A merry atmosphere envelops the entire tavern as the night’s party continues in full swing. Tonight’s party is a little more lively than most as a band from outside the usually out-of-the-way town had come to perform. In the middle of the band’s break after playing their first set, a blue-skinned half-orc downs his entire drink and slams the empty mug onto the bar.
The tavern owner, a middle aged human with a thick, red beard, comes over to refill his drink. He looks at the young man with a worried expression.
"Looks like the band will be a little late getting back on. Can't have it die down in here, so you mind doing your thing, Garik?"
The slightly intoxicated half-orc shoots the owner an affirmative look, and then, rather than going onto the stage, hops on top of the bar.
"Everyone having a good time tonight?" his voice booms throughout the crowded tavern.
The audience, a little confused at first, chants in approval. As Garik raises his new mug into the air, some of his drink spills onto his head and the room fills with laughter.
At a table in the corner nearest to the door, sits two humans, a modestly dressed young woman and an older looking man.
"Stupid orc," the man scoffs at Garik before turning his attention to the uncomfortable looking woman next to him. He moves in closer, inches away from her face, and whispers something into her ear.
The disgusted woman pushes him away and gets up to leave, angrily shouting something that is drowned out by the crowd who is now singing a well known folk song from their country. The two quickly escape through the front, only to the notice of a pair of piercing green eyes located across the room.
The panicked young woman rushes out of the tavern, desperately trying to escape her insistent suitor. He catches up to her, pushing her into an alleyway.
She screams, "Let me go!" repeatedly to no avail. He sneers at the trapped woman and says, "I'm not going to hurt you. In fact, I'm just making sure we have a very good time tonight," mimicking the voice they heard coming from the top of the bar.
Her eyes open wide as the man leans in to kiss her. Using all of her strength, she pushes herself away from the man and, seeing it as the only way away from him, takes off down the dark passageway. She falls to the ground sobbing after reaching a dead end. Her attacker slowly saunters down the alleyway as she looks on with terror in her eyes.