a tall, rather well dressed man with a wilted smile.
"Yes?" he asks, reaching over and removing something invisible from your shoulder.
Subsequent visits :
Recognizing you, his smile flickers a moment. "You have come back. Well?"
Subsequent times :
"You've forgotten? Well, 'Your honor' will do."
Initial time :
He sniffs the air as if smelling something bad.
"I am, of course, Trenton Bell, the mayor."
"You may call me 'Your Honor'."
"I would appreciate if you would use my title, 'Your Honor'."
"Yes, I am mayor."
"Well, surely thou canst read, yes?"
"Yes, reading books is good for your spiritual side."
"Job? I do not labor like others."
"You know: rigging the masts or swabbing the decks."
"You aren't much of a sailor are you?"
"Yorl and that young Delancy girl can tell you about that."
"He works at the pier with the Delancy girl."
"She has run the pier ever since her father, Quenton, was attacked by a gargoyle."
He coughs then clears his throat.
"Quenton, not I, was in charge of its safe keeping."
"Just as I suspected, when he died, so too did our chances of finding the rune."
"You see, he never told anyone where it was located."
"Speak to Horance of that."
"He may be mad, but he is still quick and astute in the ways of magic."
"We were not friends...not good friends, that is. He resented my position."
"Yes, well, as mayor, I am the shepherd of the spiritual people of this hamlet."
"We do not believe in violence as a solution to our problems."
"My flock would not fight against anyone."
"Therefore, I'm alarmed at the recent gargoyle sightings."
"Huge fierce creatures, they are."
"Quenton didn't even have time to scream before one of those beasts had killed him."
"Many believe if he had screamed, someone in the inn would have heard him."
"A couple of travelers were staying there that night, but they said they heard nothing."
"Still, I find this strange."
"I do not know their names."
"'Twas Gideon questioned them, not I."
"He runs the Haunting Inn."
"The one the travelers were at. It's across the way." He frowns at you.
"Yes, you see, my brother is a guard for Lord British."
"A few months ago, a gargoyle attempted to enter the castle proper."
"He said that although they killed the beast, it's horrifying noises still give him nightmares."
"He keeps hearing its deep growl."
"I'm sure that even if Quenton couldn't scream, someone would have heard that growl."
"She is a peaceful woman. Very pleasant to talk to."
"For the life of me I've never understood a word he's ever said."
"They say he drank one too many potions."
"He is a very private sort. I've never been to his abode."
"He lives east of here, along the road to Britain."
"I fail to see how that relates to the matter at hand..."
"You will have to ask another of that."