Yes, in particular, Sargen's encounter takes place after 3 weeks, and the others 10 days or 14 days, so they definitely should happen first. But as I said, you must visit the place where they ran off, for the timed event to trigger. Has that been fulfilled? (though I suppose that alone justifies the new scripting I've added, because it's independent of that) Strange. What happens if you take the encounter? Does it happen more than once? If it happens again you should try to enter the encounter adn save the game, because maybe it's a particular proto with a bad portrait attached.