As our intrepid heroes continued along the Larch Path, they met shepherds travelling west and got what information they could from them. The following day they were ambushed by jackalweres, but were able to kill most of them and save a caravan driver named Melvyn. They continued on uneventfully the next day, reaching the Stone Trail. As night fell a group of Knights of Samalur came upon the party, asking after the jackalweres. After a night of rest, the knights went on towards the jackalwere den to bury their friend and take Melvyn home. The party continued over the Stone Bridge and made it to Beliard, where they learned of the delegations path and some more rumors surrounding their disappearance.