Welcome to A Song of Revenge and Gold: House Malroy Quest. In which you take the reins of a House of storied glorious past since Aegon’s Conquering, but whose fortunes have taken a turn for the worse in the doom that Robert’s Rebellion brought. Taking place in 284AC a year after the Rebellion has ended you are Brynden Malroy, second son to Lord Vamos Malroy and Lady Esemella Hayford and the last living heir to Steadhold and House Malroy.House Malroy is a pre-genned House designed around the idea of a story within the Crownlands of a House fiercely loyal to the Targaryens and their attempts to live in this new world after Robert’s Rebellion. The new Lord Brynden Malroy is as well pre-genned but will take direction from the players in his ways and how he develops himself further. This Quest will be moderately more story driven than others of its kind, but the development of the House and her lands will take just as much importance.If you’ve played one of the many Quests within the ASoIaF setting the rules of the SIFRP system should be known. I will be using the Game of Thrones edition, as well as a few of the expansions namely OOSP and a few house rules which will be explained as we come to them. If you have questions about how things work or why certain actions are taken I can explain them as we go along. In truth this is a learning experience for me as well. Google Documents Mastersheet:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WiZG5xtDqbQKI31IIbqNb4zTmooivb0Ns_J6EatgWgY/edit?usp=sharingTwitter:https://twitter.com/RevengeGoldQMAsk.FMhttps://m.ask.fm/RevengeGoldQMArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=House%20MalroyAnd now without further ado.
“Letters Benjin?”“Letters my Lord. Quite a handful as of late. One from your aunt and cousin in the Stormlands, Lady Isabella Malroy and Lord Archie Benedorn, accepting your invitation. They plan to be here a week before the event, as was requested.”“Very well, the others?”The maester shuffles through his various papers across upon his desk, you wondered how he could find anything in his little office. the walls were packed with books and tomes many with names you barely understand and assumed you would understand the contents of even less. The entire western wall was his medical supplies, cupboards overflowed with various plant life and other things you weren’t particularly interested in finding the contents of, and the window kept more alive than it let sun in. His desk was covered in various papers, amusingly it was the only time you ever thought Benjin a messy person, whenever he was about the castle or your monthly meetings he always seemed the most organized. He picks out several more letters and begins to go through them, listing off the names of those who would be coming to your wedding in 3 months. All of the Crackclaw Point Lords and Knights had promised such, Brune of both Dyre Den and Brownhollow, Crabb, Cave, Pyne, Hardy and Boggs. As he named each and attempted to acquaint you with the names you would be meeting Victus by your side began to name their coat of arms, Benjin smiling and nodding every time he got one correct. Your son was still on another week of bed rest and spent most of his time in Benjin’s tower now, you could tell he was beginning to get restless the way he stared out the windows and always asked if he could go see his little horse.
You ruffle his hair from your stool beside him and receive a smile for the effort, the thin scar upon his cheek wrinkling up as he did so. The memory still burned in your mind, and in truth you felt a degree of guilt, that poison had been meant for you, yet your son was the one suffered its effects. Though whenever the thought crossed you remembered Horace Hogg sitting in your dungeon, still in a battered state. Yondril had taken to standing guard over him, only switching off with Barq Zos or Yanno for some rest, and he hadn’t exactly forgotten why the man was there. Beyond that you had received RSVPs from various Lords and Ladies about the Crownlands; Bar Emmon, Chelsted, Chyttering, Manning, Massey, Pyle, Rykker, Sunglass… Not to mention those of the immediate realm and Dorne; Blackwood and Darry, Ball, Fossoway, Osgrey, Rowan, and Webber, Dayne, Jordayne, Santagar and Wyl. You could barely keep track with them all, and remembered inviting even less of them. Benjin explains to you that Dontos had aided in some of the invitations abroad, and Lady Obella had seen to Dorne and a few of the Reach as well. It would certainly be a large wedding, as promised by Quentyn Qorgyle. The names did begin to strike you as odd, the Rebellion was still a mite murky on your end, as far as battlelines went, but a lot of these names were a bit… Suspicious. Benjin smiles at the current letter he is on as you ponder, “My cousin in New Barrel will be coming, as will my brother, the current Lord of Ciderhall. It has been far too long since I have seen them. A shame your wedding is not to his daughter, though the Citadel might call it a conflict of interest.” You laugh in turn and Benjin turns to two more letters, the seals yet unbroken, “My Lord, these two are for your own eyes.”
Victus had began to sit up and you were busy pushing him back down into bed to a slight pout from him that caused you to roll your eyes, “From whom?”“Lord Jon Arryn and Lady Obella Qorgyle my Lord. I cannot speak to their contents, though speaking of King’s Landing. Rickard Wence, the keeper of your Villa, has sent a letter telling that your...” he flashes a look to Victus quickly and reconstructs his sentence, “That he is expected to bring in a new young lady soon. A seamstress.” The wink wink, nudge nudge had been a little heavy handed though you thanked him for minding his words around your son all the same. Crossing the room you take both letters from his hands and Benjin gets up to tend to your son again while you went over them.What to open first?>Lord Jon Arryn’s letter>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letterAgain, apologizes for yesterday. Good news though, my firm did get the contract.
>>45558398>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letterFirst for Lysa!
>>45558398Congrats and welcome back>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letter
>>45558398>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letter
>>45558398>>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letter>all those targaryen loyalist housesOH BOY HERE WE GO
Posting Karban starting stats for luck!
>>45558398>>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letter
>>45558645No wonder Kaban is known for being a rich fucker.He basically genned on full throttle.
Is 4chan acting odd for anyone else?
>>45558398>>Lady Obella Qorgyle’s letterGrats mate!
>>45558645Only our Defense and Law really measures up. Christ we rolled an 18 for starting Population!
>>45558772I keep getting captcha entry errors despite being correct and the post being made, if thats whats happening with you.
>>45558772Havent had any problems yet though saying that itll take forever to post this.
>>45558794Yeah, and before the quest ended he had dehorsed Robert Baratheon, went toe to toe with the Knight of Flowers, Seduced Redwynes daughter to where she was in his bed chambers ready and willing, destroyed a rival house and installed one of his own to make it his banner house.Fucker was, in the course of a few game months, going to easily challenge the Redwynes for control of the Arbor.
Are images not loading for anyone else? Site wide for me.
>>45558879They're loading they just take fuckin' forever on my end.
>>45558863Could you imagine brynden and him meeting?The continet would implode
>>45558887This is what's showing up for me.
>>45558889Nah just bastards. Bastards everywhere. by the way nice dub trips.
>>45558889I think they would bro it up quite well, though Karban has a lot more restraint.
>>45558919>The Arbor sees a sudden spike in silver haired children
>>45558398>Lord Jon Arryn’s letterI mean, I know everyone wants to hear from the waifu, but I want to know what we can expect from Jon. Better be something good.But i'm not holding out much hope. He betrayed Aerys, he betrayed us in Dorne. His track record isn't great.
>>45559179He performed his duty as guardian. It was Aerys who betrayed the feudal compact.
Having not heard from your betrothed in some time you decide to enjoy a brief word from her first before delving into what could only be bad news coming from Lord Arryn. Your pride still had yet to heal from that particular incident, though he had said he would be calling you to court soon enough… You push the thoughts from your mind, instead allowing Obella’s beautiful prose tell you of her preparations in Dorne. A few things in particular stick out to you, both of her brother’s would be attending, the younger who served in High Hermitage and of course Quentyn. The latter had began to assemble his Household and was pointing together his wedding gift besides the dowry. Neither Doran nor Oberyn would be attending, though the former expressed his fondest wishes, you were soon to hear more of them in the coming months you think for a moment. Oberyn would be sending a gift along with them as well. Obella seemed less than interested in the gifts of Lords and Ladies, merely making small mention, not to their contents. Rather most of the letter told you of her Household that would be coming, the aerial silk troupe for one, as could be expected, her personal guard, that Norvoshi man you met months ago and forgot the name of, she held a considerable court in Dorne and was planning on transplanting a few of them to Steadhold. Taking a look about you consider how entirely drab your castle was to the beauty of Sunspear, might be a bit of a disappointment. She had also received the letter from her nephew and teased you for not having a proper chef, promising to bring her own. In fact she had been intending to simply for the trip alone, “...the trip to the Crownlands is long my Lord. The months on water are no place for me in my condition-”Condition?
You begin to skim through the rest of the letter, Obella spent a lot of time dancing around the topic rather than getting to the bloody point before you finally reach it. Your eyes widen, and your hand falls to your side, the letter falling onto Benjin’s desk harmlessly. The shock of her words leave your knees weak and you find yourself slumping in Benjin’s chair, finally calling his attention to you.“My Lord?” you hardly regard him, staring at the letter. Benjin cross the room asking you permission to read it, which receives a slow nod in response, “...from my time in King’s Landing. To the days you came to me in Dorne, I had been taking a fertility potion my Lord. Our final moments in Sunspear appears to have given way to something beautiful, I am with child. Your child.”“Seven above,” Benjin whispers to himself and you nod still staring blankly at the desk before you.“...It is a simple matter to hide such a thing from my brother. No one but the Prince and my closest friends know, and it shall be as such if you wish until we are married. I look forward to the day so very much Brynden, my time in Dorne seems so very long without you here for my pleasur-”“Yes, I do believe that is enough of that then,” Benjin mutters, folding the letter closed and placing it before you, “My Lord, I would recommend hiding such things, the Dornish are not particularly known for their…” he waves his hand around in the air not entirely sure of how to phrase it before moving on swiftly, “Regardless my Lord. I would advise announcing such, she is your betrothed, and it will quell any rumors of the child being a bastard quickly. Dontos will surely disagree, but in this regard I would advise against taking his word. My Lord, are you listening?”
