Savana is having a hard time with the underbrush
Balasar for once heard sounds and smelled smoke prior to arriving at the encampment.
Mal morphs into Mr Magoo, as we are without a clue on what is going on ahead.
Small dragonborn comes out of the woods, sees Bahamut on Balasar’s shield. Goblins and Orcs took him and his dad. They were kidnapped from the city (Paratum), orc’s and goblins doing patrols nearby. Mal offers food and water to the boy and he accepts greedily. Dad still held by goblins near in some buildings, some complete but many ruins. The boy has a hidey hole. Turin gives the boy a signal, Dili will stay with the boy in the safe area. Dili says he feels a feeling of something that was bad and feels like something he recognizes. Thurann is the name of the boy and he will wait with Dili.
Orcs seem to stay away from the building most of the time where the victims are, they have an encampment a little bit further way.
Mal settles in to listen to the wind of magic to enable him to understand what is going on in the area. With the dire warning of Dili, Mal concentrates hard and hears the goblins talking about the attack on the town. The orcs are discussing their losses from the fight, but mostly are talking simple matters, dinner and the like. No depth of information on the future were discussed.
Time passes while Mal listens to the winds, the shadows grow long. We begin to work on getting closer to the orc stagging area, Mal and Gunju begin to work their way in. Mal shifts into an orc and makes purring noises at Gunju. Gunju looks at Mal (orc) like he was either nuts, or dinner. Mal (orc), tromps his way toward the encampment while Gunju engages the Romulan Cloaking device and disappears. Mal (orc) approaches the building, that has torches on the outside of it. The orc encampment is about 200/300 ft from the building. There is a clearing between the two areas, the orcs are more in the tree line. Mal (orc) heads back to the rest of the party and gives the general lay of the land. Darkness has fallen.. thud. Mal (orc) continues to make Meow Mix sounds at Gunju, and then changes back to Mal (non-orc) with a flourish and more jazz hands.
Our heroes start moving toward the orc encampment .. “To be continued” flashes in the air….