Welcome to another twisted Wednesday night where tonight we look at the the interaction between the party and the informant with a forked tongue. Now other than a play on words this week is about influence and who can be trusted to assist the party. Yesterday we met three NPCs that may help, hinder or simply not care about the quest of the party and tonight we look a bit further into one of them. Well, really two of them but only one of them is taking the stage. So sit back, grab a coffee and let’s roll into tonight’s adventure!
Informant with a forked tongue
As the party sat down and tried to make sense of the city that had places to worship gods and deities as well as preaching that they didn’t need them. It was a confusing place indeed and the day’s events and what happened upon Lathander’s temples’ steps. An abrasive squeal heralded a chair being dragged over to their table as a confident looking woman sat down next to them.
“You don’t know how hard it was to find you. But I could tell when I saw you in the crowd around the temple that you were them. We have a problem in Shirkwall. It’s going to go down tonight or tomorrow, I don’t know for sure,” she continued without looking at the party’s faces – almost to the point of ignoring them. “Now I have a contact who will meet you at the greasy hog, I know not a great name but apparently it’s a family, name, thing.” She looked up at the party after she seemed satisfied with looking out the door.
“Now they will be behind the counter, ask for directions to the Red Tulip and they will know you’re working with me. I wish I could be there myself…” she stopped as she looked at the faces of the party.. “You are the people that Hunter sent aren’t you? The famed adventurers who rid the cathedral of Elris of its heretics and slew the demon that was controlling them…” She sighed and held her head in her hands. “I am mistaken. But if you are not them then we are doomed. No one can help me to stop the rising of the Behemoth…”
Now ideally the party will help the lady in front of them, the identity will be revealed in the final writeup. You know for thematics and such. I am enjoying what we are doing this week so far. Now having a few NPCs playing against each other is exhausting for the DM. Both to keep track and keep it believable. However, it can enrich the play experience for the players which is why I am employing it in this weeks adventure.
Tomorrow we will have a look at a map. Now It may not make much sense immediately but that’s ok. I also hope to have the second part of the twist tomorrow as well which will sell it.
Thanks for joining me tonight as I expand this weeks adventure. Now for a paragraph made up by a 7 year old this adventure is really taking shape. Influence and inspiration can come from everywhere and I am happy to use them both as often as I can. It’s not an easy job being the Dungeon master so what ever we can do to make it a bit easier can make the world of difference. So don’t forget to come back each day this week as I expand it even more. And, as always, don’t forget to roll with advantage,
The Brazen Wolfe
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