Heading towards Pebblebrook the patrol stops for the night at Barkstone. At the gates they’re met with a familiar face, Groger, Connor’s rival and newly appointed “City Guard Captain.” He antagonizes the patrol and tries to draw them into a conflict. During the argument he reveals a dubious fact about Dameon’s parents.
During their night’s stay in Barsktone they meet three village elders from Pebblebrook looking for any help they can get. They get their supplies and guide the patrol back to Pebblebrook. On the journey the patrol encounters a shrike after moving through it’s hunting grounds. The supplies don’t suffer any damage and the patrol is off to a good start on their mission to rid the bandits from the area.