We interrogated the mayor and he proved pretty useless. We locked him up in a jail cell. We ran out of leads so decided to pursue some other quest that hopefully will be tangentially related to the main quest. It involved a long, hard trek across some difficult terrain but we all survived. Along the way we met up with annoying ol’ Gruk the Goblin, who told us about a dragon that lived nearby. Agreeing that we were all more or less anti-dragon, we proceeded to the ruins of a castle. While there we fought some more-aggressive-than-usual plants and won. Charlie’s spider tagged along and fought with him though almost died. After dealing with the plant menace we met an old man who warned us about going further. We ignored him and agreed to proceed.