We got close to the tree and the damn thing EXPLODED with swarms of stirges.
Stirges suck, by the way.
So the swarms attacked and apparently they were being controlled by some woman to the south.
Kaya, her boar, and Bastion charged her while the rest of us tried to fight off the swarms. I ended up with about a dozen attached to me, all sucking my blood, until Atilliana blasted all the swarms, Nago, and me with a massive blast of cold, killing all stirges….and knocking me unconscious…
I got better thanks to Ursa and the controller surrendered.
She gave us a bunch of information about the area, ways across the river, areas to avoid because of monsters, and the fact that the norther Convergence army was moving east…
We convinced her that travelling with us would be in the best interest of her god, looted a little of her cave and then figured out what we wanted to do next.
We decided to have me, Kaya, and Bastion go north, meet the army, buy some horses and supplies and then get out without causing any scenes and continue with our journey.
Should be fine.