We arrive at the target oasis yesterday afternoon to find everything as it should be.
After a quick consultation, we moved in the direction that Nic and his buddies were supposed to be coming from. About a mile out, we began setting out our own traps.
We dug a large pitfall and covered it well. I had trouble finding it myself a little later. I sure didn't want to fall in there. Several other little surprises were set out also.
Very early this morning, we heard a very loud commotion. Nic and company had found the traps. A large number of his bunch were laying at the bottom of the pitfall. As they weren't moving, we just left them there.
We attacked the rest of his bunch in an attempt to finish them. The fight has been going on for several hours now. Nic's bunch has taken heavy casualties. We have taken some ourselves, but, none very serious as yet.
I have been scanning the skies looking for the dragon that aided us in the last fight. No sign of it yet though.
I have sent a message back to the mountain asking for reinforcements. I want to finish Nic's forces off quickly if possible. We missed getting Nic though. I saw him slinking away early in the fight. I will try to track him down later.
The battle is pretty well over. A large number of what was left of Nic's forces have been slipping away behind the dunes and running away. Some of the Bedoins are chasing down the lst of our opponents.
We have been dragging Nic's men over and dropping them into the pit. I suspect we have cost him close to 350 of his followers. The pitfall and the other traps took out a lot of them to begin with.
I hope he will not try anything again for a very long time.
I must finish getting rid of the fallen here.
Travel safely my friends.......
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master