Diane escaped, throwing down her pack, and immediately called the ship.
She was not pleased with their reply.
Meanwhile, the cave elven attackers took the gear from the explorer's horses, and poured something in the captives' (clubbed-unconcious) mouths.
Then, the outlaws tied the captives up for good measure.
The Elven is a fantasy fiction webcomic set in the fantasy world called Theelven (Thayl-vehn). The plot takes place on the lost continent of Valdeterra (aka Thevalde, /Theh-vahl-day/). 7 races of elven explorers, two from each race, are split into three groups, searching Valdeterra for good places to colonize. While they are exploring, they face the dangers of the unknown, potential saboteurs, the elements, and their fears.
Each is under the influence of a translation spell which allows them to understand the languages of their fellow explorers. Each is also responsible to their separate home nations, and must not build any structures and above all must not get emotionally or romantically involved with each other.