>>34046174>>34046123> They were the ones who brought us here, and they're probably the only ones who can bring us back.
Cerbi pauses for a moment, looking at you contemplatively as though she has to think carefully on what she says next.>"...what if they weren't?">Several hours prior to the above....>>34046159
Previously, Anima and Cormeum were fighting against a screeching creature that had attacked them out of nowhere on the Undrot River, the violence causing their ship to veer off course towards a fork separate from the turtle-ship the rest of the party was taking. The creature (A horrific combination of monsters including a bat-like head and pair of wings, a vulture's face sticking out of its gut, two solid-metal sickles sticking out of its fore-limbs) had since been fended off, send scurrying back through the network of branches and roots that form the ceiling of this tunnel. Meanwhile, the light of your swamp-speeder illuminates the rough rapids ahead, and with a calm having returned in the wake of the violence, you find you can no longer see where the turtle-ship that was trailing behind you had gone, only the path lying ahead which your ship is now set into.
With a quick glance at his map, Cormeum can confirm that the paths DO meet up eventually... after you come out of the tunnel, and go a couple of towns further up-river until you reach one called 'Helsfi'. It's quite a ways away though, not only to the end of the tunnel but to the town itself, but now that you're no longer needing to keep pace with Rathsgar (the turtle) you could afford to go a little faster with your speedy cruiser.