|Aerys aka DM Stephen|
Anton, you are not sure where to begin, the city is just to large to start without any clues. You do find one potion of reduce person for sale. The Alchemist you talk to says he can have another made for you in a couple of days.
The day is mostly quiet until that evening when Aerys walks in the door with another women. They spot you and ask if they can join you.
Hello me friends. I would like to introduce you me old captain, Kassata Lewynn. She has a proposition for you.
She introduces herself and asks if she can buy you some drinks. SHe tells you a little about herself, she is the captain of a ship named the Last Hurrah and has heard about the city that you seek. She is a Free Captain of the Shackles and is hoping to ally with you to get to the city and explore. She is offering you 500gp each, 1000gp each once the city is found. She will also supply you with 6 of her sailors to use as guards or to help with your attempts to find the city. She tries to be as friendly as she can including flirting with several members of the party but you get a sense that she knows she doesn't have the strongest case to build but she makes it clear that her sailors need you and you would be treated well. She also makes sure you understand that she can set up a swift river route back to civilization to a fast trade route, hoping that will be another selling point...