As the party begins to move towards Klaas' side of the tower, they see a large eagle-like bird, some 50 feet away, beat its way up through the air even with the tower's crown. Mounted on the bird is a man in leather armor, helmeted, with shield; he has a short bow strung over his back.
"AROUSE YOURSELVES YOU BASTARDS!" he shouts, just as he hoves into view. "THERE'S A BATTLE ON, OR HAVEN'T YOU BEEN -"
At this point he will seem to notice that something is amiss; he doesn't recognize the party, or the livery their wearing. At once he draws back on the reins of the bird, and begins to pull up and away from the tower.