The party has only recently met Arael, having just rescued him from the Order of the Rack, but Janiven and the other members of the Eyes of Aroden seem to hold him in high regard.
The party first met Amaya at the rebel safe house.
Gorvio works for his uncle Jacovo, a horse trader. He's taken a particular shine to Fortunato.
Jacovo is a horsetrader and also happens to be Gorvio's uncle. Thanks to a healthy "tip" from Draco, he seems to view the party more-or-less favorably.