Our tour of Ireland had drawn to a close. We had made some excellent trades on the way, but the fall of Bralinus set a low mood in camp. The mainland seemed a safer option, but the islands to the north provided more opportunity. We headed out on boat to pass by villages looking for a good trade for Alba. There were bargains to be had in fish, meat and ale, but nothing spectacular.
At Alba we also hired some Sarmation horse archer mercenaries. They are sure to bolster our troops while we are still recovering, and also keep us mobile. We have used our speed to great advantage to pick and choose what fights we get into, but would dearly like more stopping power to keep the bandits off our back.