The amazing view of the landscape took a grip on him. Grass and high hills as far as the eyes could see and the mountains at the horizont. The hills were in front of him, backwards and sidewise. He had to do some serious climbing. The others probably felt the same, it was stunning to be on top of a hill and take a look around. Grass and stones so far the eyes could see.
Rumir found it a but hard to climg all those hills with the shield on his back. He panted each step, like if he needed “something” to make it easier for him. Leaving the shield behind was no option for the ranger, he had been through battles and ambushes, a shield would alwasy – sooner or later – come at hands.
It was that time, the time when they would eat. Rumir had beans, which could easily be cooked with boiled water. Nimbo had some dryed bacon left from the provisions of his home. The beans and the meat would easily beat a lot of other food, specially now when they had the urge to eat. The hunger was big.
The mage would eat, as this was the third day without any meal for him. Each third day he would eat a meal. He had no food with him, but he could still perform miracles with the help of the boy, the one he had bought from the slave merchants. The magic was present, not strong as it should – for him to reach his potential – but still enough to grant him wonders.
They stopped on at the top of one of the bug hills and cut down some branshes to make a fire with and cook the meal. There was a big stash of beans, as it wasn’t going to become bad, no matter how many months, or even years, it would take for the party to consume it. It was perfect for adventures and the stash would last, at least, a couple of weeks. At times, they would hunt down animals that they came across and cook them for their meat. Nemeja would save the fur and sew it into covers and cloathings, for the colder days and nights that would come. She had by now almost made a cover, just a pair of rabbits or a fox left and it would be done. In times like those, when they all waited for the food to be done, she would sew. Time felt going faster than it did while she did so.