The year is 298AL and House Bulwark is in King's Landing for the Tournament of the Hand. During the feast, Ser Adham Dannett accused the Bulwarks of raiding his lands. The next morning Donatello Bulwark struck him down in a duel, and Ser Adham slowly died of convulsions and a bloody flux. Meanwhile, Lord Leonardo Bulwark hunted down the Fox Knight, a bandit who he suspected of being behind the raid. With him were his old friend Ser Joris Landseer, Ser Bryan Tolson, a Dornishman seeking a lost Valyrian steel blade, and Orten Lugus, whose father had saved the Fox Knight's life. The Fox was captured after gravely wounding Ser Joris, but Orten killed him during an escape attempt. That evening, Lord Bulwark received a mysterious gift: a dagger with a dragonbone hilt that contained vial containing a few drops of clear liquid. The next day, Lord Bulwark spoke with the Hand of the King in secret, and gained Ned Stark's support as well as a warning that this plot could be part of something far more sinister. Soon after, Maester Splinter had determined that the liquid was the Tears of Lys, a poison which kills by destroying the bowels. As he went to tell Ned Stark, he met Varys the Spider, who revealed that Jon Arryn died of the same "illness" that struck down Ser Adham, and that the Bulwark shield found at the site of the raid had been stolen from the trophy room of Lord Kevan Lugus.It is the morning of the Jousting semifinals and the Archery contest. What do you do?
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19489044/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19497569/Lord Leonardo Bulwark, Lord of the Shell (in King's Landing)Agility 2 (Flaw:-1D)Athletics 3Cunning 3 (Memory +1)Endurance 3Fighting 4 (Shield +2 Longsword+1)Marksmanship 3Persuasion 4 (Bargain +1 Convince +2)Status 5 (Stewardship +1)Warfare 4 (Command +1)Will 3 (Courage +1)Head of House, CharismaticNemesis (Shraddar, Lyseni pirate)Destiny Points 2/2Intrigue Defense 10Compsure 9Combat Defense 7 in normal clothes, 1 in armour, 7 in armour with shieldArmour Rating 10Health 9Donatello Bulwark, Heir (in King's Landing)Animal Handling 2 (Ride +1)Cunning 3Endurance 4 (Resilience +1)Fighting 3 (Long Blades +1)Language 3 Common TongueMarksksmanship 3 (Bows +1)Persuasion 3Status 5 (Stewardship +1)Warfare 3 (Command +1)Will 3Head for Numbers, Heir, Weapon Mastry (Bastard Sword)Disturbing HabitDestiny points 3/3Intrigue Defense 10Composuer 9Combat Defense 6, 0 in armour, 2 with armour and shieldArmour rating 10Health 12
Maester Splinter (in King's Landing)Animal Handling 3Cunning 4 (Decipher +1, Memory +1)Healing 3 (Treat Ailment +1, Treat Injury +1)Knowledge 4 (Education +2)Language 3 Common TongueLanguage 2 Ancient ValyrianMarksmanship 2 (Flaw:-1D)Persuasion 3 (Convince +1)Status 4 (Stewardship +1)Will 3Knowledge Focus (Heraldry, History and Legends), Master of RavensIntrigue defense 10Composure 9Combat defense 6Armor Rating 1Health 6Ser Casey, Master-at-Arms and Castellan of the Shell (at The Shell)Agility 4 (Quickness +1, Flaw:-1D)Animal Handling 3 (Ride +1)Athletics 4 (Run +1, Strength +1)Awareness 4Endurance 4Fighting 5 (Bludgeons +2, Spears +1)Marksmanship 3 (Crossbows +1)Persuasion 2 (Intimidate +2)Status 3Warfare 3Blood of Rhoyne, Bludgeon Fighter IDestiny Points 1/1Intrigue Defense 8Composure 6Combat defense 13, 8 with armour, 10 with shieldArmour Rating 9Health 12
Hmm. Did Splinter actually tell Ned about the poison? Because if not, we're switching to his POV and telling Ned as soon as possible. Otherwise, to Donnie and the Archery contest.
After about an hour, most of the archers have been eliminated through missing their targets. Only a handful are left, including Ser Balon Swann of the Kingsguard and Jalabhar Xho the Summer Islander. The targets are set to one hundred paces, and each competitor is given three shots.Roll 4d6, and drop the lowest die.
rolled 1, 6, 5, 5 = 17>>19516386If we have to, we're spending a destiny point.
>>19516402>>19516386Oh, and I'm taking the first 3 rolls I see
>>19516402doubt it'll be needed
rolled 5, 4, 3, 5 = 17>>19516409So roll a second time.
rolled 6, 4, 2, 3 = 15>>19516426And a third?
1 Destiny point spentYou make your shots, although just barely. Only four of you remain as the targets are moved back ten paces: Ser Swann, Prince Jalabhar, and a young Dornishman. Prince Jalabhar looses three arrows, striking the Bullseye and and the inner ring twice, and bows to the applauding crowd his feathered cloak sweeping behind him. The Kingsguard knight manages to hit the inner ring, but doesn't hit the bullseye. Now it is your turn to shoot.Same deal again, 4d6 and drop the lowest.
rolled 2, 6, 2, 2 = 12>>19516579
rolled 2, 2, 2, 3 = 9>>19516594Ouch, that was a fuck up.
rolled 3, 6, 6, 6 = 21>>19516603And that one was even worse. Another destiny point I guess.
>>19516610Bullseye, fuck yeah.
1 destiny point spentTwo of the arrows fly wide, to the audible disappointment of the crowd, but the third manages to strike the bullseye and they begin cheering. You're guaranteed at least third place. Finally the Dornishman takes his mark. He makes one bullseye and hits the inner circle, then splits Jalabhar Xho's arrow down the middle and the crowd roars. The winner, Anguy, wins 10,000 Gold Dragons, while you and Jalabhar each take a purse with a few hundred Dragons.
>>19516708Buy a drink for the winner and Xho. Might as well have a little fun.
>>19516708Very nice. Just to check Destiny points regenerate eventually right?
>>19516748Yes. You also permanently spend destiny points to automatically pass a test, heal all damage, or avoid certain death, or to gain a Benefit or remove a Flaw or Drawback.
Anguy refuses to let you buy him a drink, given his newfound riches. He drops a handfull of coins on the bar at the Ale Tent and loudly proclaims that he's buying for everybody. Jalabhar is happy to talk, and over some Dornish wine tells you of his home, the Red Flower Vale, and how his wicked brother drove him from his home. "When King Robert finally agrees to help restore me to my rightful place, I hope you will be there to fight alongside me!"
>>19516887I'm assuming your'e the Maester."Perhaps. It all depends really."
>>19516942Yeah, I forgot the name field. "Depends? Bah, you sound like Arryn, or Littlefinger. But this new hand Stark is a great warrior like King Robert. Surely he will understand the rightness of my cause, and convince your king to declare war on the usurper. When I am King of the Summer Isles, I will send you a Goldenwood bow in memory of your fine shooting today."
>>19517037"That would be a fine gift. If Robert does declare war on your usurper, I would be more than happy to join your cause."
