Where we are going
Well, you had been going to the tavern not too far from here to look for leads on an adventure [John Applejohn's roudhouse called The Quiet Harpy, John Applejohn also serves as moneychanger, chirurgeon, father confessor, and hedge wizard. And occasionally blacksmith and animal husbandman. -- see Post 162
.], when you discovered the goblins in the woods. They did appear to be headed somewhere rather purposefully, marching in formation and what-not, but then, Goblins often do that, or so you've heard, in emulation of their larger, more vicious brethren Orcs. From whence they came is an open question.