Follow Grand Vizier Liar Darkfalse to the second thread of this campaign setting that started as a trope filled joke, but unintentionally does its shit well. Pict related charts the major characters. The names are very intentionally horrifically accurate, for most of the characters at least. Probs 1d4chan etc page should be created.Original thread: >>76386969More characters, locations and such are needed. Please connect them to the established lore, so their fun starts instantly!So what happens when the Adventurers reach Mount Climb-Axe? Is the Ritual of Lich Traj stopped in time? Does Prince Edgynald manage to royally fuck everything up?
Rough timeline from Sir Hublius Recordkeepra >>76434256
>>76439786I don't understand what more you want to get out of this joke.Is it just because it's so easy to add onto?
>>76439797ah fuck wrong link, but anyway.This thread we could start to move this stuff from a fun tale towards something playable. >Came up with two ways it could be done:Plan A: we go forward with Failure of Hiro, move few years forward and allow the GM and Players to create new characters. Survivors of the current situation are NPCs.Plan B: we detail the current situation extensively, and use this as a lighthearted adventure / idea prompt as >>76387915 stated.Ideas?
>>76439832Transparentia has a strong theme that connects everything.It is fun and the irony is so lovely strong in some situations,Such as >>76422575
>>76439786how about different lands with different tastes??Noblebright, or smth.Like kingdom of rea-li'st''ique where there is war cause the tax policiy of king mart°iné, and the central bank has to be defeated so the king can make is own monetary policy??Or Kingdom grim"d'arque, where there are no fields where peasants work but still somehow huge cities full a ridiculous amount of suffering so that it get´s comically again.
I, Cole Tyst, highpriest of Eyldritch'horawr returned from my pilgrimage and brought to our library the book written by Phor'Biden Noledge. At least we will be able to use the magical rituals contained within to put an end to this horrible plague! It will only require the presence of someone with royal blood my lord! May I escort Princess Lova to the sanctuary located in the village of Hidden-Eidgenda?
>>76440318>Phor'Biden NoledgeNo politics, please.
Wow. You guys sure took your time with it.
>>76440163>Different landsMight work. Darkfalse hasnt ever answered what he did during his decade-long exile >>76387255>>76440318Master Tyst, welcome back! It is joy to witness a return a student of Lord Sauronman!And you even have a cure? Amazing! Truly the Light has blessed us!Take Princess and sir Expend Able and get rid of this blight! Make haste Master Tyst!Deliah Darkblood: Did that man smell awfully cheesy to anyone? Fallenpriest Holyman: I heard he is related to Count Northenvy Plaguebringer, cousin or something.Groß Incorpulence: Must be a family thing. Deliah Darkblood: How uncivilized...>The Capture of Princess by Lich Traj, +120 after King Firststab
>>76439899So what is the end goal of McGenocide and Captain Dethmurderbludgeon? Happynes for all kingdom? removing all the blunders that caused the current mess and bringing back joy?And how the Hell do the two mortals plan and do all this?
>>76439797Is this usable in tabletop? I think many of these names could actually be gotten away with by a GM.
>>76439786>it became some web of intricate plots from one shady guy applying to be a vizier
>>76444831What else could have happened?We actually do not know that much about any personal plans of G.V. Darkfalse or what he did during his exile. He was a talented Vizier during the previous king and seem to fancy Thirstina.
>>76443905Mostly this is a well of ideas and inspiration for GMs. It is a bit too much focused on already written NPCs for it to function as a true RPG for now. we could change that and move Transparentia closer to a setting such as >>76439835If your players are OK with this kind of stuff, it could be royally jolly time!
>>76439832>I don't understand what more you want to get out of this joke.Gah! Get thee henceforth out of my sight, Wett B Lankett! You bring autism to our revels and disgust us with your foul misunderstandings!
>>76439786Wait a second. Has anyone mentioned Hidin Arrator (Hidden Narrator) who acts as the protagonists sidekick & in the end is the one who tells the story? You know, Samwise, Conan's chronicler, the one eyed dude from 300, etc.
