Angry: The man gives a sinister smile as he steps from the shadows into the middle of the room. “I am surprised you fools found your way here, given that the gods clearly did not see fit to bless you with much intelligence. Perhaps it is merely an accident of chance that brings you to darken my doorstep. No matter. You will be easily dealt with, for I can see your ineptitude extends to the…
New Guy: What is this dude’s problem? I curse him… and I’m launching an eldritch blast to shut him…
Whiny: No you aren’t!
Suckup: No. He isn’t. He doesn’t do that. It was a joke.
New Guy: What? You think I’m just going to sit here and listen to this guy’s speech about what idiots we are?
Smartass: Yes. You are. Trust me. Angry gets really pissed if you don’t let his NPCs get through their little speeches. He practices them before the game. I’ve heard him. Its creepy.
Whiny: Yeah. The only way we are going to survive this is if we let him get through his speech first.
Smartass: Remember what happened when we interrupted the Languishing Lich Lord of Lixlilichlitl?
Whiny: Yeah… but you also kept mispronouncing his name. Angry hates that.
Suckup: The speeches are usually pretty good. And the villainous monologue is a staple of fiction, an accepted trope of the genre…
Smartass: Shut up! Anyway, yes. We’re listening.
New Guy: Well, I already cursed him and I’m not listening. I’m going to eldritch blast his ass. And spend an action point to do it again.
Whiny: Oh gods…
Smartass: I see Eagan begin chanting. That’s a ranged attack and he’s adjacent to Ragnar. I get an opportunity attack, right Angry?
New Guy: What?! I’m your ally.
Smartass: You are doing something that I believe puts Ragnar in mortal peril. I have no choice but to consider you an enemy. Does a 21 hit your AC?
New Guy: What?!
Whiny: Karrin has combat advantage because of flanking with Ragnar. I’m going to use my backstab encounter power with sneak attack damage.
[Several Rounds of Combat]
Angry: The man looks down at the corpse of Eagan and nods approvingly. “You were wise to silence your insolent friend. Perhaps you are not as foolish as you look, though not by much I am sure. It is well for you that you have earned my approval, for this inn is the only inn around for many leagues and the wilderness is dangerous. And so, allow me, a humble landlord, to find you rooms and a meal for the evening.”