Glancing at the bounty parchment, Atticus quickly recalls that the bounty is taking place in Benalia. He has a few options on travel from Estark. He could see about booking passage on a trade ship heading to Benalia. He could walk which would take a great deal of time. Or he could look for a trade caravan that would be traveling north.
After passing several streets traveling north through Estark, Atticus comes upon a bazaar. Scattered throughout the bazaar collecting supplies were traveling carts. There were several people talking around these carts, seemingly coordinating their logistics for a trip, one that would likely be heading north this close to the northern gate of Estark.