Tales of the Bloodstone Lands
You can also use Intelligence (Investigation) or Charisma (Persuasion) to gather information about a specific topic or individual. To do this, you must spend a week canvassing people at local taverns, markets, and gathering places.
Assuming the information is available, gathering information requires one workweek of effort and at least 25 gp spent on bribes, gifts, and other expenses.
The DC of this check depends on the obscurity of the information sought, but for most commonly known facts or rumors it is 10. Obscure or secret knowledge may increase the DC to 20 or higher, or require several successes (which would require more days).
The GM might rule that some topics are simply unknown to common folk.