear. Vacillated between fighting and fleeing, eventually slew the bear. Bear turned into the corpse of an ancient human male, and the temple became clean. Pond became healing water.
Returned to Oleg’s to inform Jhod of the temple’s cleansing. Also collected reward from Lady Genevere Kensen: 1200gp. Distributed, 240gp each. Also a letter from her asking for information re Windchaser the stallion and capture of a horse from WIndchaser’s herd.
Took Jhod to the restored temple.
Went to hex F7, found Tuskgutter’s lair. Left out a baited deer corpse, with potion of sleep. Boar ate it, fell asleep. Sneaked up on it and killed it. Explored E7.
Explored hex E5. Swamps, Skunk River. Found some stone chunks of buildings, Taldan style. Met Garoom the Boggard who seems to be an outcast. Attempted dialogue, apparently formed truce, exchanged gifts.
Explored hex E3. Found a statue of Erastil. Cleaned it up, slept under it, all slashing and piercing weapons received keen edge for a week.
Explored hex D4. Found source of Skunk River – hot springs with sulfurous odour. Slew two giant frogs.
Returned to temple, levelled up to 3.