Previous Thread>>34338624You are Sireyi Valyenya, 18 years old, you are on your first quest.You've just saved thousands of innocent people from an army, and now you must decide what to do.“Now we have one last Demon Lord to kill” you say “The Ruler”You explain matters on this plane to the rest of the Heroes and they agree to aid you, with their help, you have your airship hovering over the Rulers palace only 2 days later.Your airship hovers over the Rulers palace, undetectable, concealed by powerful magics, anyone looking your way with eyes or magic would see only an empty sky.The dragon you captured has been healed and was persuaded to shapeshift into a humanoid shape with a demon-blooded appearance – the closest he can come to human form.His name is Shahulzar and the mark on his chest is a Geas spell – he was ordered to kill you and your allies. He’s not very communicative, he’s also quite young for a dragon, the equivalent of 18 in human terms. You decide you’ll talk to him later, you have more important matters to decide.You were unable to scry the Rulers palace, but others of the heroes could, though imperfectly.They have identified a powerful magical demonic signature that they believe is the Ruler, alone in a room deep in the palace, the wizard who tells you this admits he cannot be sure though.Alzurad suggests making a precision strike that will kill only the Ruler, and not anyone else. Many of the Paladins amongst the Heroes disagree, saying that a strike that obliterates the palace will make *sure* the Ruler is dead.Despite your concealment spells, you’ll only get one shot before other Drache Airships are all over you.Which side do you take?>Precision shot, hope for the best>Flatten the Palace>Other
>>34343326>Precision shot, hope for the bestIf not killing him, it will expsoe him to attack by us.
>>34343326>Precision shot, hope for the best
>>34343326>Precision shot, hope for the best>Have the Wizards get ready to prevent any flight attempt by the ruler.
Ok, roll Fellowship 1d20+9 to persuade the other Heroes.
Rolled 20 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>34343462
Rolled 10 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>34343462>>34343467Now i feel just silly, but I guess.
Rolled 13 + 9 (1d20 + 9)>>34343467
You argue passionately to try a precision shot, pointing out that although the people in the palace are mostly demons and half-demons, many innocents will still die if you just flatten the whole thing.The Paladins of Konig argue back that there are no innocents in this blighted plane – and even if there were, they would not associate with a Demon Lord.You manage to sway more of the Heroes to your side however, and you power up the Fivefold Death of Cities and fire a shot precisely through the indicated room.The wizards with you tell you that the signature they sensed has gone.With the shot you just made having broken your cover, the Airship beats a hasty retreat as what looks like an entire airsfleet chases you. You manage to outdistance them.With the battle over, and the Demon Lords dead, you now have a number of choices to make.
The former inhabitants of the Island of Storms have refuge in the Kingdom of Dornmer, thanks to the Churches of Velya and Konig petitioning the King.This is a temporary solution only, and you will need to find them somewhere else to live permanently.>Ask the King of Dornmer to let them settle there permanently>Ask Ellahi to find them homes across the Drache Empire, a ready-made rebel force>They can live with Wegenthal and his clan in the mountains>Let Sofia decide>Present the options to the people and let them decide>OtherWegenthal once predicted that his clan of frost giants would be wiped out in 3 years. Your actions against the Drache Empire have hopefully changed their fate.Although they still occupied the same home you found them in, and did not appear to be chased by Imperial forces, they may still be under threat. You could say nothing, or you could encourage them to do something specific.>Say nothing (giants will probably stay in the mountains)>I can ask the King of Dornmer to let you settle in the Kingdom>I can ask Ellahi to find a place for you far from the Drache>OtherThe Fivefold Death of Cities is a very powerful weapon, leaving it lying around for the Drache to find would be stupid.>Give it to Ellahi, hopefully she can use it to kill the Ruler, and lead a revolution>I’m going to use it to kill the Ruler myself>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (keep the Elemental Nodes)>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (hide the Elemental Nodes away somewhere)>Take it back to Dornmer>Other
And what of your companions? These choices are not final, your companions are their own people, and may settle down, move to different places or go places without you. This choice is about what’s happening for now.Bokin>Goes with the other frost giants>Stays with me>Bokin chooses Gendric (probably still lurking around the Drache army camp on the shores of the Island)>Comes with me>Ellahi can find work for him>Gendric choosesSofia & Jal>Stays with Sofia’s people (wherever they go)>Stays with me>Sofia & Jal chooseAnd Sireyi herself, what does the future hold for her, once she has everyone to where they are supposed to be?>I’m going back to my own plane>I have other stuff to do first (what?)
>>34343559oops, copied old version, apologies, ignore references to killing the Ruler with FFDoC - you just did that.
>>34343559>Let Sofia decideHer kingdom.>Ask the giants which options they'd prefer>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (hide the Elemental Nodes away somewhere)Except for the storm node, that one we keep with us.>All our companions choose for themselves.
>>34343559>Let Sofia decideObviously>I can ask Ellahi to find a place for you far from the Drache>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (keep the Elemental Nodes)>Goes with the other frost giantsThey are his people, ultimately>Ellahi can find work for himHe can inspire milions to follow his path. A example for change like him is exactly what they need.>Sofia & Jal choose>I’m going back to my own plane>Try to contact our other groupö, and maybe get a few days with our kids in.
>>34343559>Let Sofia decide>Say nothing (giants will probably stay in the mountains)>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (keep the Elemental Nodes)>Bokin chooses>Gendric chooses>Sofia & Jal choose>I’m going back to my own plane
>>34343559>Let Sofia decide>Dismantle it, don’t need it any more (keep the Elemental Nodes)>Bokin goes back>Ellahi can find work for himCan I say Hero of the new order strongly enough ?>Sofia & Jal chooseI heavily assume Jal and Sofia will stay with Sofias people and the kids, but just in case.
>>34343578>>34343678Overlooked>I’m going back to my own planeBack to adventure!
>>34343578>>34343603 (me)To prevent deadlock, I'll just change my vote to what these guys >>34343620 >>34343678 want in relation to Bokin and Gendric.
>>34343559>Island of Storms RefugeesLet Sofia decide, perhaps also advise her to gauge her people and take into account their wishes as well?>The GiantsAsk them what they would prefer, given their current situation and the Empire's condition.>Fivefold Death of CitiesDismantle, keep nodes.>BokinLet him choose, let him talk it out with his relatives and Wegenthal too.>GendricLet him choose.>Sofia & Jal Let them choose.>SireyiGo home.
