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“A Knight is Sworn to Valour. His Heart Knows Only Virtue. His Blade Defends the Helpless. His Might Upholds the Weak. His Word Speaks Only Truth. His Wrath Undoes the Wicked.”

Every child in Cantôn knows of the Knight’s Code. From peasant-born waifs playing with sticks in the mud to keen-eyed noble sons practicing with cold steel in the training yard, all have at the very least dreamed of one day becoming a knight themselves. To ride out on errantry into the Five Duchies Kingdom and beyond for God and Glory, bringing the Law of Adam to the wicked and the Blade of Cain to the beast.

The Knights of Cantôn are sworn to follow the Code, to obey the King, to refuse no call for aid honestly asked for, to seek out and destroy the Foe wherever it may lurk and rid the world of evil.

Were it so easy…

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Many years from now, not far from home…

“So was yon knight really struck by lightning?” The peddler leaned over the campfire, doubt and wonder warring in his expression. His two sons were still rapt with attention. “An ‘e lived?”

“I don’t think less of you for misdoubting the word of a bard and folksinger, my good man. My ilk have a somewhat deserved reputation for mistruths and tall tales.” The stranger smiled, putting away his long pipeweed. A foreign curiosity, one more reason the peddler didn’t fully trust the man. “But this was no rumour. The Bear of Andrei, ‘Storm Bear’ as some would call him, has his feat chronicled in the Record of Miracles to this day.”

The peddler’s eldest son spoke up. “Official-like? With the priests and what-not giving him their blessings and such?”

“Exactly so, young man. Exactly so.” The stranger frowned, rubbing his chin. “Unless they’ve struck it out by now, I suppose.”

The stranger had a fair voice and told the story well, a good song was passing fair trade for a place by the peddler’s fire and a cup of his pea-soup broth. They didn’t seem a bad sort, but the peddler would be sleeping lightly all the same tonight. The peddler didn’t really think the man meant them harm, but you can never be too careful out on these roads. In any case, he had two strapping young lads to watch out for their old man.

The youngest son wanted to hear more about the fighting. As younger men often do. “He must ‘ave been a mickle fighter, this Sir Andrei fella. To thrash all ‘em knights like so, and even kilt the last fool what gave him gaff.”

This time the visitor smiled wide enough that the peddler and his sons could light from the campfire reflected in his teeth. “A mickle fighter, you call him? Aye my boy, you don’t know the half of it…”

[1/2]
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[2/2]

Turnegan, 1st Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty, Hewitt Manor – Present Day, Late-Afternoon

Fighting is the last thing on your mind right now. As Young Lady Maria Hewitt’s eyes begin to moisten it occurs to you that perhaps the man just recently who slew her suitor in single combat is not the ideal candidate to console the poor woman. But it would be unchivalrous of you to leave the kind, bookish girl crying here without trying offer some comfort.

“You have a kind heart and a scholars spirit, My Lady. You will find your husband and his library, I am sure of it.”

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Persuade Roll
> Reasonable Request (Console) / Equal Social Standing 60DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Wealth Status (Comfortable) +5DC
> Whitecloak Ermine (susceptible target) +1 Re-Roll
> 70DC



Double Fail = The men of House Hewitt take umbrage at your visit.
0 = You utterly fail to console the upset Lady Maria and, to the onlookers, you appear a complete cad.
1 = You are as helpless to the Lady Maria’s tears as you were with your sisters, you can only sit there awkwardly until she composes herself.
2 = Lady Maria’s sobbing is short-lived as you console her, the onlookers cannot fault your chivalry.
3 = You managed to brighten Lady Maria’s day, tears are avoided entirely. She lends you a better book to read for your travels, a dissertation on the Cathagi Castes.
Double Pass = Word reaches the de Broulerts of your decorum.


3 rolls of 1d100, kniggas. You have TWO re-rolls.

Um… there, there…
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>4248484
hey forgotten once a day updates i assume
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>4248484
WE SHOULD HAVE COURTED HER
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>4248484
can't believe I'm early enough for a roll
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>>4248489
Yes, the usual update schedule. I'm a tad busy despite the quarantine measures, working from home.
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>>4248484
hype

>>4248498
reroll knigga
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>>4248498
It's been 10 minutes and I see no refusal to use the re-roll from the original roller. I am opening this re-roll up to the other anons, first come first served.
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>4248515
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>>4248520
>>4248489
Beautiful double 21s. Consoling knigga to the rescue.
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>>4248525
Does it count as a double pass?
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>>4248528
no but it's probably given forgotten an idea for a new trait
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> 3 Success
> You managed to brighten Lady Maria’s day, tears are avoided entirely. She lends you a better book to read for your travels, a dissertation on the Cathagi Castes.

You speak softly and soothingly, but make sure to maintain a respectable distance between yourself and the upset lady in question. When she appears on the verge of tears you offer her a handkerchief, ironically the same favour that Sir de Broulert wore. There are satisfied nods from the manor staff at your gallant, and more important gentlemanly, behaviour. Lady Maria’s sorrows are immediately forgotten when Dame Soutsworth perches on your outstretched arm and twitches her whiskers inquisitively.

“Oh! Oh how delightful!” Lady Maria giggles as Dame Stoutsworth clambers up her sleeve to nestle by her neck, chittering assuredly. “What’s its name?”

“Dame Stoutsworth, My Lady.” You reply, concealing your surprise. Lady Maria is the only other person your pet ermine has shown the least bit of affection towards. “I rarely see her so well behaved. A bit of a troublemaker, you should see her tease my Griffinhawk.”

Lady Maria perks up immediately, it’s hard not to smile at her bubbling enthusiasm. “A Griffinhawk? You have a Legatus Griffinhawk? Am I speaking to a fellow scholar of Cathagi imperial artefacts?”

“I think ‘Scholar’ is a strong word to describe my interest in the foreign Cathagi, but I am headed to that part of the world…”

“Oh I absolutely -must- lend you this book I have on the matter. Very pertinent to your interests! Most of it to do with their bizarre foreign caste system, unfortunately. All very dry, if I’m honest, politics are not my area of interest. But there’s an excellent chapter in there about the lineage and breeding of Griffinhawks, fascinating stuff!”

Despite your protestations, you haven’t the faintest idea when you’ll be able to return the thickset tome for example, the book titled ‘Compedium of Cathagi Castes and Origins in History’ is all but thrust into your arms by Lady Maria when you take your leave. She insists that you use a bookmark rather than ‘dog-earing’ the page, an infuriating habit of her brother whenever he bothers to read. You are warmed by the open friendliness and guileless manner of the well-read Young Lady Maria Hewitt, and leave with the budding impression that perhaps not all Hewitts are no-good copper-clippers after all.

“Nice save, little one.” You mutter to Dame Stoutsworth as the stonefaced manservant shows you to the door. Your Whitecoat Ermine chitters in a tone that you can only assume is smug.

[1/3]
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It is well past dark by the time you arrive at your lodgings in the city. There is no sign of any of the shiny City Guard at this hour, instead shadowy men carrying batons and wrapped in heavy cloaks move in packs from one dimly lit street to another with the self-same assurance of their daytime counterparts.

You don’t particularly like the sinister, scrutinising looks under those tricorne hats, though the cloaked men pay you no heed beyond the stray glance. It is only when you arrive at the doorway of your current lodgings that you wonder whether that is because you were dressed like a gentleman or because you had the fully-armoured Sir dan Marc two steps behind you the entire way here.

Despite your use of the cane your leg is sore from the exertion, having spent the last few days locked up. The spasms are a good sign, the muscles returning to life. Or so you are told. But you will have to spend another day using the cane before you enjoy your full mobility.

[2/3]
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haha time for VALOUR!
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[3/3]

Notwithstanding your brother’s admonishments, rest is far from the forefront of your mind. You have much to do these next few days in the city.

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Select THREE activities (morning, midday, evening). You have FOUR days until the Duke’s Ball, a major social event. You do not currently have an invitation (nor are you particularly seeking one, afaik). You have the opportunity to pursue THREE further activities tomorrow. The available activities will change and develop over the next few days. If you wish, you can have your companions attend to any of these activities without your direct involvement. This is suitable for some companions and activities, and unwise for others.

> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

> You have no word from the city authorities on the progress of any investigation. In a town where money speaks, you begin asking the right questions in the less scrupulous parts of town. [Slaver Investigation]

> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

> Port Bounty is the trading capital of the continent, perhaps even the world. You simply must visit the markets, if only to see what is on offer. [Visit Markets]

> Your companions have been holed up in the city for days while you recovered, you take some time out of your day to see what they’ve been up to and how they’re adjusting to citylife. [Select Companion]

> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]

> The tome that Lady Maria Hewitt lent you is heavy enough to use as a weapon. Reading up on the Cathagi Castes might be prudent during your pilgrimage. Or should you decide to take up their offer of service in the Dragon Guard [Read Tome]
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>>4248544
This is amazing
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>>4248544
Well done my knigga.

>>4248545
>The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

>The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

>Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]
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>>4248545
> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

Depending on if we get stonwalled by Praetors

> You have no word from the city authorities on the progress of any investigation. In a town where money speaks, you begin asking the right questions in the less scrupulous parts of town. [Slaver Investigation]

Otherwise

> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

>>4248547
>>4248550
Thanks I look forward to adding more to it
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>>4248545
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

>> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
send our brother to get news
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
we will lose wounded tomorrow i think better to ride hannible then
one of the knights comitas or father tobray could enquire into this
> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
is this fine forgotten? if not just take the top 3
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>>4248545
> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

> You have no word from the city authorities on the progress of any investigation. In a town where money speaks, you begin asking the right questions in the less scrupulous parts of town. [Slaver Investigation]
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>>4248545
>> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
>> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
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>>4248545
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> The tome that Lady Maria Hewitt lent you is heavy enough to use as a weapon. Reading up on the Cathagi Castes might be prudent during your pilgrimage. Or should you decide to take up their offer of service in the Dragon Guard [Read Tome]

> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]
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>>4248545
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
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>>4248545
> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]

> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
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>>4248568
>>4248545
Damian can go see the captain
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Should have courted her T.B.H.
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>>4248578
Ah well, whilst I'd have liked her favour for meta-mechanical reasons (and she's a great romance choice) we're about to leave Canton for what is likely to be years
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>>4248578
eh if there's the chance in the future and we're not commited otherwise I could see it.

right nows a bit rich though.
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>>4248545
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]


> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

I really think we should leave the slaver business alone until our legs, atleast are recovered. While showing up to the order going "oh this cane? no it's not permanent just got hit by lightning no big deal just your everyday miracle" isn't bad, I think showing up with our back straight looking like the absolute unit we are, is the better first impression.
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>>4248545
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
And send our brother to
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
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>>4248545

Aw yis, tiem fer Velour.


> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

We should also send the Green Knight to
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

This should get the ball moving on some of the more pressing matters, and getting our letter for home done now before we get roped into some more intrigue would be for the best.
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>>4248545
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
> Port Bounty is the trading capital of the continent, perhaps even the world. You simply must visit the markets, if only to see what is on offer. [Visit Markets]
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>>4248545
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

> Your companions have been holed up in the city for days while you recovered, you take some time out of your day to see what they’ve been up to and how they’re adjusting to citylife. [Select Companion]
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By the way, can someone remind me what the Ordo Praetor does exactly ? Can't find them in the pastebin.
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>>4248622
>Ordo Praetor
>One of the oldest orders in existence, reformed under the guidance of Brother Adam’s first acts of statesmanship. Ancient and prestigious, though fallen far from their old station as the Lower Caste representatives in Ancient Cathagi. In times of antiquity the distinction between an armed follower of Adam and a lawgiver was non-existent in the turbulent continent of Cantôn. Magistrates and lawmen of all ranks carried a blade, for in those days the Law of Adam was tenuous at best even in the more populated regions. With the rise in power of the local feudal lords, the authority of the Order to dispense justice and root out corruption has been significantly curbed. Nonetheless they are empowered by the Church to carry out their own investigations or enlist local aid whenever a crime has been committed, and in rural areas this often means conducting the trial and passing sentence themselves according to local custom. Depending on the circumstances a local lord or bailiff that does not enlist the aid of a passing Praetor in an investigation and trial is to be held are considered suspect at best, complicit at worst. Learned senior members of this order are in effect Crown Judges with all the authority that entails. Such figures are a rare sight out in the provinces, commanding the respect and awe of bailiffs and lowborn keepers of the peace wherever they go.

>Bringing charges against a member of the nobility is difficult for a member of this order, but not impossible. A writ of investigation or arrest warrant may be simple to procure for an insignificant noble out of favour with the Church, but an altogether impossible task for a powerful lord that enjoys good relations with the Order Reginae. When the King seeks an investigation outside of the Queen’s direct influence, the Ordo Praetor is often their only recourse for matters that require more subtlety than Royal Writ and more openness than the shadowy operations of the Queensmen.

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3894083/
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>>4248545
>>4248550
On second thought changing to...

>The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

>It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

>The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

>>4248622
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/3894083/#3895848
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/4160863/#4182928
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/3894083/#3894101

Here you go.
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>>4248626
Fuck yeah, we gonna go full medieval Judge Dredd then ? Honorable and chivalrous Judge Dredd of course.
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>>4248545
> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]
> Port Bounty is the trading capital of the continent, perhaps even the world. You simply must visit the markets, if only to see what is on offer. [Visit Markets]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
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>>4248545
>> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
>> Port Bounty is the trading capital of the continent, perhaps even the world. You simply must visit the markets, if only to see what is on offer. [Visit Markets]
>> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
Time for prepwork.
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>>4248545
>cathagi tome reading
>ordo praetor
And either
>anointing
Or
>Vidra capitan
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>>4248632
that depends on the oversight we'd have in the order I guess
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>>4248545
> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
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>>4248545

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

> You have no word from the city authorities on the progress of any investigation. In a town where money speaks, you begin asking the right questions in the less scrupulous parts of town. [Slaver Investigation]

> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

WB forgotten.

Just wanna clarify, this letter is it to be mail immediately or could we do a letter for our brother to carry back that doesnt need an activity.
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>>4248545
>>4248723
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

>> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

>> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

Fuck me, I forgot to delete one of the options that got green'd.
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Would if time allows could Damien take our griffenhawk home to learn the "address" and then have it fly back to us in port bounty before we leave?
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>>4248545
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
Hopefully he can pass the letter a bit faster than other couriers if hes heading home.
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>>4248545
>> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
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>>4248545
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

Better take care of these earlier.
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>>4248545

> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
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>>4248545
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
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>>4248545
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

This is my first time catching this live after a good week of reading up in the archive. I can't believe I missed out on this quest for as long as I did.
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>>4248545
>> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]

>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]


> The tome that Lady Maria Hewitt lent you is heavy enough to use as a weapon. Reading up on the Cathagi Castes might be prudent during your pilgrimage. Or should you decide to take up their offer of service in the Dragon Guard [Read Tome]
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>>4248545
Thank god i caught you before any more, "Walls of Text", came.
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>>4248545
>> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
>> You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]
>> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]
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>>4248545
Personally look into:

>The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
>The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
>You have not written home in some time, not since before finding Damien in fact. You sit yourself down and compose a letter home. [Letter Home]


Have our brother follow this up:
>The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

And get Sir Sir dan Marc to look into this:
>It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

Good efficient use of labour
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>>4248545
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]
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>>4248545
> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles


> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain

Ausomes qm is back.
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>>4248545

> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
Welcome back Forgotten!
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Did most people not read that our companions can undertake tasks as well...?
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>>4248545
>> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]
>> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]
>> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]
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>>4248545
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

Have Damien do this.

> You have no word from the city authorities on the progress of any investigation. In a town where money speaks, you begin asking the right questions in the less scrupulous parts of town. [Slaver Investigation]

Have Sir Norwache do this.

> It will take some time to arrange transit to distant Cathagi in the next few weeks, but you will have better options available if you begin making enquiries with the dockmasters now. [Plan Voyage]

Have dan Marc do this.

