The party, while frequenting their usual watering hole, was approached by their acquaintance and drinking buddy, Gundren Rockseeker, to safeguard his load of provisions to the town of Phandalin. They accepted a fee of 10GP each for the safe delivery of the wagon to Barthen’s Provisions in Phandalin.
In the morning, the wagon and driver, Grant, arrived to pick the party up.
An uneventful days journey left the party camping that night along the High Road. During the last watch of the night, party spied a menacing figure in the pre-dawn mist and called out to it. It turns out Grant had slipped past them and was relieving himself in the pre-dawn light. After breakfast, the party mounted the wagon for the rest of the journey.
After a few hours on the Triboar trail, the party encountered some dead horses with many arrows in them. Neoninja moved up the road only to be ambushed by a group of foul goblins. She took several arrows to the body and dropped in the road. After a bit of a struggle and setting several trees on fire, the last goblin raced off to the West.
Investigating the horses, they concluded the animals belonged to their patron, Gundren Rockseeker and his companion/body guard Sildar Hallwinter. Blood was everywhere but no other bodies were found. Also nothing of any value. They did, however, find an empty map case…