After the reading of the letter, Mai gathers her things and prepares to leave, as do the rest of you. Nolan is waiting at the top of the stairs that led you below ground. He nods at you when you reach the top and continues walking into the opening. When you reach outside what you see very much surprises you, to say the least. You see about 10 men on horses, and about 40 men on foot, all with various weapons, but all in full armor. Some banners hang with the symbol of Metherna, and some of their shields have her symbol on them as well. Nolan walks over to a horse and hops up on him with ease, "Well, shall we? We shouldn't waste any time sitting around, we are greater targets doing that. We will ride for the remainder of the day, camp tonight, and get up very early, and should arrive back to Waterdeep tomorrow afternoon sometime."
He kisses at his horse, and she starts walking, with the other riders following, but the men on foot seem to wait for all of you to get into the middle of their ranks before filing in behind you, creating a protective barrier around you all. You all march until that night, then the soldiers clear out an area somewhat adjacent to the road, and you make camp.
The night passes with relative peace, though when you look into the sky, as the night descends upon the world, you notice a red-ish tint to the sky that was definitely not there before. Any questions asked about the phenomenon gets the same answer from any of the men, "It will be explained."
Since you have left the cave/temple, you have had a great since of foreboding that has been following you. It as almost as if something or some one is looking for you, searching for you, though as far as you are aware you have not seen anything suspicious. The light in the sky also have a particular sense of evil that seems to reach down to your bones. A presence you have not felt since......(