You can solve local problems if free work for reputation is not alien to you. The locals are not happy that the merchants' guild is buying out their neighbors' houses and trying to drive the remaining townspeople out of their homes. All day the bricklayer knocks and the carpenter whittles, in the evening it is noisy from the tavern, and at night the house where tinctures are made stinks unbearably. And also in the morning the fisherman drags yesterday's catch across the street. The city guard turns a blind eye to this and is more busy guarding the merchant's shop.