Valrik and Galendrill bob in and out of shops, some of which are known to both through their various business dealings. There is a general sense of worry in the air... since the Kirling Brotherhood has been purged from Fairhaven, almost in its entirety, local muscle has been growing bold.
One shopkeeper, an elderly gentleman named Shekallen Sark, whose shop is dedicated to the sale of glass and crystal suitable for alchemical uses and is currently boasting a sale on fine-tipped pipettes, seems to fixate on this issue, targeting Galendrill in particular with a diatribe on the sense of abandonment the local merchants are experiencing during these troubled times.
"When I paid my protection money, it stayed paid, you understand?"
he says, growing quite excited and voluble.