I have been traveling by night for a while now. Several days ago I spotted the mountain, and thus, I knew where the Caravan Trail was.
Last night as I was working my way along, I spotted a large fire off to my left. When I went to investigate, I found one of Nic's crew watching the trail.
As he wasn't aware of my being anywhere close, I worked my way around to a spot where I could lure him close to me.
I had gathered some thing along my way across the wastelands and began tossing them towards the trail.
He took the bait and started sneaking towards the sound.
Just as he passed me, I sprang out onto him.
We fought for quite q while before he fell for a simple ruse.
I asked him if he had a smoke and he immediately started searching his pockets.
I hit him with a piece of wood and knocked him out.
I drug him back the way I had come and dug a pit into the sand way out in the middle of the wastelands. I buried him in it up to his neck.
When he awoke, I gave him a message to pass on to Nic in case he is found alive.
The message is that Nic and his crew will never win and will suffer many casualties if they continue trying to attack travelers.
I don't expect that he will be found before he perishes though.
Keep a watchful eye for traps and ambushes my fellow travelers.
Stay strong in your journey and remember ....
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master