You are Lord William Bordain, Lord of Morderengrad and the Norther Valley. Some call you the Iron Lord, as your wealth flows from the arms and armor you sell, and your demeanor is as unflinching and cold as castle-forged steel. Other have taken to calling you “The Grey Giant”, in reference to your great size, less-than-warm demeanor, and your recent marriage to House Tollett of Grey Glen. You are a Lord by right of Murder, having slain the Targaryen children in the Sack of King’s Landing. After years of solitary brooding, you decided to rejoin the greater world. You brought order to your lands, unveiled a traitor, and wedded the lady Alyssa Tollet, who now bears your child.Which means that you have a legacy to forge for your future child. You will not leave your flesh and blood without care or resources, and so you have dived into the management of your lands and holdings, to procure a bright future for yourself and your children. But storm clouds darken the horizon. Tywin Lannister has asked that you seek to supplant Jon Arryn, your liege lord, as Hand of The King. Further, Oberyn Martell has crossed you, and this you will not let go unpunished.When last we left off, you had recently been assaulted by bandits, who sought your mother for reasons unknown. You were entertained at the Eyrie, seeking to ingratiate yourself to the Lord Arryn. Petyr Baelish, Harbormaster, had proposed a new business venture. And you hunted with your father and father in law.You have spent 3 days enjoying the fruits of that hunt. Roast Venison marinated in port, and served with gooseberry sauce. Thick spiced stews of venison and beans. Diced smoked venison with your morning eggsYou are beginning to hate venison,
>>33212283Won't be around for the first 2 hours of the thread (or will be phone posting), but just wanted to say that I archive binged this last night and enjoyed it quite a bit. Looking forward to the continuation of the quest
>>33212283>>33212360I'm here as well. Just waiting on the next post.
>>33212283Culinary qualms aside, your life is, for the moment, enjoyable. You will be happier when Dewall returns from the Eyrie, his wounds tended by Jon Arryn's Maester Coleman.At present, you have a few days before the monthly reports arrive, with a record of your holdning's fortunes this month. You reflect on recent events as you grudgingly eat your kippered venison. You're not even sure you can kipper things that aren't fish, and suspect your cooks are making things up just to see if you'll eat them. But that's not what most grabs your thoughts for the moment, no, that honor goes to:>Baelish's proposal.>Your need to visit other lords>Your wife's pregnancy>Tywin's plans, and your role in them>Granaries to help your people endure winter.>OtherChoose one. Or all, I don't care. (This is one part plot advancement, one part "If you haven't caught up, let's get the immediate history out of the way."
>>33212411>Your need to visit other lords>Tywin's plans, and your role in them>Granaries to help your people endure winter.
>>33212411Eh, let's just go with ALL of them.
>>33212411>Other: Building those towns and shit that the hill tribes wanted>Pregnancy>Tywin's Plans>Granaries>Other lords>>33212456Yeah, more or less
>>33212283I've been here for a few minutes, but haven't said anything, because I was waiting for you to make a follow up post or something, since it appears that the OP is going to be milti-post, but since >>33212360>>33212405Posted, I might as well chip in.We need to design our own Dreadnaught Armour. A category heaviery than even plate, it would be too heavy and encumbering to be worn without a mastery of heavy armour, luckily our song of Iron or whatever treats armour forged from our metal effectively 1 category lighter, so we'd be wearing it like full-plate.I propose 2 Dreadnaught suits, the general combat variant, which is basically super-heavy full plate, and a jousting variant, where most of the armour would be on the front, with at the expense of weaker armour on the sides and back.>Baelish's proposal.That's the dredging thing that would wind up killing the fish, right? Pass.>Your wife's pregnancy>Tywin's plans, and your role in them
>>33212483>We need to design our own Dreadnaught Armour. A category heaviery than even plate, it would be too heavy and encumbering to be worn without a mastery of heavy armour, luckily our song of Iron or whatever treats armour forged from our metal effectively 1 category lighter, so we'd be wearing it like full-plate.I forget the rules on that, so I'd like to hear what Page says about it first.Though the idea of heavy jousting armor sounds bad, really. The armor for a fight is good.
>>33212541Agree. How many jousts are we realistically going to get into?
>>33212642I see ourselves as more of a melee type of person.Striding in with our big fuck-off armor and metal warpick about to crack some skulls in.
>>33212541Well last time he said it was okay, IIRCAs for the heavy jousting armour, really? I thought that Jousting armour was already heavier and more frontal focused than regular plate, this would just be more so.>>33212642Well we were forced into fighting our own tournament thanks to King Douchebag Baratheon, and we came off rather poorly from it. Wanna make sure that's covered if his royal fatness tries to get us involved again.Wait, nevermind, I was reading through le archives, and our Artisan Blacksmith is already forging it, nvm then.
>>33212765I thought we did fairly well to be honest. Jousting doesn't really seem to be the MC's preferred style and he still did well against Wilas.
