You heed your companions and choose to go the long way. Just in case, you stick near the river in the event you need a quick getaway. However, the farther along you travel the wider the river becomes. It's now reaching lengths of 40 or 50 ponies. It's not an impossible distance to carry someone, but the area you exited the forest from was your best shot.
Ahead, you can see the line of trees begin to thin away into plains. The rustling of foliage to your right grabs your attention and three timberwolves crawl out of the forest toward you.
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>You may only control Blitz >Bond with your party members to gain control of them in future fights