Svetlana told the group about some of the bandit problems that the area has been having, and more specifically, that a group of bandits has been visiting the trading post every month demanding an increasingly harsh tribute. Moreover, that the bandits would be here the very next morning.
The party ambushed the bandits (a hobgoblin archer and a group of 8 goblins), defeating them to a man. Svetlana was struck by a malicious arrow from the hobgoblin, but recovered shortly. The party have made some strong connections here, and found a base for their exploration.