>>33212437>>33212456>>33212465>>33212483All of them it is.Your plate (for all that it is slowly clearing of vension) is certainly fuller than you like. Once, you were a simple squire, whose greatest concern was the cleanliness of Lord Tywin's armor. Now, you face a multitude of issues.Petyr Baelish, and the other Lords of the Vale spring to mind. You rejected Petyr's first proposal, as your wife noticed the potential damage the dredging could inflict on the fisherman who feed your towns. His second proposal, of using the Lynderlys to chain your shipments to port, has been less clear-cut. All advice you've received agreed: it would work if you could trust the Lynderlys, Baelish, and your newly hired Doma, your Pentoshi Merchant Captain. The trouble is, you don't KNOW the Lynderlys. Of all the neighboring Lords, you personally know only Tollet, and Bellweather you have a passing familiarity with, given the trial of...last year? Good lord, how time has flown. But, Lord Arryn says you should make an effort to meet more Lords, that you might overcome your grim reputation.Travel would have to be done soon, though, as your wife's pregnancy would disallow such jaunts in a few month's time, and it is well known that your wife's presence does help warm the coolness of your speech and manner. You are still mildly disbelieving of her condition, and the prospect of being a father. You remember you should make a note to Maester Arban to prepare whatever is needed to help your wife's pregnancy, and the eventual birth.Thinking of enduring, while at the Eyrie, you considered the idea of fortified granaries, in case the winter grows cold enough to freeze the river, and to prevent any enemy fleets from cutting off your food. You should consult with your architect, and Korbis, if such a thing can be done, and how swiftly.(cont)
>>33212813It's not that we did poorly, but more the fact we did poorly *and* we were forced into participating that has me worried.I'd love to stay out of tournaments, but that only works if the king lets us actually stay out of them.The cost shouldn't be overmuch, since while a custom suit of plate is expensive, it still only *one* suit. Not to mention we're pretty much the biggest forgers of arms and armour in westeros, so we'd get it cheaper than anywhere.
>>33212896http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23743919/#p23747300Also we're a very good jouster, it's just that we're a freaking monster on foot with our crowbill.
>>33212896Well, that's my point. I don't think we did poorly at all. Top 3 is pretty decent consider the caliber of knights in the tournament.If we can get some sweet jousting armor without it being a burden on other important priorities, then yes I can support that
>>33213042I'm just terrified we'll be forced into a tournament against Oberyn "I go through poisons quicker than Robert through whores." Martell.
>>33212865Also, your Painted Dog Tribesmen need further help developing their towns and other holdings, so it looks like your architect will be quite busy for the next few months. Lastly, and perhaps most worryingly, is your recent talk with Tywin Lannister at your wedding. He asks you to suborn Jon Arryn, your liege lord, in Robert's trust, and, if possible, make yourself Hand of The King. Tywin holds it is the only way to keep Robert from spending every last cent the realm has. You have, in pursuit of this goal, made yourself an ever-growing friend of Jon Arryn, and a frequent visitor to his court. The deceit rankles you, and the more you associate with him, the more the idea niggles at your conscience. But no one has ever said you could not do what needed to be done. You realize you haven't taken a bite of food in some time, and in fact are staring blankly at your plate, cleared now of venison and eggs, with only some toasted brown bread with butter left on the side. Gods know how long you've been sitting there like that. Or, you note with a start, how long your wife has been leaning against the doorframe, watching you with something that looks halfway between bemusement and concern."Breakfast particularly engrossing today, my Lord?" she notes with a gentle smile, crossing to the table. "What sends my husband's mind so far afield?">Answer?>>33212642As a young Lord with a reputation for skill at arms? It's either that or the melee, realistically at any tournament you show up at. And the joust is more high class.You know the only Lord noted for his lack of tournament attendance? Ned Stark. That ended well.>>33212993>>33212754>>33212765You are currently making the Dreadnought Armor, and yes, you are actually a "Trained" Jouster. You could level your average hedge knight in a single pass.You, however, jousted Willas Tyrell, who has something like 6 dice in Jousting.It's Less "You're bad at Jousting" and more "You lost at arm wrestling Thor"
>>33213144Confide your worries to her.Mention traveling to meet other neighboring lords soon. That also reminds me? Did the North and the Starks send a representative to the wedding?
>>33213144>Answer?"Many things, Alyssa."Then tell her what's on our minds and ask for some advice.
>>33213144Let's bring up the Lynderlys first, since that's time sensitive.
>>33213447Seconded.And I think we should try to be diplomatic towards Lord Bellmore, too.Lack of communication and familiarity with neighbors nearly brought near-war to us, so let's try to get to know them better.Plus we might show that we're nice and reasonable, despite our cold reputation.
>>33213237Eddard Stark did not attend. But that's not hugely surprising: Eddard has not left The North since the Rebellion. His lands are vast, and his children quite young. His son Robb is 5 now, Sansa nearing her second name-day.>>33213237>>33213247"No farther afield than my worries, which seem to span the world." You reply to her question.You lay out your thoughts on the coming events and issues: your desire to protect your children, and your people, your need to meet other Lords of the Vale, especially the Lynderlys, so you can decide on Lord Baelish's offer, bit by bit you lay out your worries, and eventually ask for her wisdom.Your wife chuckles, a touch of sadness to it. "My Lord, one day you will learn that no matter how much steel you put in it, you cannot build a shield for the world. Nor one against it.""Korbis will see the constructions started, and your workers will no doubt do you proud. That is no great worry.""Further, do not trouble yourself with my condition. I am a woman, not a doll. I have already spoken with Maester Arban, and we are already making necessary preparations. If you wish to be useful in that regard, maybe you should find things to furnish a child's room with.""Send a raven, and see when the Lynderlys can receive us. I doubt I will bloat to the point of uselessness until a hand of months have passed. "I cannot speak to the worry and pain you feel with Arryn. That is a regrettable situation, and one that would test any man's loyalty and resolve. Do what you think right."With that, she kisses your brow."Now, you do have other advisors, my lord, and no doubt they would like some of your time as well.">What do next?
