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Challenge #03729-J076: Forced Adoption Strategy

A young hunter, nervous and jumpy, was out in the woods with their new crossbow. At the rustling, they suddenly let a bolt loose and almost hit Gikka. They apologize profusely for the accident. -- The New Guy

"Ohmygosh, ohmygoodness, ohno! Are you hurt? Is anyone hurt?" Vance Randosca tumbled over the brambles and into the path where the travellers were all readying for combat. "Nobody told me there was a hair trigger on this thing, I swear. Is everyone all right?"

He found himself face-to-faces with an Elven Wizard, a Kobold Rogue, a Hellkin Warlock and a Human Fighter. It was almost a cliche. The arrow had buried its tip harmlessly in the path, right between the Kobold's toes. Vance wisely put down the crossbow and showed his empty hands to the group. "I didn't mean any harm. I was... I was trying to find a Dire Wolf that's been going after the kids in my village. I heard a noise and..." He plucked the bolt out of the ground. "...and I missed a squirrel."

"You're like five," said the Fighter.

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Challenge #03448-I160: Transparency Would be Nice

A Human Adventurer is collecting Kobold eggs, carefully putting them into a lined basket. They are attacked, defending themselves and avoiding harming the eggs. They explain about the danger to the eggs, and continue to gather them to get them to safety. -- Anon Guest

Litefinger had learned well. One being can change the world with two kind hands. Those kind hands had stolen a basket, foraged a lot of wool from the thornbushes, and were now lifting eggs from a Kobold

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Challenge #03390-I102: Ignominious Beginnings

Wraithvine killed a man by accident in attempting to stop them from robbing a shop. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Then learn the man was just desperately poor and his death meant his family was now facing starvation with a very sick wife and four small children in their little, run-down, shack of a home on a failing farm. -- Lessons

A moment, a mistake, and now a mortuary. The man now on the slab had had a home, a family, and some desperate

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