For days, the heroes pursued the remnants of the war-party east
from Chetwood across the northern edge of Midgewater Marshes
and into the wide plain beyond. Along the way, they came upon
several burnt homesteads. Each was plainly the work of Orcish
savagery. However, at each home, the heroes were surprised
to find no bodies. Instead, they found signs of struggle and the
unmistakable tracks of Orcs dragging their captives away.
â€œWhy would retreating Orcs stop to take prisoners?â€ asked one...