All but eradicated by The Ravens, the bandits in the area had stopped their attacks and withdrawn to an old mine north in the mountain.
Captain Garret sent the ravens to investigate and report back, not wanting to devote any of his few soldiers in the event this was a trick.
The party ventured to the old mine, and with a little magic and a lot of luck, managed to subdue the guards without alerting the forces within.
After volunteering to stay behind alone, Pate was able to determine the bandits were being paid by Highrock soldiers of some kind to disrupt trade in the region. Armed with this knowledge the group reported back to the captain (and conscripted a new raven along the way)