Vad approaches the barn. As he gets closer, he can see three figures seated around the fire, seemingly talking to others blocked from view. His jaunty tune trails off on a flat note, and he hesistates. Two of the figures are tall and gaunt, black of fur and dog-headed. The third figure, facing the open doorway, is a human male clad in leathers.
Inside the barn, negotiations are breaking down, and the fragile alliance between the two human wanderers and the Whelps of Great Fang is on the verge of collapse. With no more abandoned livestock to be found and all the highwaymen prowling the Sthombo Road dead or driven off, the Whelps have grown more and more insistent that village raids and slave-taking are their only available options left.
"We do not go west with you," Young Fang snarls. "You break with the pack, you forfeit your share to us. We give you to sunup to get out of our territory. Then you are enemy to us as any human."
One-Eye scrapes his claws against the edge of his flint axe. Suddenly, all three Whelps' heads turn towards the doorway in unison, their black ears pricking up. Young Fang is already on his feet when Zangua and Shamush see the shadowy figure approaching the barn...
Before Vad can even decide whether to continue forward or not, there is movement from the dog-headed men: their heads turn towards them, and one of them rises to standing, holding a length of chain loosely in one hand. The creature is skinny as a starved man but easily seven feet tall...
Vad can take an action here, as can Zangua, Shamush, and Mordred, who is hidden behind a thick clump of broad-leaved vines and can see some motion in the doorway. At this point, Leth and Felor aren't close enough to make out what exactly is going on in the barn, but they can see Vad stop walking. If Zangua and Shamush have any questions about their recent alliance-of-necessity with the Whelps of Great Fang, please ask me in the Character Concepts thread.