Tobold: Cant one of you spell users see Im telling the truth?
Talos: (smiles) of course Mister Tobold, Detect Lie only works if you ask questions, and although you’ve answered truthfully thus far (smiles menacingly)…but there is more yet to come And this is why your story continues to confuse us. Now as to your interest in Hellhounds….
Tobold: I know nothing of these hellhounds, i was asking questions as a personal interest of mine in undead lore. I track down stories and see if they have any merit or base in truth and what can be done about them.
Talos: For your personal interest information Hellhounds are not undead, so you can add that to your knowledge of the undead or lack thereof. Quite a mistake for a specialized undead hunter such as yourself (sarcastic). And then you spoke of talking undead? Talking Hellhounds perhaps? (muffled laughter from the gallery ’he’s a drunk’)
Tobold: Talking undead I heard about just after i joined my group, and travelling with them allows me to study and hunt undead.
Talos: Your group, you’ve been with them two weeks according to them? Forced upon them as a condition to use your village as a travel point? Your group doesn’t seem to consider you a part. This could easily be a ruse to look over our village defenses……
Tobold: My interest in the tower was purely to see the view and the surrounding area. I dont have anything to do with goblins and other than my foolish trick during the town meeting i have done no wrong doing. You may ask the smith who i visited after the tower.
Talos: Yes Clang, the smith does say you visited him to see about weapon crafting….
Tobold: I dont have anything to do with goblins and other than my foolish trick during the town meeting I have done no wrong doing. You may ask the smith who i visited after the tower. My whereabouts have been accounted for since i came into town. Other than my own stupidity, which i have apologized numerous times about that it was just a foolish joke, i have done nothing you accuse me of.
Talos: Well let us see about this, Calmert Noble Cleric of Cuthbert you tell a different story….
Calmert: Yes he attempted theft through deception, although he was caught he does tell the truth that he did not steal, but he attepted to do so…..Four came to my parish, The cleric of Helm, and the quiet elfen girl entered first, the gnome and a halfling a few minutes later. I did not know them to be together, but learned later they came into town in a larger group.
Talos: and you say he atempted to steal? What?
Calmert: The four approached me for knowledge, asked about village happendings and wanted to use the library. I did not ask, but tapped the donation box. The Elf girl and cleric donated coin yet this gnome treid his gnome illusionist trick to pretend to donate. For wwhich he was thrown from the church
Talos: So he did not actually steal, he is not lying when he says he is not guilty of theft…..but he is guilty of attempted theft then?
Helm: (under his breath) Payment Fraud
Calmert: Say I and say his compatriots, Helm and Alynis. They attempted to smooth his trangression over, pleading they had just met him and do not know much about him. Snce they were truthful I allowed them to stay
Talos: Rufus I understand you have somethign to add.
Rufus: Yes later I asked him about this, he said it is a joke and called Calmert a “greedy ass” (gasp from gallery)
Borton: (stands) AGENT OF PHOLTUS! (points at Tobold accusingly)
Talos: Borton you’ve been warned OUT! (points to the door, Borton slinks out, escorted by a guard)
Burne: Tobold was telling the truth about worshipping Garl Glittergold, I do not beleive him to be an agent of Pholtus……
Talos: Tobold do you have a defense for this action, attempting to decieve through illusion as to gain access to the library and answers to your questions?
Tobold: Inever knew about any library. I just wanted information as to hellhounds from Calmert. (gallery laughs again ’he’s a drunk’) I dont have much experience with humans or clerics of any religion, i thought it was a little outrageous to charge me for information, so i decided to play a little joke on the cleric. I didnt realize how serious it would be. Again, i acted foolishly, but i did repay him two gold marks. When i asked if Cuthbert was similar to Pholtus, he threw me out. I meant no disrespect or malice, i just didnt know any better. This is why i decided to play a prank on him at the meeting.
Talos: A prank you say? (Talos looks very concerned )