Is there a time limit on recruiting Alhazred? And is he completely missable? I heard you're supposed to talk to him in Rainwall early on. Problem is, I did so much in this game that I'd forgotten a lot of faces in the beginning, so I don't recall talking to the guy or even the name itself.
I'm asking this because I did get the strange book, put it in storage, and stayed at the castle inn, but when I go talk to Chuck the next day, he doesn't say a word.