"Sadly, I know you are right. It is only because they are insecure with themselves that they do not see your inner beauty radiate through. They see an appearance that frightens them and they cannot look beyond it and see who you really are. For this, I am truly sorry. I hope that some day we will all mature enough to see the error of our ways and be in a position to be able to make amends with you."
Zarzanna smiles at this, not unkindly. "Inner beauty? I'm a crone to the bone, child. But I thank you for the kind words."
"Tell me, Zarzanna, if you were invited to come back to the village to stay, would you accept such an offer?"
The hag shakes her head. "I'm a creature of wood and wild, bog, thicket and bramble. Here is where I belong... But Burlap wouldn't mind bein' able to visit town with less doors shut to us. He's a bit of a chin-wag that rat is!" She chuckles and pokes the rat with her toe. Burlap harumphs at the old woman. Disconcertingly, he seems to understand exactly what she said.
"Until we meet again, Fare well!"
"Go with the Gods, child... and keep a wary eye on the Blood Moon!"
Lyrica leaves the strange old woman and the even stranger surroundings of the cave and closes the door. She rejoins the gentlemen waiting outside.
OK, guys, you mentioned a possible quick return to Dies Drear before heading out to the Teeth. You'll be swinging past town to get to the Teeth in any event so that will present no problems. We can either handwaive that part - meaning you just have to let me know in an OOC post what you'd like to accomplish there - or we can RP it, if you want to interact with anyone specifically.
After that, it is off to the Teeth unless you've got another plan. In that event, I'd like to know your:
1. Marching Order (single file, two across, and open field configurations)
2. Schedule - Hike from 8AM to Dusk, make camp, set watches and go to sleep by 9PM, etc.
3. Fire Prep - Build a fire and each watchman tends it during their shift, no fire, etc.
3. Watch Order - I'll divvy up the hours evenly but I need to know who is on first, second, any overlap, etc.