Roderick spent most of the night walking the distance from the Shadowdale central area towards the northern gate, spending several portions of lantern oil in the process. He gave up with resignation and went to the local inn to sleep a few hours, before waking up early the next morning. First thing he did was making a detailed written report (omitting some choice facts) for later delivery to the Commander, and then he made his way towards the offices of the government of Shadowdale to deliver his statement of the things that happened the day before. Being under the employment of Shadowdale meant he had to at least do this much, as a Hound recruit.
He gives a shorter verbal statement to the local officers, stressing out he tried his utmost to save the life of both women that were with him and his own life by doing as the drow told them to do under cohersion, and informing the authorities as to the whereabouts of the women as best he knows of. The young man stresses that the spider figurine he received disappeared from his possessions at some point when both he and Petri brought Elizabeth to the Chauntean Temple, and that he suspects the thing was magically mobile, like a tiny golem of some sort. He then wanders off to get some breakfast at the inn.
Later during the day, on the way out of the inn as he prepares to leave town to head to the two Forts to deliver his written report, he places his bags on the gound by the stone fence while casually placing a small, stone spider figurine among the tall grass, hidden from view. He spends a few moments organizing his travelling bag and his equipment before setting up and leaving town.