Zou Kov and his band of barbarian adventurers, now augmented by less-than-enthusiastic bearer Thersites, footloose fugitive Teragram and brother Athelstan, are making their way north. Passing through a large and dense forest they stop every night at a hamlet where they pay for their keep in the characteristically openhanded manner of the barbarian. As they move north the villages become darker and the inhabitants more suspicious. Last night the village was surrounded by a hurriedly-built palisade manned by nervous villagers. For several weeks people who ventured alone into the woods to gather berries and mushrooms or till isolated patches of cultivated ground have been going missing; in the last two weeks groups of two and three have disappeared, and two nights ago an entire flock of goats, their three herders and their five dogs did not return. Loud howling has been heard around dawn and dusk coming from the woods. Zou Kov and the others resolve to find out what is happening. They rise before the sun and head out into the forest.
Q3+ C4 Big @ 46 x 6
Q3+ C4 Big, Leader @ 76 x 1