A Cold Reception
With their prisoner in the lead on a rope, the party marched single file up the trail. After a series of ambushes they were wary of the path ahead. Of the dozen ambushers, they had killed two sentries, lost four crossbowmen in the brush, killed one log trap bandit and captured the other, and slayed four more crossbowmen. While looting the last four, they discovered additional bodies hidden in the brush and stripped, as well as additional armor and gear.
Each of the looted bandits had nearby or on their person a heavy crossbow, 10 bolts, a hand axe, two daggers, an explorer’s outfit, chain shirt, backpack, 50’ hemp rope, 10 pitons, bedroll, empty sack, belt pouch of caltrops, waterskin, flint and steel, 5 gp, 10 sp, 15 cp. Hidden in the brush near each bandit was a corpse and a set of studded leather armor, light steel shield with a black sun emblem, longsword, and longbow with 20 arrows.
- Bandit Prisoner