>>33212283Aww shit, a Song of Iron and Hate, , and right when I have to go to work.
>>33213641>What do next?See what they need or want.And send a raven to the Lynderlys.Also, send some gift to Ned about Sansa's 2nd name-day, just to be nice.
>>33213641Go see our advisors.I'm a terribly uncreative shit, and I can't think of anything, sorry.
>>33213882>I'm a terribly uncreative shit, and I can't think of anything, sorry.Don't worry about it, Anon.
>>33213882Finally finished rereading the original knock-off, on to ASOIAH>>33213923WHY MUST YOU REVEAL MY SHAME TO THE WORLD?!
>>33213937>WHY MUST YOU REVEAL MY SHAME TO THE WORLD?!I wanted to.
>>33212283I am so excited right now
Write the letter to the Lynderlys and send it off. Then off to the advisers for advice. Never participated in one of these before. How do?
>>33214337>How do?How do what?Quest?
>>33213859>>33214337I'll second the Lynderleys and congratulate the Starks, if only because I want to move this forward, and am worried we're just making Page wait for us to come to a decision.>>33214337Uhh, just vote (or write-in) the options you think are the best/most in-character, I guess?
>>33213859>>33213882Quick errand done, back to the quest.You rise, and kiss your wife back."I suppose I must give it to them, then."With your wife, you leave your solar. You proceed down to meet Korbis, Arban, and your other captains.In the past, you all met in your solar, but your maester suggested that you should probably keep your work out of your leisure rooms, lest you never gain a moment's rest again.So your captains found and re-purposed a room. You arrive to see all the familiar faces:Grell, your taciturn head of your guerilla fighters. He is sketching out something on a piece of parchment, unheeding of the rest of the room's conversations.Egar, Head of your Personal Guard, the Bloodsmiths, a vast wall of a man, who is laughing at some joke, his ample lungs filling the room with his booming laugh.Maester Arban, whose still flourished arm indicates he was the teller of the joke, as his dark skin and robes mark him of Dorne. You still don't know the man too well, but his skills have been invaluable.Finn, the Head of your Infantry, is snickering at the joke, hiding his amusement behind a calloused hand. Of all the captains, Finn is the youngest, and from his hair, eyes, and general demeanor, most suspect him of being some form of Lannister bastard. Though you've never seen a Lannister as happy as Finn.Merrick, the Castellan, and head of Morderengrad's Garrison, coughs into a silken hankerchief, though whether in distaste or more controlled mirth, you can't tell.Finally, your old captain and now Steward, For Korbis. Perhaps the third closest thing you have to a father. (Second if you count 'affection' and 'human emotions' higher than 'imbuing with wisdom and skill'.) First, of course, being your father.All of them rise to attention at your entrance.(cont)
>>33214426You pre-empt any kowtowing or bowing, you're still not at ease accepting such acts, with a brisk, though jovial demand."Gentlemen, I will need a quill and some parchment, as I have need to send some ravens. One to the Lynderlys, for I need to start meeting some of my neighbors, and apparently these ones can help me make some money. Second, I must send a letter to Lord Eddard, to congratulate him on his daughter's coming nameday. Alyssa, you know noble lady's tastes, could you get a suitable gift for the girl?"Your wife nods, as you take your seat at the table, and the rest do likewise. "Now, gentlemen, let's talk about our home."ROLL 5d6!
Rolled 5, 3, 6, 6, 4 = 24>>33214535Rolling
Rolled 6, 4, 1, 2, 6 = 19>>33214535It's so good to see you Page
Rolled 3, 6, 5, 4, 5 = 23>>33214350Yes.>>33214387This pretty much answers my poorly worded question. >>33214535Rolling.
>>33214549Welp, I'm not even going to bother, with a roll that good.
Rolled 2, 3, 4, 3, 6 = 18>>33214568>Yes.Just quote the options you like, occasionally give your own input and ideas and roll.
>>33214565>>33214568Korbis is the first to pipe up:"Well, milord, I have to say, it was a pretty good month for us, not the best we've seen, but great anyway."YOU GAIN A BLESSING. That's +1d3 to one stat, or +1 to two stats!What're your stats currently? GOOD QUESTION. My notes currently have them atDEFENSE: 5INFLUENCE: 21LANDS: 15LAW: 41POPULATION: 37 POWER: 8WEALTH: 40Now, let me rifle through my half-formed notes to makes ure I have all your holdings correct, but for now, pick which stat(s) to increase.As ever, you get a fuckton of extra wealth if you put a point in it.
>>33214897+1 wealth, because the bonuses from picking wealth make it stupid NOT to pick it, as for whatever else, I 'unno.What's the threshold for the next law bracket?
>>33214897I guess I'll pick wealth then
>>33214897Page, could you briefly explain what each of these stats represent?
>>33215078Yeah, do you have a Pastebin that explains the stats?
