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Mercenaries needed to assist in a military operation.
The party is asked to delay an army of 100-200 people for 30 minutes along a particular road. The party sents traps and generally plots, but the scout discovers them and casts spells to cut a road through the forest. Direct combat occurs to attempt to prevent the mage. It is a success as the army eventually scatters. The party waits for the half hour to make sure they don't regroup and get paid.
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