TOWN. LUNDY. DAY. ALMOST AUTUMN.
Mayor Ken Weathersby of Lundy has tasked Rosco with stopping the creature that has been killing chickens, pets, and going through garbage. Been happening since Juris Agramant ordered the militia to burn the forest to stop it encroaching. A mysterious river appeared and stopped the fire burning deeper into the forest. Rosco has tracked the creature to the edge of the burnt forest.
- Rosco tracks the creature. Sturdy, low to ground, sharp teeth.
Sees human tracks. Looks like a scuffle. 2 people with the creature.
- Follows further to see two town militia (Norman and Karen) fighting a badger thing with bony plates on it.
- Rosco hurls himself in front of militia woman as she is swinging axe down on badger. Hurts his shoulder.
- Realises badger thing is a baby. Mama will be around!
- Tells militia to get up on ridge and goes there.
- How to fight? Bins that were overturned didn’t have processed food…
- Mama barrels in. 4x bigger. Up to Rosco’s chest. Leaps in front of baby and bellows.
- Rosco throws ration packs at her. She doesn’t like them and backs away, but still snarling and scary.
- Stupid militia man decides to attack. ‘For Lundy!!’ but Rosco gets him to stop.
- Pushes her back with rations down to the river (with Em’s help directing there).
- The river is shallow and weird. Closest half is burnt and yuk, but furthest half all pretty and sparkly and alive.
- Mama lunges at Rosco up in his grill with her big teeth and big brown eyes. Very scary. Gets his scent. A warning.
- She puts baby on her back and goes across the river and disappears into the Encroaching Forest.
- Rosco hears a deep growl/bellow from forest and birds flit away.
- Em kind of indicates that Rosco should not go over river. Just let it go.
- Rosco does sketches of river.
- Rosco ties ribbon to trees to remind him about badger territory.
- Chats to militia on way to Mayor’s house.
- Meets Prudence Weathersby (Mayor’s wife) at Mayor’s house.
- Mayor Ken Weathersby chats to Rosco about collecting hobby and about the assignment.
- Rosco gives him a slobbery ration from this assignment.
- Rewards Rosco with 15 coins, pick of his collection, small bag of lheat.
- Rosco chooses the Green Moon watch compass (only though), and a curious knotwork pouch belt. Mayor got both from op-shops.