Looking for some time away from the rest of the guild, Rukko and Ashmyr picked up a hunt from the bounty board. The hunt took them deep into the forest, with signs along the way warning of venomous creatures, quicksand, and other dangers. As seasoned adventurers, they weren't too worried about any of it. They spent a few days working their way to the center of the forest. Eventually, they stopped to take a break. Ashmyr made his way back to a river they had crossed so he could bathe himself. Rukko set some traps and gathered some wood to make a fire to make lunch.
“OWOWOWOW! RUKKO!” Ashmyr’s panicked shout filled Rukko with worry. She dropped the bundle of sticks she had gathered and rushed into the forest to find her partner. She followed the sound of his cries.
“Ashmyr! What’s wrong?!” Rukko shouted as she finally pushed her way into the clearing by the river. She stopped short. Ashmyr stood naked, panting heavily