Played about an hour more of this, not realising that my previous “two hours” were actually nearer three and a half. Time sink!
I’ve made it to a fort, which is full of mice. I’m pleased to see that standard RPGisms are in full force, with the same baddies as earlier in the game, only harder and a different colour. Reminds me of the Chirpers from Phantasy Star III.
Oh, and I now have five people in my party, as a goat-herder woman with a bow has joined.