Calming words again diffuse a potentially-dangerous situation, and Joachim returns to his cart at the front of the caravan.
Raz and Lorem take off in their own cart, while Tamrik and Garak follow along on their horses, preferring the quick maneuverability of a horse to the confined space of a wagon.
With Joachim leading the way, Garak keeping alongside while Tamrik covers the rear. The two-wagon caravan moves slowly, its speed decreased by rough terrain, poor driving skills, and the occasional false alarm. Up ahead the path widens slightly, and though it doesn't allow both wagons to travel together, it does allow both horsemen to ride alongside, should they so choose. All around the path, the road gently slopes upward, and off in the distance the path clearly valleys, a series of large cliff-like enclosures all along the sides of the road.
As the carts slowly meander down the path, a plume of smoke from the Western side of the road catches your attention. Thin, intermittent, and weak, its path trails downward towards the opposite side of the cliff. Looking forward at the upcoming path, you can see it loops westward for a good bit, then continues North again after curving around a huge boulder.