The PCs arrive at Ravengro seeking a place to stay for the late Professor's funeral a day before the funeral is to take place.
Asking any residents about a place to stay will lead to them being pointed towards The Laughing Demon for some food and The Outward Inn for beds.
Once at The Laughing Demon, the PCs will be given the opportunity to interact with each other first and foremost, but also Zokar Elkarid*, Benjan Caeller, Gibs Hephenus and some other townsfolk.
Gibs will leave soon after the PCs enter the tavern, calling out harrassment towards the "outsiders" and garnering a little support from others in the tavern. Depending on how the PCs react, this will effect their Trust Score**. If they attack Gibs or any of his 'supporters', they will lose 3 Trust Points in line with "Committing a Crime". If they do not react to it, there will be no change in their Trust Score. If they attempt to talk Gibs down or put on a show to defuse the situation (A DC 15 Diplomacy, Intimidate, Perform or Bluff check depending on their approach) they can earn 1 or 2 Trust points. The PCs can get a +2 bonus to this check for good role play in their characters response. If more than half the party successfully attempts to defuse the situation, award the group 2 trust points. If less than half the party successfully attempts to defuse the situation, award the group 1 trust point. If all PCs fail the check, there is no change to their Trust Score.
The first night will not count towards the Splatter Man's counter, nor will it decrease their Trust score.
*Zokar Elkarid will be used to show the effects of the Haunting of Harrowstone on Ravengro. He will start out very open and jovial, something the party won't find among most of the other residents of Ravengro. However, with each letter painted by The Splatter Man, he will become more and more withdrawn.
**I will be letting the PCs know when they are earning or losing trust points, but I will be calling them Ravengro Points, they should soon figure out that a higher score is better than a lower one.