@Keiji
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You catch sickle man with a solid punch in the throat and he folds over. The others, seeing they haven't even scratched you, are ready to surrender. They drop their weapons and choke down their rage.


@Jaster
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It's a large house, with subtle defenses. There are ornate but functional bars across the windows, and is built of stone.

Make a knowledge(architecture) check to learn more.

15 or better
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The decorative crenelations on the roof are actually functional: there are probably archers on the roof. In addition to the guard hidden behind the gate, there are murder holes above the doorway. Arrow slits are cleverly disguised in the facade.

20 or better
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A rectangular depression in the dirt projecting from one side of the house indicates a hole was once dug there.



@Curf
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After a few minutes, a thin man glides into the room. His nose is broken in two places, and his hands are calloused from many hours of swordplay. Well, who are you?