After being tossed out of the village at crossbow point, the group heads back into the forest to find a lone house belonging to a wizard. Thanks to the sneakiness of Veritas, the group is able to avoid a battle with the wizard’s two hellhound watchdogs and finally find a way to communicate.
The group spends the evening chatting with the wizard on their options and learning what they can about the portals that tore them from their world. Once they had this information, the Bard attempts to learn what the village plans to do now that they’ve killed the guard they had to protect the village from the hilltop. This devolved into a rather heated discussion on whether or not the group should stay and protect the village while the village finds a group of mercenaries to replace those that died.