Morning came, and I drew my sword and prepared to bust through the door to exit the hovel. To my surprise, Boxter on his own had broken the Spell of Haystack that I had laid on him the previous night, and had leapt up against the wall, barring my way.
Now had this been Squares, I would have assumed he was now convinced he was playing "I'm a cobblestone block" but since this was Boxter, I suspected that something was up. I abandoned my attempts to exit that side of the hovel, and instead broke through the wall on the other side and took off running full tilt.
Next thing to do was to press on northward, and attempt to cross the chain of islands to what was (hopefully) another large continent. Before long, we came to the divide between us and the first island, and I had an Oregon Trail moment as I stopped to consider how to cross the narrow channel of water.
Only one thing to do:
I dropped Boxter off in the shade of a large tree, and gave him a haystack to chew on while I began to construct a bridge over the water. I could hear Boxter making his normal horsey noises beneath the tree ("85331, 85333, 85361, 85363,...."), and every once in a while I would turn to reassure myself that no predators were approaching.
There were, however, predators on the other side. Most curiously, there was a lion spinning in circles under a tree while looking up into the air.
|Also: Tree Horse has figured out how to avoid lions!|
I knew what to do: I carpet-bombed the area with arrows. Problem solved. Coast clear.
Progress over plains on horseback: fast. Progress over mountains on horseback: ok. Progress over forest on horseback: sorta. Progress over water on horseback: might as well jump on a glacier and catch a ride.