Your eyes had fallen upon Victus who had sat quietly in his bed the entire time, staring out the window, entirely unaware of what was occurring about him. A child, you would be having another son, or a daughter even. And by the laws of Westeros, a trueborn child. It was.. Overwhelming. “Yes Benjin, I… Yes. Thank you.”“My Lord I would press you to decide soon, and send a letter back post haste. Lady Obella is soon to leave Dorne in the coming month, it would be best to have these things settled, as well as anything else before she comes to Steadhold. I apologize for my forthrightness in this matter my Lord, but it is an important matter.”So… >Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your own>Disagree, hiding it until you are marriedAnything to request of Obella to bring? This is the last and only chance you’ll have.>>45558889I imagine Karban would be the only other /tg/ Lord to have fought upon the Targaryen's side, and he would be in his... Mid 30's now? Closer to the late side. I could see him getting along with Brynden relatively well, perhaps seeing a bit of himself in his youth, though Karban has way more restraint. They'd probably get along famously though.
Goddamnit Obella I vouched for you being smart enough to not do this.
>>45559261>>Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your ownNo Benjin i do prefer when you speak your mind even if its only to yell at me.
>>45559261>Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your own
>>45559261>Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your ownSpeak freely Benjin your advice is always welcome.
>>45559261>Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your own"Always speak your mind, Benjin."
>>45559261>Agree with Benjin, acknowledge the child as your ownWith the upcoming court appearence, it'd probably be better for us to announce the child before someone throws accusations, if anyone does. We don't really lose anything by announcing, we are the sellsword playing lord after all.
>>45559273She'd been taking that potion since well before we ever announced we proposed marriage.She was going to blackmail us with the threat of a bastard.
>>45559261>Disagree, hiding it until you are marriedPremarital wossname is rubbish.He says Dontos would advise against announcing it.Not only that, but Obella herself has kept it secret from all but her closest confidants. Do we not think she has her reasons to keep it quiet?
>>45559261>Anything to request of Obella to bring? This is the last and only chance you’ll have.Wine,>>45559355Doran was.
>>45559364No one is going to believe her when she gives birth 4 months after our wedding.>Do we not think she has her reasons to keep it quiet?She wanted to let it be up to us.
>>45559273It was sort of her job. The intention had always been blackmail, but then Brynden sort of turned it around. Doran Martell definitely thought Brynden would go for her, but not marry her, at least not so quickly. In the end he did win out, he got the marriage/person he wanted. Funny how that works out.
>>45559382>She wanted to let it be up to us.Is that what she said?I read only that she kept it secret, not that she kept it secret with the express purpose to let us reveal it.
>>45559391The best traps are those you dont even have to lay!
>>45559404>and it shall be as such if you wish until we are married.
>>45559404She said "I haven't told anyone, and will continue not telling anyone unless you wish otherwise"If she had reason beyond that she'd presumably share that reason so Brynden could make an informed decision.
Everyone knows newlyweds do in 7 months what everyone else does in 9.
>>45559432>If she had reason beyond that she'd presumably share that reasonBecause mail is never intercepted - or even read by anyone other than its intended recipient.Good point.I retract my objection.
Alright looks like we're going to acknowledge the child. Of all people I assumed Brynden would know the importance of warding of claims of bastardy.Again, it was just a roll I did. Obella did make it a bit unfair though. I won't be revealing the gender, so I suppose you to wait until... 2 Months after the wedding?Now time to think of names!Anyway, no other requests for things for Obella to bring? Nothing at all?
>>45559469If she can't trust us to make that decision she wouldn't give us the decision in the first place.
>>45559513Can we put off finalizing the letter back for a few more posts for more time to think?
>>45559513I once again repeat my suggestion of if it's a girl name her argella for a "remember you're a valyrian too" snub towards Bobby b that can also be played off as honoring his family.
>>45559566Not really a snub. THe whole reason why he became king was his valyrian connections.
>>45559586Nah it was a much much MUCH more immediate connection than that.
>>45559513>Nothing at all?Man, that makes me nervous. I do prompting like that when i'm DMing and people have forgotten something obvious.But there's nothing I can think of off the top of my head.
>>45559535If you guys come to a consensus by the end of the thread on anything we'll say Brynden included it. To make it easier. I'm kind of surprised no one has any immediate suggestions however.Anyway, writing.
>>45559513>Now time to think of names!Boy: Mors, OrysGirl: Meria, Evelyn
>>45559513What was our fathers and grandfathers names?Might make for a good middle name. Then a name from obellas family for a second middle name? Depends how far you want to take it.
>>45559513I like the name Lorelei for a girl. Or maybe something flower related, like Isis name?For a boy, Jon
>>45559685Eh, maybe.I just find it a bit weird to name your kid after a close family member that isn't dead.
>>45559710There are no middle names
>>45559720Lilly or Rose?Lysanna? Or is that a bit too close to bobby-b's old flame?>>45559759We could call him Little D.
Calling it now. It's a girl.
>>45559770Oberyn Nymeros Martell would like to have a few words about that.
>>45559796Nymeros isn't a middle name. Nymeros Martell is the full surname of the Princes of Dorne.
>>45559796That is those crazy rhoynars
>>45559710Emon was our grandfather, which would be much less political than naming after our father, since gramps didn't die in the rebellion.
I take Rhaegar is out of the question
>>45559513How about Landor for a boy, named after Ser Landor the Burnt?
How about our mother/father/brother's name?
>>45559875Kinda betrayed the family
>>45559861Honestly being valyrian has not done much for the malroys over the years. We've had one targ bride which I'm pretty sure is lower than the crownlands average. Even without the politics I'd say fuck it not valyrian names.
>>45559837Emon Malroy sits fine with me. Makes it sound like a greeting from a rastafarian, so i would just be waiting for some summer islanders to meet him and shenanigins.
>giving /tg/ the option to name the childrenDAD WHAT HAVE YOU DONEI don't care what anyone says though. I'm hype.
>>45559875Probably not the best to name after the guy who epitomizes the height for malroy-targ connection.
>>45559910>giving /tg/ the option to name the childrenThis isn't /b/. We probably won't end up with our son and heir being Arseface Dicklicker Malroy.
>>45559513Spies, guards, warriors from her 'house' that won't be counted against our troop count.
>>45560018The spies option is a good one.
“Pen and parchment Benjin,” you state simply, and he goes off to gather your requested items and again quick to your side. You remember the days when even reading and writing were difficult tasks, the months Benjin stood over your shoulder correcting your grammar as you wrote letters or taking over entirely if you grew frustrated with it. A far cry from now. Smoothing the parchment out and dipping the pen in ink you begin to put together a response. Much of it is joy, as in truth, there was a good degree of it in your heart, you would have a family soon. And… Family meant the world to you. It was your driving motivation in near everything. Funny how that happens.“Benjin, you know I always wish for you to speak your mind in all things,” you say offhandedly while continuing your letter, “You were my father’s Maester, my brothers and now mine own. You’ve served this House well for decades. Your words are always welcomed.”“I thank you my Lord. A sentiment well remembered. Does this mean..?”“Yes Benjin. I will announce such at tonight’s meeting.” “Very well my Lord. Your Uncle is unlikely to-”“The child will still be mine. He or she will not be a Sand or Waters, nor so much as rumored as such, I do not wish that upon another one of my children. They will be a Malroy, and I shall not have another say otherwise.”
“I would expect no less from you my Lord,” Benjin responds with a small smile and nod. You hand him the parchment, your prose was far less flowery, more efficient and the letter short. Expressing a great degree of happiness was the main focus of the letter, of her plans and the child both. You told of your expectations to announce the child, to stave off any unsavory whispers of the parentage. Expressing your desire for her to do the same. There was a worry in the back of your mind for her now, your enemies were not particularly small. So long as she remained under Prince Doran Martell’s protection however, you did sleep easier on the thought.“I will have it sent tonight my Lord,” Benjin says before going over to Victus again and gathering his attention, doing his final once over for the evening and returning to you again, “My Lord, I believe we will be late for the monthly meeting. The letter from Lord Arryn, perhaps after, yes?”“Very well Benjin,” you respond bouncing the thought around in your head for a moment, “Victus, be good, no leaving the room, understand?”“Yes father,” he responds solemnly his eyes trained to the window.Benjin shakes his head and takes your offered arm, “Your father knew far too well the Maester’s dislike of stairs. Why he cooped me up here still baffles me to this day.”
