I've sent a 'where are you message' to our missing players. If they turn up fine and dandy otherwise I'll go and track down some more people. Meanwhile those of us actually here can continue on, I can adjust the difficulty level based on number of players. Tom and I are from Australia so are out of sinc with those from America just in case you are getting worried about not getting timely responses.
Unlike me Tom has a family and gainful employment. As I post this it's 7:21AM so he may or may not be awake yet; I don't know how often he checks the site but its unlikely to be as often as obsessive compulsive me.
I'm going to start following the tracks with my dagger ready
I've just been contacted by a couple of people about joining. Hopeful that will finalise the party and we can get on with actually playing the game.
Anyway. Gijigume follows the tracks of into the wilderness. There is no path or road and it looks like they are having problems moving the wagon (Grond wonders aloud why they are keeping it seeing how inconvenient moving it must be.)
The rest of you keep your eyes open in case the orcs have left people behind to deal with anyone following them.
A perception and initiative check from you all except Gijigume, just initiative from him.