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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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>>4354356
FUR VULUUR
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Choo choo
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Many leagues to the East, in the Slithering Wastes and Montbrun borderlands

The scalies had been on their tail for days, ever since they picked up the last stragglers from Freetown, but it was that morning they finally closed the distance with Tracker Jean’s caravan. For the convoy, it was now less a question of whether they could shake the scalies off and more about choosing where they’d make their last stand. Jean had picked out a rocky outcrop with a commanding ridgeline over a steep approach. A nice spot for archers, but far from impregnable. Oh, well. It was good a place to die as any.

But it looked like even that choice was going to be denied to Tracker Jean and her caravan. The snakemen had caught them out on the steep approach up the ridge, trapping the convoy with its back against the steep rocky slope leading out of the killing ground. Snakemen weren’t exactly famed archers, but even the few they had were reaping a horrific toll on the crowded refugees and caravan hands. Their aim was terrible but at this range it hardly mattered to the packed crowd of caravan guards, refugees and horseflesh. The scream of horses and the pained cries of the wounded was already drowning out the hisses of the rapidly approaching scaled horde.
Tracker Jean, chewed her gum until it bled. She wondered if she should give up on their attempt to reach the top of the ridge and circle the caravans now. Probably too late even for that, in a few moments their slithering infantry frontrunners would be in among them between the wagons and it would be all over. Even a tactical novice knew that you’d need heavy infantry to have a hope in dry hell to stand up to the snakemen up close. Wastelanders were guerrillas and light cavalry, whenever they were inclined to some violence. Her people just didn’t do heavy infantry.

“Uh…Boss?”

“Looks like this is it, Berric. Some of us might get away, those ahorse at least. If we cut the Mustang stock loose and drive them around…”

“Boss!” Tracker Jean turned to the where her normally obedient orderly was pointing, covering her eyes at the sunlight streaming over the top of the ridgeline. The glint of the sun on metal proved to Jean that her spirits could indeed drop even further.

“Oh fuck me, you mean they’re already on the ridge above us?”

“I don’t think them scalies have that kind of cavalry…”

“Knights of the Broken Blade!” The knight, and Jean had met enough knights in her time to spot them, bellowed with the voice of a general commanding an army. “Form up on my lance and ready the charge!”

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All along the line, thinly spread but in a fantastic position uphill, the zealous knights echoed the commander’s calls and pull into formation. Although their leader had to be some great high-up noble by Jean’s reckoning, his force was barely two-score armoured horsemen. Not nearly enough to make a difference, but if anything, the galling odds they faced was having the opposite effect on the knight’s taste for a fight.

“Forming up the lance! Cain guide my blade!”

“A good day for martyrdom, brothers! Lance formed, ready to charge!”

“By the Saints, look at all those disgusting lizards! Let me at them!”

The leading figure in red and gold slammed down his visor, couched his lance and spurred his destrier onwards all in one motion. “For King and Saint Cain!”

“Cain! Cain! Cain!” The cry of the knights as they charged in unison down the ridgeline, so genuinely eager to close with a Foe that had them so sorely outnumbered, caused Tracker Jean to wonder whether these knights were half-mad or half-wits.

It was like something out of a stupid Cantôn children’s story. Emile Andrei had mentioned their kind, though the young boy-knight-slash-one-time-pillow-warmer had spoken of them with a kind of awe rather than the wariness sensible people reserved for the insane. Tracker Jean still thought them mad, but she had to admit that these lunatics in armour and on horseback can do a whole lot of damage when charging into an enemy downhill and in disarray.

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It was one of the craziest things Tracker Jean had ever seen in her life. Fourty lances tipped down in unison and one could see the naked terror in those repitilian eyes of the foremost snakemen facing their doom, miles from where anyone would expect to find Cantônian heavy cavalry. The Duke Montbrun’s knights didn’t patrol out this far in the Wastelands, nor in such numbers.

In a handful of seconds these battle-mad knight had slain twice their number and then some, the snakemen were reeling in confusion. But there were still many, many more snakemen. Hundreds. Too many for even the insane bravery of the knights to overcome.

"We should make a break for it. While them scalies is distracted." Berric was eyeing the melee warily as the knight's charge began to lose impetus, already an island of steel in a sea of scales. “Ain’t gonna get another chance like this, boss."

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>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]

>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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you know when i voted to go to the snake fields with these boys i did it because i thought it was the most important thing to do even though we could sent them to help our boy in canton I'm pleasantly surprised it in a round about way has helped us indirectly
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>>4354368
>Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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>>4354368
>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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hey forgotten lore wise who made the beasts of this world particularly the dragons and the fae was it the almighty
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>>4354368
>>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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>>4354368

>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

How 2 get as many players as forgotten.
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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i wonder how many cain points grand master godriec has
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>>4354390
The Cantonian faith is uniquely monotheistic in this setting, even the Cathagi beleive that the Dragon is just 'their' living, breathing god rather than the only God.

According to Sir Andrei's faith, the Almighty crafted every blade of grass and every hair on every beast's head. That said, vile creatures such as snakefiends, beastmen and the Fae are merely further evidence that we live in a fallen world. It is up to to the faithful to reclaim it.
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>>4354368
>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]

If these knights survive...we can sell horses to them. Knights love good horses. Use the stampede as a selling point. Maybe loot the snakes. Losses can be recoup with connections and loots
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>>4354397
All of them
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>>4354398
>the Cantonian faith is uniquely monotheistic

Maenwhile in Carthaggi
>“all mockery of Cantonians and their one god shall be kept to an appropriate minimum”
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>>4354419
I need this

It IS exile-walking season after all
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>>4354368
>>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]

Horses can be recaptured but these knights are hard to replace. If they stay, they'll make future trips into the wilderness much safer.
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

If the terrain is open flat ground, they should retreat, charge again, retreat again, charge, retreat, charge, etc whilst Jean's archers provide cover for their retreat. Cavalry throughout history used their superior mobility to charge numerically superior opponents multiple times in open flat terrain. This let them to inflict massive, massive damage. An example of this is the Battle of Klushino (4 July 1610) in which Polish forces numbering about 4,000 men (of which about 80 percent were the famous winged Polish hussars) defeated a numerically superior force of about 35,000–40,000 Russians. In battle many formations of hussar units charged 8 – 10 times.

The arrow fire from Tracker Jean's archers won't harm or have any effect on the Broken Blade knights thanks to their armour. However, their horses are another story unless they have barding like pic related. Besides, Tracker Jeans's archers are competent and have an advantageous high ground position. They'll know to concentrate their arrow fire on the Snakefiends who're not engaged in combat with the Broken Blade knights.
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>>4354368

>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]

I think people forget we aren't playing Emile.
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>>4354368
>>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]
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>>4354458
Just to clarify, Jean ain't from Canton. The Knights would probably view her, a heretic outlander, as the next to get stabbed by their lances.
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>>4354465
Nah maybe some disparagement but it looks like humanity is in solidarity against the snekmen.
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>>4354458
Well gee, but that might be out of the question seeing all the refugees we picked up. [secret softy intensifies]
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>>4354368

>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

Well this turned out better than expected.
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

We already stablish that while Tracker Jean is in it for the profit and challenge she is not careless with the lifes of other people. She is not going to risk all her hard work on a mad charge either but should be willing to help.
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

wwqq
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>“Sounds like a plan to me. Let’s get these wagons moving, if we hustle we can be at the Torwatcher Gate before nightfall.” You’re not much of a believer of miracles, but you are the last girl to look a gift Mustang in the mouth. This is your only chance to make it to safety with all the stock and refugees safely in tow. [Cynic]
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>>4354368
>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty

Oh yer timw to unless the hoard, we can always get more and make money other ways but you need to be alive to make moneys. Seems the easiest way to make that happen.
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
Death to the lizards!
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]
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>>4354465

The Wastelanders aren't heretics, especially since Mustangs are practically revered in Canton.

>>4354368

>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354476
> whoever is played becomes Emile 2.0
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>>4354394
Make a good quest and not ditch like every other fucking qm.
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>>4354732
Also a good tip is t do another great quest beforehand and show you are committed and capable of finishing a quest in style without shitting the bed or disappearing. This way you can add your old playerbase to a new one
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>>4354394
Focus on making a good quest and not getting players.
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4354458
>Only option I pick is something character would do all of the others are wrong
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>>4354859
Nah, they're valid options because Forgotten had written them as so. But it leads to playing a very similar character. Moreso when we only get a Jean choice every once in a while.

I would rather vote the Heart option than the Haughty, as it seems more in line with a merchant, though.
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>>4354859
I guess I would have rather had the Haughty write-in tie it into "Not letting others pay for my escape" or some other relation to her identity as an eastern barbarian or something. The way the write-in was done made it feel way too much like Emile's "Fuck you I fight who I want, dost a Knigga not know how to dance in the dueling ring" Haughty options.
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>>4354905
Something other than going from "These Kniggas are crazy for CainCo-Puffs" to "Fucking ponces, let's show them up"

Anyways. It's just my personal opinion so w/e people gonna vote how they vote.
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>>4354368
Welcome back Forgotten! I hope your new job is going well, happy to see you writing again so soon.
I'd go with
>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]
Because Haughty, like >>4354911 said, it doesn't really make sense with how her POW feels, to me. Cynic on the other hand I could see Jean also going for, but just feels a bit too heartless. Also if the snakemen slaughter the knights, who says they cannot reach us before we get to safety?
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>>4354368
>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]
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>>4354368
>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4355133
I haven’t left just yet, that is a few weeks out. This thread might the last in some time.
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>>4355338
Oh no.

I am so gonna miss our threads.
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>>4354368
>>“Owe my life to a Cantônian ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]
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>>4355338
Ahh man, well I wish you good luck with that new gig anyways. Very happy to contribute this time! (I missed a few threads haha)
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>>4355338
Your going to leave us on the boat arnt you.
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>>4355471
He's gonna Donovan us.
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>>4355471
>.
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>>4355338
Are you going to pull a Berserk on us? Fucking boats man
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Kniggas, do not be afraid. Forgotten's track record of consistent, timely updates is way, way above the quality of most QMs. I am sure he doesn't intend on giving up on this quest and when DOES run on a new schedule, he will do so at a time where the updates are at least consistent. Have some faith kniggas. Have faith.
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>>4355685
For real, dude ran a whole epic quest to completion, even when we fucked his plans over and took away his war machines. I don't see the ride ending without satisfaction
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>>4354368
>>“Ah shit. Here goes my big payday… Turn ‘em around, slash those ropes and let’s crack some whips, boys!” The odds of losing some of your precious stock is very high. But nothing that walks or slithers in all the land can stand before a herd of stampeding Mustang purebreds, and only those mounted knights will be able to get out of the way. [Hearty]
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>>4355685
Anyone that's been a follower of his quests for a while already know that he's pretty much the best QM to bless this board.
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>End up stuck on the boat to carthaggi
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>>4355721
What would a canton idol group look like
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>>4355687
>Muh Albani Warmachines
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>>4355770
>muh kids :'(
You reap what you sow bucko
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>>4355769
Spoony knights
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>>4355788
>The idol group is called Queen.

What have you done.
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>>4355792
>its lead by a Carthaggi pilgrim
>who is spoonysexual

What needed to be done
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>“Owe my life to a Canton ponce? I’d rather kiss a rattlesnake. Get the boys up on the ridge there, let’s see how the scalies like it when we shoot back.” The thick armour of the argent knights should protect them. Should. Even with your help, it’s going to be a close run thing. [Haughty]

Call it Wastelander stubbornness, call it a hate of the scalies that were chewing up her family’s territory. For whatever reason, cutting and running just didn’t sit well with Tracker Jean at that moment. With a commanding position at the top of the ridge, and no shortage of targets to choose from, the fire from Tracker Jean’s archers and slingers was having a withering effect on the swarming mass of scalies below. No volleys, Wastelanders were an individualistic people and tended to call their shots as they saw them. With their heavy armour, the odds of aEven the barding on their horses, an item Tracker Jean would have called a useless encumbrance if she ever saw one, now seemed to be a very pertinent piece of equipment indeed. If any of the knights or their horses went down because of her people’s arrows, Jean didn’t see it.

With the scalefiends distracted, some breaking away from the melee to rush up the ridge itself, the knights were able to extract themselves from the main crush largely in one piece. Tracker Jean didn’t reckon this barmy lot as the kind to hit it and quit it, and sure enough formation turned as one for another charge. Some still had their lances, unbroken from the last sally, but most were now relying on their prodigious horseflesh and drawn blades to exact a further toll on the foe. Their leader, the knight in gold and red mounted on a startlingly beautiful white Mustang, must have had his helmet torn off at one point. Nevertheless the shaven-headed madman fought on with wild abandon, bringing his mace crashing down into one scaled opponent after another.

[1/2]
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[2/2]

Tearing her eyes away from the scene, Tracker Jean nearly tripped over a corpse on her last sprint to cover. Her trusted man Berric already lay there, a lucky scalefiend shot having taken him right through the eye. Tracker Jean sighed, a deep melancholy settling in as she fitted and loosed an arrow straight into the throat of the closest scaly clambering up the ridge.

It looked like today was going to be a very long day indeed.

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The battle will be long and bloody, though the caravan itself will survive intact along with the tethered Mustang stock. The profit margins of the investors are secured, but heavy casualties to both the Wastelanders and the Order of the Broken Blade will have an adverse effect on their operating capability in the years to come.

>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
oh goddamn
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Rolling for the Duke’s Ball

The Duke’s Ball rolls will commence 24 hours from now, with the next four days covering the interactions from each arena. I will call for rolls for one arena (i.e. 3 selected interactions +1 counter-intrigue), and then write-up how the results for that arena played out and post them the next day.

I would like everyone to have a fair chance to participate in the rolls of this event, so in the interests of giving everyone a fair go each ID can only roll ONCE in each arena. So you can roll for an interaction each in the Courtyard, Banquet, Dance Floor and Ballroom but NOT more than one interaction in each arena. That seems like a decent way to spread out the rolls a little to me. I will NOT be accepting 1 Post ID rolls, I think everyone has had opportunity enough to participate in the first vote of the thread. Re-rolls can be used at the initial rollers discretion, with the assumption that regenerated re-rolls are used first. Any call by the initial roller to use a Save (not a re-roll) will be put to a flash vote.

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Sandag, 4th Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty – Evening

The Duke of Pascae’s 198th Annual Ball


Vote Results

Palace Grounds
3 interactions (+0DC), +1 Counter-Intrigue
-Lord Jeremiah de Broulert [Persuade]
-Sir Robert Gilbern [Perusade]
-Sir Bartholomew Wavell [Persuade]
*Lord Jeremiah de Broulert [Counter-Intrigue]
Banquet Hall
3 interactions (+0DC), +1 Counter-Intrigue
-Captain Torres Lorenzo [Intrigue]
-The Patrikas Ianthe [Persuade]
-Lady Brunhilde Rabe [Persuade]
*Sir Marco Hewitt [Counter-Intrigue]
Dance Floor
3 interactions (+0DC), +1 Counter-Intrigue
-Mademoiselle Josephine Daubeny [Courtship]
-Princess Antoinette Aubres [Courtship]
-Lady Frida Vancewell [Courtship]
The Patrikas actually beat Vancewell here, but the Patrikas had many more votes for the Banquet Hall arena
*Lady Frida Vancewell [Counter-Intrigue]
Ballroom
3 interactions (+0DC), +1 Counter-Intrigue
-Bishop Dominos Gilbern [Persuade]
-Crown Prince Lionel Aubres [Persuade]
-Duke Leonardo Pascae [Persuade]
*Lord Caspian Gilbern [Counter-Intrigue]
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>>4356064
In case my format wasn't clear, I am asking anons to vote on which of the two dire consequences occur. Though in either case both the Wastelanders and Broken Blade will suffer casualties.
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>>4356061
Oh dammit.
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>>4356069
I was aware, you're a fucking bastard of a QM Forgotten

I love you for it give me those BCQ feel

>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356069
OH. It absolutely wasnt clear.

