I have met with Strider, and he has told me much of what the way-watchers have been dealing with as of late. I think he holds back more than he allows others to know, however. I can sense a heavy burden thick upon him and can only wish him well with what he chooses to bear on his own.
My journeys tire me, and I will spend the rest of the evening relaxing by the fire in the common room of the Pony. Seeing these people at ease and enjoying their night lifts my spirit, and I am grateful for their company.