>>76448169Of course. He's the greatest Skald in all the land. He acts as the bodyguard to Bard Jodele when he isn't smoking Normall Oldmans raspweed tha` gives him such a deep voice.
>>76449157Will update the chart in the evening, we have gotten quite many noteworthy additions.>>76449378Well, we go deeper than that. Also lacks the comically grand mass that os the scheming horde of viziers
>>76439786Locations!>Nothing could possibly buried under the peaceful village of Fore Biddenvalt.>Nothing ever happens in New Delinssident.
Why did demonmask had a kid with the king? Wouldn't it defeat the purpose of summoning the acientir greatevil?
>>76439786>O'fuksomanyinseks Honestly I kinda love it.
>>76439797If Hiro Protagonist is actually Natrili Daed, wouldn't that make him a bit too old for a typical protag?
>>76455278Perhaps Natrili Daed was kidnapped by the fey queen Nosenseofrightandwrongia and lived for a while in her kingdom of Slowtime.
>>76453836Acientir Greatevil needs a vessel, as the prophesy of Eschaton Apocalyptica predicted. At least that's what Scolare Librarybutt told me.
>>76447432Keep your voice down, fool, lest you attract the attention of inquisitor Jane Ittor, who will surely misinterpret our discussion as sedition and have us all silenced.
>>76441328Stop! Listen, listen all! Your majesty, you must not allow this to happen! I, sir Kyldam Essinger, rode fast as the wind all the way from Ierelvant to warn you - Tyst is a traitor and foul sorcerer, and seeks to sacrifice Her Highness Princess Intreste to Ancientir Greatevil! Do not let them leave the palace!
>>76457121Surely this man is an agent of Scapegoatland, sent here to spread dissent and misinformation!
>>76455396And Hiro met Amazonia for the first time when staying at the court! Of course!>>76456425Another Inquisitor? This one feels a bit... too friebdly with Fallenpriest compared to Nobilist.>>76457374Darn the agents of Scapetower!
>>76453836According to >>76410602, the king and current queen love each other, although she's tsundere about it. Who knows how demons think. Maybe she's working on freeing Ancentir Greatevil so she can have the king all to herself since he's preoccupied with running the kingdom and being dragged in all directions thanks to the court, can't be running a kingdom if there is no kingdom to run.
>Court of ViziersAn 3rd level or higher Evil Mage may summon together a Court of scheming underlings, lackeys and apprentices by laughing manically on top of a tower for three days straight.Alignment: Evil, usually LawfulSize: DependsLocation: Palaces, Evil Towers, Offices, Govermental buildings, Insane AsylomsSkills: Scheming +5, Poisons +2, Torture +3, Awareness +1, Backstabbing +3, Byrocracy +2, Ritual Assistance +3The Viziers has 1d8 Hit Die for each level of the Evil Mage summoning it.Every 4 or something represents another underling joining the Court.The Viziers are entirely loyal to the Evil Mage and happily help him to the best of their abilities in any Evil or Neutral endeavor. They are even willing sacrifices, although they would prefer to capture innocents for the role. The Evil Mage can give the Viziers simplistic commands such as "Fetch The Prisoner", "Protect Me!", "Attack The Prince!" or "Sulk around City X and report everything", but anything more complex has 1-2 in d6 chance to be horribly misunderstood.In combat, The Viziers hits with two +1 dagger attacks for every Hit Die it posesses. As it takes damage, every fifth damage kills a Vizier and reduces the amount of dagger attacks. The Viziers may cast 1st level wizard spells instead of three dagger attacks.If the Evil Mage dies before the Viziers, the Viziers erupt into a vicious bloodbath that lasts 1d6-1 days. If they are attacked during that time the viziers scatter across the lands and end up in all kinds of mischief. After the time has passed (0 days meaning instantly) only one of the Viziers remains standing and declares this all having part of his PLAN! The Last Standing Vizier is an Evil wizard that is two levels lower than the original Evil Mage.Every month roll a dice: there is an 1-in-6 chance that one of the viziers attempts to assassinate the Evil Mage. This chance increases by 1 for every month the Evil Mage has been caught doing Good things.
