Shortly after Prince Cedric left, Brother Maximus arrived in Broken Tower. He set up headquarters there, and also bestowed rewards upon the crusaders. Reminded by Maximus of the dire food situation in Broken Tower, they began to put together a caravan. The crusaders tested the townsfolks, and took a group of able-bodied recruits with them to travel to the town of Riverton to obtain food. (While Warlburg was closer to Broken Tower, and indeed would have to be passed on the way to Riverton, the city had recently fallen to the hordes of the Cult of the Mute.)
Before reaching the outskirts of Warlburg, the caravan was attacked by bandits. The crusaders, leaving the recruits to guard the wagons, tracked the bandits to their stronghold, an abandoned Fae stronghold. They easily fought through the bandits, but came across a demon that had been imprisoned there, and had to fight it as well. When they finished returning the demon to its resting place in hell, they found an older part of the stronghold where a cultist was trying to use the Hide of the Ocedri Bull to power a ritual. The crusaders were able to stop the ritual, although at the loss of the Memories of Caiphus. They recovered the artifact, which was bestowed upon the barbarian, Nalla, and returned to the caravan.
The crusaders continued on, and managed to safely skirt around Warlburg, but were ambushed again on their way to Riverton. A host of Fae descended upon the caravan, and began to spirit their supplies away into the Feywild. The crusaders managed to subdue some of the Fae and negotiate with their leader, a unicorn, while keeping the recruits from fatally harming any of the creatures. The unicorn returned the two crusaders who had been spirited to the Feywild (Robin having gone voluntarily to chase his quarry) and the caravan continued on its way.
When they arrived at Warlburg, however, they were in for a surprise. The gates were closed, and archers posted on the walls, arrows at the ready. A priest, presumably the leader of the city, shouted down claiming that he knew “who you are and what you are doing” and that he would would have nothing to do with those who aided the Fae.