So after exploring 4 hexes, fighting two groups of bandits, having a non-violent encounter with a group of kobolds, and bringing a bag of radishes to Svetlana, we only have 530xp to show for it? This is going to be a long game.
Yep, that's why I am making recruitable and romance-able female characters, and with offspring of those that marry, encase there is a TPK or your characters get so old that the combat characters are weakened to uselessness
"Perhaps he believes there is nothing here to interest us? Bokken, I for one would gladly hear whatever you can tell us. This land is a passing wonder. The birds, game, and plants quite unlike those I grew up with. I can assure you that almost anything you have to say on those matters would interest me greatly."
Rory springs up with interest. "Really? I'm Rory, an alchemist. Until recently, I lived in a cabin much like yours and was quietly experimenting, but now I was sent onto this expedition. Mind if we exchange some of the recipes?"
"Well, perhaps your potions can help change that." Knowledge (nature):1d20 + 8 ⇒ (13) + 8 = 21 to recognize what the fang berries are and how to gather and store them.
"Where do you usually forage for the fang berries, sir? Perhaps we could bring you some if we find them on our travels."
"Curing potions are always useful. And our meeting with the kobalds lies in that direction. Perhaps we could have a look for these berries after the meeting. It would also give us an excuse to further explore the forest near the bandit king. It sounds profitable all around. I am agreeable."
Check the discussion page for May 30th, 2012, after selling the bandits gear and divvying up the loot, everyone in the party should have 95 gps and 60 sps. Except for Silstaren, who got 55 gps and 60 sps. We also have a party fund back at Oleg's of 90 gps, 215 sps, 1 pair of silver earrings (unappraised) and a wooden music box (unappraised).