>>76462057>somehow gets a hot demoness to love him and bare him child(ren?) despite being well past his prime>put three or more kids into Auburnhair, cucking Sir Secretlover who couldn't do anything to stop it or harm NobleheartNobleheart is a chad
>>76439786>>76451107Take 6!Glorious additions anons! Tried to add dates. No ages for chars yet, lets discuss them more!>>76462057>>76462600Yes.>>76452646Nice! (Not making a map yet)>>76448169Forgot Arrator darn!> Really, more stuff for these Chars is in order, not that more other characters unless they are active in the story
>>76463953And then forgot to update the darn title..>I think our chief character could use some details.To what plot did Darkfalse blackmail the Mercenary Edgesword? >>76398420Does he know about the plans of McGenocide and Dethmurderbludgeon?Is there really a chance of happiness between the Grand Vizier and Princess Thirstina? I ship it
>>76456423Scolare will not tell anyone, not any more. Lord Topplethrone's best "retrieval specialist", Plotti Kens, has made sure of that. Now, will this information get to inquisitor Ittar? Or will Topplethrone help Darkfalse?
>>76463953>Really, more stuff for these Chars is in order,Here are a few random ideas:>Princess Thirstina and "sir" Notagirl fuck every time she comes with the "royal inspection" to the barracks - a fact Darkfalse is aware of and very bitter about>Duke of Ierelvant is actually Lord Shoulda Lissend's cousin, Neva Lissend.>Prince Edgynald sometimes dons his trusty trenchcoat to mingle with the masses, and on occasion, he's bumped into Rye Vall in a tavern. Their common bitterness about the rest of the world proved so connecting that they now get shitfaced and commiserate frequently.>Hand Evilmann is losing influence and poise fast, but is secretly aware of the murder plot, and really wants back in the game. He thinks that offering to mentor Darkfalse might help him become relevant again, and may prove a valuable ally.>Alchemist Drinnke has recently began supplying Lady Darkblood with potions that grant immense sexual pleasure and seductiveness, but are quite addictive. Will she lose herself to the addiction totally? Will she seek rehabilitation from the Church? Or is Spike in over his head and will end up forever in her employ?>On the other hand, Lady Darkblood has become visiting mage Mask for lessons in the Dark Arts, something her old mentor, hand Evilmann, also taught her. She's only dabbling in it, however, her experiments involve distrubing entities and she engages in them with reckless abandon. The church is willing to overlook them, however, the military want to gain more influence in the kingdom's poitics, and witchfinder Takanarmoffa has already started infiltrating the court.
>>76465615> >Princess Thirstina and "sir" Notagirl fuck every time she comes with the "royal inspection" to the barracks - a fact Darkfalse is aware of and very bitter aboutThe original idea for the rumor was that Thirstina IS sir Ian. So there are now two versions of this!I propose that "sir Ian" is actually illegitimate and a halfblood - she was born to Sir Holdgrudge and an elf he (name-fiittingly) fucked during his conquest of Slowtime. He brought her back to Transparentia, and got her a place in the military, where she met the princess. The princess is rather progressive and is willing to overlook both the gender and the race-mixing, but to protect her romance interest, spreads rumors that sir Ian is actually her. Darkfalse are aware that this is bullshit, and at least suspects that it's not a man, but has no idea about the background. But sir Holdgrudge might let that slip, if pressured.
>>76463953> Nice! (Not making a map yet)Consider >>76434535
I only now realized that Duke Kinslay of Evilman and Hand of the Kind Evilman Sorcerer are, well, both Evilmen. Does this make them relatives? Is there some magic shit involved? (Maybe Kinslay performed some kind of ritual to posess a court mage as a backup plan in case he got dethroned? Or maybe the court mage was his clone? Or just a brother?)
