Once they've dragged the body to a less-populated place, Chrono mutters a small 'Till later
and with a little wave goes to the smithy, expecting to find it empty.
Either way he intends to switch his chain shirt with a studded leather armor, a buckler and hopefully a 1st level oil (i.e. magic weapon, but would otherwise settle for another spell that seems useful). If there's no magic oils there or if the blacksmith is there and refuses to part with one oil, Chrono will shrug and with an Oh well
head back to his room.
Chain shirt's original price: 100gp
Studded leather, buckler + lvl 1 oil ~ 80gp
I need to switch the armor for a lighter one even if it's a pretty unfavorable trade
While in his room, Chrono will take his time to examine the dead guy's short sword for any obvious markings, decoration or inscription. Immediately afterwards he will return to the party wearing the lighter armor, the new short sword, 2 daggers in his belt, a buckler, alchemist's fire (& the magic oil if he got one) in the belt pouch.