Simple Toll Guard

I have mixed feelings about skill challenges in 4e.  It’s nice that skill use and how they correspond to difficulty and XP has been defined.  But it sometimes makes for strange, convoluted rationalizations as to why certain skills should apply to a particular challenge (Arcana to cross a ravine for example).

Some DMs solve this by not announcing a skill challenge at all.  This can also create difficulties however, such as PCs using skills they aren’t proficient in or using up valuable resources to boost skill checks outside of actual skill challenges.

How would you present the current goal the companions have (find information about their humans) as a skill challenge?

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