>>4249908
I did forget.
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>>4249908
damn you're right. But I'm too lazy to correct myself
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Results, in order of priority

Morning
> The Bishop’s representative has finished interviewing the witnesses of your vigil and various others regarding your history and character. They are ready to speak with you at your convenience. [Record of Miracles]

Midday
> The Green Knight noticed that a galley flying the House Vidra sigil sailed into port today. Meeting with their captain could net some news from home. [Vidra Captain]

Evening
> The Ordo Praetor has not yet responded to your reports or notified you of what their intentions are. You mean to rectify this with a visit to their commandery. [Ordo Praetor]

There was some talk of you brother being sent on an errand but no concensus. As such, I'll assume he accompanies you where appropriate during these interactions.

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Wenegan, 2nd Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty, Hewitt Manor – Morning

In Romaine parishoners of the Church summon the aristocracy when required. The summons are especially polite and inoffensive when depending on the prestige of the noble in question, but it is a summons nonetheless. The Pascae Bishop’s message is far more supplicating and flexible than you had expected, but a well-raised son of Romaine wouldn’t dream of keeping the Bishop’s man waiting a moment longer than necessary. To that end, you arrange for the Bishop’s representative to meet with you first thing in the morning. You request Father Towbray’s presence as well which, as your confessor, is perfectly acceptable.

Monsignor dan Esposito is a senior church official, one appropriately garbed in the impressive livery of the Church. The rich purple-red of his cloak and cap puts you in the mind of what the Lower Caste senators of old Cathagi must have looked like, not a man of war but carrying himself with the same sort of authority that you would expect from the type of men who lead armies. He is accompanied by much lower-ranked church clerk who will be taking notes.

“Ah, the man himself. Sir Emile Andrei, I am most pleased to finally meet you.” . Despite his rank and obvious importance the man is quite approachable and allows you to kiss his signet ring before taking a seat. “From what we have heard you were already something of a living legend to your fellow pilgrims before this miraculous event. And, of course, your confessor has spoken volumes as to your virtues and the strength of your faith in the Almighty.”

“Father Towbray is too kind. Though one might think otherwise if they had him issuing their required penance.” Your sally is enough to earn a barking laugh from Father Towbray and even a smile from the Monsignor. “Shall we begin, Your Excellency?”

[1/2]
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[2/2]

Over the next hour the Monsignor asks you a range of questions. They are mainly to do with your good faith, your understanding of the Brother’s Teachings, how you came to set out on pilgrimage and your experiences along the road and at each of the Vigils. The interview takes an interesting turn, as you suspected it would, when you reply to the Monsignor’s questions about the Third Vigil at the Old Lighthouse.

“…it was then the Angel of the Almighty appeared.”

The sound of the quill scratching on paper halts abruptly and Father Towbray’s head snaps up as if he too had been struck by lightning. A silence settles on the room long enough for a man to draw three breaths.

“…I see. Sir Andrei…” The Monsignor’s mild expression is utterly devoid of doubt, carefully kept neutral in the face of your extraordinary claim. “I have spoken with the others present that night. I am sorry to say that they recall no Angel. Sometimes men see strange things in the storms, yes?”

“It was no trick of the lightning, Your Excellency.” You shake your head, well aware of how it sounds. But you know what is real. “And I have no reason to believe lightning can speak.”

“Really? Fascinating… what did it say?”

You smile at the memory, it still warms you. “It told me it loved me. And that I was the greatest night in the world.”

“And what did it look like?”

“Light. Pure light, such an intensity that I could not look at it directly without flinching.” You pause, considering the physical attributes of the Divine. “Your Excellency, I could not tell you whether the features of the Angel were that of a man or a woman.”

The Monsignor nods, choosing his words carefully. “And… that night was the first time that the Angel had visited you?”

You let out a deep breath. “No. It was not.”

The monsignor’s eyebrows twitch even as Father Towbray’s eyes bulge wider.

"When did this Angel first appear to you?"

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> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]

> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

>“Several weeks ago. It was in the far-north Fallavon, beneath some ancient temple of ill portent…” You are speaking to a representative of the Bishop, clearly the vow of secrecy was not meant to apply to senior members of the Mater Reginae’s own Holy Church. [Idealist] + [Persuasion]
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greatest *knight in the world

Pit Damn it. The implications of the other interpretation, blasphemy aside, are hilarious.
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
SWORN
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>>4250406
>“I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

>“I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]

One of the Reginate (the one we're on good terms with) has already basically figured out it was us in there. Lets dive in to this world of intrigue
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

I wish the angel had chosen another word than greatest. Our vow of secrecy remains anyway.
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250413
Normally I'd be for spilling the beans but we've sworn an oath and telling the whole truth will definetely put us on a watch list for sure and our activities scrutinised.
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>>4250420
One of the options to tell him does include having a member of the reginate (hopefully we can specify which one) there to negotiate releasing us from the vow (more than likely just adding an exception). So we wouldn't be breaking the vow I assume
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>>4250419
remember we will have the church on our side if the reginate tries to throw their weight around and tries to fuck us
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>>4250406
>>4250410
>“I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

Changing to just this. I don't want to interact with the Reginates and be on their radar right now, especially while Damien hasn't sailed home yet.

We have the +15DC Recorded Miracle persuasion bonus with Church clergy and Holy Orders, right?
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>>4250421
I'm aware, like I said thats going to put us on a watch list for the Reginate and have our activities scrutinised and beyond the oath I feel that will limit our ability to investigate things on our own.

all in all its a loss for us and potential gain for the Queensmen

>>4250424
Some would say the Reginate IS the church
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
Just want to check something but I feel I know the answer already. Would the +15DC Recorded Miracle persuasion bonus with Church clergy and Holy Orders apply to the Reginate?
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]

>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

Both options.
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

The vow is everything

>>4249496
Linking old ID
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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I havnt decided where to put my vote but man, that description of the first option might actually give the bishop pause to *not* convene such a conclave.
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

If they really want to know (i.e. we fail the check) then we follow proper procedure to divulge the info.
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

Ah screw it. What are we without our vows.
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]

I really wanna brag about how we kicked anarchy’s ass
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

>>4249724
This is me;
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
>
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406

> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]
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>>4250406
>> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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>>4250406
> “I will tell you, but this requires two clergy witnesses of your rank and the presence of a representative of the Queen’s Reginate to release me from my vow of secrecy.” You will answer their questions, but you will do so through the proper channels. [Haughty]
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> “I am afraid I cannot oblige Your Excellency. I have been sworn to secrecy, and even describing the tangient events surrounding the Angel’s first vision would jeopardise that vow.” There is no way you could be tell the story, even without the vow, and not be recognised by the Reginates. [Hearty] + [Persuasion]

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Persuade Roll
> Unreasonable Request (Secrecy) / Lower Social Standing 40DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Wealth Status (Comfortable) +5DC
> Fashionable Attire (Monsignor) -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-roll
> Wealth Status (Successful) -10DC
> Stigmata (Church clergy) +15DC
> Stigmata (Church clergy) +1 Re-Roll (this roll only)
> 50DC

Double Fail = Word of your encounter with the Angel gets out, perhaps to the wrong people.
0 = The Monsignor thinks you a madman or worse, a heretic. His recommendation to the Bishop is that your testimony be ignored and the recording of your miracle be conveniently forgotten before it is officially entered.
1 = The Monsignor doesn’t believe that an Angel appeared before you, but this does not discount the miracle of surviving being struck by lightning. His recommendation is that the miracle be recorded but your outlandish testimony be politely ignored. You can dismiss this as the poor judgement of a fallible man, or demand a trial.
2 = The Monsignor official doesn’t know what to believe. He has his doubts, but he would not consider dismissing the possibility that you are indeed having visions of the divine. This will require a more serious inquiry from a panel of senior clergy, including the Bishop.
3 = The Monsignor is moved by your vivid descriptions of your encounters with Heaven and he is certain that you are indeed touched by the Almighty. He assumes, without you misleading him, that the vow of secrecy was a command by the Angel rather than a direction by any mortal power.
Double Pass = Regardless of the official findings of the Church, you develop a cult (poor choice of words) following among the faithful.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have TWO Re-Rolls. Your opponent has ONE adverse re-roll.


Are you in the Grace of the Almighty?

If I am not, may the Almighty put me there; and if I am, may the Almighty so keep me.
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>4252438
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4252438
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>4252438
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>4252438
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

Using the Adverse re-roll to counter this >>4252442
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>>4252440
>double fail
A double fail, yes, but an interesting double fail.
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Nice rolling lads. Combined with that double fail, your testimony is going to throw a wrench in the workings of the Church.
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>>4252440
Dang it.

>>4252441
>>4252442
>>4252443
Good rolling anons. Sorry my double fail messed it up from being a complete success.
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>>4252440
seems the Monsignor is a tattle tale.
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>>4252448
NIOCE
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>>4252438
>If I am not, may the Almighty put me there; and if I am, may the Almighty so keep me.
Excellent taste forgotten, Knightfu when
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>>4252449
All g, it's a cool failure if nothing else
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>>4252449
I think that this result is actually the best narratively speaking. An investogation by a doubting priest will be really interesting.
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>>4252440
>Double fail

OH SHI-

>>4252448
Everything went better than expected apparently
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>>4252444
Can we counter-reroll?
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>>4252475
can't reroll doubles and no fucking way am I re rolling a success in the hopes of a double or criy
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>>4252480
I wasn't talking about the double I was talking about the Monsignor's adverse re-roll
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>>4252485
it failed
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>>4252485
"opponents" have to roll above
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>>4252485
Well... yes we can counter re-roll it but it would be a foolish risk. The counter was a pass for us so we're fine. If we re-roll we might roll a fail or a double/crit fail and lose our pass.
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>>4252495
>>4252497
right ignore me then
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>>4252498
yeah and i'm not sure i would even want the effect of a double pass
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>>4252502
I honestly secretly kind of do. I'd love to see Emile accidentally find his way into the history books as the next coming of Adam and Cain. Completely unintentionally, completely obliviously until it's happened, just doing his best to uphold knightly virtues and keep Canton safe
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>>4252502
>Not wanting a Psuedo cult to purge Ardenne and feed into Emille's ego
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>Double Fail = Word of your encounter with the Angel gets out, perhaps to the wrong people.
assassin waifu sent to kill us wen
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>>4252511
Already done Its comrade widow sending the Bluejays regards
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>>4252499
>>4252503
All good brother
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To be fair, if the Monsignor's calling for a formal inquiry I'd be surprised if things DIDN'T leak especially when all the senior clergy in the Duchy is going to be involved
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> 2 Success
>The Monsignor official doesn’t know what to believe. He has his doubts, but he would not consider dismissing the possibility that you are indeed having visions of the divine. This will require a more serious inquiry from a panel of senior clergy, including the Bishop.
> Double Fail: Word of your encounter with the Angel gets out, perhaps to the wrong people

Throughout your interview, you do your best to answer the increasingly confronting questions without dishonouring your vow. You do your utmost to be and open book but when the questions stray to chapters that touch on the sensitive information, you respond apologetically that you cannot answer. Monsignor dan Esposito’s expression gradually shifts from forced politeness to indignant interrogation. Your faith, your worthiness as a man and a knight, even your intentions and base motivations are probed at a fundamental level. Some of the accusations levelled at you would have you demand a duel, probably to the death, if it did not come from one of the few individuals on the continent who is entitled to address you as such. The Monsignor’s role is precisely to ask such difficult questions, even of good men, and you answer each question to the best of your ability without hesitation or doubt.

By the end, with the clerk still scrabbling madly in his tome and Father Towbray regarding you with something approaching reverent adoration, the Monsignor finally leaves back and sighs heavily. A bead of sweat lines his brow and the priest’s expression is now deeply troubled.

“And how are you so certain that this Angel is not in fact a devil from the Pit in disguise?”

You think on what the Angel has commanded. To destroy the Son of Sin, to be worthy and that Heaven has a plan for you. These do not sound like the directions of a devil, who are said to promise fell power and unnatural aid. But always at a price.

“The Angel has given me no command that would go against the teachings of the Book of Brother’s, Your Excelleny. But… the Angel appeared to me at a moment when I was nearly lost to doubt. To unbelief. It was in that time that the Angel reaffirmed my faith, it does not seem like something a devil of the Pit would intend.”

“I believe that you believe what you say, young man.” The Monsignor regards you for a long time, tapping a finger against his temple. He seems about to say something, then changes his mind. “I will have to consult His Eminence on this. I fear that you will have to repeat your testimony again, Sir Andrei. In a more formal setting.”

“You need not fear for me Your Excellency. Come what may, the Almighty’s Will be done.”

“It always is.” The Monsignor does not refuse you the kiss of his ring when he takes his leave. You take that as an important sign. “In the meantime, not a word of this to the public. You understand?”

“I understand, Your Excellency.”

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Father Towbray approaches you after the clerk has finished packing up for the Monsignor. “There walks a man both of faith in doubt. But he will do his utmost to be a fair judge, I thin.”

“Thank you for support, Father Towbray.” You answer somewhat sheepishly. “I suppose I must apologise for not sharing these visions with your earlier.”

“I’ll admit it did come as something of a shock, Emile.” The ragged priest chuckles congenially, clapping a hand on your shoulder. “I did notice that something was different about you when you came back from that forest. I suspected that you were hiding something, even after your confessions.”

“You did?” You ask, surprisingly comfortable with the informal relationship that has developed between you two.

“Honestly? I suspected that you had taken advantage of some poor peasant girl and bedded her. It’s an all-too-common failing of men in your profession.” Father Towbray laughs before he tugs his scraggly beard thoughtfully. “But this? This is much more interesting…”

….

Your brother, the Green Knight, returns from the docks after lunch having arranged a meeting with the Vidra Captain. There are some odd conditions though.

“The captain, Olek Wojcik, has news from home and is happy to meet us. His first mate said it was important, but refused to tell me more until the captain has met you in person.”

You pause mid-sip. “Olek Wojcik. Not Olek Vidra?”

“No, he’s not a member of the family himself. But he must be a favoured man to command a ship flying their flag.”

“How many ships does House Vidra hold?”

“Three galleys and a few lesser crafts.” Damien gives you a disturbingly Father-like look of disappointment. “Weren’t you paying attention during Mother’s lessons?”

You grunt ruefully. “Clearly not. When is he coming?”

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[3/3]

“He’s not. He wants you to meet him by the docks instead, in a fairly shady area of town.” Your brother looks troubled. “And he wants you to only bring one other, as an escort.”

“Let me get this straight, he wants me to go to him, in a location with few witnesses and minimal escort?” You look up at your elder sibling, but not before making sure the door is closed. “You suspect a trap?”

“I would think so, but it’s also possible that the information he has is sensitive enough to demand this level of precaution. We haven’t heard from home in months, not since your last letter at the Tourney.” In less serious circumstances it would be amusing to watch Damien Andrei pace up and down by your bedside, scratching his head like Father does when he’s thinking aloud. “If it’s a trap, it is a ridiculously circumstantial one. I confirmed with the harbourmaster, that ship sailed directly here from Romaine. They couldn’t have possibly known that you would even have left Fallavon then, even if they intercepted your letter.”

The Green Knight shrugs, frustrated. “…I don’t know. It’s your call, little brother.”

Arriving as directed would be a sign of trust and put this nervous captain at ease. But if it is indeed a trap, you’d be walking right into the jaws of it. If you show up, but with a larger escort, you can handle any number of hired thugs but risk insulting or scaring this Vidra captain and his sensitive information away. Or you can sidestep this entire debacle and not approach the bait at all.

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(1) Meeting with the Vidra Captain
> Ridiculous. You are not an idiot to go sticking your head in the bear traps, as Father would say. If the captain really wants to meet with you so bad, let him come here. [Haughty]

> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]


(2) If you select more than one companion, I will assume the additional choices are to be kept out of sight. This will be easier for some than others.
> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon
> Brother Rousseau, Knights Comitas
> Sir Heinrich Norwache, Knight of Montbrun
> Mikail of Andryski, Romani Squire
> Orin, Fallavon hireling
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
> Father Towbray, Reclaimant Confessor
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>>4252551
> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
As the main companion

> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
In hiding, maybe up high if she can

I don't think this will be a trap hence bringing Damien but if it is I worry about putting us both in danger. Maybe Sir dan Marc would be a wiser choice... still, I trust our brother to have our back (and us his) most of all
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>>4252551
>> Ridiculous. You are not an idiot to go sticking your head in the bear traps, as Father would say. If the captain really wants to meet with you so bad, let him come here. [Haughty]

This stinks of something
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>>4252551
>> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

>(2) If you select more than one companion, I will assume the additional choices are to be kept out of sight. This will be easier for some than others.
>> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
Our brother should follow us. He'd probably need to hear this.

>> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
Somewhere elevated, just in case and out of sight. With Courageous Sky alongside her.

That should be enough to allow us to disengage.
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>>4252551
(1) Meeting with the Vidra Captain
>Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]

(2)
>Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon
>Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’

Jess should definitely come with us.
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>>4252557
+1
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>>4252556
If it was a trap, then he would've demanded that both Damien and Emile come together. Damien is far more important than Emile since he's the first born son and heir.

The captain serves House Vidra (our maternal family). Lord Vidra is our uncle.
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>>4252551
>> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Brother Rousseau, Knights Comitas
As our "visible" escort.

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon

In the shadows.
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>>4252551
> Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]
>Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight

This is family business, let's go with our brother. I also would relish the chance to fight our way out with our brother.
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>>4252551
>> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
He will be our +1
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
Our on dock hidden help
> Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon
> Mikail of Andryski, Romani Squire
Keep these two off the dock but in sight range of a signal from Jess. They won't be close enough to help immediately as to avoid suspicion, but can arrive to help clean up or save our skins if we hold for long enough.
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>>4252572
except he likely didn't pick up on Damiens identity as he would have been masquerading as the green knight.

I know they serve our maternal family but we hardly know spit about them outside a general understanding and this whole thing stinks of something Im not sure we want to be a part of particularly given we are going to be under further scrutiny.
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>>4252589
Stinks of plot anon, don't worry about it, just let it happen, lean into it
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>>4252589
>except he likely didn't pick up on Damiens identity as he would have been masquerading as the green knight.
That's true. He doesn't know that the Green Knight is Young Lord Damien Andrei.

>I know they serve our maternal family but we hardly know spit about them outside a general understanding and this whole thing stinks of something Im not sure we want to be a part of particularly given we are going to be under further scrutiny.

This involves our family, so we're already part of it and are gonna have to be part of it.
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>>4252551
>Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]

> Brother Rousseau, Knights Comitas
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>>4252590
I mean I'm not going to shit the bed over getting involved just their are things we may be putting at risk meeting this man at his position.

>>4252591
If you say so anon
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>>4252551
> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
The main companion

> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
Out of sight
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>>4252551
> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
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>>4252551
>You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

>Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
Our public companion

>Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
Out of sight

>>4250466
Linking old ID
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>>4252551
>> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]
> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
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>>4252551
>> Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]

>> Sir Heinrich Norwache, Knight of Montbrun
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>>4252551
> Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]
>>
>>4252551
Oh, and

> Jess
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>>4252551

> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty

Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight with us.
Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling watchung us

>>4250609
This is me;
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>>4252551
>> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

Main:
> Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon

Secondary:
> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’

I don't want the off-chance of the captain recognizing our brother to happen
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(1) Meeting with the Vidra Captain
>Vidra has not sworn fealty to Andrei in centuries, but you doubt Lord Vidra would plot against his sister and your Mother. You will follow the captain’s directions and put him at ease, arriving at the designated meeting point with only one companion. [Idealist]

(2)
>Sir Neil dan Marc, Young Knight of Fallavon
>Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’

>bringing our brother
do you want to get the line destroyed
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>>4252551
>> Ridiculous. You are not an idiot to go sticking your head in the bear traps, as Father would say. If the captain really wants to meet with you so bad, let him come here. [Haughty]
>>
>>4253186
>>4252551
+1
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>>4252551
> Challenge the Captain to a duel
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>>4252551
Main Companion
> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
Additional Companion
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’

This is me
>>4250409
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>>4252551
> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

>Sir Neil dan Marc
>Orin
>Jess the Kid
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>>4252551

>You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’

Normally, I'd want to follow along with the good Captain's directions, but this reeks of a trick. I'd want to bring Damien with us, as if it is critical matters relating to the family, he'd need to know early. Jess is sufficiently stealthy that they'd be able to follow us with the best chances, and if they are noticed, we could attempt to play it off as her following us out of her own volition. She is easier to create an alibi for in this manner, since she isn't able to really talk and trip over an explanation.
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>>4252551
> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]

> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight
Main companion

> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’
Hidden companion
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> You will go, with only one companion in plain sight. The rest of your chosen companions will be hidden close by until you give the signal. If the captain is merely paranoid rather than plotting betrayal, he has nothing to fear. [Hearty]
> Sir Damien Andrei, The Green Knight (escort)
> Jess the Kid, Fallavon ‘hireling’ (hidden lookout)
> Companion Tracking Roll AUTO-SUCCESS

You have chosen to wear your armour for this meeting, leaving the cane behind and making your way to the seaside with only the minimum amount of limping. There is little evidence of Jess trailing you to the docks, but the solitary glimpse of a figure leaping the rooftops across the increasingly dirty and rundown streets gives you some measure of comfort. Even in this urban environment, she really is very good at this. From a high vantage point with her longbow your Fae tagalong should help even the odds if this meeting goes to the Pits.

The chosen location isn’t even an inn or any sort of establishment, respectable or otherwise. It is a rundown warehouse so shoddily constructed from rotting wood that Father would likely weep at the sight.

The Green Knight stops you at the door. “If this turns out to be an incredibly obvious trap after all, I apologise.”

“Nonsense, it was my decision. Now try and look suitably mysterious and menacing for the occasion, my Basil Bodyguard.”

“Basil?!” Your brother follows you in, muttering something unflattering under his breath. But he puts on his best 'intimidating sworn man' pose all the same.

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The room smells like you had expected, of waterlogged timber and seaside refuse. There are numerous men moving crates about, heavily muscled and tattooed. Most of them carry cutlasses, or daggers big enough to pass as short swords. All of them pause as you enter.

Captain Olek Wojcik does not strike you as the type of man a respectable Romani noble family like would employ. Or even be seen within ten yards of. The stark opposite of what you imagined a House Vidra captain to look like, the scarred and drably dressed man strikes you as the sort to prey on Romani tradeships rather than captain one. His crew members, and you count no less than seven of them in the room, similarly appear more like pirates than honest sailors. Though you’ll admit you don’t imagine honest sailors look much less loutish and menacing than this lot.

“You are Sir Emile Andrei, son of Lord Nikolai Andrei?”

“I am.”

“And you came alone?”

You gesture at the Green Knight, avoiding a lie. “Mostly.”

“Jolly good.” The Captain nods, satisfied.
“Then my work here is done. Let’s go, boys.”

When the man stands up and the henchmen start to move you and your brother’s hands shoot straight to your hilts. You can imagine Jess drawing notching an arrow somewhere in the gloomy lofts above.

“Stow that blade, matey.” Captain Wojcik’s voice cracks the air with the whiplash of authority from a man used to being obeyed without question. “Relax. I’ve brought you a gift.”

“I’m no gift, Sir Wojcik.” Your heard snaps around to the feminine voice. “Though I thank you for arranging this meeting. You have performed your part in this play, and performed it well.”

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“Your humble servant in all things, My Lady.” The Vidra Captain gives a surprisingly gracious bow, one that wouldn’t be amiss in many courts, to the shadowy figure behind him. “I shall return to my vessel, the Litany of Solace will be ready to cast of as per your directions in a few days time.”

“What is this? Explain yourself.” You are uncertain if you’re speaking to the Captain or to the faintly familiar female voice.

“Emmy. You didn’t really come here all alone to this secluded warhouse at a stranger's bidding with one measly bodyguard, did you?. No offense to you, Sir.” You stand there dumbstruck as the voice, one you finally recognise after half a year without hearing it. “Mother was right about this much. It is a miracle you made it out the front door, let alone all the way to Pascae.”

They step forward into the low light and your brother makes a choking sound inside his helm. It takes you a few moments to recover from your shock enough to speak.

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> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]

> “Halina?! You’re supposed to be studying for your abbey orders!” Your younger sister by 10 months is the slimmest and most academically gifted of your siblings, but not one for intrigue. You’re shocked Mother would send her out on some tomfool plot, if indeed she did. [Idealist]
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>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
>>
>> my Basil Bodyguard.”

Fucking hilarious

>>4254377
> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
>>
Ah sibling shenanigans
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>>4254377
> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
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>>4254377
> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
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>>4254377
>“Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

>“Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]

>“Halina?! You’re supposed to be studying for your abbey orders!” Your younger sister by 10 months is the slimmest and most academically gifted of your siblings, but not one for intrigue. You’re shocked Mother would send her out on some tomfool plot, if indeed she did. [Idealist]

Ahhh Pit Damn it I can't choose!

>Write in
>Regardless of which sister it turns out to be, her bros Emile and Damien give her smothering bear hugs.

Thank the Almighty it wasn't Mother. She'd have given the Andrei Bros the terrifying bear mother scolding if she had learned of everything Damien and Emile have been up to during their travels. They're in for it once they comeback home.
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>>4254377
To hell with these choices.

> Bear hug all of them. We're big enough for it. Try not to cry. Cry. [Family]
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>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

Oh goddamit what pitspawned scheme brought her here
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>>4254377
>“Emmy. You didn’t really come here all alone to this secluded warhouse at a stranger's bidding with one measly bodyguard, did you?


''I've faced worse odds''
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>muh bear hugs xdddd
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>>4254377
>> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
Rebellion in the house of Andrei
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>>4254377
> “Halina?! You’re supposed to be studying for your abbey orders!” Your younger sister by 10 months is the slimmest and most academically gifted of your siblings, but not one for intrigue. You’re shocked Mother would send her out on some tomfool plot, if indeed she did. [Idealist]
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>>4254377
>“Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
I feel she will the most fun. Also indignantly point to Jess exclaiming that we brought TWO(2) bodyguards so we are not in anyway shape or form stupid.
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>>4254377
> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

This is great news, now we have a ship for Damien to return to Romaine on and with people we can be fairly certain won't kill him.
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>>4254377
>> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]

The Arya of the family.
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>>4254377
>“Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
>>
>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254377
>“Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
>>
>>4254377
>> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
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>>4254377
>> “Halina?! You’re supposed to be studying for your abbey orders!” Your younger sister by 10 months is the slimmest and most academically gifted of your siblings, but not one for intrigue. You’re shocked Mother would send her out on some tomfool plot, if indeed she did. [Idealist]

Also I think waving to Jess to standdown and maybe come down to the gathering would not be amiss.

She can bring Courageous Sky along to show off our animal companions to our sisters. I'm sure they'll love them.
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>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

Shit must be bad if one of them had to arrive here.
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>>4254507
> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

Going save the Nancy Drew Hardy Boys crossover for when we know which sister we are hugging.
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>>4254377
> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254377

> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty

Haha guse we are in trouble

>>4252972
This is me;
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>>4254377
> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254547
Shit meant to link here >>4254377
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>>4254507
If I had to hazard a guess

Roselyn is probably here as an extension of our family, possibly they deduced our next destination and sent her here to pick Damien up, also may be here to attend the Duke's ball if she's not wrapped herself up in some other intrigue.

Maryla is on an adventure for god knows what reason.

Halina baffles me as to why she'd be here let alone in the company she was.
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>>4254710

Maryla is on an adventure for god knows what reason. Mother would say the same thing about us runing away.
Most likey becouse she wants to be like us?
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>>4254377
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254710
Halina was probably send here as a compromise between her and mother with those island nunneries in Romaine getting attack by the deadmen or the black ships. I too rarer she goes to a nunnery in the mainland.
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>>4254727
the difference is we're a grown man & a graduated Knight wheras she's a child/Young lady with neither training or experienc from what we know.

I can't say the behavior should be readily accepted even for a Romanie woman, theirs a ready difference between warrior women and what Maryla would be rocking up here as.

>>4254743
I hadn't thought of that though here it's Norsca that poses a threat to the coast.

also you forgot the slavers from Carthaggi
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>>4254377
> All three are here.

Also. Wut. Wait. We have things to talk to the Captain about where is he going.
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>>4254377
>> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
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>>4254377
>> “Halina?! You’re supposed to be studying for your abbey orders!” Your younger sister by 10 months is the slimmest and most academically gifted of your siblings, but not one for intrigue. You’re shocked Mother would send her out on some tomfool plot, if indeed she did. [Idealist]
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Wait, this quest has no write-ins?
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>>4254985
It absolutely does. Some of the best stuff has come from write ins. Forgotten doesn't put a "Write in" option every time but its assumed that most choices will accept a write in if its appropriate and gets enough support
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>>4254377
>> “Maryla? What in Pit’s sake are you doing here? And why are you dressed like a boy?!” Your younger sister by several years is still more girl than woman, you honestly wouldn’t have guessed she was anything but a cabin boy until she spoke. There is no way Mother had a hand in this. [Hearty]
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>>4254985
Hey, I voted for "All three".

Worked for Valen Quest.
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>>4255180
Made things pretty interesting for the Captain in BCQ as well.
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>>4254377
ALL THREE

If not:
>> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254377

All three if possible, if not

> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
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>>4254377


> “Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]

>"Come now Ros, you know that the brains were always on the female side of the family. Even our dear brother isn't quite the type to walk into a trap, yes?"

Maximum sibling ribbing opportunities is a go.
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>>4254376
> You gesture at the Green Knight, avoiding a lie. “Mostly.”

No thorn points?
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>>4255250
???????????
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>>4255827
I don't think we're going to get thorns points for a single not-quite-a-lie...

I mean it was even truthful. We came in alone, Jess was outside. Even if its an out and out lie it's a small one
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>>4255829
His blood for mine during sex is a hell of a drug
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>“Roselyn?! How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?” The eldest sibling, already considering several marriage offers. She has all the feminine charm of Anastazja, but also the fiendish cunning to use it like a dagger rather than a cudgel. Mother’s favourite child. [Haughty]
>Engage Bear Hug


“Roselyn?!” It takes you several moments to recover your composure. “How is Mother? And was this little escapade her idea or yours?”

Roselyn Lena Andrei, the eldest sister. The bossy one, though you’d be a fool to say it to her face. Anastazja may be the fairest of your sisters, but she never had that dangerous combination of wit, beauty and authority that put Roselyn at the head of the pack amongst her fellow Romani women. She is Mother’s favoured instrument, selected when a plot furthering the family’s interests cannot be left to one of the less intuitive siblings.

“Good to see your eyes are still working, little brother.” Your sister’s smug tone is the same as you remember, like that of a cat playing with a mouse. But by the Brothers, it is still good to see her. “And Mother is fine, by the way. Despite you nearly giving her a heart attack with your letter about crippling the Fallavon Marquis. You have no idea how many potential intrigues with our forest neighbours had to be put on hold after that little deee-EEEE! GET IT OFF OF ME!!!”

That last indignant squeal is instigated by your brother, still fully in disguise, stepping forwards and lifting your eldest sister up in a spontaneous embrace. Several men-at-arms bearing the reassuring heraldry of House Andrei step forward from the dark, alarmed that their charge has been taken hostage so suddenly. You motion them to stand down and, with a little hesitation, the men obey. Their concern is touching but they truly have nothing to fear. And it is encourage to see your sister had trusted men like Jerod escorting her rather than travelling solely in the company of House Vidra sailors.

“It is so good to see you, sister!” Damien booms, laughing wildly as his sibling continues to yelp irately and slam her captor with ineffectual blows.

“I beg your pard-! YOU!” Roselyn’s open palm catches your brother full-force across the helm, probably hurting her more than him. “Put me down this instant you- you cretin!”

“Well you found Damien, at least. That’s one errand to cross off Mother’s list. And- don’t you dare!” You ignore your sister’s protestations and embrace both of your siblings in a crushing bear hug. Unable to escape, and turning her nose up at the sheer embarrassment of this display of affection, your sisters waits it out with practiced impatience. “Are you quite done now? Ugh, boys. I see neither of you have matured during your little adventures. And it is so stupid of both of you to come here alone! What if this had been a trap after all?”

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“Not completely alone, sister.” You grin, pointing up at the rafters. “There’s a damn fine archer of mine sitting up there watching. And probably wandering what in the Pit is going on right now.”

“Well I am glad to hear you're not complete idiots. Just mostly so." Roselyn turns over her shoulder, wary of too many ears. “Jerod, go patrol the perimeter or something. Is your pet archer known for having loose lips?”

“They’re not much for talking, secrets or otherwise.” You shrug. And also mutter under your breath. “And I don’t even know if she -has- lips.”

