Early next morning, Jenassa and I prepare to leave the ranger cabin and the Rift behind, at least until the heat dies down. It’s reasonable to expect that Maven will be using her considerable influence to track down the thieves who broke into the Black-Briar Lodge and made off with her thoroughbred horse, and we don’t plan to be around when the investigation begins. Our priority is to avoid Riften and be out of the region by the end of the day, if possible.
There is one detour we plan to take, however, which is going to slow us down significantly and may cause us to remain within the borders of the hold overnight. However, we’re reasonably certain that the Black-Briars’ influence doesn’t extend all the way to High Hrothgar. The top of the Throat of the World is the one place in the Rift where Maven won’t be able to reach us.