Report from Sixth Cavalry Scouts
Report from Sixth Cavalry Scouts, “Blood Biters.”
Written decompression, behalf of Sixth Cavalier Roatohk Carvaghn,
Sixth Cavalry Scouting division, the “Blood Biters” were sent by the Sixth Cavalier (myself) on orders of the Cavalier Premiere to conduct a coastal survey of the eastern portion of the Coghanese island. Cartographic survey units were sent alongside. Whilst it is unknown how far along the perimeter of the Coghanese isle the Sixth Scouts truly went (a warranted side effect of not having fully mapped the entirety of the Coghanese isle, or even its perimeter), it is estimated they made it to the approximate center of the east shore of the island.
Sixth Scouts made the there-and-back expedition in eight months. They reported a number of events—
Polar bears. Whilst not unusual or unknown by any means, the Sixth Scouts encountered polar bears with previously-unexpected frequency; at least three per week, and often more than one per day. No families of polar bears were encountered.
Whales and other oceanic mammals. Some of these, where possible, were hunted and utilized for sustenance and material. It remains, in my opinion, in Coghan’s best interests to continue and advance our whaling abilities; the sheer amount of usable and edible material contained in even one of these beasts is remarkable.
Wights. Other monsters were encountered, but shredded and tattered skeletonized remains utilizing blood-chilling projectiles were noted. Members of the Scouts began referring to these as “stray,” given their generally solitary occurrence and their propensity to wander. They are usually only encountered at night, but sometimes they were encountered in dark or dim caverns, or in the early morning or late evening.
Shipwrecks. Ancient hulls run aground on the sand-and-rock shores of the isle were encountered at a rate of about two to three monthly. It is assumed that, if our oral tradition and written history holds true, these are artifact vessels from the Ancient Coga, and predate the Storm.
Some items were encountered infrequently enough to warrant further study—
Ruins. Apparent towers submerged in the waters about the isle came into view only once upon the expedition. The structure was too ruined and nondescript for accuracy in analysis, but it can plausibly be assumed that these structured predate the Storm, and are artifact in nature.
Unnamed sea creature. Spotted late in the away portion of the expedition, two soldiers on watch in the evening reported seeing the breaching of a large mass. Sixth Scouts commander Fallowmer discredits these reports, as both individuals had been walking for most of the day through a low-visibility blizzard, which had not abated until a week after the sighting. I am of the personal opinion, however, that the word of these two reporting individuals is to be trusted. Given their oral report, it was much too large to be a whale.
This concludes the noteworthy information of the Blood Biters expedition.
For the sister expedition undertaken to the west, see “Report from Seventh Cavalry Scouts, ‘Sand Eaters.’”
For further inquiry, consult the Sixth Cavalier directly.