Damien frowns, watching the dismissed Andrei soldiers file outside. “You don’t trust Father’s men?”

“I don’t trust -you- to put your shirt on the right way, Damien. But the less in a secret the better.” Roselyn’s tone may seem harsh, but that’s the way she’s always been with you two. Onlookers probably wouldn’t understand it as anything but insulting, but you have missed her sharp tongue. “Officially, I am here to attend the Duke’s Ball and announce Anastazja’s engagement to Simon Norveski. It serves our purposes for the Norveski-Andrei alliance to be public knowledge, especially with-“

“Ana is getting married?” You read that the younger Norveski son was courting her in the latest letter from home. But… well it’s hard to imagine pretty little Ana, whose hair you use to put bugs in and make her shriek, getting married. “You’re just going to announce our sister’s engagement at a party? Like... like a town crier?”

“No, you idiot.” Roselyn serves you that expression that Mother usually reserves for Father when he is being particularly buffoonish. “I am going to mention the engagement casually in several conversation circles over the course of the night, after delicately steering the conversation onto that topic area. -That- is how these things are ‘announced’. It’s called subtlety. Look it up, if you can spell the word.”

“Ouch, Ros. That hurts.” Damien frowns with faux-injury, gesturing at his green tabard. “Besides, we can be plenty subtle!”

“The fact that you two think that a bright green mystery knight disguise is ‘subtle’ is all that needs be said.” Roselyn sighs, brushing the dust off a crate before sitting down. Her voice takes a more serious tone. “Look, you’ve both done very well to keep your heads attached to your shoulders so farand you are both very good the whole sword swinging and stabby side of things that you men do. Our family needs that, of course. Just not right now.”

[2/4]
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“What does Ana think of all this?” You’re glad Damien asked, the two of you have always been protective of your sisters. Even the brattiest among them.

“What does Ana think? She thinks the whole match-up was her idea! She’s the same vain and foolish strumpet that would grant her favour to any stableboy with a strong chin that glanced her way.” Damien guffaws at the description, you do not. Roselyn dismisses Anastazja’s shortcomings with a flick of the hand. “Thank Heavens she has Mother and I looking out for her. The younger Norveski is a fair catch, considering his brother is already engaged. And, just a thought, but if something were to happen to the older brother...”

“Sister!” You interrupt your sister’s plotting, appalled but not entirely shocked. It does sound like something Mother would think of.

“What? I’m not suggesting we actually arrange anything like that, the risks far outweigh the benefits of our existing Norveski alliance. I’m just saying…” Roselyn rolls her eyes at you and Damien’s disapproving looks. “This is why nothing ever seems to get done on this continent. You don’t have to act on all the possibilities, but only a fool doesn’t consider them.”

“Sister, if we can get back on track.” Damien has always been better at handling your eldest sister than you, even when you were kids. “Setting aside your disturbing readiness to consider outright murder, you didn’t sail all the way to Port Bounty to announce and engagement. Why did Mother send you?”

“Yes, I was just getting to that. Unofficially, and Em despite your mountain of shortcomings Mother did believe Father’s faith in you finding Damien was likely justified. Unofficially, we are going to reintroduce the house heir back into respectable society as soon as feasibly possible and at the most public event of the season.” Roselyn look pointedly at Damien, this sounds less like a sibling’s suggested idea and more like one of Mother’s orders. “You will make an appearance at the Ball, very public. You will pay your respects to the Duke, dance and mingle, maybe even talk to a pretty girl or two. You will do the exact opposite of what a person wanted by the Queen’s secret police and affiliated with hoodlum rebels would do, and then you two will board the Litany of Solace that very night and set sail for home before your pursuers can even think of making a play at you.”

“The Duke’s Ball this weekend?” You and Damien look at each other. “I don’t think we’re invited. And even if we were…”

[3/4]
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[4/4]

“Let me worry about arranging an invitation for the both of you. Brothers, little Dim and Em, I understand your apprehension. But Mother and I have talked this over at length, even Father is on board. We need to clear Damien of any stigma in the public eye now before it threatens to sink it. You have to understand that in this game appearances are everything.” It’s the ‘appearances are everything’ speech, one you’ve heard before. But perhaps never quite put like this. “If a Lord appears strong and impenetrable, his neighbours will seek alliance or at the very least look elsewhere to expand their own estates. If a Lord appears weak or declining in power, even if he actually has a stronger position, his neighbours will plot their downfall or even just eye off their scrap to carve out when the wolves are at the door.”

You and Damien are utterly silent, you both know better than to interrupt Roselyn when she’s being serious.

“On the battlefield, strength is strength. At court, the -appearance- of strength is strength. Damien, if you make an appearance at the social event of the year as if nothing is amiss then the perception of your peers will be that nothing is amiss. If public perception is that nothing is amiss, and our enemies have nothing concrete with which to justify their manoeuvres, they will think twice and look for easier prey. If what we’ve heard at home is true, that the Order Reginae are planning to make an example of one of the families, then it’s important that there isn’t even the -rumour- of a rumour attainting us.” Roselyn finishes her speech with a winning smile flashed in your direction. “And Emmy, Mother says to tell you that you will board that ship with us or you can forget about your allowance.”

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I assume, barring write-ins, that you share what info you can with your sister without breaching the vow of secrecy.

(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>No, this is a foolish plan. Damien should remain disguised up until the very moment he boards that ship home. You’ve kept him incognito thus far and this plan would shred any chance of that continuing to be viable. [Hearty]

> You will go along with this plan, reluctantly, because that is what your family wishes and Father has apparently given his implicit approval. You voice your concerns but follow orders all the same. [Idealist]

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(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

>You miss home, plain and simple. And if you escort your brother all the way, you’ll even be back in time for the Summer Tourney. [Sail Home]
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>>4256146
(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You will go along with this plan, reluctantly, because that is what your family wishes and Father has apparently given his implicit approval. You voice your concerns but follow orders all the same. [Idealist]


(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
Don't need an allowance if we join the Dragon Guard
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>>4256146
Hey Forgotten regardless of whether we go home or not wouldn't we have to stay in Pascae a bit longer for the inquiry?
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

(2) The Litany of Solace
>Write-in
>"But dear sister what will I said to my dear friend Sir Robert Gilbern the Queen's Third Herald, if I can't pass him information on Cathagi by not being there?"
Get Roselyn on our side.
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

The plans a good one it cloaks damien in so much damn PR its going to keep him well guarded & given his low priority they'll likely just defer on arresting him.

>You miss home, plain and simple. And if you escort your brother all the way, you’ll even be back in time for the Summer Tourney. [Sail Home]

Pascae's changed things a fair bit, the Inquiry with the Archbishop means our history will be under immense scrutiny & now our family actively intervening means things are getting hot for the family it may be best to defer the pilgrimage for later until we know whats going on properly with our families information.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

We promised to protect the pilgrims
to the end of the journey. There is no other option.
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>>4256156
There’s no official summons yet, so technically you don’t have to stick around.
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
Trust mother on this one, but when it comes to faith...

>>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
Take it from me, Pasce just don't understand.
>>4256157
Supporting this write in too.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

>>4256157
Gilbern is Second Herald now. But yes, our connection to him should be mentioned to convince Roselyn.
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>>4256166
>”Of course, it is a duty of any knight to defend the faith. Any danger that threatens these humble pilgrims on the road will find me instead.” The pilgrimage sites are along the way after all, and you are honoured to be entrusted with such a task by the prestigious Knights Comitas. You agree to escort the pilgrims, you will have to convince Sir Rabe it is worth the hassle. [Haughty]

The pledge we made does not cite to the end of the journey and you could probably take an inference that we could depart at anytime.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
We have to give her something if we are to have any chance of
(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
I like the Idea of >>4256157 and we should throw in that breaking our promise and abandoning the pilgrims now would likely ruin the effects of our miracle, and definitely not make us look like a man guided by the angels of the almighty
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>>4256168
Alright. I'd also like to add besides mentioning our connection with Sir Gilbern that skipping town immediately after the ball would not help our case with the Church as well.
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>>4256174
though i don't think we should talk of the angel in public before our talk with the bishop
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
Support for telling Roselyn about our mission for Gilbern.
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>>4256146

> You will go along with this plan, reluctantly, because that is what your family wishes and Father has apparently given his implicit approval. You voice your concerns but follow orders all the same. [Idealist

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage

We can and have made our own money, we not a little kid needing handouts from the family.
>>4254586
This is me;
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>>4256140
Can ya'll remind me who this sucker is, my kniggas?
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>>4256185
https://pastebin.com/mydcz8pA

>>>> Sir Simon Norveski
The youngest child of Lord Norveski. Initially wary of Sir Andrei’s involvement in embroiling his family in the Vancewell trial, his worries were allayed once House Rabe’s dislike of House Vancewell became known. He was impressed by Sir Andrei’s tale of his slaying of the Creeping Horror, though otherwise found him a boorish dinner companion. He has since begun courting one of Sir Andrei’s sisters, Anastazja.
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>>4256189
Thanks bro
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>>4256146
Great update Forgotten. I'm so glad to see Jerod again after half a year. Our sister Ros has a good head on her shoulders and is pretty cunning like Mother. It was pretty amusing how she chided her younger bros. The bear hugs were cute. Amazing update overall.

We're almost finished with the pilgrimage and have only one vigil left to complete. Abandoning it now after we've gotten so far and are almost at the finish line would be quite shameful and faithless. It would certainly not help us in the Church inquiry or our rep. Also, there's our promise to escort the pilgrims and protect them as our charges till the end of the pilgrimage. Breaking that promise would be dishonourable and would shame us in the eyes of the faithful and pious. Emile is an honourable and piously devout knight. He's a man of his word.

>>4256157
+1 to this write-in.

>>4256185
Sir Simon Norveski, second born son of Lord Norveski. His marriage to our sister Ana would cement an alliance between House Norveski and House Andrei.
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>>4256185
One of our first failed drinking buddies and missed traveling companion.
Emile made a tremendous ass of himself and a good time was had by the bear.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256146
>>4256166
>>4256157
I would like to support this write in as well. If we can get our mother's approval, maybe we can have her send our allowance to pay back the Grenoble moneylenders we still need to payback.
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>>4256203
We can also send money back to Romaine with Roselyn if that doesn't work.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>"But dear sister what will I said to my dear friend Sir Robert Gilbern the Queen's Second Herald, if I can't pass him information on Cathagi by not being there?"
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
I like the write in, but will continue either way
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>>4256207
With what money? We broke once we pay eveyone.
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>>4256171
Yes, but we don't know that yet.
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>>4256146
>(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256218
We actually do, Sir de Ferros told us
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>>4256218
We were told last thread.
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>>4256213
We are sitting at wealth 5 at the moment and if we pay them back quickly we only owe wealth 2. If we become a Dragon Guard, we won't be back for a long time and the debt we have is going to explode with interest. We should have that cleared up sooner rather than later.
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>>4256237
Quicker if we have any skirmishes along the way
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>>4256224
>>4256227
I most have miss it. Thanks.
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>>4256237
Forgotten told us long ago that we can send the money back with Damien and have it settled that way so as to not incur any transfer fees by going trough middlemen.
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>>4256146
> You will go along with this plan, reluctantly, because that is what your family wishes and Father has apparently given his implicit approval. You voice your concerns but follow orders all the same. [Idealist]

We should inform her that we already have a possible date with Lady Hewitt for the Ball, since appearing with her could help a ton. Also let her know about us beating up Sinclair, Lord Kitchener's men, and accidentally killing the Golden Boy whose name I already forgot but it could get us support from the local Vidra representatives since we avenged our distant relative's death. You know, the important things.

Oh yeah, also that we might be getting beatified as the recipient of a miracle. Show off our lightning scars.

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

Sorry Sis, Man proposes but Almighty disposes.
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>>4256146
Also let her know we have an opportunity to join the Dragon Guard as well as Sir Gilberns stuff.
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256146
>> You will go along with this plan, reluctantly, because that is what your family wishes and Father has apparently given his implicit approval. You voice your concerns but follow orders all the same. [Idealist]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256294
>>4256146
+1 to this write-in : >>4256157
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>>4256146
changing >>4256161 too

>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

and support the write-in here >>4256157 as continuing on our way is less suspicious then suddenly returning home.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256237
Thats going to take us down to 3 then we have to pay for the ship to finsh the trip we are on which probs going to leave us at 2 moneys which is poor and i dont think alot of people want to be doing the dragon gurd job for 3 years soo not getting money from that.
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>>4256146
I'd vote for this >>4256157

>>4256359
Honestly, if we're there i'd vote for it. Rare opportunity to see how a foreign nation operates.
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>>4256359
> and i dont think alot of people want to be doing the dragon gurd job for 3 years soo not getting money from that.

Objectively wrong.
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>>4256359
yeah I'm not a fan of that DG personally and find Canton more appealig.
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>>4256359
I want to. Once the pilgrimage is done, it'd be a very cool "second chapter". For the quest. Imagine Emile trying to Knight in a society of copperclipping slavers- what fun! Also, the Dragon could be a source of more unsettling knowledge
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>>4256359
> i dont think alot of people want to be doing the dragon gurd
I don't think you have read the room correctly.
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>>4256435
I also think we don't actually need to play out multiple years of guard duty, as there could be empty, boring months or seasons between events that actually matter to us.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256134
>You have no idea how many potential intrigues with our forest neighbours had to be put on hold
Since nothing's been said yet, good.
If anything Roselyn should be a little grateful that marriage options are off the table for a little while. Bullet dodged.
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>>4256369
>>4256408
>>4256431
>>4256435
>>4256438
Well i rember that other people that arnt you peoples wasn't that keen on it.
Im not as theres alot of stuff happening and i dont wana miss it tending the dragon.
Im big on talking to the dragon about the sons of sin and stuff but not staying there.
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256543
mother is so controlling I'm not surprised Damien was reluctant to leave the bluejays
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Forgotten what IS our allowance?
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>>4256555
come to think of it how do we even receive it? Banks seems to be a new idea to us, and a Canton wide trade network credit deal seems a logistics nightmare.
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also
>men just want to fight dragons and shit
>women constantly scheme to gain power and destroy others
i think i figured out cantons problem
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
We're a man and a knight now. We make our own money.
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>>4256408
Personally, I'd freaking love to explore Cathagi but I hate the idea of being the guard of the dragon. I don't think it really fits to Emile, being a servant while he's supposed to be a knight litterally appointed by God to bring justice upon this world with an angel whispering in his ear. It could have fit young Emile at the start of his adventure but not the current one. He'd be more the kind of knight who'd stand against the Dragon for the slavery issue, now.
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>>4256564
Probably easy to send an agent to a place you know someone is though that's harder when travelling or with little correspondence

>>4256570
Rosalyne is a surprisingly cutthroat woman perhaps the most we've meet as far as saying for certain anyway.
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>>4256601
desu if we gave miss vancewell truth serum she would give our sister a run for her money
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>>4256607
Maybe but that could be an inflection of our dealing with her brother given how little we can say for certain but I too would bet good money on that.

Vancewell courtship when?
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>>4256146

(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

As another anon has pointed out, mentioning to Roselyn our acquaintance with the Second Herald is pretty major. So long as we are in Cathagi, whether we do any real intrigue or not there, the Andrei family can use that as a potential bargaining chip in case the Reginae come knocking.

