Gord has been running for hours and now he's out of lesser restorations and the crusaders have horses and they are catching up.
It means they didn't find the soldier-slaves he freed and helped hide, which is good. It also means he has to fight them, which is less good, because his babau allies split some time ago and he's worried they're trying to circle around and get to the ex-slaves while he's busy.
He makes it to the next village and runs into the biggest house he can see; they'll have to to dismount and they probably won't burn it down around him. It's a tavern, which is even better. Weirdly empty inside, though. Close and bar the door -
This door has no bar, not even fittings where one would slide in. It doesn't seem to have a lock, either. It's probably magical, then, no time to figure it out; he drags a table across the door.
Can he see the crusaders approach through the window?