You drink for a while, watching Lancel Lannister running all around the tourney grounds on some errand for the King, when Jory Cassel comes up to you. He smiles, but he looks a bit worried. "Hello, Donatello. You jousted well yesterday. You haven't seen Arya Stark at the Tourney Grounds, have you? Small girl, auburn hair, a bit bruised from getting into mischief? She's missing, and I remembered she seemed to like the sister of your friend Orten, and might have gone to see her."
>>19517264offer to help search (idk have we seen her?)
>>19517264"No. I have not. Do you need help in looking for her?"
>>19517264>watching Lancel Lannister running all around the tourney grounds on some errand for the Kingaaaaaa, I couldn't help but laugh.
>>19517295No, not since you saw her in the stands at your joust."That's a shame. If you do see her, bring her back to the Red Keep. Maybe tell Marita Lugus, in case she does show up."
Guys, you know that poison we hound at the hilt of the dagger. I hope you made the connectin. Its the same poison that is used to kill Jon Arryn and Adham Dannett.I think someone tries to frame us for both murders. We should tell this to Ned Stark.
>>19517369Yeah. We should. SPLINTER HO!
Maester Splinter heads out to find Ned Stark, and finds him watching the joust semifinals. You arrive in time to see The Hound dismount in triumph as Jaime Lannister picks himself up from the dust, and Gregor Clegane and Loras Tyrell prepare to tilt at each other.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaIwtO6VWCUWith the victor's and runner up's purses not ready, everyone leaves the stands and you're able to catch up to Ned Stark as he heads back to the Red Keep
>>19517433"Lord Stark. I just realized something of the utmost importance. However, I cannot speak of it in public. Do you have a place somewhere where we can talk without being overheard?"
>>19517455"I don't think there are any places like that in King's Landing, but at least in the Godswood we'll only be overheard by the Old Gods. I will meet you there after I meet with the Small Council."
>>19517507Yes, my Lord, you will want to know about this.
It will be a few hours before Stark will be ready to meet with Splinter. What will you do until then? Do Lord Bulwark or Donatello have plans?
>>19517507"There might not be any time. The future of House Bulwark may hang in the balace, and with it perhaps the fate of you as the Hand. All I can tell you this openly is that it involves how Jon Arynn died."
>>19517547Shit. Too late.>>19517541Donatello. We might as well search for Anya as he really has nothing better to do.
>>19517541Does Lord Bulwark know of the Tears?
>>19517566He does. Splinter told him.
>>19517566Good point. Does he? That could change a lot.
>>19517566Yes, Maester Splinter told him first before being sent to tell Ned Stark. >>19517561Okay, where do you want to look?And no, "In the secret passages below Maegor's Holdfast" isn't appropriate given Donatello's in game knowledge.
>>19517599We need to think like the little girl. The shops?
Who's Anya again?
>>19517541>>19517588Good, but, we need to be cautious. If someone is setting us up, we dont know When they will move.Have enough of our personal guard set up around the Bulwark Manse to make those near believe we are there. Give a letter to one of our men, a trusted one, to send a letter of Splinter that has the Real location of where we hide.The sewers and tunnel under King's landing are large and discrit, and there is also hiding amongst Flea Bottom in smallfolk cloths. We cant 'look' like nobles, even our men must wear peasents garb and sink among the common man.
>>19517614Lets question people who have seen her before shebecame lost.
>>19517655You mean Arya.
>>19517643Not a bad plan.
>>19517655Isn't that Arya?
>>19517655>>19517617Anya is Nod Stenk's daughterAsking around, Donatello finds that Arya had dancing lessons with a Braavosi named Syrio Forrel. You soon learn he is usually found around the River Row markets at the Waterfront.Lord Leonardo and a few of his guards enter their Manse and leave through a service door in servant's garb, hiding out at the Dragonshead Inn on the Street of the Sisters.
>>19517778>Nod StenkI lold.
>>19517778Well, then let's go to the markets. Leo can take care of himself for now, he almost killed a boar with his bare hands. He'll be fine with his guards.
Say, is the text in the OP a summary of all previous events?
>>19517778well lets view and perhaps even attend as prop to those dancing lessons. perhaps some social graces would suit us, Donatello. Father hallways says we are a bit hotheaded, so some culture wont hurt, while we escort arry to her father after lessons are over.as for the Maester bring two or so guards, just in case it is needed- i dont want no ambush killing the hand and a skiny Maester
>>19517827Yeah, pretty much. There's also links to the suptg archives
>>19517872Grand. I'll get around to reading them some time, but that day is not today.
>>19517872>>19517881Also I meant to say thanks but forgot
>>19517850i think thats not a good idea. We should just ask for the girl, since she is our priority now. Sides, Donatello does not strike me as the guy to try learning something if it doesnt involves sheep or his Sword.
>>19517894So you're going down to the Markets to ask Syrio Forel about her? Or asking the people you know around the Tourney Grounds?
>>19517894we can watch it and decide afterwards if we like it...
>>19517918lets see about syrio forrel.it'd be nice to step in on a actual dancing class...
>>19517918Master takes guards with him.We go ask Syrio Forel about her.
>>19517918I imagine that would make the most sense. He should be the last one to have seen her.>>19517919You are right. Still, i think Don was the brave foolish scottish barbarian type with a sheep fetish. Sounds unlikely.
>>19517968Nope, Don is the crazy badass who have sodomized a horse.
Splinter goes off with a few guards, and spends a few hours talking with his fellow Maesters.The markets of King's Landing are busy at any time, and with the Tournament they are filled with merchants and travellers from all the Seven Kingdoms and beyond the Narrow Sea. Captains and merchants haggle over wares, bookmakers shout out odds for the Melee, jugglers and magicians and minstrels perform for the crowds. You look around for a while, and eventually a short man with curled black hair approaches you. "You are looking for me, yes?" he says in a Braavosi accent.
speaking of turtles, what is the possibility of arranging our battle troops in a tercio type unit, with heavy crossbows replacing handguns?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgQDZKP-pmESeem very turtles-ish to me, - add round small shields, like the macedonian phalanx for the pikemen and we have a nice unit of heavy infantry that can really say 'not one step back' by being able to deal with anything in front, flanks or rear.
>>19518032If you are Syrio Forel, then yes. I wanted to ask you some questions. Its about Arya, It seems she is lost, so we are seraching for her. Maybe you can help?
>>19518032"are you a dancing master and do you teach a small girl? what is her name?"if this is syrio forel we can ask where she is, as she is being locked for by her father's man, Jory Cassel.
>>19518042awesome!house bulwark dialect has a faux spanish accent as of now!
>>19518099That sounds better. Seconding
>>19518127what you'd prefer Aussie or kiwi accent?
>>19518144>not British accent for everyone ever in Westeros
>>19518144Nope.>>19518154Not british accent thats for sure.
>>19518144Why do we need an accent? We will probably speak the same as the other people in the fiefdom we belong to.
>>19518156Do you even Charles Dance
>>19518176No i meant, i dont want british accent too, though its fits us better than spanish.
>>19518166we are on a island , probably the closest westerosi island to the free cities and the continent of essos.we most definatly have accent diffrent from the stock westerosi.heck most westerosi have diffident accents even in their own fiefs, since its as big as south america.