As one of the voters to suggest Gendric and Bokin go back. I would be okay with just making the arguments to them that it might be better for them, but let it stay their choice.I would prefer to go back to our first group, because it gets too crowded otherwise, but in case you need a tie break.
People of HanseSofia decides (after talking to her people)GiantsThe Giants choose FFDoCDismantle+Keep NodesBokinGoes with his familyGendricEllahi will find him some workSofia&JalThey ChooseAnd you decide to go home tooOk, writing
After discussing it with her people, Sofia decides that they cannot go back to the Island of Storms, and they do not want to live anywhere the Drache are, so they decide to ask Dornmer to take them in.You teleport Bokin back to his family and have a long discussion with Wegenthal, after consulting the Mountains for guidance, and talking to his clan, they too decide to follow you to Dornmer, you know of a few mountain ranges within the kingdom, and a large one on the border, perhaps they can settle there.Bokin tears up whilst insisting that he’s not crying when you gently explain to him that his place is with his family, seems he’s become quite attached to you.You tell him you will visit, and he says that as soon as he is an adult he intends to come back to you.Gendric will be a valuable asset to Ellahi and she builds the worship of Velya, his nascent powers proof of the gods existence. You exchange your goodbyes, parting as friends.Sofia and Jal decide to stay with the people of Hanse, the people are too fond of their young queen to leave her now. Ebonsong as always, refuses to leave your side.The next week passes in a blur, you are making sure that all of the refugees are safe, healing those wounded in the battle and spending time with the priests of Konig trying to figure out exactly what Sofia’s status is.The denizens of Hanse who came with you have been built temporary shelter and are doing well, there’s talk amongst the royal guards helping them that they are going to be moved somewhere else to settle down, but no one knows any details.You spend a lot of your time (and Divine Energy) healing those injured in the battle for the Island. Although you can repair the physical damage, some of those you heal have a haunted look in their eyes, and many of those you talk to are mourning loved ones.
>>34344085Eventually, you are brought defore the King of Dornmer.King Corinthus is a young king, in his early 30’s. He is a tall man, with a big blond beard and by all accounts is a fair ruler, and is easy for many to get along with.You are escorted into a closed court, with only the most senior nobles of the realm (the 5 Dukes) and the heads of the four main Churches present, clearly whatever is to be discussed here is important.You kneel before the King, as is proper and he bids you rise, considering you from his throne as the others look on.“Well” he says “Paladin Sireyi, I must thank you for returning the Horn of Alzurad, but you’ve also bought me a potential contender for my throne, a clan of giants, and thousands of refugees, I’m not sure if I should reward you, or arrest you.”He’s smiling as he speaks, so he’s probably not serious.>Say nothing>Queen Sofia won’t try to take your throne>The Kingdom is large enough for them all, Sire>Other
>>34344104>Queen Sofia won’t try to take your throneShe has her own people to take care of.>The Kingdom is large enough for them all, Sire
>>34344085>Sofia decides that they cannot go back to the Island of StormsIm pretty happy about that, I had feared our kids would live in a different time speed than us.>Queen Sofia won’t try to take your throne>Those refugees, especially the giants will remember your magnanimity for a long time, I'm sure you will not come to regret it. They know the alternatives to rule not guided by the gods like yours.
>>34344203>They know the alternatives to rule not guided by the gods like yours.Should be >They know the alternatives to rule guided by the gods like yours.
>People of HanseNow that the demon lords are dead, why not just go back to their old homes? I seriously doubt the Empire that left them alone out of fear for hundreds of years will attack them after the second Demon Lord died there. Of course this would necessitate recapturing the place, but that will hopefully be far easier once not a whole invasion force but only a small staying force is there. This might be a long-term thing, though and I understand Sofia wanting to put all that behind.>That huge battleI'm sure glad people weren't too stupid. I think there is only one suggestion I would have made and that I will make now.>Weep for the fallen… of both sides.Our goal is not to kill evil, it is to redeem evil. While the best choice in context, we have ultimately lost that day. Imagine how many of these soldiers were like Gendric: Wishing for a better world but without hope. Trying to fit in and doing evil because they see no other way. So many lost opportunities, so lost souls.
“Queen Sofia won’t try to take your throne” you say “and the Kingdom is large enough for them all, Sire.”“Further” you continue earnestly “Those refugees, especially the giants will remember your magnanimity for a long time, I'm sure you will not come to regret it. They know the alternatives to rule guided by the gods like yours.”“Perhaps” he concedes “Though I fear they bring more trouble to Dornmer than benefit.”“Still” he continues, stroking his beard in thought “A reward is in order, we can’t say exactly what you are being rewarded for, though the clergy of Konig have a few suggestions.”“And” he says “There is the matter of Sofia of House Jalweyen” you note the lack of title.The kings gaze flickers to the High Priest of Konig “There are some who would have me make hers a Great House, Duchess Sofia would be the 6th Duke of the realm.”He shakes his head “But that would not be a popular move I think”“Your Majesty” says the High Priest of Konig “As Konigs mortal representative, the Child of the Divine deserves-”The King cuts him off with a raised hand “I’m aware of your arguments Honoured Father” he says calmly.“And Sofia of Jalweyen” he continues “Is undoubtedly a leader of her people, but what to do with her can, I think, be delayed for a moment or two. Now as to you, young Sireyi, what reward can we offer you for bringing Sofia Jalweyen back into a kingdom that respects mighty Konig?”“Uh....” you say, not sure what you want>I don’t want a reward>Money>A title>Whatever you think I deserve, your Majesty>Sofia should have a title>Other
>>34343326>mfw I return from /out/ to see all the action I've missedoh well, time for an archive dive
>>34344104>Say nothingUnless there is an expectant pause. In that case:>I'd prefer not to be arrested, if you are still deciding.>Smile.
>>34344357This sounds good
>>34344316I'll second this option:>>34344357
>>34344316>Helping others is its own reward. I require nothing further.
>>34344316>Sofia should have a titleShe is the mother of our children afterall.But don't tell him that unless it becomes a issue.
>>34344316>Sofia should have a titleIts the only thing we currently would want here. It secure her and her people, there might still people in Kongis church out for her head.
