Upon our return there was no parade, no welcome back party and no showering with gifts. But when we got to the pub we were given a feast and some free ale, this is the adventures life I’ve been looking for. We found the old wizard Curuvar in the tavern, he was very intoxicated. After our meal we decided to take the old drunk back to his place, the owner was going to have him thrown into the streets. When we arrived at Curavar’s house he suddenly was sober and quick to tell us that he has new respect for our group. He told us of two problems going on in this town. First is the missing children around the town, second is a gang demanding “protection” fees from local businesses. I am suspect to think that these problems are related. We went back to the tavern and have decided to help the people of Loudwater. After some discussion we formed a plan. Knowing that the missing children is the more severe problem and should require attention first, we thought that the townsfolk would be more eager to speak with us if they knew we were the ones who stopped the new crime syndicate. We made plans to stay at the tavern while in town giving the appearance to find regular jobs. We have knowledge of two businesses not willing to pay the fees, the general store owner, Kalla and the apothecary owner, Brocha. As well we found the name of one who used to associate with the syndicate, Kyos. As we investigated with these people we found that only Kalla would give us any information and was willing to let me pose as a stock person in her store to find information. We had information that some of the city guard was on the take, we had Rynox put his ears as well as his muscles to work, and he is to help the city guards rebuild the wall. Ifrix spoke with Brocha, we received no information from this. Erdan was posing as dog in the city in order to observe and eavesdrop if the opportunity arose. Travok is keeping his ears open and earning us a discount on the room at the tavern by washing the dishes there. Erdan and Ifrix made a plan to speak with Kyos while I speak with Kalla at the shop to find out what information we can. Kalla has offered us goods in exchange for our services. Ifrix and Erdan avoided a fight in a bad part of town while Kyos avoided giving up any useful information. Kalla informed us that Narrows comes around on Wednesdays to collect fees. Our plan is to provoke him enough that he will leave and then we can follow him to see where he leads. After some early slip ups in our plan to follow we tracked him back to a rough looking part of town, where he entered a secure door. We will meet with Curavar to exchange information.