Just to keep this moving...Darius will wait for Sorga, nursing his drink but putting on a robust display of frivolity. His manner is that of a Silly Ass. He'll talk with locals about their concerns. Once we've had a chance to chat with Sorga and learn what he can tell us about the old mountain fastness, Darius will retire to the private room requested of the landlord and use Detect Magic to aid sorting the contents of the old chest.
Once we have an idea where we are going, what gear we have, and what we might need for the journey, Darius will seek to hire men-at-arms and perhaps a porter or two for our gear, finalize our equipment, and plan to set out for the mountains on the following day.
-- I may be scarce this weekend. It's my birthday and the birthday of one of my boys. I have relatives coming in from out of town so I'll be entertaining them.