Gather Information (CHA)
(Player's Handbook v.3.5 variant, p. 74)
Use this skill for making contacts in an area, finding out local gossip, rumormongering, and collecting general information.
A typical Gather Information check takes 1d4+1 hours.
Yes, but it takes time for each check. Furthermore, you may draw attention to yourself if you repeatedly pursue a certain type of information.
A half-elf has a +2 racial bonus on Gather Information checks, thanks to her ability to relate well to others.
If you have the Investigator feat, you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.
If you have 5 or more ranks in Knowledge (local), you get a +2 bonus on Gather Information checks.
Required for feats