The company emerged between the legs of the great stone lion into the hot mid-afternoon sun. They found their horses dead, as if mauled by great beasts, but with no tracks to mark the predators. Though they succeeded in removing the threat of the undead joining the Red Hand, it now seemed impossible to reach Rethmar before the horde’s attack.
Fearing what they would find, J&J’s trudged to the north and east. They spent days hacking through the Thornwaste, depending on the blessing of Selune to slake their thirst. Emerging from the badlands, they began walking the long road back toward Dauth.