Glister Way is the largest of the trade roads in Faerstice. It connects the cities of Rulathar and Gildoun, and there is a massive amount of trade caravans that pass along the road. As such, there are a ton of bandits who prowl the road in search of easy wealth. Many different bandit groups camp in the nearby woods and ambush their prey at night. They then take their ill-gotten goods to Gildoun or Feppo's Landing to sell on the black market.
Many merchants seek out mercenaries for protection from the bandits, and there are several adventuring companies who specialize in the lucrative business of escorting merchants.