We bivouacked in the cave entrance through the night and Dunfallon peppered the Captain with questions most of that time. Somehow the rest of us could ignore them and slumber peacefully.
Still the two were none the worse for wear in the morning. The pixie was given the task and means of closing the opening on this side, while Caywyn left us to open the way at the end of our traverse.
We would have been forced to struggle along with the one torch that Caywyn provided, but Noralei had a most ingenious lantern she had made for herself while with Merlin. It was as if it held a bit of the Wisp.
Once we emerged Caywyn left us again to go up and close the gate on this end.
It gave us much to discuss when we took up our march again to the capital.
We were curious about the secret fort of last resort that we had passed through and wondered what lay beyond what little we had seen within.