True, a lot of aspects regarding the place seemed to invite the idea that they might very well be haunted, though in truth, the village itself did not seem that out of the ordinary. The surroundings were however quite optimal for whichever being might want to go bumping around in the night. With the temple not far from the village apparently being the place these people believed to be the cause of the hauntings, it made a modicum of sense to Thagirion why the people that dwelled here were afraid to venture too far from their village. The way they saw it, if they ventured too far, chances were that they would get snagged up by whatever it was that they believed might be out there. In that regard, staying inside was a rather sound strategy if the place had been more sturdy.
Ever since he had started blending in to the village in the guise of an old man, Thagirion managed to get quite a bit of information out of the people there. Among other things, he had managed to use it to fabricate a backstory as to where he had come from and who he was acquainted to, easing the great amount of distrust the villagers felt towards him at first. It also taught him that the people here were probably better of dead and buried.
Had anyone other than him made such a claim, it might have been considered to be out of the ordinary, though that was not the case with Thagirion. Given the kind of being that he was, the lack of a human soul and feelings towards such beings was not that farfetched. He did not experience feelings and emotions like humans did, allowing him to look at things in far more direct ways that some would consider black and white. With him judging these people to probably be better off dead, he based it on the fact that they were depending on other people, outsiders, to bring them food and other resources they needed to survive as the vast majority was simply too afraid to venture outside. That, and the things they actually did do were hardly productive as many just drank themselves half to death in the local pub while the rest was at home, cowering and planning new ways in which to protect themselves from the supernatural.
Part of him wanted to just put the whole place out of its misery, though on the other hand, it was the perfect location for him to work out a small plan he had devised. While it was likely that the people would end up even more scared, there was a fraction of a possibility that it might prove to them that merely locking themselves up inside of their homes would not be enough to keep them safe. It should show them that if something wanted to get to them, it would not be held back by a few wooden walls, doors and barred windows.
Sitting in a rickety old chair on the porch of the pub, the old man looked out into the distance. Usually, people from the outside world would stop by the place to seek their fortune in one way or the other. While some sought fame by quelling the spirits from the temple, killing supernatural creatures dwelling around the village’s borders or by simply seeing to the fact that they would be able to eat for a few more weeks, there were also those who just came for their own reasons. The temple did seem to hold some things that might have been of value to some, the hauntings being the sole reason why they had not all been looted yet. For his plan to work though, Thagirion would need to locate a bunch of people from the outside world that could either prove to the villagers that the world was less scary than they thought due to the people protecting them from the evil forces.
That, or they would end up proving that life out here was meaningless and that they should just go about taking their own lives before they could be brutally murdered by beings from the nether realms. Regardless of the outcome, Thagirion really just wanted to see how this would all end up. Comparing the situation he was soon going to create to the flipping of a coin, it was either going to end up heads or tails. Right or wrong. Good or bad. For now, he just closed his eyes and scoped out his surroundings through means other than sight as he simply relaxed in his seat.