"Hmm, well I feel we should perhaps continue as normal with our shopping, and simply for now be on guard for trouble," he says, as honestly Geoffroy was uncertain if they could do much of anything at this point.
While he was fairly certain they were being following for some reason, as of yet it was impossible to know for certain the reasons why. Better to simply keep watch and now arouse suspicion. Geoffroy did stop to consider that perhaps of getting his and perhaps Elyria's weapons silvered like the others, but did not know if he'd have enough for such.
Elyria kept quite for now, staying between her brother and Lia. She felt it best to allow the others to discuss among each other one what to do, and listen to what was said. Her attention was drawn to some of the wares, despite her nervousness of the situation, but did not leave the safety of the group for now and wait to see what would be done.
Edited: Thomaslee on 5th Jan, 2017 - 4:42am
Poljen sees the building that Cathleth is approaching and grins. He says softly, "Maybe if we split into smaller groups someone will make a move and we can learn more. Cathleth, wait for me." Once next to the ranger he says, "You do know what sort of place this is, right?" Poljen enters first and looks for a familiar place.
Out of Character: : It would totally be in character for Poljen to have visited such an establishment. And if Daishain wants, I can write a post where he meets with the owner/manager and quickly bargains for a room with a view (As it were) so they can watch. I would need to know how many of the group come in, to get the right number of rooms, and I am willing to roll Persuasion to see how good of a deal the barbarian gets.
"No," Geoffroy says in firm disagreement before explaining his thoughts, concerned with the consideration, "We should not split up, as such so often invites trouble. I feel that we are safest staying together."
Admittedly, consideration of what counts as splitting up could be brought up. Perhaps Poljen plan could potentially not bring too much danger, but while it could lead to them figuring out who was following them it might also lead to problems.
Cahleth quietly slips away from the group as they head for a major shopping center, a large space with dozens of stalls and open front stores. He ducks into the building with a vantage he saw before, a place of sensual leisure known rather loftily as the Violet Swan.
After some quick negotiation with the mistress, who is largely amused by his request, he finds himself alone on the veranda, with an excellent view of the proceedings below.
It takes a minute or so, but he spots both tails, weaving through the crowd after the rest of the group, who have slowed down to peruse the wares here. Both are wearing nondescript clothing that blends right into the throng, and both are good at this, actively using the crowd to avoid attention.
One of them is perhaps more reckless than the other, or just has different goals. He keeps drawing close to members of the group, finding some excuse to peruse items nearby. It looks like he is attempting to listen in on anything they say.
The other is hanging further back, and seems to be simply watching both the group and the first tail. The first time his counterpart moved particularly close to the group, he started moving in aggressively before apparently thinking better of it.
Still rather alert for their presence, Lia has noticed one of the tails moving in quite close, but his movements do not currently imply an active threat. She has lost sight of the other one in the crowd.
(Sorry if it wasn't exactly what you had in mind, just moving things along, rolled Insight for Cahleth on their motives, result: 12+5=17).
Lia is looking at various items in the market casually but her attention is really on the people tailing them. She glances around casually from time to time to keep track of them. Looking back once she notices one of their tails is no longer visible. She hears Geoffroy speak and glances at the one tail still in sight. In alarm she notices him edging closer and closer to the group. Speaking in a quiet manner so only the group can hear she warns them. " Geoffroy is right. We can't split up. We don't know what we are facing. One of the people following us is about ten paces to the right by that stall. He keeps getting closer and closer to us. " She describes his appearance to the group.
Cratol moves a bit closer to the person following them. HE looks at some merchandise. HE will not look at the guy at all. IF the guy gets real close he will suddenly bring the bottom of his staff down hard on the guys instep. Then look at him all astonished and simply say, "Sorry did not see you there." Then he will move back towards the main group.
The man jerks his foot away from the attempted staff strike, gives Cratol a startled look for a few moments, and beats a hasty retreat. Before he goes, the monk sees the head of a small serpent emerge from the man's sleeve and hiss at him.
From above, Cahleth can see him weaving his way back through the crowd toward the entrance of an alleyway, he disappears into it.
The second tail is still watching from a ways off, but seems more relaxed now.
With his head above the shoulders of most of the crowd, Poljen sees Cratol have some sort of encounter with a man, and sees the man withdraw, but does not pursue, or comment. Part of him wants to confront their pursuers, but he trusts the cunning and guile of his companions. If they need him to act, they'll yell, knowing he will do as bade without question… probably.