I'm playing a mostly good party right now:
Argell, Priestess of Lathander - CG - Cha 13 (who will shortly dual to Fighter when she hits Cleric 3)
Imoen - NG - Cha 16
Karan, Priest of Oghma - LG - Cha 10
Parda, Bard - NG - Cha 15
Bendalis, Skald - LN - Cha 15
Jessup, Diviner - NE - Cha 10
After completing the Prism quest I'm wondering if selling the emeralds is actually off base for such a party versus turning them in to Oublek. We may take at face value that the emeralds were stolen, but should anyone really trust Oublek?
I suppose this is mostly about lawfulness versus chaos...
Jessup would definitely say sell them versus turning them in, arguing that it seems rather doubtful that Oublek would ever get the jewels back into the hands of the original owner (don't be suckers). The PC is CG, and so might go for that rationalization. Imoen and Parda would probably support the leader, Argell. Karan would feel they should follow the law; and since Oublek is a Nashkel official, he'd say turn them in. Bendalis, as LN, would feel that in taking on the bounty quest there's a contractual type of arrangement that they should honor.
What do you see a group like this doing? The most persuasive (highest Cha) characters among them are Imoen, Parda, and Bendalis.
What do you think is the most ethical resolution of the quest for a group like this?