First Marshal of the Mark, Eastmark Eored
Shivased pursed her lips and kept silent when the woman, who called herself Karis, suggested that the presence of orcs in the woods was more important than why she was there. For all she knew this woman was a distraction to draw their attention away from the orcs, or was one of the enemy said to be lurking about. Either way, a stranger lurking about where there were said to be orcs was suspicious enough to warrant their attention, and she disliked being talked to in such a way. The woman was a stranger on Rohirric land, and it was her duty as marshal to ensure she wasn’t a threat.
But, she kept silent for Pele had indeed confirmed her identity. It wouldn’t do to anger one of their allies, especially allies as close as Gondor. Instead she listened to what was being said, turning to the woods to study the area in the direction of where Karis was saying she had heard the orcs.
Equi, perhaps you should go with the Paeths, you’re the most experienced tracker here besides Dragon-helm, and it’s best if one of us knows firsthand what the situation is rather than relying on a report. She had always hated relying on second-hand Paethfindian reports, no matter how skilled the paeths and how detailed the reports. In her mind someone in charge seeing the situation firsthand was always a better option.
Turning to Pele she nodded in agreement. I agree we shouldn’t set up tents or light fires or anything like that, at least until we knew what’s up. But a picket line for the horses and the preparations for fires will give everyone something to do and ensure we are prepared if needed. She wished they could make plans past a defensible camp but without a paeth report they couldn’t do much. If you have any scouts they are welcome to join our paethfindians.
She watched as Rowena directed everyone and, once the baeldorhaelend turned around, motioned her over. Tell everyone to set up two or three fires, but don’t light them. No tents, just a picket line and the preparations for fires, as well as the watch.
OOC: Sorry for taking so long to post everyone. My work opens for the season on Saturday so it's been a stupidly crazy time trying to train all the new employees in my department!