I just returned from a ceremony that the Sheik asked me to attend.
I was led to a wadi deep in the desert.
They asked that I keep the location secret from the world, and so I shall.
The ceremony began by remembering the Bedoin that have perished in the past.
Some from age, others from battle wounds.
I knew some of those that are gone and morned along with the others.
Then the new warriors were welcomed into the group.
They swore their sacred oaths and became full warriors for the rest of their days.
The Sheik told me that I may report on one small part of their oath.
From now on, they must swear to protect all travelers in NML.
They are to fight Nic and his horde on all fronts.
I was told that this is a new part to their ceremony.
I thanked them on behalf of everyone that has passed through NML, and those traveling through it now.
The older warriors stood and repeated this same vow in my presence.
Keep a wary eye out for traps and Nic's crew.
They will do all in their power to break you down and reclaim you into their fold.
Take your journey slow as you need and always stay safe.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.
Larry the Caravan Master