When we wake up the next afternoon, a huge flock of vultures have been gathering overhead. Our pirates weren’t particularly concerned and didn’t wake us, but they are a little odd. Two of them are definitely larger and scarier looking than the rest, so Aiden shoots one. They dive and start attacking, but it’s not much of a fight.
Three days later, in the middle of our walking night we see a tall, leafless boab tree. It has been burnt and there are bodies hanging from it. As we get closer, we can see that it is also surrounded by a circle of tiny bones. We approach the tree, intending to give the bodies a proper burian, but some of them rise up to fight us. It probably won’t end well for them. Imogen explodes one with her sword and it’s gross and full of decay. Later on we notice that even the bodies in the tree are zombies, so we have to kill them as well. Gross.
We do bury all the bodies even though it’s disgusting because it’s the right thing to do. Sometimes we wish we weren’t adventurers. We ask Aiden why he’s looking so hard for his arrows and he informs us that he only brought six because that’s how much ammo is in a revolver. Whatever a revolver is. We mock him relentlessly for this and head off down the road.
We arrive in Kalabuto shortly after sunrise and start asking for directions to the Shrunken Head to meet Cheiton. A little beggar girl named Kibi is selling small wooden jewelry that he says will tell the tribes deeper in the jungle that we’re friendly. We decide to buy some. Felix gets a rhino, Imogen a panther, Aiden an ocelot and Vakeese stares her down until she comes up with a displacer beast. Also, we engage Kibi to lead us to the tavern.