Oops, I forgot the determination, but… that would be +3 for her.
In total, that’s 20… as this is a metaphysical application, and a lindwyrm is not sentient yet still a dragon, i would say that while the difficulty is at +2, I would say the lindwyrm’s mental hp does not get this bonus, and being a weaker stat thus would be 4 at best.
And so, bringing her opponent’s mental points to 0, she applies a trauma: WARNED. SCOLDED. ALLOWED A WAY TO SURVIVE PEACEFULLY.
It understood. Its clutch would all survive if they followed the river.
The lindwyrm dashed away back into the cave.
“Is it over?” asks Charlie.
“I don’t know,” Duchess responds. She turns her head towards him and looks at him still hiding behind a bush. “Aren’t you the expert on that?”
“Oh,” he says. “You’re right. Well, we can do two things, I suppose. Lindwyrms are weak diggers, and can escape elsewhere eventually, but I imagine it will be a long time. They are dragons and, naturally, would rather stay here and keep digging than leave. So, we would need to camp here and set up guard. We would also need to feed the Lindwyrms, or risk them attacking us in desperation.” Charlie becomes self-aware, realizing he’s potentially talking over Duchess.
Duchess was enraptured and fascinated. “Charlie, you really did a great job! That’s a fantastic idea!” she says.
Kobold sat next to the party in front of the cave and makes the ground shake a little. “Kobold,” it says in agreement.
Charlie blushes. “Ok, but you two gotta hunt the food. We have the wagon but that’s only going to last so long.”
“Sure, buddy, sure,” she says and ducks down to him to give him a hug. “I think we did it,” she says optimistically.