Miraculously, the six of them make it to Ostagar without further surprises.
As they approach the gates of the ancient fortress, a blond man in heavy armor comes out to greet them.
"Ho there, Duncan!"
"King Cailan? I didn't expect--"
"A royal welcome? I was beginning to worry you'd miss all the fun!"
"Not if I could help it, your Majesty."
"Then I'll have the mighty Duncan at my side in battle after all! Glorious!" He looks at the other five travelers. "Did you really find this many recruits?"