>>19518032"Yes. I'm looking for Arya Stark. She's gone missing, and I've heard you may know where she would likely go off to.
>>19518193I always took it we sounded more like South Africans, or the people on the Isle of Man.
>>19518042Well, you'd probably just order your men into the Phalanx, Shield Wall, Square, or Tortoise Shell formations. You'd want men with good discipline, as those complex formations have high Warfare difficulties to perform properly. Your personal guards should be able to do it, but the garrison troops will probably have trouble with it since they're not trained well enough>>19518060>>19518099"I am Syrio Forel, and I do teach Arya Stark the water dance of Braavos. I do not doubt that Eddard's men have trouble finding her. You Westerosi look, but do not see. I am not greatly worried for Arya. She is a smart girl."
>welshmen>ever keeping down anythingDo you guys even history?>>19518250"Look but do not see? What kind of... oh bloody hell, with all due respect, sir, aren't you supposed to keep an eye on Arya while you teach her? Regardless, we need to find her. Do you know where she is?"
>>19518250Then help us finding her. His father is worried. And knowing her better than us, your help would be invaluable.
>>19518250"Really? You aren't worried about her? Even smart people make foolish choices and do foolish things on occasion."
>>19518250 i was thinking more allong the way of combined arms in the same unit. crossbowmen, swordsmen and pikemen, changing ranks and columns as according to situation and orders.- its basically what allowed the tercio to fight of almost any other kind of formation off, up until the advent of the gun line. but yeah we most likely need more warfare ranks and more discipline for it.Now for the reply."does that mean that you know where she is? since you see while i am just gazing?"
>>19518271This, if only because it fits donny better
>>19518250I see well then how are you enjoying the torment (make small talk)
>>19518351>enjoying the tormentOh God what
>>19518271"Just so. A man seeks his betrothed, but she dresses as one it is not polite to notice. A married woman meets with her lover, but nobody notices as he uses another name. And you have been accused of things you did not do. Arya's dancing lessons are done for the day, and I set her to doing exercises, so she will be light as a feather and quick as a snake. Westerosi do not appreciate Braavosi teaching, so perhaps she hides from some unhappy Septon or guard."
>>19518363there is public torture as a show in westeros. in the markets. free display!people even pay or rent it by the hour to be or torment others!
>>19518397the words, it hurts.
>>19518397Well, its not appreciating, just skeptism. Anyway thanks for your help, i guess.
>>19518397"You seem to trust the Bulwarks quite fast for a man who's not Westerosi by birth. I thank you for this, but really, I need to find Arya, so if you could please direct me to the general location where she is performing these exercises, I would be grateful."Then mumble under our breath:"Can't quite see why you need to exercise to dance, but what do I know, I'm about at dancing as a pig with its feet tied to a pole"
>>19518397"Wait... that whore with Tolson... THAT'S the Dannett girl?"MIND BLOWN. Or Donnie having a foolish moment.
>>19518451Go with this.
>>19518325Probably the best way to do that is having archers near some infantry, and having them move in front of or behind them as necessary. Leonardo and Donatello have pretty good warfare and could probably get Trained units to be flexible enough to fight like a Tercio most of the time, and Elite units almost all the time.
>>19518468So first upon returning to shell, we double the trainning schedule.
>>19518485Good plan. Actually, Leo should send a Raven to Casey telling him to do just that.
>>19518431>>19518397translation:Ned Stark and his wife. Littlefinger perhaps is the lover, since he has another name (but it could be the kingslayer, since that is another mane too) and we are being set up.why is a swordmaster also dr. in psychology, deduction and sociology?
>>19518453Syrio smiles. "Just so.">>19518451"In the Red Keep, of course."
Guys. we should have a contingency plan for when shit hits the fan and Stannis goes for King's Landing. The Bulwarks will not sail for Stannis, will they?
>>19518500Still, i would actually favor a military style, close to legions.
>>19518507We will not. In game reasons are that we arent willing to accept lord of light as our god.
>>19518506Wait, FUCK! Dannetts daughter is whoring herself? WHY?
>>19518506"Alright. If she's in the Red Keep, then I guess she is fine."Time to go find that missing Dannett. We can take her as insurance that nothing will be planned against us. Hostage time. And time for Donnie to scare the SHIT out of people.
>>19518506"Oh. The Red Keep? Well I suppose if she's there, it's fine. Thanks for your help, Forel.">>19518530To hide in plain sight, obviously.
>>19518537Uh, if we start taking hostages, we're going to look very guilty and start some nasty shit with the Dannetts.
>>19518507Why would we? We follow the Seven and the Great Atun, Turtle of the Island. We'd support Stannis if he ordered us to, but we aren't sending troops.
>>19518537No, we would lose Neds support if he were to learn, not to mention it would make us look like criminals.>>19518542That doesnt make sense. Why she is hiding?
>>19518501The First Sword of Braavos must know how to read a man
>>19518552If we don't sail for Stannis, he will see us as traitors. And then, he'll besiege the Shell. Or at the very least get all uppity and strip us of our lands (officially).All I'm saying is, we need a plan in case he decides to fuck us over. Or else the Bussards will get what's left.
>>19518550Hostage until we can return her to her family. Or we propose a marriage. End the feud by tying our blood together.
>>19518537It would be nice to find her. But preferably dont take her hostage... Who knows, maybe we can strike a deal with her, she seems to be on the run from her family.
>>19518569True. We'll have to send troops I guess, and hope they don't die.And he'll have bigger things to worry about than a house that doesn't send troops into battle for him if it goes down like it did.
>>19518557Thinking for a moment, you remember that Adham Dannett was here with a fat old merchant named Rubin Piper, who was to marry Iris Dannett. Perhaps she didn't want to marry an obese man twice her age, or at least not one without a great title?
>>19518572wot"Oh hey guys, we're just here, kidnapping your daughter, despite claiming we don't do that kind of shit. Aren't we just so awesome you want to ally with us?"If we tell the Dannetts that we found their daughter getting fucked like a 2-dragon whore, they'll get mad I wager. This information doesn't need to be acted on immediately, I'd say.I don't quite remember the dilemma so much though, so I'm probably going to defer to your judgement unless something really strange (like fucking kidnapping) comes up.
>>19518561do we have any daughters or young women the water dance see if we can get lesions for them
>>19518569Who the fuck are the Bussards?And its simple, we are at Neds side on this one. If we manage to make him survive. Stannis wouldnt be a problem.
>>19518606Would make sense. A man seeks his betrothed, but she disguises as one not customary to notice. A man's looking for his wife who's dressed up as a poor woman/beggar/whore/other lowlife scum and thus is not noticed.Quite simple, actually.
>>19518613We do have one young daughter, yes, but she's in the Shell.Also, none of our characters know what water dancing is. Still, saving Syrio from his untimely death would be nice.
>>19518609How about we offer her refuge in good faith within the Shell?
>>19518606Thats fucking IT. Guys, we could give Iris the freedom the she wants, and save her from whoring herself. That way, we gain an ally from Dannets.
