Talia smiled sweetly at Layna, "Well of course I meant we could hire a husband for you."
She frowned, and listened to the protests and the worries that her plan wouldn't work. When she could hear no more, she rolled her eyes, and turned to the halfling for support. "These are the people you want to infiltrate a trading company?" When she faced the room again, she was serious. "Do you think that we will be interrogated by high priest Calimbash, under the influence of a truth spell? Of course we will be challenged by tax collectors, but do you think they will be eager to pry into our details once they see our letters of credit? If they push too closely, we destroy them. You would have me believe that you lot destroyed a dragon, and you're worried about some scum who are so pathetic they are forced to make a living knocking over peasants? They are scum, and no one will miss them. There will be plenty more where they came from." She sighed, exasperated. "There is nothing to know about being a merchant, except that you are bringing goods to those who want to give you money for them. If you are worried, I will be the merchant, and you can be my guards. I can speak prettily, for what it's worth, and I will have them eating out of my hands. Perhaps the tax collectors will pay me for the right to escort us to town safely."
Satisfied, she regarded her new teammates seriously for a moment. "It's not the lie you tell, it's the lie you don't have to tell. We'll just look like someone expected to travel to River Forge, merchant caravan, out of work peasants, married couples, it doesn't matter. Let's just pick one, preferably the one I proposed, and begin making our plans. Tiny wouldn't have brought me aboard if I didn't have something to offer, and believe me I wouldn't be here if Black Crocus didn't know what they were doing."