Another point to consider is our relations with the good Father and Sister. Father Towbray's military connections are an obvious point, but Sister Ignatius' knowledge and experience in medicine would be extremely valuable. I doubt the Sisters would be inclined to stick around for particularly long though perhaps we could hire them on to train our own house's healers. Good triage is invaluable during extended conflicts, which if this brewing civil war boils over would be exactly what would happen. Abandoning the Pilgrims now would damage if not outright sour these relations.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256617
Never ever. Emile is for a good, honest, and faithful woman
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>>4256847
Tracker girl, ride that pony
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256873
Oh speaking of Tracker, she should be coming back soon with our the earnings of our investment. We should probably give our sister or brother a letter to let them pick it up.
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>>4256157
Also backing this write in
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>>4256879
Thats if the snakes havent goten to her.
Shes also spanding money on feed the people she found in the wastes as well so not much cash going to get from her.
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>>4256949
Pretty sure that vote went with charging those who could pay and making the rest work for their passage. So she shouldn't be doing too bad.
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>>4256956
Oh yer, still its going to add extra cost to her.
Hope she comes out ok.
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>>4256146
(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

(2) The Litany of Solace
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

Well, at least this should shut up the guy constantly trying to tell people we should go back to Canton right away.
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>>4256146
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
> Continue pilgrimage
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>>4256146


>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

>>4256161

Supporting the write-in here, with the correction of Gilbern being the Second Herald now. Mother and Ros will probably be in fits when they find out what we've done on our way here, but that's an issue for later. Name-dropping the Church connections we've made along the way, and the ones we stand to gain on the last leg of the pilgrimage should be the last heave to get it out of the harbour. Also, given that a highly pious knight with a tendency to devoutness and keeping his oaths suddenly abandoning the pilgrimage when his brother, who he has NOT openly arrived into Port Bounty with, suddenly changing his tack and heading home when his eldest sister and brother arrive at the ball? People WILL talk, and all of us heading back will set tongues a-wagging about potential weakness, considering that we gave up the opportunity for sticking around for the Summer tourney with our BFF Karlaus Rabe to continue our pilgrimage. A knight who is currently talking with a bishop about a potential miracle, choosing family over finishing the duty to see these holy people to their destination? No matter how they dress it up, it'll be almost more damaging than us continuing on like nothing was amiss. Plus, with Damien heading home and us bumbling along with a spring in our step, it'll prove that we've got nothing to fear abroad, if we even let our daft fool's errand keep along rather than pull Emile back to keep hacking down Deadmen on the eastern front.
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>>4256146
. . . Just how much IS our allowance?

Because we could use some wealth to pay off our loan.

I suppose we could also get Tracker Jean to drop off any profits with our family from our investment, as well.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
>You miss home, plain and simple. And if you escort your brother all the way, you’ll even be back in time for the Summer Tourney. [Sail Home]
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>>4257223
It be hilarious, if all this time we had some money we didn't know about we had access to.

>>4256956
>>4256879
>>4256157
These are me btw
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>>4257281
At least we don't have to pay for passage home any more.

Honestly, we should have done enough for the Andrei name that Roselyn should be allowed to give us some wealth. Found Damien, made friends with Gilbern, etc.

Oh yeah, we should let her know (in private) about what we can tell her regarding the Faction Knights vs Reginae.

Also that we met Lord Ursen.

>>4256146
Can we send back Ursen's Totem to our Dad? It seems like it would be more useful to them while we're in Carthagi, since we won't be facing Beastmen or anything.

Also with the whole Sainthood thing and the Angel, right now might not be a good time to have anything questionable on us.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4256146

(1)
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

(2)
If the whole point of her plan is to keep up appearances it wouldn't do for us to suddenly bail out on our pilgrimage.

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>>4257338
The Ursen Totem is dope and not related to purely Fallavon.
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>>4257396
Yeah but it makes more sense to let our Dad use it in Canton while we're in Carthagi.
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>>4257438
It really doesn't, it was gifted to us by Ursen not to our father.
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>>4257448
> Thinking long lived species view us as individuals not families

Besides, our Dad raised us.
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>>4257454
he recognised us differently though related than Damien so thats a bust.
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>>4257454
We are keeping the totem. It represent an important part of our journey and a complex aspect of Emile faith.
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>>4257465
also this
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>>4257465
I admit, I'm kind of curious what letting our dad hold the totem would be, since the DG lasts several years.

But it's too good a piece of equipment to give up.
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>>4257465
Backing this.
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>>4256146
>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]

There is absolutely no way we're going home just yet

I'll throw my support in for this as well
>>4256157
>>"But dear sister what will I said to my dear friend Sir Robert Gilbern the Queen's Second Herald, if I can't pass him information on Cathagi by not being there?"

>>4257338
>Can we send back Ursen's Totem to our Dad?

Fuck no dude, we're going to need it. It's not going to be all sunshine and rainbows over there
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>>4257529
Support
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>>4257590
You need to link to Forgottens post to vote on things and you're a 1 post ID anyway so you'll have to participate in the thread before you can have your vote counted just so you're aware
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>>4257338
I actually like this idea to send the totem back home. Give Dad something to remind of us.
>>4257465
>becuz I say so
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>>4257667
> getting players to give up a mechanical advantage for a narrative one.

Think of the reputation boost with our family from doing so, plus it could be more useful than just a reroll sometimes.
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>>4257670
We've given up mechanical advantages multiple times before either through not choosing to power game or sacrificing them for others. Most recently with Sir Sinclair. We were honoured by the Great Bear personally with his token, it seems a little flippant to give it away so soon even if it is to family. Especially so in order to reap some benefit.

Ignoring all that, we're about to go into what is likely a considerably dangerous area. Seems prudent to hold on to anything that will help us survive the intrigues and combat over however much time we spend there
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>>4257675
> Give up favor re-roll and lose waifu to save shitty Sinclair

> Let Duel-bro die because he wouldn't have liked us if we gave up a relic to save him
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>>4257699
Yeah two distinct choices made with different outcomes relating to our mechanical bonuses. Not sure what you're getting at
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Roselyn and Damien should use the Duke's Ball and the Summer Tourney as an opportunity to find suitable, worthy matches since they're going to attend both. Damien should court a young noble lady who's endowed with a hefty dowry and hails from a wealthy noble house like Young Lady Maria Hewitt. As for Roselyn, she should find a noble suitor who's the heir of a house that is at least equal in terms of power to House Andrei. Our house would have four noble houses as allies (House Vidra, House Norveski, and two other houses) then. That would deter the Order Reginae from choosing our house as the house to make an example of.


Where will Anastazja's wedding be held? If it's going to be in Grenoble, then we can give Damien and Roselyn 2 wealth and ask them to repay our debt with it since they'll be attending the wedding. Tell them to inform Anastazja we're sorry we couldn't attend her wedding too.
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yeah nah bear totems ours and honestly i'd rather give it to Damien if we had to give it up
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>>4256146
>(1) Roselyn’s Plan
>>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]

>(2) The Litany of Solace
>>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
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>An excellent plan. This kind of cunning is what sets Romani ladies apart from the women of other Duchies. Damien needs to keep his name clear in the court of public opinion, or risk rumours dogging his heels for years to come. [Haughty]
>You’ve come this far. Damn the allowance, you’ll finish this pilgrimage like your Grandfather before you. [Continue Pilgrimage]
>Write-in "But dear sister what will I said to my dear friend Sir Robert Gilbern the Queen's Second Herald, if I can't pass him information on Cathagi by not being there?" Auto-success, clever work.

“This could very well work. Damien is reintroduced to court and away home before the Reginates or the Faction can hatch a plot following his surprise appearance. Well thought out, sister.” You give Roselyn a rueful grin. “I can see why you’re Mothers favourite, and for once I mean it as a compliments. What do you think, Damien?”

Damien returns your grin, putting on a brave face despite this plan posing the obvious danger to himself. “Are you kidding? Ros gave us Mother’s ‘appearances are everything speech’. No way am I stepping out of line now.”

“I am delighted to see you two are smart enough to go along with the plan.” Roselyn gestures to you. “And you, Emile. You are coming home with us, aren’t you?”

Damien scoffs, he knows how important this pilgrimage is to you. “I don’t Emile is likely to abandon his journey to the Holy City. And our brother here has received a recommendation to join the Dragon Guard, possibly the first in the family if decides to join.”

Roselyn regards you anew, calculation creeping in to her expression. “The Dragon Guard? Emile, as if going off on your pilgrimage wasn’t enough. You’d spend years away from home on this hare-brained adventure, is that really what you want?”

“Nothing is decided, I’m still of two minds concerning their offer. Regardless, I’m still committed to finishing my pilgrimage. I have come this far.” Somehow you feel the “I don’t know whether my Angel approves” explanation isn’t going to fly with your sister here. “Besides, dear sister what will I said to my dear friend Sir Robert Gilbern the Queen's Second Herald, if I can't pass him information on Cathagi by not being there?

“Hmph, -that- is a very good point. Don’t worry about your allowance, Mother was only bluffing anyway. Father said you would refuse to give up your precious pilgrimage, in fact he sounded like he was boasting.” Roselyn smiles indulgently, as she so often did when she knew you were playing pranks in your youth but didn’t go tattle-tale. “Just make sure whatever information you share with your secret police friend also makes its way to us, hm?”

[1/2]
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[2/2]

> +1 Wealth [6]

“Here.” She hands you a hefty purse-full of coins, your allowance in advance. “Personally I think you’ve caused quite enough trouble as it is.”

Your elder brother chuckles. “You don’t know the half of it. The Marquis was just the start…”

“Damien!” You rib him with your elbow. Much less effective than usual given that he’s in armour.

“What? Mother was going to find out sooner or later. I didn’t even mention the lightning…”

“Lightning? What’s this about lightning?” Roselyn’s face has shifted from calculating to genuinely concerned.



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It takes a while before Roselyn is done yelling at you for your recklessness and numerous other, less flattering, descriptions. But nonetheless, as your sister she feels like she owes you a favour for getting Damien this far alive and incognito. She offers to arrange the logistics of one of your concerns that you haven’t been able to attend thus far during the pilgrimage.

>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]

>”Do you have contacts in Aubrey? I know commerce and economics is more your side of things, but I’ve got a little skin in the game with a Wastelander convoy that is due there sometime next month. Could you ensure that the return on my investment makes its way over to me?” [Hearty]

> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>“I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>Kneet

oh shit thats Genius

>Don't wanna go adventuring
>Don't wanna go courting
>Don't wanna fight Kniggas
>Just want to stay in the Keep and read books and commison art of my Knightfu

>“I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

lets just get it done, the allowance should allow us to buy some equipment before we leave.
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857

> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

Once we are interview by the bishop we can probably ask him for help to complete the last leg of the pilgrimage so this is probably the best to be done with it.
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>>4257857
>>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]
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>>4257857
I don't have the numbers in mind but could we not use
>”Do you have contacts in Aubrey? I know commerce and economics is more your side of things, but I’ve got a little skin in the game with a Wastelander convoy that is due there sometime next month. Could you ensure that the return on my investment makes its way over to me?” [Hearty]
to pay off
> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
?
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>>4257857

> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist

>>4256183
This is me;
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
We pay debts unlike Cathagi
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

Gotta settle this debt first.
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>>4257857
>It takes a while before Roselyn is done yelling at you for your recklessness and numerous other, less flattering, descriptions. But nonetheless, as your sister she feels like she owes you a favour for getting Damien this far alive and incognito. She offers to arrange the logistics of one of your concerns that you haven’t been able to attend thus far during the pilgrimage.

Also I love our family. I wonder what our other two sisters thought of that.
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257870
>>4257857
Yeah, I mean this makes too much sense.
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>>4257857
>>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]
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>>4258038
Its a little bit of a gamble considering we don't know how successful it was.
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>>4257857

> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

>Don't be like Cathagi slavers my boy, pay denbts.
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>>4258125
Pretty sure Cathagi slavers actually have their finances in order.
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>>4257857

> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

I’ve been thinking of what we could do regarding our investment with Tracker Jean. Considering we are going to be in Cathagi for some time, if not two years, we should write a letter to Jean and have it delivered to Aubrey so she may receive it upon her return. Instead of trying to get that Wealth sent overseas, we could permit her to take that coin and use it to buy shares in her next trade run. If we do end up joining the Dragon Guard, this could potentially happen several times over those two years which, with some luck, could end up with us having a nice chunk of Wealth waiting for us upon our return. Now, if Anons don’t want to try this or it is not allowed, we could also request that she swing by Andrei lands and drop the Wealth off there to get upon our return. Even include that she would be considered a friend to our House for doing us such a favor if we ask it of her.
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>>4258334
I think its a fine idea, when we come back we might have might have more than enough money for our little crusade to take back the old Andrei lands.
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>>4258334
I could go for this.>>4258038
Is me. Just out and about.
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>>4257857
>> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4257857
>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]


Grenoble debt is 37 weeks away. We can easily, easily send money from Cathagi in plenty of time.

We can even do so after *saving* money on the trip to Carthagi.

Y'alls voting to pay off the debt immediately are bad at finances.
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>>4257670
>>4258568

This is me.
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>>4258568

Except we’d need to pay a transfer fee to have our debts paid off remotely. This is something Forgotten has mentioned previously.
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>>4258579
Wont have to pay that if we have our bro do it for us on his way back home.

And besides if you all vote for dragon tending we wont have to spand money at all ao wealth is only going to matter for court stuff.
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>>4257857
>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]
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>>4258579
Better to save money now than definitely loae it later.

I presume the ship is gonna stop in Carthagos anyways because it's not profitable to skip ports.

We can maybe even use our position here to buy some fungible goods like liquor and sell it once we arrive in Carthagos to make a quick 1 wealth or so.
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>>4257855
>>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]

>>4258568
Agreed anon - I’m sure the transfer fee won’t be worth a full wealth
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>all this copper-clipping
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>>4258911
How else are we going to get a proper fullplate.
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>>4258911
This is just being fiscally responsible. Not like we're stopping our pilgrimage or becoming a merchant.

Economic factors are a part of this quest, and we've repeatedly suffered because some Anons don't like it and "muh copper clipper" memes.

Gonna end up sacking Istanbul PDQ for Langlish interests if we end up trying to Crusade with no coin.
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>>4258038
>>4257855
Changing to

>”Is there a worthy ship destined for Nova Cathagi that your Vidra captain would recommend?” It would be easier, and cheaper, to arrange transit with a word from him. Roselyn could probably also point you in the direction of ships sailing safer or faster routes. [Haughty]
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>>4257857
> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
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>>4258974
I wonder who could possibly be behind these posts?
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Apologies for the lack of update or heads up yesterday, we had an internet outage out here.

There will be an update tonight.
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>>4260650
It's cool Forgotten, but you know that you can use your phone to give your PC an internet connection right?
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>>4260698
My phone is a piece of dog’s breakfast out here on the farm. I’m using their internet to make calls over messenger etc.
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>>4260737
lmao dial up
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>>4260737
> Still on the farm

I feel that. Except I live on a rural acreage so . . .

How's your self isolating going? We just finished clearing winter deadwood, I assume that's not something you have to do?
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>>4257857
> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]

My knigga Emile always pays his debts.
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>>4260972
It’s going damn well, more like a working holiday than the hard yards isolation I imagine many of you having been undergoing. Mostly I feed and wash down the horses outside of my usual work-from-home shtick. The stallion got out of his paddock on Saturday, caused a bit of a stir as he tried to get over the next fence with all the mares in it. Luckily, Dusk is a bit more mild-mannered than Hannibal so we got him contained with a minimum of fuss.

>QM curse story time? QM curse story time.

Last weekend I drove to the coast for a bit of surf. I’m shockingly amateurish, but there was a decent swell and enough waves for the other surfies not to worry about being too competitive in catching the next one.

I had been out there for all up maybe 30 minutes when I noticed a shape under the water sifting pass the surfies, about as large as my longboard. About five or so metres away from me I spotted a sleek fin pop out of the water and thought ‘oh cool, dolphins!’ I kept looking for it but didn’t see it come up again, so I caught the next wave in and called it a day. When I was undoing my legstrap I noticed a flock of other surfers all paddling in.

Turns out that the ‘dolphin’ I spotted was in fact a bullshark, they sometimes venture out of the river mouth further down the bay area. No one was attacked but I remember thinking at the time that, after that whole car incident, there is no way my players would have believed the old ‘QM got bit by a shark’ excuse.

Caught a break so update incoming.
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>>4261229
try not to die from shark
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>>4261229
> there is no way my players would have believed the old ‘QM got bit by a shark’ excuse.

I mean, you DO live in Australia.

I'm with you on the working vacation, farms are great for that. I just have some chickens and ducks myself, so mostly it's just fixing up the pond and tooling around in the workshop.

Makes me feel a bit guilty when others are having a hard time of it, though.