Damn. This is a terrible decision but.
>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

I hate this but The Grandmaster is a much more needed figure here.

I hope with how Jean managed to save a large number of refugees, she will be taken cared of. Or still be able to do some work.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356065
For Lady Vancewell and Lord de Broulert will the Counter-Intrigue roll be affected by the results of the previous interaction?
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

Canton needs the Broken Blade much more than the wastelanders. Still hope for the best for Jean.

CAIN IN THE HILLS
CAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
CAIN! CAIN! CAIN!
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>>4356061
You’re a right bastard forgotten
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>>4356088
Of course!
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>>4356097
If we had released the horses, they'd both be in fine condition?
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>>4356098
Yes, though losing the value of your investment in Tracker Jean's caravan would have been a real possibility. Or at least any chance of a meaningful profit.
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356099
How many wastelanders were saved? And what happens to them now?
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>>4356099
I suspect for most anons that would be worth it but well no use complaining about it now
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>>4356061
>>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
I TOLD Y'ALL. I TOLD Y'ALL TO LET THOSE MUSTANGS GO, BUT YOU COPPER CLIPPERS WANTED YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO
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>>4356099
given this is the alternative it may have been worth it.

we're gonna have to carry that weight though especially if the situation with Prime serpent worsens
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

>>4356099
Fuck
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
Every holy knight seeks martyrdom but Jean doesn't deserve to live the rest of her life crippled.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

What do you call a Tracker without legs? Legless Jean
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>all these votes for Goddric

Hope you're all ready for war of the borders 2:Electric boogaloo Bring the suffering
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

God demmit people , if only could have let your coppers clipper ways gone this wouldnt have happened.

>>4354584
This is me.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

I'm going with this because this is what Grandmaster Godric would want. He'd wish for nothing more than to die a martyr's death while fighting.

Both the Prime Serpent's ambitions and power will be significantly reduced for quite some time after suffering this terrible defeat. This means that while the Broken Blade Order won't be able launch any offensive actions against the Prime Serpent for some time, the Prime Serpent in turn won't be able to launch any offensive actions for sometime too until he's recovered from this terrible loss. That will allow the Order of the Broken Blade time to replenish themselves and be ready once they're needed.
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

I clip the coppers
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>>4356109
And this is way copperclipers must hang.
>>4356099
For me at lest that profit was just a side thing and a buy in for the best horses around.
Did you put the vancewell there over the Exile so you can laugh at us when we fuck up?
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356146
I think the that it would be a better story for him if the grandmaster died having a 1v1 with the Prime Serpent.
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THAT MONEY IS GOING INTO REPARATIONS FOR THE DECEASED. ANYONE WHO DISAGREES IS A COPPER CLIPPER
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>>4356161
I don't think any of us honestly expected when we made that deal that it would end up as a potential sacrifice to mitigate either the fight against the Prime serpent or losing someone we cared about.

>>4356164
I agree with the sentiment not the phrasing
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>>4356164
>>4356173
Fark off with you bleeding hearts. If that money is being used for anything it’s gonna be spent on protecting Andrei and friends
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>>4356177
I mean it depends on if or when Emille learns of it for me personally.

right now Emille and companions and number 1 priority for wealth spending
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>>4356164
Nah man I'm keeping all the money
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>>4356146
>sometime

Some time*

Another thing I would like to add is that the Order of the Broken Blade is the largest order in all of Canton, larger than the Knights Comitas and the Order Reginae. They do not lack for numbers and certainly won't after just losing forty lances including Grandmaster Godric.

>>4356163
I think Jerome St. Thomas would be worthy of that too. The Order of the Broken Blade have already elected and selected a worthy, prepared candidate to become the next grandmaster in the future.

>>4356164
I definitely agree and support. They gave their lives to make sure the caravan's cargo was brought safely. I would vote and choose to help them in any way we can as it would be a cunt move to just take the money and go.

>>4356104
>>4356111
For me it would've been worth it. I just didn't realize the result for the Haughty choice of the vote was going to be pre-determined. I would've voted for Heart if I did.
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>>4356061
>>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
Time to suit up and join the broken blade.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

>>4356177
I agree with this sentiment

First post of the thread but I'm not looking through the previous one to find my IP, feel free to discard it
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>>4356195
>>4356200
You both are 1 post ids so it cancels out anyhow.
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>>4356202
I don't fully understand that rule, does this second post validate my previous post?
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>>4356061
>>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356189
It looks like the quality of their leadership may suffer weither thats a lose of leadership, Zealotry or another quality remains to be seen.

I wonder what Jerome st. Thomas would be like.

>>4356200
New thread no need to quote old Id's unless forgotten's asking for them.
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>>4356202
got to get a first post in at some point.
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>>4356189
>Heart

Hearty*

>>4356205
>It looks like the quality of their leadership may suffer weither thats a lose of leadership, Zealotry or another quality

Yeah agreed.

>I wonder what Jerome st. Thomas would be like.

Me too.

>>4356065
Hey Forgotten. In the end of the last thread you said that given the sheer number and quality of the write-ins made for the Duke's Ball interactions, you will pick and choose from the multitude of write-ins for what you feel will net us the most advantage. Can you tell us which ones were picked and chosen?
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061

>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

Welp. This is something
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>>4356065
why was Roselyn beat out by Duke Pascae?
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>>4356234 this >>4354481 is me. Bloody I'd changing
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>>4356173
Idk way we didnt think something like this would happen as it is a forgotten quest and there can only be pain.

>>4356189
They probs used to be the largest order when cain was leading them, but now it seems they have lost alot of members if all they had to thow at the snakes was 40 and they choseing there next gm from among those that wore apart of that fight. They dont have unlimited numbers like you seem to think.

You voted for Haughty becouse you wanted jean to have a cool last stand moment and save all the money.
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>>4356242
well why is easy, we didn't know the prime Serpent was on the rise then and while we knew snakemen was a thing we clearly didn't know them as anything but a faraway nuisance.

We should have realised something larger was at play when they were at the Banquet but hindsight is 20/20 I guess.
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>>4356242
>The Order of the Broken Blade
>The largest of the Holy Orders and the most aggressive...
Faith & Politics; 139
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
There's no greater honor for him than this.
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

I'm really interested in this Grandmaster character, he's a total badass and I'd like him to survive. I think he has potential to become a force to reckon in the future. (the guy litterally has the balls to behead the favorite of the Queen because he simply doesn't like him)
Alas I think most anons will want Tracker Jean to get out of this situation alive (because muuuh waifu) and will sacrifice Godric.
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
1 post ID so not sure if this counts.
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>>4356242
>They probs used to be the largest order when cain was leading them, but now it seems they have lost alot of members if all they had to thow at the snakes was 40 and they choseing there next gm from among those that wore apart of that fight. They dont have unlimited numbers like you seem to think.

Check the Faith & Politics pastebin.

>You voted for Haughty becouse you wanted jean to have a cool last stand moment and save all the money.

Not true whatsoever. Guess again.
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>>4356263
Well, the thread just started, you have to be a 1 post ID at some point.
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
The world needs Grandmaster Godric more than it needs Jean.
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>>4356248
Still dont think they are as big as you think they are, as im sure that the grandmaster would have taken as many as he could to go argest the snakes.
Not like cain numbers and most ordos dont have that many numbers to start with.
How many do you think they are?
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>>4356282
Great question
>... the Order of the Broken Blade can call upon over 200 knights, and twice that in well-equipped man-at-arms, more than most lords.
That's a lot of third, fourth, and fifth sons.
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>>4356282
this was almost certainly a vanguard force, maybe one sent to safeguard refugees fleeing the Snakeman advance, the bulk of the Order could likely be garrisoned in or near the Torwatcher gate if they aren't already on the field.

I just realised if they've called upon the majority of their order in this endeavor Romanie may be more than a little Vulnerable.
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>>4356265
I havent read that in ages so il go read it durning my lunch break. Still though if you had hundereds of people to call on for this then y wouldnt you? Using just 40 lancers is silly unless he wanted to die.

I mean if you wanted to vote for the option that had the best chance for everyone you would have voted to unless the horse's.
Im not playing the guseing game so you can tell my way you voted for it if it wasnt for greed or bloodlust.

Though ima stop going on about this as its done and im kinda just bitching, hope that the ball gose better.
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>>4356312
>I havent read that in ages so il go read it durning my lunch break. Still though if you had hundereds of people to call on for this then y wouldnt you? Using just 40 lancers is silly unless he wanted to die.

Who knows? We'll find out soon from the Broken Blade themselves.

>I mean if you wanted to vote for the option that had the best chance for everyone you would have voted to unless the horse's.
Im not playing the guseing game so you can tell my way you voted for it if it wasnt for greed or bloodlust.

I voted for Haughty because I thought the results for the choice picked were gonna be determined by rolls. I would've voted for Hearty if I knew that Haughty was gonna have a pre-determined result since I would get a good idea of what sort of pre-determined result Haughty was going to be.
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>>4356335
>Broken Blade themselves.

Broken Blade members themselves*

>the results for the choice picked were

The result for the picked choice was*

>would get

Would've gotten*

I seriously need to proofread more often. My grammar is terrible.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356335
I dont think we have ever done rolls for something that wasn't to do with the person we playing as or in the same battle.
I too was woundering if a roll would happen.

>>4356293
>>4356297

>... the Order of the Broken Blade can call upon over 200 knights, and twice that in well-equipped man-at-arms, more than most lords.
where did you find this as its not in the Faith & Politics Pastebin: it just says they are the largest not how many they got.

Romanie should be fine for a short time with all the lords fighting, isnt it time that the dead went back to the Ile for a rest soon?

Still each of theis lancers are rocking close to 10 welth each in gear even if 10 died thats about 100 wealth.

If the grandmaster dies and there a snake hord on its way down would you all vote for us to go foght them over joing the dragon
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>>4356442
>I dont think we have ever done rolls for something that wasn't to do with the person we playing as or in the same battle.

Actually, we did. We had a roll with the knight stationed at a crossing in the desert.
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>>4356451
Do not rember this.
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>>4356451
>>4356463
It was a dream sequence and technically that was Emile
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>>4356463
https://archived.moe/qst/thread/4021592/#q4023680

>>4356465
I think It was a vision of one of Emile's ancestors, not Emile himself.
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>>4356473
>>4356465
Ooohh i rember now, thats probs y i wasnt counting that towards the not rolling for people rolls.
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>>4356442
It is in Faith & Politics. I lifted that bit from the [Holy Orders] section where the Broken Blade and Sacred Grove are referenced to show general differences in order size and scope. Line 117 if you want to follow up.

I'm all for anything that doesn't require making a contract with known slavers for several years.
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>>4356061
>>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

Sorry old man I just couldn't do that to her

>>4354531
me
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I wonder if there are other types of beastmen besides snakes.
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
oh that was a vote, my bad
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>>4356573
They're are not beastmen. They're scalefiends.
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

The crusade into the wastes will ultimately save more lives

>>4354588
Linking previous ID if changed
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

I don't see Knights letting civvies get chumped for them.
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>>4356061
>>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356665
With your choices, much more civilians will die in the future.
Hell, picking Jean here doesn't even make her die, she is still alive but simply injured while killing the grandmaster is defunitive and will have a real negative impact on the war with snakesmen.

Really, I don't understand the choice of those who choose to let the Grandmaster die. It's waifu nonsense.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356679
Y'all don't know the future. Letting people die now for sure to maybe save future people?

How do you know that without traders, the Knights don't become unablw to function at all?

Look at what happened to France when they ran out of cash, and ended up occupied by the English. Even then, if the Burgundians hadn't switched sides and stopped funding the English French independence never would have happened.
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>>4356679
It's not waifu nonsense. We just crippled too many girls in forgotten's quests for a lifetime.
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>>4356164
Nah senpai, she knew the dangers and she chose to take on the extra people slowing the caravan down. None of that is on Emile
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>>4356729
No but that is on us and if we people had chosen to let the horses go this wouldnt even be a choice right now.
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>>4356738
Us yes, but not Emile. We play as Emile but Emile wasn't the character who made the choices and he shouldn't suffer for it. Its all about playing in character.

>if we people had chosen to let the horses go this wouldnt even be a choice right now.

And we didn't, we played Jean as a ruthless wasterlander who cares a great deal about her mustangs and her profits over the lives on some Cantonian knights. But that's not Emiles problem, nor his fault.
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>>4356738
Tracker Jean made that decision anon, not Emile, not some esoteric "we", and judging from the option that was picked it was out of some sense of pride
And her employees that died consciously accepted to be paid to take part in these risky expeditions, sometimes it doesn't work out, that's life
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>>4356744
I wouldnt call her 100% ruthlessly as she did take on the people she found in the wastes instead leaving them there.

And i naver talked about emiles having anything to do with her at all so so i dont know way his getting brought in.

>>4356746
Tracker Jean made that decision??? Uuumm how did she? We voted on what she was going to do as shes a made up character and can only do what forgoten makes her do based on the stuff we talk/vote on so how is this all her fult then? Unless your reftering to her back story of beening a wastland trader?
Did she become self aware at some point?
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>>4356744
Would Emile copper clip or spend his money that Knights and civilian died for so he can have it? If we are REALLY playing the character, Emile would definitely give it to the needy and their families..
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>>4356729
Nah, it's actually on the muderhobos and copper clippers like this one here>>4354381 who didn't want to lose Emile's investments or just simply wanted to murderhobo. We have this choice right now because of that, not because Jean took on extra people.

>>4356744
And we didn't, we played Jean as a ruthless wasterlander who cares a great deal about her mustangs and her profits over the lives on some Cantonian knights

We didn't actually. Had we played Jean as a ''ruthless wasterlander who cares a great deal about her mustangs and her profits over the lives on some Cantonian knights'', then we would've gone with Cynic. We picked Haughty because we didn't want to lose Emile's investments and because we wanted to help the Broken Blade knights so they won't die here.
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>>4356771
>I wouldnt call her 100% ruthlessly

Nor would I, no one is 100% anything but people of the wastelands are hard, ruthless people as is necessary to survive.

> And i naver talked about emiles having anything to do with her at all so so i dont know way his getting brought in.

>Naver

But seriously, its getting brought up because you argued against keeping the money for Emile due to the fact that we as players made the choice to hold on to the horses and fight. The choices we as players make for Jean shouldn't influence the choices we make for Emile. Emile didn't hold on to the mustangs, Jean did. Therefore any decision about keeping the profits from our investments should not take into consideration what we as players chose for Jean.

>>4356772
>Would Emile copper clip or spend his money that Knights and civilian died for so he can have it? If we are REALLY playing the character, Emile would definitely give it to the needy and their families..

It sort of depends I think. Obviously it'll only be a consideration if Jean tells us about it. If that happens I can see him having sympathy and donating the money, he's shown a lot of empathy obviously but he does occasionally show haughtiness and callousness for those beneath him. He may, in the moment, decide that Wastelanders dying to protect some horses is both foolish and something they signed up for, something they knew the risks of. Not super likely I admit.

>>4356773
Very subtle of you to link my post and call it murder hoboing. I didn't pick that option to be a "Murderbhobo". I picked it because it made sense for me in character for what Jean would do. She's spoken at length about the mustangs and about how harsh and difficult life is out there. I saw her as a person who would fight for that and ensure she didn't lose her stock.