>>33214897OKay, here's what I have for your holdings at present, if anyone recently blazed through the archives and sees something missing, let me know.HOLDINGSIron Mine - Mining Complex, Smelter. Foreman (Rogar)MarketplaceArtisan Blacksmith, Artisan ArchitectAccountantBlacksmith’s GuildMason’s GuildPort -Dock, Tower (under construction, 4 years, 11 months remain)Gold Mine - Foreman.>>33215078Oh, yeah, sure.Defense is military holdings in your territory. Castles, Towers, etc. You have 5 free, having invested in a Castle, Two Towers, and a fortified town.Influence is your general level of 'importance' in the realm. Right now, you're about "Mormont" tier.Lands are a measure of your workable/usable lands. You can found new towns, or build roads, etc.Law is a measure of the orderliness of your region. Your current Law means that crime is rare in your region. (to the other guy's question, it's 51 for the next tier.)Population is essentially population and population DENSITY. How tightly packed your people are as well as how many. Yours is "modest", a few small towns, maybe 5,000 souls all told.Power is aggressive military holdings. Your standing troops, ships, etc.Wealth is...well, yeah. Money.Speaking of power, here's your current army roster:1 Elite Personal Guard1 Elite Guerillas1 Elite Special1 Elite Cavalry2 Elite Infantry (t)1 Elite Archers (t)1 Veteran Infantry 21 Veteran Garrison 22 Green Infantry 121 Trained Support 4Fieldable strength: 940 menSmall note, the entire force of the Vale is, canonically, 45,000 troops. You command over 2% of the overall forces of the Vale.DID SOMEONE ASK FOR A PASTEBIN?This is actually for Wealth holdings.http://pastebin.com/46BLMQ3M
>>33215078Okay, defence is like fortifications, Castles, forts and shit.Influence is how well known you are, you can use it to buy heirs, and trade it for I think, can convert to Law at 1:1 ratio.Lands, increase the size and quality of your holdings, adding more acerage, rivers, mountains, town, ect all take land.Law: Makes your lands run smoother and more efficient, I guess.Population density, not actual numbers. Too low and too high both have drawbacks, See the North or King's landing. Converts to Power 1:1Power: Your military, allows you to recruit units/navies. Converts to Influence, Law and Population 1:1Wealth, used to buy shit, improvements, host tourneys, it's fucking MONEY, I shouldn't have to explain this. Converts to *any* resource at 2:1Note that converting resources takes a few months, you can rush buy it instantly, but increases the cost a step. (IE 1:1 becomes 2:1, 2:1 becomes 3:1)Here's a list of shit we can buy.http://pastebin.com/46BLMQ3M
>>33215295Alright, let's invest 1 in Wealth since that's really versatile. I guess the other one we use to invest in Influence. Tywin's plan is for us to take over Jon Arryn's reigns, right? Having some Influence could help in that regard in case we need to call in favors from other nobles.
Rolled 4, 3, 4, 3, 5 = 19>>33215465thirded
>>33215329>>33215295FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUALL THAT WASTED TYPING!I dunno about the usefulness of a habourmaster, since the only direct benifit of it is +1 to wealth rolls. >The port is more efficient since it has truly gifted management that can handle dozens of docking vessels.Does this have any affect other than +1 wealth?I really want to get our hands on a second precious metal, like silver or whatever.I'm really torn on what to buy, since the obvious stuff seems already purchased.I'm thinking shipwright and harbourmaster.
>>33215632>>33215538>>33215500>>33215465In that case, ROLL 1d6!I have to remember what all these things add, damn it.
Rolled 4>>33215682Slice and dice!
>>33215657>I'm thinking shipwright and harbourmaster.I don't think we have a coast, or a significant part of the river.I say we get a jeweler and/or a jeweler's guild, to make good of the gold mine.
Rolled 1>>33215682I suggest a blacksmithing guild, as it would compliment our iron industry.
>>33215836I second this.
>>33215724That is.,, 11 more Wealth, at a minimum!Note to self, remember/find what rules we made up for Merchant and Accountant. So, for now, your numbers shift toINFLUENCE: 22WEALTH: 51You may take one house action this month.
>>33215877>You may take one house action this month.I say get a blacksmithing guild, like what >>33215836said.
>>33215872>>33215836>>33215899You...already have one. >>33215295
>>33215877Jeweler maybe? Someone tell me if this is a stupid idea or not.
>>33215657It'll allow more bonuses based on the fleets you construct.
Rolled 5>>33215772wut?We have a port & dock, that's plenty reason enough, since we're the largest supplier of arms and armour around, and last I checked, steel is fucking heavy.Jewler is a synergy benefit, since we only have gold, a jewler has the same benefit as a habourmaster, or 2x as much is smelter synergizes with it.Now the question is, does a harbourmaster provide a boost to ports? Otherwise it's a rather static benifit, that doesn't really benifit from having a large port. (Which makes *no* freaking sense at all.)>>33215836Already got it, broski.
Rolled 1>>33215910How did I miss that...Let's go with >>33215657Harbourmaster and shipwright
Yea, a port would be cool.
>>33215946Smelter might, if you had a Smelter at your gold mine. Instead, you have one in your Iron mine.I'll scratch up some effects for the Harbourmaster so that he scales. The pastebin's all homebrew anyway.
>>33215953Right as I post...>>33215946In this case, A jeweler's guild should benefit from the gold mine we currently have. That's my suggestion.
>>33216020And here's a version that's actually useful.OH, and I spaced: It's not on the list, but you can easily start the "Fortified Granary" project his month, if you wanted to.
