The party travels several days into the Masaan range on their patrol. After an evening of foraging around their first base camp for game, they are joined by Warder Erik – an Etu’sauri swordsmaster – and Warder Xander, who were travelling the mountains on Company business of their own. The following day, while patrolling the area, the party encounters a woman named Annabelle Cirrus, who is a member of the Halfling Underground and an old friend of Mengst’s. She is escorting nearly a dozen Halflings across the mountains into the safety of the North, but is being closely pursued by an overzealous platoon of Southland Army soldiers, intent on reaping the great rewards that the Halflings would earn (they have already captured or slain five of Annabelle’s refugees). The party sets up an ambush on the road and springs it on the unsuspecting Southlanders. The session leaves off in the middle of the pitched battle.
Oh, and Diego stayed at camp to guard the deer they were curing.