You venture down to the village before all light is lost. Around 100 yards before you get to the first structure, a short young man dressed in all black comes forward to meet you. He has very pale white skin, sandy red hair and hazel green eyes. As he reaches you begin to realize that its not a young man but a young woman who has taken a short cut and made her resolve 'mannish'. She says in a very feminine voice,
"Greetings travelers, ye be here fer the exorcism? And if ye be here fer the exorcism is your presence as participants or chanters?"
You look at each other briefly wondering what to reply.
Unfortunately, Thorin never focused on charming so he decides to stir a little drama with the end resolve to get more information about each choice. First he addresses her as politely as he can and then he proceeds to tell a story of distress and wanting to resolve inner issues and asks which of her two choices would best fit him and his fellow travelers.
The young woman is clearly not moved by whatever dramatic scene you are trying to create, if anything Thorin has made himself look foolish or lunatic. He does recover with his manners but her question remains the same. She now asks Melodee and Krusten,
"Is this the man to receive exorcism?"
Failing his intent he tries to recover saying that he is well in mind and merely testing to see if she was a true believer. Figuring that participant is the more risky of the two he says "chanters".