Laughing you help escort the elder man down the stairs into the grand hall below. Waiting for you are the usual. Ser Dontos Malroy, Ser Mason Flowers, Elionwy, and Gawen. Wesley’s seat sat empty now, his return to Hayford not coming soon after Horace Hoggs capture. The grand hall is already empty, this time of the day being far less active than your usual meeting time. The men were busy drilling in the yard, getting use to the recent influx of military, both veteran and greenhorns. The hall echoes the clicks of your boots and you find your eyes wandering, the shields upon the wall reminding you of your ancestors. The Malroy’s of Blackbridge Tower that Dontos had pointed out, the white shield of Ser Landor the Burnt, the Targaryen shield of his brother’s wife, your fathers and mothers, all. And alone sat your own, the space next to it empty, to be filled with scorpions of House Qorgyle soon. And the space after… Your child’s. Someday.Helping Benjin into his seat and waving the rest off to be seated you take the chair of Lord Vamos Malroy, though it hardly ever crossed your mind that it was your father’s chair now, “So, what do we have this month?”>Matters of Power and Wealth >Matters of Defense and Lands>Anything in particular you would like to spend your resources on? House Malroy Stats spreadsheet for those curious:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ok_UzOYKm6XyIPb4Gs6xNyiL3IPXCl1CFBS9CBpAC4g/edit?usp=sharing
>>45560170>Matters of Defense and Lands
>>45560170>Matters of Defense and LandsWalls on walls on walls
No. It's a letter.Read it now. It will take Brynden 5 minutes.
>>45560170>>Matters of Defense and LandsStart fixing them walls
>>45560170>Matters of Defense and LandsWhile power is all well and good, he's right in saying our fortifications are lacking and that bride won't hold our army. We gotta get that shit taken care of
>>45560222*bridge not bride
>>45560138Though I don't think it may have been the smartest thing to tell everyone that our betrothed is heavily pregnant before she journeys the distance to here when we're being targeted by a wealthy pentoshi/myrman>she'll be fine, she's travelling with a large entouragePeople have been killed in the middle of their army before.>>45560170>Matters of Defense and Lands>she'll be
Ah that is a point:We need to send outriders along the road our wife is taking, scout any problems out.We've had two failed assasination attempts on us now, hitting our wife and heir, especially when it could be seen as destabalizing westeros politics, could be seen as an obviously juicy target.
>>45560273Announcing it to our court is not auite the same thing as announcing it to the realm. We can just dictate to them to keep it on the low doen for now until she arrives. Also, if they want her dead it doesn't really matter if she's pregnant, they'll kill her because she's our bethrothed and we haven't kept that secret
>>45560317Maybe we can send a detachment of the Sons to guard her when she leaves, under the guise of an honour guard for her and telling her and her entourage that's there's a danger in the roads.>>45560340Well, we already know we have one spy in the court, what makes you think there isn't any more? Or that everyone can keep their mouths shut?It could also be argued that she hasn't been attacked yet because she's in a safe place with loyal people/family.
>>45560394Regardless, my point is they already fucking know she's our betrothed, we couldn't have kept that secret. She's already probably a prospective target because of that reason alone. The best thing we can do is prepare for her arrival and find trustworthy escorts to keep her safe
>>45560394>It could also be argued that she hasn't been attacked yet because she's in a safe place with loyal people/family.And how would that situation be different if they knew she was pregnant? She's still at risk
>>45560464Who else but the Sons?
>>45560464>The best thing we can do is prepare for her arrival and find trustworthy escorts to keep her safeThanks for agreeing with me!>>45560525She's carrying our heir, anon.
Dontos is the first to speak, “I have informed the rest of this council of the intentions to rebuild the walls, bridge, and what was once Blackbridge Tower. As we’ve discussed Brynden.”Mason nods, “I’d say it would be for the best Brynden. The curtain wall is pretty rough, all around, if Royce attacked, as idiotic as it may be, we could not hold him given the state of the outer defenses.”Benjin has begun to shuffle through his papers again and produces a parchment with scribbles of tallies, estimated time, prices, you go over it quickly and look up to Benjin who speaks, “My Lord, this will be a vast undertaking. And we do not do any trade for stone as it is now. By your House’s histories, when your forefather built the curtain wall it was with stone and trade from the Westerlands.”“Not a likely option now,” Dontos snorts.“As it is Ser Dontos, I’ve my doubts as well. To rebuild the curtain wall to full strength at present my Lord I would estimate it to take near two years.”“That is far too much time Benjin,” you respond eyes still upon the paper, “The bridge and tower, what of them?”“The bridge may take a year and a half my Lord, we will need to wait for the water to recede some before work can begin. While the Tower, perhaps 8 months at the very worst a year. It is the least heavily damaged, the structure is still intact, the second floor is the worst of it and it will need a new roof. These things take time my Lord. And with our need to import stone, it will only take longer.”“Is there anyone we know who can buy stone from? Anyone close by?”
Benjin pulls another paper from his pile and passes it across the table. “Unfortunately very few my Lord. Along the Goldroad is House Serrat of the Westerlands is a potential candidate. Though relations are likely strained. House Longwaters as the ability, though not the funds, and I would worry for investing too much into their own lands without cause. The best is House Brune of Dyre Den, one of the few of the Crownlands to produce such, they are simply very far away. Though our relations with them would certainly make it easier, their stone is very much in demand amongst the Crownlands.”“Brynden,” Mason interjects calling your attention to him, “Mayhaps we hire an architect? They’d have the proper labor and knowhow afterall. Might be worth the time waiting for one to come on to cut the build time, ya?”“A fair idea Ser Mason,” Benjin adds giving him a nod. Your council speaks quietly of the matter while you overlook the papers again.Curtain WallCost: 10 DefenseTime: 2 YearsBridgeCost:5 DefenseTime: 1.5 YearsTowerCost: 5 DefenseTime: 8 Months to 1 Year(These are reduced prices from the Holdings you can find in the Homebrewed Holdings document.)
So, what to do, what to do. Dontos would like to start on the Curtain Wall immediately when the resources are available. Though it will take a very long time to finish any of the projects, entering into trade with another House for stone would likely help immensely but your resources are beginning to run thin, outside of the horses. Meanwhile hiring an Architect, the wait time to bring him on would easily outweigh the amount of time he could save you on all the projects.Send a letter to…>House Serrat (The closest, but most likely to make the deal in their favor.)>House Brune of Dyre Den (The furthest, but would be the easiest to deal with.)>House Longwaters (Would require you own investment, but easily the most reliable)>No one, your resources are too thin as is.Hire an Artisan Craftsman (Architect) for 10 Wealth? (aka all your wealth for the month)>Yay>NeighAs of right now you do not have the resources to begin any of the projects listed. But it wouldn’t hurt to discuss if we’d want to switch around the order of them. Someone did mention rebuilding the Tower, landing someone then having them rebuild the bridge and giving it them as a gift or some such. Not a bad idea, I’d let it fly. But anyway, discussion.
>>45560911Send the letter to Brune and Serrat try and play them against each other for a slightly better deal. And hire an architect is a must.
>>45560911>House Brune of Dyre Den (The furthest, but would be the easiest to deal with.)>Yay
>>45560911>House Longwaters (Would require you own investment, but easily the most reliable)Powerful allies will make us more powerful.>NeighCan always hire one next month. We may need the funds if we're going to beautify/spruce up our castle before Obella arrives.
>>45560889I prefer the we rebuild the bridge first it will pay it self in a few months. >House Brune of Dyre Den>NeighAt least for now we need to see our option on other fields for now.
>>45560911>House Brune of Dyre Den (The furthest, but would be the easiest to deal with.)>YayAlso since so many people are coming to the wedding should we upgrade its size? A thing to ask the soon to be wife would be if there are any preparations she'd like done before she arrives.
>>45559513Kermit, Grover or Elmo. Named after river-lords in every case.
Do the Qorgyles have any stone we could barter for?
>>45561073That'd be a really dumb shipping route I think.
Oh and to address the Obella discussion above. While yes she technically would be a target there's a couple things that would deter it.She's going to be traveling with several ships from Sunspear to King's LandingUpon these ships are Lords of Dorne, their Knights, escorts, etc. The ships themselves are likely manned by Doran's own men.Quentyn isn't going to let anyone near his sister, especially when he finds out about her being pregnant. He is also bringing those 100 men for you that will be escorting her, probably everywhere.Her personal guard is a norvoshi trained by the bearded priests and is where Doran got the idea to hire such a man for the protection of his own family.She'll be safe. Also I'm not going to kill you guys are paranoid.
>>45560911Suggestion: Send our septon to Serrat to broker for us. At least send him along
>>45561134Our septon kind of needs to, you know, preach and shit
>>45561073It would be ridiculously impractical. The Graftons probably would though.>>45561046>GroverYeah name your first born the same as Giselle's brother. That'd be hysterical.>>45561029It's already a 'Large Wedding'. So that's why you're getting some of the more immediate Lords and Houses coming along. A lot of them know Dontos too, he fought for a bit in the Rebellion before returning home and doing all that red door stuff.Anyway, looks like a yes for Architect so no more Wealth to spend this month.And looks like we'll be talking to Lord Brune. That'll go well I imagine.Looks like no real opinion on what to start first as of yet. Maybe next month.
>>45561220>Anyway, looks like a yes for Architect so no more Wealth to spend this month.You people just could wait until we saw all our option?
>>45561220Yeah we should hold off until next house fortune, get some more defense and wealth.
>>45561220>Looks like no real opinion on what to start first as of yet. Maybe next month.I'd think tower first/simultaneous with the wall, then build the bridge.