> Incoming update

Put the pussy on the chainwax!
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>>4261229
How do we know you've not been replaced by the shark.
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>>4261229

I mean, being bit by a shark is completely in line with QM curse in Straya. It's like being chased by a moose or mauled by a bear that was eating your trash here in Canuckistan.
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>>4261251
Would a shark really do that? Go on the internet and spread lies? Shark Companion when?
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>>4261260
Sounds like shark agiprop~!
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> “I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” You are a man who pays his debts. The debt has been on the back of your mind ever since you took out the loan. [-2 Wealth (-1 in 37 weeks)] [Idealist]
> -2 Wealth [4] (Your next allowance instalment will pay off the interest)

“I have some debts to settle at Grenoble I mean to attend to. When this is all over, could you ensure that the moneylenders there are paid?” Your sister nods as you pass the purse back to her, handling out some additional coinage that should cover the remainder of what you borrowed. “There will be some interest, but I’m not sure-”

“I can figure that out, numbers and commerce are more my area of expertise than yours. I’ll make the necessary arrangements for it to be deducted out of your allowance.” Roselyn’s wry grin makes it hard to believe she would ever be the kind of girl to consider the untimely demise of her sister’s fiancée. “Assuming you still -have- an allowance after Mother hears of all of your shenanigans. After managing to get on the bad side of not just the Duke but his rival the Sinclairs as well… I’m beginning to think that any seeds planted in Fallavon will find only rocky ground in the near future.”

You look down at your feet, Roselyn’s chiding is barely an appetizer of what Mother’s scalding response will be like.

“You’re a reckless young fool, Em. But that’s only to be expected of your gender at this age.” Your sister pecks you on the cheek, a feat requiring her to stand on the tip of her toes. “But you brought our brother back. Alive. That is what is important here.”

Leaving Damien in the capable hands of your sister and Jerod’s squad, you blush the whole way to the Ordo Praetor’s commandery. Roselyn never had much time for the boys of the family. Praise from your eldest sister is scarce and it warms you to hear it.

[1/3]
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The Ordo Praetor’s headquarters in Pascae is not an especially impressive building, but it is a sturdy one. It stands three stories high and is built more like a miniature fortress that looks like it can, and possibly has, withstood the fury of a mob riot or two. The drab-grey solid architecture is… functional, as Father would say.

You had assumed that the City Guard and cloaked Nightwatch would report here, but that is clearly not the case. As you sit in the waiting room you observe about a half-dozen men wearing the tell-tale black surcoat and gold medallion of the Ordo Praetor. A half-dozen for a city of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. For every genuine Praetor there are a dozen notaries and clerks, transcribing or perusing mountains of paperwork. The Ordo Praetor assists in murders and other common crimes that occur locally, but their main role is to investigate matters that transcend those normally dealt with by the local authorities. High Treason is one such crime, but so is the less exciting area of tax evasion and blasphemy.

It is well past dark, and raining heavily, when you are finally summoned to the Praetor Primus’ office. Papers, manuscripts and ink blotches cover the entirety of his desk. His office is lined with bookcases packed to the brim with tomes on law from all across the Duchies, but your eyes are drawn to the large painting depicting a hawkish looking man staring down at you with discerningly judgmental eyes.

You had imagined some severe figure of lawful authority, not a dour, balding man in his late-forties or fifties. “Sir Andrei, is it? Take a seat. I’ll be frank with you, sir. I have read your reports and I do not have the resources nor the men to follow up on them right now.”

[2/3]
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[3/3]

“Why ever not? We’re talking about a slave ring, one that’s abducting people from the pilgrim roads and likely this city itself.” You had expected some sort of delay, not to be stonewalled from the very start. “Have people gone missing lately?”

“A number of them, yes. And some have been showing up again.” The Praetor Primus rests his hand against the window sill looking out into the rainy canals. “There’s a killer on the loose in this city. My city. He, or she, is killing folk like cattle and dumping their mutilated bodies in my streets.”

“You think the killer is a woman?”

“Pit if I know. But I wouldn’t discount a woman being the perpetrator out of hand. Not after what I’ve seen on the job. It’s not the first habit murderer I’ve come across in my time, but never one so bloodthirsty or… creative.” The grizzled Praetor scowls out into the rainy city, as if to suggest he could spot the killer right there in front of him if he only glared hard enough. “They’ve sent five men to life on the chaingangs now. I told the Duke’s captain they were innocent. Reginae wept, two of them were the ones who reported the bodies, but the Guard didn’t want to hear it. That’s what you get for trying to help the authorities these days, no wonder no one on the streets talks. And the Courts? Bah.”

You find it interesting that the head of the Ordo Praetor has little faith in the Pascae court system, but put that to one side for now. “How many victims are we talking about here?”

“In the past two years? Thirty-seven, that we’ve found.” Praetor Primus Grigar dan Holt takes a seat, pouring himself a glass of something that looks a lot stronger than wine. “It’s been going on so long now that the Nightwatch mudcoats don’t even bother to find scapegoats anymore, they just get rid of the bodies.”

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> “With your authority, I could investigate the slave ring myself, with my own people. You wouldn’t need to be distracted from this killer’s case.” You would, in effect, be acting as a deputy. [Haughty]

> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

> “While you stew on this case with no fresh leads you are letting other crimes like this slave ring go unaddressed.” The Ordo Praetor needs to refocus it’s attention on the cases it can act on right now. [Idealist]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

A murder mystery huh.
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>>4261292

> “While you stew on this case with no fresh leads you are letting other crimes like this slave ring go unaddressed.” The Ordo Praetor needs to refocus it’s attention on the cases it can act on right now. [Idealist]

Getting a distinct Sam Vimes from Discworld vibe off this Praetor. WE should let him know that if we are helping him though, it'll have to wait a while for us to recover enough to not be a liability first.
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>>4261292
> “With your authority, I could investigate the slave ring myself, with my own people. You wouldn’t need to be distracted from this killer’s case.” You would, in effect, be acting as a deputy. [Haughty]
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

DETECTIVE EMILLE IS ON THE CASE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCx6NYv2o58
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>>4261300
We have an entire posse to help us out and watch our backs, imagine if we catch the killer before the Ball, we would be the talk of it.
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>>4261309
Imagine if we catch the killer at the Ball!
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292

> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

Pascae Noire? Pascae Noire.
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

Swallow ALL the plot hooks!

>>4261260
Sonia has joined the thread. For House & Dominion!
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “With your authority, I could investigate the slave ring myself, with my own people. You wouldn’t need to be distracted from this killer’s case.” You would, in effect, be acting as a deputy. [Haughty]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261309
Damn, I want us to catch this killer before the ball now ! Our legend must keep growing !
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

Hearty continues to be the most based of options.

>>4261462
> Not capturing the killer AT the Ball.

Gonna be some hard rolls if we fuck this up, though.
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
Let's do this - Judge Emile style
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty

>>4257874
This is me;
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>>4261292
>“I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “With your authority, I could investigate the slave ring myself, with my own people. You wouldn’t need to be distracted from this killer’s case.” You would, in effect, be acting as a deputy. [Haughty]
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>>4261292
>“I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4257860
This is me.
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>>4261292
> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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>>4261292
>> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]
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I am a huge faggot and I love cocks.
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>>4262253
Thank god does this mean we can finally have some knight on knight action rather then all this wifu shipping
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>>4262253
a compelling statement surely this will find company with the quotes of great men like Plato Voltaire and Aristotle
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>>4262253
also nigger why are you up i have to be a work by 6 but you should be sleeping
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>>4262272
I am not Forgotten QM, I am his evil clone.
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>>4262272
Some cheeky cunt figured out his trip (again) (and again) (and again)
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>>4262288
Uh Oh, forgotten got his trip figured out
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>>4262261
> Sir Rabe and his ravenous lust

>>4262290
Or he stayed logged in and it's a family member fucking with him.
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>>4262288
Et tu, Sharke?
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>>4262609
what the fuck
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>>4262609
BROTHER!
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>>4262261
A story worthy of the famous lusty snakefiend squire
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>>4262650
Ah, the undefeatable hacking technique known as "looking over someone's shoulder".
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>>4262980
Actually, I just found it on /qa/
https://desuarchive.org/qa/thread/3216633/#3218658
Tripcodes are actually really easy to crack apparently
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>>4263002
Awww. I thought you were actually his brother.
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Changing my trip to an absolutely fool-proof and unhackable version (pls no hack). Do not believe Evil Forgotten QM !le88nKe/2I and his filthy shark lies any longer!

> “I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?” The Ordo Praetor needs your help. You would be honoured to work with them. [Hearty]

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Persuasion Roll
>Reasonable Request / Lower Social Standing 50DC
> Wealth Status (Comfortable) +5DC
> Military Tabard +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Vancewell Trial: +15DC, +1 Re-Roll
> dan Holt: Wealth Status (Comfortable) -5DC
> dan Holt: Military Tabard -5DC, +0 Adverse Re-Roll
>Authority of Office (Praetor Primus) +0 Adverse Re-Roll
> 65 DC

Double Fail = We do this quiet-like, or not at all… (No official support)
0 = Praetor dan Holt doesn’t have time for this bulldust, the Duke could have his ass and his pension. You’re off the case(s) and off the force. Your badges and your arming swords, now (while in town).
1 = Primus dan Holt thinks you are a cocky nobleson that is all talk, but if you really want to waste someone’s time it should be one of the Praetor’s down the hall and not him.
2 = Primus dan Holt doesn’t have the luxury of turning down offers of help, but you will be assigned to report to one of his Praetors rather than given free reign.
3 = Primus dan Holt recognised your name from a report on the Vancewell trial. He’s looking for someone well-born, but not mired in city connections. He may even already have something of an idea…
Double Pass = Don’t get cocky, kid. (Deputy badges)


3 rolls of 1d100. You have TWO re-rolls. Your opponent has ZERO adverse re-rolls. As your opponent is actually not entirely against accepting outside help, I will treat the Adverse Re-Rolls as inactive for this persuasion attempt. He will be against your assistance, but will not press the point if you convince him you’re worth taking a chance on.

I’m too old for this shit…
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>4263536
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Rolled 65 (1d100)

>>4263536
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>4263536
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>4263536
>>4263537
Welp Imma go ahead and re-roll this one

>>4263542
Ouch
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Yeah I think we're joining another order
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>>4263542
FUCK SORRY GUYS
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>>4263543
Wow... I have no words
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>>4263537
>>4263542
>>4263543
hahahaha
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>>4263537
>>4263538
>>4263542
>>4263543
>TWO double fails and barely a success witha 65

For fuck's sake.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

just testing
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Ouch. Really regret not being a Fallavon fae-touched now.
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>>4263542
>>4263543

Cain on the Cross, ouch.

>fAe KiSsEd Is ShIt BoOn
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>>4263549
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THAT WOULD OF BEEN A DOUBLE SUCCESS
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>>4263537
>>4263542
>>4263543
WHAT the actual fuck?
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I've got to figure out how this pans out, but I'll have an update sometime later tonight.
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>>4263551
>final BBEG
>get 3 99s
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at least they were not 100s
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>>4263538
>>4263542
Re-roll we have TWO!
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>>4263559
What would happen then I wonder
>hold on son, I never said the murderer was left handed... seize him boys
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OOF!
Double Yikes on a fucking Bike!
This is crazy amounts of failure Kniggas!
How the fuck?
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>>4263561
Should we really risk the 1 success we have?
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>>4263561
bruh doubles cannot be rerolled
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>>4263564
ye-

>>4263565
Crapdammit
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>>4263536
>0 = Praetor dan Holt doesn’t have time for this bulldust, the Duke could have his ass and his pension. You’re off the case(s) and off the force. Your badges and your arming swords, now (while in town).

He said nothing about shields
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> 1 Success: Primus dan Holt thinks you are a cocky nobleson that is all talk, but if you really want to waste someone’s time it should be one of the Praetor’s down the hall and not him.
> Double Failure: No official support from the Ordo Praetor. In addition to your assistance with the case being purely unofficial, the level of support you can expect in your own slaver case should you prove successful is likely to be limited.

“I am not without connections or resources. If I help you catch this killer, will you help me put an end to this slave ring?”

Praetor Primus dan Holt holds up his hand. “I’m not deputising you, understand? I’m treading on thin ice as it is, anything you do will be the act of an… interested citizen.”

You frown, considering the implications of investigating anything on your own volition. “…Very well, if I prove myself in catching this murderer, can I count on your support in investigating this slaver business?”

“You’re planning on cracking this case in days when the whole Pascae Praetor has been working it for years? Bah, I don’t have time for this.” Primus dan Holt grunts dismissively. “If you’re serious about your offer of ‘help’ go bother that useless sack of shit dan Kilroy. Maybe that will get the man off his fat ass. i]
Having left the Praetor Primus’ office with far less than you had hoped for, it doesn’t take you long to find the Praetor he mentioned in the cramped confines of the commandery.

“And just who in the Pit are you?” Praetor dan Kilroy is a dishevelled and heavy-set man sequestered into an office that looks like it’s original purpose was storage. Storing something that didn’t take up a lot of space, by the look of it. “Old Man Holt finally gave me a break, even if it is an out of towner. What commandery are you from?”

You rub the back of your neck, knowing your answer will not be what the man was looking for. “Actually, I’m not with the Ordo Praetor. But I am ready to assist with your case in whatever capacity I ca-“

[1/2]
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[2/2]

“Hang on, you’re not even a Praetor? This is a joke right? Praetor Ailrock put you up to this? That fucking…” At your look of puzzlement the overweight Praetor realises this isn’t some poor jest and that you are in fact all the help he’s getting. “Reginae wept, that’s all I need. I asked for another Praetor and a team of clerks and instead I get… You.”

Disgusted, the Praetor flicks a hand at a pile of documents that you suppose you’re meant to peruse. Or perhaps throw out, seeing as there is little rhyme or reason to the way they’re scattered about the suffocatingly small office.

“Removes… the fingers, tongues and eyes… exhumation suggests the victim was still alive… Reginae wept!” You pale visibly as you continue reading the transcript. You have never heard of such barbarity, even from beastfolk or snakemen. You would take reading the sequel to your sister’s dull romances any day over another chapter of this. You look up at Praetor Ailrock. “It says here the Nightwatch found another body last night, by the main canal. Has anyone had a look at the crime site?”

“Are you kidding me? It’s raining.” Praetor san Kilroy flicks a lazy eyebrow up at you from his documents. “Go knock yourself out if you want. If the mudcoats pull you up you are on your own. Especially if it’s that sunnuvabitch Practical Gant. Fucking meddling prick.”

You assume that last comment was directed at this ‘Practical Gant’, otherwise you would be forced to demand satisfaction. And you've burnt enough bridges as it is.

It's getting late, so you take your leave. It will take weeks, not days, to read all the documentation surrounding this killer case, but you at least leave with a summary memo from a helpful young clerk named Smithus who must have mistakenly had the impression you were actually a welcome new recruit to the case rather than an unwanted stray. Praetor san Kilroy is evidently a difficulty man to work with, and surprisingly ill-spoken for one technically part of the aristocracy. You wonder what machination brought about his elevation to nobility, or maybe they just hand out nominal titles like free sugarsweets in this Duchy.

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>Your assistance with this investigation is unwanted and, frankly, undeserved. The Ordo Praetor support is lukewarm, at best, and you can pursue your own leads with the slaver ring instead of doing their job for them. [Haughty]

> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]

>It’s late and Almighty knows how the Nightwatch will react to you snooping around the scene of a murder at night. You will visit the scene early in the morning, with some companions in tow, and try to divulge what you can. [Idealist]
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>>4263590
>You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]

Time to be hardboiled
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>>4263590
>You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
We will solve this case and make capt..Praetor Primus dan Holt admit we are the greatest Praetor/person.
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>>4263590
>Your assistance with this investigation is unwanted and, frankly, undeserved. The Ordo Praetor support is lukewarm, at best, and you can pursue your own leads with the slaver ring instead of doing their job for them. [Haughty]
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>>4263604
>Holt

Shit, I must have done this subconsciously.
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The murderer likely committed this murder on a rainy day because they planned for the rain to wash away all the evidence as well as all the clues and expected that no one would bother to investigate the crime scene while it was raining. This means that this particular murder is the best chance to catch the murderer since they have left more clues and evidence than usual as they expected the rain to take care of it.
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>>4263607
Reading it in his voice i can hear the face he makes when he says "help"
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>Primus Holt
>99
>99

What the actual fuck, dice gods?
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>>4263590
>>Your assistance with this investigation is unwanted and, frankly, undeserved. The Ordo Praetor support is lukewarm, at best, and you can pursue your own leads with the slaver ring instead of doing their job for them. [Haughty]
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>>4263621
Is this the meme magic they worship on /pol/
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263611
IF they are planning their murders through the weather that could speak to a level of intelligence or education possibly both, it could just as easily be happenstance of our arrival on the case coincides with weather that proves poorly for our investigation though.

