Lief Stoutspear wrote:
”They are attempted murderers at the least!” Lief hollers back. ”They killed two horses, which is definitely illegal, and if the carriage had barreled over the cliff, like they planned, then that old woman and this young lady would be dead too. Those are the kind of people you want to defend?!?”
Ruperto Zingari goes to face Lief Stoutspear, and inch from his face."I haven't killed anyone..." - he smiles fiercely - "... yet. I didn't cause the horses to bolt, and I didn't kill no horse. But yes, we Varisians are assumed guilty, without a chance to defend ourselves, even by other varisians. Or presumed varisians, as some of us have already been bought by the chelaxians. You don't wanna travel with us? Fine, we don't wanna travel with you."
He turns towads his small group.
"Let's go. These fine people have decided we are not enough to travel in their company."
He turns towards Lief again.
"Unless you want to execute me right now..."
As stated previously, he is saying the truth. His group didn't "personally" caused the accident, and you don't have any hard evidence they had anything to do with it. In fact, you are treating them (maybe with reason) as the "chelaxians" normally treat the "varisians" (many times without reason), accusing and charging them for any crimes or accidents that happen, with or without evidence. And yes, the Szcarni helps with that prejudice. But are the Sczarni a cause, or a consequence?
They grab their stuff and start walking towards Sandpoint.
Do you stop them?
Etna Venus Van Ash wrote:
Ruperto raises his hands."Hey, lady, I didn't do anything!"
Remember, he didn't (personally) do it. And you don't have hard evidence he organiced or even knew about it (even if obvious).
Delin Chiri wrote:
She points back to the wagon, directing his gaze. "Are you heartless?" she asks.
Really nice tirade! I will even ignore the Diplomacy check!Ruperto looks at the wagon, and the women in there. His smile fades, and his confident demeanor disappears.
"We didn't know there were people in there... We tried to ask, you know? If I would have known, it wouldn't have happened...."
Sense Motive DC 10:
He says so, but with this Szcarni you never know for sure if he is really repentant.
Sense Motive DC 15:
He REALLY is sorry.
Sense Motive DC 20:
Ruperto Zingari smiles at Delin Chiri.
Ruperto turns to the others and, in Varisian, tells them to continue. He starts climbing back up.
The man greets Lief with a wide curtsy.