" found this log in the Healer of Yew Trammel side, in the town square area. Yorik's Log by Yorik Elther The roads have been dangerous of late, and many of the shipments of goods via caravan have gone missing or been attacked by marauders. Weve started guarding what shipments we can, but were low on guards and the necessities to repair our gear. Weve had to divert some of our guardforce to Minoc to help guard the shipments of ore and weaponry here safely. It doesnt help that weve had a few deserters recently. The citizens dont like it, but at least the monks dont mind. They never cared for having us here in the first place. At least they dont raise a fuss. Much as I dont like the monks, theyre blasted good healers. Its a good thing weve got them here as several of the guards whove been helping escort the shipments have come back wounded and worse for wear by fighting off bandits. My post here at the guardhouse hasnt seen much other than the passing caravans. Im not sure whether to be thankful for that or not, though my wife certainly thinks I should be. Still, Id rather be fighting like my fellow guards. Weve lost six caravans in the past two weeks, and it seems to be the work of a single group of bandits. The sergeant says he has a plan to get them, and hell need our help. Im wondering if I shouldnt have taken up my retirement after that business with Virtuebane. The sergeant is going to set up an ambush with a fake caravan and as many of us as he can get to go with him. Despite my wifes pleas I know this is what I need to do to help secure the safety of Yew and the trade routes. *The writing here is shaky and unsteady, but in the same hand* The sergeants plan was a good one, but we werent expecting such a strong showing from mere brigands. It wasnt until after we checked their dead and the few survivors had fled that we realized that they werent regular brigands, and how they knew all the trade routes. At least two of the slain brigands were former members of the guard. I sustained a serious injury to my shield arm in the fight, and have been staying at the healers here in Yew while I recover. I think this time Im going to listen to the wife and find a safer line of work.