The party made its way back to Wintershold. Along the way they were ambushed by a sizable group of Bugbears which they were able to vanquish. The party then continued on to Wintershold. They were met with a dismissive attitude at the gate until Matt’s character charmed the Captain of the Gate Thomas Longrove. The party was able to convince him to close the gate which as fate would have it seemed to be a critical event in the defense of the town.
The party met with Sir Aldus and were able to convince him of the pending attack. As the attack was well underway Sir Aldus sent the party out a scouting mission to investigate the enemy. During their mission the party took note of a dark figure on horseback that seemed to be coordinating the efforts.
The event proved unsuccessful and the town remains safe. The efforts of the party were essential to the success a fact of which Sir Aldus is keenly aware.