Rival Looters

Rival Looters

Rating: Moderate
Box Text:
“Two men walk into the street ahead of you blocking your path, while two come from behind to block your escape. ‘This is our patch…’ shouts a man from a nearby balcony ‘..and you best respect it! Just leave those nice bags of loot and fancy carts and we’ll let you leave unharmed.’ He cocks a crossbow for emphasis. ”
Effects:
It is possible to escape this encounter by fleeing, talking the brigands down, or by taking them on in a stand up fight. Below are examples of kinds of skills and difficulty checks that can be used to defuse the situation but the party should feel free to roleplay their approach as appropriate.
Talking: (Example) Intimidate check DC 16
Success: You manage to scare these bandits away
Failure: Go to the fight section of the encounter.
Fleeing: (Example) Athletics check DC 14
Success: You make a break for it with all your loot and manage to knock the ruffians aside.
Failure: Go to the fight section of the encounter.
Fight:
If desired you can run this fight as a full combat against 4 Thugs and 1 Veteran. However for expediency you may use the quick combat rule below.
Each character may roll their attacks and spells against AC 12. Each character takes 1d6 damage at the start of each round until they accumulate a cumulative 50 damage against their opponents. If they fail they are only knocked out and all their loot is stolen along with any animals or vehicles. If they succeed the surviving looters flee.
Surrender:
The party may choose to immediately surrender any loot and vehicles they have in their possession to end the encounter.
Special [Legendary Reputation reward]: A character with this quest reward is immediately recognized by the looters and they back down before they even finish making their threats. They will immediately change their tune and begin prostrating themselves and sucking up to the character in attempt to convince him to let them join his crew. If the character agrees he gains 4 porters and 1 scout for the rest of the day at no cost and that do not count against his Charisma modifier limit of followers.

Rival Looters

Narntorni Limond