Fergus took a brief moment to interrogate the cart-driver, again, about who he works for and why bandits might have wanted the previous cart. The party then returned to the road in the direction of their next stop and the last village to receive supplies: Thron’s Shire.
After speaking with the village council leader, Hedwynn Gethin, they oversaw the distribution of the supplies with mostly success. However, two farmers remained in the town arguing over what share of what had arrived belonged to each. After a tense, and mostly uncivil exchange, it was decided that the party would sell one of the two remaining carts as a way of balancing their needs and departed once more with the intent of collecting payment in Croesffyrdd.
The rest of the first day on the road was mostly uneventful, but early afternoon of the second day, the party noticed shouts and the pounding of hoofs behind them on the road. They identified them as some of the bandits that had robbed them at Kyndale.
The party fled in the remaining cart, mostly for the sake of the driver and his team. Fergus MacTavish and Elasmith separated from the group to destroy a wooden bridge they crossed and then captured one of the bandits as a result of a cleverly improvised ambush.
They tortured and interrogated the bandit, discovering that the bandits had had second thoughts about letting them go after the party resisted offering up the particular cart they had wanted. They eventually made their way to town, under armed escort after they happened across the Croesffyrd town guard.
The rest of the party continued fleeing the bandits in the final cart and kept ahead of the bandits long enough to reach the Croesffyrdd town watch and safety. They remained at the gates waiting for Elasmith and Fergus, formally acknowledging their innocence so they could be released.
Fergus then, again, grabbed Marcas, the caravan leader and interrogated him anew. They nearly started a tavern brawl, and in the end, he had no new information to offer up.
They finished up their day, spending the evening resting at the Inn of the Golden Crane, and then checked in about their payment the next day. The relevant clerk at the town hall seemed surprised to see them and dispensed their payment minus the cost of the two carts (80 gold pieces).
The clerk then instructed them to check in after a few days as more contracts would likely arrive by then.