Revenge in the Dark Jungle: The Black Arrow
March 29, 2011
You gather the remains of your wife and child in a large panther pelt and carry them to a nearby waterfall, passing through the water and into a chamber. There you place the bundled remains into a crevice, then loosely seal it with stones. You spend the night in the chamber.
In the morning you return to the hut. You find a black arrow lodged into the wall near the door. A symbol of the Bats, a tribe of natives that worship the winged creatures of the night, in the Dark Jungle of near-perpetual night. You dislodge the arrow and smell the length of it. Though you’ve never wholly trusted or befriended the Bats, you have traded with them on occasion. Likely this is the work of a rogue war party led by a young warrior in search of prestige, acting without approval of the tribal elders. Nonetheless, to exact revenge on the rogue warriors would turn all Bats against you. So be it.
Indications are that the war party consisted of up to ten warriors and that they headed north after their attack here. The Bat tribal center of power is in that direction, at least a three week journey from here. You estimate that your prey has a head start of a week, but with your fury, stamina, and knowledge of shortcuts, you may be able to catch up to the war party before it reaches their tribe. You dash off into the jungle in pursuit of revenge.
Take a shortcut through a region of jungle currently experiencing an active and dangerous fungal bloom?
Take a shortcut through territory known to contain many Cynocephalus Volans?
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