>>34344357I like it.
>>34344491I don't think we should lower her from Queen of her own people to Duchess of a foreign land. Some respect would be nice, however.
>>34344316>Sofia should have a title.>>34344527Is it really lowering if this kingdom is much larger and more powerful than her old kingdom?The title would grant respect, presumably.
>>34344473>>34344478>>34344516That was my answer for the previous post, but if you want it for this one…>>34344316>Having saved a lost realm from demon lords is reward enough.Helping is its own reward and all that jazz.
>>34344527She is currently just not a Queen, and in a foreign land she won't be one unless she goes somewhere else.Being a Duchess would at least protect her from political shenenigans, like trying to marry her off, for example.
>>34344316>Sofia should have a titleAs Duchess she would at least still be ruler of her own people.
You hold your tongue, you would prefer Sofia be given a title, as you want nothing for yourself, but you wait whilst you see where the King is going with this.“The House of Dalvin” he says “Has long been in decline, many died bravely in the orc invasion 50 years ago, and none want to take up their seat of power on the border, a buffer against the orcish tribes.”“One of the Kings of Dornmer once wrote: Sometimes excelling at a task means you get a well-deserved rest, and sometimes, it means being given another task.”“I need a strong border.” He says, looking you straight in the eyes “are you up to another task, Baroness Sireyi?”As your brain tries to process this he says in a casual way “As you know, Knights can swear to serve any Baron, Duke or the Crown, and Dukes can serve only the Crown, but Barons can swear to other Barons – though they often receive the title Baronet for doing so. By making you a Baron, and Baronet Sofia Jalweyen your vassal, I reward you, honour her, and reassure my nobles that I will not raise a foreigner above them.”“So” he says “Will you serve?”>I will my king>I decline, I don’t want a title>I need time to think about this
>>34344771>I would my king, but I fear my duties to Velya would keep my far from my assigned domain often and long. If you are content with leaving the defense of your borders to Baronet Sofia, and few more able defenders would there be, then I would accept.
>>34344771Our first loyalty is to our goddess. How does that mesh with us taking a land, a title and an oath to the king? I'm guessing we could pick up and go onna krusade at will as long as we left someone capable in charge in our stead, but how will the Lady feel about us taking the oath?
>>34344885Being a noble is not incompatible with being a Paladin.Your oath to Velya comes first, but as others have suggested, as long as you leave someone capable in charge whilst you are away, it's ok.
And just to further confuse you.XPGeneral (25)Quest Complete (retrieve the Horn) 10Quest Complete (Empire of Drache) 10No party casualties 5Paladin (35)Killed 3 Demon Lords (yes that really was the Ruler) 30Captured a Hellfire Wyrm 5Angel (18)Spared lives 3Saved all the Civilians 10Did not kill innocents to accomplish your goals 5
>>34344771>>I decline, I don’t want a titleI want to go around doing good for a few hundred years more. We will be sure to help him with those orcs, though. Maybe after a short vacation (helping Jianxi find out about her past).Also, long-term, I think Sophia should try to re-take her island. That thing was awesome and with the dwindling power of Old Drache, and some help, it will surely not be as heavily defended in a couple of years.>>34344836Being a Baroness would have all sorts of obligations. Like being a vassal of the King. I already hate being somewhat beholden to Konig, I don't want to be beholden to a random human as well. If there is good to be done we will help, but I don't want to be involved in mortal politics like this.Suggesting Sofia for that place is a good idea.
>>34344836If we can actually keep our duties to Velya first, then I support this.
>>34344964>Being a Baroness would have all sorts of obligations. Like being a vassal of the King. I already hate being somewhat beholden to KonigWe cleared up the obligations bit with our refrence to our status, and we will still be around a few decades down the line when our children can take our titles. We got two afterall.And hopefully the beholden to Konig part is solved now, that really still bothers me.
>>34344934>Angel's Voice 1 and 2 -12 AXP>Ride the Worldstorm -6 AXP -2 GXP>Negotiator +2 -4 GXP>Investigator +1 -4 GXP>Aspect of the Dragon 2 -10 GXP>Divine Warrior 3 -15 PXP>Redeeming Touch 2 -8 PXP>Reform Demon -8 PXP>+4 Divine Energy -4 PXP>5 GXP reserved for spells, which will be decided momentarilyI can explain the reasoning behind each purchase in detail if it's requested.
>>34345054>Reform Demon -8 PXPI support all of that except this.I don't see the need, magic tricks are not needed to redeem demons, if they are truly repentant they don't need a form change. Unless this is for the Hellfire Wyrm, in which case .... maybe ok.
>>34344934>Captured a Hellfire Wyrm 5What did we do with that one? Has one of the heroes removed the spell? Do we now have a dragon to ride into battle?We should also decide what to do with our tainted essence. I'm sure there is some sort of purification ritual we can do with the priests, or ask one of the gods to help us.I still think transformation into a dragon is the most awesome power we have available. We are already plenty powerful, so I will vote to expend some exp on Aspect of the Dragon 2 and 3.Sanctuary is another fun power, as is all that magical item stuff. All our powers are fun, to some extend, so I don't really care much.>>34345009I was under the impression that Hero of the Horn is a rather permanent title. I wouldn't mind petitioning Konig to remove that bond though.
>>34345105I'm pretty sure back then we made sure to ask that we can be removed from the register of heroes, even if it has only very few precedences.
“I would my king, but I fear my duties to Velya would keep my far from my assigned domain often and long. If you are content with leaving the defense of your borders to Baronet Sofia, and few more able defenders would there be, then I would accept.” You say, laying out your positionHe claps his hands together “Done!” he exclaims “You are now Baroness Sireyi – you’ll need to think of a House name, and Baronet Sofia of House Jalweyen is your first vassal, as long as she agrees. Now, the refugees from Hanse will need a home, the Barony of Dalvin is certainly large enough to house them. And as it is on the edge of a mountain range, I’m sure your clan of Frost Giants will be able to find a home there too.”Wait, when did they become *your* clan of Frost Giants?“Now he says, I believe the High Priest of Konig would like to ask you something.”The High Priest of Konig steps forward.“Honoured father” you say, bowing your head respectfully, no need to be rude.“We added you to the rolls of the Horn” he says, without preamble “For a very specific purpose, you have completed the task we set for you, and now I must ask you to resign your status as a Hero of the Horn.”As a Hero of the Horn, the High Priest cannot remove you, you must resign or be removed by Konig.>What, no reward?>Very well, I resign>No, I think I’ll stay on the roll for now>About this Child of the Divine stuff...sorry for knocking up the descendent of Konig>Other
>>34345098Yeah, it was mostly for the Hellfire Wyrm.If you're opposed to it, then I'd be fine with switching it over to Sanctuary 2 instead, since they have the same cost.>>34345105Aspect of the Dragon 2+3 would take literally all of our GXP, since it costs 25 on the dot.I'd like to wait until we have Angel's Magic and Angel's Voice up to level three before we purify and re-amalgamate that power.It grants us bonus powers that way.
