Anga sashays into the shop with casual grace. Stopping once or twice to admire the various crystal works. She carefully works her way into conversational distance of the well appointed man. With a lilting tone and pleasant smile she addresses him.
"Lovely pieces, all."
Heh, I'm a little lost on that illusion. The iron gate is real, but the door frame is an illusion? Or is the darkness beyond it an illusion? Guess it doesn't matter, just curious...
"Well, does it tickle you?" Thaegrin mumbles.
He continues forward, passing the flickering torch. His thin, wrinkled digits idly brush the earthen wall. When he passes the iron gate, the fingertips thrum gently over the metal bars. Without a word he passes through the false doorway. His senses stretch out and find all creatures capable of emotion around him; invisible strings in search of a puppetmaster.
Thaegrin gets ready to use the Shape Emotions class ability.
Once through the illusion, Thaegrin sees a small, but immaculate library. Shelves of books and scrolls line the walls and short tables in the center are laid with small trinkets, rods, wands, and staves.
The small man chuckles. "I think I do not miss my guess at your desires?" His faces waxes more somber. "Though I must warn you not to touch before we settle on a price and everything is trapped against thieves." He smiles apologetically.
wondrous items, scrolls, rods, wands, and staves are available. Books can be purchased on certain topics or a price settled on for perusal to augment knowledge checks.
Professional. I can appreciate that.
Thaegrin nods to show his thanks at the warning, and intones the simplest of spells to see what magical auras lie in the scrolls, books, and other items. He slowly sweeps his scrutiny to inspect everything in the room from where he stands. Cast Detect Magic. Perception 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (7) + 9 = 16, for sneaky people or things.
I'm not looking for a full list of available items. I still haven't yet worked out what Thaegrin wants. Thaegrin is more curious about the auras coming from this friendly merchant.
Knowledge (aracana) 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (3) + 16 = 19, Spellcraft 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (17) + 18 = 35
Knowledge (aracana) 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (3) + 16 = 19, Spellcraft 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (18) + 18 = 36
Knowledge (aracana) 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (17) + 16 = 33, Spellcraft 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (15) + 18 = 33
Knowledge (aracana) 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (1) + 16 = 17, Spellcraft 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (3) + 18 = 21
"Impressive. Do you practice the craft, or do you only trade on their behalf?"
Sense Motive 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (11) + 12 = 23
Most of the items and books are indeed magical or projected some kind of aura, but Thaegrin does not detect any other persons.
"I am like you. I prefer not to disclose my abilities."
The man has spells active that are enhancing his charisma and intelligence. He has an aura coming from somewhere concealed behind his jacket that might be a magical knife.
He is lying, he is not like you: not a mage, but he wants you to think he is because he is afraid of you. He must have some deduction magic or is very perceptive because he does seem to know your powers to some extent.
sense motive untrained: 1d20 ⇒ 17 I'm trying to figure out what one might want from this onion cart. Work? Narcotics? Some other shady business?