>>19518512tercios are the evolution of legions.while legion formation used only one type of troop, tercios used three / two tipe in the same mass unit,a big block of spearmen forming a square with empty middle and backed up by swordsmen and ranged troops in mobile small subunits that could enter and exit amongs the ranks to fire at other infantry masses or skirmish under the pikewall.usualy in dragons tooth formation (now used the term Hedgehog defence), similar to the roman maniples.but since a tercio has a thirt or a half of its troops missile troops, when the enemy got between the tercios they got crossfired from their front and flanks, and the tercios did not have to move to pike them, thus maintaing the battle line.
>>19518351fucking auto correct meant tournament
>>19518645of course the tercio is intended to be supported by cavalry to flush out stragglers between them, so they dont have to divide focus, and guard the battle line flanks.and artillery- but artillery does not exist in westeros.
>>19518643If by freedom you mean taking her back with us to our Doom Fort if she wants to come, I'm all for it.Fuck the Dannetts. They started this shit. They deserve whatever comes to them.
>>19518642It's not impossible, since the Shell isn't far from King's Landing, maybe a couple of days off, but come on. If we take her with us we're going to further antagonize the Dannetts. Look, I'm all for free choice of spouses and shit, but the Dannetts evidently aren't, and we can't afford to make enemies with them.>>19518667The Dannetts are idiots, not evil.Hanlon's razor, my friend.
>>19518667Not forcing. Give her an option. Tell her we would shield her and hide her, no strings attached. She would have her freedom.
>>19518683Actually we do. If they make the first move. They would be the criminals. Thus they would fall from grace. That way, we can get their wealth and lands.
>>19518713If we take their daughter, that's the first move. I know it would technically be freeing her, but that's not how everyone else would see it. Twisting actions to look different than what they are is very, very easy.BUT, this quest is supposed to run on democracy, and the majority obviously wants to do it, so I say let's go for it. I'm opposed, but I'm not going to hold up the quest just because I have a differing opinion.
>>19518643>>19518643yeah lets do this , offer her sanctuary in the shell, but lets not tell them about it., at least not until the marriage thing blows over she ran from home for a reason, and if they know about her whereabouts they will insist she respects her houses obligations and contracts.
>>19518613Yes, little April Bulwark, who hasn't been statted yet.
>>19518748I vote for making her a tactical genius
>>19518741Then we get Iris to testify, talk on our behalf. She would do it since she would be gratefull to us, thwarthing Dannetts efforts.
>>19518748at least smart
>>19518729WAIT! SOMEONE CREATED A HOUSE JUST BUECAUSE THEY ARE MAD AT OURS? DAFUQ?
>>19518748 >>19518759dancing time
>>19518773Hey, I'm not saying it can't work, I'm just saying it probably won't, but let's find her and offer he safe haven.>>19518783The Bussards are cool, buzz off.
>>19518798Doesnt seem so bro.
>>19518783Nah, that was just a fun way to grab attention.The thread will show you that the Bussards really are no threat to the Bulwarks, though they are an interesting house in their own way.
>>19518783I actually like their fluff. Ours is What's Left. Grim as fuck house.
>>19518813I would love it if the Bussards existed in some way in the Bulwark version of Westeros.They're a cool house and great, understandable antagonists.
Since April is back in The Shell, and we're not exactly going to send for her to join the melee, I was thinking we wait to stat her until the tourney's over.It looks like everyone's agreeing to talk to Lya, aka Iris Dannett, so Donatello heads to the Greentree Inn. You find Ser Joris up and about, regaling people with the story of his victory over the Fox Knight and accepting free meals in lieu of the drinks Maester Splinter's forbidden him while he's on Milk of the Poppy and Firemilk. Asking around you discover Lya is at the Jade Springs, a nearby brothel.
>>19518836They do, it's just that Lysa and Milklips are keeping them up in the Vale in case of Lannisters. Of course, that makes them an even better potential adversary, for reasons that are spoilers to showfags.
>>19518909Ho ho, ho.
>>19518880Time to go and 'hire' her, and when in private, spring that we know who she is, and that we wish to help her.
>>19518880Well, we go talk to her?
>>19518880lets patronage her for a bit then 'conveniently' recognize her after it... a good way to break the ice and definitely something what I think of Donatello might do. a last tumble in case she agrees to leave her life as a whore.
>>19518829>>19518836Shit, they are actually cool. Its sad what happened to them. So what House Bullwark thinks of Bussards?
>>19518926>>19518928sounds like a plan.win-win in any case.
>>19518947The who?I assume. We're not really that close to them. We'd probably like their doom fort though.
>>19518964I meant bussards. Their tale is a sad one.
>>19518947They are filthy upstarts that had the audacity to abuse the Friendliness of another clan to take their fortress. Clans like them tried to assault the Shell numerous times in the past, and always they were thrown back. They shall come. They shall break their beaks upon The Shell.
>>19518978Exactly. We'd probably be like "The who?"
>>19519007I thought us to be more mercifull. You know, having big, warm heart beneath our iron shell.
>>19518928well lets go and bed a noble whore and then offer to rescue the damsel.we can also let it be implied that others will find out about her true identity eventually , especially in kings landing, while in the shell, its kind of hard to end up nose in nose with somone of her family, while the port always brings about interesting people from Essos.
Donatello meets with Iris, who smiles politely at him. "I know who you are, My Lord. Bryan Telson has told me all about you and your father."
>>19519023Well yes, but the Bussards are a small house without much influence. The Bulwarks simply wouldn't know who they are.
>>19519058Voting for charming her.Charismatic mode on.
>>19519081Ditto. We want her to WANT to come to our awesome doom fort where she can tell her family to fuck off.
>>19519096Also making her fall in love with Don would be a bonus.
>>19519058"And I know who you are, My Lady. Please, I do apologize for my brashness, but I have heard of your plight, and I find it quite sad you must resort to such vile means to elude captivity by an adipose and unreasonable man, such as Rubin Piper. You know quite well of the Bulwarks, I hope? I can offer you a safe haven, My Lady, a place where you can be free to live as a proper Lady should, without fear of servitude to an unreasonable family that hears not your wishes. If it please you, you may come with the Bulwarks to the Shell."How is this, guys? Wasn't quite sure whether to woo her or just convince her, so it got quite stale.
>>19519110True. Another insult to the Dannetts. Their own daughter falling for the heir of the house they accused of raiding them. "Oh, we raided something of yours, just not your villages. It was your daughter."
>>19519117>safe haven, My Lady, a place where you can be free to live as a proper Lady should, without fear of servitude to an unreasonable family that hears not your wishes. If it please you, you may come with the Bulwarks to the Shell."Quite good but we should be more indirrect. More suave, if you know what i mean.>>19519135Followed by infamous trollface of House Bullwark.
>>19519135That sounds mean, like we raped her. Something more along the lines of:"Oh, we have no need to raid your villages, my good lords. What we covet comes to us without any effort on our part."Bam, in a sentence, we make their women sound like cheap whores who love the big manly turtles
>>19519156And another trollface.
>>19519153Hmm...We could just cut the last part off and replace it with, I 'unno:"I hear I'm excellent company, My Lady. In fact, quite a few people long for the presence of a Bulwark. One such as you needn't even ask, of course."
>>19519176No, i meant about exposing her.
>>19519117"Ser, I have been here for months, and had many men express undying devotion. And my father had no special reason to object to marriage with them. Would you truly take me away from this life? Have you had your father agree to it?"
