Ahead is a picturesque small town of the sort usually found in frontier areas. Several people, mostly children and elderly folk, are clustered in the town square. Many are crying, though no fighting or disagreement is apparent. A young man, no more than a boy really, is hooking two horses up to a tarp-covered wagon. An older woman holds his shoulder with one hand and cries inconsolably. A few guards, a young man in the garb of a blacksmith, and a priest stand nearby.