There was a very good reason why the path changed direction about a mile back! A dangerous tribe of Headhunters live on the southern fringe of the Konigsförst and they have laid many traps alongside the forest at this part.
You curse your luck as you suddenly fall through the ground and into a hollow pit. The sides are steep and there is no way of escaping, even as a vampire. After many hours the Headhunters come to check the spoils caught by their traps. Test your luck.