“Gudric, if you would help the t’tahinay into the saddle?”
“Nay!” Hesta said firmly. “You think I don’t know how to mount a thar? Here.” She thrust the lantern at B’hoc Lunan. “You take it, lead the way.” And before they could say a word, she was up and ready to ride.
Thus they set off, around the masking panel, and into the tunnel, leaving the cave behind.