The killings are ritualistic obviously and considering this has gone on for upwards of two years and a substanstial body count speaks to a ability to avoid both the Praetors and common watchmen despite their best efforts.
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>>4263549
What's it like, being a coward who "just tests" and gets mocked by the dice for doing so?
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>>4263590
> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]

I mean. Can we also pray to the Angel for guidance?
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>>4263590
>check right now, trust in jess and our furry friend
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
Holt can kiss my ass
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263590
> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4263727
doubles can't be rerollled shit bird
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>>4263590
>You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]

OK, with Dame Stoutsworth and Courageous Sky we have the animal shenanigans cover, with the rest of our crew and if we recruit Maria Hewitt we could have a pretty balance scooby gang.

we would only need to recruit Maria Hewitt,
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>>4263590
>You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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>>4264222
>>4261362
This is me.
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>>4263590
>> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]
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> You should go to the main canal and inspect the crime scene, before the rain washes away any more evidence. If you run into any trouble, Jess the Kid is in all likelihood still keeping an eye on you from the rooftops above. [Hearty]

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Tracking Roll
> Unfamiliar Terrain (urban) / Cooling trail 40DC
> Arrived before the rain could wash evidence away +20DC
> Jess the Kid ‘Unseelie Detection’ +1 Re-Roll
> Courageous Sky +1 Re-Roll
> 60DC

Double Fail = Circumstantial evidence. It will be more difficult to explain yourself to the Nightwatch.
0 = There was a body here, at some point. Likely a popular dumping site in this city.
1 = The evidence leads you to conclude this was indeed a victim of the habit murderer, but nothing more.
2 = You identify evidence in line with the killings, and a few things that didn’t make it into the summary report.
3 = In addition to your mundane findings, your Fae companion helps determine whether there was anything… ‘unseelie’ about the murderer.
Double Pass = Sharp lookout. You are able to slip away from the Nightwatch goons, unnoticed.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have TWO re-rolls.

Body found floating by the docks…
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>4265452
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I6g39nJiqU
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>4265452
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>>4265452
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>>4265457
in "options" dice+1d100
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>4265452
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>4265454
re-roll
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>>4265463
Oh bloody hell.
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>>4265463
Is this going to be a regular thing?
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>>4265463
WHATS WITH THE FUCKING 99s
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>>4265463
I regret life
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>>4265463
What exactly did we do to deserve this?
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>>4265469
we mocked the Fae kissed trait
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We can't re-roll a re-roll right?
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>>4265472
Doubles cannot be re-rolled
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>>4265463
All the shittery we did in Fallavon is coming back.
WITH A VENGEANCE.
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>2 Success: You identify evidence in line with the killings, and a few things that didn’t make it into the summary report.
>Double Fail: Circumstantial evidence. It will be more difficult to explain yourself to the Nightwatch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv-TXr0CbKI – Bad Side of Town

You know you are headed into a shady part of town when even would-be pickpockets stop tailing you. The gloomy confines of the wet alleyway raise the hairs on the back of your neck. It is not wise to be out here so late, at the scene of a murder, in your current condition. You are armed and armoured, true, but you feel no more at ease in the dark here than you did at night in the forests of Fallavon. The sordid underbelly of human civilisation feels just as dangerous to the unwary as the wild frontier did. The irony is not lost on you.

Even taking the rain into account, there’s not that much blood here. Given the wounds inflicted… the victim was probably killed elsewhere and dumped here later. There is precious little to go on, there must have been a dozen witnesses but you have learnt enough about this city that folk are unlikely to talk. Especially not to you. You had almost written off your little excursion as useless when your Griffinhawk pounces on a cat, a mongrel stray almost his own size. The stray puts up more than the fight Courageous Sky had expected and manages to slink away, terrified but otherwise unharmed. But it had dropped what it was carrying… a human finger.

You brush aside the refuse the cat had originated from, an even narrower alleyway designed primarily for dumping human waste from the smell of things. Your nose wrinkles and you bring a cloth to your mouth, trying not to gag as you lean down closer and inspect the grisly centrepiece within. The reports had mentioned the killer displayed the missing pieces near the body sometimes, but the… ‘leftovers’ of the victim were often already disturbed by scavengers or cleared away by mudcoats before given proper inspection.

This display is one of the more intact found to date; and the term ‘display’ fits as the killer must have wanted people to see it. Rats, cats or some other kind of vermin have already run off with another one of the fingers. But, if they were all arranged in a circle like the rest, there would be ten fingers of the victim, surrounding two eyes and one tongue. Thirteen. Thirteen grisly trophies. The number strikes you as particularly unpleasant for some reason, but you are still trying to figure out why when the clack of a baton the stone behind you catches your attention.

[1/3]
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There are five of them, five mean-looking sorts bedecked in heavy, mud-stained trenchcoats and wielding an assortment of blunt instruments designed to cow the common drunk or sorry criminal. A cool, dispassionate part of your brain considers the difficulty of killing them all. Five-to-One is not good odds, but they are equipped with cudgels and unarmoured. You are not. If push comes to shove it is… achievable.

“Whaddya know, lads. Fewkin called, din’t I? Killer returns to the scene, every damn time.” The leader of this gang is a man with piggy little eyes, pallid pock-marked face thankfully mostly covered by his mask and tricorn hat. It speaks volumes that even the law-enforcers appear to be just another gang to your eyes.

“Youse the brains, Gant.” One of his cronies, a hulking slab of meat wielding a mallet rather than a cudgel.

“Fewkin right, I am. Oi, you there. State your name and business.”

“I am investigating the case of this habit murderer.” Seeing no reason to lie, given your tabard heraldry is quite obvious to anyone who asks questions, you answer. Unless you kill all of them, they will know who you are after some investigation. “My name is Sir Emile Andrei.”

“Habit murderer? Ain’t no habit murder in this city. Crime-free it is, anyone who tells you otherwise is a criminal or dissdent. Asking questions and sticking noses in official city business is for dissdents and troublemakers, and we knows what we does with dissdents an’ troublemakers, don’t we boys?” The masked man’s beady little eyes squint further as his cronies laugh obediently, almost disappearing in his wrinkled grey skin. “Andrei… you ain’t on the list. That pig-fuck Kilroy send you?”

This peasant's disrespect to the nobility, even to one as distasteful as Praetor san Kilroy, beggars belief. And it's so much more casual than the fiery hatred of a Bluejay, which somehow makes it worse.

[2/3]
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[3/3]

“Praetor san Kilroy knows I am here.” You have a very bad feeling about these supposed ‘peacekeepers’. No wonder the Praetors and others give them the apt name ‘mudcoats’. “What list?”

“The list of noble britches what get to ask questions, innit?” If a peasant talked to you like this in Romaine, never mind Fallavon, he would beaten for his insolence. You are working on that temper of yours, but the thought -does- occur again that you can probably take this lot. “And I fink your telling big fat fibs, aintcha? Kilroy ain’t even know who the fuck you is. We’ll get to the bottom of that later, won’t we? Now hand over your pig-sticker, real slow-like. My boys and I have a few questions for you, an we better like the answers.”

“We ask questions?” One of the other hooded men chuckles meanly. “Come on, ain’t nobody gonna miss this one."

“Shut it, Dirtmouth.” Practical Gant snarls over his shoulder, his eyes smiling sweetly back at you. “Now, likes I said, yer weapons.”

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>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]

>“Praetor san Kilroy knows I am here. Accuse me of lying again and I will have you whipped. If pissing him and the other Praetors off is your goal, go ahead and interfere with my investigation.” This is going south fast. Bluster and obfuscation is your best bet at getting out of here unmolested. [Hearty]

>“I will not surrender my weapon. But I will accompany you to your masters, if I must.” If you’re going to be arrested, it will be by someone with the authority to do so. And someone you don’t suspect will club in the back of your head the moment you surrender your weapon. [Idealist]
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>“I will not surrender my weapon. But I will accompany you to your masters, if I must.” If you’re going to be arrested, it will be by someone with the authority to do so. And someone you don’t suspect will club in the back of your head the moment you surrender your weapon. [Idealist]
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>>4265464
This is me.
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>>4265505
>“I will not surrender my weapon we both want the same thing here, the arrest and execution of the animal that did this'' [Write-in]
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>>4265517

Anon, reread that update and tell me if you really think the mudcoats give two shits about finding the actual killer or not.

>>4265505

>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505

>“Praetor san Kilroy knows I am here. Accuse me of lying again and I will have you whipped. If pissing him and the other Praetors off is your goal, go ahead and interfere with my investigation.” This is going south fast. Bluster and obfuscation is your best bet at getting out of here unmolested. [Hearty]

Not going to count but fuck it. So these fucks are actively fucking the investigation. Might be due to malice, might be due to stupidity but no fucking way I trust him not to take us to a back ally with a couple more of his cronies if we chose 3 and to either attack out right or have us harassed later on if we chose 1 and he does back down. The Praetors apparently don't really care all that much about these footpads or what they do and Gant can get away with more than enough apparently but I think reiterating that it is known we are here by the organization is the best way to not have to kill these fucks right here and now which would pretty well fuck our chances of moving freely during out time here.
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>>4265523
We're not here by the organization though. We have no official support or authority to investigate this murder. Kilroy has straight up said that we're on our own. Also, this is Pascae. A noblemen like us threatening to whip lawmen like them isn't gonna work. It'll escalate and just be seen as resisting arrest.
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>>4265527
All the options are kinda bad but Kilroy knows we are here at the least. If we end up harmed, I am banking on him having at least some level of annoyance at having a noble assaulted and likewise knowing that Gant would be in the area as well. He obviouusle dosent like the guy but is probably having to just put up with it unless the guy does something really dumb. Gant should understand what his position is and be more likely to back down for the moment. Having to kill these guys is the worst timeline for us right now, so I chose what I think has the lowest chance of that.

Threatening to have him whipped is not meant as a real deterrent in its self, it just a reminder that even here we are a noble and that has implications.
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>>4265537
Kilroy will not interfere if we end up being harmed while resisting arrest and threatening to whip lawmen for questioning us. He and Holt straight up warned us that we have to do this quiet-like or not at all. Grant understands his position perfectly. He's a lawmen and he has the legal authority to interfere with our unofficial investigation. Our noble status doesn't change that, especially not in Pasace. We're a vigilante and slaying these Nightwatch by resisting arrest will be murder.

Reminding them that we're a noble means nothing. Like I said this is Pascae where the implications of our nobility are pretty much nothing. It still doesn't change the fact we have no legal authority to investigate the crime scene and resisting them would make us a criminal.

If all the options are bad, then we should make a write-in. The idealist option allows to keep our weapons. If they still insist on taking on our weapons even when we agreed to accompany them and let them question us about our investigation, then they'd clearly out of their legal bounds.
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>>4265505
>“Praetor san Kilroy knows I am here. Accuse me of lying again and I will have you whipped. If pissing him and the other Praetors off is your goal, go ahead and interfere with my investigation.” This is going south fast. Bluster and obfuscation is your best bet at getting out of here unmolested. [Hearty]
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>>“I will not surrender my weapon. But I will accompany you to your masters, if I must.” If you’re going to be arrested, it will be by someone with the authority to do so. And someone you don’t suspect will club in the back of your head the moment you surrender your weapon. [Idealist]
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>>4265503
I'm gonna throw in a write-in suggestion.

>Write-in
>''Here are Praetor Kilroy's documents, which he gave to me to aid me in my investigation. Let us entertain your assumption that I'm the murderer for a moment. Why would I come back to the scene of the murder on such a convenient rainy day that would take care of my tracks? More importantly, why would I on Almighty's good green earth return to the scene of my own murder baring my own tabard for the entire world to see and know who I am? That wouldn't exactly help me in not getting caught, do you not you think so?'' Show Practical Grant the documents given to you by Praetor Kilroy as proof that he knows you and disapprove Grant's assertion that you're the murderer with logical reasoning.

What do you all think? He won't be able to refute the tabard point and the documents are physical proof that Kilroy knows us. The murderer wouldn't come back to the scene of their own crime while wearing their own heraldry that would allow people to easily identify them and reveal their identity.
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>>4265469
We must have sinned in our previous life anon, it's the only explaination...
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>>4265600
>Dice gods are accounting for all of Prince's blackhearted deeds
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265601
Dice gods sometimes forgive, but they never forget.
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>>4265505
>>“I will not surrender my weapon. But I will accompany you to your masters, if I must.” If you’re going to be arrested, it will be by someone with the authority to do so. And someone you don’t suspect will club in the back of your head the moment you surrender your weapon. [Idealist]
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Guys, accompany these guys is a VERY bad idea. What if they lead us to the inside of a building ? We'd lose the advantage of Jessie, the ambushed archer. We'd truly be alone against all of them.
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>>4265505
>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
Who do you think you're talking to?
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>>4265505
>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]

Hell, maybe he knows something.
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>>4265717
Maybe he's the killer
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>>4265505

>“Praetor san Kilroy knows I am here. Accuse me of lying again and I will have you whipped. If pissing him and the other Praetors off is your goal, go ahead and interfere with my investigation.” This is going south fast. Bluster and obfuscation is your best bet at getting out of here unmolested. [Hearty]

Omfg all the 99 that got rolled just now.

>>4261511
This is me;

I wounder what nobles are on his list and who he answers too, since he seems to be able to kill people as he sees fit, also would think we should find books that talk about the number 13.
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>>4265505
>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]

Can we motion for Jess to fire a warning arrow? Nothing like sniper cover to suddenly make men see reason.
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>>4265537
> Threatening to have him whipped is not meant as a real deterrent in its self, it just a reminder that even here we are a noble and that has implications.

Just because that is how you mean it, it doesn't mean that's how it's going to be taken.
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>>4265550
Dude's name is *Practical* Gant.

We could probably spend a Wealth to hire him to inform us about the other murders and such.

Or we could have our sniper "accidentally" loose an arrow, letting them know that we aren't just some rando.

If we really want to rub it in, though, we should ask if we should expect to see him at the ball we're attending and mention we'll be attending with Ms. Hewitt.

There's Nobles, and then there are Nobles (that you don't want to fuck with). He probably thinks we're some dan Marc level scrub Knight given the time and place and lack of plumes.
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>>4265738
This is a great idea. +1 to the choice, and claim that we have a group of highly-trained archers in the shadows.
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>Write-in: "Though I would love to accompany you gentlemen, I'm afraid my business here is done."Walk away and have a warning shot done by Jess if they approach, this rabble will only respect a show of force and confidence. [Haughty]
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>>4265738
>>4265505
Support.

>>4264226
This is me.
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>>4265738
Smart. if we can add this I'll support it
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>>4265505
>>4265605
Changing to
>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265738
Supporting the warning arrow for Jess.
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
>>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
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>>4265505
You know, this seems like it's awfully ritualistic.

Like some sort of cultist, or Foe, is doing it.

I wonder who we know who might be able to incentivize further investigation into this in that context.

Hrmmmmmm
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I’m pretty wrecked tonight, lads. I’ll provide a roll in a few hours but no content update tonight, sorry.
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>4267180
Rolling for today's level of QM Curse damage by percentage
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>>4267181
He'll live folks
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>>4267180
wow who knew being a shark could be so stressful
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>4267180
Heres a warmup, lets get those 99 our of our system
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>“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” You are a nobleman, if you brush past the concerns of these lowborn peacekeepers with self-assured confidence they will find themselves on the backfoot. [Haughty]
>Write-in: Jess the Kid, warning shot As this does up the stakes a bit, I will consider this resorted to only if your last re-roll is actually used.

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Persuasion Roll
> Unreasonable Request (assist investigation) / Higher Social Standing 50DC
> Wealth Status (Comfortable) +5DC
> Military Tabard +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Noble Privilege (High Social Standing) +1 Re-Roll
> Warning Shot +1 Re-Roll
> Circumstantial Evidence (99) -20DC
> 40 DC


Double Fail = We’re watching you. You are on the Nightwatch’s troublemaker list.
0 = Boring conversation anyway. The time for talk is over, you are forced to defend yourself.
1 = Last chance, ponce. You will have the option to surrender yourself and your weapons to avoid violence.
2 = Discretion is the better part of valour. Men of the Nightwatch don’t get far by pissing off the wrong people.
3 = Armoured with Confidence. Holding the impression that you are, in fact, someone that could get them in trouble, the Nightwatch is surprisingly cooperative.
Double Pass = Privileged material. You gain some useful information for your own slaver case.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have THREE re-rolls.