>>34345098Reform demon allows us to redeem demons. Changing them to angels is heavens rebirth>>34345054Complete agreement. Seconding.
>>34345157>Very well, I resign>About this Child of the Divine stuff...sorry for knocking up the descendent of KonigOKAY WAIT! Don't scream at me! But, they will find out anyway. Better we clear this up now where Sofias child comes from then have there be suspicions and divinations.
>>34345192>Yeah, it was mostly for the Hellfire Wyrm.If we can use it to make the Hellfire Wyrm a redeemed (and Geassed) defender of our new Domain, then I can agree to it.
>>34345202I'm fine with resigning and revealing the daughter of konig to the king
>>34345225The kids are going to love taking rides on uncle Shahulzar. A perfect way for him to redeem himself of a lifetime (however long) of cruelty.
>>34345157>Very well, I resign>About this Child of the Divine stuff...sorry for knocking up the descendent of Konig>>34345225If he serves us well for a few decades/centuries, would you consider giving him a transformation into...whatever the angelic equivalent of a hellwyrm is?This is purely for curiosities sake.>>34345271Technically it's the great times ~100 granddaughter, but yeah.
>>34345295I ndoubt Sofia will be okay with that. Better leave him in the other plane and have him help our not-evil counterpart.
>>34345157>Given that I didn't want that title to begin with, very well, I resign.>About this Child of the Divine stuff...sorry for knocking up the descendant of König>>34345192Fine. Let's do that instead. High-level Angel's Voice would be interesting as well.
>>34345309Only if he wants to. If he actually has redeemed himself, then he is a free willed being that shouldn't be forced to something like that.
>>34344934I wonder, is there anything big we missed out on ?Except the fate eating guy ?
>>34345341Nah, I don't agree. Redeeming touch has proven useful and rewarding for everyone involved, *especially* the penitents, and extending its utility it's worthwile. I agree with Autism Anon's spending 100% >>34345054
>>34345368Ah yes, that demon leaves me with sour taste in my mouth for getting away from our halberd. Maybe we'll have opportunity to destroy him in time though, seeing as he's kinda all over the place with his planeshisting shenanigans
>>34345054Spells:>-3 GXP L4 spells:GeasForcecageSpell Turning>-1 GXP L3 spells:Minor Planar BindingBreak Enchantment>-1 GXP L2 spells:StoneskinResilient SphereWater BreathingSame as always, I can explain the reasons for anything on here.>>34345427He was referring more towards the Heaven's Rebirth hypothetical scenario, rather than the purchase of Reform Demon, I believe.>>34345495Our binding book did contain methods with which to summon unwilling demons.
“Very well, I resign” you say.“Thank you child he says absently, his hands making a few passes in front of your face and then the sense of the Horn that you’ve lived with for almost a year....is gone.Wow has it been so long? You’ll be 19 soon.“About this Child of the Divine stuff...sorry for knocking up the descendent of Konig” you say.“Its fine child” says the High Priest, though his clenched fist suggests it’s not fine “Though if you could persuade the Divine Child to be more amenable to our God, it would be appreciated.”Seems like Sofia and Konig are still not talking.“I’ll see what I can you” you say not committing yourself to anything.“Thank you child” he says.“With that done” says the King “I think you have a lot to do, I’ll send some of the Royal Guard with you to help until you have your Barony up and running, and one of the Assistant Stewards to the Royal Steward has indicated he’s ready to try managing an estate on his own.”Oh great, royal spies.A short time later, you are sworn in as Baroness Sireyi, and told to sent Sofia to the Royal Palace once you’ve discussed things. You’re introduced to Ducas, your new Steward, who tells you he’ll make preparations to travel as soon as you’re ready.You’re outside the palace, still a little stunned at being made into a Baroness.Where to now?Please pick one, this is about what task is done next, it does not rule out the others.>Go see Sofia, explain she’s got a new title>Go see Wegenthal, see if he minds living in an orc-infested mountain range>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of Konig>Do something else
>>34345528>GeasI have issues with this. It's powerful no doubt, but I question morality of even contemplating using it. Forcing introspection through redeeming touch and going full marketing mode with angelic persuasion bonuses is as far as I'd imagine we'd go messing up people's minds.Unless it could be used to negate geas already in effect, maybe.
>>34345587Let's start with Sofia I guess.
>>34345632Negation of Geas is part of Break Enchantment, I believe.Geas isn't mind control in this setting, it's 'do this thing or suffer consequences', so you don't have to worry about any mind-rapey vibes from it.Okay, it's a little mind control, but not through subversion of thought.I added it partially because it seems useful and partially because another anon mentioned wanting to Geas Shahulzar to not harm innocents while he's serving us, which I would qualify as a good usage of the spell.
>>34345587>Go see Sofia, explain she’s got a new title>>34345632The geas would be stuff to the effect of preventing him to be able to harm innocents and such. Even with redeeming touch, doesn't make him a Good person. And we shouldn't take a risk with someone that powerful.
>>34345732>>34345737Very well, I still have issues with applications (and even the "1st rule of Sireyics" is problematic and could effectively prevent a person from 'turning good') but I retract my objection.