>We have this choice right now because of that, not because Jean took on extra people.

It was specifically pointed out when Jean made the choice to take on extra people that it would slow the caravan down and add extra risk, likely ensuring that the scalepeople would catch up so...

>We didn't actually. Had we played Jean as ... blah blah

Look, you seem upset but the choices were made and obviously we each have our own take on why it happened. I wasn't even thinking about Emiles investment when I voted because I had forgotten entirely that we'd made any investment with her.
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>>4356772
Anon, he's just using post ad hoc to justify going with Haughty for the purpose of keeping Emile's cargo. Jean, the Wastelanders, and the knights would have gotten out of this alive safe and sound if we had just chosen to dump the Mustangs on the snakefiends. We didn't because we didn't want to lose Emile's precious investments as that would've been the only thing we were going to lose by going Hearty.
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>>4356842
Yeah you definitely seem a bit upset. Maybe go have a nice warm milk and a lay down. I didn't even remember Emile had investments in the mustangs
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>>4356819
>I picked it because it made sense for me in character for what Jean would do. >She's spoken at length about the mustangs and about how harsh and difficult life is out there. I saw her as a person who would fight for that and ensure she didn't lose her stock.


Nah, you picked it because you didn't want to lose Emile's money pure and simple. This shit is just post ad-hoc.

>It was specifically pointed out when Jean made the choice to take on extra people that it would slow the caravan down and add extra risk, likely ensuring that the scalepeople would catch up so...

Which has absolutely nothing with why we have this choice right now. We have this choice because we voted not to sacrifice Emile's investments even if it would have guaranteed the safety of both Jean and the knights, not because we took extra people. Switch going Haughty with going to Hearty and we wouldn't be here.

>Look, you seem upset but the choices were made and obviously we each have our own take on why it happened. I wasn't even thinking about Emiles investment when I voted because I had forgotten entirely that we'd made any investment with her.

I don't believe you for one millisecond.
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>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

Damn you all greedy copper clippers to the pit.
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>>4356870
>Nah, you picked it because you didn't want to lose Emile's money pure and simple. This shit is just post ad-hoc.

Oh well I guess you know me better than I know myself, that's cool.

I'm going to stop reading right here because obviously you're one post from having a temper tantrum and I honestly don't care what your opinions are on the choices I've made. If I wanted to protect the investments, I'd have said so. The choice has already been made so it makes little difference. This conversation isn't going to get us anywhere but banned from future choices so I suggest we drop it
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>>4356881
>This conversation isn't going to get us anywhere but banned from future choices so I suggest we drop it

Forgotten should focus on ''banning'' the samefags in this quest rather than people who argue.

>>4356880
>Damn you all greedy copper clippers to the pit.

It ain't just copper clippers mate. It's copper clippers and murderhobos. Hearty meant no murderhoboing and losing Emile's dosh. Copper clippers didn't want the latter and murderhobos didn't want the former.

The anon I replied to above tried to justify it with some ad-hoc nonsense about how it is IC for Jean because she is ruthless (even both of the choices we had with her go against this) and cares about Mustangs (Common all over the Wasteland and not rare whatsoever) and her profits (even though they're the investor's profits like Emile and not her's) over the lives of the knights (even though she aided them in the battle rather than go Cynic to just leave them to die and save her own skin).

>>4356061
>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]
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>>4356061
>>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

This sucks but the order is needed more.
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>>4356061

>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]

A wonderful time to return from vacation, just in time to pick between Western waifu or Grandmaster Deus Vult. Sucks, but the Wastelanders were likely to be horribly ravaged regardless, with the difference being HOW horribly ravaged.
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
fuck that's harsh
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>>4356061
>trackr jean :(
Ohshit better get my postcount up
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>>4356061
>Tracker Jean would survive the injuries she sustained that day, but the scars of the snakefiend venom and her missing limb meant that she would never string a bow again, nor ride as she once had. Her Tracker family would largely disband, forming smaller caravans and ventures. [Tracker Jean]
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>All this 1id posters who never voted before.
Hmmmmmm
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>>4357254
>2 chances to vote
>1 post ID
big brain time.
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>>4357254
I feel like these comments are Mads about every vote

Do you really think there is that much samefagging going on?
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>>4357255
>1 (one) whole day to vote the first time

>>4357260
I truly do. It wasn't just once that someone was caught samefagging on this quest.
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>>4357260
I don't think its out of the ballpark of possibility, however its impossible to really prove so theirs really not much point in complaining as all it does is produce a shitshow that we should be better than.
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>>4357260
I know that this vote has more voters than usual. For most of the previous threads we usually log ~30 votes for day long votes. The final ball vote had 32 votes. This one has 40+ votes already. Suspicion is warranted.
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>>4357266
>Well let's just hope that they aren't samefagging and that people have some form of integrity on an Indonesian basket weaving form.
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>>4357254
Not bothering to samefag, too much effort. Either way, one vote burnt out here counts as a post for the next set of votes, so whatever. This one's going to be pretty loaded regardless, and I'd rather have my next ready to go when it comes to not fucking up all our interactions at the ball.
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Pray to RNGesus for his blessing during these upcoming votes, we're going to need it!
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>>4357289
>not Salve RNGenia

Heathen detected
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>>4357254
I'm sure this terribly contentious vote is gonna be fair.

It's not like accusations of copper-clipping are flying about.
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>Grandmaster Godric St. John found martyrdom on the dusty plains of the Wastelands that day. Jerome St. Thomas would come to lead the Broken Blade, though the Order’s ability to further frustrate the ambitions of the Prime Serpent would be much reduced. [Godric St. John]

This an unfortunate example where removing the 1 post IDs without a prior linked vote results in a different result than the base count (though still by a narrow margin). If you have just joined the thread and this means your choice was not selected, I apologise. Removing new IDs from the count is the best weapon available to me as QM to ensure that votes are not samefagged to oblivion. I will not call a flash vote because I think it's time to get cracking on the Duke's Ball rolls.

As others have pointed out, these forty knights are a vanguard of the Broken Blade. Even if every single one was slain it would not doom the order, though losing the cream of the crop of their holy knights would be a staggering blow indeed.
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>>4357391
F
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>>4357391
Alrighty bring the suffering of a weakened broken blade order then.

Hype for Ball shenannigans
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>>4357391
hoes before bros

DISGUSTING
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Sandag, 4th Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty – Evening
The Duke of Pascae’s 198th Annual Ball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvFH_6DNRCY - Palace Grounds Arena theme

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I do not view it as possible, even with a genuine apology and persuasive charisma, to actually obtain Lord de Broulert’s sincere forgiveness for the death of his favourite son. That said, this roll will be more aimed at making an impression on those watching you in the courtyard and your handling of social etiquette.

The Palace Grounds: Persuasion Roll – Lord Jeremiah de Broulert
> Reasonable Request (public apology) / Lower Social Standing
> 40DC
> Wealth +5DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Write-in (apology) +10DC
> Save Face +1 Save (single use)
> Foreign escort (-0DC)
> Lord de Broulert: Noble Privilege, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> Lord de Broulert: Fashionable Attire -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> Lord de Broulert: Wealth -5DC
> 50DC

Double Fail = Lord de Broulert would see you destroyed. Vengeance will be his.
0 = Although your intentions may be sincere, your delivery is clumsy and could even be viewed as a crass attempt to rub your victory in a grieving father’s face. Lord de Broulert will jump on this chance to denounce you. -20DC to Counter-Intrigue in this arena. -5DC to interactions with those of Pascae origin.
1 = Such an apology was always going to be awkward, and open to inflammatory remarks. Lord de Broulert is not dissuaded from his goal of seeing you ridiculed for your part in his son’s death. Counter-Intrigue attempt in this arena will continue as normal.
2 = No one who witnesses your sincere condolences to Lord de Broulert can fault your behaviour, though the grieving father will still attempt to find whatever fault he can. Lord de Broulert’s goal of seeing you socially embarrassed is more likely to paint him in a negative light than you. +20DC to Counter-Intrigue in this arena. +5DC to interactions with those of Pascae origin.
3 = Lord de Broulert abandons his attempt to formally denounce you at the ball. Not only does he not attempt to denounce you, he is forced to publicly accept your apology. This paints you in a good light and is a delicious bit of gossip for the locals. Counter-Intrigue attempt for this arena cancelled. +1 Re-Roll to interaction to those of Pascae origin.
Double Success = Lord de Broulert bears you little personal ill-will. Only social expectations demand his antagonistic behaviour.


3 rolls of 1d100, gentlemen. You have ONE re-roll and ONE save. Your opponent has TWO adverse re-rolls.

Lord de Broulert, please accept my sincere condolences…
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>4357399
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>>4357400
NOT ACCEPTED. As I said, I will not be accepting 1 post ID rolls whether they pass, fail or crit.
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If you link back to an earlier vote when you roll (in case your ID changed) that is perfectly fine. But not after the roll.
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>4357399
>Killed his favorite son

well fuck Emille be paying for his pride
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>>4357399
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

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Rolled 60 (1d100)

fug reroll
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>>4357391
Rest in peace Grandmaster. I wonder how many Grandmaster Godric took down before he fell.

The 40 Broken Blade knights will suffer some casualties during the battle, but not all of them will fall obviously. Some of them should survive.

Since the news of Grandmaster Godric's death should spread all over Canton and reach all of Canton pretty quickly, Emile will learn of what happened in the Wastelands very soon.

>>4357399
Shouldn't the extra lightning penance that Emile did for the accidental death of Sir Broulert have an effect on our interactions with Lord de Broulert? I imagine it'll grant bonuses in the interactions since it shows that Emile is genuinely repentant and remorseful over the accidental death of his son through his actions.


>>4357402
Can I roll in the upcoming interactions then?
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>>4357399
explain saves QM?
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>>4357410
>Can I roll in the upcoming interactions then?
Yes, no worries.

>Shouldn't the extra lightning penance that Emile did for the accidental death of Sir Broulert have an effect on our interactions with Lord de Broulert?
Not for de Broulert, but it's going to have dramatic implications for others. Also, as I understand, doing the full penance was decided upon even before you arrived in Pascae. You did elect to make it even more dangerous following the duel.
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>>4357411
A save can turn any fail (crit, double or otherwise) into a pass.

You only have one for the entire evening, so be careful how you spend it.
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>>4357399
>>4357412

>I do not view it as possible, even with a genuine apology and persuasive charisma, to actually obtain Lord de Broulert’s sincere forgiveness

>Not for de Broulert

Why? Emile literally took a lightning bolt to repent for it. Actions speak louder than words. That should show definitely show that he is sorry for it.
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>>4357414
m8 we don't go around flaunting that we stood out their because felt bad no one knows that we took extra penance for his death save tobray
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>>4357414
oh fuck lets not spend it here, we're outgunned for this.
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>>4357414
Would you expect Emile's father to so easily forgive someone who killed his son, even by accident?
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yeah that save can stop a 100 even tho from the rolls here it looks bad im not sure i want to use it yet
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>>4357415
>no one knows that we took extra penance for his death save tobray

There is now way he does not know about it. Forgotten literally said here>>4357412 that people know about it.

>>4357417
If it is Emile who initiated the challenge, the death was accidental, and then the one who killed him later took a freaking lightning bolt as penance for it, then yeah I absolutely expect it. We didn't even court Lady Maria Hewitt out of respect for him. Actions speak louder than words.
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>>4357420
>If it is Emile who initiated the challenge, the death was accidental, and then the one who killed him later took a freaking lightning bolt as penance for it, then yeah I absolutely expect it. We didn't even court Lady Maria Hewitt out of respect for him. Actions speak louder than words.

I heartily disagree, you are looking at this as a rational bystander rather than how a grieving father might process the situation.
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>>4357420
Btw, in the interest of pushing this forward I will happily accept a roll from you now.
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Also shouldn't the fact that we chose him as literally the first person to interact with in the Ball to apologize mean shit?

>>4357421
>I heartily disagree

Then you're an imbecile frankly. Actions speak louder than words even to a grieving father. Taking a lightning bolt and refusing to court his fiance even though it's a traditional custom should definitely factor into it.
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>>4357424
>Insulting the QM
>Arguing with the QM

Bruh
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>>4357423
Nah, I think I'm gonna wait let someone else roll.
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Okay, mate.
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>>4357424
m8 the guy lost his favorite son acting as if hes thinking rationally is foolish and in real life some people do hold onto their grief and anger regardless of what you do
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>>4357424
You must be the same guy who keeps accusing the QM of railroading. Insufferable fag
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>4357399

Oh boy. Lets see what happens.

Adam protects.
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>>4357431
ooffff
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i say we keep that save at the very least we can use it on the intrigue roll
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>>4357431
Fuck well lads time to add Broulert to the list of enemies bent on our destruction.
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>>4357434
he's gonna fuck us but no double so he could forgive us eventually
unless QM thinks 0 success = double fail effect
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>>4357433
I’m not even inclined to do so with the counter-intrigue. By design of the ball, the most important conversations will be had at the end of the night. Imagine if we fuck it up totally with the prince or bishop,
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Alright we completely fail the first interaction, get -20 DC for the first counter-intrigue, and -5DC for all interactions with anyone from Pasace for the rest of the Ball. This is going to be great.

>>4357429
>m8 the guy lost his favorite son acting as if hes thinking rationally is foolish and in real life some people do hold onto their grief and anger regardless of what you do

>>4357429
Already addressed this shit excuse and justification to make all our repentant actions and choices for the accidental death meaningless. Actions speak louder than words even to a grieving father. Forgotten gave us +10 DC for the write-in (pure words) but gave us literally nothing for taking an extra lightning strike as penance, not courting Sir de Broulert's fiance, and choosing Lord de Broulert as the first person to interact with.
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>>4357431
>>4357405
>>4357407
>>4357409

>0 Success
>Although your intentions may be sincere, your delivery is clumsy and could even be viewed as a crass attempt to rub your victory in a grieving father’s face. Lord de Broulert will jump on this chance to denounce you. -20DC to Counter-Intrigue in this arena. -5DC to interactions with those of Pascae origin

Not a great start, but those were some fairly subpar dice there. You will have the opportunity to wipe out the detriment to Pascae interactions when the Counter-Intrigue comes up.

>>4357436
0 =/= Double Fail

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No doubles fail at least. But still, fuck.
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>>4357436
yeah I misread that, still bad but not as.
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If this is how it is for just Lord de Broulert I don't even wanna see the pure BS Forgotten has prepared for the other interactions like courting the Princess and Lady Frida Vancewell or persuading the Crown Prince, Duke Pascae, or Bishop.
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The Palace Grounds: Persuasion Roll – Sir Robert Gilbern
[spoilers]Those write-ins that suggested avoiding discussion with or about his family were wise indeed.[/spoiler]

> Reasonable Request (in good faith) / Lower Social Standing
> 40DC
> Wealth +5DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Comrade Status +5DC
> Recorded Miracle (pending) +15DC
> Write-in (promotions!) +10DC
> Write-in (friendship + Cathagi mission) +15DC
> Save Face +1 Save (single use)
> Foreign escort -10DC possible evidence of 3rd party loyalties
> Botched Apology (Pascae Origins) -5DC
> Sir Gilbern: Noble Privilege, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> Sir Gilbern: Fashionable Attire -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> 75DC

Double Fail = Sir Gilbern is convinced you have your own agenda but, so long as your interests align with that of the Queen, this is perfectly fine.
0 = Sir Robert Gilbern has seen you involved in far too much to entirely trust you, let alone vouch for your brother. He isn’t entirely convinced that you are a Faction agent, but he also does not believe that you and your family aren’t playing their own game like Lord Alderague.
1 = Sir Gilbern knows you to be a good knight, and does not wish to see your house attainted. However, he is not willing to put his neck out for your brother. You can expect little help public help from him, but you also doubt he will be purposely steering the Ordo Reginate’s resources towards persecuting your household.
2 = Sir Gilbern allows himself to be seen in conversation with Young Lord Damien Andrei, massively assisting in your sister’s plan to no longer have Damien be viewed as a social leper. He regards this as a political favour, and considers your family in the Ordo Reginate’s debt. Failure to support the Queen by your family could cause issues down the line, but this is a small price to pay to see the heir of your house welcomed back into polite society. Mother will be pleased.
3 = At the social event of the year, something as innocuous as a brief handshake between the Second Herald and a Young Lord can more effectively dispel rumours of royal disfavour than any public proclamation of amnesty. Sir Gilbern regards this as a personal favour to you, in expectation of your good service in the Cathagi Court. Furthermore, you can expect that Sir Gilbern will vouch for your good character in the upcoming church inquiry.
Double Success = Your sister Roselyn and Sir Gilbern are both rapacious political animals. They appear to hit it off.


