Meanwhile, Gridd, Reidar, Karl, and the other two Masters were still traveling, sinking their feet in the thick snow as Dag and Freydis had done just before.
Following the Chromed Army's men on horseback at a rapid pace, they noticed that, unlike the outward journey to the Fort, which they had reached only based on an old map studied in detail by Dag, the return was much quieter.
So quiet that there were no enemies along the way and the only big problem to deal with was the freezing temperature, that was even lower in open spaces like the one they were walking through.
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