Aryth 4, 998YK
The party, after touching down in the middle of nowhere, is informed by Thorn that they’re indeed within the Eldeen Reaches. Ashkhad asks begins to ask the party what their next course of action should be, and after deciding they should head to Greenheart for the night, Ashkhad asks Elaydren if he should tell Varica he messed up with the teleportation circle and to keep doing work with it. After Elaydren tells Ashkhad to do so he sits down and sends a message to Varica telling him where they currently are and to continue studying the teleportation circle, to which he says he hasn’t heard the voice in his head at all lately but he will obey which greatly flusters and confuses Ashkhad. As the party walks through the woods they begin to chat to one another and the conversation quickly turns into Andres recalling his many adventures to Niv as Neya begins asking about the wood that Ratchet is made of and if it’s the same as the wood within the woods. Niv begins to question Neya’s intelligence and asks why he finds her interesting to Ashkhad, and Neya throws a dagger which she seemingly pulls from nowhere at the back of Niv’s head with the hilt of the dagger, and replies that it is no mistake that she is part of the Royal Eyes of Aundair and states the it requires a certain sets of skills as she picks back up her dagger and carries on. Eventually the party comes to a bridge with a human and shifter in front of it who suggests the party pay protection fees to cross the bridge because “strange things happen to adventurers here”. Ashkhad and Thorn cross the bridge with no problems but as Niv and Rae attempt to cross the bridge electrifies itself and throws them back. The rest of the party pays the two and as they try to cross the bridge the human pulls out a trigger and electrifies the bridge, throwing them across and begins laughing and prepares to run off, but Ashkhad throws both of them into the lake and begins laughing at them as they’re washed away. The party arrives at Greenheart by nightfall and a shifter woman offers them lodging within her home for the night so long as they don’t mind that her son is sick with a disease, but assures them it isn’t contagious. The party spends the night with the family and they tell the party that there’s a fungus that could cure their son, but they’re unable to get it, and that there are rumors of a beast within the woods in the direction of the cave that has the fungus.
Aryth 5, 998YK
The party leaves the next morning telling the family that they’ll bring them back the fungus to cure their son and heads towards the cave. Night falls within the forest and the party is awakened at night by unsettling sounds coming from the woods, and a sudden darkness that seemed to swallow up light as the party seems to of wandered into a sudden manifest zone. The party begins to head forward to try to get out but are constantly assaulted by disturbing and unsettling feelings, sounds and images such as spontaneous and profuse bleeding that isn’t actually taking place, sudden pains that quickly vanish or are invisible to other party members. With enough to take the party begins to lash out as Ashkhad lets out a mental assault and Niv lets out a vicious roar, and suddenly after a returning roar, three werewolves and a weretiger emerge from the forest. The party quickly disposes of animals while in an enraged state and the sudden darkness and unsettling events come to a close, and the party once again attempts to sleep.
Aryth 6, 998YK
The party comes to a small cave emitting a horrible stench and quickly find the fungus, take it, and head back to Greenheart. Along the way back, the party hears what they assume to be human voices off in the distance and find a fortress belonging to the Emerald Claw, but decide they’ll deal with it after first returning to Greenheart.
Aryth 7, 998YK
The party camps out once again without a hitch and in the morning arrives at Greenheart and gives the fungus to the female shifter who thanks them and quickly heads to heal her son. The father of the son personally thanks Thorn after he returns from informing the guards of the Emerald Claw fortress and gives him several dice which he claims has brought his family good luck for generations. Once again leaves Greenheart to head back to the Fortress to do battle with the Emerald Claw after another night in the forest, bringing the date to Aryth 8, 998YK.