The Cairnlands, a broken landscape of blood-salted earth and the ruins of countless failed assaults on Absalom’s walls, soon yields to open fields and fertile ground. Ahead, a vast forest covers the foothills of large range of snow-capped mountains. The well-trodden road soon ends at a tall wall of trees, signaling the end of civilization.
As the party approaches the woods, the large figure of a centaur exits the shadows of the trees. As the first hails the party, two more emerge from the woods.
“What brings you so far from your city travelers? Regardless, be warned, a larger predator stalks this area. We hunt a great cat, likely a panther.”
What do you do next?