SESSION 52g: DAY 23 – THE CAVES OF CHAOS – IN SEARCH OF HOBGOBLINS
Malandir thinks in hindsight, perhaps he should have a tried a couple of times to disable the lock before he told the fighters that he didn’t pick it. Might have not announced ourselves through breaking the door down!
[DM’s note: Good idea, I’ll play it that way in the future for locked doors.]
Whilst the accent is thick Lucien is impressed that the hobgoblin can speak Common. He wonders if the hobgoblins would have been that organised to have specifically located a guard in that position who could speak Common or if one rushed there after hearing the commotion of getting through the door.
Regardless he pompously declares, “There is rulership and honor to be had. We are the heralds of your rise to dominance among the tribes of this valley..." Lucien gets firm, "But we will not waste time - we have a proposal for your chieftain and will only speak more to him."
Lucien whispers to the rest of the group, "Be at your ready, but take no provoking actions. I plan to appeal to their honor and pride in a challenging manner, offering them a not-so-specific place in our domination of this land if they are worthy. If all works well, after the first bout of discussion I will ask about the captured woman, so don't bring her up."
Talmark nods and takes a 5 foot step south, so he can see around the corner and down both halls but is in cover in case of arrows from the secret passage.
The hobgoblin responds “Khief Higor Finger Biter wantz discourse with youz. Send forz two representatives. Ze rest of youz stay vere youz are.”
[DMs Note: Hobgoblin Accent: Swap ‘w’ with ’v’, ‘wh’ with ‘v’, “th” with ‘z’ or ‘s’, ‘v’ with ‘f’, ‘c’ with ‘k’, words ending in ‘ing’ = ‘ink’ or ‘en’ and occasionally just add a ‘z’ for the fun of it (like after a word ending in ‘u’)]