"Must have been the wind," Anton says. "Alright let's get out of here. Lokk, take the front rank with me. Ordrin and Mixum, you should take the rear, so that Pip and Gundren can be protected on both sides."
"If they're here, the'll be at the Stonehill Inn. Toblen was keeping a room for the 3 of us. Did you say Sildar was here? I expect he'll be at the inn too. Who are all these louts in red cloaks? Any idea what thats about?"
Looking around you can see, indeed, that somehow there are still Redbrands lingering around. They seem surprised to see you and are whispering to each other. A pack of 3, after seeing you, turn and start heading in the direction of Halia Thornton's house"
"No idea, Mr. Gundrun. I only stuck in town long enough to learn about the rest of ya rescuers. Don't like the looks of'em the reds though. Best we hit up this Stonehill Inn sooner than later to find out what happened in our collective absence."Having said that, an exhausted Lokk tries to retrace his steps towards the Inn, form clanking all the while from so metal on hand. "Not to mention get some rest. Even Helm steals moments of reprieve when its needed."
Anton wipes the sweat off his forehead and nods at Ordrin. "Yes, let's go sit down and get something to eat and drink." Looking at Gundren, he adds, "We can fill you in on some of the latest goings on around Phandelin there."
The Redbrands give you a pass as you go to the inn, clearly avoiding you. Entering the inn, Sildar sees you and his face beams as he realizes Gundren is with you. "Gundren! I thought you were toast when they took you away and... Wait! Is that my armor? and Sword? Helm saves! I thought those were lost forever. Your friends are truly a God send Gundren. " . Sildar brings out a pouch containing 200g and gives it to Lokk. "Thank ye! Please accept this. It's the least I can do for returning both Gundren and my armor. ". Sildar fills everyone in, and you learn that shortly after you left Halia Thornton visited the Redbrands at the Small Pony inn, and they have gone back to their ways, bullying town members and demanding 'protection' payment. Nundro and Tharden, it was discovered, left for Wave Echo Cave 2 weeks ago and have not come back.
Aside from brief nod in acknowledgement Lokk only passively listens to the story while dividing up the coin for those that remained so far. "This Halia Thornton is a right piece of work... But unless Nundro and Tharden. Hmm-"He pinches the bridges of his nose. "At the very least, we probably don't want to make any waves here. Not until we're rested, and I've done away with his armor." He pats the plate on his form. "After though... " He sighs. "Whatever you decide to do, so long as you all intend to help Mr. Gundrun and his brothers after, you'll have my blade for whatever endeavor lies before us."
Unless I missed someone, the split is 40gp between the 5 of us.