Leo nods gravely and carries out the order to close up the passage. The sound of the stone slipping back into place grates on the nerves just a bit--perhaps it's only the tension of the situation, but it seems to echo through the night air.

The remainder of the shift passes uneventfully, a fortunate reprieve from the gnollish attacks. By the time Squad D arrives to take the duty, everyone is quite tired and ready for a break. Certainly there's no difficulty finding sleep, and yet it seems like only moments later when Squad A's runners arrive to awaken Alelip and his troops.

Chapter EndHere ends Chapter 10: Old Stone. Chapter 11: The Sally Port, will begin shortly.

Everyone receives 400xp for playing along. Marin and Caedmon get an extra 100xp for doing the heavy lifting.