The leader of the group replies to Photokles, "My name is Hippolytos. You may not keep your shield but you may keep your back pack after I have a look through it. If you like, you may leave everything on top of your shield. I will place a guard here on it and you will find it just as you left it."
After a very few minutes Manos and Keitha hear someone yell, "You there, who are you and what are you doing here? There is danger about. We need to get you to safety old man." Soldiers start to file around on both sides of the wagon. The leader grabs hold of the mule's bridle and turns to lead you towards Thebes.
For the main group nothing much happens… yet.Out of Character:
Photokles notes that the leader is quite undaunted but the soldiers appear frightened.