When you first recruit Yoshimo, you have a dialogue option that implies you've heard of him. I think it's ''THE Yoshimo? Feared by all?'' option. Now Yoshimo's journal (if you have unfinished business and took his heart to a temple of Ilmater) states that he spent some time in Beregost in the Jovial Juggler. So, I'm wondering if there are any hints that are about Yoshimo appearing in BG2 that were in BG1, just like Centeol and Jon Irenicus. Something like a rumor after donating to a temple or buying a drink at a tavern.
On the topic of taverns, I have another question, The rumours that appear after buying a drink are usually connected to some sort of quest. One rumor involves unrest among Maztican slaves in an Amnian colony. To my knowledge, there hasn't been a quest that expands on it but I could be wrong. If so, was it originally planned, but cut due to time restraints ala the wonderfully brilliant kidnapping of Boo? If not, then are there any compatible mods that expand on it? Or was it just a vague teaser of Anomen's TOB ending, since he does end up going to Maztica and defeating a crazy dark priest?