>>33215985We already have a port.>>33216020That's good, I mean compared to vinter and jewler it doesn't scale. Vinter provides +1 wealth per winery, and Jewler +1 each precious mineral, so having +1 wealth static sucks.I mean banker does the same thing *and* allows you to take out loans.>>33216040Jewlers are modifiers, with only a gold mine, they have the smallest modifier and provide a crap bonus. ATM Banker and Jewler provide the same bonus right now, only Jewler doesn't let you take out loans.
>>33216081Winter varies in its length, but it is always harsh. A fortified granary would benefit us greatly. What would this project gain us?
>>33216081Fortified granary please.
>>33216151Security, I rekon. This would either translate into more law, or allieve the worry of random people attacking our granieries.
>>33216081I say do it, I don't wanna see a desaster like Wu Chao happen to us.
I concur with the fortified granary, we'll need one eventually.
>>33216151Offhand, I would say any population loss would be reduced by 1, 2 if the cause is explicitly starvation. Fortifiying it would prevent it from being raided more easily, and show the people you are focused on their protection, giving a small bonus to law.However, there'd be a slowly increasing chance that the granary would run out, unless re-stocked.I'm thinking I'm going to have the merchant give bonuses to influence that scales with your ports, showing how your market connections make you more important.And the accountant...ooh, I know what he'll do.Good.So, just to clarify, can I get a quick vote between jewellers and granary?
>>33216269>So, just to clarify, can I get a quick vote between jewellers and granary?I vote Granary.Jewellers can come later.
>>33216269Survival first, money second. Granary
>>33216269Switching to granary
>>33216269I vote granery, if we want Jewlers, we can just hire a Harbourmaster instead.(I think I shipwright would be more important that Habourmaster or Jewler, tho. Cheaper + Better ships would help stave off piracy and raids.)
>>33216345I think you may be slightly overestimating our aquatic presence.Look at this map. You see that weird dude with the knife, upper left? That's you. Yes, you have a direct river route to the ocean, but you're still fairly inland. Like, 50 miles. So like, Northern Lousiana on the Mississippi.But the votes seem to speak for Granaries, so you have your men carry it out. You send a rider up to the town, and have them inform Killian that you'll want his architectural skill to design fortified granaries, and you send word to the masons as well.They say it'll take about 2 months to set up, and it'll cost you 3 Wealth and 1 DefenseDefense 4Wealth 48After that, your letters go flying off, your wife picks a gift for Sansa, and you receive a surprise Raven: Lord Belmore wishes you to visit. You recall that, a month ago, before the bandits, and the visit to the Eyrie, you had written him, because he seemed to know something about your gold mine.All told, a trip to Belmore's lands would take about 2-3 days to reach his home. And, you note, it would place you closer if the Lynderlys agree to see you.Do you accept?Sorry on the slight delay there, my keyboard died as I was writing the post
>>33216744Accept.No reason not to.
>>33216744Did your keyboard die again?
>>33216798>>33216817>>33216825>>33216917Nothing like technical errors to screw things up.Anyway, you send a raven back saying you'd be delighted. You invite your wife along, though she expresses some minor objections.Again, the last time you two were together...he gave you a bunch of silver bells for your wedding. BUT BEFORE THAT. There was some violence. And a trial! It was all very...loud. Nonetheless, you resolve to see your neighbor, and see what he has to say.ROLL d100!
Rolled 54>>33217318RollingAlso, what were her objections?
>>33217338Yea, hear her out.
Rolled 34>>33217318HOLY FUCK THIS IS ALIVE!
>>33217406No it's not sadly, you're dreaming.It's time for you to wake up, now.
>>33217377>>33217338More of a fretting than real objections. Your connection with Belmore was initially quite hostile, and happened on the day you got betrothed, and there was a suicide...It's more that she just doesn't have very good thoughts about that time.I'm upset, because I think Belmore talked to you some more in Song of Iron and Hate part 6, which didn't get archived, so I'm only vaguely remembering what he said.>>33217351The ride is peaceful. The road between you and Belmore has been, you hear, since you nailed up those bandits along the border. Men tend to quiet down when speaking up gets you crucified.The weather is pleasant enough, and your wife is fine company.In time, you come to Strongsong, home of the Belmores. It's...slightly sickening. Militarily, the only thing that makes it a passable castle is that it's isolated, and the roads to it are narrow. Otherwise, this was clearly built, or at least, remodeled, to be a 'noble keep', or 'stalwart redoubt'. This is the kind of castle that shows up in stories with Children of the Forest, and Targaryens with impossibly long hair.You suspect Benedar Belmore is more a man of appearances than usefulness.Still, you cannot deny the view of the nearby lakes is quite good, or that the Serpentwood is not lush here.But if anyone walks by in a Red Hood, you're going home.(cont)
>>33217687Oh, shit, question: how many Bloodsmiths did you bring? All of them (a little threatening) half (standard) or none (slightly cocky, but also a sign of trust.)
>>33217731Half.And you can go look at the archive with foolz
>>33217731Less than half. Maybe a quarter? Don't want to be TOO cocky, but want to show we're not scared of him (as in not threatened and trust him).
Is there a tag in the archive that shows all of the threads? Seems like the only way to find all of the threads is to search foolz for threads started by Page.
>>33217731Half is good.
