The Bandit Camp is located up in a heavily forested and rocky hill region. Bandits are likely to have light armor and bows or crossbows. Reports from merchants indicate that the bandits are a motley bunch, mainly humans with a few elves and possibly even half-elves mixed in. The presence of elves is based on arrows fired from the tree line and a general distaste for elves by the citizens of Old Axe. As many as two dozen humans with crossbows have ambushed a single caravan, generally robbing them of small valuable items that can be carried without mounts or pack animals. They have stolen donkeys or mules laden with valuable goods on a few occasions, but later released the animals, minus their burdens.
The Castellan will offer to send up to a dozen cavalry troops with THE PARTY OF if they desire. He has a dozen heavy and eighteen medium cavalry soldiers at the keep. Each wears the best armor in their class (medium or heavy) and has a heavy warhorse with similar barding.
According to Indigo’s map, the camp is near the crest of the hill in a cave on the backside, hidden from the view of the keep.