You go find Sofia, she’s a little ways away from the City of Dornmer, at the refugee camp. You find her talking to a group of her countrymen, reassuring them that they will be taken care of, even though they are strangers in a strange land.She looks comfortable, in a sturdy woollen dress, baby Milerna in a sling on her front. Motherhood seems to suit her.Once she’s finished talking to her people she wanders over to you “Well?” she asks “What did the King say, has he found a place for my people?”>In a way, he has, yes>It has a few strings attached>How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?>You look good as a mother>I’m a baroness, and your people get to settle on my land>How do you feel about going from Queen to Baronet?>Ready to swear undying lov- I mean, fealty to me?>Other
>>34345880>You look good as a mother>>How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?>>It has a few strings attached>Ready to swear undying lov- I mean, fealty to me? Yes I ship this, sue me
>>34345880>In a way, he has, yes>It has a few strings attached>How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?>You look good as a mother>I’m a baroness, and your people get to settle on my land>How do you feel about going from Queen to Baronet?>Ready to swear undying lov- I mean, fealty to me?Oh just write them all OP, you already know what's going to happen.
>>34345880>>How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?>In a way, he has, yes.>It has a few strings attached.>How do you feel about going from Queen to Baronet?
>>34345880>>In a way, he has, yes>>It has a few strings attached>>How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?>>You look good as a mother>>I’m a baroness, and your people get to settle on my land>>How do you feel about going from Queen to Baronet?>>Ready to swear undying lov- I mean, fealty to me?All of it.
>>34345880>In a way, he has, yes>(elaborate)>how are you feeling?>How do you feel about going from queen to baronet?>btw high priest of your old man wanted you to talk with your old man
“In a way, he has, yes” you say “It has a few strings attached”“Like what?” asks Sofia suspiciously “I’m a baroness, and your people get to settle on my land” you explain“I’m still waiting for the strings” she says “The Church of Konig wants you to be a Duchess” you say “But the King feels a Baronet is a better title for you.”“Like I care” responds Sofia, throwing her hands up “As long as my people are fine, so am I.”“And it’s conditional upon you swearing to serve as my vassal” you rush out, and cringe inwardly, waiting for the explosion.There’s a pause, then Sofia starts giggling “Oh Yes” she says, in between bursts of merriment “That fits, wait until I tell Jal.”“How are you feeling, any after effects from almost dying?” you ask, eager to change the topic now that the painful bit is over withSofia shakes her head “I’m fine, but if you go and talk to that scaly bastard, I want to help you twist his wings of.”Yup, she’s fine.“Ready to swear undying lov- I mean, fealty to me?” you say in a bantering toneSofia giggles again “Oh I’m definitely telling Jal that one” she says “Let me know what I need to do, and I’m there.”You explain about her needing to go and visit the palace and she says she’ll get there as soon as she can.“How do you feel about going from Queen to Baronet?” you askShe shrugs “My kingdom wasn’t exactly large” she says “I’ll bet there are barons here who rule more people than I did, the title isn’t that important.”
>>34346274“You look good as a mother” you say“Yeah” she says softly, stroking Milerna’s head gently “I guess I do” then she gets a look of mischief on her face more suited to Jal than her“But give me another year or two before you give me another child” she says “One’s enough for now.”“Ah, the um, the High Konig, Priest of the High Konig, The High Priest of Konig wanted to talk to you about the Konig, about Divine Konig” you say, in perfectly good common, and you are not blushing, it’s just a hot day out.“If I must” scowls Sofia, her teasing of you forgotten “But I mean it, I want to be there when you see the dragon.”>Best if you don’t, Sofia>Sure you can come with>Other Next task?>Go see Wegenthal, see if he minds living in an orc-infested mountain range>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of Konig>Do something else
>>34346296>I am not planning on torturing him, you know>At least physically, anyway. I imagine having attack of conscience might hurt...Next task>Go see Wegenthal, unless Sofia insists on talking to the dragon first.Also we should introduce our new and old friends in person, Jianxi hasn't departed yet (I guess she has and we have catching up to do)
>>34346296>Sure you can come with>Go see Wegenthal, see if he minds living in an orc-infested mountain range, take Sofia with you, they will live on her land too
>>34346296>>34346456I like this one, lets see them getting along, they will be a great help against orcs.
“You can come, but I’m not planning on torturing him you know” you say to Sofia“I am” she says grimlyYou both go and see Wegenthal, he and the Frost Giants are housed separately, in great warehouses with huge mounds of ice, to make the temperature of the buildings more comfortable for the giants.He’s sat apart from the other giants, writing in a journal.>Mountain-Speaker Wegenthal, how are the accommodations?>How are your people?>What’re you writing?>How’s Bokin?>I found a place for you>How do you feel about orcs?>Fancy a job as border guards?>Other
>>34346524>>Mountain-Speaker Wegenthal, how are the accommodations?>>How are your people?>>What’re you writing?>>How’s Bokin?>>I found a place for you>>How do you feel about orcs?
>>34346524Ask ALL the questionsExcept the last one (fancy a job...)
>>34346524>Mountain-Speaker Wegenthal, how are the accommodations?>How are your people?>What’re you writing?>How’s Bokin?>I found a place for you>How do you feel about orcs?All but the last.
>>34346556On that note, maybe we should drop name of our orc merc friend nad his goblin chief friend, in case they found their way to the region for some reason (so Wegenthal knows they know us)
>>34346614Have them act as scouts for our border guards so they can report any bad stuff happening in our lands, like an invading army or something
>>34346678I don't think the area they moved to is in our lands, and the merc in particular gave impression of a retired veteran seeking shelter away from raging orc tribes. I was more thinking of giving him that knowledge just-in-case, or perhaps for plot reasons.As for justifying it in conversation, just pointing out that goblins can be pretty peaceful too as we've learned on our first mission...
“Mountain-Speaker Wegenthal, how are the accommodations?” you askHe looks up from his journal “Warmer than we’re used to” he says “But better than we expected.”“How are your people?” you ask“Worried about our future” he says “We have no demons to worry us, but from what I understand, our kind and the smaller folk are often at odds on this plane.”“Not in the place I’ve found for you” you say“And where” he says “Is that?”You explain about your recent promotion and that you intend to find space on your land for him and his tribe. You also introduce Sofia and explain her position as well.“How do you feel about orcs?” you ask “I’m told the mountains have plenty.”“Foul little creatures” grunts Wegenthal, “but easier to squash than demons.”“I will need to speak to my clan” he continues “But yes, I believe so, it will be an honour to fight beside you, Winged Sireyi, and you, Tiny Sofia.”Sofia is still a little stunned by talking to a giant, and mouths some polite phrases.“What’re you writing?” you ask, allowing Sofia to get her composure back“The record of our travels” he responds “It’s not every day a clan travels to another world, I need to record it, for future generations.”“How’s Bokin?” you ask “He was upset when we parted, though I suppose I’ll see him regularly now.”Wegenthal laughs, a creaky old noise, as if he’s not used to laughing much beyond a cynical chuckle.“He has demanded I recognise him as an adult, citing his accomplishments whilst travelling with you as proof of his maturity, and he has formally requested my permission in seeking your hand in marriage.”
