Jopi approaches you when you enter the The Friendly Arm for the first time, complaining about the roads being cut off.
He explains a variety of things depending on what you ask him.
He tells you that the road to Baldur's Gate is blocked off, due to the bandits stealing metal.
He also mentions that his uncle is the mage Ragefast, who lives in Baldur's Gate.
|“||If there's ever a book shortage, that road to Candlekeep will be the most dangerous of them all, I assure you.||”|