"I must say I'm shocked you've so many exotic creatures in stock." Arenel said as she looked around, staying close to Valghaz. "What is the oddest thing you've ever worked upon?" She asked, giving others the chance to look around unhindered.
Arenel laughed at Arya comment about the fight of the wyrmling and that it would top the arena fights. "I think that depends upon who is fighting Arya. Though I do agree it must have been an amazing fight. Do collect all of these yourself Mr?"
|Berna "Mimi Pia" Pirnaz|
Mimi also comes over to the man is standing to join the crowd forming around him. She places herself more or less beside the man, so she is directly between him and the door he came through. She doesn't say anything herself, just going for the impression of interest about what he has to say.
She reasons the man would not have locked the door just to come up front because of the service bell. They may not all be able to get through the door at the moment without making a fuss, but one of them might be able to take a sneaky peek to see if they should bother trying later on.
Mimi makes eyes at Arya, and nods toward the door with her head slightly. She also places her hand straight down at her side and points backward toward the door with her index finger.
Arya picks up on Mimi's signals and makes herself ready to slip away from the conversation as soon as the taxidermist's attention is off of her.
She hopes however that her comment about the arena might be enough to loosen the man's tongue about the Lotus' activities. If the group could be invited along to a fight it would make things a lot easier.
"Nemien Roblach," the man says to Arenel, before turning to Arya.
"Well, yes, of course I prepared them. I am somewhat of an expert in the field, if I do say so myself. I am not, however, one to go out and capture the specimens. I pay those who prefer to train their muscles rather than their minds to bring me the specimens in good condition. It makes everything much easier. I'm sure a bright lass such as you understands."
He seems completely oblivious to the subtle maneuverings.
Arya smiles and nods as Nemien discusses his trade, guessing that she had either been too subtle or possibly that the taxidermist himself wasn't in on the illegal animal fights himself.
In any case, she had more important things to do now.
"They must be skilled hunters indeed to bring back these beasts in such good condition, either that or you truely are magnificent at your work. I might take another look around the shop if I may?" Arya excuses herself and slips back away from the group, moving to browse some more.
Once she is satisfied that the taxidermist's attention has turned back to the others though, she slips around behind Mimi and sneaks by through the door.
Stealth: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (16) + 8 = 24
Elaina shudders when the man introduces himself. His name sounded like the kind of name a man who killed innocent animals would have to her. She didn't think she could talk to him - even to distract him - without punching him, so she takes up a place by the front door, ready to make some noise if his attention turned to Arya.
Finding herself alone away from the eyes of the shopkeeper, Arya carefully approaches the door closest to her, checking to see if she can hear or see anything from the other side without opening it.
Perception: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (13) + 6 = 19
Diplomacy: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16 Diplomacy as if the price is good, he very well might buy something
"Can't say I rightly know. Got anythin' from the mountains? Anythin' the like o' which would strike fear into the hearts o' an adventurer? I run a smithy 'ere in town. Forge arms an' armor. I'd like somethin' that attracts the eye, ye ken? Preferably somethin' which screams 'this 'ere be a dwarven smithy, come 'ere if ye want to kill somethin' like yon beast.' Ye got anythin' like that ye could show me?"
"Well an animal would be cheaper than a magical beast but a magical beast would catch the eye more then a normal animal." Arenel said as she leaned slightly on Valghaz. "However if you get a magical beast I suggest doing research on it to answer any questions a customer would have... or you could just keep me around. I know a thing a two of beasts." Arenel said with a smirk.
Valghaz chuckled. "That's nay why I keep ye around. That's why ye stay." Then turning back to the shop keeper "So, lad. What do ye say?"
Nemien suddenly gives a start and looks around, frowning. "Where's the other one that was with you? The tall, pretty one that pretended to be interested in me?"
1d20 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9 - SM
When she sees the mans attention wandering Elaina leaps into action, shoving what looks like an eel with feathers off its stand near the main door and jumping away with a scream. "Eeek! That one moved!"
Bluff: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (7) + 9 = 16
Not sure if a bluff roll will do anything for such a silly claim.
Bluff Assist: 1d20 ⇒ 3
Valghaz looked at Elaina in confusion. He opened his mouth to say something, but all that came out was "...what?"
Opening the door to reveal a simple storage room, Arya sighs a silent sigh and moves to the next door, carefully checking it again before trying the handle.
Perception: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (9) + 6 = 15
|Berna "Mimi Pia" Pirnaz|
Mimi starts to sweat. She can't think of anything helpful to say, but she figures Elaina's diversion won't work for long without some kind of help.
Mimi points at the stuffed animal now laying on the ground and lets go with a high-pitched scream.
Bluff: 1d20 - 1 ⇒ (3) - 1 = 2
Poor Mimi. Well hopefully screams don't require bluff.