There is little of interest south of town - just a well-trod trail leading south along the Windrush river. The trail takes the easiest path along the river, tracing its western shore, and after a short morning walk it passes by a large wooden fort set on the highest hill around. Known as the Bost Manor, it was really more of a fort, compete with four corner towers and a strong-looking gate and door. The door faces east, toward the river, and looks out over a pair of river boats moored on the riverbank below.

Sid arrives early and finds an out of the way hiding place in a small stand of brush. No movement can be seen at the manor, but others do seem to be headed up the trail behind him.