It seems that, despite the danger, the merchant traffic continues to increase. We should take action, before there is an incident.
To ensure the safety of traveling merchants, take down bandits on the trade route. Once you complete this quest, a new merchant will appear in the marketplace.
  1. Head to battle to protect the trade route.
  2. Report to Gilbert.
I'm happy that you moved quickly. Now the merchants will be safe. Since we will be using this area as a base, it's critical that we secure it as best we can.