Originally Posted by Sargon
I'm having this same problem in Martok. Does anyone know how to find an npc to gossip with?
This quest was changed a while back, but apparently they didn't update all the text. You don't have to talk to soldiers and/or crafters. You don't have to do gossips. And you don't have to get hearsay of blackmail.
You just need to get 2 of any type of crude hearsay (plots, blackmail, arcana or trends). You can get them from any civic NPC and any conversation type (other than entertains). You just have to find NPCs of skill level 100 or lower, as those are the ones that give crude (tier 1) info.