I got the idea to swich the POV from the main characters to another important character, just before whenever I introduce a new one. For instance: The main character comes into a town in the mountains looking for a guide. Then we swich POV to a local, who is currently out in the wild, trying to hoist a dead elk up a cliffside. As we then see how he breaks camp and follow him home, the reader gets to know the character in his daily life. I dont really want to get a multi-threaded story, it's more like we get just a few scenes 'alone' with the character, and a sub plot that has nothing to do with the main story. I thought it might help place them into context, and to understand their motivations. some may have been fighting for days, another has been at a party with kings and millinaires ect. Or wil this sort of thing just get in the way of the story?