>Welcome back to a Song of Sand and Steel, the Game of Thrones narrative game. Our House is House Blacksand, a new house in the Dornish Marches, who are much despised by their neighbours. Our Lady is Lissara Blacksand, a beautiful femme fatale, who is a dab hand with a spear. We are currently in Yronwood, enjoying a lovely dinner, and are about to speak to Anders Yronwood about how he thinks the military situation is."My lord Anders, if I could bend your ear again, except this time it is about the military situation in the Marches. It's hard for me to get news, what with the political situation, and you are the only Lord who has even approached me in a vaguely polite way since my father became Lord.""I understand. Also, unlike the others in the Marches, we of Yronwood tend not to hold grudges as much. Something to do with most of the trade we have being with Stormlanders, makes you very open-minded. I also acknowledge you are not your father."Anders pauses, swallows a spoonful of crushed ice, and smiles."As for the military situation, I have no problem telling you, for one very simple reason. It benefits me to have you know that I am stronger than you. House Yronwood are second only to the Martells, and thats mainly due to me needing to maintain garrisons all along the Boneway. During the rebellion, my forces were untouched, since Doran doesn't like leaving the main entrance to Dorne unguarded. I outnumber you some 2-1 in levies, though several of those are tied up in the Boneway. The Wyls are weak, about a third of the forces sent to Prince Rhaegar were from them. Their knights haven't been seen outside of their lands for several years, either due to them training more men, or sulking, one of the two. House Blackmore and Manwoody still have large forces though, mainly infantry and archers. House Dayne are greatly weakened, they had sent some of their forces north before the rebellion to aid Arthur, and they stayed with him up there. House Fowler are in a similar situation to myself, except without quite such a large force. Most of their forces are tied up in towers on the Prince's Pass, though they have a strong cavalry core, many anointed Knights."Pausing to take a drink, Anders sighs."As for you, I'd say you are equivalent to the Manwoodys, Blackmonts and Fowlers. Though your men are probably of a better quality than Fowlers non-cavalry, being rebellion veterans."Glancing around, you see Elia following Lady Ynys out of the hall. She seems to be talking animatedly with her, Lord Ryon sitting at the top table still. >Go and catch up to Ynys and Elia?>Speak to Lord Ryon, ask where the two are going?>Leave it, and enjoy the rest of the dinner
>>2837975>Go and catch up to Ynys and Elia?
Also, welcome back.
>>2837975>Speak to Lord Ryon, ask where the two are going?
>>2837975>>Go and catch up to Ynys and Elia?
>>2837975>Go and catch up to Ynys and EliaI get that the yronwoods are the most powerful local lords but I'm not keen on staying here much longer than necessary. There will be less for us to gain here than anywhere else unless we plan on bending to them.
>>2837992>>2838007>>2838013>>2838054"Excuse me My lord, I need to see where my daughter is going."Hurrying out of the hall, you see Lady Ynys walking towards a spiral staircase, Elia next to her. As you approach, Lady Ynys turns and smiles at you."Good evening, Lady Blacksand. How was your conversation with my father? The two of you must have been speaking for a while for it to take up two whole courses.""I was just curious as to where you are going with my daughter. After all, she is 4."Elia grabs hold of your hand, and pulls on it, leaning towards the staircase. "Ynys was gonna take me to Lady Yronwood. She's tired, and she can't come down.""My mother is quite pregnant, and that my father insisted she not strain herself. She agreed to it, but gets rather lonely. I thought meeting someone who wasn't from Yronwood would be good for her. You can join us, shes only upstairs."Elia tries to run up the stairs, but by holding onto her hand, you slow her down. Following slowly, you go up the stairs, and into a corridor, very similar to the one your rooms are in. Ynys opens a door about half way down, and you hear a tired voice come through."Ynys? Is that you?""Yes mother, and we have guests. Lady Blacksand and her duaghter.""Oh. How wonderful, new people. Please come in."Stepping through, you see a curtained bed, with a servant kneeling next to it, over a bowl containing water with small slivers of ice floating in it. Ynys pulls the curtain across, and you see a lady lying in the bed, propped up against several pillows. Her dark hair is plastered to her face, and her olive skin seems pale and drawn. The servant reaches across and dabs a cloth soaked in the ice-water on her brow. She smiles, and touches her belly, which is heavily pregnant."I am Lady Miranna, I apologise for not meeting you sooner, but it has been a hard pregnancy. I will have to firm with Anders and say no more children. You have several children as well don't you? And so young, it must have been scary for you."Elia moves to the edge of the bed, and peers over, gazing at Miranna's belly in surprise. Lady Miranna gasps slightly, and then reaches out and pats Elias hair. "You must be Lady Blacksand's daughter? I can see the likeness, though her eyes look like a stormlanders, no?""My husband is from House Penrose. We have 3 children, Elia, and the twins."Lady Miranna laughs gently, wincing as she does. "Twins, at your age? I don't envy you. Cletus was a large child, but I can't imagine twins..." She winces again, and turns to Ynys. "Ynys, could you be a dear and fetch me some watered summerwine? I've only drunk water all day."Ynys curtises, and heads out, leaving you alone.>Do you want to ask Lady Miranna anything?>Lord Anders>Quentyn>Yronwood>Write in...>Let her ask questions
>>2838122>YronwoodWhat house is she from?
