Marcus finds Zeke bringing in a debtor to the loan shark who is paying a handsome bounty for him. Marcus manages to convince Zeke, Arifir, and Hassan (who hear the commotion and come to investigate) to join him in a task that his uncle (the King) has asked him to complete. Upon joining together they receive instructions from the King to take care of a small group of goblins harassing folk on the path to a nearby town. The group heads out and takes the goblins on head on, managing to kill all but one of the goblins who slips through Zeke’s sizeable hands. Upon returning to the castle the King reveals that he is sending Marcus and his ragtag group out into the world to travel and explore. Marcus leaves the table to look after Arifir who suddenly left the table declaring that he was unwell. The King then reveals that he is ill and dying and is sending Marcus out to prepare for becoming king and that each member of the group will receive a small fortune upon the King’s death.
tl;dr Goblins got their asses whooped and the prince is leaving the castle.