The battle over, Saeth darted down the alleyway, looking for doors, windows, or any sign of an exit that the crossbows may have taken.
Feldard wiped his axe blade clean. “So where did the cowards get to?” He looked to the Elf who had been the one in the forefront of the chase, and similarly began checking the alleyway for concealed exits and such.
Maruc spent a few moments making sure everyone else is unhurt then knelt down next to the fallen man and closed his sightless eyes. “Halav forgive you for being misguided.”
Miklos snapped his book shut. “Not a chap known for his forethought then?”
“Now as Maruc’s logical leap indicated earlier. Are there any concealed exits here?” With this Miklos joined the demihumans to investigate the scene for secret passageways.
Maruc sighed and stood up and spied Nicolai. “What do you see?”
From atop the roof, Nicolai could see the over the top of the brick wall which stood at the end of the alley. On the other side of the brick wall is a small 20 footlong alleyway. On the left and rear side is a stone wall with a door on the left side. On the right side is the back of a house. There are no windows or entrances into the house.
It did not take long for the dwarf to find a secret door in the wall. Though among his dwarvenkind his knowledge of construction was nothing special, his expertise was far beyond that of his companions.