>>19519187But that isn't what you said at all!
>>19519200I meant we shouldnt let her know that we know who she really is. Lets toy with her a bit...but nevermind, seems its better this way.
>>19519199"Yes we would take you away. My father would be more than happy to have you as his guest. It would be an honor for us to hide you within our Shell in your hour of need."
>>19519199"These wretches? Men? My Lady, I fear your standards may have suffered while under this guise. My father would never object to having such a lovely young Lady as you as our honored guest, especially not when he would be doing you such a service."
>>19519176>In fact, quite a few people long for the presence of a Bulwark.Littlefinger leans out from behind the doorframe. "And many horses too, I hear" before going back to the business of instructing Ros to give a Summer Islander the shockerlol jk, but he totally would say that if he was there.
>>19519258I love Littlefinger.
>>19519258"At least I'm not named after my penis! There, I said it, ya limp-dicked motherfucker."God damn it there's just no beating Littlefinger.
>>19519258I LOLD! DAMN YOU OP!
>>19519258And if he was there"IT WAS ONLY ONE HORSE AND I WAS DRUNK AT THE TIME. I THOUGHT IT WAS YOUR MOTHER."
>>19519283>I THOUGHT IT WAS YOUR MOTHERohloardy
>>19519283Hold upDid we do... something with a horse, or is this purely comedy
>>19519309Donatello once sodomized a horse. We don't talk about it.
>>19519309Well there is a rumour that Donatello sodomized a horse, just for shit and giggles.
>>19519317>>19519322Well I'll be
>>19519309Actual background. It's our disturbing habit. We never let people forget that we accidentally sodimized a horse. It factors into our Intimidate."Nice horse you have there. Shame if someone was to sodomize it."
>>19519225"You are a kind man, and I know an honourable one, but my heart is too fragile to hope for anything but what is certain. Speak with your father, have him give his word, and I will leave this place and come live with you."You're beginning to get to like Iris. She's suffered so much but she's still got hope that life might get better.
>>19519342"Come with me. If my father hears it from you, he is much more likely to accept.
>>19519342"My Lady, while we have told none other than you, the fact that we have become knowledgeable of your identity means someone else must also. Littlefinger or Varys, certainly. Take great effort to hide yourself. Show up at [X] tomorrow at noon, and I will send word for you, if it please you."
>>19519367I take back what I said and vote for >>19519367
what happened to the over intricate plan of bedding her and then offering her a sanctuary at the shell?also , while the whole many men professing their undying love is quaint and all, she should not we did not do such a thing.we offered her a place to get away, not a wedding. perhaps a job as a handmaiden or whatever.
>>19519367Vote for this will proposing to add something like,"then do not hope, but trust. Trust me."
>>19519387Ooh, that's a good one
>>19519385Actually we offered her to be our guest, not handmaiden. And we dont intend to bed her, it was just a joke.
>>19519387Oh yeah. That's perfect.
>>19519368>>19519367yes, and we have to cart her to the shell right now if she wants to get away, or everyone else of importance will know of her identity, considering how kings landing works.offer her a position in court as advisor or whatever, so it does not seem she is our mistress, nor our hostage.
>>19519393Glad you liked it.
>>19519406We can send her to shell with Don, after the melee.
So you're taking her to see your father?
>>19519117damn, i go for a shower and we have not laid with the whore.bugger.> we can do it after we save herIts not the same!
>>19519420It kind of needs to be now, if we want it to be done without somone getting in the way.>>19519425and yes, it would have been a nice trope inversion if we bedded the damsel before rescuing her. - but tripfags have a tendency to default on the paladin side.
>>195194411 sec late.
>>19519423yup. and father will have her on a ship in less then five minutes, before anyone can react.
>>19519447We dont need to hurry. We can hie her for a time.
>>19519463We can't hire her NOW. Now it'd seem dishonest. We should've done it before, yeah.
>>19519447Hardly see how it would help, bedding her before we do our thing. There's plenty of actual whores.
>>19519473Oh, hide. Thought you meant hire.
>>19519461With either Donnie or him. I vote Donnie. Splinter needs to stay around. Leo should also.
>>19519494Nope, we cant get sex for free after we rescue her.
>>19519463hide her?and what if littlefinger or Varys finds it it is in his interest for Donnett to find we are hiding her, or the ones scheming to get our two houses to feud manage to inform Donnett about it while we all ar in kings landing.no we need to have her in the shell post haste, so that no one in kings landing can have hard proof of us harbouring her (hard proof being only personal affects or herself).
You head to the Bulwark Manse, but do not find your father. A guardsman hands you a letter intended for Maester Splinter, and asks that you reseal it with your signet afterwards. It explains that to avoid assassins, he has disguised himself and is hiding at the Dragonshead Inn, near the Dragonpit. You continue towards there, but on the Street of sisters Orten Lugus appears. "Hello...Lya. I have to tell you something urgently and in private."
>>19519507so she will still be a whore in the shell? nice plan Faceless...our own personal whore.Id have preferred we go with the suggested hire her for a night then ship her to the shell where she gets a respectable job idea swimming about, but you are more depraved and know how to kick Donnet in the Gonads when they are down.
>>19519509You are right. There is the friggin Littlefinger spying around.
>>19519528I was joking bro.
>>19519526"Bugger off."Roll to intimidate?
>>19519526oh ,well complication already found us before we could put her on a boat to the shell. fuck.what was i saying about doing this fast before anyone can intercept us?
>>19519526Sorry but Miss Lya has a date with me so would you please allow us?
>>19519539Yep, 4d6, keep the top 3.
>>19519545Hopefully, if we have to we can kill him in an alley. No one will notice him missing for a while. And it will throw a nice wrench in the Lannister plans.
rolled 6, 3, 3, 1 = 13>>19519556
rolled 1, 1, 4, 3 = 9>>19519556intrigue?social something. donatello doesn't know shit like this, make way!
rolled 4, 2, 5, 5 = 16>>19519556roll
rolled 2, 1, 6, 2 = 11>>19519556I fear I am missing something here. Who is this Orten chappie?
>>19519564I am glad that i have rolled first this time.
>>19519572A Lannister. Guy's very untrustworthy.
>>19519586I see. My appreciations.Do we not like the Lannisters, then? A shame, to be sure.
>>19519600Oh, we don't mind Lannisters that much. This one killed the Fox Knight before we could get him to testify, though, along with a couple of other things.
>>19519600We dont like untrusthworthy assholes.
>>19519612>>19519607Oh, well, that makes sense.Potential hijinks with Tywin in the future? That I would enjoy.
>>19519621Maybe, though broing it up with Tyrion would be better.
>>19519621You mean Tyrion. Tywin is an utter bastard. Tyrion bitchslaps Joeffry and is awesome. And bitchslaps Joeffry. Did I mention he bitchslapped Joeffry?
>>19519636>>19519638Eh, I prefer Tywin.>opinions
"Oh Orten, you lovestruck fool. Your little Jonquil shall bathe with you when this matter is dealt with, I promise.""This is serious," Orten replies. "I wouldn't put you in this position if it wasn't. I think your life is in danger." He gestures at you with his eyes. "You have to come with me, now!"
