!RID/UkIPGk 04/04/11(Mon)01:07 No.14467203|
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The Dictator steps forward. "Allow me, my lord, to more thoroughly clarify the methods which lay before me for dealing with Zlatan. They are many, but I believe I can ease the burden of your lordly responsibilities. Here," he says, placing items upon a nearby long table.
First, he lays a stack of coins. "We may go to Zlatan with terms of surrender and reparation. This may be done in my absence, but I advise against that. No other envoy here has my experience."
>The Dictator may present terms to Zlatan.
>This may be done without the Dictator, but at an increased risk of failure.
He then places down a small black book. You wonder at its contents, and at the sharp edge of a small knife sticking from its pages. "I may create a unit of less scrupulous agents of your will in order to bolster our chances of keeping abreast of the changing landscape. For now, we are blind in other courts."
>The Dictator may focus on recruitment.
A scroll used for your decrees is laid down. "Thirdly, I may attempt to spread word of Zlatan's capture of the Oracle. This will be invaluable if they acted rashly, but will only hurt our appearance if they managed to obfuscate or deceive in their actions or intent."
>The Dictator may focus on evidence.
"Finally, my lord," says the Dictator, tracing his hand over Vesna's section of the map of Heva, "I may investigate Zlatan's methods of seizing her personally, in hopes of finding such evidence that we would need."
>The Dictator may carry out a espionage action against Vesna.
"And, of course, I may try any of these two at the same time, but unless allowed access to the coffers, I may be quite taxed by the effort."
>You may have a court member attempt two actions or focuses in a season.
>This carries two independent risks of each action failing.
>This carries the risk of lowering loyalty.
>The expenditure of a purchase lowers these risks.