August 4, 1650
You're directed by an apprentice to Gerhard's warehouse across the back lane, where you'll find Gerhard getting ready things he wants to load by wagon. Once Andrej has pulled up, Gerhard will direct a couple of strong-backed fellows to load the cart, pressing six silver pieces into Andrej's hand "To keep things in the family, you understand." It's quite clear from what's going on that the offer of six copper was a ruse to keep things quiet.
Instead of merely wood and stone, Gerhard loads 250 feet of netting, eight feet wide, into the cart, and one hundred a sixty pounds of salt. On top of that he loads a pile of rough stone and timbers, effectively concealing what is underneath. This takes a little time, and Gerhard will only mutter about his 'competitors' when asked about what he's doing ... or he'll repeat, "On our way, when we're on our way..."
And there I'll leave it for the moment, addressing what he might say "on our way" when I hear from players as to their take on the situation so far.