I... Kind of want to deal with the bridge first, and in the meantime get a shitty palisade set up on out weak spots because better than nothing and hey we do have wood.
>>45561281Our top priority should be rebuilding our fortifications as soon as possible, especially given how long that will take, otherwise that army Dontos promised us is going to have a hard time reinforcing us
>>45561281All your options are always available to you in the House Malroy Stats spreadsheet. The meetings are more of a means to present options that you wouldn't otherwise think of, or someone is suggesting. If there was a significant push for another thing to spend Wealth on rather, we'd be doing that. I maintain an up to date spreadsheet for everyone's use, always. And my options in the posts are never comprehensive. Nor will they be.
>>45561383I'm fine with getting an architect, but I do agree about getting some pallisades to shore up the outer wall. How much defense will that take?
>>45561383>Wealth: Apiary>Wealth: Food Argiculture>Alcohol Distillery>Wealth: Food Argiculture>MillThese are really the only suggestions that I could get behind at the moment, but I'd rather make preparations to make the castle less spartan before Obella and the other guests arrive.
>>45561502>>45561383>>45561428Fine. Shame about the bridge but yeah we should fix the castle and with the architect it will take less time.
“We’ll need the resources before we can begin any of this,” you state placing the paper down, “Benjin, compose a letter to Lord Brune, he is likely our best option to get the stone we need with little fanfare about it. I’ll send Illiad as well, he has taken up most of our trade as of late.”“He always was the better of the three of us with coin,” Mason jests, and you give him a small laugh remembering the time Illiad tricked a man into paying you all to watch three goats while piss drunk. “Very well my Lord, no doubt he will wait to speak to you of the matter prior to the wedding,” Benjn responds, scribbling down a small note.“Also, Benjin, Mason. An architect sounds like a fair investment, see to it one is found.”“I think I know someone Brynden,” Mason responds immediately, “Fella I use to know during my time in Highgarden, Edgar, seven hells if I remember his last name. I’ll send him a raven. Shouldn’t be too hard to track him down.”“Good good,” you respond with a nod, “Anything else Benjin?”“A few notes of our wealth and power my Lord,” the maester responds, pulling yet another paper out, “Ser Dontos, Ser Mason, if you would?”Dontos begins again, “Settled at 410 for now nephew. Enough room for a few more contingents. Even us up to 500 with some more those crossbowmen, or whatever it is you call them.”“Arbalesters,” Mason interjects, “Common in Myr.”“Right, Arbalesters. Fifty more of them, two more contingents of cavalry. Our Knight’s are no longer limited to 25, it would not hurt to try to find more even. After that…”“Infantry and more infantry,” Mason finishes, “Though I would prefer we have more mounted archers rather than Knights. The Sons need another unit of back-up. And we need to get the Arbalesters up to speed. You remember Vargar Sorrios? I had Illiad send him a messenger, found ‘im in some winesink in Myr.”“Still a raging alcoholic then?”
“More or less. Aim is still top notch, and he can teach the new recruits how to use those ungodly things properly and not shoot their eyes out.”“He’ll do then, just keep him away from the cellar,” you say with a smirk, “Anything else?”“One thing my Lord,” Benjin says, “Ser Mason’s stock are now as such we can begin to arm our military properly. I would defer to his judgment regarding this.”“Aye, though I will say I likely only got enough for one per contingent. Ask me it should be better weapons for the lot of them. Swords, spears, bows the lot.”“I would much prefer their armor,” Dontos adds, “We are limited, it is best they are as well protected as can be.”“Both fair points my Lord,” Benjin finishes, “Though might I suggest. We only need pay the Bank of Bays every other month, between those months perhaps it would be best to begin investing in our military. 200 gold dragons a month would be little for the advancement of our troops.”Mason’s Master-of-Arms bonus:>Agree with Mason, upgrade everyone’s primary damage output (aka Fighting Damage + or Marksmanship Damage +)>Agree with Dontos, upgrade everyone’s armor (aka Armor Rating +)Benjin’s proposal:>Every other month pay 1 Wealth to purchase an upgrade for one of your military units>Do not, wealth is too tight as of yetBonus Points for anyone who knows where Edgar is from.
>>45561970Could we get better armour for the ones who enter into melee more often and better weapons for those who stay at range?>Benjin’s proposal:>>Every other month pay 1 Wealth to purchase an upgrade for one of your military unitsIron and Hate I'm pretty sure the architect they didnt choose?
>>45561970>Agree with Mason, upgrade everyone’s primary damage output (aka Fighting Damage + or Marksmanship Damage +)>Every other month pay 1 Wealth to purchase an upgrade for one of your military units
>>45561970Given our poor position, there's probably something to be said the comfort our troops will get out knowing they'll be difficult to kill.Dontos, benjin.
>>45561970>Bonus Points for anyone who knows where Edgar is from.That's the dude who will come to Morderengrad when William will expand the MurderKeep
>>45561970Wasn't Edgar Allan Poe into architecture?
>>45561970>>Agree with Dontos, upgrade everyone’s armor (aka Armor Rating +)>Every other month pay 1 Wealth to purchase an upgrade for one of your military unitsEdgar Allen Poe?
>>45562156Maybe he has a bit of maester training and keeps a raven nearby.
>>45562008>Could we get better armour for the ones who enter into melee more often and better weapons for those who stay at range?I'd suppose I was trying to make it easier on myself really.>>45562008>>45562117I'm surprised people got that right, I've been finally archive binging I&H, seemed like a good little easter egg.>>45562156>>45562189Actually true, I do enjoy that about him actually. Maybe I'll give Edgar the last name Poe.
>>45561970>Dontos>upgrades plsI don't really know what's going on!
>>45561970>Agree with Dontos, upgrade everyone’s armor (aka Armor Rating +)>Every other month pay 1 Wealth to purchase an upgrade for one of your military unitsI think our next units should be either Infantry, Horse Archers or Arbalesters. And also spend power to upgrade our current abralesters to Trained.
>>45562322I think some Pikemen could be useful, to protect our Archers and Arbalesters on the field from cavalry attack.
>>45562253>I'm surprised people got that right, I've been finally archive binging I&H, seemed like a good little easter egg.Nigga wanted to build an Iron Throne Lite for William, wonder what he'll do for Bryden; a pony chair maybe?
>>45562385You need pikes to be backed up by normal infantry on the flanks. Better off recruiting normal infantry for the first units.
>>45562463so one more unit of Infantry then we can get a unit of Pike.
>>45562463I'd say...InfantryPikemanArbalestersCavalryArchers+CalvaryThat'll put us to 700, should be pretty good for all of our needs. Then 900 with Lucas' infantry and Qorgyle's cav. We'll actually be respectable.
>>45562604pretty good list, going to post a note to shill for it.
“I tend to agree with Dontos,” you say after a small bit of thought, “We need our men to be as well protected as possible. Limited as they are.”Mason seems unpulsed and gives you a firm nod, “Easy enough then, I’ll round up the captains and get everything set. Shouldn’t take much longer than a few weeks.“And Benjin, I rather like the idea, see to it then,” you add to another smile and a scribble upon a piece of paper.“I do believe that is all this month my Lord,” Benjin says after finishing up with the last of his numbers, “I do believe it is fair to say our incomes are finally secure my Lord, your House’s influence grows from word of mouth of your Melee, and I am glad to see our focuses may now go elsewhere, such as Steadhold’s ailing defenses and community and the army.”“As am I Benjin,” you say softly before gathering yourself to stand, your council gives you an odd look and you continue, “In the coming months much will change here. I am to be married and Steadhold will become home to a far different culture and people than she is use to. For the past year you have all been by my side, and have helped me reclaim the lost glory of my House, yet there is still much more to be done. My Lady, Obella Qorgyle comes to our House to bind a friendship between the Crownlands and Dorne, and while much of that trip still sits poorly in my stomach, good did come of it. A marriage, an alliance, a… Child.”Your council stares at you dumbfounded, barring Benjin, until Elionwy clues into it first, pushing on Mason’s shoulder and he finally gets it, and speaks up, “She is with child! You have an heir!”
The table breaks down quickly, everyone clearly happy, even Dontos seems at the very least just mildly annoyed, but is glad for it all the same. A small toast is held and you are thankful for having taken Benjin’s advice at least for now. The thought still made you woozy, but in the end, it was your child, born of… Perhaps love? Like Victus. It was an odd thought. Having little else to discuss this evening everyone breaks off, Gawen and Dontos to the yard, Elionwy escorting Benjin to his chambers and Mason remaining with you. Though his mood having changed drastically to a somber and serious tone.“Brynden, Yondril finally got Hogg to talk,” he starts, taking you by the shoulder and leading you towards the door, “You might want to hear this.”>Go see Horace Hogg>Decline, he can rot for now
>>45562834>>Go see Horace Hogg
>>45562834>Go sock Horace Hogg
>>45562834>Go see Horace Hogg
>>45562834>>Go see Horace HoggTime to gut this fucker
>>45563127...Like a pig?