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE! 3 rolls of 1d100, gentlemen. You have ONE re-roll and ONE save. Your opponent has TWO adverse re-rolls.

Sir Robert Gilbern, as I live and breathe! Congratulations on your recent promotion…
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>4357446
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>4357446
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>>4357444
Whatever makes you mad sounds good by me
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4357446
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>>4357446
Considering hes a comrade, would he want to use his adverse rerolls?
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>>4357448
>>4357449
>>4357452
>75DC
>1 Success first round of rerolls

What the shit
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>4357452
REROLL
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>4357448
Using Sir Gilbern's 1st Adverse Re-Roll to counter this.
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>the knight emile becomes a pariah to all regardless of his good intentions
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>4357458
Using Sir Gilbern's 2nd Adverse Re-Roll to counter this.
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>>4357462
>>4357459
Absolutely lovely.
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>>4357460
such is dat Good Knigga life
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Turns out we might not even survive getting on to the boat to Carhagi.
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Gentlemen, in light of lack of god, i propose suspending the session
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>>4357459
>>4357462
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>>4357467
no brakes on the train Knigga
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>>4357448
>>4357449
>>4357452
>>4357458
>>4357459
>>4357462
>0 Success
>Sir Robert Gilbern has seen you involved in far too much to entirely trust you, let alone vouch for your brother. He isn’t entirely convinced that you are a Faction agent, but he also does not believe that you and your family aren’t playing their own game like Lord Alderague.

Things are going downhill fast. Not only is your Reginate 'friend' decidedly neutral regarding your brother reintroduction into society, he is convinced that House Andrei is definitely making some sort of play in the deadly games of court.

At this rate, Emile might be jumping on the first ship out of Canton, sit down in a Cathagi cafe and wait for the whole thing to blow over.

===================================
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Why the hell would Sir Gilbern even use his adverse re-rolls against us? Does the fact that we're comrades who fought together and had each other's backs mean nothing? Is it the Pascae copper clipper blood in him manifesting?
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either this all setting up for us to become a pariah only for us to pull some mad shit or we are about to get the poison
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>>4357446
>0 success
welp while it is a little hurtful that he don't trust us, he is probably not wrong about mom or sis playing some game.
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>>4357473
>Emille survives all the Fallavon shit to be crucified in Pascae

what an end
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Also

>>4357446
>He isn’t entirely convinced that you are a Faction agent, but he also does not believe that you and your family aren’t playing their own game like Lord Alderague.

We literally brought a Faction agent (Sir Hast Vancewell) to justice. Why would he or the Order Reginae think we're a faction agent? Are they retarded?
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>jess can't save us from this basilisk
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>emile andrei is autismis maximus
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>>4357424
Please, fuck off.
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>>4357477
He'd have to be pretty paranoid indeed to conclude that you were a Faction agent, but it's also not impossible that there are factions within the Faction (pardon the pun). At this point the 3rd-party player is the more likely conclusion he will draw.

Interesting, to me at least, how this might affect your role at the Cathagi Court.
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>>4357444
I take back what I said, please stay. Seeing you seething and whining like that is actually amusing. It's a bonus entertainement.
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>>4357477
Vancewell could have been a sacrificial pawn. and we did turn up in Favallon are currently travelling with a faction knight, so who is to say we didn't get turned in the months he hasn't seen us.
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The Palace Grounds: Persuasion Roll – Sir Bartholomew Wavell
I’m going to go with the ‘investigation update’ write-ins here as the ones seeking info about the court seem to be bordering on an intrigue attempt for information.

> Reasonable Request (investigation update) / Lower Social Standing
> 40DC
> Wealth +5DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Write-in (investigation update + excellent progress) +20DC
> Save Face +1 Save (single use)
> Foreign escort (+10DC) Sir Wavell is fascinated with foreign cultures
> Sir Wavell: Fashionable Attire -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> Sir Wavell: Wealth -5DC
> Botched Apology (Pascae Origins) -5DC
> 65DC

Double Fail = Sir Wavell views you as a hireling, albeit perhaps a competent and well-born one. Your connection to House Wavell is not noted by any onlookers of note.
0 = Sir Wavell is not interested in you wasting his time with updates, he wants results. You do not have the name of the killer yet and now several people within earshot know this. +1 Adverse Re-Roll to Captain Lorenzo interaction.
1 = Sir Wavell is disappointed you don’t already have the killers name, but at least he is discrete enough that the disappointment is kept suitably private.
2 = Sir Wavell appreciates the update, and lauds your efforts thus far. Your hushed discussions cover some further details previously thought unimportant to the man. Perhaps they are indeed unimportant, or perhaps they put certain things in perspective. +10DC to Captain Lorenzo interaction.
3 = In addition to impressing Sir Wavell with the progress you have already made, your findings thus far and amplified by further information. You are starting to narrow down your leads. +1 Re-Roll to Captain Lorenzo interaction.
Double Pass = Sir Wavell views you as a comrade and, if you are successful, perhaps even a friend. Your connection to House Wavell is noted by many onlookers.


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE! 3 rolls of 1d100, gentlemen. You have ONE re-roll and ONE save. Your opponent has ONE adverse re-roll.

Sir Wavell, I bring encouraging news…
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

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Rolled 83 (1d100)

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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>4357487
Using Sir Wavell's single adverse re-roll to counter this.
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>>4357489
yey a bro
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>>4357489
Thanks for the double success.
Does it count ?
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>4357488
re-rolling
>>4357489
Noice
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

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>>4357489
Oh nice a double

>>4357492
Oh crap a double fail

This just keeps getting better and better.
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>>4357492
fuck me I'll go find the nearest thunderstorm and repent
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>>4357489
>>4357492
>55 Pass
>88 Fail

What the hell does this mean
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>>4357489
>Double fail
yeh bo-

>>4357492
>double fail

ahh goddamit let me off the train
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>>4357496
>the dice gods wish to extract as much pain as possible
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So do they cancel each other out?
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>>4357485
>Double Fail = Sir Wavell views you as a hireling, albeit perhaps a competent and well-born one. Your connection to House Wavell is not noted by any onlookers of note.

>Double Pass = Sir Wavell views you as a comrade and, if you are successful, perhaps even a friend. Your connection to House Wavell is noted by many onlookers.

How the hell do these two results even reconcile with each other? They're the complete opposite.
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>>4357500
just cancels 2 reg success
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>>4357496
Kek, good luck to deal with that in the narrative. Perhaps the guy is schizophrenic and while one of his personalities love us, the other hate us.
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>>4357499
>>4357500
They will cancel each other out if I can't make it work.

Like... Sir Wavell thinks you're the Alfred to his Batman? Like an indispensable servant. Trying to imagine Sir Andrei being out-haughty'ed.
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>>4357496
Probation lol.

In seriousness, he hasnt made up his mind. Onlookers will as ‘not just a mere hireling’.

Maybe a scandalous male lover /s
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>>4357503
And now we've even got the Two-Face in the whole batman analogy.
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>>4357505
>Like... Sir Wavell thinks you're the Alfred to his Batman? Like an indispensable servant. Trying to imagine Sir Andrei being out-haughty'ed.

Based Sir Wavell. He provides the best comic relief.
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>>4357505
How do you reconcile our connection then? Are they going to be noted or ignored?
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Come on post the Counter-Intrigue interaction so we can get raped some more.
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>>4357503
> Luthor Harkon works for the queen
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>>4357505
>Sir Wavell thinks you're the Alfred to his Batman

I like that
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>>4357505
>Like... Sir Wavell thinks you're the Alfred to his Batman? Like an indispensable servant. Trying to imagine Sir Andrei being out-haughty'ed.

I like this! can we have this?
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>>4357487
>>4357488
>>4357489
>>4357492
>>4357493

>2 Success
>Sir Wavell appreciates the update, and lauds your efforts thus far. Your hushed discussions cover some further details previously thought unimportant to the man. Perhaps they are indeed unimportant, or perhaps they put certain things in perspective. +10DC to Captain Lorenzo interaction.
>Double Pass + Double Fail: I'll have to think about this one.
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>>4357511
inb4 nat 1
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>>4357518
Would that make Lord de Broluert forgive us and accept our apology? Or is it that not even crits are capable of that?
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If we get rolls like this in the Dance Floor and the Ballroom... Sweet mother of mercy.
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>>4357524
>inb4 dance floor all nat1's and double successes
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>>4357525
I wonder what would happen if we got a nat 1 and a nat 100 for the same interaction.
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>>4357510
Noted by some, ignored by others ? That's the most difficult part.
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>>4357520
>We tear our clothes and cry at his feet begging for forgiveness
>You dance while bare chested +10DC
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>>4357525
>Vancewell and Daubeny hitchhikes to Carthagi
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>>4357525
>vance well daubney and the princess all stowaway in our ship to cathagii
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>>4357527
She likes it rough, but we got opinion of a brute around the court
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>>4357527
>Vancewell is crazier and meaner than her Brother but an absolute beast
>Daubney is a full blown Yandere
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>Sir Gilbern convinced that Sir Andrei is working for an unknown 3rd-party
>His face when Sir Andrei starts speaking at the church inquiry
I don't even know what the fuck he'll be thinking when you start flirting with Lady Vancewell
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>>4357537
FUCK WE NEED THAT NAT 1
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>>4357537
It must be incredible to see Emile and all he does from the perspective of the characters.
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>>4357537
we serve the angel so he's not wrong
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>>4357537
>Okay so Andrei is working for someone bu-
>Wait what the fuck is he doing with Vanc- WHY IS HE FLIRTING WITH HER
>WHY IS HE AT THE INQUIR- WHAT THE FUCK!
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>Naive knigga causes aneurysm among biggest players in kingdom do to his bumblefuckery
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>>4357537
>Emille is Chaos theory personified
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I want to spend that save for the Vancewell interaction so bad.
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>>4357547
Big brained knibba right here.
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>>4357547
If we don't botch the Daubney roll Im all in on that
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>>4357537
Don't forget he 'accidentally' killed son of Jeremiah de Broulert and then agitated him for some fucking reason
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>>4357547
No need to spend a save if we rolled 1:")
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>>4357553
Why are you putting accidentally in single quotation marks? It was an accident.
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>>4357446
>Double Success = Your sister Roselyn and Sir Gilbern are both rapacious political animals. They appear to hit it off.
It pains me we didn't get that I want that
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>>4357557
It supposed to be in green text and read like it's from outside perspective of someone suspecting foul play
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>>4357560
Roselyn is likely going to be offered a dance and courted by Marquis Vivian Pasace. Would be great if she got another suitor to add to her long list.

>>4357563
Oh alrighty then.
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>when emile has the same tactile prowess as the WW2 US army
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>>4357560
Pity we couldn't have had like a double save or something, that prospect would have been quite possibly worth it.
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The Palace Grounds: Counter-Intrigue Lord Jeremiah de Broulert
> Inferior Social Standing / Straightforward Ploy (take insult)
> 60DC
> Did not pursue Hewitt courtship -0DC, +0 Re-Rolls
> Botched Apology -20DC
> Write-in (apology) +10DC
> Save Face +1 Save (single use)
> Animal Companion (Dame Stoutsworth) +1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll
> 50DC

Double Fail = The detriment carries over to non-Pascae attendees as well.
0 = Publicly embarrassed. The exchange of words was dramatic enough to raise a few eyebrows. Your interaction with all Pascae attendees at the ball suffers is increased to -10DC. You can expect a challenge by one of Lord de Broulert’s best sworn men first thing tomorrow morning.
1 = Hurtful rumours. You could have handled that better. But you at least managed to not make your social faux pas any worse. Your interaction penalty of -5DC to those of Pascae origin remains in place for the rest of the Ball.
2 = Insult deflected. You take Lord de Broulert’s ire on the chin without complaint, providing a disappointingly shallow well for anyone seeking juicy gossip. You no longer suffer a penalty of -5DC to those of Pascae origin.
3 = Admirable restraint. Your good manners and noble bearing are noted despite Lord de Broulert’s outburst. Gain +5DC to interactions with those of Pascae origin.
Double Pass = Lord de Broulert was not without enemies. And the enemy of my enemies, as they say…


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE. 3 rolls of 1d100, kniggas. You have ONE Re-Roll and ONE save.

I meant no offence to His Lordship…
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

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Rolled 10 (1d100)

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Rolled 95 (1d100)

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Rolled 7 (1d100)

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Rolled 63 (1d100)

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>>4357572
re-rolling I suppose
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>>4357577
Nothing gained, well at least its not worse
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>>4357575
NOT COUNTED. You already rolled in this arena.

Now I'll have to go back and check this didn't happen for other rolls.
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>>4357573
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>>4357575
>>4357577
GG

Forgotten make sure to schedule when the Banquet Hall rolls will commence. I wanna read the shitshow while it's happening.
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>>4357575
anon you rolled already here >>4357405
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>>4357581
my bad chief I'll hold off till next area
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>>4357572
So 2 successes? I'll take it
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>>4357573
>>4357574
>>4357576
>>4357577

>2 Success
> Insult deflected. You take Lord de Broulert’s ire on the chin without complaint, providing a disappointingly shallow well for anyone seeking juicy gossip. You no longer suffer a penalty of -5DC to those of Pascae origin.

A pretty rough start to the Duke's Ball, write up and further rolls coming tomorrow.

>>4357582
It will be in 24 hours for the next arena. I might be a few hours late as I have an IRL thing on.
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>>4357439
>>4357471
>>4357515
>>4357588

I see that the curse of Forgotten's quests is alive and well. We always do well/survive combat only to fail most everything else. The dice want us to suffer but not die.
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I think the most hilarious combo, at least for our poor Second Herald's conspiracy mind, would be if Sir Andrei actually did pretty well on the later interactions following this.

>Sir Gilbern's face when Emile high-fives the Prince and finger-guns his way out of the ballroom after hitting on Vancewell and the Princess
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>>4357596
>Storm Andrei is intensifying to the point where we may not be able to contain it.
>Why contain it?
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>>4357588
>Dame stoutworth reroll saved us.

>this means its the appearance of our ermine that surprised him enough to derail his attack
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>>4357596
Sir Gilbern after the duke’s ball and angel inquiry
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>Sir Gilbern's expression as he attempts to grasp the true form of Emile's allegiances.
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>>4357596
>Sir Gilbern looking around during the Ball to see if anyone else knows wtf is going on with Emile
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>>4357669
>>4357639
Pretty much my face as i woke up this morning reading this quest.

Good luck to you all for the next set of rolls
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By the Almighty, this was not a great start for the Duke's Ball.

>>4356587
This is me if my ID has changed.

