While you are camping with Ourun, Mercaiden notices a nearby campfire. In the morning you investigate and see evidence of a recently abandoned camp. You follow a trail out to the road and notice three dragonborn and two dragonspawn firebelchers walking along the road. You confront them when they spot you. They ask you to come with them to Fallcrest to parley with their lord, Infernus.
You engage them in battle and kill them all.
Upon searching the bodies you find small change and a scroll that contains a message in draconic. The message describes your party and contains orders to bring you to Fallcrest to meet Infernus. They are to bring you in alive but can kill you if you attack them.
You head back to camp. Grae and Mercaiden go looking for your horses. Their ropes have been cut and they appear to have been lead away.
You discover a large dung pile that contains horse bones.
You notice a red dragon flying high above.
As you turn to head back to the camp, two dragonborn approach you and identify you as being two members of a party that they are searching for. They request that you come with them to Fallcrest. You refuse and try to run. One of them blows a loud whistle.