"I'd wager the mine is hardly far way compared to where we are headed," Layna comments to Tobie. "It's only a two week ride to the mine, but it's on the western edge of Merui. I'd be guessing we need to go much further into Merui to find information on the West Merui Trading Company."
Turning to the hooded figure she asks, "For starters where are we headed? River Forge, I'd be gathering for starters? Anywhere else? Are there any safe houses or operatives you can tell us of in Merui? And I gather this is to be a simple," that last word carries heavy weight to it, indicating Layna anticipates thing to be hardly trivial about this mission, "reconnaissance mission. And what "persuading" are we authorized to do?"