Here's a nice marketplace! Most of the bustling people are only gossiping about their own personal lives, but it doesn't take too long to encounter rumors about Jin Guangshan. These fellows over here are having an extremely animated discussion over the odds of Sect Leader Jin raising various taxes.
A short while later, this couple mention his return from travels in the past month -- where did he go again? Qinghe? Ah, well, it doesn't mean that much where he says he was traveling anyway, does it.
-- no seriously, is he going to raise taxes? Before or after the next harvest?
I heard his meeting with Sect Leader Nie went quite well, I wonder if he'll come to Lanling and there will be some sort of party sometime soon...
...and finally, huddles of cityfolk gossiping about Sect Leader's latest mistress. I heard she was a girl from a peasant family living in Lanling, what are the odds that we might know her!
Oh come off it, what are the odds we don't know someone the Sect Leader has slept with.
-- I heard she was an outer disciple of the Nie Sect, a pretty lady who likes to wear silver. Do you think that's real? Do you think his recent diplomatic visit was just an excuse to see her? That's so romantic, isn't it.
Well if he didn't have a Nie mistress before his visit, he certainly does now.
And so on.