Kitar does some snooping under the pretext of inspecting the place and meets an old man named Brenat who has some knowledge of Modra.
“I know the one you mean. A dark creeper, and none as dark as him, or so I’ve heard. Time was, he used the Happy Beggar as a meeting place, but I’d reckon he hasn’t been seen here in two years or more. I ran him off one time myself. I might not look it, but I fought dark creepers in the mountains as a younger man, sellsword to a dozen lords. Much as yourselves, I’d wager. Adventurers all have a price, eh?”
He leaves with this advice “Wherever you find this Modra, heed me. He’s a black-hearted one—make no mistake and strike no bargains with him. Kill him quickly before he gets the chance to return the favor.”
Mean while Lain “entertains” the transients with a song about pelor.
Kitar uses the distraction to do some snooping and makes her way to the kitchen downstairs signaling the others to follow.