From "Notes on the world outside the kaers" as penned by Norg
Things had been slow, so after an evening of maybe a little too much drinking, Jael, William, Zil and I decided to go look for adventure. I must admit to some regrets when I woke up with splitting headache some miles north of Throal. We decided to follow up on rumours of bandits on the road to Sausanopa and took off North.
William as usual was providing navigation and decided to try a different route, closer to the mountains, it was a good route, but a few days in we heard a buzzing sound and bees bigger than Zil popped out of the bushes. We soon found out these bees were extremely aggressive. What followed was a short fight, where we learnt that the bees are fairly easy to kill, like to suck blood, and some of them can inject paralytic poison.
While we waited for Zil to recover from the paralysis we thought that it may be a good idea to try and find the nest and remove the threat, eventually William managed to find a trail, we found several more bees we dispatched with ease. Further on, we found a large group feeding off a body, we rushed in to try and help, and were attacked by some even meaner bees.
Reflecting on that fight, I am definitely seeing my master's wisdom in recommending the heaviest armour, and very thankful to Zil for his protection spells, also being paralysed is a real mood killer and not at all enjoyable.
Once the bees were dispatched, we checked the corpse, a male troll, Jael found a bracer on the body that he decided to keep, and William looted the bees for alchemical components.
We decided to resume our trip towards Sausanopa and a few days later (about 1 day from the town) we were approached by a man asking for a toll. When pressed about on whose authority he was collecting the toll it became clear the man was a common bandit and a fight broke out. Wisely the man had brought several other bandits to ambush us, unwisely he thought he could run from a charging troll. His body crumpled after only 1 or 2 hits. By this point the others had the situation mostly under control, so I ran back towards Zil who had just trapped a bandit on a sheet of ice. I am happy to report that punching a man on a very slipper surface works as well as one would hope.
The next day we reached Sausanopa, the villagers were quite happy to hear the bandits that had been troubling them had been cleared out.