Caverns of the Snow Witch. This is starting to turn into a real drag.
Skill of 10, luck of 9. Rather than spend one or two luck points crossing the bridge, I take my chance with the mammoth. Bad move. He rips me down to one stamina point and I have to eat half of my food just to get by. In the blizzard-igloo scene next, two more food.
I find my way to the cabin, and heroically devour some stranger’s lunch and steal his weapons. Thus the less popular original title of the FF series: “The series where YOU become a home invader and common thief!”
Up the mountain and meet the yeti. I have 5 food and 17 stamina – he knocks me down to 1 stamina – I now have one food and 17 stamina again. Yes, I have eaten 36 points worth of healing, and only have one food left, … and that’s the prologue.
At this point, a reasonable person would collect that yeti pelt and return to base. Not only is there a 50 gold piece reward waiting for me, but there’s probably food as well.
Hm. Discretion is the better part of valour, so you know what… Time Out!
I head back to camp, and turn in the yeti pelt. My employer is very relieved, and gratefully pays the 50 gold pieces. I tell him that this was only one of many, that the trade route should be safe for the time being but I really should go take care of the rest of them. Big Jim fills my backpack with food, and I take off back up the mountain again. Having already killed the mammoth, ransacked the shed, and killed the yeti, it’s a very short trip up to page 25. My adventure begins here!