Right now, I've completed the part of the quest where you speak with Burne > go to the Laborer's Camp > do the skill check to learn about the traders > go back to Burne and reveal their identity. This was a long time ago at level 1, now I'm level 4, and I still have access to their shop, while both quests are still incomplete (purple in the logbook). That's because, 1), I never came back to talk to them and gloat about blowing their cover (which completes Traders Revealed) and 2), I never got the skill check with the courier in the barn until now. I'd like to experience the full quest, but as of right now: - if I pass the skill check with the courier in the burn and go talk to the traders and tell them I know of their connection with the temple, it concludes The Trader's Courier quest. I get the choice between gold, a magical weapon and the ToEE location (which they won't provide, don't know if another skill check is provided). They are still amicable and keep access to their shop, however this makes Traders Revealed forever pending as the option to blackmail them has disappeared (the only options are bartering and "just checking you weren't up to no good again"). - if I complete Traders Revealed first (by skipping the courier and blackmailing them) they cut off contact completely, making bartering impossible. I can go to the courier right after and pass the skill check to complete The Trader's Courier too, but I can never go back to the traders and face them as they won't talk to me (not that it matters much as the Temple location option doesn't actually give anything, the other two make my Paladin fallen). I played around with the quest a bit and I think I've found the right steps to do the full quest (reminder: right now I can still talk and barter with them no problem): 1) Sell Lareth's boots 2) Face the traders and black mail them. This concludes Traders Revealed and closes their shop. 3) Go pass the skill check with the courier to complete The Traders' Courier quest as well 4) Wait one day 5) Travel to Nulb 6) Trigger the Assassin's waylay, kill him and loot the note to add the Temple to the map 7) Go back to Hommlet, speak with the traders and show the letter, attack them and let at least one of them flee 8) Finish the quest in Nulb (don't remember the details, but it should be an ambush inside the house you can buy Is this correct?