The Patrol lead by Markus was given a mission by Gwendolyn. They were to deliver the mail to Elmoss, Sprucetuck, Dorigift, and finally Gilpledge. Everything went fine (well, except for a small confrontation between Markus and Rosalee) until the trip to Dorigift where the path was blocked by mud and snow remnants. With help from Rosalee Francis was succesfully able to lead the group through the danger and to Dorigift.
When the patrol prepared to leave Dorigift, rain clouds were gathering. Markus decided to risk it and the patrol raced ahead. Deciding not to push on through the night the Patrol moved to take shelter in a hollow stump.
Unfortunately the stump was occupied by a Raven. A fight ensued in which the Raven made off with the mail packet, taking flight and leaving the tired patrol behind.