Otto doesn't find many tracks beyond the horses and the faint remaining footfalls of the bandits. But among the remnants of the marker he finds bullets, and bits of wood that had evidently been carved, bits of different furs, as well as bones of various sizes, shapes and ages. Among them, he recognises sheep and rabbit bones, but that's not all.Otto dismounts to look at the tracks around the smashed tree though with little expectation of finding much because of the snow.
Mira shivers, but not from the cold: "They're... not easy to look at. They was like big dolls, out of wood and fur and bone. They were just made of stuff, but they looked like they were lookin' at you. Like strange little kids. You knew not to go past 'em. You just knew."“What was the boundary mark, Mira?” Albrecht asks.
A light snow starts to fall. The trees catch much of it for now, but soon even here the tracks will be lost entirely.Sevhim holds the reins of Otto's horse as he examines the ground, keeping his own gaze on the surroundings.
Maggie can see the tracks of the horses continue past the marker. The ground rises from here, and while it is impossible to see now beneath the canopy, she can tell that the tracks head in the direction of the rise Mira pointed out earlier. While looking around, she thinks she sees, some way away beteween the trees, a slim figure standing watching them. It seems to be naked, apart from a loincloth and a large wooden mask. It is so still that initially she thinks it is another marker, but then it points in the direction of the rise and a moment later it is gone as if it had never been there.Maggie dismounts, pistol drawn, and examines where the marker once was before scanning the area in general.