A plan was made. A sad plan, but a plan that would work in our favor, …hopefully… Sebastian took the survivors and went ahead. We didn’t want them to have to suffer the sight of what was about to happen, or get caught up in the chaos we were about to ignite. We decided it was best to fan the flames that the Kal had started and set the whole forest ablaze. This would create some cover for us, cause more hurdles to delay any Kal that were still headed this way, and it wouldn’t be linked to us since the Kal attack started the fire. Mal hoped it would push the Kal into having to go weeks out of their way, around the mountains, with their siege weapons. We grabbed some accelerant from Sebastian before he left and added fuel to this fire. We made sure there was as much flame as possible before we ran for our own safety. Rogers ran a bit preemptively and put out his fire instead of starting one, but at least he stayed safe and didn’t get left behind. I would say over 80% of the forest was on fire by the time we left. We probably should have left a bit sooner. The smoke and ash we had been in for so long made it hard to breathe and our sight was a bit blurred. We found a safe enough looking place to rest and recover for a bit. After an hour I was okay to move on, but the others were still hindered. We decided to move out anyway to make sure we escaped the flames, smoke, and Kal that were sure to be coming. We looked around to make sure it was safe to move first. I heard what sounded like Thunder and Rogers saw gleams in the distance. We didn’t know what was approaching but knew we had to get out of there as soon as possible. I led the others as quickly and safely as possible down the road as whatever or whomever was approaching. Eventually Roberts could see well enough and told us it was definitely Kal, rear scouts if I had to guess. They were on horse and catching up fast. We found a crevice to hide in and hoped they would go right past us. We heard the hooves thundering past us and waited a bit longer. The rear scouts went right past us. We decided to travel through the night and warn the city up ahead of what was coming. Roberts helped us avoid some Kal scouts. For some reason he can spot them so much better than the rest of us. I wonder if he has dealt with them so much he can spot them from a mile away, literally. We decided to run the last few hours to town. Mal went ahead since she was the fastest. When Roberts, Ari, and myself arrived, Ari immediately passed out. Roberts had to carry her now. We were exhausted and I was hoping to spot Mal quickly and get things handled so we could rest before we have to head out again. I didn’t see Mal, but there was this odd greeter in town. Rogers began talking to him. I don’t think Rogers has been working with any of us for very long. I figured out this man was an ally and we went to the “inn” he told us to go to. We found Mal, but couldn’t wake her. We didn’t even know if she had gotten things in motion here or not. Roberts set down Ari and we set to figuring out what was going on here. I decided to watch over Mal and Ari while ROberts went to investigate outside. I didn’t feel comfortable leaving out two unconscious teammates alone, even if this seemed like a safe building. I know as well as most that appearances can be deceiving. Roberts returned with news that Mal hadn’t done anything much before passing out herself. I didn’t realize how far she was pushing herself just to get here. Roberts also let me know that there were several heroes in mind in this town and people were arguing over who to use. … Roberts and I both thought that was stupid, and why not use them all? Since there were so many and he had one lead, we decided we both needed to head out and bet this party started before the Kal showed up. We only had a few hours at best. Robert went to follow his leads and I went to the bar he mentioned to get another. This place was swarming with our kind and I was unsure where to start. I spoke with a small, girl, not human, probably Shayakar. She seemed to know what was going on in town and pointed me to the “crazy one by the door.” I spoke to the elf and let them know that the Kal were close, and they immediately began running toward a dwarf in the bar and gets him moving. This is probably the hero Roberts mentioned to me earlier. Then they both ran out the door. I love it when others do all the work for me. I saw this elf speeding down the street letting people know the Kal were on their way and we had to prepare the chaos. Since everything seems to be taken care of I am going to rest for a bit before I collapse like the others. I will update you in the aftermath.