Path: North, West, West, North, West, South, West, South, East.
On my journey back to the temple I loop north on the far side of the river to check on the size of the sea. It ends here, and the land is unaffected by the blight that has ravaged the south. I pause for a moment and wonder if this isn’t the area I should be exploring instead… it is fertile the enemies are familiar and vanquishable… then Zola rises again from the deep and I run south.
Back into the barren lands, my attempt to be stealthy leaves me trapped and I am attacked by the big blue brute. I fight my way past and reach the temple… but AGAIN I am in poor health. I touch two more of the statues. At least I will learn if they hide any secrets.