Liene says, "While I do appreciate the conversation and the return of my supplies I feel the 50 gold pieces than fair and I am running a business here."
With that Liene scoops the gold off the counter and hands Halben his disguise kit.
Halben takes the disguise kit and being it his first time using it does not look perfect, but he definitely looks different. It takes some time for Halben to find the right way to wear a wig but in time he feels confident and the rest of you feel confident as well that as long as someone doesn't become very interested in him up close that he should be fine. Liene even seems slightly impressed by Halben.
Liene then says expectantly, "Well then, I am glad to know it works. Will you be needing anything else?"
Liene nods back to Conway with a hint of a smile and escorts you out.
You move in the cover of darkness and pass no one on your way to the Sleeping Giant. As you approach, you see The Sleeping Giant is a ramshackle taproom at the east end of town. It appears that this building may have been nice at one time but has fallen into disrepair. The windows are mostly busted out and you seem where some shoddy patchwork has been completely recently to the walls. There are two torches on a covered porch where you can see four human ruffians on the porch, leaning against the wall or perched on empty ale barrels. They all wear grimy scarlet cloaks... You are about 50 feet away. They do not seem to have noticed you from what you can tell as they continue to talk among themselves. Regarding what you cannot tell from this distance.
As you come into view outside of the Sleeping Giant the Redbrand's sullen stares fixate on you with hands on their weapons.
One of the thugs spits on the ground and hops down from the porch to block your way. “Well, well,” he snarls. “Here’s a whole pack of little puppies. What do you want, puppies? Come here to bark at us?”
“I figured you’d be the type to swallow”, Cypress says to the red brand who just spat on the ground. Before the man could answer cypress states in a condescending tone, “we came here in hopes of a challenge, A Drinking Challenge! We were told that mead flowed like rivers and whiskey was drank by the barrel here, but all I see right now is baby calves nursing from tits!! I suppose our information was flawed!”
The (Green) Redbrand Ruffian is taken aback by Cypress's brazen statement. He begins to draw his shortsword but then grins and removes his hand.
The (Green) Redbrand Ruffian then says, "You know what. I'm feeling generous tonight. Instead of taking cutting your throat out for your jawjacking we will take you up your wager. You win, we will let you walk. You lose, well... You'll see if you lose."
With that, you enter the Sleeping Giant. The inside somehow looks worse than the outside. There are broken tables and chairs scattered to the side from past brawls. Behind the bar what you believe to be a female dwarf with a short beard stares back at you.
"Grista!" The Redbrand Ruffian shouts, "Bring out the strong stuff! Enough to put some hair on our guests chests. And eight shot glasses!"
You notice that the four Redbrands and Grista are the only ones in the Sleeping Giant at the moment. They walk you over to the bar where she puts a bottle of some brownish liquid that when uncorked has a very strong smell.
"Alright!" The Redbrand says, "We'll pair up. You passout or puke your guts up your done! Line up! You and me are first big talker. Winner's keep going or er standing. Last one standing wins. We'll show you how tough the Redbrands are!"
The Redbrand pairs you all as the following:
Cypress vs (Green) Redbrand
Fawn vs (Red) Redbrand
Halben vs (Blue) Redbrand
Conway vs (Yellow) Redbrand
Conway Perception Check: The Yellow Redbrand is the one that was starting at Halben earlier. He does not seem to be staring at the moment.
I NEED EVERYONE TO MAKE SIX CONSTITUTION SAVING THROWS
Cypress and the (G) Redbrand down the shot. Cypress eyes widen a little bit but mainly stays straight faced. The (G) Redbrand puts his hand up to chest as if he was caught off guard by liquor that he should be used to. (1-0 Cypress)
The second shot is thrown back!
Cypress downs the second shot, laughs, and belches into the (G) Redbrands face! The (G) Redbrand seems to be struggling to hold the liquor down! (2-0 Cypress)
Cypress does the third shot and he is starting to feel the affects! However, he keeps his cool and tongues the glass and shows it back to the (G) Redbrand. As soon as the third shot hits the (G) Redbrands stomach he begins to gag and runs out of the Sleeping Giant. You can hear violent yakking from outside
Fawn grins at the (Red) Redbrand and does a slight shuffle as the shots are poured!
The first shot is taken.
Fawn is taken aback by the strong flavor and coughs slightly. The (Red) Redbrand just looks back at her. (1-0 R Redbrand)
Fawn does the shot and pukes in her mouth but she is able to swallow it down in disgust. The (R) Redbrand seems to have had a little more difficulty but he is still going strong. Fawn is in trouble! (2-0 R Redbrand).
Fawn is not giving up! She does not feel well but now it looks like the (R) Redbrands poker face is fading! (Tie) still (2-0 R Redbrand)
Fawn is determined! She does another shot and bares his teeth gritting it out. The (R) Redbrand see's the tide maybe starting to turn and is getting worried. (2-1 R Redbrand)
The group looks on in amazement as these two drinking titans battle one! Fawn hits another shot back and seems to have gotten used to the liquor and she does a slightly wobbly dance. The (R) Redbrand begins to cough a bit and some of the liquor comes out of his nose burning slightly. (2-2 TIED MATCH)
Will this ever end?! Both sides are now pounding their fists on the bar cheering their teammate one! Fawn takes the shot but her Elven body must not be used to this human liquor. Her knees give and she stumbles away from the bar. She clutches to one of the chairs and makes her way down to the floor where she is now incapacitated. The (R) Redbrand slams his shot glass down claiming victory.
Halben steps up to the Blue RedBrand knowing he needs a victory!
Halben throws the first shot back! His spellcasting body does not like the liquor and he makes a disgusted face. The Blue Redbrand however seems to relish in the taste! (1-0 Blue Redbrand)
Another shot goes back and Halben begins to feel a rumble in the belly. He continues to try for his party but this is not his sport of choice. The Blue Redbrand is eagerly awaiting the next shot. (2-0 Blue RedBrand)
It's just not Halbens day as he downs the shot and try with all his might he cannot stop the liquid from rushing back up and landing all over the bar. Halben then goes and leans against a wall puking every now and then. Halben is now incapacitated The Blue Redbrand raises his arms in victory!