>>2838122>>YronwoodPowerful women of the Red Mountain Dorne convening over the state. I feel like the stony dornish has an interesting sort of subplot after the rebellion. Well known they aren't huge fans of the red dragon, maybe we'll find some purchase here.
>>2838134>>2838137>>2838140"Lady Miranna, how is living at Yronwood? I've liven in Storm's End for a while, before the rebellion, but this seems... nicer.""Well, its certainly different to Blackmont, I'll tell you that. Blackmont straddles the Torrentine, but the land is rather mountainous and rocky. Here, I think is the closest to perfect you can find in Dorne, outside of the Water Gardens. Anders enjoys his wealth, and his father did as well, so uit's far more comfortable than the more puritan lord's halls I've visited in the Crownlands and the Weaterlands. I've never seen Storms End, but if the stories are true, it's not a castle I'd call welcoming."Miranna smiles weakly, before patting Elia's head again."And you are traveling with your mother? How has my husbands lands seem to you, little one?"Elia remains quiet for a bit, till you nudge her with your leg, and she mutters "S'nice.""Nice? Well, I'm sure Lord Yronwood will be delighted to hear you approve." Miranna opens her mouth to speak again, before falling back, breathing hard. The servant hurries to the bedside, and mops her brow again. Lady Ynys opens the door behind you, carrying a small goblet, and when you turn back to look at Miranna, she seems to be asleep. Ynys sighs, and places the wine on a small table."I'm sorry, she's very exhausted these days. Visit again, once the baby has been had. She'll be in far better spirits then, and able to talk to you for longer."Ynys gently ushers you towards the door, before leading you to your's and Elia's rooms. Elia is yawning, and her head is lolling as you walk. >Do you>Put Elia to bed yourself?>Allow the Yronwood servants to do it?
>>2838182>Allow the Yronwood servants to do it?
>>2838182>Put Elia to bed yourself?Can't let your eyes leave her
>>2838182>>Put Elia to bed yourself?
>>2838182>Put Elia to bed yourself?
>>2838305>>2838264>>2838246>>2838200Picking up Elia, you wave Ynys away, but not before she smiles, and opens the door to Elia's room for you. Elia is murmuring under her breath, as you lay her down on the bed, and undress her, changing her into a white bed-dress on the bed. As you do so, Elia stirs, and her eyes open as she looks at you."Mama, why was Lady Yronwood all fat like that?"Pausing, you look at her, and your mind races trying to think of how to answer>Avoid the subject, and distract Elia till she falls asleep.>Tell Elia not to worry about it?>Explain to your daughter that when a mama and a daddy love each other very much...
>>2838326>Tell Elia not to worry about it?This feels very CK2 ish
>>2838326>Avoid the subject, and distract Elia till she falls asleep.
>>2838343Look, you bring a 4 year old on a journey, literally 1 week before the last Yronwood child is born, these things are going to happen/
>>2838326>Explain to your daughter that when a mama and a daddy love each other very much...
>>2838326>Explain to your daughter that when a mama and a daddy love each other very much..."And then a dragon brings home the baby."
>>2838326>Tell Elia not to worry about it?
>>2838343>>2838349Switching to>Avoid the subject, and distract Elia till she falls asleep.
>>2838394>>2838380>>2838372>>2838371>>2838364>>2838348"Elia, it's not very polite to call Lady Miranna fat, she is pregnant with a baby. Now, get read...." Looking down, you can see Elia has already fallen asleep. Tucking her in, you walk slowly out, and close the door. Ynys is still standing outside, and she smiles at you."That was.... humbling. I'm not sure I'll be ready for being a mother. Especially after seeing how my mother is struggling. But if I can have something like what I just saw, it would be worth it."Unsure what to say, you murmur thanks and enter your room, feeling the exhaustion of the day catching up with you, as you prepare to go to sleep. As you drift off, you wonder what impression you left...----The next morning, you are woken by Elia jumping on your bed."Mama, mama, Lady Ynys just said I could have this! She said her Daddy was giving us presents!"In her hands, you can see a small wooden knife, similar in design to your stiletto. It is painted, and has a small golden wire worked into the hilt. Elia is pulling on your arm, trying to hurry you to get up."Ynys said her daddy had a present for you!"After dressing, "helped" by Elia dragging your traveling clothes from the folded pile the servants had placed them in, you descend down, and see Lord Anders standing by the exit to the Courtyard, and beyond him, Ser Ascar and the cavalry making ready outside. Lord Anders approaches you, and clasps your shoulder, before kissing you on each cheek. "My wife apologizes for falling asleep when you spoke with her last night. She wishes you well on your travels, and hopes you enjoy Sunspear."He reaches into a small pouch at his waist, and hands a small golden ring to you."Since we started traditionally, I thought I'd end traditionally, with guest gifts. Your daughter already received hers, and this is yours."Looking at the ring, you see a golden ring, with small red gems forming a circle in the middle, around a blue gem. "I hope it fits you, but any jeweler worth their salt should be able to resize it."The whole Yronwood family sees you off, except Miranna, with Ynys waving at Elia as Elia leans out of the carriage and waving at the small group. Once you are underway, Ser Ascar rides close."The Yronwoods are very hospitable my lady, their sept is wondrous. Anyway, the captain is wondering about our route. We could bypass the Jordaynes, and make for the source of the Greenblood, or we can go to the Tor. It would add a day onto our journey, but it might be worth it.">Bypass the Tor?>Make for the Tor?
