Investigating the scene of the vanished elven warriors, the party was easily able to locate the ill-hidden trail taken by the human culprits. Akor’s elven blessings granted him a vision of the enemy— a deranged young wizard leading a band of soldiers to kidnap elves, and bearing the signature weaponry of the Cult of the Dragon.
Following the trail, the heroes found the cultists on the road, claiming to be a mercenary band sent to find the missing elves. Not fooled a whit, the party made short work of the surprised and disorganized cultists, slaughtering all but the wizard leading them.
Returning to the Stronghold with their prisoner, the adventurers plan their next move— tracing the Cult back to its source.