>>34346762He notices your expression “I told him no, not yet”You tear your mind away from that complication to relate a story from your own past, about the Half-orc Braggedin, and the goblin Sleekit, perhaps they too will find their way to your lands.Sofia and Wegenthal start chatting politely, clearly trying to understand the other>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of Konig>Do something elseJal, Matthias and Isla are currently on a ship to Kugan, though they won’t arrive for another week.
>>34346775>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of KonigWe should also remember to pay a visit to Jal before we go anywhere.I assume that's supposed to be Jianxi, Matthias and Isla at the end?
>>34346775>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of KonigLets clear that up.
>>34346775>Go see Shahulzar where he’s under guard at the Cathedral of Konig
>>34346804>I assume that's supposed to be Jianxi, Matthias and Isla at the end?Yes, boy am I going to confuse those two a lot in the future
>>34346775>Go see Shahulzar>Let Sofia come with, but only if she gives word she will not attempt to harm the prisoner. Does she know he was under magical compulsion to attack?>Remove geas (break enchantment, right? How long does the spell take?)>Touch him in a good place. (Redeeming touch)
>>34346904>>Remove geas (break enchantment, right? How long does the spell take?)>>Touch him in a good place. (Redeeming touch)I would wait with that until after we talked to him.
You and Sofia go to the Cathedral of Konig, they’re expecting you, and you are allowed down to the specially-warded cells in the basement.As you walk through the Cathedral, everyone keeps staring at you, or rather, at Sofia. She walks briskly, her head held high, an unreadable expression on her face, you know her well enough to know that everyone staring bothers her, but she won’t show any reaction in public.You are shown to a small cell housing a young demon-blooded man – it seems they won’t give Shahulzar a big enough cell to allow him change back into his natural form.Magical wards are etched into the cells bars. His guards tell you that his Geas hasn’t been removed, and that y’know, if you want them to all take a short break whilst you *talk* to the demon, that’s ok.Sofia gets an angry look on her face.Shahulzar is lying down staring at the ceiling, he doesn’t appear to have noticed you.>Guards, take a walk>It must suck being stuck in another form for so long, I certainly can’t imagine what that must be like>I’d like to talk to you about the Goddess Velya>Shahulzar, say hello to Sofia, you almost killed her, remember>*Haul Sofia back as she starts forward* talking first, smiting later, maybe>Want that Geas removed?>Who put the Geas on you?>Other
>>34346973>>Shahulzar, say hello to Sofia, you almost killed her, remember>>*Haul Sofia back as she starts forward* talking first, smiting later, maybe>Who put the Geas on you?
>>34346961Fair enough, but I can't imagine what he could possibly say to deter us from the first (unless we were determined to execute a prisoner Velya herself suggested to us not to kill) and at least attempting the second.
>>34346973>Guards, take a walk>It must suck being stuck in another form for so long, I certainly can’t imagine what that must be like>Shahulzar, say hello to Sofia, you almost killed her, remember>*Haul Sofia back as she starts forward* talking first, smiting later, maybe>Who put the Geas on you?>Want that Geas removed?>First, I’d like to talk to you about the Goddess VelyaIn that order, preferably.
>>34346995I would, as always, want him to first choose repenting. If he spits at us and shows no willingness to mend his ways. Then he doesn't deserve redemption. He must want it, otherwise its useless.>>34346973>Shahulzar, say hello to Sofia, you almost killed her, remember>*Haul Sofia back as she starts forward* talking first, smiting later, maybe>Who put the Geas on you?
>>34346973>Shahulzar, Sofia, Sofia, Shahulzar. Let's pretend this is your first meeting.>"Haul Sofia back IF she starts forward" talking first. Smiting hopefully will not be necessary.>Who put the geas on you?>Imma gonna take it off you.
>>34347031Pretty much the same here, but more "He must want it, otherwise it's a violation of his free will."
>>34347031>>34347057It upsets me how you guys don't get the point of using redeeming touch on evil people.
>>34347031Redeeming touch is a power to force introspection, not a sacrament we're dispensing as a boon.It's not violation of free will, it just gives the affected a new perspective.
“Shahulzar, say hello to Sofia” You say “you almost killed her, remember?”He looks over at you “Oh it’s you” he says eloquently “Go away”You haul Sofia back as she starts forward “talking first, smiting later, maybe” you admonish her.“Sure” she says between gritted teeth“Who put the Geas on you?” you askHe turns on his side, facing away from you “Can’t say” you hear the muffled reply “Against the rules”“What if I took it off you?” you ask“Can’t do that either” he says “I have to resistant that to my dying breath.”>Guards, take a walk>Can you tell me what orders you’ve been given?>Tell me about yourself>I’m going in there with him>Sofia, come with me>Sofia, wait here>Dispel the Geas>OtherDue to the nature of the wards on the cell, trying to cast magic into the cell from outside the bars is very difficult, to effectively use magic, you’ll need to be in there with him.
>>34347167I wasn't the one who said it violates free will. But forcing this introspection is pointless if he doesn't want to repent.>>34347202>Sofia, wait here>Dispel the Geas>Close the door behind us
>>34345054>>34345528Unless anyone objects, I will be taking this as XP use
>>34347202Can we remove that geas while he's knocked out? If so,>(Lie) Okay. You can rot with it for all I care.Then have him knocked out with whatever means available and remove the geas.
>>34347202>I’m going in there with him>Sofia, wait here>Knock him out>Dispel the Geas
>>34347202>I’m going in there with him>Sofia, wait here>Dispel the Geas
>>34347270(Pity we didn't get Gendric to teach us that trick he knocked us out with)
>>34347238>pointless if he doesn't want to repentLiterally wrong. If redeeming touch doesn't work then he's a lot cause. It gives someone who might not ever repent under any other circumstances a physical positive energy push toward good. If anything redeeming touch is the chance for true redemption.Once again I will ask Pally to weigh in in if I'm misunderstanding the point if redeeming touch.
