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    "Oh, hm," Brina muses deeply, followed by watching Melhved marching out of the room. "Are we, are we done? Oh gosh we are done here aren't we," the druid begins to realize (or falsely interpret, whatever works), hastily taking her things, juggling an errant mug part of the way. "I've got to go, my friend wishes to be placeswaslovelychattingwithyougoodbyyyeeee" And she speeds up more and more as she gets closer to the door, until she is only heard from around the doorframe and a waving hand is seen, quickly following Melhved who evidently appears to go to important places. Well. Hopefully. It seems like it?

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    I guess we are traveling to the keep now?

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    After a short discussion, you leave Agrid and evidence of his treachery in the hands of town guard. While the guards think his group was operating alone, they still arrest him as a threat to Winterhaven's safety. With that matter settled, you spend the night at Wrafton's Inn.

    The next morning, you have a swift breakfast, then set off for the kobold lair. Regan stays behind, discussing the route back to Staul's home with him and the halfling during your final preparations. As you leave, Salvana cheers you on with wishes for a swift victory.

    After about an hour's march, you reach the area marked on the map Padraig gave you. From atop a short hill, you see a cliffside waterfall about 500 feet to the east, whose water flows downwards to the southwest. Many small glades of trees dot the area in-between, but the waterfall's bottom has a small clearing surrounding it. Notes written on the map say that the lair lies just behind that waterfall. The sun shines beneath mildly cloudy skies as the six of you plan your next move.

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    Your stay at the inn is a long rest.

    The key question here is "How do you approach the kobold lair?". The adventure starts this scene with the party on the lair's battle map, asking you whether you're being stealthy as you place your tokens down. Having the party stop a little earlier seems smoother, and opens up options that aren't immediately obvious.
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    Brina is gingerly chewing on a mushroom as they survey the area. "So that's where a lot of 'bolds are, yes?" She asks in a whisper somewhere between talking normally and trying to be very quiet. "They'll probably have someone watching their front door. Or, well, what's close enough to one. Traps, perhaps? I'm not very sneaky, but I can look out for things too, and look like the local wolves doing wolf business. People keep remarking I make for a very odd wolf, though." Wolf business is pretty difficult business to do convincingly, it turns out. "I might distract or confuse them, though?"

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    While Brina is closeby, everyone gets +1 to their Perception checks
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    "I'm not good at sneaking at all in this clunky armor. Maybe we could move in closer staying in those trees or moving from grove to grove.

    Or maybe wait nearby for them to send out a raiding or hunting party and we ambush them for a change!"


    He seems proud of that last part!

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    "It seems like most of us are more suited for a direct fight. Might be easier to just knock on the door."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridai View Post
    Brina is gingerly chewing on a mushroom as they survey the area. "People keep remarking I make for a very odd wolf, though." Wolf business is pretty difficult business to do convincingly, it turns out. "I might distract or confuse them, though?"
    "Try acting rabid," Gagan recommends. "Everyone expects a rabid animal to behave strangely, and few will get closer to make sure of what they're seeing. Johuan? Care to scout ahead a bit? You've got the elven knack -- your footsteps are so quiet, I had to keep checking that you're with us as we walked." The dragonborn strokes his chin for a moment and muses, "If they're behind a waterfall they're unlikely to hear any us coming."
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    I'm fine with either of these. Let's go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimers View Post
    "Try acting rabid," Gagan recommends. "Everyone expects a rabid animal to behave strangely, and few will get closer to make sure of what they're seeing. Johuan? Care to scout ahead a bit? You've got the elven knack -- your footsteps are so quiet, I had to keep checking that you're with us as we walked." The dragonborn strokes his chin for a moment and muses, "If they're behind a waterfall they're unlikely to hear any us coming."
    "Oh! I could try that, yeah. Should I just head on out, have a look-see what I find and what might come out from the waterfall? I'm pretty nippy if needed!" Brina transforms into a wolf, and in this case, it actually helps that the animal looks shaggy and a bit unappealing. The displayed zoomies are quite fast indeed, however. Brina may not be the most athletic elf (or, now, wolf), but despite that, she is unreasonably fast, even for an elf.

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    Surgery went well. German cleric game is OP, pls don't nerf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridai View Post
    "Oh! I could try that, yeah. Should I just head on out, have a look-see what I find and what might come out from the waterfall? I'm pretty nippy if needed!" Brina transforms into a wolf, and in this case, it actually helps that the animal looks shaggy and a bit unappealing. The displayed zoomies are quite fast indeed, however. Brina may not be the most athletic elf (or, now, wolf), but despite that, she is unreasonably fast, even for an elf.

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    Surgery went well. German cleric game is OP, pls don't nerf.
    "I think you should, but we should quietly move closer to support you."

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    Glad you did well in surgery.

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    Wolf-Brina paw-salutes in response and begins to messily chomp on the mushrooms she dropped, and judging by how her tongue seems to want to desperately escape her snout and the retching, it's hardly the finest meal. As a side effect, or rather, the intended effect, there is quite a bit of slobber amidst the mashed mushroom bits, to sell the semi-deranged beast role a bit more. Brina is just happy she didn't need to do this in elven form, as that would have been even more embarassing (though it would not have tasted as bad, what with lacking the lupine nose and all).

    With that, Wolf-Brina pads in a semi-erratic path down into the valley, randomly sniffing at things, sometimes bursting ahead a little, sometimes slowing down. Though always keeping watch for other predators (actually kobolds, in this case, but psst, don't tell anyone), Wolf-Brina gets closer to the waterfall, once also briefly stopping to lap up some water from the waterfall's pond, at times shaking herself, at times hacking up a little bit of mushroom pulp for good measure.

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    I guess this calls for Perception to do some actual scouting (1d20+11)[30]
    Also keeping a look out for traps and such

    And in the dire circumstance where Brina does indeed need to roll Bluff, well... (1d20-1)[6] edit: Well, she tried.
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    On her trip there and back, Brina sees about a dozen kobolds in the area around the foot of the waterfall. While this forces her to keep her distance from the pool at the base, she still manages to get plenty of information about the area and pass herself off as a mundane wolf drinking from the river to the kobolds that see her.

    Most of the kobolds are just aimlessly wandering around the area, but the more equipped ones are standing guard at specific locations. In particular, one wielding a dragonshield lies in wait around a circle of runes, one wielding a sling sits near the rock wall separating the cave from the outside, and one in hide armor is leaning against the cliff a bit further to the north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboGhast View Post
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    How close can we get while remaining unseen? Missile range?

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