There was little doubt in your mind that you wished to speak with Ser Horace Hogg, he hadn’t spoken so much as a word since his capture two weeks prior. And as of now he was your only lead on how in the Seven bloody hells this had occurred. You nod stiffly and Mason sighs, waving you to follow after him.“Yondril used that hooked knife again didn’t he?”“I may have allowed it to slip into his possession. I know how you feel about torture Brynden but…”“He helped aid a madman poison my son. I will forget I saw a thing.”“For the best then, he is not in great shape.”You grimace, following after Mason into the bowels of your castle, the dungeon was the only particular item of note here. Your family was never one for crypts and preferred things in dry storage to the damp of the stones below. Your gaoler waited and in the background you could hear the screaming of a man in pain, and the begging for relief. Mason gives you a quick look and you nod, not exactly going back now. “I’VE TOLD YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW. PLEASE BY THE BLOODY SEVEN HAVE MERCY.”
Yondril is a tall man, lithe and dangerous, perhaps the most dangerous of your Sons, he never told you his homeland, his mother tongue, not a single thing of his past. But if you were to look at him, he just appeared a normal kind man, his face was warm and when he spoke it was with no over the top distinction or accent. Though when he was allowed his hooked knife, as rarely as you allowed it, he knew how to get the answers from a man, with surgical precision. At the moment you found Horace bound to a table with Yondril hovering over him, his knife stuck right above Hogg’s left eye. “Yondril. Enough,” Mason says, and the man relents, bowing to you deeply before pulling the knife out and dropping it on the table, leaving without a word. Walking over to him, Mason removes his glove, and grabs Horace’s face pointing it towards you, “Ser Hogg here has been singing like a songbird for the better part of the day. Doesn’t know much of use, but maybe we haven’t asked him the right questions yet. All yours Brynden.”So then, what to ask Horace Hogg?>Open floor, Horace will answer everything he has knowledge of.
>>45563238Why did you bring poison into my home?Could we get a brief overview of what has been asked already?
>>45563238Who gave you the poison to pass on? Why?
Alright so, how long has he been having this sort of contact with Samuel, how long has he had this sort of contact with however got the poison from. A timeline is nice even if we might not necessarily have all the information to make use of it.
>>45563238Also, where did he get the poison, and what kind is it? Maybe we can trace it to a source.
>>45563306>Why did you bring poison into my home?"I-it was a back up," he stammers out, "We weren't suppose to use it unless things went to hell. Which... They did.">>45563310"Samuel gave it to me, before this all happened, told me if things ever went to hell, we were suppose to use it. On ourselves. That's what the magister said.">>45563339"Samuel and I have been friends for years! I was his sworn sword, from our youth, the day we were both Knighted, the Rebellion and the past year. There was not ever a time I was away from him. We only got the poison a month ago. I don't even know what it is. It came on a ship and I guess a slave brought it to us with a message. We both knew too much, so if something like this happened we both suppose to die. I... I was too much of a coward to take it myself so I tried to run after what Samuel did." >>45563306>Could we get a brief overview of what has been asked already?Not really anything important enough to note, just basics to confirm he is who everyone assumes he is and that he knows something.They left the deep questioning for Brynden.
>>45563470Back=up for what? Do you know the name Tychano Osten? Ambrose?
>>45563470What was the original plan? If I hadn't taken the field how were things suppose to go?
>>45563470>We only got the poison a month ago.So Samuel attacking us was premeditated? Or they were going to try doing it a different way?
>>45563470Who was the magister that Samuel met with? Are there anyone else you worked on with this?
>>45563651It was supposed to be for suicide, he's saying.
>>45563429"A slave! I told you! I don't know anything else about it! It was poison I never bothered to check what it was!"As a note, Benjin already confirmed the poison is Nightshade. It's a common poison in general.>>45563496"A back up if we fucked up! If someone learned what we were doing.">Do you know the name Tychano Osten? Ambrose?"I only know of House Ambrose in the Reach. I did not meet these men, we only saw one, Samuel spoke to him in King's Landing and they agreed to the... to the trade.">>45563545"The original plan was to never let this happen! I warned Samuel! I told him you wouldn't allow him to slight you! But then... Then he assaulted you. He fucked this all! We were going to be rich, influential! Your fucking horses would have been ours after Royce was done with you!">If I hadn't taken the field how were things suppose to go?"There shouldn't have ever been a field to take! Samuel knew he was suppose to kill himself! But he decided to fight like a lunatic! HE SHOULD HAVE JUST DONE AS HE WAS TOLD.">>45563651"No. We were never suppose to attack you. Ever. That was Royce's job. Samuel was suppose to play nice. The Magister knew you would try to help your family and would never suspect him of...">>45563667"He never told me his name. Just that they had struck a deal. We were suppose to be the middle ground between Royce and whoever he was trading with, that's all. And when everything was done, we would be free and rich."
>>45563496Not this.Don't give him names he may not know.
>>45563758What exactly where you doing? What was the end game and how was Royce involved in it?
>>45563470Who else were you working with? What was your escape plan, how were you going to escape retaliation?
>>45563758Throw out some random names to see if he's just bullshitting to save himself. Maybe say Wesley told us what he's just told us and that since he can't give us new information we'll let Yondril get back to him.See if the other players agree with this though.
>>45563758What was the Queens opinion of all this?
Are you aware that he would have you killed if this plan worked?Make no mistake, you are a dead man. What you should wonder is what kind of dead man. One that will suffer for days before being given a dog's death or one that will use his death to see justice been brought to those who formented yours and Samuel's death.
>>45563758So the plan was to have Samuel attack me then kill himself in my custody with Poison then Royce would attack and finish me off then you would have taken my horses and grow rich? That sounds incredibly idiotic.
>>45563758This doesn't make sense, he is lying or their is another layer of subterfuge he isn't aware. Samuel clearly thought he was going to fight someone other than us. A plan was made between and other individuals involving the trial by combat. >“Nonono, he was suppose to watch. Without the armor. That is what they said,”>“No… I… No. This… This wasn’t suppose to happen. YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSE TO FIGHT. HOW DID YOU KNOW!”Press him further who else knew?
>>45563797"We were trading! With that magister and Royce! That's all I know about it, I swear! I never saw the goods but that was the deal. The magister would send boxes to Duskendale, we would pick them up. Royce would pick them up and leave boxes for us to bring to Duskendale and send to Essos. We were paid, and promised a cut of the land when everything was done. Royce's boxes always reeked of shit. And the guards said they would cry at night. We only did it twice before this happened.">>45563808"There is no one else. No one is suppose to know. A Dargood was supervising everything in Hayford that's it. He was the only other one.">What was your escape plan, how were you going to escape retaliation?"I... I was going to go to Redwatch Tower. And tell Royce. He... He would have known what to do."Something in the back of your head tells you tat Royce would have ended up killing Horace.>>45563846"The Queen? Seven above she does not know a thing. The magister said if they knew we would be dead men. That was the purpose of the poison. Samuel envied Royce's favor from her... He was stupid, he kept a crate of the shipment for himself. It was filled with weapons."
>>45564018Can't you read? He's literally saying none of this should have happened. Samuel went full retard and then didn't follow the contingency plan.
>>45564025Royce was committing slavery in exchange for aid in ridding himself of us.Hot damn we need proof of this, and we need it now, because that shit is illigal as fuck, and treasonous considering who he was aiding and abetting.
>>45564218Try and pretend hogg spun us a believable yarn and use him to entrap royce?
>>45564025Was there to be another shipment anytime soon?
>>45564025>he kept a crate of the shipment for himself. It was filled with weapons."Where is it? and who is that Dargood? Where can I find him?When did the trades occur in Duskendale? Any signal/codeword or something?
>>45564025>he kept a crate of the shipment for himself. It was filled with weaponsA shipment going to Royce or back at the magister?
>>45564025>Royce selling slavesHoly shit this is huge, if we get proof he's fucking dead.
>>45564022>Press him further who else knew?After explaining to Horace the madness that came from Samuel's mouth while you were fighting he sits in quiet for a long moment. You exchange looks with Mason and your friend decides to summon Yondril back into the room. Horace's eyes widen in a panic and he begins to squirm screaming."I LEFT BEFORE THE TRIAL! I LEFT BEFORE THE TRIAL! NO ONE ELSE SAW HIM BUT ME! DON'T LET THAT LUNATIC NEAR ME! SEVEN HAVE MERCY!"Mason crosses the room in a hurry and slaps the taste out of Horace's mouth quieting him, "That doesn't make any sense Brynden. Samuel was raving like a lunatic. And Horace here is saying he was suppose to kill himself.""You have a spy..." Horace squeaks out."Again," you state. Your eyes beginning to burn in the dim light."You... You have a spy. She's from the Langwards. You have a spy... That's all I know. I swear upon my mother's grave. You have a spy..."Mason looks to you inclining his head, "And she gave Samuel different orders?""Possibly. Maybe they thought it would be easier to kill me now?""Royce getting nervous with all the Melee going on. Dontos closing in on Lady Chelsted. The Crackclaw Point Lords. And Samuel losing his damn mind like an idiot.">>45564260"In two weeks... But they know now. They have to know now. If we die it would get back to them. Samuel did not go quietly...">>45564286"He kept it in Hayford, hidden. I do not know where.He went by Ser Dargood that is all I know, he has probably disappeared as well. It was all set up so they would go to ground if this ever happened.Every two weeks... I never went. The Dargood was suppose to handle this. I know nothing else.">>45564287"Going to Royce. We assumed it was just weapons. Maybe there would be sellswords or mercenaries. He is making an army...">Slaves in generalHorace's eyes widen again and he goes to scream before Yondril looms over him across the table, his voice a whisper, "Slaves..? No... Samuel wouldn't..."
