Things were starting to look a little iffy in the cave with the Grindylows swarming us but we managed to pull a victory out of our asses. I heard a lot of fighting coming from within the cave but…it was dark and I couldn’t see.
Eventually Sho and Mirei came running towards the entrance saying to retreat (I guess things were getting pretty bad in there). Mirei touched my pants and things grew brighter but it also revealed a few Grindylows that were chasing them towards the entrance. I stepped in and saved the day once again.
I hadn’t seen Harvus for a bit and the other 2 mentioned he had run further in so, with my bright ass pants, I ventured further in to see where he had gone. After rounding the corner another Grindylow had the balls to try and attack me, he is now a pool of blood. Harvus ended up being near there and ended up passing out as we were exiting the cave. I grabbed him and swam out through the other cave to the open ocean, once again saving my team. It ain’t easy being the hero all the time.
After climbing up the cliff and retrieving my rope (with another refreshing swim through the water to avoid the Stirges) we all ended up back on shore. I did manage to spot what looked like the wreckage of another ship a couple miles into the sea but I didn’t feel like investigating it at the time. We can always come back later and it was starting to get close to when the ship would leave us so we needed to get back soon.
After heading back to the camp, refilling my waterskin with some delicious water outside the stronghold on the way, I grabbed the coconuts and we headed back towards the boat. When we got to the fork I decided to use my spiffy new spyglass to try and see down the path we had not gone. After traveling a tiny bit I was able to see it was a very overgrown field of corn, that could prove useful later.
We then went back to the great tree fire and camped for the night. I spent some of my time on watch brewing a potion from the sparse ingredients I had managed to find on this island since some of the others looked pretty beat up. In the morning we decided to split up, I would go with Sho to the boat and report what we had found while Mirei goes with Harvus to finish off the cave. That guy seems pretty obsessed on clearing that place, seems to have a big crush on Sandara.
After getting back to the river, I epically tossed most of the coconuts 70 feet across to the other side. After that we used the branches to climb over, recollect them and continue down to the village we had landed at. Pretty uneventful journey there, after we arrived we saw that a bunch of the crew from the Man’s Promise were on shore already and searching through the village for stuff.