Try to survive in the marsh with minimal starting resources, and raise a small village on a clear spot. The vendors does not really like the marsh, so you will be on your own. Nor does the trees, there are just a handful of them, and I swear I saw a deer... or was that my mind playing?
Prepare for a slow death, 'cause none can survive this cruel place.
"Courage my Lord, courage... you must stand alone for now!"