Groups of bandits have populated the area north of Lothering. A reward has been posted for the removal of them.
There are three groups of bandits. One group will be at the farm north of the tavern. One group will be west of the landmark tree. The final group will be by the river, in the very northernmost part of the area. This is the hardest group, and will have better loot. There are several chests to be looted and unlocked here.
You will get a small monetary reward, and more quests become available from the Chanter's Board.