The leader of the army’s advance units took it upon himself to place us out front. Obviously he sees us as a shield and intends to wield us as such.
Of course, we actually are his shield and for the army at large wherever they place us or wherever we would choose to place ourselves.
I scanned the mountains on the right and the Captain those to the left. Elijah just forged on ahead.
This first day nothing out of the ordinary happened. At its end we set up camp and sent back word for the rest of the army that it was safe to advance.
The message was acknowledged and an additional communication was handed to Elijah from Tomas.