I wanted to do a time skip after arriving back at the Haven, but I could do one now. I didn't really want to run into the hunters anyway because my plan was for the hunters to instead of search the whole forest (needle in haystack) to just bait the hunted into a trap, which is why they have started to cut down the forest one or two trees a day.
The time skip can just be 1-2 days or a week later.
My character can be like 'no more fighting' and teleport everyone to the haven. BTW don't worry my whiney, Mary Sue-ish character will soon become a (semi) bad ass, I just like having character progression
If anyone wants to fight them off just make it quick.