Ambushes in the Forrest has lead us to an old set of runes. So far the path has been relatively straight forward.. my more paranoid side says that it is too straight forward. In the set of runes there have been another couple groups of guards.. including a manticore. Collected the blood for further study.
We have collected some goods and are holding up to rest, so far things are moving smoothly.
I am finding less and less reason to cover my use of magic, unlike the homelands few seem to care about one of the earth folk channeling magic, then again I doubt they are smart enough to understand the significance.