The team journeys further into the wooded mountains and approached the Corpse Pond.
All along the way Padric urged them to turn back. He feels like this is a terrible idea and explains that Corpse Collectors get their names for a reason… They collect corpses.
That becomes all too apparent as they reach a clearing where the pond is located. Sure enough, there are bodies floating all around. Most are clearly animal parts, but others look more human in origin.
In the center of the pond floated an exquisite golden flower surrounded by a mysterious glowing mist.
Having seen ponds like this before, Padric says that they may be in luck if they stay on this side of the lake. Hopefully, The Corpse Collector may already be dead.