>>45564448So a spy from Langward. Any clue on who it might be?
>>45564500There can only be so many women in Steadhold.I vote Brynden interrograte them all.Vigorously.
>>45564448>"He kept it in Hayford, hidden. I do not know where.Alright if we can find it that would back up his testimony. Which would be helpful.
So uh, HOPEFULLY this isn't immediately relevant but, how's the girl we rescued from those bandits doing.
>>45564448Samuel wouldn't? Perhaps we've all just imagined the past weeks then.
>>45564554We have two points of investigation:1) catch that spy, maybe we can talk to the spider while in kings landing?2) find that stash.We find either of those two and we can start to unravel this shit spin very rapidly.
>>45564652Also, get in touch with the guards that reported crying. Direct testimony much better than reporting that someone else said a thing.
As soon as this is over we need to read the hands letter. Shits about to get hectic and we need to know when and where we will be, see who we can rope into helping us.
>>45564652>>45564749Ah and much more risky but put someone in Royce's lands to check in on disappearances. Possibly get Arryn to lend us someone because an agent of the crown in much harder for him to Disappear. Say what else you will about him but i'm 100% sure he's going to want to stamp out a slave ring in the crownlands.
>>45564546Might be the same spy that the Spider put in our household.
>>45564500"I know not who. Samuel met her once when we arrived. I did not see her. She is new to your Household...">>45564554"Mason we need to find that cache. Immediately. Send a letter to Wesley.Have him scour Hayford and her lands.""Understood," Mason responds with a glare, "I don't think he has much else to tell us. Unless you want Yondril to have at him again?"Horace begins to whimper before a glare from your direction silences it again.Yondril goes to pick up his knife again, sharpening it with his whetstone as he use to do so often at camp before you took it away. You look Horace Hogg over and while most would pity him you feel nothing but disdain. He was a coward. He was scum of the highest caliber. And he was the man that armed a lunatic with the poison to harm your son. There were many things you wished to do to him, and none of them pleasant. So... What to do with Ser Horace Hogg?>Kill him, discreetly>Execute him publicly>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yet
>>45564869Why would the spider want to weaken secret Targaryen loyalists?
>>45564875>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yetHonestly, what he KNEW he was doing, wasn't actually "illegal" as opposed to politics as usual, and we can probably make use of the fact that he's probably not gonna feel to great about being part of a slave ring.
>>45564875>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yet"I'll trust you'll take care of him, Yondril?">>45564903>implying he did it to weaken us and not to make it easier to strike at Royce
>>45564875>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yetHe'll live to tell anyone interested the same story.
>>45564875>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yetHis testomony will be useful still.>>45564903No, the spider would not help set up a corrupt slavery ring.
>>45564875>Leave him to rot in the dungeon, there be use for him yet
>>45564448Tell us the names of the ships that came to drop and pick the boxes.
>>45564925Nah the less abused he is the better for when we have him eventually give testimony.
>>45564875Ask him if there's anything he has to say before we turn him back over to Yondrils tender mercy. If he comes up with something kill him swiftly other wise leave him. If he dies he dies otherwise he can stay in the dungeon until we figure out a use for him.
>>45564939I think he made it pretty clear he didn't actually ever see or do anything. He was just a man that knew too much.
>>45564875I'd quite like to show this man mercy.Leaving him to rot in the dungeon seems too harsh. While he was privy to some of Samuel's plans, he was not privy to Samuel's madnes or the attack on our son.Keep him locked up by all means, but if we treat him well and keep him appraised of the slave ring that was being operated under his very nose, I believe this man might be brought around to our side and convinced to offer testimony or act as a double agent.We should consider asking our maester to tend to his wounds, give him fresh bedding in his cell and feed him well.
>>45564983He is still useful, since his story could coroborate any others we find.We find a second person to back up his tale, and we have legitimate proof for the crown to investigate.
>>45564998There is no way we're using him as a double agent. He's going to hate us after he's done being afraid.
>>45565037Really? And what have we done despite failing to stop one of our men causing him pain?
OK let’s put this together. >The magister contacts Royce (conjecture)>They make a deal, slaves for weapons>They bring Samuel and Horace to act as mules for the product and keep their hands as clean as possible with the poison as a last measure The logistics would go like this>The magister ships weapons to Duskendale>Samuel and Horace pick them up >A Dargood help them at Hayford>Royce came to pick them up and left the slaves>Samuel and Horace deliver the weapons back at DuskendaleSo first there is the Dargood who could corroborate the story further.Then the ships that made port at Duskendale, I think it’s likely that shipping problems the Longwaters have is related to this.We could mount a strong case against Royce with all this. Piracy and slavery.
>>45565070Small correction.>Samuel and Horace deliver the slaves back at Duskendale
>>45565065>failing to stopNo. He's going to associate us with our torturer because he's not a fucking idiot.
>>45565092See I think at this point we're best off guilting the fuck out of him about that slave ring.
>>45565092Torture works in our favour in this instance.Having felt it, he will be all the more grateful for the kindness.Though maybe you're right - he should suffer a little longer before we start to mold him into our tool.
Alright so Ser Horace Hogg shall rot in your dungeon for the foreseeable future. Likely on the basis that his testimony will be worth something.So in summary from Horace's information. >Royce and Tychano are likely working together. >Tychano is supplying Royce with arms from across the sea. Likely Ambrose's doing as he was noted to have been gathering weapons, stealing your iron shipments, having commandeered Ser Wilson Celtigar's ship to do so.>In return Royce was supposedly selling slaves to Tychano. Which is ridiculously illegal.>A Ser Dargood was overseeing this all, operating out of Hayford and Duskendale, likely to keep the Crown's nose out of it.>Samuel and Horace were middlemen at best, but promises were made by Tychano of gold, influence, and your land/holdings. Whether or not this would have happened is up in the air.>Langward has placed a spy in your Household within the past year. She likely has corresponds with Royce, Tychano, or Linden Langward. And it is highly likely they attempted to assassinate you through the already insane Samuel. I think that's about it. Any questions?
I wonder if we could possibly use this to get the queen to cut Royce loose. Even before testimony that would be enough for a trial there's probably going to be a point where she wants to not be involved with a guy who's headed for a slaving trial.
His testimony makes him valuable for now. Afterwards his only options are execution or the Black.
Anybody know how to deal with the GoT mod for ck2 force closing after like 4 in game days? The forums are literally negative help
>>45565131Also I think we're best of treating him about as well as you can get treated in the dungeon on the basis that the less abused he looks the less likely it is for people to think we forced his testimony. Not proper house arrest, but not full oubliette either.
>>45565119If you're going to try to flip a spy like this (which I wouldn't recommend because this guy has no skills) you'd have to have something over him, like a lot of money or his family. And you have to realize that him going back to whoever sent him is going to be viewed with suspicion.
>>45565131Can we read Arryn's letter before we do anything else major?
>>45565131>AmbroseI forgot who is this.
>>45565193Have you rolled back your game version to 2.4.5?The new expansion Conclave might have knocked certain mod files out of whack, and is likely to make it incompatible until the mod team updates.
>>45565214This, we need to read that letter.>>45565131Elionwy (sp? Think that's the right character) could be worth talking to. On the other hand, didn't we meet Elionwy within the last year?Regardless, I think we should set her to the task. She's our spymaster.
Honestly, Best thing we can do is hope for a meeting with Arryn and the Spider, together.Royce is suspected in piracy and slavery. Bring the testimony of Horace in. By meeting them together, hopefully we force Varys to act in behalf of the crown, especially with the Kings right hand in the meeting as well.Use Varys's spy to send the message, send a letter by courier to Arryn (use one of our trusted men).Then, when in Kings Landing, Call on Saul. Maybe even have him in the meeting?
>>45565131We might want to make sure that the spy doesn't try to silence Hogg before we can use his testimony. Maybe inform the dungeons guards to keep an eye out for any women trying to enter.
We should make a good show of not having gotten anything useful out of him, publicly command yondril to keep at him until we get something out of him. Hopefully the spy will be convinced and report back we've got Jack shit though I'm not going to count on it.
>>45565131Is this enough to get Arryns attention?
>>45565266Shit that was even before that update I had that problem
>>45565167>>45565167That's more Jon's job, or Varys' than Brynden's to lay the royal smackdown.Though you could send the case to Dorne and have Doran shelve it for when the time is right..in the Wind of Winters
>>45565275I'd rather they try to silence Hogg, strange as it is. It would give us a way to bait out this last spy.
>>45565263The guy who was helping tychano torture Illiad, who seems (though brynden hasn't made the connection) to be part of some branch house of the malroys and wants to take over.
>>45565267>Elionwy (sp? Think that's the right character) could be worth talking to. She's mute, anon.>On the other hand, didn't we meet Elionwy within the last year?A bit after Brynden came back to Westeros, she was introduced to us by Varys...yeah.
>>45565311Oh I'm not talking about getting her to punish him, just stop supporting him. I doubt she wants to be publicly supporting a slaver. To some degree its doing her a favor but it also makes our work easier.
