Location code: AR2400
Next stop: Bandit Camp (North)
Non-respawning: Bandits, Flaming Fist, (unique enemy)
Respawning: Bandits, Black Bears, Black Talon Elite, Brown Bears, Cave Bears, Flinds, Giant Spiders, Gibberlings, Hobgoblins, Hobgoblin Elite, Huge Spiders, War Dogs, Wild Dogs, Wraith Spiders
Sleep disturbed by: Bandits, Giant Spiders
Waylaid by enemies: Mini-Guide
* from Chapter 3 onwards
Raid the four barrels near the four largest lakes.
Viconia, a Neutral Evil Drow Cleric, will approach you and plead you defend her from a Flaming Fist Mercenary. If you allow him to take her she will attack. You can assist her in which case she will offer to join so long as your NPC Reaction is greater than 8-20, otherwise she will leave. You can recruit her or dismiss her. When she joins your reputation will take a dip. There is a good chance that she will battle Kivan if they are both in the party.
KILL MERCENARY: 250 exp, Long Sword, Helmet, Small Shield, Plate Mail Armor
RECRUITED: Reputation -2, Mace, Small Shield, Chainmail Armor
KILLED: 800 exp, Mace, Small Shield, Chainmail Armor
Raiken will approach you. You can kill his bandits with impunity before he initiates dialogue. Ensure a character with strength greater than 14 talks to him first. You can ask to join his group. He will ask why you are interested. You can say "It's a bloodthirsty job..." (STR must be 15+), or "You're too good...". In either case he will recruit you and take you to the Bandit Camp. If you choose to goad him into conflict instead you will have to kill him.
RECRUITED INTO BANDITS: 400 exp
REWARD: 650 exp, War Hammer +1, Medium Shield, Chainmail Armor, 31gp