"You don't plan to patronize this place, do you? Never mind. Forget I said anything."
"I do not wish to pry, I was simply curious if you plan to throw your hard-won gold into a fool's sinkhole like this "Winking Jackal.""
"In a way we are all cheated, wayfarer. Have you not heard that Uncle Thakh's den of cut-purses receives subsidies from Fahara'jad's court? They believe it encourages trade further inland by appealing to foreigner's greed."
"Most don't. The Forebears ... nevermind. I only stay here to prevent my doltish cousin from squandering his wealth. My advice is this: invest your gold in a stable and legitimate enterprise. Perhaps a tea house or some well-irrigated farmland."