>>45565367The girl we rescued from the "bandits" might be one to look at.
>>45565389Maybe. Its worth looking into.Might be a spy who slipped in while our uncle was nominally in charge. This slavery deal might have been going off longer than we know.
>>45565271>>45565202I'll second these, while I don't expect Horace to think well of us, we should be a little easier on him so that he looks less abused. Have Benjin look over him, give him clean bedding, proper meals, that sort of thing.
>>45565389Oooo, dude excellent point. Lets have a talk with that girl, act as if we know or have something on her.
Alright guys, I know you're not going to be gentle, but I have a theory.My theory is that Elionwy is the Spy, but broadly speaking that they have our best interests at heart.Assume for a moment that she has been corresponding with Langward and feeding them information about our activities in order to gain their trust and become privy to their dealings.What would this gain her? Well, for the cost of a few tidbits of information at our expense we know from experience The Small Council like to give it to us when it works to their advantage..This is in order to let Varys collect information on the slaving ring in the Crownlands and it is his information on this subject that makes him so sure that he can promise us Redward's downfall and the return of our sister.We know Elionwy is a spy. We know (in meta) that Varys has allies in Pentos (who are rivals of Myr) and Elionwy herself is said to be "of Myr" which might help to convince these particular conspirators that she might be trusted. I think it all lines up.Could be bullshit obviously, but we don't have much to go on right now anyway.
>>45565653It could be Eliowny, it could the girl we saved from the bandit camp, or maybe even from Obella's entourage
>>45565653I don't feel good at all in taking any sort of risk that anyone spying on us is doing so out of our best interests. We just need to monitor all the new members of the court until we can find something incriminating. Hopefully without them noticing.
>>45565341>>45565278Maybe combine the two? Have someone hidden in one the cells by Horace, relax the guard somewhat, act as if Horace hasn't said anything or leave an opening so that she can kill him so as to make sure he doesn't give testimony
“Alright Yondril, that’s enough. The knife,” you state simply, holding out your hand.Yondril flips the knife in his hand, giving you the handle and allowing it to go with ease, smiling his simple farmer’s smile, “Of course my Lord. Are my services required further?”“I’d think not Yondril,” you respond, “Thank you though. Wash up, get a meal, and go see Victus. He’s been asking about you, the rest of the Sons have gone to see him since.”“Ah, a shame. I do hope he will forgive his humble servant,” Yondril remarks and bows deeply again, nodding to Mason and leaving off. All the while Horace looks at him with absolute abject horror.“Mason, make sure Ser Hogg here is tended to. The information is invaluable. I would rather him unspoilt and alive. Have one of Benjin’s assistants tend to him. And double the guard on the dungeon. Even if our spy is a woman, we need be careful. There is surely more poison where the nightshade came from.”“Yes Brynden. What do we do about this spy though?” Mason says, following after you and giving the gaoler the signal to untie Horace and lock him up properly.“Haven’t a clue yet. Would Elionwy-”“She has nothing to do with this Brynden.”“I didn’t say that Mason. She’s our resident spy. Varys wouldn’t have a reason to have connections to a slave ring in the Crownlands, it’s very un-Spider like. Particularly with Royce at the head. See if she can figure anything out, all the servants and Household ignore her as it is. She may know something.”“Of course Brynden. Sorry. I… Yes. You’re right.”You stop and place a hand on Mason’s shoulder, “This doesn’t leave the two of us Mason. If the spy knows she will disappear. I trust you implicitly to do what must be done. If Elionwy can help us, then all the better.”“Yes my Lord.”“Don’t call me that Mason.”
>>45565765Er, let me rephrase that, let her have the opportunity to kill him but leave a plant in a cell to intervene should she try
Mason smiles a bit, and the two of you make to leave the dungeons. The sun had set as you were down there and a gentle summer wind greets you when you decide to take a step outside to clear your head. Horace had just pieced together a rather large map of things you had been made aware of in the past year. From the Longwaters’ shipments going missing, the Dargood symbol used by the bandits and now some ringleader, Tychano’s assaults on both yourself and your household. And it all tied back to Royce. You sigh, and decide to spend some time with your bow, needing the activity to right things in your mind. It was not until you had peppered the target with some two dozen arrows you remembered the letter from Lord Arryn in your pocket still. placing your bow down you look over the blue wax seal, running your fingers over the bird imprinted in it. Opening it with a quick snap you find a rather short letter, very formal, not written by his hand, “Lord Brynden Malroy of Steadhold you are formally invited to attend court by Lord Jon Arryn, Hand to the King…” You had seen this letter before, it was unremarkable. Skimming to the end you find another hand written message in Arryn’s distinctive style, “Lord Malroy. Travel by night. Alone. Off the road. Arrive at the midnight hour, upon the fifth day. I shall make good on my promise and your reward. --JA”“Seven Hells.”[End Chapter XXIX]
>>45565717Or literally anybody. All we know is "female" which... well, if we list all the females in the story we'd have a start I guess.
>>45565765It's most likely the kill will be done through indirect methods, like poison. We'll need new additions to the kitchen, and inform the guards to watch any new persons giving the man food of any sort.
>>45565805Thanks for running
>>45565805Aww man so short!? Nah thanks for running.
Alright so sorry for the shorter thread today, we just got through all the stuff I had ready for the day. And damn it if I’m not grateful you read Arryn’s letter last. Both had some pretty good ends though.Anyway, next thread is Thursday, 25 February at 2PM EST, we’ll be just arriving in King’s Landing at the start of the thread. It’s sketchy as hell I know.We can do House Fortunes for next month if you guys would like. After I archive of course. I assume most of you guys are around and interested in that. If not we’ll do it at the end of the next thread. So yeah, thanks for playing as always guys. Glad we finally got to that big reveal.
>>45565857Well, make sure the entire supply chain is male and we should be safe.
>>45565805Oh snap! This might be a trap, but it is in Arryn's hand writing so either it's a very good forgery or it's legit. If it is true, the need for such cloak and dagger stuff worries me.
>>45565878Sure lets do it!
Honestly this entire thing can turn into a shitshow for us incredibly quickly if we do not adequately prepare for it.First, we need to go to Arryn and Varys about what we know, at go at it together. Have Elinowy send a message to Varys and have a courier of ours send a message to Arryn immediately. They are in Kings Landing, it would take a day. Take Horace and watch him closely in dungeon under rotating sons guard. All meals given to him and all water given to him will be prepared by the Sons, from well and forest to lips.Call on Saul, have him in the meeting to discuss bringing a case against Redward. Also ask him how to make the case airtight, no legal loopholes or ramifications. Once that is done, and all loopholes closed and the case is bulletproof, bring the charges. If I was a political schemer, and I am, inform Tywin about what one of his men in the crownlands is doing after we have accumulated all the proof. Tywin, not Cersei. If we do so, we get the chance to give Tywin the opportunity to save face. Cersei massively won't like it, but Tywin is brutal enough to cut off a gangerous limb while Cersei is stupid enough to try to save it. Tywin is cool against us right now, but giving him the opportunity to save face puts him in our debt.Have it all done by the time the wedding rolls around. Cause even if redward wants to move against us he'd be absolutely suicidal to move against us when we are hobknobing with half of Dorne, the Crownlands, and the Reach during our wedding.
>>45565805And here is when somebody tries to kill us. Thanks Father, it was a fun read.
>>45565878Lets do it, if you're up for that.
>>45565878Yeah sounds good, hopefully it'll be less dead then last time so we can get through it quicker.
>>45565890Well his promise probably is going to mean that opprotunity to see Isis. So he doesn't want Royce to suspect it at ALL. Is my guess at least.
Alright then, House Fortunes it is, give me a 7d6 for it lads.By the by I love all the theories that are springing up now. I've been sitting on the reveal for awhile now. And I got really excited whenever someone called Horace on his bullshit with Samuel being a lunatic. Also slavery! One of the things Brynden hates the most!
Welp, targfag was right, poison IS a women's weapon. Color me impressed
Rolled 6, 1, 3, 3, 6, 2, 1 = 22 (7d6)>>45566020
Rolled 6, 3, 4, 1, 6, 3, 3 = 26 (7d6)>>45566020
Rolled 4, 3, 5, 1, 5, 1, 3 = 22 (7d6)>>45566020Here's to gold.
Rolled 2, 5, 2, 1, 3, 3, 6 = 22 (7d6)>>45566020rolling for all sixes
Rolled 6, 2, 1, 1, 1, 5, 2 = 18 (7d6)>>45566020
Rolled 2, 2, 1, 6, 2, 3, 5 = 21 (7d6)>>45566020dice
Well we either got a blessing or growth.
>>45566035>>45566037>>45566041A Blessing it is.That's a 1d6 to one resource or 1d3 to two.
>>45566037That's a solid blessing. Noice
>>45566103Defense and wealth
>>45566103Wealth and Defense, save up defense for those big fortification purchases.
>>45566103full wealth. Running a spy ring is going to be expensive.
>>45566150We got another three months to build up wealth for the spy ring, I'd rather save up on defense since it's so fucking hard to build up and there's no bonuses for it
>>45566103defense and wealth
>>45566150We got plenty of time to wait on the spy ring and build up some wealth, which is not even considering the possible reward Arryn is giving us.
