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In the ForestEdit
The vegetation here is very dense, feeling dark and gloomy and the whole area is unnaturally silent. Once the character enters the forest, he has to follow the path through it and find the way out as there is no way back.
The thick foliage will cause a few cuts on the way, unless using Botany or Hiding skill, in which case the scratches are avoided. The player will have to decide how to act almost on a step-by-step basis, choosing from different actions, such as scouting ahead by throwing stones, screaming warnings or hiding. Eventually, he will encounter the Beast of Hades Glade.
Once the character has defeated or eluded the beast, he will be able to exit the forest safely. During future visits, the Strange Forest will not feel so dangerous and Tracking or Botany skill can be used to observe it a little more.
During some play-throughs (if the player has the tracking ability this occurs more often, although it is recommended to take strong and melee in case the beast attacks), after the player has successfully evaded the monster, an elusive lady in white will appear and call him by his name, but will disappear before the character can reach her. On the spot where she stood moments ago, the character can find obviously non-human footprints on the ground and a faint smell of cinnamon in the air, as well as a few items she left for him: a brand new DMC Tracking Bracelet, Nanorobot Medical Kit and a Dog-Be-Gone utility. Note, however, that the DMC Bracelet acquired here will get the player arrested and exiled for one year should he try to enter with it.