An evening's time, a few gold pieces for buying drinks and making friends, and a DC 10 Gather Information check
get you a general idea of a city's major news items, 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 rumor, or a specific item, or 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.
Yes, but it takes time for each check
. Furthermore, you may draw attention to yourself if you repeatedly pursue a certain type of information.
A half-elf has a +2 racial bonus on Gather Information checks.
If you have the Investigator
feat, you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.
If you have 5 or more ranks in Knowledge
(local), you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.
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