"My mind is pure and my body is ready! Scan to your heart's content!"
"Mmm...yesss. But be warned, puny chef! What you find there may not be to your liking!" The fang-filled grin Gamuzali gives the lashunta could almost hint at a joke if it weren't so off-putting.
The chef nods politely, and each of you feels a small nudging in your heads as he probes. When he is he done, he takes his leave politely, and soon after, dishes start to arrive.
The first course is Castrovelian eel soup. You each notice that your bowl is garnished differently, and the flavoring is perfect, exactly as salty or as spicy as you like it.
The main course arrives, and it is roasted frujai frond steak on a bed of sauteed caypin rings. For a couple of you, the caypin tentacles are still ambulatory.
This includes Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees, who catches a tentacle and wolfs it down. He then starts to act a bit oddly, sweating and coughing.
Zoom pulls himself away from enjoying this absolutely delicious meal when he starts to notice something amiss with Lycos of the Sactum of the Ten Trees. Unfortunately, Zoom has no medicinal skills to speak of.
"Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees, are you feeling alright?" Zoom asks, with genuine concern. "Maybe we can ask the waiter for a glass of water."
He watches Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees for a reaction, especially if it looks like the condition is worsening.
Sense Motive: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (4) + 12 = 16
I think none of us has medicine...
Seeing Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees cough and nobody really knowing what to do, Zahvos gets up in a hurry and bursts into the next room, trying to attract the attention of the guests.
"Please, is someone here a doctor? Or at least knowledgeable in medicine?"
Another guest runs in at Zahvos's call, while a vesk server bring a glass of water at Zoombo's request.
The ysoki doctor takes a look at Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees.
"This is an allergic reaction. Your airway is pretty clear now, so you should be okay, but you are experiencing some swelling that may last for a few hours."
Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees thanks the doctor, but just as things are settling down, the chef stomps in, furious.
"What's all this? An allergy? I specifically scanned your minds for dietary restrictions and sensitivities! Impossible! I think you're just trying to get out of paying your bill!"
He is still holding a cleaver from the kitchen and he clutches it tightly.
Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees softly says, "I've never had caypin before..."
As the chef barges in with cleaver in hand, Gamuzali stands and places himself between the irate lashunta and Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees. "No one has made any demands, chef, and as you heard, Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees has not tried caypin before and was not aware of the allergy. Now, please calm yourself and return to your kitchen before I must remove you."
Intimidate: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (17) + 6 = 23
Baxter angrily puffs up his chest. "Yes, as my esteemed colleague Gamuzali has stated, it is not Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees's fault! Haven't you any manners?!"
Intimidate, aid another if possible: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (14) + 4 = 18
After taking a longing glance at his still half-full plate, Zoom speaks up again.
He turns his gaze to Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees.
"Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees, are you ready to leave? As the Society's guest, we're not going anywhere until you say you're ready."
He glances at the angry chef before turning back to Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees.
"Still," Zoom continues, more softly. "It might not be a bad idea to head out if you're having a bad reaction to the food. Plenty more of Absalom Station to see after this..."
With his lowest right hand, Zoom opens his suit jacket slightly, fishing around in his pocket for the Starfinder Society's credstick for authorized expenses.
|Kharos of Eox|
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"Sir, you need to calm down and my companions as well. You have suppliers and dignitaries at your table. If we wish to continue the meal you should oblige us AS PAYING CUSTOMERS." Kharos reasons with the startled and rude chef.
Diplomacy: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (6) + 8 = 14
"I don't doubt you have had challenging reads before with more foreign customers no? I believe you can stand up to this challenge with your reputation. That is if our guest is not too upset to continue? His opinion matters the most. Lycos of The Sanctum of Ten Trees. How do you feel?" he says then turning to their guest.
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Granit, oblivious continues to eat, before chiming in, "Whatever you use to flavour your food, makes it exceedingly good. I think we should leave a tip. Organics do sometimes have difficulty in their reactions, but it hasn't stopped the rest of us enjoying the food. That's over an 85% success rate for just our party, which should not be a disappointing result given the less than 60% success rate in more mundane restaurants."
Aid dimplomacy 1d20 - 1 ⇒ (18) - 1 = 17
As a server processes Zoombo's credstick, Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees answers, "No, it's fine. We can leave. I don't want to cause a fuss."
