Late yesterday I received a report that a band of thugs was working on a trap for travelers through NML.
I gathered a party and rushed to the area. We found them working away and they had no idea that we had arrived.
The Sheik and I studied the terrain and determined the best plan to follow.
We rushed in and began trying to capture them. They fought back with a vengeance after they realized they were under attack.
The battle went back and forth for quite a while with injuries on both sides.
The Sheik led a party around to fall on the rear of their party. When he attacked, he discovered that their leader was there. After a fierce fight, they captured this guy.
We finally forced them to surrender.
Though they begged me to take them with me, I left them to the tender mercies of the Sheik and his Bedoins. I am very sure that these guys will enjoy their stay in his camp.
The trap they had been setting was dismantled and the parts destroyed and broken up.
I arrived back at the mountain this morning. I will drop into Carp's Cave and see what's for breakfast.
I must then finish loading the caravan that is returning to the trailhead with supplies. We will also stop and resupply each oasis along the trail.
Travel safely and watch closely for any trap that might be laid along the trail.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be,
Larry the Carvan Master