, my Silverthorne doe, will be passing through Blackwood twice- once in spring/summer 755 (on her way to Glenmore) and once in autumn/winter 755 (on her way home to Silverthorne). I'm thinking she'll skirt to the west if she can, but really any part of Blackwood other than the far east or deep interior would make sense for her to potentially pass through, especially if she gets lost. It is worth noting that even before this point she thinks crossbreds are an abomination and she's really quite biased against Blackwoods.
- Spring or Summer 755 - On her way there, I'm looking for a Blackwood stag to try to catch, kidnap, charm or otherwise try to convince her to stay in Blackwood (it isn't rut season but she is trespassing and she's a nice dark doe). She'll fight and get away, but she'll come away shaken and less confident about her fighting skills against bigger stags and her ability to complete her journey.
- Fall or Winter 755 - On her way back she'll be more confident in her abilities and rather bitter towards Blackwoods in general. Also now Blackwood is the thing standing between her and her babies back home. She'll run into a stag (who may or may not have any interest in trying to catch her) and pretty much just vent her general hatred of Blackwoods on him. They may or may not fight physically but it will end with Ember trying to set him on fire (you can decide if she succeeds or not!).
Either could be a good opportunity for your stag to gain some fight stats or practice magic! She needs to get away from both encounters but she does not necessarily have to win or emerge unscathed from either, particularly the first. They do not necessarily have to be
a Blackwood, they just need to be in
Blackwood when she encounters them. Let me know if you think your stag would be interested in either encounter!