>>45566033Women... and eunuchs.
>>45566150Never go full, its a waste of the extra bonuses we get
Looks like Defense and Wealth, I figured as much. Okay so we'll do Defense first, fun fact, you get +1 now because of the Architects bonus. Hooray!Gives me a 1d3+1 to Defense lads.
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d3 + 1)>>45566270
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d3 + 1)>>45566270
>>45566270nice, that leaves us with like seven defense or so. Good stuff.
>>45566292>>45566300Never gets old. +4 it is. Solid 7 of Defense to spend now. Anyway, Wealth up next, 1d3+1d6. We'll do the 1d3 first.
Rolled 1 + 1 (1d3 + 1)>>45566270rollan'
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>45566348
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>45566348rolling 3
>>45566353this was for the defense roll, not wealth by the way. Just want to clear that up
>>45566362>>45566366>>45566374A row of 2s. Amusing.Give me a 1d6 now.
>>45566362>>45566366>>45566374surprise surprise, we didn't get max wealth this time.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>45566390C'mon 1.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>45566390
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>45566390
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>45566390
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>45566390
>>45566390I still love ya Dad! Thanks for still allowing me to roll!
That's eight wealth, right? Also no minus from bank of bays debt, just upgrade minus, so that leaves us with seven wealth.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love getting best of 3 for house fortunes but it doesn't work very well.
>>45566406>>45566407>>45566416Sleepy what did I tell you!Welp, a solid 8. Minus 1 for the military upgrade. So 7 Wealth this month.Talk amongst yourselves if you want to spend some stuff right now. I'll be cleaning up the spreadsheet for the new year. We 285AC now.
>>45566427oh sleepy, you are the namefag we need, the bulwark against targfag and his foul, wretched nature
>>45566472That I'm still allowed to roll!
>>45566472Convert six wealth into defense, then purchase the curtain wall.
>>45566479I'll get you next time, SleepyAnon!
>>45566520Yeah that sounds reasonable.>>45566530And my little dog too I presume?
>>45566472this >>45566520it's a 2:1 ratio correct? So that's three defense, and that's just enough for our next defense purchase.
>>45566550Ned's already screwed Targ just has to wait.
>>45565815I kind of wish Dontos had been down there with us.He'd rack up the shadowrunning to 11 and make Steadhold a "no girls allowed" castle.>See Brynden! That's why you can't trust women, they are perfidious and have cooties!>Uncle, please.>COOTIES, BRYNDEN! COOTIES!!!
>>45566520I can get behind this.
>>45566550>And my little dog too I presume?Bwaaah-hahahahahaaa!
>>45566668Yes except he loses his head.
Alright so I see some want to convert the 6 Wealth to 3 Defense so we can get started on the Curtain Wall. I will remind next month is the last month you'll have before Benjin loses his chance to become an Archmaester. So that'll require 5 Wealth. But if you had faith in your rolls we should be good. Anyway:Convert 6 Wealth to 3 Defense? And began Curtain Wall protect.>Yay >Neigh
>>45566740>>YayI have faith in our rolls, plus we have one wealth left over.
>>45566777But a debt to pay next month, remember.
>>45566740>>NeighThe wall will take a long time to build. We can afford to wait a month.
>>45566740>>YayCan we wait on doing Mason's plan for a month and save one wealth as a security blanket? While I'd like to start outfitting our troops, this other shit is equally important.
>>45566740>>NeighLets wait one more month, just in case. I know we need to get started on the project and the sooner the better, but I don't want Benjin to miss out on being an archmeister in case we fuck our house fortune rolls
>>45566837On second thought, I'm going to change my vote to neigh. I'm too worried we'll risk losing our chance on getting Benjin a once in a life time chance to be an archmaester
>>45566908>>45566881>>45566863That's a bit suspicious.
>>45566797Is that a neigh targfag? If so, you should voice it
A yay it is. Alright project started then.So when Edgar gets here in 4 Months the time will be cut by 20%. A neat side effect of that is the Sept also receives this bonus.I haven't quite decided what sort of bonus getting your stone from the Brunes will confer. We'll get to that in a few threads.And I think that's it for the thread. I'll be around for questions as I usually am.
>>45566740>>NeighDeleted old vote.
Way to not think it out, guys. Here's hoping you can be lucky next thread.
>>45566953Eh, I like the idea of having the wall repaired and I don't trust maesters - especially not the archmaesters.So I abstained.
>>45566961Can we send a message to Varys though Elionwy about what we've learned?
>>45566941can't speak for the other guys, but I'm not samefagging.
>>45566961Also have we guessed anything right about any of the various plots against us?
>>45566961Hold up dad, sleepy deleted his old vote and then there's this >>45567047
>>45567047Mate, it shows on that screencap that you voted for neigh twice.
>>45566961Do a recount, neigh won
For fuck's sakes guys.No I'm leaving this as it stands. Mostly because of the amount of Neighing appearing out of nowhere at the end. Just have to get lucky next thread. You've had 3 months to do this, if I hadn't mentioned it no one would have remembered.
>>45567155Can't we just hold up on mason's plan for a month?
>>45567155Wait shouldnt we get 1 wealth back from the bank of bays? or did it just cut a months payment off?Anyone else having to do 3 or 4 captcha's to post?
>>45567155What about what one anon said about holding off on upgrading our troops, could we vote for that?
>>45567155>Mostly because of the amount of Neighing appearing out of nowhere at the end.I guess Goldsong and his progeny wanted to weigh in too.
>>45567155I'd like to hold on to that upgrade wealth then
>>45567219It was Benjin's plan. And what would it serve, that's only 1 extra wealth.I can't well and good let you guys out of plans that are made and set just because people lack foresight. I'm not allowing it, the plan is set. >>45567221Took months off. I know, I haven't forgotten about that very confusing caveat.
>>45567273Okay thanks for clearing that up for me. And yeah I didn't realise that it was next month and i woulda been faster if i didn't have to fill 3 captchas to post.
Guys, the spy woman. What about that redhead girl we boned way back? The servant girl. She shouldn't have stuck out to us so much, we should know the household servants pretty well already. Now we don't even have a mention of her. She also left before we woke up after we boned her, maybe an experienced person? For a servant girl that's pretty suspicious I would think.
>>45567273Is there any way to make up the wealth next month then other then by house fortune? Maybe selling something?
>>45567333She was a serving girl in a tavern and not one of our household.
>>45567333We didn't keep her, we let her go.
>>45567381Catch and release.
>>45567353You're going to be incognito in King's Landing for a bit of it. I'm not sure where you would go to make 4 Wealth, that's two sales of horses. Which only Lords typically want.
>>45567333fuck my name tag>>45567369>>45567381No the other one, we fucked 3 chicks before obella.The seamstress's daughter, the tavern wench (she was blonde I think), and the redhead servant girl.The wench and the seamstress's daughter were together. Servant girl is on another occasion.
>>45566990The curtain wall is just as important as Benjin being an archmaester, and it'll likely outlive Benjin.
>>45567427Is it possible Arryn will gift us wealth as well as whatever mysterious thing we have to meet up with him for?
>>45567430Mate i'm having a hard time remembering anyone other than those two. Refresh my memory a bit. We fucked the duaghter after having clothes made then the wench after we rejected Saltygar. Don't think there was a third?
>>45567510Let me try to find it in the archives. If I don't then I'm probably confusing myself with one of the older quests, but let me try to find it.
>>45567430You are mistaken.Seamstress daughter is Cecilia. Tavern wench was the redhead, she just showed up at your villa for the duration of your visit. There was no third. Despite me trying.Oh and yeah someone has guessed it already. There aren't that many female characters.
I don't suppose we could do another house roll since we'll be out next month in King's Landing?
>>45567580I'd like that, if dad is okay with it. I just want to get the wait over with, I don't want to wait until Thursday to find out if we fucked ourselves.
>>45567574So it was "Bandit" girl.
>>45567574Man you just throw women at us, I sometimes forget how many ladies have taken an interest in Brynden
>>45567574Yep I found it, I was confusing myself with another quest. Maybe its time I go to sleep.
>>45567580Nah, I don't think we'll get to another month for a couple of threads. Maybe at the end of next thread if I get through everything I want to. But there's a bunch of stuff you'll be doing in King's Landing.
>>45567644Superior valyrian genes get all the honeys, dog.Hell, there's history of women kidnapping Targaryens just to bone them.
>>45567674Nah it's fine mate. Join me in being Sleepy! It's fun i has cookies AND milk!
>>45567688>tfw no targaryen rape quest
>>45567685When's next thread by the way?
>>45567822Thursday. Read Dads posts.
>>45567800So long as the protagonist is Targaryen too, there is no problem with this.>>45567822>>45565878>Anyway, next thread is Thursday, 25 February at 2PM EST
>>45567867>ThursdayWhoops, you're right. >>45567882Sorry dad, skimmed your post.
>>45567921>Run it.Nah. If I were to run a quest, it'd probably be high magic in pre-doom valyria.
>>45567975THEN FUCKING RUN IT WILL PLAY IN IT!
>tfw if i had any sort of writing talent i would run a Hedge Knight Quest>Just the players and a few friends traveling across the Seven Kingdoms