her face turns from friendly greeting to a serious look. Yes a couple of months now attacks have increased along the road goblins becoming bolder. The muds, reds and skulls we call them 3 tribes run this area. and recently bandits have moved in I hear they killed someone just east of here by cambers bridge.
Brandy says, "Well, that is some nasty business! Brandy apologizes for upsetting her. He asks, "The 3 tribes, are they all goblin gangs? How do they run the area? Does it appear that the bandits are working in cahoots with the goblins? Who did they kill?" Brandy tries to be sensitive not to upset her any more than she already is using Insight 16.
Brandy smiles and laughs. He takes a deep swig of his ale. He puts two more silver pieces in front of her and says these are for you. He will wait in the tavern for his wizard friend to return. "No reason to waste a perfectly good tavern", he thinks to himself.
I will wait for one eyed Jack to come in. once he arrives, I will ask him all he can tell me about the Bandit attacks along the road. I'm looking for information about composition of the raiders, tactics, when and when and where the attack, etc., etc., and so forth. I will use my charming personality to get the information Persuasion 23 and Insight 11 (unskilled) to see if he is being truthful.
A 7 foot half orc walks in " I hear you would like to see me, that you are working for Krackenhammer is this correct" You ask him about the attacks, Ahh yes back by the bridge I hear it looks like they took a boat into the swamp cant track what leaves no trail. My guess is they have a camp somewhere in the swamp they better hope the muds don't find them. Last I heard looks like 4 of them don't know about tactics other than they leave no survivors to identify them.
Now I hear your buying the next round what is your poison as he drains his mug
Steering One-Eyed Jack to a table, I will ask Brandy to join us. "May I have the pleasure to introduce one of my companions, Brandywyne Underhill, Jack perhaps you could tell him what you told me?" All this investigating has made me hungry, I will order some lamb stew and an Elven mead. I also offer to buy a meal and mug for Jack.
While we are eating, I will continue to ply Jack for more information on the raids. Persuasion +20 Insight +18
Brandy will join and after the introductions Brandy will say, "it's a pleasure to meet you Jack." Brandy will let Ricavor do the questioning all Brandy will use Insight +22 to observe Jack and his answers.
He greets brandy with a smile and huge handshake, "ahh as I was telling your friend back by the bridge I hear it looks like they took a boat into the swamp cant track what leaves no trail. My guess is they have a camp somewhere in the swamp they better hope the muds don't find them. Last I heard looks like 4 of them don't know about tactics other than they leave no survivors to identify them.: he orders some stew and ale as well and looks to Sarah " some of your honey butter would be wonderful as well" Not much more I can tell you like I said they don't leave anyone alive.
Brandy will join Ricavor and Jack in a meal. He asks Sarah if he could try some honey butter as well. Brandy turns his attention to jack and says, "Not only do we have bandits but the Muds, goblins who know the swamp. What a troublesome situation. Jack, any thoughts how to approach such a situation?"
Jack thinks for a minute "well they seem to go after lone riders perhaps one of you as bait hope they come to greet you other than that a boat and search the swamp and hope you get lucky. either way you will probably have muds to contend with if not their are the skulls and reds as well they run the dry land in that area.