>>33217687>I'm upset, because I think Belmore talked to you some more in Song of Iron and Hate part 6, which didn't get archived, so I'm only vaguely remembering what he said.HAHA, NOPE!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25603965/http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/25603965/#25603965
>>33217965Google Song of Iron and hate
>>33217731As you and your company ride up, you see the gate guar- By the Seven, he stations guards WITH HALBERDS OUTSIDE his castle gate. For fuck's sake, if the man keeps a "kindly wizard" on his staff, you're coming back and burning this place to the ground."Who goes there?" The guard asks, indifferently."No one, lackwit." You snap, your temper roused by the saccharine nature of this place. "Since no one's leaving, but LORD WILLIAM BORDAIN just CAME. HERE."A chuckle from your wife makes you slightly regret your phrasing. The guard perks up, adjusting his mail and tabard, seeming slightly shamed by your tone."Beg your pardon, My Lord, We did not expect you so soon.You were expected on the 6th, my lord.""It is the 6th."The ensuing pause makes you sadly aware that the fellow before you may not be able to count. Or, more generously, he's just currently hung over. In any case, it is a day's worth of awkward in about 20 seconds. Red-faced, the youth begins again."S-s-So it is, mm-m-milord. I'll go ge-get the greeting party."You feel slightly bad for the boy, so your tone softens as you call after him. "Boy, what's your name?""S-Sammy, my lord.""Is there a place we can stable our horses while we wait?""OH! Um, yes, um. My Lord. Mikal can show you."The other guard, who has almost exploded with laughter, inclines his head in something like respect, or simple acquiescence, before leading you to some stables.As you wait, your wife turns to you."So, what're you going to say? And was I supposed to pick out a gift, or did you?">Roll 3d6 to have brought gift>What is it/What say?
Finally catch up. About Belmore I remember that last time we were talking about gifting him a beautiful suit of armor with the sigil of his house in the chest. Something in the same style to the spears we gave Oberyn and our father-in-law. Trying to make it our "thing" to give personalize gifts to our neighbors/allies/whoever and building up our openhanded reputation we started on our wedding.
Rolled 5, 5, 5 = 15>>33218134
Rolled 6, 4, 6 = 16>>33217965http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Knock+OffFor the original run.For the (1st) reboot.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Iron%20and%20Hate>>33218134>Facepalm.jpg>Roll 3d6 to have brought gift
>>33218057Well, now I'm just confused. Though I found it on foolz already. WHERE DID YOU TALK TO THIS GUY?>>33217965Sadly, I ran it under two different tag structures. Half is "Knock-Off", the other is "Iron and Hate".>Search threads started by Page.YOU CAN DO THAT?
Rolled 6, 3, 4 = 13>>33218134I thank you for this chance to get over the unpleasantness that has marred our previous engagements
>>33218142See, I found that, but I also found someone in a thread going "Oh, we should talk to him, since he seemed to know something about our gold mine."Which sounds like something I'd have hinted at, but I have no notes for it, and if I saw what I wrote, I'd know what I meant.Maybe I'm just hunting for something that doesn't exist, and the poster read something wrong.
>>33218134Lets try to be nicer this is our nearest neighbor and our possible biggest trade partner.
>>33218196>>33218197HOLY FUCKING SHIT!>>33218207Speaking as the guy who posted the sup/tg/ link, I found the foolz link by doing exactly that.
>>33218281We can still use the suit idea, something for elegance and show more than battle. Which could fit Belmore just fine.
>>33218342I second this
>>33218342Sure, why not.
>>33218134Suggestion for Sansa's gift, an iron necklace, coated with gold, with a steel colored wolf's head as the ornament hanging from the chain.
>>33218434He would jizz just from the sight of this
>>33218434But in purple and silver, his colors I think.
Rolled 2, 6, 5 = 13>>33218434for sansa
Rolled 5, 4, 1 = 10>>33218435Rolling
Rolled 6, 6, 6 = 18>>33218435
>>33218602Oh sweet summer child.
Rolled 1, 2, 2 = 5>>33218602swag
>>33218634I think even Ned Stark will approve
>>33218342>>33218373>>33218401>>33218424>>33218434>>33218493>>33218454You look sideways at your wife, a slight smirk on your face."I did function before I married you, dear.""I met you back then. You functioned, you didn't work."You tilt your head in acknowledgement."Fair enough. But trust me, making metal is EASY for my people."Your whispered conference ends as Benedar Belmore comes out to greet you, a small band of family members and courtiers with him, His wild red hair and beard like a torch of his coming presence. "My Lord William, welcome! So good to see you again, my boy!"As ever, he's loud, though at least at the moment it's appropriate, as he still had about 20 feet to close the distance between you. "How was the journey, William?""Fair, my lord. A warm and peaceful journey. You know my wife, Lady Alyssa." You say, stepping to the side."A pleasure, my Lord," she says."The pleasure is mine, my dear. I was ever so pleased to be invited me to your wedding, despite the actions of my vassal."Seizing the opportunity, you lean in."Let us think no more of that time, Lord Benedar. In fact, I have prepared a gift, to thank you for this chance to get over the unpleasantness of our first encounter."At a signal, your men bring forth a lacquered set of Steel plate, made in the lord's colors. The purple is broad and deep, the silver highlights like fish leaping from the depths of the sea."A princely gift, My Lord WIlliam!" He exclaims. "I see you even made it to my size!""I have an eye for arms and armor, my lord." You chuckle."That you must. I hope to draw your eye to some prettier prizes, my lord. But come, you are my guest. Name what you wish, and we shall do it."What do you want to do?>Friendly Spar> Feast> Hunt> Start with Business
>>33218853>FeastEat under his roof first lets play it safe.
