Princes of the Apocalypse - Rogue Valley
News from the SheepYou glean the following information from the sheep. Remember that sheep are afraid of anything more menacing than a blade of grass:
- There’s a strong smell of death in the area around Lance Rock. The sheep don’t like to go there. They began to feel sick after visiting a canyon near there, sometime last tenday.
- A couple of days ago, they were grazing a few miles northeast of Red Larch, Larmon was very spooked by something on a tree. He drove the herd away from that area very quickly. [I assume you then asked Larmon a follow-up? I’ll write down what he said at the end of this.]
- There have recently been a lot of giant vultures flying around the area. They haven’t stooped on any of the sheep. But it’s not just vultures, sometimes they see smaller shapes flying above that smell exactly like humans. But humans don’t fly, do they?
- Watch out for mud flows in the Sumber Hills. Gullies can fill up quickly.
- The Dessarin River is fast, wide, and carries a lot of boats and people! Sheep won’t go anywhere near the banks of that river, no matter how thirsty they are. Springs are easy to find nearby.
- Yes, the weather has been weird this year. Cold, then hot, then rainy. Sometimes all in the same day! But at least the sheep haven’t seen any dragons, not like last year.
“Oh, now that you mention it, I did get quite a turn the other day. I came around a small hill, and what did I see, but a whole skeleton, picked clean and pinned to the trunk of an oak tree with a dozen arrows! But if he’d died there, where were all his clothes? and later, all I could think about was that creepy grin of the skull, with the arrow sprouting out of its empty eye… Not something you like to see every day. It was an ill omen, but more so for that fellow than for me, eh? I turned tail and skedaddled as fast as I could push those sheep. Where was this? Oh, about a half-day’s walk along the Larch Path, then about four miles north into the hills.”