Rainmoot 17, 381
The company arrives in New Thereyn, recently commissioned by their king of Rorn to explore the newly settled continent. They speak with the governor and settle in at the inn where they speak with locals about current events in the area. Learning about a missing hunter in the nearby Greenthorn Woods, apparently taken by a wood spirit, they decide to investigate.
Before leaving, they stop at the newly built Temple of Mitayara to hire one of the priestesses to come with them to serve as a healer. Senael Tarkin agrees to join them, becoming a henchman to the Blue Rose.
The next day, they travel across the Vareck River to the edge of the forest where the woodcutters and hunters have set up a camp. Learning indeed that a hunter named Untan disappeared days ago and had not returned.
Following his trail deep into the woods, they eventually find a clearing where a battle took place. There are no bodies are found, but they do discover both a bow and sword, as well as an easily followed trail leading away from the area.
The trail leads to a small cave in the side of a bluff. The Blue Rose sneaks in for a look. The cave is crisscrossed with spider webs and the assassin can make out a number of webbed bundles as well as two large sleeping spiders. He sneaks up to one of them to attempt to take it out while it slept, but he accidentally bumped a web causing the spiders to awaken. The rest of the company then charges into the cave, making short work of the spiders, but not before the one Blue Rose tried to kill bit him, injecting a lethal poison. The plan to hire Sanael turns out to be a good one, as she saves her employer with a birthwort application.
Investigating the webbed bundles, they find 3 husks of animal bodies, but one body is human. The company discovers the fate of Untan the hunter.