>>76466633> Or maybe the court mage was his clone?I think I actually have a pretty dope idea regarding this. Even if there is a different kind of plot for the Evilmen, we can reuse it somewhere else.Get this - Evilman Sorcerer is not even human. He is a flesh-shaped golem that duke Kinslay of Evilman had created and instilled with a copy of his own personality. The idea was that as a kinslayer, he had no one to trust, especially with issues of magic and statecraft, and this "copy" of his was designed to become his ultimately reliable court mage. The ritual was performed haphazardly, and the resulting golem was a shrewd assistant, but still failed to protect its master and prevent the end of Evilman rule. Because king Naivenor is, well, what the name says, Evilman Sorcerer was allowed to keep his post as the Hand of the King (although supplanted with a massive hierarchy of other viziers and courtiers, and removed from the position of Court Mage in favour of Mask Vilesorcerer). At first, Evilman acted like a copy and faithful servant of duke Kinslay would and worked as hard as he could to supplant the Nobleheart reign, to which end he mentored Delilah Darkblood in sorcery and intrigue, but quickly dropped her when he understood she was hard to control and not any good spy material. Since then, he is going through a bit of personal crisis - he no longer knows if acting in Duke Kinslay's interests is something he should do, or if he has free will and must act how he wants (his infrequent conversations with court gardener Normall Oldmen promote that thinking, obviously). By the time Darkfalse arrives at the court, Evilman has already decided that for a change, he wants to forget whatever Kinslay had him designed to do, and wants to see the realm prosper. He is willing to use all of his knowledge, expertise and sorcery to make that happen, and is seeing Darkfalse as a potential new protege he can use to restore the greatness to Transparentia.
>>76465829Yeah, that one's not gonna work - the original idea for Fuckelves and Thirstina is good enough. But I guess up to Sir Inkhart and Sir Recordkeepra to decide which one is canon and if this plotline gets used somewhere else.(I just really wanted Liar to have someone to be jealous about over Thirstina)
>>76463953I still don't see the Great Sage Onthenose on there. I mean, the parents of these people have CLEARLY read his treatise on the proper naming of children.
>>76464044>To what plot did Darkfalse blackmail the Mercenary Edgesword?Find and eliminate Lostson Futureking.What they both don't know is that Comicrelief Hornybard is Lostson Futureking' nom de plume.
>>76465615Maybe sir Notagirl is suspiciuosly close to one sir Wudbee Disowndifgay. Maybe Darkfalse is also using this to blackmail poor sir Wudbee to commit nefarious deeds.
>>76468010Being sir Wudbee really fucking sucks. First you get harassed by the General's right hand man. Then you find out it's not only royalty, but a princess. And then her romantic interest the Vizier is blackmailing your ass.If I would be sir Wudbee, I'd tell everyone to go fuck themselves and become a mercenary instead.
>>76465615Yes!>>76467322>>76467322>I just really wanted Liar to have someone to be jealous about over Thirstina (no pic for her yet, humbly suggesting)Two ideas for this:>1Thirstina is veeery close friends with Deliah Darkblood. They might be childhood friends and all. The latter being powerful and independent femme fatale makes an interesting opposite to the tomboyish princess. There might even be rumors that Sir Ian is courting Lady Deliah. Darkblood in turn is ambitious, well educated and clearly moving upwards. >>76466997She might soon be in a position to threaten the Grand Vizier and try to take his position.Both of these are a problems for poor Liar Darkfalse.>2The court has been thrown into a shock after Sir Ian returned from one of the adventurers with a baby, the Little Elfeary Suddensurprise. Sir Ian promptly acknowledged the kid as his, causing much drama (and confusion among them who know the secret of Ian)It is the half-elf bastard of Sir Holdgrudge and Amazonia, born in Slowtime. Holdgrudge might not even know himself.>>76466633>>76466997Oh this is good. The original idea (that Evilman Sorcerer is just from the Duchy of Evilman) can be the official lie.>>76467986Lostson is a bit too young for that, otherwise hilarious. Liking that the mission though. Perhaps Edgesword is looking for Goodpriest Holywoman, but does not recognize Goodhealer Hidinwoman? Or searching for Thirstina? Or for more tragic twist, the mission is to kill Sir Ian.
