I only just started wondering about this, but what would have happened to us if we weren't accompanied by Odessa when we stayed at Ledon's inn?
Would Ledon have killed us and dumped our bodies somewhere? Is there a pile of corpses at the bottom of Mount Tigerwolf where Ledon's previous victims met a sticky end?
These guys seem a lot more sinister than Varkas and Sydonia, who's followers claim to only rob from the Imperials and come off as completely innocent once we confront Grady, who was the true tax thief. Ledon and Kessler had no qualms about robbing random wary travelers, regardless of whether they were loyal to the Imperials or not.
(On a side note: Come to think of it, that money I took from the chests in Grady's mansion should probably have been given to the villagers...