Ok so I've collected 16 salamander badges by the time I've met up with Leuvarden in Ch2. Everyone keeps saying he buys them but there is no dialogue option for it (beyond the "give me 3" quest) and even when trading with him, he won't buy them. Should I just throw them away?
You have to get the messenger drunk before he'll buy them. Share a couple drinks with him and you'll get the dialogue option for it. --- "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." - S.K.