@Kaddoc, as you settle into your room and shift things so that you can keep a watch, you find something odd - a scrap of paper stuffed into a slit in the mattress where the bed is pushed against the wall. One side of the paper contains an order from the city of Magnimar for the collection of 500gp in back taxes from Ravenmoor, while on the other is a crude map of Ravenmoor with several buildings circled — the trading post, the weaver, the ferry, and Kriegler Manor.
Ryu sees you looking at it and tries to grab it from you. "What's that?"
You head out to your meeting with the smith's son.
"Hi. Dad said you wanted to learn to use these." He's holding the rusty starknives. "Let's stay away from the Festival Grounds, the rest of the townsfolk are busy cleaing up. I tend to practice behind the old Chenowitz place. No one's lived there for years, so no one wil care."
Brindolfin laughs uncontrollably, "Mr. Grabby Hands, good one. I have not been among humans for long, but I think these people are up to no good."
Perception 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (14) + 3 = 17
Sense Motive 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (11) + 7 = 18
Backing away, the shallow cut on her arm tingling, Cilyanka's eyes suddenly blaze with anger. &#@#!, is this how you treat all your guests? Run away, now. Please! I don't want to kill you.
Stepping back from her attackers, Cilyanka's black blade seems to almost leap into her hand, filling her mind with its sudden bloodlust. Even as she draws her blade, her other hand is tracing runes of black fire in the air.
5' step back, draw weapon as a move action, standard action to cast mage armor, swift action to use arcane pool to enchant my sword.
"Damn, this just ain't a good job. Need to ask for a raise. Good thing Ryu kept asking for more money on it." As Sparrow complains inwardly, she pulls out her bow and lines up a shot against one of the men on Cilyanka before releasing the arrow.
I assume I'm more than 30' away? If not, add 1 to att and dam.
Brindolfin rushes toward the commotion and manifests his huge blade.
Move 1 - jump up and move, Move 2 - manifest large psychic greatsword. "Ya don't wanna test me. I will leave ya enough of your own bodies for any backwater shenanigans."
@Cilyanka: Cil once more slices a stirge in half, then turns tos ee the remainong one attach itself to Sparrow.
Cil & sparrow: round 2:
Cil: kills one nore
stirge: drains blood from Sparrow; -1 con
Manor: still surprise round:
Brindofin: moves & creates mindblade
Straehan: spots several costuumed figures struggling with Ryu and the mayor's brother
costumed figures [x4]: are attacking Ryu & Leonard
Ryu: fighting with costumed figures
Kaddoc: grab weapon & move; sees what Strae & Brin see
Leonard: fighting with costumed figures
The two beings you thought were Ryu and the mayor's brother shift their forms into...something else. In their places stand two hairless, leathery bipeds whose faces are dominated by grotesque and unsettling whorls and slits instead of actual features.
You are now facing 2 remaining costumed figures and two - somethings.