The ship anchors in a large cove surrounded by steep hills, bordering on but not quite reaching cliff status. A path is blazed up the side of the hill and supplies are carried up to a base camp just above the cove.
Workers are attacked by strange beast-men while carrying supplies up the trail, but the party quickly springs to their aid and prevent any loss of life. During the sortie, the party notices the beast-men taking tactical advantage of some native flora that both spews out an incapacitating gas and whips out vines/tendrils at nearby creatures.
Base camps distinguishing feature is a ~100m tall cliff faced rocky hill. The camp is nestled against the base of the cliff for protection and fortifications are begun to surround the remaining sides.