The Treacherous Gogoon
About a week ago, I decided to scour the depths of Gogoon to see what all the hype was about. Gogoon sounded like an interesting place, and it is also the only part of the kingdoms I have yet to discover. This is a detailed account of the mission, including various measures taken in order to insure survival.
Since Gogoon is a solitary island off the coast of Dae Shore, I decided to bring items necessary for survival in the jungle. I brought several sharp blades to use for hunting, gathering, and defense. For shelter, I brought a raw hide sheet made of the skin of an ox from the Mythic Ox cave. The shelter looks basically like a teepee, which makes it much easier to have a fire within the shelter. I carried a large knapsack which held everything except the large club I use as my primary defense. I also decided not to carry my platemail with me, but I surely remembered my Honor shield.
My hardest task while on the island of Gogoon was trying to figure out where I wanted to go. I know I wanted to see as much of the island as possible, but I did not have a map, so I walked blindly around the island living off the land. I was also surprised to see how difficult the creatures were on this island. Several of the caves contained strong enemies, many of which caused a great deal of pain without my armor. I did not expect to be charged by a young rhino, which left quite a dent in my Honor shield. In the end, I found Gogoon to be a beautiful island with many resources for survival.
What I saw and logistical details:
I believe Gogoon has much to offer to the Chongunate. If you think about it, much of the territory within the Kingdom of the Winds is largely inhabited, even Vale and the Wilderness. It is very easy for scouts to travel to any of the four subpath facilities in the Wilderness for assistance. Gogoon was a different story all together. As a member of the Chongunate, I found myself helping civilians of the kingdom much more often here, which made it much more difficult since I lacked my platemail.
I saw at least twelve additional caves while on the island, which offer new places for training and exploration. I also feel that the Chongunate could make use of this territory for use with training missions and the gathering of new information. There also seems to be several new methods of crafting on the island, or at least new spins to old crafts. I can assure you that further trips need to be taken before we fully understand the Island of Gogoon.