For now, he is still trying to accustom to the situation at hand.
As for the weapons deal, I felt I had to bring in something that would more clearly explain that this world is far from perfect. Besides, they need to run into trouble soon or the story might feel too boring.
Also, good merchants can be picked out a crowd easily in this word based on the quality of their clothes. It's not something I've focused that much on. So people walking up to each other in taverns to do business is not an uncommon thing in this world.
Also, as will become more clear in the future. There isn't much love for the church. Kaynin uses its connections as a tool and power, but he shares little other connection to the church. No merchant ever really does. What's more important is the money that is to be made.
Thanks a lot anyway, and fixed the mistake, thanks.