The group continued on to the Ruswold valley and upon first entering encountered a small band of ragged men who harrassed them for awhile at their camp before moving on.
In the morning they travelled further into the valley following the road where they encountered a small patrol of riders who escorted the rest of the way to Bann Trumhall’s encampment.
The met with the Bann who explained the issue of the raiders attacking the outlaying lodgings and the logging camps, logging being the main industry here. They made a deal of payment in 6mo time plus any loot from the raiders.
They spent the rest of the day and night there partaking in some gambling with the troops and learning the lay of the land. They learned the Bann is new taking over, by a vote of landholders, from Bann Krole and that the raiders seem to be operating from within the Brecilian Forest.
They then proceeded to the village of Logerswold but were intercepted by an invite to Manor Krole of the formar Bann. The Bann opologized rather gruffly for the harrasment by some of his former staff when they firsy arrived, explaining how most of his staff he had to let go with the recent turn of events. he then answered a few questions before being interrupted by a commotion outside the gates. Heading out to see what was going on they discovered a overturned wagon on fire some distance from the gate and the party ran out to investigate.
Upon approaching the wagon they came under arrow attack but managed to quickly halt the ambush capturing one raider and chasing the rest away. They were helped by Rugaro who had been following the bandits.
The prisoner was brought back to the manor where he was “questioned” by Krole’s blacksmith but revealed little. They soon continued into town but made some friends amoung the men before leaving.
They quickly took stock of the small town finding a place to stay at “The Sign of the Spreading Tree” and also noting the location of the Chantry and the main logging mill. They met the stablehand at the inn who explained the difficulties of the Brecilian Forest as well as the inn owner and daughter, Liwis and Dealia who mentioned the circumstance behind the change of Banns.