The city is abuzz with news of the adventurers who defeated the were-rats - and somehow, miraculously, rescued perhaps a dozen people who had been captured by them. Many of the stories conflict, of course, but it's not that hard to sort out at least some truth.
The stories center on two catfolk warriors - one, a noblewoman's bodyguard; the second, an exotic barbarianess with four arms and tentacles. Stewart is little mentioned; the general consensus seems to be that he's Luma's agent, or porter, or toy. Of course, you're able to identify him as one of the world's foremost mages - but it seems that his fame has not spread to the mundane masses.
Lauren, on the other hand, is much mentioned; visiting nobility is always a topic for gossip.
And it's on this last note that you discover something else; a group of four men in white cloaks, apparently also trying to track down these adventurers - or rather, not just track them down, but keep tabs on them and find out when they're separated...