Everyone awakens in the Inn
Vinny has again gone missing
Storm has returned to the druid grove and will not attend
Tobold in jail
You are told that your presence is requested at the trial of Tobold Trufflehunter by Renton the captain of the militia.
Tobold remembers laying down on the human sized cot in his cell and then he most likely fell asleep. But he is now in different surroundings. He recognizes the interior of the town hall where he caused the disruption of the town meeting
His head feels funny, he is woozy….
He is in a seated position with his feet in wooden stocks,they are freshly carved
He wrists are in metal cuffs in his lap, the cuffs are buzzing as if bees are inside the metal
He is on the stage where the village elders sat
In front of him are many townspeople, and some of this partyhe recognizes
Calmert the cleric and several others from the church
Talos the village elder
Burne the magic user and leader of civilian affairs
Renton the captain of the militia
Rufus the fighter and leader of city defenses
Sheernob village Elder
2 of the contraptioneers
Tobold realizes there are armed men behind him
Talos the village elder steps forward to a podium and cracks it with a wooden gavel
Talos: Tobold Trufflehunter of Sheernob….you are charged with numerous offenses ranging from general disorder, theft, and being party to a goblin attack. In the coming proceedings we will present our case against you and you will have opportunity to speak. assuming you would not like to spare us all a whole bunch of time and plead guilty to all crimes…we will begin
Tobold: “Theft? I paid my tab for the brandy and my breakfast. What is this?”
Talos: Ostler Gungidoot please come forward (the innkeeper steps up)
Oslter you witnessed this gnome in your Inn yesterday, what say you about his behavior, and do you have anything to say for or against him?
Ostler: He came with a group of others, we welcomed them as they seemed to be weary travelers. They seemed fit to fight, yet also had wares to sell. He did not stay with the others for long. The group stayed within my Inn for food and drink, he hurried outside I believe to find a tailor and speak with those in charge of town. What he did after he left my Inn I do not know. His companions were decent, paying customers, two got a bit drunk, but paid their tabs
Talos: (to Tobold) Ostler says no theft from him, correct Ostler?
Talos: So you have no knowledge of his whereabouts after that?
Ostler: None, other that he was headed to the Tower when he left
Talos: So no wrongdoing at the Inn is established…Say All? (he questions the gallery)
Many members in the crowd" “EYE”
Talos: No wrongdoing at the Inn is carried through
Talos: Leatherworker Borton is asked to stand
(the leatherworker whom you asked to make barding for you stands)
Talos: Borton it is told that this gnome came to see you about Leatherwork
Borton: Yes (raising voice) this infernal agent of Pholtus came to see me
Talos: It has not been establsihed he is an agent of Pholtus, did he do something to lead you to believe this?
Borton: No But he did seem shady, wanting to wrap a fox in armor, like the armor on a goblin’s worg
Talos: We have not established his relationships with goblins either, Borton you will refrain from speculating and only answer the questions
Borton: Yes he came to me with a proposal for leather barding for a fox that he rides…..
Talos: was there money exchanged
Borton: no just a good faith exchange and an estimation of costs…..
Talos: So this gnome did no wrong by you at that time?
Borton: No he did not
Talos: He then left?
Borton: Yes he was walking toward the tower in the company of a halfling
Tobold: I denigh being a thief and conspiring with goblins. I’m a follower of Garl Glittergold and encourages the people to find out where he went after the leatherworkers.