Liar and a Thief

Player Characters
  • Kay, age 8 - Starlight, The Halfling Thief
  • Sue, age 11 - Alina, The Half-Elf Fighter
This entry is part 6 of 8 in TD2α – The Ruined Tower

Starlight headed towards the fountain as the sun set. She conveyed the plan to Alina about meeting Galem in the morning. Then Starlight motioned Alina to follow, as she headed towards a house with the lights out.

Evening Rest Larry Elmore

Starlight knocked on the front door. A tall man answered, holding a burning candle.

Yaen: Yes?
Starlight: I was wondering if we could stay the night.
Yaen (rubbing his eyes): There’s the Four Winds near the town square.
Starlight: It’s full and we’re hoping you could help us out.
DM: It’s not full.
Kay: He doesn’t know that.
DM: I see.
Sue: I am so standing away from all of this.
Yaen: Well, my wife is already sleeping, but I don’t see the harm. I know what it’s like to be out on the road.
Starlight (waving to Alina): Come on!

Yaen closed the door behind the two guests. Leading them by candlelight, the polite man whispered to them about how their son had recently left for the city and that they could use his room to rest.

Kay: I’m waiting for everyone to fall asleep.
Sue: Don’t you dare steal from this guy. I’m going to pretend to fall asleep and keep my eye on Starlight.
Kay: Aw, come on.
DM: Well, they don’t seem to have much. The house looked sparse with only the table and chairs you saw in the front, but you’re welcome to check it out.

I had them roll constitution checks to see who could actually stay awake the longest. Although Kay won, in the end, she only checked out the drawers of the lone dresser in the room they were staying in.

Kay: Well, the man seems really nice and I don’t want to take any of their son’s stuff.

The next morning, Yaen introduced his long-haired wife, Rilindra, to the two guests. Being a bit prudish, she seemed to signal disapproval at her husband when he offered them some fruit for breakfast. They declined, rushing to meet the dwarf Galem.

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