So, I'm doing the job for Renal with my CG C/T. I'm not sure how I should feel about the mission Edwin sends you on to take out the Cowled Wizard. On one hand, it advances the investigation for Renal. On the other hand, I have a good party, with Minsc, who (justifiably) hates Edwin and quite frankly, neither me nor my character would like him either.
RP-wise, I took a trip to the gov't district to see if I could talk to someone there to make some headway with finding Imoen, but hit the wall of bureaucracy and all around rudeness. The C of the CG in the character definitely sees itself as not a fan of the oppresive gov't enterprise who has possibly unjustly imprisoned his best friend. On the other hand, does that really warrant killing one of them to help another enemy.
I think the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" defense is a little weak here. The shadow thieves aren't really a part of my solution to rescue Imoen. I've already been approached by Nalia and can make the money for Galen that way. I don't see how helping Edwin helps me.
That being said, the running the guild is a halfway decent way to make a couple bucks, but the guild doesn't seem like a good RP option for a good party. Minsc has already complained once about it and I kinda agree with him. He's being a real sport about it all so far, but I'm also feeling like the whole thing goes against RP.
Anyway, I'm feeling morally grey about these guys. Does the thieves' guild really fit in a good party? If so, how would you RP it?