He took a moment as the words of the Scorpion sinks in at some weight.
"While I can speak for many, I do not comand the enforcers. I do know their stance. Unless someone has broken our laws, then the comunity has no qualms with them. If you agress on them within the town, that would be concidered breaking the peace. However, outside of town... Well unless your attacking a citizen of our town, they dont care much what goes on. If the man your looking for is used to being on the run, and knows his hunters are as close as you are.... I bet he will not even ask into local customs. He might even go try and join up with one of the bandit groups, a few to the north of here go so far as to call themselves tribes.... very strange people indeed. I can ask around town to my contacts and see what people know of this man your looking for. "
A pause as he turned to look at the map behind him at a slight angle, not quite turning his back on the pair.
"It seems to be very common that people gravitate to one of four main locations, three of which are reasonably safe. The last, not so. That one is the fortified Shiro in the middle of the lake. The other three are, first here being either this village or the Kawauso camp below. The second is Kawauso Modans village to the North West of here. The last, there is a settlement, they call themselves the Tribe of Yesterday. I am told that they follow the teaching of a Nezuma... err Nezumi shaman. They would probably respond quite favorably to your companion. Those would be the other two places I would sugest checking if you would have companions near by. However, both those places would take you further from the paths that your quary is likely to take."
He pointed out the locations on the map as he spoke