City Rumours and Plot Hooks

Bits of information of dubious quality from tavern patrons, street vendors and friendly npcs

There are humanoid rats in the sewers
A local temple has entered heavily into local politics
There is a magic door associated with the city of Belbury that sometimes opens in the slums
There is a fanatical sage that appears at random in the west of the city
The Hungry Devil is frequented by traders and known for a good range of gins
A circle of artificers is in a struggle with the Order of Masons
There are greedy mercenaries for hire by the docks
A rich aristrocrat is hiring mercenaries outside the city
The Anchor and Witch is frequented by guards and famous for singers
The city watch are on a recruitment drive