Lord of the Hidden Layer
The shopkeep uses non-lethal damage and he has a mean right hook. After taking down any foolhardy PCs, he shakes them awake (one at a time) and bodily throws them out the door, yelling "and STAY out!" Your players get to see how non-lethal combat works and find out that some foes are tougher than they appear.Am preparing to run my first session on Saturday. One of the rumors in Episode I mentions a half-elf who tried to assassinate someone. This points to an injured half-elf in a shop near the starting point of the adventure. The half-elf uses the assassin statblock. I'm not sure encouraging 1st level PCs to try and take on an assassin is a good idea, so I'm going to either ignore that rumor or use a different statblock.