From the first page of the Welcome Newbies thread at the top of this board....
"What are CONTACTS and HOW do I get them? (Thank You, Moonshh, I�m stealing your words from another thread.)
You'll get two contacts in each city (if you are subscribed)...eventually. ((One PE contact, (barber, banker, tailor, shoemaker) and one none PE contact (fortune teller, bartender, waiter, etc.)) You get them by doing favors. You know how at the end of a favor the person you did the favor for usually gives you something? Well, sometime, instead of giving you something, the person will tell you they'll be of service to you in the future. That person will then be your contact, which means they will NEVER CLAM up on you! Really! You can just ask them all the questions you want, and they will answer them all!"