It was an ambush. Normal Banditry I would have thought. I woke up, got slapped around a bit. We were tied up, tied together, unarmed, in the mud. Kriv, Thokk and I were at least, Elorn escaped notice. I guess a good thief goes unnoticed whether they’re unconcious or not. Thokk, being the ingenious adventurer that he is, ripped his way out of his bindings, and engaged the enemy unarmed. We were very vastly outnumbered. Elorn found our weapons stacked up in the mud, which quickly turned the tide of battle. 3 swordsmen and a pair of archers had assaulted us. They were trained well, not like the average bandit in the area, they weren’t merely armed peasantry. Dispatching the enemy, we came to realize we’d been hit by artillery, something heavy. The road was distant, set against a hillside, the only area with range was an adjacent hill, covered in thick brush. We found the leader of the troop, who ran to escape. Thokk gave chase, nearly being killed by the canon backfiring. He was quickly routed and searched. Their leader bore Valuan colors, and orders from a High General. “Intercept any westbound supply, kill any soldiers of the regular army, interrogate and kill any person of particular interest. Report anything relevant to your contact.” They wanted to know the details of our mission, which is, I presume, why we were not briefed on the details until we meet up with the army. As of now, we’ve holed up in their old camp, keeping the fire low. I don’t want this “contact” coming by in the night and cutting our mission short. Hopefully another wagon will be by tomorrow, it’s a long walk with hundreds of pounds of supplies in tow.
--Sergeant Orgran Guard Captain 1st Division