Umnir and Artemis approach the tavern doors. A tall, bald man with a dragon tattoo and wearing leather armor stops them.
"I can't let you in without paying the proper fee." He says.
Without a word, Artemis drops two silver pieces into the guard's hand.
The guard smiles slimily at Artemis. "Enjoy the hospitality of the Weeping Willow."
Artemis scoffs and leads Umnir into the tavern. The celebration already appears to be in full swing as a jolly looking dwarf finishes recounting a song to the rabble.
Umnir comments on his teacher's seeming lack of perception. "Mistress Artemis, that man didn't look like he worked here."
"He doesn't." Artemis replies. "He just extorted money from us."
"And you just gave him our money?" Umnir asks.
"Of course not." says Artemis "By Dalum, Umnir, haven't I taught you anything? When you steal from a Courier..."
"...Expect to be robbed two-fold!!" Umnir finishes, his eyes rife with relief and joy as he remembers the essential Courier proverb.
Artemis grins devilishly. "I've taught you well." she says, as she shows to him four silver pieces.
I just wrote this scene to set up Artemis and Umnir. Carry on with this scene how you'd like.
P.S. Is it an okay scene?