Jougo listened to their conversation with an absent mind. When they got to the place, he gave a quick shout and waited for a response. "Hey! Jed, anybody home?" He didn't really want to walk into what looked a trap he would set up.
Arl, to Colt - "I don't... think I've made any wishes?"
Cee - "Maybe it's the sash! It's a divine healing item thing made when the elvish gods asked you to describe a thing and an object. Maybe it destines you to make sacrifices for others?"
Arl - "...I wouldn't put that past them.
**Arl had no objections either, although she left a note explaining the situation [minus the involvement of anyone besides herself] along with a way to contact her in the shack for Jed. Normally she probably wouldn't but.. the condition of the shack was itself more than a little suspicious.
A suspision that was confirmed about a half hour later when the group's boat floated within sight of the second of "Jed's Boats"... and the corpse it bore upon it. The body looked looked like some animals and insects had been nibbling on it, and to the untrained eye it was rather hard to tell how long it'd been since the man had died. The body was still loosely clutching its chest, but there were no obvious mortal injuries on the coprse. Although, again, it would be hard to tell due to the nibbling.**
Akane bated her eyes at him, "Sure thing Puddin'. What ever you want. BABIES! Go find mama a shiny over there." She sent them to go search the body for anything. If they found anything, they held it up for her to confirm or deny their bringing it back.
Jougo does not let the boat go towards the other boat. He tries to keep it as close to the center of the river while avoiding the the other ship as he could. He prepared himself for the inevitable ambush that he would totally plan just around the corner. He also keeps looking for the large reptiles they are after.
**Passing by the boat gave the group a closer look at the body; still no obvious cause of death.
The source of the thrashing soon becomes apparent, at least, when the group glimpses an alligator about 70' away. The boat is currently not on a course to cross paths with the creature (or even float near it).**
Cee - "Is it.. attacking a tree?"
Y'know, the group has a couple ways they could be looking about in the dark, but which one are they actually using?
Jougo turns to the group, holding the piece of wood (that has been on fire as a torch for the whole boat ride obviously) and says, "Will that alligator work for the thing we need? Or should we keep looking?"