The party set forth to defeat a monster and earn their initiation into the Hunters Guild.
They entered the forest near Thesan’s Keep, searching for a beast that had been stealing livestock (and the occasional farmer/racher). They found an area within the forest that was twisted by chaotic energies, and were attacked by some strange, blighted bush monsters, before they found their quarry, a horrifically mutated hippogriff.
The party bested the beast. A suitably impressed Rafe Egelen set off to Redfield and the Hunters Guild headquarters to make their initiation official (which would take a couple weeks), while the party stayed in Thesan’s Keep for a bit to resupply and see if the priests of the Thesan Temple could do anything about purifying the corrupted forest.