The players were hired by Holger Caelin, after some dispute with Cailan, to investigate a farm to the North that hadn’t sent it’s shipment of food. Holger, expecting the worst, offered a reward of 1000 gold if there was no danger, or 1500 if the farmers were slain to avenge them.
As it happens, the farm was in ruins, having been assaulted by a warband of orcs and their ogre slave. The players slew the orcs, looted them, and returned to town. Upon their return, the players received their reward, sold their loot, and purchased new gear from Fargil Caenith’s caravan.