I found and have been having a lively time at The Friendly Arms Inn. I had difficulty at first finding the Inn entrance because it was in the dark of night and I didn’t see the stairs leading up.
Once I did, a Mage Assassin insisted I must die. I was barely able to mount a defense when my character started running in circles, then was dead.
On my second try, (doink) I forgot to equip my bow and went running up to him sword in hand. It ended badly.
Try three, bow equipped, I sent Imoen in to talk to him. It is so odd he decided she was the one he needed to kill, though she clearly was not the glorious Atheren. Imoen died, but I did not, so full save.
As I was looking to find out how to boot her dead corpse from my party, I saw she could be revived at the handy temple nearby for a hefty 100 gold. I had 299 so, I thought why not.
Before leaving town, I really need to make sure I am more familiar with party management. Is there an ideal number of members and class makeup? I need to make sure I can pause and get everyone in position, spells and weapons ready. Should I be using my party members like little pack mules to carry things we find? If they die, do they have enough loot on them to make it worth resurrecting them?
Should I go directly to the next town or backtrack through the area to the south to make sure I get any loot or Xp there before moving on?
Excellent game, lots to think about. Never fear I save constantly. Just in case.