We caught up with the traitor today. It was a small scuffle, nothing more, but in the end we did lose him again. Unfortunate, but I believe this may be the design of fate. I have been feeling that I should meet up again with Ridley soon, and from what I can tell it is in this direction which the traitor leads us.
For whatever reason he seeks to find my comrade, perhaps it is best that we let him do so.