>>4356065
>>4357596
>Banquet Hall
>3 interactions (+0DC), +1 Counter-Intrigue
>-Captain Torres Lorenzo [Intrigue]
>-The Patrikas Ianthe [Persuade]
>-Lady Brunhilde Rabe [Persuade]
>*Sir Marco Hewitt [Counter-Intrigue]

I really hope Lady Brunhilde Rabe can provide us with any useful info, gossip, or secret that might be of use to us with the ladies we're going to court and dance with, especially Lady Frida Vnacewell. The chad Bear ravaging this sexy hot minx would be pretty great. The fact that her house is antagonistic makes it even better as it provides a Romeo & Juliet spin to it.
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>>4357944
> Getting a bonus from Patrikas at the beginning is such a waste

I waaaaaarned you.
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>>4357309
This is me,
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>>4357954
Yeah, I wonder if the Cathagi librarian milf will help us with the rest of the interactions that are going to be after her's since we'll help her in the meeting with Duke Leonardo. The aid and help we got from the Ashen One (faebro healer/translator) was one of the reasons why the Fae Banquet went well for us.
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>>4357987
Well at least we didn't fuck up EVERYTHING.

The Sir Wavell also has me laughing.
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>>4358004
>Sir Wavell thinks you're the Alfred to his Batman? Like an indispensable servant. Trying to imagine Sir Andrei being out-haughty'ed.

The written scene of that will be pure kek.
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We are going to be complete shit at everything but the courtship rolls, calling it here.
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It's pretty funny how average rolls are probably best, but the skewed rolls are the ones people remember, and the ones with the largest consequences.
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>>4358154
What I find funny is how the failures were by so much that no bonuses would have really helped.

Like. Gilberns were up in the 90s.
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I have updated the pasterbins

https://pastebin.com/bLgnvK4L

Also we should mention to the Bishop we have one of the men responsible for the murder of the Reclamaint Priest for preaching outside the Hole. With more of the culprits to fall in the hands of the Ordo Praetor with our help.
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>>4357944
Mah knigga
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>>4358534
That's a great meme anon, fucking funny
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>>4358534
Ahahaha
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>>4358534
kek
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>>4357944
Emile doesn't really seem like the kind of person to try to get into some ladies dress, especially one that hates us. We have only really flirted 3 times, the first didn't go anywhere at it was the simplest flirting. The second time we went all the way, but got cold feet afterwards and hat to work to retain a positive relationship with her. The third time was with the lady we are currently escorting and it was more a matter of politeness and etiquette.Courting Vancwell at this ball would be more similar to the third. Emile just hasn't seem like a pursuer of women, though he could gradually become one, Vancwell isnt the most reasonable please to start. Lady Daubeny on the other hand...ah but we still have plenty of time to increase our renown to make courtship with more notable women easier.
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>>4358704
People are doing it for the lols and thinking itl make them a Chad not to metion Sir Gilbern reations in the background is going to funy as fuck.
I think this is a super silly vote that shouldnt have happened but the bear dose some silly things so time to enjoy watching it all burn.
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>>4358704
I view it as Emile intentionally kind of messing with her while also being attracted to her.

Yes, like a little kid teasing the girl he likes.

Honestly I kind of see it as fitting for him to be emotionally on that level with women.
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It's like Prince and the Commander. Fun, but one day we're going to hit the jackpot.
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>>4358534
Beautiful
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>>4358704
I consider it Emille coming out of his shell, his sexual and romantic history has been incredibly short at this point, this ball and the women present combined with a few ego boosters he's had since Tracker Jean may have made him more confident in pursuing women if not a skirt chaser.

He may not be a casual sex man but I thinks he's more open to it than he was and he could certainly be pushed by others or situation to it.
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>>4358743
> It's like Prince and the Commander. Fun, but one day we're going to hit the jackpot.

Please explain, because what I remember from BCQ is that Prince did not get that jackpot AT ALL.
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>>4358762
He could have goten the jackpot if we ether rolled better and didn't turn him into some sort of undead lich thing from abusing the drak powers,
commander was wanting the dick at the end but we wore too fucked up to give it to her.
>>4358747
Vote to have sexy lessions from the milf and have his mind blown whwn he learns theres more to sex the dick gose in v.
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>>4358785
Implying that we didn't choose that end for the company and the commander.

That's what I don't get about StV. We already played someone noble and self-sacrificing.
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>>4358792

Yeah next game (assuming Forgotten doesn't get QM Cursed) be it StV or something else, I'd love to play an absolute selfish bastard of a character. Something as opposite to Emile and Prince as possible
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>>4358792
We are full of FAITH™ though anon
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>>4358785
Nah I'm good senpai, 50+ cougars do not do it for me
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>>4358792
I don't think Emille is at the point of self sacrifice like Prince was, sure he'll pull some heroic suicidal stuff but there's a line he won't cross yet.
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>>4358796
>[COPPERCLIPPING INTENSIFIES]
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>>4358816
We just recently risked sacrificing ourselves to ensure our brother lived.

That being said I agree with you in a more general sense.


>>4358817
Yeah legit playing a thorns based copper clipper would be a bit of fun. For now though... Fuck copper clippers
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>>4358820
Yeah being a Copperclipper thorny boi would be nice if Emille ever kicked it but Captain Canton bullshit is also fun.

I perhaps worded that poorly, I don't disagree that self sacrifice is within Emilles personality, however I think there's a great degree in seperation in what Prince was willing to do and be in his commitment to the company and what Emille is willing to do for his causes.

In short IMO Emille believes the Buck stops somewhere weither that's not making deals with dark powers or simply willing to lay one's life but not their soul on the line to save those he cares about.
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Lord Jeremiah de Broulert – Persuade
>0 Success
>Although your intentions may be sincere, your delivery is clumsy and could even be viewed as a crass attempt to rub your victory in a grieving father’s face. Lord de Broulert will jump on this chance to denounce you. -20DC to Counter-Intrigue in this arena. -5DC to interactions with those of Pascae origin

Lord Jeremiah de Broulert – Counter-Intrigue
>2 Success
> Insult deflected. You take Lord de Broulert’s ire on the chin without complaint, providing a disappointingly shallow well for anyone seeking juicy gossip. You no longer suffer a penalty of -5DC to those of Pascae origin.

The Duke’s Palace rivals that of the Royal Palace of Aubrey, in spectacle if not appeal as a fortification. Glass, coloured and clear, is in abundance in the palace as it was in the Cathedral deeper in the city. It is a sign of wealth and power, and not a subtle one. You would not be surprised if the silvered armour of the guards wearing the Duke Pascae’s livery was gilded with actual silver, such is the extravagance In your homeland of Romaine, such abundance has long since been diverted to the war effort.

It is not fate or chance that sees you approaching Lord Jeremiah de Broulert among the flow of attendees making their way inside, you sought out the father of the man you slew at the earliest opportunity. Not to revel in the feat or anything else so crass, but to offer you sincere apologies. Sir de Broulert was a worthy knight, one who fought honourably and had the better of you for much of the duel. His death was regrettable, and you are well aware that had you kept a cooler head he may still have been counted among the living tonight.

The black sash around Lord de Broulert’s waist is out-of-season and obviously worn as a sign of mourning. Quite a large piece of apparel to signify bereavement, but hardly unusual so soon after such a severe loss. Sir de Broulert was a flower of Pascae chivalry by all accounts, and the golden child of House de Broulert.

“Lord de Broulert, may I offer my sincere condolences…”

“Ah, the Romani brute. Come to gloat, no doubt.” The attendees the Lord was talking to withdraw, though remaining inconspicuously well within ear shot. “Hasn’t my family suffered enough at your hands, Romani?”

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“That is not my intention. Sir de Broulert had the better of me throughout the duel. Only in the final moments did I prove myself the better man-“

“The better man?! God damn you, sir!” Every head within earshot twists at the Lord’s raised voice, intrigued eyes and coy smiles widen behind fan and mask alike at the sudden outburst. “My son was ten times the man you are!”

“I misspoke, Your Lordship. I only meant-“

“You only meant to crow your act of sanctioned murder in the face of a grieving father. And you call yourself a knight?”

“I do. As did your son. He knew the risk of his issued challenge, as any knight would.” You’ve let this go far enough, any further and one of you will be forced to do or say something you will undoubtedly regret. There are few men indeed that can publically question your fitness as a knight and Lord de Broulert is not one of them, dead son or no. “I have offered my condolences and weathered the anguish of a man I see to be a loving father, but that is finished. I will brook no further insult. If you wish to take this further, issue a charter of challenge or call for an investigation. Good day, Your Lordship.”

The growing crowd disperses as you stalk off, titillated by the confrontation but disappointed that events petered out before anything too juicy was offered. No doubt it is still early in the night for such things. The Patrikas Ianthe offers you a reassuring pat on your hand, scant comfort for all the sly looks directed your way.

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Sir Robert Gilbern – Persuade
>0 Success
>Sir Robert Gilbern has seen you involved in far too much to entirely trust you, let alone vouch for your brother. He isn’t entirely convinced that you are a Faction agent, but he also does not believe that you and your family aren’t playing their own game like Lord Alderague.

After your unenviable encounter with Lord de Broulert, it is with some relief that you encounter your favourite Herald near the palace gates.

“Sir Robert Gilbern, as I live and breathe! Congratulations on your recent promotion.”

“Why thank you, Sir Andrei. And who is this? …Ianthe. ” Sir Gilbern pauses, noting her identity with a surprised frown. “Come to see what gossip you can fish and sell back to your masters across the sea?”

“Robert, εραστής. I thought I smelt something.” The Patrikas Ianthe’s smile is as sharp as her eyes, like one alley cat running into another. “And for once it’s not Garrotte Spice in my khave.”

“If you’re referring to that incident in Aubrey, I can assure you…”

“Ancient history.” The Patrikas Ianthe lips twitch as she makes her excuses. “Enjoy catching up with your friend, Sir Andrei. I shall see you inside.”

“I wasn’t aware you two knew each other.” You glance at Sir Gilbern, noting his furrowed brows as he watches Ianthe depart. “Not friends, I take it?”

“She used to be my opposite, as far as intelligence networks go. Quite a feat she pulled, to live long enough in her profession to reach some sort of retirement.” Despite how viciously the two were talking earlier, there is a measure of respect in the Reginate’s voice. “Not a friend, by an means. But, with the state of the Cathagi court, not much of a threat either.”

“My sister arranged this whole Patrikas escort arrangement. I figured that given our earlier talk of the Cathagi court and my letter of recommendation to the Dragon Guard…” You really don’t see how Sir Gilbern’s explanation covered why the two knew each other on a first name basis. “Well, it couldn’t hurt to get a head start.”

“A head start is definitely one way of putting it. You keep interesting company, Sir Andrei. To say nothing of your brother.” You glance back at your sister, arm-in-arm with Damien a little further down the pathway. She gives you a quizzical look. “No, I don’t think that would be prudent. A funny thing that your brother should be a person of interest and here he appears… Veritably surrounded by so many other persons of similar interest. He couldn’t possibly have been posing as a certain green-shaded knight on the road, could he? I’m genuinely surprised that worked as well as it did.”

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Roselyn doesn’t wait for the shake of your head, instead deftly escorting your brother and the click-clack of his cane on a path that doesn’t make it obvious they are avoiding you and Sir Gilbern. Thank the Almighty Roselyn could pick up on Sir Gilbern’s indifference to avoid attempting to introduce him to Damien. A public snubbing of your brother by the Queen’s Second Herald could have spelt doom for the whole plan.

“There’s a lot of people at this party, Sir Gilbern. That doesn’t mean they’re all plotting together.” It is hard not to take Sir Gilbern’s careful neutrality a little personally, and the snappishness in your voice is evident to your own ears. “My brother is loyal to the realm, and a good man. He sustained his injuries lending aid to the Ordo Praetor in their investigation.”

“Believe me, I heard. I suspect that many, many people on that list will be dead or on the first ship to Langland after tonight. Oh, I know your valiant brother sustained his injuries assisting the Praetors in bringing this awful activity to light. And, conveniently, throwing the delicate balance of blackmail, favours and power so carefully accrued on both sides right out to sink at the bottom of the damn harbour. My father is going to hate it, so I suppose that is a point in your favour. I even suspect that painting your brother as valiantly wounded in the line of duty will work, for the masses. But to be honest…” Sir Gilbern shakes his head, none of the same openness he risked in Aubrey is present here. He has put his public mask of wry indifference is back on and you don’t know if you’ll ever see him drop it with you again. “I don’t know what your game is, Sir Andrei. When last we met I had you pegged as an earnest but uninvolved man. Now I suspect that I’ve been played the fool, or at the least been more trusting than I should have. You Andreis are up to something, and for your sake I hope you’re merely being opportunistic. A little ambition is a good thing in a noble house, admirable even. Too much and… well. We both had a hand in how that turned out for poor Sir Vancewell. Enjoy the party, Sir Andrei…”

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“Robert, who was that tall fellow you were just speaking with?” The speaker, a man you recognise as the Third Herald of the Ordo Reginate, is every bit the giant of chivalry that you witnessed in the Fallavon ruins. “Don’t ‘Lord Alexandi’ me. It’s Kasper to you, Robert. Let’s not stand on protocol here.” Although you cannot make out Sir Gilbern’s response, Lord Alexandi makes little effort to lower his voice. “Hmm, Andrei. Romani? I thought so. So, a man of my own duchy. That’s probably why he seemed so familiar. I must have exchanged a lance or two with at him at local tourney, back in the day…”

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Sir Bartholomew Wavell – Persuade
>2 Success
>Sir Wavell appreciates the update, and lauds your efforts thus far. Your hushed discussions cover some further details previously thought unimportant to the man. Perhaps they are indeed unimportant, or perhaps they put certain things in perspective. +10DC to Captain Lorenzo interaction.
>Double Pass + Double Fail: Sir Wavell considers you to be an indispensable hireling. Your interaction was noted, but plenty of people meet at these kinds of parties.

“Hold this, will you?” You were in the middle of providing Sir Wavell with an update of the investigation when he hands you his cup of wine. “Ma Belle, Mademoiselle Gilbern! You look more ravishing with every passing second in this moonlight. Who, him? No, no, no. Just business, all very dull. Yes, my dearest, I will see you inside.”

“As I was saying, Sir Wavell…”

“Yes, yes of course. The ledger. You think our killer’s name will be on it?”

“Very possible, though hard to single him out on that alone. The most promising lead is this go-between ‘Lorenzo’.”

“And you believe that this Golden Sun Company has something to do with it?”

“I am certain of it. If they don’t actually know who the killer is, they certainly know who might know.”

“Now that –is- interesting. The Golden Sun does a lot of business here, and I mean a lot. Private security, bolstering standard bannermen in times of need, even a very lucrative arrangement for the Church and Order of the Trident regarding Langlish shipping lanes.” Sir Bartholomew twirls his Langlish-style mustache, deep in thought. “My cousin Quill is actually on the committee that awards such contracts… You know the Golden Sun captain is here tonight? Somewhere.”

“I am aware, in fact I was planning to ask him a few questions.”

“Lean on him a little, eh? Capital. Hmm, it might be worth dropping his name. The only more certain way You know, Sir Andrei, you’re proving yourself to be quite indispensable.” You try to appreciate the compliment of a job well done, even though it seems uncomfortably similar to what you imagine a merchant buying a bargain item would sound like. “ I had no idea that you were so proficient at this. Best private manhunter I ever hired, I can certainly say. Worth every coin. Every. Single. Coin.”

