"I will leave on the morrow if it please you. Commerce must not be impeded. I will consider it an honor to bring peace to the roads. I will pray that these men will be brought before you, though I will not hesitate to deliver justice by force if necessary. I will leave and inform the men who will travel with me."
As Sir Colwyn went through the pleasantries with his liege he began a mental list of things he needed to do before he left. First, speak with the chief clerk to learn more of these bandit attacks. How many attacks? What was taken? Were there injuries? Do we know the names and numbers of these bandits. Who was first to report of the attacks. Second see to the supplies needed for his men and the prisoners being brought back. It's a full days ride to Mallwyd on a fast horse. That is hilly country good places to hide. So figure for a six day journey at the most. Thats 66 day rations for the men, take another 34 for the prsioners to keep things even, plus good solid rope.........Sir Colwyn's gaze broke form the earls as numbers and weights began tallying up in Sir Colwyns head.
((I edited a bit. IT has been some time since I PBPed. I forgot the pace of things and my initial post I felt was a little to hasty. p.s. what time of year is it? and I updated my equipment list))