D’Jango interrogates one of the captured bandits while the other flees. The visibly shaken bandit lets on that they were sent for the halfling to be taken alive and back to their camp nearby. The camp is said to be comprised of 4 others: their leader (named Ona), some spirit presence, and a few scouts. Ona had recruited the bandits from Potterstead.
Vayol, D’Jango, and Durnoth decide to turn in the bandits back in town. On their way they are ambushed by a single scout (likely the one who ran away or escaped from the rope). Durnoth does his best dwarven pincushion impersonation until Vayol scares them off.
Further on up the road, a fallen tree blocks the road. The group is ambushed by 3 more bandits who kill the captured bandit the group was aiming to turn in. D’Jango puts faerie fire on the scout, and Vayol shoots him dead. The other two bandits flee.
The group arrives at town in early morning, with a storm rolling in at sea. They hail Falco, who now has two hired deck hands. Falco has prepared a marvelous feast below deck, in which D’Jango and Vayol happily partake. In their fatigue, they don’t notice they’ve been hexed, and the poisoned food and paralyzes them. Falco takes a box from Vayol and mutters things to D’Jango about it being just a job. Falco then leaves the two on the docks in Potterstead and sails away with the box (which contains the relic).