We ran into someone today who actually deigned to talk to us. He took one look at us and the direction in which we were traveling and crossed the road and stopped us.
He came off as someone concerned for our well being, but his gaze kept lingering on Elijah, as he warned us about an army checkpoint ahead. He said that they were allowing people coming in, but, except for the military, all egress was forbidden.
And then he came to his point. He knew a way around the checkpoint if we could see our way to make it worthwhile for him.
Elijah thanked him for his offer, but declined it, saying he was quite familiar with the area.