I assume everybody has a non-standard set of players which insist in confronting every encounter/event/situation with preposterous solutions and expect us DMs to react instantly and unfazed. Which we do.
I'd like to create a thread dedicated to expose that kind of funny situations and share ideas or solutions to them.
Here, I state the latest I had:
tl;dr: My players recruited the Mad Hermit (Bokken's brother) as a member of the city watch.
I'm looking for a (free!) urban module that involves a serial killer, built for a competent 8th lvl party (figther, arcane trickster, bard and summoner).Explanation:
Following Necro_y2k's advice, my players met the Mad Hermit on top of a tree being fake-attacked by Cat. Cat failed a Will save, fell asleep, and the old man (What's his name? Erhm... his name is ... ¿Nekkob? Nekkob!) saw his puma waking up, attacking a serpentine eilodon with claws and getting promptly killed.
Then, the players tied Nekkob, forced out of him the location of the Lizardfolks, and carried him to the riverside to witness the Lizardslaugther (Manslaugther applied to intelligent reptilians) that ensued after a half-hearted diplomacy attempt (aided by Invisibility, Disguise Self, Ventriloquism and NOT Diplomacy).
After such activity, they decided that Nekkob was a good enough guy, so they thrusted him into the Watch of Stagfall, the capital of the Prozor Kingdom, despite his sincere protests.
Now they abandoned the city and Nekkob has a very suitable position to silence the voices that living in a city arises.
I'm trying to carry the evolution of events as logically as possible, but I don't want to punish the players for making an uninformed choice. They just thought that the Hermit's mumbling and strange behavior was due to his reclusiveness (and now makes sense as just a NPC signature, as many others, such as Svetlana's blushings, Oleg's rude jokes or Jhod raspy voice).