Some time later they had rounded various mountains and come to a dead end. A river stood between them and escape. The evil men gleefully surrounded them, anticipating a slaughter, when a single lone rider appeared to render aid.
The man bashed one man into his piers using only his shield before decapitating two renegade knights with his sword. They rushed to join this strange awe inspiring man and soon felled the attackers. The man identified himself as Marinus and told them he had heard of evil men intruding on his outermost estates. He could not come along for fear of his tenants’ lives, but he pointed the brave bunch due east in the direction of the storm tower.