Sage Danforth is an expert in Toxicology (or, if you ask the locals, it’s toxi…something, toxinocology, toxitation, or even taxidermy) and herbology. He was originally from Brindonford. He came to Oakhurst with the intention to move on to Kalad or Ossington, but he just never moved. Once the Old Road fell out of use, he had no intention of risking the trip.
Danforth is a good man, who really wants to help people. Over the years, his profession has brought him into contact with some rather unsavory characters. He receives quarterly visits from representatives of the assassin’s guild (Port Dyv branch). Although he refuses to sell them poisons, they have forced him into a deal where he sells them ingredients every quarter. He is paid well for it, but he has no stomach for such business. This info is not common knowledge, but it’s not a highly guarded secret (in Oakhurst) either.
The magical fruits being sold by the goblins has been a wonderful distraction. He has even managed to get hold of a few seeds to try to reproduce the result. Those damn goblins always seem to make off with the saplings at night though.