Made significant progress in return route.
Passed several travelers on road, no direct engagement for conversation or interaction. Did not initiate contact or conversation. Began to observe avoidance behaviors past civil dawn.
Stopped to analyze interaction behaviors, and found there was a visible and visually significant amount of blood spatter on face and outer clothing. Also found that improvised carrying device for O’Fedik skull was visibly leaking and stained.
Found watersouce near road that offered concealment. Washed exterior, laundered clothing using indigenous materials, and repacked skull.
Note: if clothing is mission requirement, spares should be packed prior to departure. Additional supplies for repairs should also be packed.
Arrived in New Babbage. Located Mr. Underby in Bucket of Blood public house. Presented skull as completion of contract. Underby acknowledged completion of contract, made no additional statements, and did not offer remuneration for completion.