The group rides along with the nobleman’s caravan for uneventful travel for a couple days.
Just before clearing the edge of the forest toward Vilgreere Castle Town, a goblin ambush is set at the very last point in the road where there is any cover.
During the battle, the fop hides in various positions and two of the normal guardsmen are slain by the bandits. The group manages to hold and drive away the survivors and collect their pay.
The loot from the attackers is negligible save for small sized masterwork crossbow
The next day, the caravan crosses paths with a Legion of Vilgreere knights and soldiers. Taking this to mean the roads are safe, the nobleman abandons the party to finish the journey on their own on foot.
They reach Manya just after nightfall.