Halath decides to travel south starting on 1 Solmath, 8 days after they reach Warrenburg.
Dern and Jacob work for 3 days, and earn 80 gp per day making arrows. Jacob writes a letter to Dinah, to be sent with the next caravan.
After 3 days travel they reach the Long Rest House. They hear rumors of attacks by a small group of orcs and hobgoblins. One groub of travelers lost two members, and their bodies were not found. Another group killed two of the attackers.
After 2 more days travel they come accross a herd of auroch, and decide to kill one for food. They target a straggler, and it proves unusually tough. After more than a dozen rounds of arrows it finally dies. A herdmate trips in a gopher-hole and breaks a leg, so the party gets twice the meat they expect.
|Cariel||Who would have thought those wild cattle were so damn tough?|
|Jacob||It was nice getting to practice my fletching skills and getting paid for it as well. Master Salareal is quite a nice old elf and I think I may have learned a bit while sitting and talking with him while we fletched arrows with Dern. I will have to mention him to Dinah. Perhaps she can get his arrows in stock in her store.
As for aurochs, well they are some hardy creatures. After several arrow shots I figured a good solid swing of my greatsword would bring the old beast down. It must have hit bone or fatty tissue or something because that auroch just reared back and gored me with its horns. I figured at that point I should just run and lure him over to the group and see if they wanted a crack at the beast.
|Loot:||two auroch hides||75 gp per hide (needs to be tanned)|