Rolled 2, 4, 4 = 10>>33218909Seconded.
>>33218853>> HuntManly Bonding Time
>>33218909Thirded. Where's the bread and salt?
>>33218853>FeastGuest right, plus people are tired and hungry and we've gone like 100 posts without a detailed description of food.
>>33212283>iron and hate quest>still running after I stopped coming to 4chan for a whileFuck yeah, page. I was wanting this.This is quest 13, If i'm reading this right? I'll probably have to re-read from thread one to remember all of it, but if its 13 threads I can do it.
>>33218964GRRM would be so dissappointed.
>>33218980Nope, the original quest, Knock-off GoT was 1 thread, then ASOIAH starts afterwards, which is 13 threads on top of that, so 22 total.This first;http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?searchall=Knock+OffThen this.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Iron%20and%20Hate
>>33219059Gah, Knock-Off was 9 threads. My mistake.Time to commit sudoku.
>>33219059>22 threadsHm.....I can still do it. Not like trying to catch up on something like HQ or MGN
>>33218207Course you can. Just put Page in the username field and tell foolz to filter out anything that isn't the opening post of a thread. Foolz has a pretty detailed search engine, problem being you need to know the right keywords or you'll never find anything.http://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/username/page/type/op/page/2/
>>33218980It is number 13 (of Iron and Hate) If you include Knock-Off Game of Thrones Quest, it's number 22 ish.>>33218909>>33218925>>33218954>>33218964"Let us eat first, Lord Benedar. We have been on the Road a few days, and could do with some refreshment."He nods his head, happy you chose something that wouldn't demand too much of him. He waves forward a steward, who carries a loaf of brown bread and the standard bowl of salt."First, a small snack, Lord WIlliam, and then to the feast proper!"You and your wife, as well as a few of the Bloodsmiths, partake of his bread and salt, sealing the compact of peace for this visit. "Excellent, then let our guests be brought to the Great Hall!"Belmore's Great Hall is nothing to sneeze at. Yes, it's a little overwrought by your ascetic standards. The varnished dark woods, the overstuffed chairs, the table for at least 30. The minor scuffs, wear spots, and nicks tell you that this room had probably been used for decades by his entire family.You sit, prepared for a feast, and Belmore does not disappoint. The first course is shellfish from the coast. Oysters served with Spiced vinegar. The vinegar cuts some of the oysters' slime, and plays with the sweet wine of the course. The second course they called "rafts" consisting of smoked fish, at least 3 different kinds, with a variety of breads, as well as sauces. Mustard, Butter, a few reductions here and there, a spiced jam. You built your own little 'raft' of fish and suace on bread. You yourself went with a smoked fish on beer bread, with a treacle and cinnamon sauce.Next, they left the raft materials out, but brought out hot soup. The broth was light, but flavorful. You'd never had its kind before, and Lord Belmore explained it was made of onions, cooked until browned, deglazed with wine, cooked until the wine was gone, then deglazed again with chicken broth, cooked down again, and finally deglazed with beef broth. You sopped the broth with rafts.
>>33219438Goddammit you're making me hungry.It's like a fucking Redwall book all over again!
>>33219229Just a warning: You started one of your quest threads with your trip dropped. Source: a night of searching on Foolz to read this on archives
>>33219438Next came baked lake trout, in a striking sauce. The trout was supposedly caught and killed just that morning, and the sauce...well, it was truly more like 5 sauces, each a different color, each spread over a section of the fish before it was cooked. The effect was of a rainbow one could eat.Fifth, came a leg of mutton, boiled in a brine of peppercorns, mustard seed, bay leaves, allspice, and juniper for several hours, until it was soft and pliable. It was served with a mash of turnips, and a brown gravy.And on and on it went, ten courses in all, a mountain of food. If this is how Lord Benedar ate, no wonder he was growing spherical in shape. By the end, (tubular pastries, with a center of soft cheese with citrus inside) you were beginning to sway, your vision clouding. No battle had ever demanded as much of your internal fortitude as that meal. If you could rise to go to bed, you would be surprised, and It was not yet sundown!>What next?
>>33219494Goddammit man, the memories you brought back
>>33219667Time for business
>>33219667Go play with the dibbuns Seriously, inquire as to why he wanted us to visit.
>>33219723>Seriously, inquire as to why he wanted us to visit.Seconded
OKay, hold on guys, my scene reminded me I haven't eaten since noon, so I gotta grab dinner. Give me about 20-30, and I'll be right back.IN THE INTERIM: Discuss how we can best manipulate markets to undercut Tywin's gold with our Steel.
>>33220003Every time I see Tywin Lannister in GoT, I think of him as 'That guy who reads autobiographies of people I doubt can even read." from Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
>>33220128Or the hitman with the target pupil'd glass eye from Last Action Hero.
>>33220003Find a way to make our stell either cheaper, more abundant, or massed produces. Or try to drive down his golds value by spreading roumers that he cuts down the coins purity. That or mint steel coins with ridiculous value
>>33220003Miraculously find silver nodes and then William Jennings Bryan his ass
>>33220003>>33220195"Each gold piece comes with a free weapon of your choice!"
>>33220262LOOK UNDER YOUR SEATS! YOU GET A WEAPON, YOU GET A WEAPON, EVERYONE GETS A WEAPON!
>>33220408>I must defeat the Tywin and become the richest!>No William, you're are the richest!And then Bordain was Oprah.