>>19519663"I said to go away, you scheming little leech. She won't come to harm under the shield of the Bulwarks."Intimidate again?
rolled 3, 1, 1, 1 = 6>>19519685rolling just in case
rolled 1, 3, 3, 1 = 8>>19519692rerollan
rolled 1, 6, 2, 5 = 14>>19519692Oh God
rolled 2, 1, 3, 2 = 8>>19519685
>>19519692Should we spend our last destiny point?
>>19519692>>19519663the Gm requested no Roll. dont acknowledge this fool!where is that Mr.T ghif when i need it?
>>19519685Yep, same roll. And you're right, Donatello is terrible at social things. He gets 3d6 keeping 2 for any persuasion other than the strongarm kind.
>>19519692>>19519696It seems my luck has dried off. OP pls dont take my rolls. Anyway guys, i am going to sleep. See you later.
rolled 4, 3, 5, 5 = 17>>19519708My last roll. Trying to redeem myself.
rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5>>19519708Fine. Lets try the diplomatic approach.
rolled 5, 2, 5 = 12>>19519708
>>19519719REDEMPTION!Anyway, good night everybody.
>>19519719I think ye did, mate.
>>19519719Oh thank the lord. Spend the fate point to lock that one in.
>>19519719Oh wait, that's 4d6. Which means >>19519724is going to be taken. Which means we're fucked.
>>19519731It feels good bro.
>>19519735I rolled for intimidate which 4d6 unless we go with diplomacy.
>>19519724>>19519727Guys, lets keep to intimidate. And use this >>19519719
>>19519746I'm saying we go with intimidate. And if that fails, we're dragging Iris with us. We need to get her out of the city as fast as possible. Willing or not.
>>19519719Orten looks somewhat worried by your threat. "Please, my lady. Think of your brother!"A look of grief overcomes Iris' face for a moment. "Donatello, excuse me. I want to hear what Orten has to say."
>>19519775So be it my lady. But please be quick. We are risking being found out with every second.Stay close to Iris, on alert, ready for anything suspicious. Also be ready to kill Orten if he tries to kill Iris.
>>19519775Alright, we're gonna make sure no one ambushes us.
>>19519775"No. You need to get out of Kings Landing as soon as possible. Orten is slowing us down. Something is up. I don't like it."Persuasion for Iris."Go away Orten. I have a feeling you were involved in the accusations against our house"Intimidate for this.
rolled 1, 6, 3, 6 = 16>>19519811Intimidation roll
rolled 3, 4, 2 = 9>>19519811Persuasion roll
>>19519811uh, that's very direct. Also we have no proof.
rolled 4, 4, 5 = 13>>19519815GREAT SUCCESS!My roll for persuasion.
>>19519775"You very well know what is going to happen if you dont continue our path. - you will be back to the thing you ran from."And If Orten makes a wrong move lets cut him down! I am sick of this talky man.
>>19519825The shield was taken from the Lugus. Who said it was stolen?
>>19519832Uh, murder? Really?
>>19519805Orten and Iris retreat into an alley. They whisper to each other, sparing suspicious glances at you. Orten seems concerned and conflicted, while Iris is first sad, then shocked, and finally angry. They walk back towards the Street of the Sisters, trying to leave the alley as far from you as possible and seeming to head south, away from your destination.
>>19519815>>19519821>>19519811Nice rolls.but lets use." We have our path that we must take. continue on yours, and dont be a diversion/obstacle(is there a synonym in westerosi that cant be used whichever way? )."
rolled 6, 3, 2 = 11>>19519852THIS HAS GONE POORLY
Sorry, I should have waited for longer before responding. Still, your choice is the same whether or not they get to talk first. Let Orten and Iris walk away, or draw steel.
>>19519852Fuck. Go and grab Iris. Forcibly if we need to. We need to get her out of the city. If Orten tries anything, gut him.
>>19519852No. consensus is that we would not let orten fuck this thing up!belay that!
>>19519852Following them would be the obvious move, but he'll probably try to ambush us. Donatello will most likely die, unless he can hold his own against whatever Orten throws at us.>>19519872watNo killing unless they attack first, damn it.>>19519871That's silly, and smells of railroading.
>>19519871well, we have ourselves and iris walk away, forcing orten to draw steel first.then bullrush him, gut him with our dagger and finally butfuck his corpse. perhaps leave the last one out as we need to get to the ship.still its better then having him alineate our person from Iris with lies and deception, and we can make her understand that he is a distraction meant to foster strife and do her harm.
>>19519913if he does not draw steel then that much better, considering we had two, no three sucessful intimidation rolls - the last one skipped by the railroading GM.
>>19519892Well, not draw steel necessarily, but she does want to talk with Orten. Either stop her going into the alley with him forcibly, stop them walking away together forcibly, or let them go (possibly following)And it's not so much railroading as Donatello being really shit at social stuff and a few bad rolls. It could have gone another way, but you didn't scare Orten off before he convinced Iris.
rolled 6, 5, 5, 1 = 17>>19519931Stealth roll, let's follow.
>>19519931Not letting him talk to her without us listening is the only thing that makes sense. Letting him talk to her in secret is hella stupid.
>>19519931Stop them walking away forcibly."Whatever you want to say Orten, say it here. I have a feeling you're trying to harm my house and those who seek it's protection."
>>19519931>>19519931we could beat orten up- he is smaller than us and a few head butts and some nice stomps should put him our of commission for some time. - although we would have to arrange that he be finished off afterwards by someone, with what happened in the ally not getting to anyone else.dead men tell no tales after all.
>>19519972>Implying we'll not be out of the city by then.
>>19519956>>19519943this sounds the only way we can avoid killing orten.but at any rate he is already butfucking us, and the more he talks the more his chances go up in the butfucking process.we are not a talky one, we are a hulk samsh one. and we should get to smashing this talky man.
YOU CAN'T JUST KILL PEOPLE FOR BEING SUSPICIOUS GUISE
Alright, consensus seems to be you grab Iris' arm and walk off with her. Orten screams "Help! He's attacking that woman! Help!" and draws his blade. A young man, who you recognise as one of Dannett's squires, steps out of the crowd waving his sword at you.Seeing at three armed men, the smallfolk part around you to avoid harm and get a better look.
rolled 3, 1, 4, 1 = 9>>19520014OK, WE'LL FIGHT THEN.
>>19519979that is not the problemthe problem is that the heir of house bulwark beat up a bannerman of house lannister and that one is a witness in said heir to house bulwark abducting lady iris.so yeah, dead men tell no tales.Orten must die.- he has shown his colours as our enemy and must be disposed off accordingly.
rolled 6, 6, 4, 6 = 22>>19520025>>19520014FUCK NOT WITH THOSE ROLLS
>>19520014"That man is lying! Tell them of his lies, Lya!"Draw our weapon of course.
>>19520034Sweet jesus those digits...
>>19520014Tell her to run for the inn, don't stop for anything. Draw our sword. "You want to start something you craven fuck Orten? I'll damn well finish it."
>>19520037>LyaIt would be funny if this was pronounced "ly-a" because then it would sould like 'liar'Ha ha ha
>>19520014we are in a crowded place?damn.let iris go and face Orten. tell iris to choose her destiny- obviously we do not abduct her now that there are witnesses but aid her.its all about the show and the public.
