I just received news from the Sheik.
The culprits that were lying in wait for travelers have all been found.
All of them have confessed to their plans after enjoying the "tender mercies" of the Sheik and his Bedoin.
He told me that he has contacted the Sultan about these men.
The Sultan owns many mines in the North.
He mines copper, gems, and many other substances from the mountains there.
His largest mine is a sulfur mine.
I am told that they get around a ton a day there, if not more.
The Sultan refuses to use machinery to do the mining in any of his mines.
Nothing but men enter those mines.
The Sheik sent another message that the Sultan is sending men to pick up the miscreants that are in the Sheik's custody.
They are to be taken to the sulfur mine and put to work there.
You do not need to fear their return to here.
They will be placed in chains and sent to live in the mines.
They will never see the light of day again.
They will now eat, sleep, work, and live deep in the sulfur mine.
As always, be very careful in your travels out there.
You can make this journey if you keep a sharp lookout for Nic and his gang.
They will do their best to capture you, either with ambush or traps.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master