Less than half an hour later, the ragged group of former prisoners was on the move into the forest, leaving behind them a cage seemingly still filled with prisoners. A closer look would reveal that they were not prisoners at all, but simply illusions, but a closer look would also involve the observer tripping the flaming wards placed around the cage. Valeria didn't think that would be too much fun for the unsuspecting orc who would finally go to check on the cage. They traveled back the way that Natasha and Valeria had been carried by the orcs, Valeria in the lead, as her recollection of landmarks was the clearest. Natasha had clearly been shaken by their capture, and had a less clear memory, so she took up the rear with Sir Terence. Every few minutes the two of them would turn around and check that they were not being pursued.