Context: Our party had come across a partially destroyed town. After looting the town, attempting to steal a skull in a mausoleum (and then attempting to seduce the ghost of the skull’s owner. Bards, man, idek), and artistically shaving our dwarf fighter’s eyebrows as he slept, we made our way to the keep. After having a stealthy look about, we discovered 4 guards residing in the building. It was determined that our rouge and bard, being the characters with the highest charisma, would go knock on the door and attempt to talk to the guards while the druid and the fighter would hide around the corner as opposed to entering into combat.
Bard: *knocks on door*
Guard 1: Who are you and what do you want?
Bard: I am a missionary of The Lady Avon, goddess of makeup, fragrances, and all things beauty product related.
Rogue, who has not been informed that this was to be the direction of conversation: Uh…yeah, we both are. We’ve come to assist you in your time of need. We saw the destroyed town when we arrived and came to find survivors. Can we help in any way? Do you need prayers to the Lady Avon?
DM: Roll a persuasion check.
Bard: *passes persuasion check*
So, the guards believe us and we start getting the story of what happened to the town. One of the guards mentions that the Lord of the keep died a few years back and had we noticed the lovely mausoleum in the town cemetery where he’s kept?
Bard: Yes, actually, we had.
Fighter (from around the corner where he’s been listening in): THAT WAS THE GHOST YOU TRIED TO SEDUCE!!!
Guards: *immediately stand up and run around the corner to find the hiding fighter. The druid had since run away.*
Guards: Who the hell are YOU?
Fighter: *stands up straight* I…am The Lady Avon…come to answer your prayers.
Rogue: I hear you can tell it’s her by her oddly shaved eyebrows.
DM: I had dreams and aspirations for this campaign, you know. And not one of them involved THIS. Roll deception.