I was riding in from the wastelands yesterday, when I saw several guys huddled behind a sand dune. I didn't think much about it at the time.
The Sheik and I had been out looking for anything that might endanger the caravan route. We had been past the site of the Puffer Fish Battle, the site where the Butt Brothers had burned up, and also where the Sema Sisters were buried after their attack on a caravan.
As we drew closer to the group, we overheard part of their conversation. They were planning a massive assault on the caravan travelers.
We gathered some men and hit them before they could execute any plans they had made.
It took several hours, but, we finally disarmed them all and captured the survivors.
When I questioned the captives, I found that they were relatives of the Butt Brothers and the Sema Twins. They had been seeking vengeance for their relatives that had perished trying to stop travelers along the trail here in NML.
Their plan had been to destroy the caravan and change the trail markings so travelers would lose their way. They said that they wanted everyone to fall off of Desolation Point at the Relapse Rocks.
I let the Sheik and his followers have these guys to do with as they pleased.
I went back along the trail to be sure that none of the markers had been changed.
The trail is safe and still marked correctly.
The Caravan travels on.
Be safe out there and keep a watchful eye for traps.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master