>>34347342>. It gives someone who might not ever repent under any other circumstances a physical positive energy push toward good.No it doesn't. It just forces introspection, it doesn't give push one way or the other. And it doesn't tell us what he choose.If he doesn't want to redeem himself, the ability will not make it so.
>>34347342It can make him more likely to repent, if we invest divine energy, but then we enter the "violating free will" part again.
You go in there, Sofia waits outside, and you're going to try and dispel the Geas.As this Anon suggests>>34347302Punch him first?Y/N
>>34347422>Punch him first?>YNo point making a fight of it.
>>34347399It's definitely less of a violation than putting a geas on him.At any rate, we haven't had problems with redeeming people with it before, I don't see why we should start with it now.
>>34347422>Punch him first?>YApologize to Sofia afterwards, but she probably can't take him out in one blow.>>34347435Gendric asked and was willing, and he is the only 'sure' success case.
>>34347342>Literally wrongAs opposed to figuratively wrong?Believe it or not, your boner for this power doesn't make it some kind of magical cure-all for evil, and if it does then OP and I need to have a discussion about balance again.Viewing what is shown through RT might make someone want to repent when they view their actions objectively and see the harm they've inflicted, but nothing else. It isn't mind control, it doesn't influence their thoughts or opinions. If it *does* alter their minds, then I really don't want to have it as a power anymore.I'm already regretting putting any levels of the power on the XP sheet.>>34347453She's stronger than us, anon.
>>34347342Redeeming Touch cannot force redemption, it does force introspection, a person re-evaluating their choices and actions.Someone who refuses to be redeemed, cannot be forced. It cannot violate free will in that sense.It does force them to see what they did another way though. More DE in use of this ability means it goes on for longer, clearer and in more detail, increasing the chance they will repent.They also feel compassion and empathy for others, albeit briefly.
>>34347202Shouldn't we, you know, have professionals remove the geas? I'm sure there are some counter-measures to a simple Dispel, and if there are, a geas on a dragon is where I would put them.
>>34347399Eh, I don't really consider that a violation of free will. It forces them to reconsider their life through a positive energy viewpoint. >>34347375I'm damn sure it floods their body and mind with positive energy anon.
>>34347471>She's stronger than us, anon.Really ? Well shit. Okay changing >>34347422>>34347453Have Sofia punch him out
Strength check 1d20+6 to knock him silly please
Rolled 13 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>34347518
Rolled 20 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>34347518
Rolled 15 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>34347518
You enter the cell, haul the young man to his feet and hit him across the jaw as hard as you can, knocking him across the cell and into the bars, to the cheers of the watching guards.He lies there stunned momentarily as you prepare to break this Geas, it’s a tough one, roll 1d20+13 to break it, and decide how much extra Arcane Energy to use, average of 3 votes used.
Rolled 3 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>34347589
Rolled 16 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>34347589AE: 30
Rolled 7 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>34347589Let's use 20.
>>34347471Eh, literally as opposed to a negligible difference of perception of the powers exact nature. And no its not a magic cure all, but it is damn effective. Does pallys explaintion differ from your understanding of the rules? Curious, not trying to snarky here btw
>>34347589Could you please stop mixing meta information with IC narrative? It's annoying and ugly.Actually, stop giving so many dialogue optins, whrn all of them could be simply integrated to the scene without a problem. You also need to change topics in scenes in a smoother manner, it feels more like computers inputting commands than people having conversations.
Rolled 1 + 13 (1d20 + 13)>>34347589A LOT of it. Let's say 20.
>>34347677Good that I type so slowly.
>>34343326Hey OP, have you considered using something other than pastebins to write down the rules/charsheet/etc? Like google doc, or something. Pastebin is just so ugly and confusing.
>>34347676I find no problem with most of those extra options. We can't choose dispell before we don't know we knocked him down.
>>34347645It's pretty much the same as my interpretation, just worded differently.I didn't know that it forced people to experience compassion and empathy, though it makes sense.
>>34347709For what its worth, I prefer pastebin to google doc. Not nearly so overloaded.
You cast your spell and feel your arcane energies slowly pry apart the Geas. A cloud of foul smoke explodes from Shahulzars chest and he convulses, the Geas is broken.He struggles to his feet ready to fight you, only to pat at his now bare chest on wonder.“It’s gone, it’s gone” he says in wonder “IT’S GONE!” he yells, and then attempts to hug you in joy, or thanks, or whatever.>No hugs, please>Fine, one hug>About who put the Geas on you>Why did you try to kill me?>Don’t thank me, apologise to Sofia>Other
>>34347768>Fine, one hug>About who put the Geas on you...>I think you should apologise to Sofia for frying her. I know you were under a spell, but even so.
>>34347768>Fine, one hug>Don’t thank me, apologise to Sofia>About who put the Geas on you>Why did you try to kill us?
>>34347768>>Fine, one hug>About who put the Geas on you>Apologise to Sofia
>>34347768>>Don’t thank me, apologise to Sofia>No hugs, pleaseLets not hug the guy who might still want to murder us.>About who put the Geas on you>Why did you try to kill me?We can hug him after the redemption part.
I find it fascinating how fast people can post when hugs are involved.>>34347768>About who put the Geas on you>Why did you try to kill me?>Don’t thank me, apologise to Sofia>No, Hugs. Now, when he has repented, then we can hug.
>>34343326Could you pplease repost the pastebins?
>>34347876We are paladin of goddess of hugs. It's our solemn duty to take part in hugs when opportunity arises.Part of it might be wish fulfillment of getting hugged by a perfect 6-feet tall and well endowed half-angel paladin
>>34347918Considering that we were reluctant to even hug our planar twin, who was mostly a good person. The willingness to get hugged by that complete stranger who is probably still evil at this point, is rather odd.I don't mind so much, it just struck me as odd.
>>34347953Eh, fine.>>34347768No hugs for now.
>>34347953You mean as we are reluctant now?>only one hugWe didn't exactly shove her off right there and then, we just didn't let her advance too much.
>>34347953We're in a happy mood. We just wrecked the demons and become a baronessWhy the fuck ARENT we hugging people?
