Both husband and wife are holding their ground; they've reached an impasse, each convinced the other is being unreasonable. So, once again against her better judgement, and without so much as being asked, Auria spoke up. Maybe if more people had banded together, Barette might have stood a chance against the Blackguards. But one man against a group of trained mercenaries? Even Auria had to admit that he probably wouldn't stand a chance. Elizabeth doesn't seem to appreciate the interruption, but before Auria can mumble an apology, Kasch sighs. Elizabeth looks at him in surprise. A moment ago it seemed there wasn't anything she could do or say to stop him. Of course, he still intends to fight, but with a short nod he says, "I will come with you into hiding." Kasch was aware that his wife's fears were well founded, but it seems hearing them confirmed by a stranger was enough to make him reconsider his decision. Elizabeth looks overjoyed. "Thank you, Kasch. Thank you so much." Then she turns to Auria. "And thank you, stranger. I wish you well in your travels and that Baal guides you to a path of enlightenment." "Um, thanks, I think." She has no idea that means. "By the way, my name is Auria. Auria Edith." Elizabeth thanks her again, assuring Auria that she's always welcome at the Blackwood abode. To show his appreciation, Kasch gives Auria his sword. She tries to protest, but he says he'll have no use for it in the temple. "Temple?" It seemed the rest of the villagers were hiding in a sanctuary further in the cave. That's why Kasch had been guarding the cave rather than the village; he was standing watch over the entrance to Barette's temple.