"Alright, no stones. And I doubt anyone brought a shovel for digging. Let's collect some firewood and burn the bodies properly then. We'll pile up their weapons, armor, and personal effects by the tree for kin to collect later."
Shendra, for her part, finds a suitable stump or stone to sit on and proceeds to break out her grooming kit for a few touch ups to her hair. "I will stay right here and think of a suitable prayer to say over these brave guardsman while you boys take care of preparing them for cremation." She does not seem particularly concerned that her ploy to weasel out of joining in the dirty work is incredibly transparent.
You at last are able to gather enough wood to burn the bodies. Each of the three people have a chain shirt, a short sword, a light steel shield, a pouch, and a shortbow with 10 arrows. Between the three of them there are 13 gp. You gather the equipment and proceed to burn the bodies. Now after all of that it is late afternoon. What now?
Teodor finds he has no appetite in the aftermath of the funeral pyre. "I guess we should rest and start fresh in the morning. What is our best course of action?" He counts on his fingers, "we have goblins, the stone house and Mother Nightthrush as well as the thing in the basement, or roaming bands of Roadkeepers. Did I leave anything out?"
"I'm sure the roaming bands will likely find us on our travels, so we won't have to seek them out too hard. Taking them out might weaken their base of operations. If we can't find them, maybe we can take on those goblins and find a backdoor to Mother Nightthrush and her base." Michael suggests. "The goal should be weakening the bandits or hitting their base from a weak point instead of relying on a frontal attack."
"I have not expended much of my divine gift as of yet," Shendra chimes in. "We could perhaps forge onward a while longer before retreating back to cozy beds in town - maybe catch another of their patrols."
Camp here, continue after the rest. I would like to change my spell selection, I have wounded pony. out-of-game, Drath isn't too drained and he has darkvision so night means nothing...it's just in-game reasoning