>>34347996We were a few days ago, and we probably hugged a plenty. Sadly we didn't read of it.
>>34347768ALL THE HUGS!"Yes it's gone, though I'm afraid I've gotten you pregnant.">About who put the Geas on you
“Fine one hug” you say, careful in case he tries to hurt you.“But I really think you should apologise to Sofia for frying her. I know you were under a spell, but even so.”He lets go of you “Fine yes” he faces Sofia “Sorry for what I did, I meant no harm.”“No harm?!” objects Sofia “You almost killed me!”“Uh, yeah?” he says, clearly not getting it.“All you have to say is you’re sorry?” fumes Sofia“I’m really, really sorry” he triesSofia just folds her arms across her chest and glares.“Why did you try to kill us?” you ask“I had a Geas on me” he says slowly, as if explaining to a child “I was given orders to kill you two or I’d have died, painfully.”“So about the one who put a Geas on you...?” you prompt“Oh that” he says, understanding “Salvastis, Duke of Hell, 33rd Layer, something about killing the daughter of one of his captives to break her, I wasn’t listening when he told me, I was busy trying to fight off the Geas.” Wait, could he be talking about your mother?
I just read through today's thread archive to catch up, and I have a few questions:What, if anything, happened to the part of our essence that we put in a bottle after helping Ellahi?What does our noble family think of us gaining a noble title in our own right? Are these in any way related? Are we a cadet branch or something?Does it matter that Sophia being our vassal might mean that our daughter won't be of her house, since she may well inherit the higher title from our house?
>>34348064And I’m going to have to end the thread there, thank you for playing, I will pick up tomorrow at 12-noon BST.I’m sorry the battle wasn’t as exciting as I intended, I spent a lot of time doing math behind the scenes, I will try and spice the next big battle up, and have less roll and repeat.I leave the thread up for feedback and comments, and I re-paste the pastebin links, as requestedCharacter Sheet http://pastebin.com/tsAx3JGTParty http://pastebin.com/DMfRaXQVRules http://pastebin.com/yKvP3AiPThe World http://pastebin.com/3H9fnizcArchive http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33059651/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=paladin+of+joyQM Twitter https://twitter.com/anAspiringQMQM Askfm http://ask.fm/AnAspiringQMI will answer any questions I find in the archives at the top of the next thread. I understand foolz is having problems, so I’ll be using sup tg.If I miss a question, please repost it, or post to the ask.fm. I will update character and party sheets tomorrow.Goodnight all.I would appreciate more detail and comments on the issues raised by>>34347676Should I include fewer dialogue options and just assume the obvious stuff will be talked about?Should I clearly separate dialogue and meta-stuff?I appreciate all feedback, thank you for your time.
>>34348064>Edge of seating intensifies.
>>34348064How convenient, the next plot hook! We'll do that right after having helped Jianxi and dealt with the orcs.>"How were you able to retreat if the Geas forced you to fight me on pain of death?"
>>34348064Oooooh a new plot hook.IIIIIIIISSSSLAAAAA time to hit the books. Salvastis, 33rd layer, got it?
>>34348106Thanks for the thread. It was fun as always.
>>34348098>What, if anything, happened to the part of our essence that we put in a bottle after helping Ellahi?You've still got it>What does our noble family think of us gaining a noble title in our own right? Are these in any way related? Are we a cadet branch or something?They don't yet know, the status of your nobility will explored more tomorrow.>Does it matter that Sophia being our vassal might mean that our daughter won't be of her house, since she may well inherit the higher title from our house?Only if you designate her as your heir
>>34348106Thanks for the session.And yes and yes. Firstly, most choices you give could easily be a part of each other. Secondly, Make a separate line for meta/ST stuff; most QMs put a line in the end after the choices, so it won't mix at all. Some even put it in brackets or spoilers.
>>34348106>I would appreciate more detail and comments on the issues raised by>>>34347676Not him, and I don't think I understand what he means about mixing meta with narrative, I didn't notice anything of sorts. He has a point with you taking the dialogue entries sequentially as you listed them in the options list. Perhaps you could try weave them into the story posts more... organically?
>>34348106I quite enjoyed the thread pally, and as you know I love all the dialogue options and I'm totally fine with some meta choices in the prompts. I feel that they are helpful. At least in reading I enjoyed the battle, I liked the clear numbers and mechanical clarity. While it would have increased update time, more flavor text would be nice.
>>34348129>AfterI'll give you helping Jianxi, but Orcs can take care of themselves (especially if the frost giants move into equation) If our mom's being captured, we have a personal matter to resolve (although as a good paladin we should probably ask Velya for leave to pursue this Quest, precisely due to its personal nature)
Now that sereyi has land to rule over, sanctuary and permanent sanctuary are a lot more attractive.
>>34348106Thanks for the thread, OP! You're awesome. Keep it up (har har).
>>34348207I mean things like these:>He lies there stunned momentarily as you prepare to break this Geas, it’s a tough one, roll 1d20+13 to break it, and decide how much extra Arcane Energy to use, average of 3 votes used.could be like this:>He lies there stunned momentarily as you prepare to break this Geas, it’s a tough one.>end of the update>================ (or whatever elseyou prefer to separate story from meta)>[Roll 1d20 and DE to spend]>end of the postIn short, it's a formatting issue.
>>34348361Ah, I see. Ok, I don't have problems with that personally but I guess I can see why someone would.
>>34348106Maybe you should focus on the heroes instead of all of the battle? handwave the rest of the battle with a few rolls, while giving special treatment to the party and other special NPCs, or something.The battle didn't feel like a battle. It was just a series of reports, "oh, this much people died".I recommend you read a bit of Aspiring Emperor Quest. I think the QM there handles battles well.
>>34348404I wouldn't have a problem with it if this was a face-to-face RPG game, but for a quest it looks ugly and messy.
>>34348106I have to agree, that a few "moment shots" would have been nice. It was a bit jarring how mechanical Sofias near death read. Or the death of the demon lord.
>>34348424I'm already looking at how the battle worked and ways the system could be altered, refined and improved.I've got a few ideas which I'll pitch to OP that should hopefully improve the system so that it'll work in the thread format.
>>34348156>Only if you designate her as your heirWe may outlive her, though...
>>34349464You can just relinquish your title in favor of your heir. I heavily assume that will be our solution.