Grovin, the Head Oracle of the village summoned Barra, Krem Plowbreaker, Rorge, Brann and his son and oracle in training June to his tent. The village is desperate for water, as the rainy season has not yet come. Water supplies are drying up, and this is causing tension between your tribe of Asiba Zemen and the rivals YYY to the west. In order to avoid an all out war, the Grovin asks the party to venture north, into the area along the great river known as the Forbidden Zone since the Weeping of the Gods.
Groven saw a light fall from the sky the previous night and as he slept he had a vision of a powerful change in the energy of the Savanna. A powerful new presence suggests a new life that could be offered to the gods to show them that Asiba Zemen is worthy of another rain season and water for their crops.
While Grovin made it clear that he prefers to avoid a bloody war with the Nekampte, lest the Goblin-kind in the canyon to the East exploit the conflict. Brann suggests a crushing, driving and listening approach and received an approving nod from the head of the Hunters Morok.
Grovin gave the group a sheet of Wildebeest hide with a blood map to the source of the energy source.
The group received 7 days of water for the journey to the Forbidden Zone, Barra gave a days ration to his family before the group left under the cover of a magical darkness to avoid the eyes of Nekampte spies.
Brann’s sharp half-orcish eyes spotted vultures circling in the distance during the first day of travel, and Barra spoke with some nearby birds to investigate. A group of Goblin-kind were eating a wildebeest.
The group set up camp for the night, and chose their spot well enough to avoid the eyes of a group of Hobgoblins as they passed on an unknown mission.
Another day of travel found the group on the edge of the Forbidden Zone, the older members of the party found more vegetation than they remembered from the days before the Weeping of the Gods, they now found small shrubs, vines and larger trees.
Again, an expertly chosen campsite allowed the party to avoid an encounter with a group of vicious looking dinosaurs.