After traveling with the party a while, the age of his escorts became increasingly apparent. And over the two day journey, he found himself repeatedly asking himself why the king would send such a junior party to his aid
However he became more curious and concerned as he continued his journey as he found fields under attended,
once fenced in animals, roaming free,
whole clutches of chickens unattended
And little more than a singular underaged guard at the great hall's gates.