The chef glares at you on your way out, but one of your servers catches you outside.
"I packed up your last dish to go. Akitonian cactus ice cream! Hope you enjoy!"
Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees's ear perk up as he digs in to his portion. "This is delicious! And no allergies!"
"That is a delight to hear, esteemed Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees! I do hope the ice cream makes up at least a little of the distress the meal has caused you."
Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees finishes his ice cream.
"I have a big family at home and they asked me to bring home some items from Absalom Station; stuff that's hard to get at home, you understand. I assume there is a shopping mall of some kind? I've heard of the Freemarkets."
Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees pulls out a datapad and verbally asks it to recite a shopping list. The list is very long and includes clothing, collectibles, specialty foods, and a vinyl copy of the new Strawberry Machine Cake single.
Culture, DC18: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (20) + 4 = 24
The dockworker smiles at Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees. "I'm glad you are enjoying your dessert. I do hope we can make up for that unfortunate incident with the rest of our visit."
Zahvos nods at the mention of the Freemarkets.
"Yes, the Freemarkets are a pretty popular destination for shopping." A sly grin appears on his face "But," He begins "I know of a much better place that should have everything you need. It is also much less crowded. Shall I lead you there, Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees?"
Zahvos knows of a more exclusive shopping center and off you go! It is both more upscale and quieter than the Freemarkets. Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees's shopping list seems to get longer and longer. Between everything the vlaka has picked up so far, there are 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8 total bags and packages, each weighing one bulk.
"I'm afraid I'm still a bit ill from the allergic reaction; could you all help me carry these?"
I do need to know who is carrying packages and how many!
Culture: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (5) + 1 = 6
Baxter holds out his arms "Of course!" He pauses with a glance to his backpack. "Err, might be a bit heavy for me!"
Baxter will be encumbered if he takes any of the bags, so I'll see what other people can hold first.
Zahvos follows suit and offers to take a few bags.
"Here, let me help."
Zahvos takes 2 bags and is not encumbered yet
|Kharos of Eox|
"Lycos of The Sanctum of Ten Trees has impeccable taste! I will gladly carry some of your bags. Carrying things is one of my duties back on Eox since I am a...'breather'. At least it has strengthened my muscles." Kharos agrees to handle as many bags as needed. Will carry 6 if allowed and still be unencumbered allowing more people to be ready if needed.
If Granit wants to avoid being encumbered, it sounds like Zahvos and Kharos can take all eight between them without getting encumbered! I'll assume you go with that.
You head toward a specialty dessert shop where Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees plans to get some (non-chocolate) candy when suddenly...
Baxter: 1d20 + 0 ⇒ (2) + 0 = 2
Zoom: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (11) + 11 = 22
Zahvos: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (13) + 4 = 17
Kharos: 1d20 ⇒ 4
Gamuzali: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (11) + 4 = 15
Granit: 1d20 + 0 ⇒ (2) + 0 = 2
stealth 1: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (9) + 10 = 19
stealth 2: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (18) + 10 = 28
stealth 3: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (2) + 10 = 12
sleght of hand: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26
Zoombo notices two ysoki mall rats following the group. While he keeps an eye on those two, a third sneaks up behind Kharos and nabs a package!
Baxter: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 2 = 9
Zoom: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26
Zahvos: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (8) + 6 = 14
Kharos: 1d20 ⇒ 7
Granit: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (10) + 3 = 13
Gamuzali: 1d20 ⇒ 17
mall rat 1: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20
mall rat 2: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20
mall rat 3: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (5) + 4 = 9
Mall rat 1
Mall rat 2
Mall rat 3
Mall rat 1 has the package! Zoombo is up!
Ysoki... mall rats. Of course.
Zoom can't believe his small eyes. A ysoki popped out of nowhere and is making off with Lycos of the Sanctum of the Ten Trees' gifts. He leaps (figuratively) into action!
"Hey! Ysoki! Come back with that package! Didn't anybody ever teach you to not take what's not yours?"
Move action Zoom will draw his Static Arc pistol
Standard action and take a nonlethal -4 shot at Ysoki #1 with the package.
Attack: 1d20 + 7 - 4 ⇒ (6) + 7 - 4 = 9
Nonlethal electric damage: 1d6 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7
After almost certainly missing...
"That was, uh, your warning shot! Drop that package and get out of here!"