The first thing I did was to see what the net profit was for last night. My repair bill was 10.7 silver, a bit high only due to the fact that I died (Turbine seems to again hang on to an old and worn mechanic of requiring you to pay more if you die, which, in my opinion, only serves to slow down gameplay - not make it more exciting). I did however make a nice sale of wight bones, grave dust, and other manner of merchant trash for 60.53 silver. So a net gain of about 50 silver was not bad for one short night's work.
Then I went to the local bard at the Prancing Pony to check on my Traits, as I did want to equip the skill Uppercut I had completed last night. I swapped in Renewed Voice for Captain of War because I felt the reduced charge on Battle-Shout was more beneficial than a 5% reduction in attack speed (when the buff was up). Plus I got +10 Might, so that was helpful. It did suck that equipping the Racial Trait cost 22.5 silver! Whereas a Captain Trait and Virtue Trait only costs 1.25 silver. That cut into my nice 50 new silvers.
The next thing I did was finally check out my vault, where I could keep my stuff. I had been carrying around my crafting items and materials, almost unnecessarily since I did not craft much. Plus I had been keeping some recipes for later crafting advances and a ring Disseminated made for me that I would not be able to use for 3 levels. So I put all that away; taking almost half of my available storage space.
A second try allowed me to easily defeat the three brigands that appeared, and Billdo did exactly what he should have without me telling him to... get in the face of archers. I came back to Saeradan, and he basically shrugged and said there were worse things to the North. And, could I go kill them please.
I should have just ended the night there on a high note, but I decided to go to Brigand's Watch and try and save the daughter of the blacksmith I talked to the night before. I died twice, failed the quest three times, and mostly ran in to a self-imposed wall for not trying to group up with anybody. Hopefully, I killed enough Brigands to pay for my forthcoming repair bill.