Smoke spiraled east of them not far off where they were on the King’s Road. The party had to investigate. They stopped a quartet of Iron Circle mercenaries from burning down the small steading of Ilyana. Regretfulagine dealt the final blow to both wolves, ESF dropped 2 of the barbarous Iron Circle brigands, while Crank and Holfast took out 1 each. Aliya kept everybody healthy and potent. Ilyana was grateful and told the party of the Iron Circles constant torments since they arrived two seasons ago and took over the Iron Keep and imprisoned Baron Stockmer. Now either Dar Gremath in Albridge or Reithann in the druid’s grove would be leaders to talk to about ridding the Harkenwold of the Iron Circle.