>>76468010>>76468246Or take that back, imagine if this is Expend Able is actually an impoverished knight and takes Wudbee's place? That sucks even worse. Expendable love interest for the princess, ultimately expend-ed by the vizier who wants her.
>>76468247>Two ideas for this:>1Shit this is good! So now Darkfalse has Evilman on his side, end Evilman is not only very powerful himself, but knows Deliah well being her mentor. There is also pressure being put on Delilah from the witchfinder, who may try to bring the military into the fold to take her down. But at the same time, Deliah has support of the Alchemist (although it's can be turned against her, as she may lose herself to the addiiction), powerful magic, and is close to the princess, which may cause Darkfalse to act impulsively.
>>76468344Maybe the princess is even under the influence of whatever potions Darkblood is guzzling. Darkfalse is almost certainly telling himself that.
>>76468247>Or for more tragic twist, the mission is to kill Sir Ian.He doesn't have to succeed though - maybe he was only able to wound Ian. This works well with the idea about Thirstina, Ian and Deliah. Thirstina knows Deliah well from childhood, but they've grown distant since Thirstina has more tomboyish interests and disapproves of the schemng and snobbery. However, when Thirstina (as sir Ian) is assaulted by Edgesword, barely fights off the attack and has to spend some time recuperating and reconsidering whom she trusts, she grows closer to Deliah back, probably justifying what she previously saw as cruelty and arrogance as safety mechanisms against betrayal and hurt.At the same time, Liar notices how Thirstina has disappeared consistently with the attack on Ian, and realizes that while he has only luckily not murdered the woman he has a crush on, he's now pushed her much closer to his rival. This is one of his first actions upon arrival, and his first mistake as Grand Vizier - the one that he will be trying to rectify throughout much of his character ark. How he will rectify it - will he kill off Deliah and end with the princess his rival? Will he remove Deliah carefully, winning Thirstina over? Will he succeed in murdering all of them all for himself? Or for some higher purpose? Who knows.Edgesword, at the same time, understands that he probably has outlived his usefulness as a hitman and goes into hiding. He may receive a redemption ark and return under a different name later, which conveniently removes the confusion between him and prince Edgynald.
Yurifags in bodybags!
>>76463953Take 7! Added apprenticeships / mentor hoods as a separate colour.Nice depth to the court! Perhaps a bit more? Or the Army? There is few chars that do not have much to do currently>>76465615>>76468247>>76468344>>76468666Keep up the great ideas! If something doesn't fit right away we can always enhance them later. Expansion of Darkblood as a rival of Darkfalse is great! Even their names even are similar! Is she even a vampire? I'd say no >>76466997Awesome! Although it was pain to add to the chart.>>76467897Duly added.>>76468276Poor Sir Expend
>>76468981Have you forgotten about the Great Khan Notmongol over your petty squabbles? Then allow me, general Nofeels Prettyboy, to remind you that we have conquered your border province of Getskapshoord and are presently marching to Capital. Please surrender, or I will be forced to eliminate all of you.
>>76469047Ah yes! Master Topplethrone, call off the assassins. These foreign invaders are a perfect threat to unify the lords and ladies of the land after Thirstina kills the Dragon - common enemy gathers everyone together! Yes! Good one Senator!Magnific! I love when a good plan comes together! What about the Jarl?Well, after we reveal that Honoursson is actually alive and actually listen his warnings, he will calm down. We might have to give him Ilrelevant, but probalby his children or grandchildren then can swear fealty to our Kingdom.Sounds about right, Captain.
>>76439786This is unfunny cancer.
ehhh you guys ran the joke into the ground
>>76470388>>76472321See >>76447432so the senator-captain plan. what is its ultimate goal? And how it is archieved?Did McGenocide stumble upon the lost Grimoire of King Genresavy or what caused him to go opposite of his name?