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>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]

>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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I'm not able to call for rolls tonight, that was a pretty hefty update. I'll leave this vote open for 12 hours and call for more rolls then.
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>>4358871
>>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358534
Hahahahahaha nice

>>4358871
>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]

>>4358872
No prob Forgotten. Have a good night.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358869
>Gilbern shadowrunning this hard

The Dancefloor and Inquiry are going to be gold

>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

Hewitt is absolutely going to try something, lord copperclipper he is this may confirm our suspicions about the families involvment in the slave ring and prehaps these murders.
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>>4358871
>>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

If we had 3 persuade interactions, i would have chosen the +5DC. However its only for 2 interactions. The Reroll will be much more worth it.

Forgotten, does our Ermine reroll recharge?
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>>4358877
>Forgotten, does our Ermine reroll recharge?
I'll say yes, given that is fairly unique. But I will also assume that any successful re-roll doesn't actually involve the little critter jumping out and starting shit.
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>>4358871
>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]
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>>4358879
Dame Stoutsworth grants +1 re-roll to Courtship/Intrigue rolls. Does Counter-Intrigue count as part of Intrigue and can she be used in them?
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>>4358884
Yes, though again I won't always count it as a physical interaction unless it makes sense to write it that way.
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>>4358885
I see. Thanks for the answer Forgotten.
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>>4358879
If we end up not using the reroll (hah) i guess it wont cascade to the next arena?
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
FUCKING COPPER CLIPPERS
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>>4358876
I have just the retort for him when he asks us why we went for vancewell

>now my good man gilbern i assume you enjoy a good hunt as any REDBLOODED VIRILE KNIGGA now what beast is the more exciting chase the stag that may only run or the bear that can fight back the danger my good man is half the fun
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>>4358879
wear dose it stay on our person or is it constantly crawling around
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>>4358820
honestly high tier thorny boys would have some mean traits
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>hewitt probably has 100 thorn points
his traits are gonna hurt isn't it
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>>4358901
High tier of any path is bound to be mean
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>>4358871
>>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358871
For what its worth, i think we need the dc.
I think i always get 1post id onlyd.
>gotta git gud
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>>4358911
But it only counts for 2 of the 3 interactions. Now if it was a flat across the board +5DC, i'd be all over it.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
>>4358872
Understandable, take the time you need
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
Keep up the defense.
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>>4358871

>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

Given how shit the first batch of rolls were and how much they missed the mark by, we're going to need another re-roll over the +5.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4357446
I suppose this is dangerously close to copperclipping, but does "Botched Apology (Pascae Origins) -5DC" apply to Gilberns roll if the -5 DC malus is immediately negated in >>4358865 ?
We'd get one success with Gilbern if that isn't the case.
Or did the malus last for the entire arena?
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>>4358871
>>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

There are only two persuade interactions next, defence is more important
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>>4358964
I think of of it like those in the arena were aware of it gut due to counter intrigue it either never reaches the rest or is forgotten by the time we move on
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>>4358964
I'd say its due to narrative vs dice-ative. All intrigue versus emile comes in after all the other actions have been take, this has been established clearly unless in other events. It just so happens that the perp of the intrigue also is one whom we're speaking to in the sequence. It just makes more narrative sense for it to happen together instead of breaking off and meeting again later.
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>>4358898
He's going to look at us with disbelief/fear and ask us if we actually know what we're doing.
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>>4358992
>Truely the Faction has some fearsome agents
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>>4358871
>>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

>>4356137
This is me;
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
I feel like we will need this more.
Also ,if i'm not mistaken we swore an oath to never sire bastards. So if we are going to court a woman with the eventual intent of sleeping with her, we had better also intend to marry her, which means we have to be a lot more choosy.
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>>4359026
Arrangments could be made though I doubt we ever would consent to it that a child is never born of our amorus dealing with the lady or the obvious straightforward possibility of breaking the oath for a baser reason be it lust, politics or scandal.
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>>4359026
>Also ,if i'm not mistaken we swore an oath to never sire bastards. So if we are going to court a woman with the eventual intent of sleeping with her, we had better also intend to marry her, which means we have to be a lot more choosy.

Not a problem with an elf ;)
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

>>4358004
This is me.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358871
>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]
Fuck these copper clipping, backstabbing, two-timing, hands-rubbing, backroom dealing scoundrels.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4359026
we swore an oath to never sire bastards.
True but rember like most oaths there are loop holes, the oath only forbids us having kids outaide of a wife, it dosnt stop us from haveing sexual encounters so as loong as a baby dosnt come from it, its all good in the hood, hence banging the milf is ideal as we wont have to worry about babys from her and im sure she will teach us some sex things that cant make babys.
Gay kinghts also dosnt break the oath as gay butt sex cant make babys.
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>>4358871
>>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]
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>>4359026
Just pull out dude
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>>4359105
Sacred_Band.jpg intensifies.

Also since magic makes people sterile qe can totes fuck mages and finish inside.
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>>4359172
Dosnt always work but i like where your going, headshot.

>>4359200
They can have babys if there not too far gone just makes it a fuck ton harder to do, probs way they have so many sex partys.
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>>4358964
Too late to rewrite it, but maybe we can have a small bonus later on.
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>>4358871
>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4358871
>>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]

We already have a reroll and a save, I think having a little extra dc will help here.
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>>4355473
Is me don't know why my ID changed
>>4359310
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>>4359310
Re rolls normally are worth more then a 5+ bonus and we going to need all the help we can get with 9+ interactions left to go.
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>>4357560
Checking on my ID
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>>4359172
Or use the rear entrance.
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>>4358869
I feel this rejection a little too personal, we should become friends with Kasper instead.
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I have a few errands to run today, rolls won't start up for a few hours.
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>>4359172
I'd rather not to have to roll as to whether we pullout in time
>>4359264
Emile is far too much of a true Chad to participate in such parties(at least that part of the parties)
>>4359105
Loopholes meant to get out of the virtuous spirit of the oaths seem unchivalrous. Its different than a loophole in the form of faking to be asleep so we can kill a villainous cur that was appearing to be helpless so we wouldn't kill him.
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>>4359803
>I'd rather not to have to roll as to whether we pullout in time

We literally put this to a vote with Jean and it was overwhelmingly in favour of rolling.

I guess if anons had even suspected Jean was carrying an Emile-junior in the oven the vote to have an abortion by snek would have been overwhelming. I remember all too well how things went down with White Bitch in BCQ.
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>>4359867
I really wonder how quickened Black Prince would have handled having a son.
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>>4359867

>Emile "My virginity you take,Get aborted by a snake" Andrei
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>>4359867
>Emile "Have My Child, Become Expired" Andrei
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>>4359867
Emile "Courting Frida Vancewell makes my dick swell" Andrei
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>>4360112
>Emile "Killing your man, taking your hand" Andrei
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>>4359867
>Emile "Touch my groin most sacred,get defenestrated" Andrei
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>>4358871
>>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert and has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]
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>>4359867
>Emile "Knigga knocks me down, knigga's gonna drown" Andrei
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>>4359867
>Emile "Return my sword, I'll knock you into a fjord" Andrei
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>>4359867
>Emile "I'll snatch away your life, then catch the eye of your wife" Andrei
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>>4358820
This is me by the way, not sure how my ID changed
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>>4359867

>Emile "Down a mug of Khave, Interrogate a Knave" Andrei
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>>4359803
Emile is far too much of a true Chad to NOT participate in such parties
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>>4359867
the problem with bcq was we got cucked by the dark father i didn't see that satan spawn as our flesh and blood
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>>4360245
To be fair that was devised of our own shenanigans, I mean using Dark powers fueled by a darkgod in the bedroom c'mon.
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>>4360213
>implying Emile needs powdered noblemen who will throw themselves at him due to his pedigree and muscles instead of highborn ladies who Emile can prove himself to and better himself in the attempt.
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Kniggas I am about to get high and watch Lord of the Rings, so probably not a good time to call for rolls.

We will see how we do in the morning. Though I think Sor Andrei would do pretty well in LotR...
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>>4360400
All g see you tomorrow
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>>4360400
Reeee gib updates

just kidding enjoy the dope
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>>4360400
If its anything less than a full extended trilogy, i'd be disappointed~ Enjoy the movie Forgotten. That it is still a sight to watch and holds up today is a mark of its excellence.
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>>4360437
> Not the animated Ralph Bakshi version
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I love you kniggaaaaaas
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>>4360494
*cracks whip*
He got out of his cage again bois. Get his legs.
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>>4360494
We shall make a gay Knigga to honour this moment.
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>>4360494
thou gay
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>>4360494
Back to Cathago with ye, writeslave.
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>>4360494
Forgotten right now
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>>4360494
gayyy
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>>4360494
GAY
(I approve)
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Qm way are you still sleeping!!??
My work day ia almost over and i havent goten my stv hit yet rrrreeeeeee!!!!!
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>inb4 opioid overdose
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>>4361358
I mean it is only 10am in the land down under.......
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>>4361414
yeah forgotten usually posts midday in upside down land
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>>4361435
Kind of sucks that I cant participate while the quest is active due to being in the States, but at least others and I can figure out our next move afterwards.
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>>4361626
I should of been clearer on weekends he regularly post midday week days however it's 8pm to 10 pm aust
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>>4360494
By the way do crits override doubles? Like if you get a critical success and a doubles fail does the double fail effect still happen? Same thing with a crit fail and doubles success?
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>>4361746
Rule thumb for me is Crit negates the opposite doubles but the same doubl3d still apply so success negate double failures but double success will compound the Crit success
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>>4361746
Typically from what ive seen is that the crit takes precedence, but the double has an effect. For example, lets say you you got a double fail so you lose your sword, but you got a crit success, so you dont lose your head and you give your enemy a black eye in the exchange.
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Gib Banquet phase
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>>4361786
Lose your sword IN your enemy.
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Hope qm is till alive and that the dice gods dont fuck you all up when the time comes,
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Still alive, but very definitely not composted memo right now
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muh id
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>>4361905
Compos mentis?
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>>4361905
Well at least it wasn't the QM curse.
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>>4361928
I'm assuming thats what he meant.

anyone else want to see how good a swordsman sir Wavell is?
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>>4361935
Every day without a update is a curse
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>>4362150
Hush now, OP needs some time off.
God knows how awful it is to be an Assuie.
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>>4362150
> Valen Quest when.
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fucking hell i stopped reading for no reason after the anarchy fight and just caught up, I had missed a lot of amazing moments.
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>>4363275
Lesson learned. Never stop reading, shits only going to get more wild
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>>4362183
God doesn't know, god left this place a long time ago
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My bro Forgotten spent all day playing pathfinder with me instead of this quest :)
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>>4363757
> the things we do for brojobs.
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>>4363757
at this rate August is going to roll around before we finish the Ball

we're going to be at the ball forever
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>>4363757
More like tranyfinder, HA!
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Soooo . . . See you all next thread?
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>>4364188
We got at lest 600 more post till that happens.
And the ball to finsh
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>>4361905
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>>4364280
That's some smug onions right there.
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>>4364280
Huh. DESU Senpai, I didn't expect that word replacement.
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My profuse apologies for the radio silence, the last couple of days have been a bit of a whirlwind for me.
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>>4364934
Especially because of those goblins eh?
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>The confrontation with Lord de Broulert has put you on edge, reminded you that you are a target to some here. [+1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll for the next arena]

Sandag, 4th Day of Acrimun, 883 A.C.E., Port Bounty – Evening
The Duke of Pascae’s 198th Annual Ball


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rRzfWF6gGk - Banquet Hall theme

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The general concensus, as I understand, was to have a fairly innocuous conversation and see if you can get the Captain to slip up and reveal more about their operation or Lazar’s location. Given the assistance DC from Sir Wavell’s info, the end result may be more straightforward.

The Banquet Hall: Captain Torres Lorenzo – Intrigue
> Higher Social Standing / Straightforward Ploy (steer conversation, threaten)
> 50DC
> Write-in: Innocuous convo +10DC
> Write-in ‘Il Contratto è Tutto’ +5DC
> Foreign escort (at ease, but not Langlish) +5DC
> Wealth Status +5DC
> Sir Wavell information +10DC
> Animal Companion: Dame Stoutsworth +1 Re-Roll
> 80DC

Double Fail = Slip of the tongue. You reveal some information that could potentially be used against you.
0 = The Captain discerns (or believes) that no evidence in your investigation concretely leads back to him. Furthermore, he is now able take some measures that make locating Lazar more difficult.
1 = Your questioning of Captain Lorenzo confirms much of what you already know, but little in the way of new information. An awkward standoff, neither party holds the advantage.
2 = The one thing a merc likes more than making money is not losing the money already on his paycheque. Captain Lorenzo is willing to cut a deal.
3 = Called his bluff. In addition to finding out where Lazar is hiding out, you glean some insight into the slaver side of the investigation.
Double Success = In addition to any other results, you glean some insight into the slaver side of the investigation.


3 rolls of 1d100, kniggas. You have ONE re-roll and ONE save.

Captain Lorenzo, how is the Golden Sun faring these days?
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>4364940

Let's do this.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4364940
Aww shit yeah let's go
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>4364940
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>>4364943
>>4364944
>>4364946

Looks like 3 successes, with no adverse re-rolls. Nice.
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>>4364943
>>4364944
>>4364946
A wonderful change in fortunes clearly forgottens bender did wonders for our dice.
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>>4364940
>Write-in ‘Il Contratto è Tutto’
What was this write-in?
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>>4364965

Looked through the last thread earlier to see for myself. Looks like it was telling him that we ran into Golden Sun mercs before and killed them. ‘Il Contratto è Tutto’ meant that we understood that it's purely from contract purposes that we were fighting rather than personal or political purposes, and that plays well for the merc mindset that the Captain holds.
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One of the suggested write-ins including dropping the Golden Sun slogan, which you overhead way back in Fallavon.

I thought it was very clever to call back to that, especially since the bonus from Sir Wavell includes threatening some of their existing contracts.
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>>4364973
Damn. I mean, yeah, that Anon earned the bonus I feel.
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>>4364949
Finaly some good rolls, kinda surprised we didnt just roll 3 90+ rolls
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>Captain Lorenzo - Intrigue
>3 Success: Called his bluff. In addition to finding out where Lazar is hiding out, you glean some insight into the slaver side of the investigation

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From what I can tell, the Banquet Hall write-ins (as opposed to the Dance Floor write-ins) were mainly aimed at assisting the Patrikas and winning her over. I am not including the direct asking of what information she is trying to sell as that is certainly an intrigue roll. I will also assume that this interaction encompasses introducing her to the Duke, which may also account for any boons you receive in further interactions.

The Banquet Hall: Patrikas Ianthe – Persuade
> Reasonable Request (assist) / Equal Social Standing
> 60DC
>Khave fan +5DC
>Warned of Assassins +20DC Ianthe will not use Adverse Re-Rolls
> Wealth Status +5DC
> Fashionable Attire (Cantish) +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Patrikas Ianthe: Wealth Status -5DC
> Patrikas Ianthe: Fashionable Attire (Cathagi) -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> 85 DC

Double Fail = Double-Agent. Sir Gilbern suspects that you may be a compromised source if you join the Cathagi Court.
0 = Poor Escort. Your clumsy introduction of the Patrikas to the Duke hinders her goal, and also causes a raised eyebrow from the Duke himself. -7DC on the Duke Pascae interaction.
1 = Adequate Escort. Your polite introduction is perfectly acceptable, adhering to the proper forms of address when introducing a foreignor to an esteemed noble of the Duke’s station.
2 = Proper Escort. The Patrikas appreciates your efforts in taking your role seriously. You also make a fleeting impression on the Duke, not bad for a person so low below his station. +7DC on the Duke Pascae interaction.
3 = Charming Escort. Your pleasant introduction helps immensely, the Patrikas is becoming a little enamoured with her gallant young escort. She also puts in a good word for you with the Duke. +5 & +1 Re-Roll in the Duke Pascae interaction.
Double Pass = Peek behind the curtains. The Patrikas reveals a little more about her would-be assassins.


