- Oct 27, 2017
They need to have a face to face with someone. Whether that's Essek or the Bright Queen. But just using a sending spell and bouncing makes them look guilty as fuck.
Hasn't Caleb learned to teleport the party, and I think there's a teleportation circle in their tree house?I'm hoping they just do a Sending to the BQ and then just head off for the Wildmother kiln.
Convey only the necessary information "we pursued one of the leaders conspiring against the dynasty. He released a powerful demon. Prepare yourselves. We're seeking a solution to the north. Bye."
Nott's husband is the only thing that throws a wrench in their ability to go off and figure things out themselves consequence free. That dude's getting thrown in prison or worse if they don't play their cards right, but I'm also not interested in them trekking back across the desert to relay the news in person.
I think he started one, but a permanent teleportation circle takes like a year.
It might be risky, but they can pretty easily blame the Emipire/Assembly for this whole situation. If they ask what happened to Yasha, all they have to say is that she didn't make it out of the temple. It won't even be a lie. The real worry is that telling the BQ what happened will probably lead her to escalate her attacks on the Empire.I think he started one, but a permanent teleportation circle takes like a year.
They could go back to the one right outside the Bright Queen's chamber that they used when they first arrived, but being trapped in the most high security area of the city when they break the bad news seems risky.
Lol, well at least we'll get a dramatic tear-filled scene about losing their friend and being betrayed before they go off to haggle potion prices.
Just watched the opening puppet stuff and oh my god I was not expecting that.
It'll be fine. Even if Nott and Jester put their feet in their mouths, Beau will come in with a very clear, concise metaphor that will convince everyone, and Fjord definitely won't just stand in the back saying literally nothing.
Almost every choice they are making is crazy. They really should just tell their version of the truth, and request permission to research a way to kill the Laughing Hand.Sorry, I'm behind and have to take a break, but I have to say I fucking hate this weird "the Bright Queen is a crazy war monger" thing that keeps getting floated.
Everyone seems to be on the same honesty page except for Fjord and Beau, and their reasoning seems to be "but what if we introduced conflict into this situation instead of telling the truth?" Also, funny that Fjord was mad at Caleb for revealing the dodecahedron because he thought they could somehow sneak it past the guards and escape prison, but now he's terrified of going to prison? For very flimsy reasons. Step 1 to not getting imprisoned: Stop saying "we unleashed a demon" when you actually didn't
I guess so, but it's also one of those things where they don't try to clarify or get more information, and instead assume the worst and proceed as if that's the fact.As for the warmonger thing, I think it is a gross exaggeration, but I kind of get the mindset. The Dynasty essentially orchestrated a terrorist attack on a city to get an artifact, and then declared war by seizing a border garrison. When asked what she hopes to achieve with this war she is kind of vague and speaks about cycles of violence, but never once gives a sense of what the Dynasty's end goal is. That doesn't make her a warmonger by any means, but the whole conflict is kind of nebulous. If the M9 knew exactly what her endgame is, or what she would consider a victory, they probably would help just to end the open warfare.
I totally agree with that. I don't fault them for not trusting the BQ, or having doubts about the Dynasty, but when they don't do anything with those doubts it can get grating. It seems like the group is not getting too bogged down by their broad skepticism, and that is a good sign.I guess so, but it's also one of those things where they don't try to clarify or get more information, and instead assume the worst and proceed as if that's the fact.
It just often seems like Beau and Fjord are contrarian in these group discussion for the sake of it. Always vaguely "I don't like how this is going/how that went" but not offering anything in the way of solutions or solid reasoning against it. Beau because SHE DOESN'T LIKE AUTHORITY or is just sort of thinking out loud on her way to a point, and Fjord because Travis seems to forget the plot points from week to week and ignores a lot of context. Like, I get that introducing conflict is good for storytelling, but we don't need it at every turn.
She's going to lose Nugget too from starvation if she forgets to take him to Nicodramas since no one will be left in the house.... Unless she decides to bring the puppy far north lol.
It was over the rooftop balcony, but your point still stands
In a meta sense, everyone knows the Bright Queen won't be "the good guy"Some of the M9 really start to seem like sulky teenagers in retrospect when they actually come into contact with the Bright Queen. Like that teenage friend who is always complaining about their parents, and then you go over to their house and realize they're really well off, get a big allowance and whatever they want, and their parents are actually nice to them, but they're still like "ugh, mom! what do you want?". Like, where is this animosity and distrust coming from? lol
Praise Caduceus Clay, of the Savalierwood Clays
All of the larger forces in this campaign seem grey at best, and I'd personally prefer the characters dig up reasons in game for not trusting people rather than players looking at meta archetypes, because that's lame.
I think the fact that she's completely in for indiscriminate Empire destruction is perfectly fine as a reason
I think we all know it's more complicated than that, and the Empire is equally antagonistic and is stealing their holy relics and attacking the Dyanasty as well. The Dynasty isn't the only one playing for keeps, don't believe all that Empire propaganda
Yeah, but not everybody's on the same page about the meta-ness. Nott mentioned maybe grabbing Yasha and trying to restoration her, but Beau and Fjord just scoffed like the idea was completely impossible. They've all been possessed and charmed before, it seems odd for them to all just give up right away. I like Jester playing out the emotional beats on the whole party's behalf.I like that some of cast seem to actively be trying not to meta game the Yasha turn. I don't know how much of it will stick, but I enjoy them at least playing with the idea that Yasha might actually just be evil instead of giving her the Player Character Free Pass.
They were honest with the Queen like they should have been and it worked out. Who woulda thought? I'll say that until the Queen mentioned it, I had TOTALLY forgot about the Scourgers and the ambushes being launched by the Empire.
That scene with Caleb and the Scourger... Everyone just waiting to see if it was Astrid or not. Crazy.
Dairon just showing up in the middle of the night all pissed. There's no way she didn't know they were already there. She's supposed to be a spy and she didn't connect the dots of the weird group that moved into town recently. It's not like they've been keeping a low profile.
Now off to Nicodranas. Let's see if Sam pulls a Scanlan and has Nott leave the party to be with her family.