Almost a day later we come across an abandoned settlement. There doesn’t seem to be anyone left here and the damage to it is still slight. As we walk through the empty streets we see here too people have left their belongings and fled in a hurry. They must have had a Pathfinder or they simply decided to take their chances out there. It’s just not safe to stay in one spot for too long anymore. As we are about to exit, we hear a voice from a makeshift barricade in the middle of the road. It’s an ambush. A man tells us that we are at a gunpoint. He demands that our Pathfinder comes forward but tells the rest to stay back. I have no choice but to comply. They seem to want me alive so they won’t shoot.
I walk towards the barricade and I see two people - but no guns. They try to grab me and my instinct screams to fight.
I manage to land a few blows and get away. I rejoin my group and I am furious. We should get away from here as soon as possible in case there are more surprises ahead. As we set off, I notice that the two people who tried to kidnap me are trying to follow us from some distance away. I understand that they are desperate but the way they went about it just doesn’t sit well with me. They could have tried to talk to us first. I have a choice to make. I can warn them away and make sure they don’t follow us or allow them to join our group.