The scouts return and deliver their reports.
They say there is no sign of enemy scouts or sentries on the south side of the river
On the north side they count three companies of tiefling soldiers encamped, each camp counting 100-200 infantry.
They do not see inside the fort, but estimate another company, the enemy commander and probable elite bodyguards.
The tieflings seem to be equipped with a mix of light and medium armor, shortspears and shields.
The river is impassable for days upriver (deep pool) and down (rapids), except for where the ford allows passage here where the road crosses from the south bank to the north and continues on NorthEast.
The ford itself is a rocky lip over which the pool spills in a steep rapids. The water is about thigh deep on a man or knee deep on a horse.
You notice that the companies keep to themselves as much as possible; any contact between them seems to be personally violent.
You see some people go in and out of the fortress without stopping. There is a decent chance the gate was broken when it was taken and not yet repaired.
You notice beyond the fortress, inset into the side of the valley the markings of a dwarven tomb. Inset stairway, a menhir and a sealed opening about the size a dwarf might make.
VILARETH FORD OVERVIEW SKETCH
Each square is about ten yards.