Marlin listens for a minute, and one of the patrons asks the dealer for something in Islander that Marlin can't understand. The man hands him a stoppered glass vial and appears to take 5 silver for the transaction. Marlin heads back to the table, letting the group know he can't speak Islander.
"You have your spell key, right?" Devia asks. Marlin tells her he does. She takes him into the corner, away from prying eyes and casts a spell on him. He immediately begins to understand all the conversations around the area. "That's tongues. It won't last terribly long, but you can understand him and he you as long as you have your spell key."
Marlin waits a minute, then saunters forward with his best foppish look and asks the dealer for a bottle of fairy dust. The dealer looks down at Marlin and holds out his hand. "Coin first," he says. Marlin hands him 5 silver and the man deftly swaps coin for bottle. It appears his hidden pocket is getting heavy so Marlin suspects he will be headed back to get more drugs soon.
Marlin heads back to the table with his illicit drugs.
"Phase 2," Devia says. "I'll trail the next buyer up to his room and Marlin can follow me. You two keep an eye out down here, and we'll relate back what's going on."
She waits for the next buyer to make his purchase, then follows him, with Marlin following her. A few minutes later, Marlin comes back down, letting everyone know that the man is smoking drugs in the common room upstairs. He disappears and then he and Devia come back down after about 20 minutes.
"That drug is boring," Devia comments. "Now I know what I've seen before in some of the expensive flop houses in Torander's Bluff. These guys mostly go to sleep, and the guy upstairs isn't much different. He's kind of out of it. I've seen these people when they come down, though, and they are sweaty and crazy trying to score more if they need a fix badly. I think we can mimic that with our weird concoctions."
No sooner does she say this than the drug dealer heads out the door of the establishment.
"OK, let's go!" Devia says. "Let's take turns following him so he doesn't get suspicious!" She throws some coin on the table for her drink and heads out quickly.
Kor, waiting above, notices the dealer exit the building. He follows along the rooftop and watches Devia exit not far behind.
Let's go do whatever was the last thing that Morlan thought was a bad idea.