Before the Darkening Dawn's Light
The Sea Cave
The beaches to the north of Delore Harbor are narrow, and frequently require visitors to clamber over rocks and tide pools. Tourists are cautioned from heading too far up the thin strip of sand due to the waves covering the beach during high tide. The local tourism board also warns against picking up jelly-like blobs or wandering into any of the caves that appear during low tides.
The sun was quite high above the Varinett Sea as a bear bounded across the white sand chasing after the gulls. Following behind him at a brisk walk was Alek, Arocano, and Solo. They had already been walking for several days, being careful to only camp on the taller rock outcroppings.
It was now occurring to the travelers that not only was the map not to scale, it was also vastly outdated. But the urge for adventure was strong, and besides, what if there really was treasure?
Eventually they did stumble across a cave, or at least a small opening in the cliff base. The water stains indicated that it was usually covered by the tide, but luckily the tide was out and the cave was visible. The three travelers lost no time plunging into the dark damp cave, followed by the bear.
The Sea Cave was very dark, and very damp. The sandy floor was covered in seaweed, wood debris, and other various flotsam.