OOC:The NPCs are successfully deceived into thinking they saw a giant Mordred-sized rat...
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Chapter Three: The Last Dream of Mirza Horgul
"What the--" the figures visibly start at the sound of the skittering rats, but their attention is drawn rather fixedly toward the source of the noise. The shorter figure lets out a literal "yawp!" of surprise.
"Who--who goes there?" he asks.
Mordred is going to play a little game with the two figures' torches. If they move closer to the party, dim them more, if they move away, brighten them. This effect can last up to 1 minute.
They seem scared and not really up for finding anything, so I'm hoping we can scare them off somehow.
But, he remains quiet and lets the tiefling do his thing.
Zora, crouching low to hide, lifts her head at this.
History - (1d20)
( 8 ) = 8
Performance - (1d20+2)
( 18 ) + 2 = 20
Lacking a nearby light source, Zora can't really make anything out of Mordred's expression.
"Come on, then," the one doing all the talking says, a little bolder now. "If you've just wandered in from the Sett, you've nothing to fear. We'll show you on your way back and forget you were ever here. Alright?"
Zangua looks to the rest of the group, trying to determine if anyone's going to move. He grips the catchpole and seems ready to step out.OOC:If it's been at least an hour for a short rest, Zangua's full up on hit points. Let me know if it hasn't been an hour, though, as I wouldn't have been able to use my hit dice.
Seeing the determination from the rest of the party, Mordred notches an arrow and waits. If the men move, Mordred will fire.
Healing - (3d8)
( 8, 5, 3 ) = 16
Readied Shortbow Attack, Damage - (1d20+3, 1d6)
1d20+3 - ( 7 ) + 3 = 10
1d6 - ( 5 ) = 5
Advantage on surprise attack from Hidden? Ignore if incorrect. - (1d20+3)
( 8 ) + 3 = 11
Edit: n.b. you can see in the torchlight that these men have swords on their hips, and the tall one has his hand resting on the hilt of his. I'm assuming Mordred did his trick with the torchlight, then readied his bow.