>>19520043>>19520053yeah this seems the best of actions.
>>19520061heh, if we manage to kill Orten, we may even claim that we have found Lya in his hiding/as his hostage and were hoping to bring her back to her family.obviously he attacked us, and we had to defend ourselves, Lya running away scared of Orten and her foolish and halfwitted vilanous family.
http://cbe005.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23Turtle&server=irc.mibbit.netget in the irc.
You strike Orten hard across the arm, and feel your sword clang against mail. His own strike is weak, and you don't think it'll even bruise you. The squire, however, is a strong young man and grief has made him ferocious. He swings wildly against your belly, and winds you for a moment.Iris, meanwhile, is fleeing from the scene. It looks like she's headed North, to the Dragonshead Inn.
rolled 2, 5, 6, 1 = 14>>19520130Let's end this and follow.
>>19520160Who are you attacking?
rolled 4, 5, 6, 3 = 18>>19520130Cry out "Orten, you treacherous bastard! You came armed for war when we wished for peace!"Cut him in half!
>>19520130Did anyone say to hit Orten? Damn it man
rolled 2, 1, 2, 2 = 7>>19520167The squire.
rolled 5, 3, 3, 6 = 17shit Orten up.the squire may not have recognized Lya. but Orten is the fuckwitt
>>19520176You strike the squire along the arm and he cries out in pain, blood seeping through his clothing. He manages to make a glancing blow on you, and Orten steps to your side and cuts into your shoulder.
rolled 4, 1, 3, 3 = 11>>19520286Swing at Orten
>>19520286The squire is pacified, I trust?
rolled 6, 1, 2, 5 = 14>>19520286Bisect Orten.
>>19520312No blood damn it! We don't want the goldcloacks on our asses.
rolled 4, 1, 5, 4 = 14>>19520332No, fuck you, Not One Step Back, he started shit, now he's gonna pay for it.
>>19520346Not One Step Back doesn't mean "hurp durp kill niggers who get uppity"
>>19520332He drew first. He's at fault. Not one step back.
dis gone be gode.*goes to get popkern*
>>19520346Hit with the flat side of the blade knock him out. And get on our way.
rolled 5, 5, 3, 2 = 15>>19520363It's 2 on 1, they want our heads. That's their version of "Uppity".
>>19520297Orten draws a dagger and manages to block your blow, barely. You're much stronger and he only turns your blade, taking a clout to the head for his trouble. He's quick though, and manages to slash your leg. The squire has dropped his sword and is cradling his arm, stepping away from the fight.
rolled 3, 3, 5, 3 = 14>>19520395Pommel smash Orten's face, I want answers.
>>19520395...blocking with a dagger?Are you fucking serious?Blocking a fucking bastard sword with a fucking dagger?Have you ever been in an actual fight? As a man who used to LARP with steel weapons, I can tell you, you simply can't block a fucking hand-and-a-half with a dagger. Not unless the guy wielding the bastard's an idiot and a weakling.Oh well.
>>19520404Both of you are hurt and tiring. Your blades clang against each other, but neither can land a strike.
rolled 3, 6, 1, 6 = 16>>19520440Deliver a thunder kick to the crotch.
rolled 6, 4, 2, 2 = 14>>19520439Back handed swing man. >>19520440Again, spend a destiny point. We're hitting this fucker no matter what. If he dies, he dies.
>>19520458Seconding glorious thunder kick
>>19520439Exactly, it didn't work. If I gave you the impression that Orten has no idea what he's doing, then that's completely accurate
>>19520477Oh, sorry, misread
>>19520458Lets go with this.
You kick Orten, and striking his codpiece turn it into a knee to the guts, following through by stiking his back with the pommel of your sword. He wheezes, and tries to get to his feet, struggling to get away from you. Off in the distance you hear the Goldcloaks shouting for people to make way
rolled 2, 1, 6, 6 = 15>>19520533Knee him in the face and start dragging him into an ally.
>>19520533Well we have proof from the commoners that they drew weapons first, and the Goldcloaks aren't under the rule of the Lannisters just yet...
>>19520538>into an ally>ally
>>19520533Throw some gold into the crowd and make your exit to the left.
>>19520533put away our sword "will you PLEASE STOP TRYING TO KILL ME "
>>19520547Spelling isn't my strong suit.
>>19520538Wait. So we're going to grab him by the hair, force his face into our oncoming knee, and then drag him into an alley? I don't think the goldcloaks are going to like the last bit.
Okay, I need consensus here. Orten is at your mercy and trying to get away. There's a crowd of people watching, and the Goldcloaks are coming. What do you do?
Just leave him alone until the Goldcloaks arrive and we can tell them that as a noble lord, we will handle this ourselves. The commoners can testify that he drew his blade first.
>>19520589What about the lady? And dealing with the goldcloaks will cost us time
>>19520579Smash his face in with our knee. We aren't going to let him get up. Also shout "Why did you try to kill her Orten!"
>>19520605The lady won't go further than we can find her.>>19520618Smashing his face in is excessive, but the other part is definitely a good idea.
Whether or not you let him get up, he won't be able to get far. The smallfolk don't want either of you to leave before the goldcloaks come, but you are the only one with a sword still standing.
>>19520662"Move out of my way now, or be struck down."
>>19520662I'm still voting we make sure he doesn't get up. He started this. We're damn well finishing it. Painfully. We won't kill him, but smashing his teeth in should send a lesson. DON'T. FUCK. WITH. HOUSE BULWARK.
>>19520672What?No!Are you insane?
>>19520697I'm going to say yes he is
>>19520695We can make certain he doesn't flee, but like hell are we going to brutalize him. That'll just make us look like psychos to the Goldcloaks as well as the commoners.
>>19520697Yes.Kick Orten in the face as hard as possible and get to Lya.
>>19520662Lets the goldcloacks take him and his squire, the crowd can make it clear that he was the one who drew his blade first.
>>19520709It also sends a strong message. We don't back down. We will never back down. You start something, we will make you FUCKING pay in blood for your actions. We're the Snapping Turtle. Try and touch us and you'll lose a few fingers.
A small troop of Goldcloaks arrive, the people dispersing to let them through. They carry away Orten, who couldn't resist if he wanted to, and the Dannett squire willingly goes with them, still in shock. Their leader looks at you and says "Come on. We're taking the lot of you to the Red Keep."
>>19520777What for, officer? I was merely defending myself? I'm sure that's not illegal.
>>19520777How corrupt does the leader seens to be?
>>19520777Do this >>19520788
>>19520788This, and let's switch POV to Leo.
>>19520796He's the leader, so probably very. This is the middle of a crowded street, though.>>19520788"So you say. His Grace will be the judge of that."
>>19520833I have done no wrongs, I was attacked by two men, and I shall explain infront of His Grace with a clear conscience.(We're killing this fucker later)
>>19520833Get close to him, non threatening like.Hand him some of the dragons from our Archery winnings (assuming we still have them) And tell him that the grace can decide this with out us.
>>19520833Go peacefully, we can request for lord Stark to vouch for us. And we will be free to go in no time.
