While the adventurers rested in Saltmarsh inbetween adventures Darryl decided to make friends and discover the local town gossip, especially concerning the local thieves guild. He successfully befriended a young gang leader named Kredan Ashstel and he promised to keep his ear to the ground. Darryl became aware that he was being followed and even confronted the shifty man that was tailing him but gained little from it.
Meanwhile Ferula struck a relationship with a local druid and innkeeper named Elkwin Burnerdor. She also rented a property on Armour Street and set up a market stall for her non-magical lotions and potions.