Travelers in the DarkOutskirts of Dagger Falls
The party opts to hide themselves away off the road, making no fire and with Wallace setting a ward to alert them of any to approach from the road, watching the road in shifts and resting.
Early in the night, not long after sundown, at least 3 groups of riders, each 20 strong, rode out from the town into the darkness -- as they pass, they seem to be cursorily scanning the shadows at the sides of the road, but not slowing much, shining beams from their shuttered lanterns here and there.
GM Rolls Notice vs Team's hidden camp (Survival)
Guards Notice 14
Team Survival 22 (Shadefire: survival +11)
The patrols fail to notice the well-concealed camp somewhat removed from the roadside.
|Wallace chuckles "as if they'll find anyone that way." |
|"Even in town, the watch was never smaller than squads of 10, and none of the patrols I've seen are smaller than a dozen -- the Sheriff may have lost men here and there from smaller patrols. It may also be that the soldiers themselves refuse to patrol in smaller numbers. |
Later in the night, the ward is tripped again, and Wallace glances to the road:You see a short, dark form in the shadows on the road ahead of you. It seems to have spikes all around its head, elbows, and legs, but it is scuttling away too quickly to tell for sure.