>>19520826Sure. Donatello doesn't really have any choices here.Leonardo is sitting at the bar when Lya, the courtesan, bursts into the Dragonshead Inn. She runs to him and says "Lord Bulwark! Your son said he wanted to marry me and we were coming here to ask your blessing but then Orten wanted to talk with me and Donatello wouldn't let him so they're fighting in the street!"
>>19520896"Who the hell are you?"
>>19520896Oh, fuck.And people thought the Cat kidnapping Tyrion in a crowded inn was bad...
>>19520853He takes the money, and loudly says "No, I'm afraid we have to take you in. It's my duty to protect the King's peace."
>>19520916No wait:"Who in the seven hells are you?"
>>19520903I live in England, Birmingham, I've seen people stabbed in the street for dirty looks. But yeah, the Goldcloak for >>19520920 that and Orten for fucking with us.
>>19520920Fucking hell. Fucking.... hell??Fucking. Hell.This is why I don't do quest threads ._.
>>19520916"I am Iris Dannett, daughter of Lord Alfric Dannett. I was betrothed to a man I did not love and fled my home, but was forced into a life of shame. Your son promised to bring me back to The Shell to live a life befitting a lady."
>>19520984"Come now child, just because he offered you a life better than that of forced marriage, it does not mean he asked for your hand in marri- did you say Dannett?"
>>19520951Dude, a bunch of people are watching. He's not just going to mysteriously change his mind after you walked suspiciously close to him.
>>19520951Because you're retarded and don't understand how reality works? Even taking the bribe, he'd have to let us go somewhere else. Offering it to him in public is also a retarded idea.
>>19521010"Yes, Dannett. I know our houses have had trouble, but I do not blame your son for my Brother's death. Adham lived and died a true knight. His pride wouldn't allow him to change his mind once he'd decided you were responsible, and his honour wouldn't allow him to back down no matter how ill he was."
>>19521047Donnie does have the "Foolish" quality.
>>19521057Lets just say he was acting on character.
>>19521048"I understand. Not one step back. Where are they fighting, child? I should probably do something about this."Wasn't Leo supposed to have an audience with the Hand?
>>19521048"Then we need to get my son then. You said he was fighting with Orten? Why in the seven hells?"
>>19521070That was Splinter. We should probably check on that.
>>19521070He did, and already had it last thread. Maester Splinter's going to meet with him in the Godswood though."Down the Street of the Sisters."
>>19521095"Explain to me what in the seven hells is going on while we walk. Why are they fighting?"
>>19521079"They're fighting over me. Orten said he had something urgent and important to tell me, and Donatello didn't want us to talk, so Orten drew his blade and called him a kidnapper."
>>19521133"We're going to need that testimony. Orten Lugus is a fat, ballless fool. He'd never best Don in a fight. I can only pray he didn't go overboard. Come on, child."
>>19521133"That... is very suspicious of Orten. First he stabs the Fox Knight, then he tries to kill my son. You did come here of your own free will, correct?"
>>19521165"Of course I did. I can never return home, and my brother is dead. What could anyone possibly threaten me with?"
>>19521185So wait, she is the heir to her house?
>>19521185Death, torture, slavery, for starters.
>>19521213More like she will inherit absolutely nothing because her parents have disowned her.,
>>19521213As far as you know, she has no living siblings. Her father's brothers are all dead, killed in Robert's Rebellion.
>>19521251Still, her claim is good. Better kept her around but don't get her marriage to anyone just yet.
>>19521265Is she hot?
>>19521310Hush you, we have more important madders to take care of.
>>19521310She's eighteen years old and works as an expensive escort. So, probably.
>>19521330Back on topic, is Splinter meeting Ned right now?
>>19521466More or less, yeah. Splinter enters the Godswood, where Ned is sitting in quiet contemplation. You notice he no longer wears the Hand pin."It's good you showed up. I am returning to Winterfell tomorrow morning, and as I pass the Trident I can send a rider to my sister-in-law, Lysa."
>>19521536"Is something wrong?"
>>19521568"I disagreed with the King, and am no longer his hand. I am sorry, but to say any more would be treason."
>>19521594Well, it probably saved your life, Ned. Quick, off to Winterfell before you can get that position back!
>>19521594"I understand. However, I have very important information. Do you know of Tears of Lys?"
>>19521594Invite him and his family to castle Bulwark in the event of anything unfortunate
>>19521594"I see. I am sorry. If I may be so bold to say, it would seem as though that you are now in a very precarious situation.""If I may so suggest, you and your people may find refuge in the Shell for the meantime. Until such time as our King Robert cools down enough to see reason"
>>19521594"Then I won't pry into matters. What I wished to speak to you about was the death of Jon Arynn, and how it connected to that of the late Ser Dannett. Both were killed by the poison known as "The Tears of Lys." I believe someone may be trying to frame House Bulwark for both deaths. Especially with the dagger that was sent to my Lord."
>>19521610"A poison. Varys mentioned it. He said it would kill in a way that seemed like an illness.">>19521619>>19521607"If your Lord could spare the ship, I would happily go by sea. A message from Gulltown would likely reach the Eyrie sooner."
>>19521707"I believe that both Ayrrn and Dannett were killed with this poison, and that someone is trying to pin it on House Bulwark."
>>19521707"An illness that much resembles the ones that afflicted the late Jon Arryn and ser Dannett, my Lord."
>>19521729"A dagger containing this poison was delivered to my lord Bulwark."
>>19521663"I suspected as much, and worse. I already resolved to tell Lysa, but I'll be sure to let Renly know as well. If they seek to wipe out one house of Baratheon bannermen and implicate another, they must know. You must let Stannis know."
>>19521795"Of course. There is another thing, however. Lord Varys informed me that a shield identical to the one found at the site of the raid had been stolen from the trophy room of Lord Kevan Lugus. Orten Lugus killed the Fox Knight, who was suspected of perpetrating the raids, during the Fox Knight's attempted escape, despite accounts informing me that it was most likely unnecessary to outright kill him."
>>19521825"I see. A Lannister bannerman. Do you know why I suspected the knife was part of something more? Tyrion Lannister had a man try to kill my son using a knife with a dragonbone handle, and is being brought to Winterfell to answer for his crimes. Someone must have stolen it from Baelish, and used it to try to turn the realm against Stannis. He returned to Dragonstone after Jon Arryn died, doubtless they'll use that against him"
>>19521944"My Lord, are you certain it was stolen from lord Baelish? He is not a man to be trusted."
Are we at the Autosage limit yet?
>>19521956"It was Baelish who told me the knife belonged to the Imp. Why would he say that if he wanted me to blame Stannis?"Ned looks at the Heart Tree with its meticulously carved face. "The South does not agree with me. I belong in Winterfell, but at least I can warn everyone before it is too late..."
>>19521956Let's not be too metagaming, here.
>>19521996We have. May I suggest that we start a new thread, considering this one is over 400 posts?
>>19521996Past it by over 100 posts
>>19522006Our lord Stannis was on the Small Council for years. Do you really think he said good things about Littlefinger?
>>19522023I'm tired, so I think I might finish off this discussion in the Godswood, and leave the trial, melee, and Orten's devious plans for later
Oh, and remember to upvote this threadhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/19516190/