I’ll be the one asking the questions here…
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4267429
Imagine if we double fail again or even critfail.
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>4267429
REDEMPTION
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>4267429
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>4267429
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>>4267430
>>4267431
>>4267432
BLESSED ROLLS BY THE ALMIGHTY LADS!
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>>4267430
>>4267431
>>4267432

And lo, the Almighty did at last allow the kniggas to return from their wandering in the wilderness.
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>>4267201
A shark?
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>>4267435
>your ms paint edit gets reposted
Best feeling
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>Emile sitting down
"Oi oi oi, we gots a dissident 'ere ain't we boys?"

>Emile stands up
"What's dat yous got questions? 'Course I'll answers it, yes sir-e."
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> (assist investigation)
emile and his merry band of knee breakers
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>>4267785
The Knight Watch
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>3 Success: Armoured with Confidence. Holding the impression that you are, in fact, someone that could get them in trouble, the Nightwatch is surprisingly cooperative.

“You are Practical Gant, I assume? Good, I have some questions for you. Relax, you are not in trouble. Not yet anyway.” Heedless of their superior numbers and ill-intent, you fearlessly approach the gaggle of mudcoats in the narrow alleyway. “I am empowered by the highest authority in the land to bring low any creature or craven evil-doer and see them undone.”

“Bollocks. Whose authority then?” But Practical Gant doesn’t not seem so sure as he did a few moments ago. “Wot? The Duke sent you to nab the Bounty Butcher?”

“The Highest authority.” You straighten your back, reaching your full and not-unimpressive height. Practical Gant seems to shrink before you, piggy-eyes flinching.
“You ain’t mean…”

“The. Highest. Authority.” Each word is delivered like a hammer on a block of granite.

“The…” The senior Nightwatchman looks again at your immaculately-kept armour, your spotless new military tabard. His face scrunches up, recalculating the circumstances and coming to a conclusion where he has obviously overstepped his petty authority. “Fuck me dead…”

“Enough of this gaff.” The burlier member of the patrol scoffs, brandishing his mallet. “Let’s take him, boss. ‘E won’t be so high and-“

“Shut your stupid gob, Dirtmouth!” Practical Gant whirls around, hissing urgently at his companions. “It’s one of the Heralds, innit. Forget what the chief said, this un’ could disappears us all for rubbing ‘im the wrong way. They’s like a nobles version of us, right? So shut up and do as ye told. They can fewkin’ smell lies, they can.”

“But… them Queensmen ain’t on the list of who can ask questions…”

“You stupid bastard, the Reginate wrote the fuckin’ list!”

These men are terrible whisperers, you struggle to keep the amusment from your face as they bicker with one another. If they wish to believe that you mean the shadowy Reginate rather than Heaven, that is their issue. Overhead you spot Jess the Kid kneeling over the rooftops, lonbow drawn taught and aimed directly at Practical Gaspard’s piggy little eyes. You bid her stand down with a subtle motion, a bare flick of your finger.

The unpleasant little man turns back to you, completely oblivious by how close he came to death just moments ago. The Practical’s attitude has been entirely swapped out from threatening to simpering. You note that the henchmen’s crude weapons so openly plied before have all conveniently vanished under their long coats.

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“Apologies for the er-, whatchamacallit, the misunerstanin’. Just doing our job see?” Practical Gant’s voice is sickly sweet, but his wheedling his preferable to his earlier tone. “Of course we’s at your utter disposal, sire.”

It takes some time to get past the standard ‘Yes, sire. No, Sire. Three bags full, sire.’ responses, but once you do the information gleaned from the men is invaluable. The body count is higher than what the Praetor know, perhaps twice as many as thirty-seven. And it’s been going on for longer than two years, though the last two years was when the numbers and ritualistic nature started becoming apparent. It is clear that the Praetor and Nightwatch have some bad blood between them, the former issuing charges of corruption and the latter denying any involvement in the disappearance of any witnesses to said corruption. Needless to say, the two organisations of different breeds have not been cooperating in the investigation of the ‘Butcher of Port Bounty’, as the commoners call him in hushed whispers.

And the butcher is most definitely a ‘him’. Nightwatch patrols that came across the bodies at first instance have found desecrations on the victims of a… sexual nature. You suppose that rules out the remote chance that these killings were at the hands of something unnatural or some monstrous beast, in the common sense of the word at least.

“Sickly perverse it is, sire. The kind of kinks what even the less respectable brothels won’t cater to or truck wiv’, even if you got the good coin to pay for it.” Practical Gant’s placating tone at least carries with it useful information. “And we did ask around, sly like. Even at The Hole what trafficks in young uns.”

“Children?” You arch an eyebrow, already having learnt enough about this sordid city in the last few minutes to make you sick to your stomach. Such ungodly sinfulness would never be allowed in Romaine, you are sure. “As in… prostitution.”

“Yeah, boy n’ girl. N’ boys dressed is girls, girls dressed is boys. All that.” The Practical holds up a hand, misinterpreting your dark look. “I ain’t go there myself customer-wise. I just know my beat, is all. Sir.”

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“And the victims are all similarly young and from similar circumstances?”

“A lot is, maybe half what we found so far. Number of ‘em worked at The Hole up until they disappeared. Thought they was maybe selling ‘em. But nah, top earners some of those kids. Bad for business, see? Wants repeat customers they do.” You vacantly try to separate yourself from the topic as you ask questions. Considering at length what a ‘top earner’ implies for a child prostitute would drive you to drink or violence. Probably both. “But not all is kids. Some womenfolk, tradesmen. Labourers, carpenters, Butchers heh. Two or three noble sorts even. Down on their luck sorts mostly, drunks or penniless nobodies. But one was from a proper family, House Wavell or sumfink. Superior din’t like that, no sir. Had to nab some poor sod the next day and fix ‘im up for it. Bad business, but orders is orders ain’t they?”

“Hmm. My thanks to you, Practical. This conversation has been most… enlightening” You think you’re going to be sick. “I am done with you and your men. Leave us.”

“ ‘Course sire. Maybe take the main roads on your way back.” You cannot for the life of you tell whether the departing Nightwatchman is being ironic. “Run into all kinds of nasty sorts out after dark, y’know.”





You are uncharacteristically silent as Mikail helps you out of your armour. It’s been a Pit of a day with a plethora of surprises. Some pleasant, others… You shake your head and dismiss your squire.

This fucking city.

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[4/4]

And tomorrow is another day.

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Select activities for tomorrow. You have THREE days until the Duke’s Ball. The first three choices selected are for Sir Emilie Andrei to personally attend to (morning/midday/evening). Additional choices can be selected, but please indicate what companion is being sent on what errand.

I have removed some options like the reading or drawing up a letter home as those are not pressing matters.

>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)

>You can expect little material help from the Ordo Praetor in your slaver investigation. But your new Nightwatch contacts might know something. If they buy the bluff again. [Slaver Investigation]

> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]

> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

> Both yourself and Mikail are recovered well enough to resume his lesson in swordplay. You can’t let him, or yourself, get rusty. [Squire Lessons] (morning or midday ONLY)

> Knowing now that you will not have to arrange for your brother’s passage home, you are in a better position to begin planning the next stage of your journey to distant Cathagi. [Plan Voyage]

> Port Bounty is the trading capital of the continent, perhaps even the world. You simply must visit the markets, if only to see what is on offer. [Visit Markets] (morning or midday ONLY)

> Your companions have been holed up in the city for days while you recovered, you take some time out of your day to see what they’ve been up to and how they’re adjusting to citylife. [Select Companion]

> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals] (morning or midday ONLY)

> The Monsignor seemed all but certain that a formal enquiry into your miracle and visions would be inevitable. You should talk with your Confessor at length, discussing what that means and his insight on the Angel’s messages. [Recorded Miracle]
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>>4269148
Morning
>> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

Midday
>> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]

Evening
>> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)
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>>4269148
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

> The Monsignor seemed all but certain that a formal enquiry into your miracle and visions would be inevitable. You should talk with your Confessor at length, discussing what that means and his insight on the Angel’s messages. [Recorded Miracle]
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>>4269148
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
>You can expect little material help from the Ordo Praetor in your slaver investigation. But your new Nightwatch contacts might know something. If they buy the bluff again. [Slaver Investigation]
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>>4269148
> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals] (morning or midday ONLY)

> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]

>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]
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>>4269148
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)

>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)
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>>4269148
Morning
>Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]

Midday
> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

Evening
>> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

Got to be honest, I have never being a fan of the limited number of interactions per day mechanic. Makes it feels like we are under a super tight and will inevitable miss something. May I suggest we could do an activity AND interact with a companion when the activity itself isn't an strenuous task? Like we can take some with us shopping and talk to them or for example tending the animals also gives us the chance to talk to Jess. Just a suggestion to make it flow more naturally.
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>>4269148
>Morn
> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals]

>Midday
> Both yourself and Mikail are recovered well enough to resume his lesson in swordplay. You can’t let him, or yourself, get rusty. [Squire Lessons]

>Evening
> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]
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>>4269148
> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]


The hole deals in children CHILDREN! bow the pitstained fuck has it not been burnt down?
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>>4269148
>> Both yourself and Mikail are recovered well enough to resume his lesson in swordplay. You can’t let him, or yourself, get rusty. [Squire Lessons] (morning or midday ONLY)
We start with a good morning session of sword training. The boy must not get rusty.

>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
Midday, we resume the investigation for real.

>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]
Evening, to end the day in the most sordid place of the town.
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>>4269148
Morning
>Both yourself and Mikail are recovered well enough to resume his lesson in swordplay. You can’t let him, or yourself, get rusty. [Squire Lessons] (morning or midday ONLY)

Midday
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)

Evening
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

The thought of Jess and/or Mikail being there makes me ill.

Additional choices for companions
>Sir Neil dan Marc
>[Plan Voyage]

>Jess the Kid
>[Tend Animals]

>Young Lord Damien Andrei
>[The Duke’s Ball]

He can pick out his date and then ours.

>Brother Marcel and Orin
>Accompanying Emile on his own activities
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>>4269173
Oh crap, forgot about our companions.

Damien Andrei: [The Duke's Ball]
Mikail: [Tend Animals]
Sir dan Marc: [Plan Voyage]
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>>4269348
>>4269366
Supporting Companions activities
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I wonder how effective a trap would be in catching the killer?
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>>4269148
>> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

Before we meet with The monsignor again, we should probably try to get in touch with our friend the herald. We should give a heads up on this issue that THIS IS HAPPENING. And at least gilbern will likely be amendable to keeping our secret safe.
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>>4269428
They don't know we were there yet after all we took every attempt in concealing our Identity
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>>4269148
Morning
>> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

Midday
>> Roselyn sent you a message. She wants you to help her pick out who your ‘date’ for the Ball is. Like Mother like daughter, matchmaker to the core. [The Duke’s Ball]

Evening
>> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)
>Jess the Kid
>[Tend Animals]
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>>4269366
Support
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>>4269148
> Hannibal has spent days getting fat in the stables and Courageous Sky seems miserly in this climate. Mikail and Jess are looking after them, but some exercise with you at the helm would be ideal. [Tend Animals] (morning or midday ONLY)
> Practical Gant’s mention of the Order Reginate was surprising. You decide to seek out Sir Cato de Ferros, in whom the both of you hold Sir Robert Gilbern as a mutual acquaintance. [Order Reginate]

> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

We should sound out the nobles before talking to others.

Jess should observe from a distance and find people who come in and out of "the hole" for
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

Or at least she can see if anyone else is keeping an eye on it. She can go with dan Marc and he can be our "obvious" goon to draw attention so people don't notice Jess.

Get some Knights Comitas to
> Both yourself and Mikail are recovered well enough to resume his lesson in swordplay. You can’t let him, or yourself, get rusty. [Squire Lessons] (morning or midday ONLY)
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>>4269366
>>4269148
I'll support this too if it works for getting peeps to do things.
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>>4269148
I'd support this for our companions
>>4269366
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>>4269348
>>4269148
Supporting
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>>4269366
I'll support this as well along with my original vote >>4269157
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>>4269148
>>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
>>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]
>> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)
Damien Andrei: [The Duke's Ball]
Mikail: [Tend Animals]
Sir dan Marc: [Plan Voyage]
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>>4269148
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]

>Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

>The Monsignor seemed all but certain that a formal enquiry into your miracle and visions would be inevitable. You should talk with your Confessor at length, discussing what that means and his insight on the Angel’s messages. [Recorded Miracle]

Companions:
Sir Neil dan Marc
>[Plan Voyage]

Mikail
>[Tend Animals]

Young Lord Damien Andrei
>[The Duke’s Ball]

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Sir Emile Andrei
>The killing of a noted nobleman from House Wavell is an anomaly in the pattern of victims. Speaking with a member of the household may net more information. [The Butcher of Port Bounty] (morning or midday ONLY)
>A significant portion of the victims originated from the illicit brothel known colloquially as ‘The Hole’. If the killer was ever a customer, it’s a good place to start. [The Butcher of Port Bounty]
> Sir Heinrich Norwache has reacquainted himself with some old friends, a mixture of Pascae and Montbrun knights away from home. He has invited you to drink with them tonight. [Socialite] (evening ONLY)

Companions
> [The Duke's Ball] (Damien Andrei) HIDDEN SUCCESS? – you have no say in the date. But your brother should prevent Roselyn from vindictively saddling you with an unpleasant hag.
> [Tend Animals] (Mikail) AUTO-SUCCESS – Hannibal and Courageous Sky remain healthy and fit for service during the next week.
> [Plan Voyage] (Sir Neil dan Marc) PARTIAL-SUCCESS – the options will be presented at the end of the day, though there is no chance of a significant discount.

I will assume Brother Rousseau accompanies you during the day and Jester the Kid trails you at night, unless you indicate otherwise. Orin remains at your current lodgings.

Fenegan, 2nd Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty, Wavell Manor – Present Day, Morning

It is a busy day for the household of Sir Emile Andrei , breakfast served by the landlord’s wife is hurriedly gulped down by your companions as they receive their instructions. Even Mikail is not distracted by the landlord’s daughter or her batting eyelashes as he saddles Charlie and inspects Hannibal’s bridle.

Your brother’s appearance with two Andrei men-at-arms doing their best to looking like rakish hired thugs receives little comment from the others. He makes a joke about saddling you with a merchant’s fat daughter that falls flat, or perhaps you are merely feeling humourless while digesting the information gleaned from last night. To the best of your knowledge, your brother’s true identity remains a secret. The only other member of the party who could recognise the Green Knight’s hired help is currently feeding Courageous Sky mice in the stables.

Sir Neil dan Marc tells you that he will begin with asking after captain’s the come recommended by either the Knights Comitas or the Order of the Trident, an approach you cannot find fault with. Such voyages will above board and reliable, but likely inflexible when it comes to their departing time or the fees of their passage.

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>Removed trait WOUND -10DC (Mild Paralysis)

Wavell Manor is located just down the street from Hewitt Manor, but the walk here does not trouble you nearly much as it did yesterday. Your limp is almost entirely gone and the muscle spasms have been infrequent rather than predictable by the hour. As this is ostensibly a social call, you are dressed in your finer clothing in a semi-casual manner. You carry your blade with you, but have no doubt that the armoured Brother Rousseau will suffice in a pinch.

After being led through to the waiting lounge by a servant much more comely and polite than the dour old Hewitt buttler, you spend nearly an hour cooling your heels as the senior family member of House Wavell keeps you waiting. Finally, after being served a crumpet far too sweet for your liking, you are summoned through to the study.

“Sir Bartholomew Wavell, son of Lord Walder Wavell.” The young man’s handshake is steady, and his hazel eyes bore into yours with careful equanimity. “A pleasure to make your acquaintance. ”

“Sir Emile Andrei, son of Lord Nikolai Andrei. The pleasure is mine.” It occurs to you that you recognise this dark-haired, moustachioed youth.

“I don’t recognis