The sun rises and the party prepares to investigate the camp. Chasina recalls the (half-)elf saying he worked for the Ministry in Megalos and that he was a little too interested in her presence on Yrth. The wagons must be for transporting goods and the carriages for people (or dwarves). Gilli told them that the Ministry of Serendipity did its best to keep anything that came from another Earth a secret and would most likely go out of its way to silence anyone who was involved.
Unfortunately, Quiron’s skulking alerted the Officer of Truth (the half-elf) to their presence and the camp was expecting visitors. However, the party had been observing them and expected a few spellcasters in addition to the Officer. Ministry Elementalists and a Ministry Summoner tried to fend off the group of adventurers but were outclassed. After making sure they would not trouble them, they entered the cave behind the waterfall where they found the missing dwarves as well as 6 humans (2 from Chasina’s Earth 2015 and 4 others who had been on Yrth for a few months or even years). They ran off the guards who were watching the dwarves and human prisoners and took a closer look at the crates and other objects in the cave.
One of the dwarves tells them that the Officer of Truth surprised and subdued them. He had brought the humans with him and communicated with them in a tongue he had never heard before. It appeared that he was having them translate writings that had come with the weapons and ammunition (he had seen weapons like them, once, decades ago) and the strange, metal 2-wheeled device. He thought the half-elf was insane and he kept casting spells on the humans to make them forget they had spoken to him (and how crazy he was) so they would happily tell him more every time he approached them. All the dwarf knew was that the Earth items and the prisoners would be traveling to Megalos.
The decision is made to take everything back to Blainiel and hand most of it over to the dwarves, minus a few items Chasina finds useful. Quiron begins loading the wagons. The trip back should take about a day and a half given the weight and additional passengers. The Officer of Truth is kept in a carriage with the dwarves, who promise to look after him on the ride back. They travel the rest of the day and stop for the night.