Totally Not GG
ENCOUNTER WAS HIT DURING FIRST GAMBIT
Scout by Land (No DC): You see a toll bridge with five rough-and-tumble-looking Tymon border guards manning the checkpoint. They look to be bored.
Scout by Air (DC 20): You see a toll bridge with five rough-and-tumble-looking Tymon border guards manning the checkpoint. Downriver are five naked dead men.
“Ahoy,” barks the guard captain in a heavy cockney accent, when approached by the PCs. “New tax established by the High Gladiator for the competition, gotta pay 50 gold pieces to pass. Makes the games, y’know, more fair, yeh.”
If the PCs push the price, the ornery guard escalates it to 75, then 100, for “disturbin’ the peace an’ whatnot.” If the PCs pay, the “guards” let them pass. If the PCs attack, one of the guards cries out, “They’re onna us! Don’t let ’em escape!” Eight pirates then run out from under either end of the bridge and move to support the guards.
“Guard Captain” (1): https://sites.google.com/site/pathfinderogc/bestiary/npc-s/npc-4/city-watch-captain-magnimar-human-fighter-5
“Guards” (4, sub mwk guisarmes for mwk spears, same damage): https://sites.google.com/site/pathfinderogc/bestiary/npc-s/npc-3/guard-officer-human-fighter-4
Pirates (8, sub out mwk scimitars for ordinary cutlasses): https://sites.google.com/site/pathfinderogc/bestiary/npc-s/npc-2/pirate-smuggler-human-rogue-3
8 cutlasses, 8 shortbows and 160 arrows, 4 mwk spears, 4 sets of full plate, 6 potions of cure light wounds, 4 nets, 4 saps, 16 javelins, mwk light crossbow with 20 bolts, mwk swordbreaker, +1 longsword, mwk manacles, mwk chainmail, 3,000 gp in “tolls”