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE. 3 rolls of 1d100 gents. You have ONE re-roll and ONE save. Your opponent has ONE adverse re-roll, but will refrain from using it for this interaction.

Your Grace, may I humbly introduce the esteemed Patrikas, late of Cathagi shores…
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>4364979
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>4364979
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>>4364981
I'll accept this, but be warned that fresh IDs will not be accepted on rolls if you're not linking to an earlier vote.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>4364979
>>4359001
This w as my last vote
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>>4364985
Sure thing boss.

This was me, sorry for not linking before.
>>4360123
>>4359703
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>>4364979
I look away for 2 minutes . . .
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>>4364985
>+5 & +1 Re-Roll in the Duke Pascae interaction.
This is meant to be 5DC right?
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>>4364992
Probs way we rolled so well....
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Yes, +5 re-rolls would be a bit much
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Damn. The infomation was quite sorely wanted. If thats the case then perhaps we should be dancing with her since its two different agendas.
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>>4365026
We're already getting info from Captain Lorenzo's roll anyways so let's see what it is first.
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>The Patrikas Ianthe - Persaude
>3 Success: Charming Escort. Your pleasant introduction helps immensely, the Patrikas is becoming a little enamoured with her gallant young escort. She also puts in a good word for you with the Duke. +5 & +1 Re-Roll in the Duke Pascae interaction
Cathagi MILF gib!

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Write-ins for the interactions with Lady Rabe mainly involved introducing her to your siblings and seeing them get along, a fairly easy roll all up even without a detailed write-in.

The Banquet Hall: Lady Brunhilde Rabe – Persaude
> Higher Social Standing (male) / Reasonable Request (introduce and befriend)
> 80DC
> Noble Privilege +1 Re-Roll
> Wealth +5DC
> Fashionable Attire +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Foreign Escort -5DC (Doesn’t trust foreign women)
> Save Face +1 Save
> Lady Rabe: Fashionable Attire -5DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> 80DC

Double Fail = Sir Karlaus Rabe takes offence to Damien hitting on his sister.
0 = Loose lips sink ships, or so some sailors say. Roselyn is adverse to Brunhilde’s heart-on-her-sleeve openness and keeps her distance. For her part, Lady Rabe thinks your sister is a bit of an ice queen.
1 = Roselyn sees the advantage in befriending and utilising the Lady Rabe. Hardly a healthy motivation for making a friend, but you suspect that your sister views the social world more in terms of ‘allies’ than friends. If Lady Rabe suspects your sister is using her, she makes a good job
2 = Your sister regards the mouthy and amicable Lady Rabe the same way that a desert caraveener might view an unexpected body of water. Roselyn cannot wait to befriend, question and tap into that open oasis of juicy court rumours, it is a resource to be farmed carefully. Lady Rabe thinks your big sister is just the coolest.
3 = Opposites attract. Despite your sister’s cool appearance, she ends up quite liking the little mountain lass. She will happily use Lady Rabe as a gossip resource, but her affection means she won’t ruthlessly exploit this new tool. Despite her cool demeanour and calculating personality, you suspect that Roselyn Andrei has made an actual friend.
Double Success = Damien ‘likes her moxie’. A phrase you’re unfamiliar with, but Sir Karlaus Rabe thinks it is a great compliment.


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE. 3 rolls of 1d100, kniggas. You have TWO re-rolls and ONE save. Your opponent has ONE adverse re-roll.

Please, allow me to make the introductions…
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>4365043
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>4365043
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>4365043
Oh mother mercy please go well
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>>4365049
Yes! Let the courting begin
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>>4365049
SALVE REGIA BLESSES US THIS DAY
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>4365048
Attempting to counter this with the adverse re-roll
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>>4365049
>Emille skipping out on the Rabetrain
>Damien grabs it by the horns

WOOT WOOT RABETRAIN FOR THE ANDREI!
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Wonder if 4 interactions for the banquet hall could've worked too.
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>>4365064
That would have turned a 77 into a doubles fail. Fuck that.
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>>4365067
The rolls would've been different, plus we might have taken the +5 DC instead.
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>>4365069
None of those here in the banquet hall are from pascae. It would not have affected their DC.
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>>4365069
not really that 4th interaction would've been the tipping point for the roll and I don't see any other modifier that would've changed things for the better.
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>>4365074
No it applies to all persuade interactions here not just Pascae
>Your efforts to make friends and allies at this ball have so far met with mixed success, you need to do better. [+5DC to Persuade interactions in the next arena]
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>>4365080
Oh you meant that one. I was thinking more of the one from lord broulet. Still it would have been more foolish to get the DC rather than the reroll. Its utility is far greater.
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>Lady Brunhilde Rabe - Persuade
>3 Success: Opposites attract. Despite your sister’s cool appearance, she ends up quite liking the little mountain lass. She will happily use Lady Rabe as a gossip resource, but her affection means she won’t ruthlessly exploit this new tool. Despite her cool demeanour and calculating personality, you suspect that Roselyn Andrei has made an actual friend.
>Double Success: Damien ‘likes her moxie’. A phrase you’re unfamiliar with, but Sir Karlaus Rabe thinks it is a great compliment

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The Banquet Hall: Sir Marco Hewitt – Counter-Intrigue
> Equal Social Standing / Complicated Ploy (elicit information)
> 60DC
> Save Face +1 Save (single use)
> Captain Lorenzo: Slaver investigation success +10DC
> Animal Companion (Dame Stoutsworth) +1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll
> On Guard +1 Counter-Intrigue Re-Roll
> Sir Hewitt: Cloak and Daggers Trait -5DC to Intrigue, +1 Adverse Intrigue Re-Roll
> 65DC

Double Fail = Romani bumpkin. Hewitt’s more at home in the court than the deul circle, and it shows. +1 Adverse Re-Roll (single use) on the Dance Floor arena.
0 = Sir Hewitt plays you like a fiddle. He is able to take steps to ensure his interests are unaffected in the inevitable crackdown.
1 = Sir Hewitt finds out some details relating to your investigation, but it is far from certain that his house will escape unscathed.
2 = Sir Hewitt finds out little of use, but his line of interrogation leads you to believe there is a connection to his house.
3 = Sir Hewitt is an idiot. And worse, a proud idiot. He all but confirms his connection to the investigation, and the details he revealed will be of pertinent to the Praetor’s on the case.
Double Pass = Copper-clipper. You none too subtly remind him, and others, of how his last duel with you turned out. +1 Re-Roll (single use) on the Dance Floor arena.


NEW ROLLERS PLEASE. 3 rolls of 1d100. You have TWO re-rolls and ONE save. Your opponent has ONE re-roll.

Is that the clink of coppers being clipped, I hear?
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>4365110
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>>4365111
You magnificent knigga
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>4365110
get fucked copper clipper
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>>4365111

Nice trips, knigga. Burghers swerve

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUaHwxcXHY
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>>4365111
>Double Pass = Copper-clipper. You none too subtly remind him, and others, of how his last duel with you turned out. +1 Re-Roll (single use) on the Dance Floor arena.

Sweet Salve Regina! I thank thee, Mother of Mercy.
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>>4365111
Eat shit lord copperclipper
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>4365110
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>>4365114
>>4365123
One of you best get to re-rolling boys
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>>4365114
>>4365123
Probably need to reroll these
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>4365123
Reroll
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I'll hold off my reroll till forgotten does his adverse.
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>>4365111
THOSE WHO CLIP COPPERS AREN'T KNIGHTS BUT ROBBERS
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>>4365115
Forgotten, does the on guard reroll roll over into the next other counter intrigues or must it be used here, else be wasted.
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>>4365132
It must be used in this arena or it is wasted
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>4365128
Using Sir Hewitt's adverse re-roll to attempt to counter this result.
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>>4365115
>dat video

>tall knight
>uses his shield to bash
>the shield even has Andrei colours
By the almighty... it’s perfect
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Rolled 2 (1d100)

>>4365110
>>4365114
Rerolling then.

>>4365135
Cheers forgotten
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>>4365141
>>4365136
>>4365111
And the Copper-clipper digs his grave with his own mouth!
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Man these rolls completely make up for the last area. Fuck that copper clipping, slave trading, son of a snake Hewitt
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>>4365141
God dammit.

So close.

If we do get to play as a copper clipper knight, what about a fledging knight from Hewitt, out to restore his house's name after such a scandal.
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>>4365111
>>4365128
>>4365136
>>4365141
Sir Hewitt getting fucked over again you love to see it
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>nooooo you just can't stop me from copperclipping! its not fairrrrrrrrrr
>Haha copperclipper go clang
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>>4365141
>>4365136
>>4365111

Looking at all these 3 success parts in this section and our previous social interactions in the quest, it's looking a lot like Emile is not great at social combat with people of a higher social class/experienced political animals (for obvious reasons) but can hold his own against his peers, or when he is acting in support of others. It's an interesting character development, and a bit refreshing to be someone who isn't well suited to diplomacy unlike a lot of old quests like Dungeon Life Quest, Lamia Daughter Quest etc.
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>>4365154
I still cant believe we got out of the sir gilbern interaction without a single succ. Even with all the rerolls.
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>>4365157
Yeah that was shocking. Hopefully we can mend things over time with him. I like Gilbern
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>>4365154
Honestly it's been going pretty well so far, the only regretful situation would be the roll with Sir Gilbern considering the DC.
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>>4365154
This really gives me the vibe that while Emille is not one of what you'd call histories ''great men'' he's one of those people who are absolutely what allow great men to move mountains so to speak.
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>>4365159
With any luck, he'll come to his senses after the inquiry tomorrow.

He'll realise hes actually right. Just that the faction in question is just The Almighty's Word
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>>4365157

Yeah, given how badly we botched that entire section, the biggest thing keeping Gilbern from basically writing us off as a sketchy sumbitch was the rapport we established long ago. I can't imagine how much shit would be flung around if we weren't comrades from our time together in Aubres and the Capital.
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>>4365165
I'm really hoping that's the case. Once he sees us there and fully connects the dots hopefully he will have a change of heart about us
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>>4365168

Whoops, forgot that the Vancewell stuff happened in Grenoble, which was in Romaine.
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The Banquet Hall
-Captain Torres Lorenzo [Intrigue]
>Captain Lorenzo - Intrigue
>3 Success: Called his bluff. In addition to finding out where Lazar is hiding out, you glean some insight into the slaver side of the investigation

“Captain-General Torres Lorenzo, a pleasure to see you again.”

“Ah mi scusi, have we met before?” The Langlish man accepts your proffered hand with an oily smile, a look of faint bemusement in his expression.

“In passing, on the road between Motte-Fallavon and Castle Duncan.” You lean in closer, as if letting the man in on a little secret. “You were on your way to fulfill a contract in northern Fallavon, as I recall. How did that turn out?”

“Of course!” Despite his words the man’s eyes betray that he still has no recollection of the encounter, perhaps all you Cantônians look alike to him. “As for the contract… our success was costly. I lost one of my best fighters, my Primus Pilus Giuseppe.”

“A skilled warrior. My condolences.”

“You knew Giueseppe?”

In a manner of speaking, you think. You were, after all, locked in deadly combat with the Langlish officer until a Bluejay put an arrow in his eye. “Personally? No. We knew each other professionally, though. The same way I know Quill Wavell.”

“You knew Giuseppe...” Captain Lorenzo’s expression has switched from curious to alarmed. “And you know Quill Wavell?”

“Through a mutual acquaintance, enough to make things difficult for your company at the next review of ongoing Pascae contracts.” It looks like you’ve gleaned all you can through subtlety, a more direct approach is now called for. “How will harbouring a wanted fugitive look on that committee?”

“…what do you want?”

“Lazar. Or whatever name he’s going by these days.”

…sapevo che avrei dovuto unirmi alla marina. La mamma aveva ragione. Captain Lorenzo winces, pinching the bridge of his nose. “…I need assurances. That our assistance will not jeopardise the Company’s position.”

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“No.” You shake your head, knowing that you have the Golden Sun dead to rights if you wanted. “I’m not offering you a deal. I want Lazar. And I want him alive. Otherwise, when the Praetor’s are done with their investigation, securing a contract in this Duchy will be the very least of your worries. ‘Il Contratto è Tutto’, as you people say.”

“…” You can see the gears in Captain Lorenzo’s head work as he weighs up whether covering for Lazar, and his connections, is worth the risk of endangering his Company’s position. It does not take long for the mercenary captain to make his decision. Dannazione i tuoi occhi…, very well. I will make arrangements.”

"See that you do. I will expect results shortly."

You leave the Captain-General stewing in the corner of the banquet hall, watching you sourly and muttering under his breath. Il Contratto è Tutto, figlio di puttana…”

[2/6]
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>>4365236
>sapevo che avrei dovuto unirmi alla marina. La mamma aveva ragione

I knew I should've joined the navy, mom was right

kek.
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-The Patrikas Ianthe [Persuade]
>The Patrikas Ianthe - Persaude
>3 Success: Charming Escort. Your pleasant introduction helps immensely, the Patrikas is becoming a little enamoured with her gallant young escort. She also puts in a good word for you with the Duke. +5DC & +1 Re-Roll in the Duke Pascae interaction

You and the Patrikas have discussed this moment almost to exhaustion. Ianthe looks the very picture of sereness as you make your approach to the Duke’s seat at the Banquet Hall, but halfway there she grips your hand and you give it a reassuring squeeze. You hope you can cover your own nervousness half as well as she does.

“Your Grace, may I humbly introduce the esteemed Patrikas Ianthe, late of Cathagi shores…” Your deep blow is executed flawlessly, your lips nearly brush the immaculately polished floor as you sweep down in the hosting Duke’s presence. “I am Sir Emile Andrei, son of Lord Nikolai Andrei, and most pleased to act in the capacity of escort-d'honneur for the Lady. I beg a moment of your consideration for the Lady’s time, I believe Your Grace will find it most beneficial.”

You had worried that you would stumble over your words, this is by the far most you have ever said to a man of the Duke Leonardo Pascae’s status. Probably the most senior ranked person in the Kingdom you have ever met, actually. Well, the King was present at the end of your First Vigil but that hardly counts. He barely said two words to you, other than to comment on your height. The Duke Leonardo’s house colours may be blue and yellow, as demonstrated in the livery everywhere, but the man himself seems to be very fond of the colour white. He frilled outfit is white, as is the garments of his closest attendants and bodyguards.

“My, my Ianthe. You certainly can pick them.” Your courtly bow inadvertently highlights the supple musculature rippling under your tight attire. The Duke’s eyes linger on you appreciatively. Perhaps too appreciatively. Finally he turns his attention to the Patrikas Ianthe. “Come dear, take a seat. I have some idea of what this is about. A moment of privacy, my doves? Splendid! Oh and Sir Andrei, do be sure to say hi before the night is done, won’t you?”

“I wouldn’t dream of it, Your Grace.” You don’t know what to think about the Duke referring to the four muscular white-clothed manservants/bodyguards being referred to as ‘doves’, but overall you think that went very well.

