Age of Heroes
You are able to easily discover what the local gossip is, whether it be a brave crew sailing to adventure or the unfaithfulness of a neglected wife.
An evening spent frequenting drinking houses, talking to commoners, asking bards what the news is and a DC 10 Gather Information check gain you a general idea of a city’s major news, assuming there are no obvious reasons why the information would be withheld. The higher your check result, the better the information. If you want to find out about a specific rumour, item, obtain a map or do something else along those lines, the DC for the check is 15 to 25 or even higher.
A typical Gather Information check takes 1d4+1 hours.
- Try Again:
Yes, but it takes time for each check. Furthermore, you may draw attention to yourself if you repeatedly pursue a certain type of information.
If you have the Investigator feat, you gain a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks. You may add your Reputation bonus to a Gather Information skill check, but if you do so, you automatically attract attention to yourself.
If you have five or more ranks in Knowledge (local) for an area, you gain a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks made within that area.