The winds blow north. Of course it would be cryptic on top of everything else.
Well. Your main question is if this is immediately applicable cryptic advice, or the sort that’s only going to be relevant later. Easiest thing to do is start with the literal meaning and figure out which way the wind is blowing.
And then you realize you don’t know which way north is. But they are blowing in the direction you were headed. Maybe that’s a good sign?
Damned if you know. You wander towards the brewery.
There’s a bunch of work going on. Redlake’s in charge here, so the easiest way to find him is to look for someone who’s supervising. Turns out that doesn’t narrow things down as much as you’d hope; you see at least five people giving orders to the workers. Guess he’s a big believer in middle management.
Well, maybe one of the supervisors can help you meet him. You head for the one who looks the least physically intimidating – just in case something goes wrong.
“I need to have a word with Mr. Redlake,” you say. “Could you help me with that?”
“Who wants to know?” the supervisor asks, eyeing you suspiciously.
You hum the tune you were given. No idea if it’ll help, but it’s the only thing you were given for identifying yourself.
“I don’t think he’s looking for a traveling musician,” the supervisor says, annoyed. “Now, get lost.”
Well. Now what?