“Superb! Now Ianthe, darling. I can call you Ianthe, yes? I just -love- your dress.” That is the last glimpse you receive of the two before one of the attractive bodyguards ushers you aware. “Now before we get down to the droll matter of business, darling, tell me more about that charming young piece you walked in here with…”

[3/6]
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>>4365240
[Concern intensifies]
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-Lady Brunhilde Rabe [Persuade]
>Lady Brunhilde Rabe - Persuade
>3 Success: Opposites attract. Despite your sister’s cool appearance, she ends up quite liking the little mountain lass. She will happily use Lady Rabe as a gossip resource, but her affection means she won’t ruthlessly exploit this new tool. Despite her cool demeanour and calculating personality, you suspect that Roselyn Andrei has made an actual friend.
>Double Success: Damien ‘likes her moxie’. A phrase you’re unfamiliar with, but Sir Karlaus Rabe thinks it is a great compliment

Introducing your siblings to the Rabes is a straightforward matter, the very kind of innocent socialising that this ball is ostensibly intended for. From the moment you step away and help yourself to a piece of caviar on thin-bread, a privileged treat you don’t get very much of at home, Brunhilde and Roselyn are engrossed in deep conversation. Or, to be more accurate, Lady Rabe talks up a storm while your sister listens in rapt attention.

“The Marquis and the Admiral’s daughter, you don’t say…”

“Omigosh I’m so sorry, who wants to hear about that sort of thing?”

“I do.”

“Wait, really? This is usually the part where someone tells me to shut up.” Lady Rabe frets, looking shamefacedly down at her dress. “Politely, of course.”

“If anyone here tells you to shut up you then just tell me. And make sure you get their name.”

Lady Rabe’s head pops up, surprised. “Their name? Why?”

“So I can track them down and destroy them.” Roselyn treats her new friend to one of her winning smiles. “Politely, of course.”

“HAHahahaa!!!” Heads turn at the unladylike guffaw until Brunhilde selfconciously switches into a more suitably feminine titter. Only you and your brother know how little of what Roselyn said was a joke. “I mean, oh pardon me- Teeheeehee, oh stop it! What is an absolute gem like you doing in a place like this?”

“Trying to get my brother reacclimatised to civilisation.” Roselyn’s large gulp from her wine class helps underline how much of an effort she thinks task is proving to be. “Maybe even find him a potential wife, if it will stop him running off on harebrained adventures. Though I dread letting any of the air-head doxies here latch on to him as a suitor.”

[4/6]
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>>4365244
critfail later means Sir Andrei gets forced into bed by the Duke kek
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“A wife? He’s single? Oh. My. Gosh! We could be sisters!” You’ve never quite seen any expression match the description of ‘gleaming like stars’ until you look Lady Rabe’s eyes positively sparkle with unbridled glee. “Are all your brothers like my brother’s friend? Of the tall, dark and handsome persuasion?”

“You flatter them both...” Roselyn drops her guard with a genuine smirk. “But yes, they’re not ugly wretches, if you go for that sort of thing.”

“I do go for that sort of thing! I really do! Father says we should be working on allies for our iron market anyway, and one comely Romani lad for that is a fair trade, wouldn’t you say?” Brunhilde nods wisely at her own words, glibly giving away what might be considered by some to be a sensitive Household concern. The candor in which Lady Rabe addresses the reality of political marriages is refreshingly blunt, but not quite polite. Nor is the following proposition. “Is that him there? With the cane? Oh, the poor thing! …I’ll take him.”

Sir Rabe splutters, spilling mouthfuls from his cup of wine. “Brunhilde!”

“Oh, don’t mind me. I rather like her moxie.” Sir Rabe recovers from his embarrassment and roars with laughter, slapping Damien’s back as you struggle to keep a straight face. Your brother winks at your appalled expression. “You really think Mother wouldn’t trade me in for a slice of that iron market? She wouldn’t even ask for change.”

The five of you all have a sensible chuckle at the jest, and the next few minutes of open conversation with the group are some of the most genuinely enjoyable moments of the evening. But the calculating look on your Roselyn’s face makes you wonder whether you might be looking at your future sister-in-law here.

[5/6]
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*Sir Marco Hewitt [Counter-Intrigue]
>3 Success: Sir Hewitt is an idiot. And worse, a proud idiot. He all but confirms his connection to the investigation, and the details he revealed will be of pertinent to the Praetor’s on the case.
>Double Pass: Copper-clipper. You none too subtly remind him, and others, of how his last duel with you turned out. +1 Re-Roll (single use) on the Dance Floor arena.

“I wonder what a man like you would have to say to the Langlish mercenary captain.”

You turn at the unpleasantly familiar voice, not deigning to offer a response to Sir Marco Hewitt as you quite literally look down your nose at him. Of course, the little man can’t resist the sound of his own voice.

“That ledger won’t help you, you know.” Sir Hewitt’s smirk practically radiates hubris. “Oh it will cause some inconvenience, I’m sure. But not where it matters. The players are all too busy at snapping at one another’s throats while they ignore some real money to be made.”

You sigh, this venal man can be so utterly tiresome. “Is this going to be a repeat of our earlier duel? Where you try something underhanded and I utterly embarrass you?”

Sir Hewitt’s expression turns stormy, a bright shade of red settling in his face. “With the money I’m making on this next shipment I could buy you! And your whole wretched little family fief!”

“I can’t argue with a copper-clipper about the value of a coin, I suppose.” You sip your wine, as if struggling to think. Finally you blink in mock realization. “Is that how you bought your way in here tonight? Peddling human flesh like a Cathagi butcher?”

A shocked gasped, a peal of laughter. A woman’s laugh, perhaps directed at Sir Hewitt. Perhaps not. But in any case the man’s face turns a bright shade of red, he is visibly shaking with anger. “You dare?!”

“Oh please do challenge me.” A flare of excitement builds in your stomach, the kind of guilty yearning for violence that you will most likely have to confess to Father Towbray later. For now, you let the eager venom drip into your voice. “For once I’d like to kill a knight that actually had it coming.”

Sir Hewitt’s eye twitchs at the mention Sir de Broulert. If the flower of Pascae chivalry fared so ill against you, doubtless this burgher knight is going to fare little better. He scowls and storms away, nearly bowling over one of the guests in his effort to make himself scarce.

[6/7]
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Tiny claws press a metal object into your hands. A coin. With the familiar one-winged dragon emblazoned across its surface. You find it amusing to no end that the edges of the coin do indeed appear to have been clipped at some point. Pinned underneath is a detailed ribbon-mark. The kind of mark that a ship’s captain might use.

“Excellent work, girl.” You whisper into your half-surcoat, sometimes you forget the little whitecoat ermine is even huddled up in there. “Now what was Sir Hewitt doing carrying a coin like this?”

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> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]

>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
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>>4365248
>“Is that him there? With the cane? Oh, the poor thing! …I’ll take him.”

'Lady Rabe pls.

>You really think Mother wouldn’t trade me in for a slice of that iron market? She wouldn’t even ask for change.”

Oh Damien. You have no idea.
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This has been one of the most genuinely enjoyable sessions of StV so far. This writing is great and the ball so far has been a lot of fun despite our failures.

>>4365252
> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]
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>>4365252
>> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]
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>>4365246
>>4365244
What would you be willing to sacrifice for +5DC?
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>>4365256
Some Albani warmachines?
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>>4365252
HMM.

Forgotten, does that +5DC apply to Lady vancewell and her counter intrigue.

>>4365256
Nothing an altar boy wouldnt
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>>4365258
>does that +5DC apply to Lady vancewell and her counter intrigue.

Yes, though your initial courtship roll is likely to have a much bigger impact. Depending on how you go.
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>>4365252
>> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]
>>4357560
Me
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

This piece of evidence can be delivered to the Praetors personally later. The only reason why we'd pass a note and the evidence is if we want them to conduct a full raid of the Hewitt holdings while the scion is in attendance of the ball right now and I dont think they'll risk incurring the duke's ire with that.
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>>4365256
As in what duke would do to us?
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>>4365248

God, it's so nice to see pleasant social interactions. Passing thought I had from earlier is that if things go well in the future and Damien gets married to Lady Rabe, we can use the excuse to visit the Rabe Oathstone and swear the blood oath listed under Karlaus' loyalty requisites. Even if there is no marriage, we can still be joined in blood oath, and if we are, it'll cement and deepen the house ties further. I don't expect them to turn on the marriage in that case, but securing it in that manner will help show solidarity in Montbrun by showing regard for their traditions beyond normal marriage rites.

>>4365252


> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]

+5dc is nice, but it's WAY more important to ensure the killer is brought to justice. This evidence will make the case stronger, and maybe help persuade the Praetor to overlook the fact that we weren't entirely acting to the letter of the law.
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>>4365263
Another consideration is the sheer idea of finding a trustworthy servant here. Its pascae, land of copper clippers. I wouldnt trust any of the servants here unless they were our own men. Its entirely possible the note would be read and the messenger rewarded handsomely should he/she approach the hewitts with the evidence and the note.
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>>4365266
That's actually a pretty compelling argument. This place is a den of intrigue and political maneuvering. Letting this evidence out of our sight might be risky. I may change my vote, but I'd like to see what others think first
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

>>4365266
Yea, thats a good point. Is there a rush for the cops to see the evidence? Otherwise theres no reason to let this out of our sight.
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

CHAD KNIGHT IS GO
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>>4365270
>>4360245me plox no bulli
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>>4365252
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
Surely we deserve a +7 or +10 for our gallant victories?
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>>4365252
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You should capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
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also how many people saw hewitt just then?
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>>4365252
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
Can't trust anyone at the ball.
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>>4365263
also they could hurt the hewitt girl fuck i feel so bad for her
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>>4365252
>If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]
Finding the killer is the most important thing

Though I do hope we have a chance with the Princess...
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>>4365267
>>4365266
>>4365263

Given these three anon's arguments, I'm going to switch my vote from here >>4365265 to

>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

I still think that it's important to give the info to the Praetor, but it can probably wait. The big reason I voted the way before was because depending on how the rest of the ball goes, especially with the high nobility and royalty encounters planned out, it would be best to get the information to him before we become a persona non grata by tripping ass-backwards into failure. As well, we have the inquiry early tomorrow, and there's precious little time inbetween to get it to him before we talk with the bishop and the Reginate (who may have a massive malus if we botch his section). However way the dice fall tonight though, we should get one of our men who wasn't here to pass on the information to the Praetor before the inquiry happens. Probably Brother Rousseau since as a member of the Knights Comitas, he's less likely to be accosted in the streets of Pasecae
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>>4365252
Switching my vote here
>>4365254

To
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

>>4365285
I agree Brother Rousseau is likely the best choice for delivering the evidence. He's a warrior and a man of the cloth. Jess can go with him to keep him safe (obviously she'll stay out of sight as much as possible)
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
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>>4365266
Only if we have bird that can carry messages or something
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>>4365252
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
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>>4365240
>Your courtly bow inadvertently highlights the supple musculature rippling under your tight attire. The Duke’s eyes linger on you appreciatively.
>come dear, take a seat. I have some idea of what this is about. A moment of privacy, my doves? Splendid! Oh and Sir Andrei, do be sure to say hi before the night is done, won’t you?”
>“Superb! Now Ianthe, darling. I can call you Ianthe, yes? I just -love- your dress.”

Gay Kniggaaaa

>>4365248
Matchmaking Damien with Lady Rabe lets GO!

>>4365252
aww shit here we go I fucking called it he's in on it typical. fucking. copperclipper.

>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]

Priority top to bottom, while we could very well be catching Hewitt or others with their pants down our dispatch of a messenger will be noticed prehaps by someone with the desire to keep thing quiet, further more as others have already said we may not be able to secure a safe channel to send such a missive .

Therefore Courtship over justice at this point due to interception concerns

we should of bought Jess along

>>4365256
Throw in some plumes and its a deal!
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>>4365255
Switching to
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
Need all the help Emile can get for the ladies considering our luck so far
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

Can we agree to hold off using the one reroll we got here for Vancewell or the Princess? Daubeny is nice but failing her interaction isn't going to cost us our head.
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>>4365296
Tha'ts what the Face Save is for anon. That and to get into the Princesses pants
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>>4365296
Im more willing to more keen on Vancewell then the princess, getting the princess to dance is more an accomplishment in the audacity of it than a vested interest.
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>>4365298
I'm personally more inclined to use that for the bishop or any nat 100 that presents itself. Its the only way to save a critfail.

>>4365296
Well we do at least have a single reroll on each encounter since Lady Stoutsworth has that courtship reroll.
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>>4365300
Oh yeah for sure, it isn't as if we have any real hope with the princess and our inquiry with the bishop is going to be extremely important to say the least
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>>4365298
Only a nat 1 can get us there. Vancewell on the other hand. You know she wants to hatefuck us the moment we met.
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>inb4 dc bonus for foiling all her plans
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>>4365252

> If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]

Y'all Kniggas thirsty AF. Well. I can't be upset with either outcome.

Too bad we can't get both. Like getting Damien to retire early because of his wounds or something and take the coin, while we go off wooing.
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>>4365307
nah damo is too wounded to be used like that keep him safe
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>>4365303
>Nat 1
>Vancewell wants it then and there
>Nat 100
>She wants it but everyone knows
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>>4365252
>>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]
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Imagine sir gilberns shadoweuns as we make our way through the langlish, duke with our foreign escort and then sending Hewitt packing.

>This doesnt make any sense, what is he up to??
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>>4365307
Thats not a bad Idea except for the fact Damien is wounded & may be a target for other parties present like the Order regina
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>>4365316
>gilberns state of dress becomes worse and worse desheviled and tired with bagged eyes as the long (k)nights drinking trying to piece together the andrie conspiracy take their toll
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>>4365316
there's still the last counter intrigue with Lord Gilbern so maybe he'll get involved somehow?
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>>4365252
>If you can find someone to act as a trusted messenger, you can arrange to have this evidence and a note explaining your discoveries so far to the Praetor Commandery tonight. [Send Message to Praetor’s office]

Great job Dame Stoutsworth.

>>4365324
I wonder why Lord Caspian Gilbern is engaging in intrigue against Emile since he has never even met Emile before. I was hoping Sir Robert Gilbern would clue us in.
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>>4365325
Considering what sir Gilbern has said and the Implications of a Gilbern being the Archbishop I'm willing to bet that their is an investment in our investigation failing.
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>>4365325
I think Gilbern just engages in intrigue with everyone. It's his default setting. Probably goes home and intrigues against his wife, suspicious she's collaborating with his dog to sneak out treats from the dinner table.
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>>4365329
He's still single IIRC. Too bad we couldn't get that doubles, him and our sister would make a terrifying couple intrigue wise
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>>4365329
heh
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>>4365325

Given Sir Gilbern let us know previously that his relationship is strained with his father, it may be him trying to suss out if we are in league with him and the Reginate. I doubt that Lord Gilbern is in the conspiracy given what we currently have for information, but it may be an ally of an allied house type of relationship or the like. If Lord Caspian is on the opposite side, or just biding his time for an opportunity, he might try and press us for information on what his son is doing and our relationship to him. After all, given that we were clearly friendly enough before Sir Gilbern had his stoneface on, we could give him some insights into the thought processes of the Queen's Second Herald, a massive boon to the Prince's faction.

>Shadowruns inside of shadowruns inside of shadowruns.

>>4365329
>My darling wife wore white stockings today. The Duke loves the colour white. Wife plotting with Duke to sway markets away from dyes? Dog ate white treats this morning? Dog is in cahoots with Wife and Duke, must ensure dog is not taken on next hunting trip as it's sudden but inevitable betrayal will cause me to be shot by the Langlishman on the Grassy Knoll.
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>>4365330
Thry still actually have yet to chat with one another. If we arrange another meet before we leave, it might happen.
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>>4365252
>Your one-sided confrontation with Sir Hewitt near the Dance Floor caught the eye of several giggling females. You chould capitalise on that. [+5DC to Dance Floor arena interactions]

>>436531