We found some armor and weapons – one human-sized and one halfling – then swam back with no difficulty, because we threw the body of one of the ugly fish into the water on the other side of the island.
As we kept exploring, we got attacked by this giant carpet-plant creature. Because of course it was. It landed on me and crushed me some. We slept after that, but when I woke up, I was sick and weak. Gimble cast a couple of spells on me over the next two days, though, and that seems to have fixed me. I wasn’t crazy about sitting still and letting a magic-user cast stuff on me, but at least he’s a cleric and not a wizard.
Diakrine 3, 2011
Since the caves have been mostly cleaned out, we checked out another spot on the map. The things attacking us are gettin weirder and weirder. This one was some kind of deer/badger cross, and it messed with our heads. Made me and Bach think it was our friend. I’m glad it’s dead. (And not just because the sucker bit so hard. The last thing I need in this life is false trust.) There was treasure in its cave. Artwork and coins, and still nowhere to spend it. Also there was the remains of a camp near the water past the cave. It was very fresh, only about a month old. They’ve been here on this island the same time we have. They’re hiding, though. They never lit a fire. We dragged the deer/badger body over by their camp, in case it’s that thing and not us they’re hiding from.
Another day, another spot on the map to check out. This time it was giant plant mounds trying to entangle us. I really hope that whatever god is messing with us like this is getting all the yucks out of his system.
We all went back to the lightning lizard place. We circled around them this time and found them separately in the woods. They went down really easy. So strange after they just about handed me and Bach our heads last time.
Diakrine 6, 1011
Okay, enough weirdness. That’s just enough. Now we’ve met some tree guardian lady, named Arbella. She seemed just sad and nonthreatening. I mean, it was pretty clear she could take us all down if she wanted to, but she just wanted to make sure we treat the trees right. Which, now that I’m away from her, is pretty creepy. We are gonna need to chop down some trees for the ship so we can get off this island. We ended up with a deal. She’ll tell us which trees we can take if we’ll stop some (weird) spider-people from summoning their super-monster-god-thing. Yay.