"On this road no people, none, not one."
"Neither coming, nor going."
They both nod their heads in agreement.
"Months since seen even one...four months, five maybe."
"Yeah" agrees the second one
"Old ruts, no new tracks, nothin but endless road for days that way...."
Points towards Ossington....
"It was quiet...."
They shrug........They adjust their packs and turn around to go in the same direction as you.....
They begin walking deeper into the forest....
|Alkaid Ingrid Bridgette Aiba|
"Sounds fishy, are those two gnolls for real? And they didn't tell us where the people went, just everything is oddly quiet and deserted." Hermes shouts after the gnolls, "Hey wait for us! I thought you said you'd completed you mission, so what are you going to do now?" the bard smiles broadly at them as he runs after them.
As they talked to Edruuk, Hermes casts detect magic, wanting to find out if these gnolls are a)real and b) under a compulsion spell.
"Yeah all weird like."
The creatures gear is non-magical,
The creatures gear is all finely crafted, the studded leather armor, longbow, hand axe and greatsword.....
"Our job was to walk either way until we find people, since we found you we are returning to our village."