Where to go from here?

You decide to go down from the hilltop. The sun is starting to set in the west. Off to the north is a large open area and a river, and to the west is a dense forest. The blue light is pulsing slowly in the distance to the northwest. Behind you and to the east is open grassy fields as far as the eye can see. There’s nothing interesting that way. Which way do you want to go?


Do you go north toward the river, or west into the forest?