(To clarify, the lab in one of the houses is not fully installed. Only the first season of work was done there, so it is only a Basic Lab giving -3 to lab totals. It will need another season to be completely set up. Also note that when Quercus left, he did so with some of the lab supplies he had brought with him. So at this point the covenant only has enough supplies to complete the first lab, with nothing left over for a second lab.)
(You had Trond and the sailors looking for a stonemason whenever they sailed out to trade, but they couldn't find one willing to come to the island.)
(At this point, you don't know about Herman. I plan on introducing him a bit later, probably in Spring of the next year. Right now he's at Fengheld. So presumably you'll tell Bernhard that you would like him to look for additional members.)
Bernhard stammers, "Ye...yes, I... hmm... I got in con..contact with a Verditius mag..magus you was... was willing to pu..pu...purchase some more of th..the Perdo vis." The nervous redcap wipes his sweaty brow with a hankerchief. "I was... hmmm... planning on bringing him some when I... when I leave?"
"As for a st...stonemason," the rotund man gulps audibly, "I... I... don't, err, I mean, don't know any...anything about stonemasons. An..and I can't ask around too much, for fear someone will ask too many questions." He looks at the two magi, "Sorry...I...I can't be of much help there?" He looks apprehensively at Prochorus and Japik, obviously fearing their reaction.