The 4 adventurers continued their investigation of the [[adventurers-on-the-orien-express|bandit attack on the Orien Express]] while heading toward Sharn several hundred miles south from Wroat. Upon entering “Car 6” they discovered a halfling being accosted by several persons, apparently bandits (1 male half-orc, 1 female half-orc).
Guido bravely advanced upon the two attackers brandishing his waraxe (which he had no proficiency with… DC10… Success! he has the axe right-side up!), while Corlath and Jack raced around the outside of the rail-car to the far-end. Upon reaching the far end of “Car 6”, Corlath discovered a third, previously unseen bandit waiting outside the rail-car. However, the bandits seemed uninterested in any further confrontation, stealing a cloth-wrapped object from the mortally wounded halfling they quickly withdrew through the adjacent baggage car.
Guido and Corlath quickly saw to the wounds of the injured halfling, saving his life. The halfling introduced himself as Jordit Flathill and declared that he had no idea why the evil, dastardly bandits would attack him (unprovoked!!) and steal his minor, worthless family heirloom, a small ceramic plate left to him by his Great-Aunt Wendy in Wroat. After thanking the group, Jordit Flathill gives his contact information in Sharn in case the group finds or hears anything and then heads off to file a complaint with the Conductors.
The four decide to approach the front of the Express to see what the initial cause of the stoppage was. They see the crew of the Express working to clear several large trees from the rail track. Khan determines the trees were obviously dragged into position. While Corlath and Guido inform the Railmaster of the events at “Car 6”, Khan makes a “contact” with a cute female, half-elf conductor named Lyndarra Illianim while she is engaged in directing porters in clearing the debris.
Eventually the trees are cleared, the bandits dead bodies are searched and with the express thanks (aha! a pun!) of the Railmaster, Fellig Redson the four return to their car as the Orien Express begins its journey to the City of Towers.