Ok, so, it looks like we are leaving the forest, and our food supplies are currently “critically low”. It took 2.5 days to get to the village. If we travel at half speed, Asëa will probably be able to gather enough food for the party most days, and can use Goodberry to supplement meals.
For this first day of traveling (the day we fought her dad), I rolled an 18 (so 22 after mods) on the survival check, so was able to get sufficient food for us that day. Obviously, there are still hours left in the day for Ethan to throw crap at us, but the question is, do we want to continue moving at half-rate and trying to get food (so, 4 days after this one traveling to get back to town), or do we want to rush and go entirely on goodberry (which is nourishing but not filling) and the two Trail Rations that Boots has (in which case, I won’t be doing much in the spell department in any encounters)? (the hidden third option of “two days won’t actually screw with any of us, so run!” theoretically works, but Asëa would never allow it. I’m sorry, but she wouldn’t)? Or are we gonna chase Dice and so head in an unknown direction for an unknown amount of time with basically zero food reserves?
Also, there was some talk of eventually getting Boots a horse. Is that a solid plan? If so, should Miithi and Asëa start considering mounts so as not to slow the party down on overland movement? I’ve been talking with Ethan about it a bit, and I really don’t want Asëa to have a HORSE unless she is literally slowing the party down without one, and even then she won’t just go and buy some horse (meaning we’d need to find a wild one, or one that has an abusive owner we can liberate it from, or else just go release all the horses in a stable in town and hope the guards can’t catch us once we scatter all their horses to the winds). She could probably double up with someone, she’s fairly light.
She might ride a unicorn or some such eventually if we find one that she can make friends with (unicorn=her god’s symbol, so if it likes her and doesn’t mind, she’d have no problems), but I suspect they are better than any of us right now! So, yeah, what is the plan for overland movement in the short to medium term? Theoretically at level 8, Asëa can burn a wild shape to BECOME a horse for a full day of travel (for Miithi, maybe?) but I’m not sure if I want to burn 1/3 of her daily wild shape (at that level) for travel or not, nor am I sure we want all the puns that opens up.