The adventuring party signs up to escort a merchant (Phil) to Oleg’s Trading Post nearly 20 days travel from Pitax. They sign a contract with Phil to receive 100 gp each upon successfully reaching Oleg’s Trading Post with goods intact. The wagon full of good and the party head northward from Pitax to avoid the March and wilderness to the east which is untamed and dangerous.
The journey itself is not without risk, as there are many bandits who would love to get their hands on the goods this wagon carries. The supplies would be perfect to outfit a band of brigands.