>>33220003That Ironborn Rebellion is starting in a couple years isn't it?Good opportunity for selling weapons.
>>33220003Page, are you legit a chef or something in RL? Your food descriptions are always so...lavish!
>>33220727No, but he is friends iwth a chef.
>>33220003WE'RE BACKAnd Page's dinner was: smoked pork chops, with a chipotle mango glaze, served with an apple and pear vinegar reduction.And some Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce.Don't judge me.>>33220727"legit"? No. But I do have a food "blog" I write (insanely sporadically), and my 4 big hobbies are theatre, RPGs, reading, and cooking, so I spend a lot of time with words and food. Personally, I consider some of it cheating, since, for instance, the second course is just a Westeros version of Smorgasbord, the third is French Onion Soup, and the dessert is Cannolis. But if you never stop and think about what's IN food, it seems really impressive.>>33220128"Kinky Fuckery"Anyway, back to the story,>>33219692>>33219723>>33219819You rouse yourself from your impending food coma, and gesture to Benedar. "My lord, this is all incredible, and any time you wish to host me, I will come. But maybe I'll fast first next time." He laughs at the joke as you continue."Now that our bodies are sated, shall we discuss business?"He grins a little. "Ever to business with you, boy. That's what I hear. No patience except where steel is concerned." He waves off your attempted protest. "No, no, it's fine in a man your age. You're still quick and fiery, the years don't weigh on you like they do on us old men, slowing us. Well, come little lightning lord, and we'll talk business."His words border on offense, but they're spoken with the tone of an indulgent uncle. You decide to swallow any outrage (though you're so full it may not fit easily) and join him in his solar. The first thing you notice is the colors. The room is awash in reds, greens, and blues. You glance up to find the source and...By the Seven.It's...a chandelier. If you can call it that. It's a ball, larger than your head, of gems. You see emeralds, rubies, tourmaline, amethyst. That block must be worth a small keep, and he hangs it to reflect light."You like it?" Benedar inquires.
>>33220941It has a certain "that's more refined gemstones than I've ever seen in one place" look to it.
>>33220941Lets be honest but polite. "Its a quite remarkable piece of craftsmanship. The work put on each gemstone alone is impressive."
>>33220941>>33221046Let's go with this.
Praise the craftsmanship and the individual beauty of each gemstone. And ignore the lack of restrain and bad taste.
>>33220941"If the goal is 'look how many jewels I have' then it performs its function admirably."
>>33220941So we are totally going to take over Redwall Abbey, aren't we?
>>33221304Our battle cry shall be I am that is!
>>33221046>>33221170>>33221097>>33221069>>33221066>>33221046>>33221016"It is certainly impressive," you yield. " A remarkable piece of craftsmanship, why the work on each..."AS you look at it, you realize something: These are bad gems. They have cracks, cloudiness, visible impurities, occlusions. "If nothing else, it says "here's more gems than you'll ever see. Even if that they aren't good ones." You finish, turning to look at Belmore."No, they aren't. Not that half the Lords who see it don't go praising the craftsmanship. No, I made these out of cast-offs. Gems that were deemed too poor to sell to nobility. I keep it for the colors. And the lessons. Just because a thing won't sell, doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. And, the easiest way to find an idiot is to let him tell you.""You're not an idiot, Lord William. So let me speak to you. You have Gold. I have gems. And some of the most skilled jewelers in the world. I suspect that you're thinking of bring jewelers to your lands. And that's fine. BUT, I think it would serve us both better to make a deal."He gestures again to his ball."Gems are all well and good, but they need a set. something to hold them. Gold is fine as a coin, but as decoration, it lacks flair. So why seek your own jewelers, haggle with their guilds, when you can just sell to mine?"He pauses."OF course, such things are not to be resolved in a moment. Think on it. Consult with your maester, and your businessmen. FInd the proper course. But I think we could make something wondrous, Bordain."END SESSIONNEXT TIME: NEGOTIATIONS, NIGGLING DOUBTS, AND SURPRISES!So, I'll be chillling here for a while. Any questions, comments, concerns, feel free.
>>33221369Hmm, I guess we could do that, and then he could sell them at our ports and markets to overseas and the like.Fukken synergy!
>>33221407It would definitely bring us closer to our neighbors but we should look into the political situation surrounding the Jolly Fat Man to make sure we aren't stepping into shit
>>33221369Pretty good start-again thread, Page.>>33221407It'd be funny if one of the jewelry Bordain & Bellmore create would somehow end up as a wedding gift for Daenerys.
>>33221369Also, welcome back! I missed our giant murder machine
>>33221369Sounds like an interesting proposal and I don't think he would be eager to cheat us considering our past history.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25603965/#p25608378>Robert thanks you for the invitation, and announces he'll need another tournament within the year, and he'll send a raven, for he wants to see you ride again.Goddammit, I knew we needed Dreadnaught Jousting armour!
>>33221498We should make both sets of armor rather intimidating.
>>33221369Quick Question: When's the next session going to be?
>>33221600A year from now.
>>33221600Probably a week from Monday.I'm entering tech week for my current play, which plays next weekend, after which I should be freer to run these.
>>33221670You gonna archive the thread, Page?
>>33221809IT IS COMPLETE.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33212283/As ever, upvotes are nice. Now, to come up with more holding options, and tweaks for existing ones.
>>33221916In other news, I found the emails of the old guard of tripfags.I should email them before next week.