After a short moment of questioning the benevolence of god and the volatileness of earthly possesions, you decide its better to call out for your aquaintances and thoroughly search the burned hut. You shout their names a couple of times but stop after getting no answer.
While you search what is left of the hut, you realize that there is not much worth scavenging. Everything is burned to ashes. You are relieved though, that you cant find any human remains either. But something catches your eye. In the pile of debris before the hut you find what you identify as a scale of a lamelar armor. On the halfburned piece you see the letters D and T inscribed. You immediatedly know where you have seen them before. In your head you redraw the sign of the amourers of the duke "Durden & Tyler". Whatever happened here, you are pretty sure the duke's men are involved.
As you search the area around the hut you recognize trampled down grass leading into the nearby woods, as well as something sparkling and shining deep down the well.
Still feeling uneasy, you ask yourself what you should do next.