Mechalibur wrote:I think Nketiah is the tribe's main interpreter, so she'd probably just repeat the story to the PCs in common afterward.Fumarole wrote:That is indeed her role. When I play this part I will simply say that she alternates languages as she speaks.
That was the first option I thought, but it somehow clashed with the theatrical quality of the storytelling I envisioned as I read the paragraph.itaitai wrote:
I thought about this as well and how it doesn't make sense for her to common in front of the entire clan, while on the other hand it doesn't make sense to just read the paragraph as written if she speak elven or mwangi.
I think i will simply describe how Nketiah calls for an elf to act as translator for the sake of the players.
That's another option, but I really struggle with which one is best.
Anyway, thanks for the feedback!! It'll certainly prove to be useful when I get to that part!!
This is at a feast in honour of the PCs so it's not out of the question that she tell the story in Common for their sake. Some elves might know enough to follow along, others are just following along her intonation and gestures. It wouldn't be the first feast for the elves, so they know how they're supposed to respond when a story is told, even if they didn't understand the words