March 24, 25NA
The attempt to travel directly to Caer Nimir goes awry and the party finds themselves in a prison along with a group of human slaves being kept by the Rancid Ox orcs. They aren't certain where they are and the humans report to being a second generation slave populace.
An attempt is made, seemingly successfully, to prop up Fizzle's confidence in himself for a day or so. Evan and Lora, slaves that seem to represent the two factions of slaves (those wishing freedom and those fearing it) are brought into a plan to escape the next day when the slaves are brought to work.
The ambush is successful and the Heralds and their rescued slave allies meet a mysterious group of red coated cavalry soldiers and their leader, an older human named Nicholas.