Once the group was done with the watchtower, they continued their exploration of the island. Choosing to head north into the forest, heading toward the main impact site. As they traveled the forest began to grow denser as they moved deeper into the island. Trees, growing packed near each other, filtering down the light.
Through the dense trees the group managed to spot a small clearing. The trees around the clearing had been burned or knocked down, and pacing around the area were a pair of the strange zombie creatures. The group attacked, figuring to put the zombies at rest, but as the fight began it was quickly joined by a pair of the strange lion-like creatures, Akatas. But even the addition of Akatas was not enough to save the zombies, the party soon gained the upper hand and dispatched all the foes.
Searching the small crater that was at the center of the clearing, the group managed to unearth a small lump of a strange ore, Noqual, before continuing their journey. A small lake was a perfect place for a quick rest as Kage checked a wound that Artan had received from one of the Akatas, knowing their the creature’s bite carried a strange disease.
Continuing deeper into the forest, the group soon comes upon a strange occurrence in the forest, voices coming from a group of trees. The trees seemed to be woven together to form a kind of nest, and from that nest a trio of voices could be heard.
Quietly, the group approached, several melding into the shadows cast by the over hanging branches while two (Kage and Malek) stayed within sight of the nest. A break in the stealth caused the occupants of the nest to appear, a trio of harpies, and begin a conversation with Kage and Malek, unaware that the other three were reading themselves to attack.
The time came quickly as Malek and Kage decided to leave the harpies and continue on their way. One of the harpies began to act, but was quickly put down as a trio of attacks quickly found their marks and dropped her. The remaining two put up a bit of a fight, but also were defeated.
Searching the nest, the group found the remains of several of the harpies recent guest/meals, taking what items of value they could find before leaving.
XP: 720 xp
Loot: Masterwork Morningstar x3, Leather Armor (bit of meat and the smell of decay cling to the armor) x3, Masterwork Blowgun darts (10), blowgun, misc mundane equipment, 2 pounds of Noqual ore
Potions/Scrolls: Potion of Keen Edge, Potion of Fly, Arcane Scroll of Animate rope
Gems/Jewelry: Coral 66gp, Armbands 257gp, Aquamarine 180gp, Red garnet 98gp, Earrings 186gp, Aquamarine 180gp
Coins: 200 gp