>>2838479>>Make for the Tor?
>>2838479>Bypass the Tor?Other houses wouldn't be so friendly. Maybe on our return trip.
>>2838479>Bypass the TorWhy have we not slept with anyone yet
>>2838525Because you chose not to speak with the handsome single young man close to your age
>>2838529He's just a kid..
>>2838543Cletus is 16. You are 18. Cletus has already lost his virginity.
>>2838550I was referring to Quentyn
>>2838479>Bypass the Tor?
>>2838490>>2838498>>2838525"We'll bypass the Tor. No sense in lengthening our journey.""Yes my lady." responds Ser Ascar. Heading down, you soon leave House Yronwood lands, and find yourself on the edge of the desert. The road is still well maintained, though the regular watchtowers that were on the Boneway are not present. A few merchant caravans pass by you, heading to Yronwood, and you see a herd of sand steeds riding on the scrub grass next to the road. Elia leans out of the carriage and gasps at them, before pestering you with questions about horses, and when she's going to get her own horse. After rebuffing these questions, she entertains herself playing with her toy dagger, trying to balance it on her finger. You stop and eat lunch on a small hill, watching as the horses crop grass, and two cavalrymen do trick riding, much to Elia's delight. After a few more hours on the road, you see the hills that are the source of the Scourge, one of the rivers that forms the Greenblood. Alongside it runs a road, with very little traffic. A small docktown sits at the head of it, several rafts clustered at a small pier. A man hurries out of the only two-storey building in the town as you arrive. He bows low, and speaks with Ser Ascar for a few moments, before Ser Ascar rides over. "This man is trying to offer us rooms in his inn for the evening. He says that ahead of us, bandits try to ambush small camps of people, and that we won't make Godsgrace by nightfall. I think we can handle some bandits, but if you are concerned about the safety of lady Elia, I would recommend taking him up. It would not be too expensive, and easily in the small budget we brought.">Stay in the inn?>Travel onwards and camp?
>>2838651>Stay in the inn?
>>2838651>>Stay in the inn?
>>2838651>Stay in the inn?Everyone stay alert, very suspicious
>>2838651>Stay in the inn
>>2838651>>Travel onwards and camp?I 100% do not trust this situation. Travel on, maintain a scouting force to make sure we aren't followed.
>>2838676Either way, Inn is easy to defend.
>>2838667>>2838654>>2838656>>2838662>>2838676"We'll stay in the inn. No sense risking bandits."The innkeeper seems delighted, and runs back to the town, calling out for a stable boy. Riding into the town, you see a few guards, wearing the golden hand of Allyrion sitting outside the inn, throwing dice. They stand as your party nears, before bowing when they see Ser Ascar and the carriage. The inn has a surprisingly large backyard, with a stable on two sides of it. The innkeeper emerges as the horses are being stabled, saying he has 6 rooms available, and plenty of room in the common room. The cavalrymen begin drawing straws, as Ser Ascar pays the innkeeper for the rooms. The innkeeper bows and scrapes, before leading you through the common room. The common room is fairly empty, other than a party of three in one corner, a younger man with a red surcoat with his back to you, and two men wearing plain mail shirts, eating from dishes. The younger man is laughing at a rather raunchy joke one of the men made, and Ser Ascar glares at them as the innkeeper leads you past into a small private room. "My lady, we have some stew, and some cool weak cider, if that would be suitable."Ser Ascar is looking more annoyed at the man, so you quickly say that would be fine, and make sure Elia is seated. Through the small bead curtain separating the private room from the common room, you hear the cavalrymen moving into the common room, and settling down. The innkeeper returns, with 2 pitchers of cider, and a small earthen cup, also filled with cider, which he hands to Elia. She drinks it down, and winces slightly at the taste, but makes no complaint. You have drunk half of it, when you hear a raised voice from the common room."Excuse me, why is some woman being served before the future lord of this place? You'd think some people would learn their place!"You hear the backround noise of the common room stop, and the scraping of chairs on the wooden floor. Ser Ascar has also stood, and has a hand on his sword.>What do you do?>Enter the common room yourself?>Allow Ser Ascar to enter?>Stop Ser Ascar entering, and ignore the words from the common room.
>>2838750>Allow Ser Ascar to enter?Take our weapon out, just in case.
>>2838750>Stop Ser Ascar entering, and ignore the words from the common room.Let the innkeeper deal with this, no sense risking a confrontation.
>>2838750>>Allow Ser Ascar to enter?
>>2838750>Allow Ser Ascar to enter?Tell him to deescalate and not to strike unless in self defense.
>>2838761>>2838764>>2838778>>2838791Drawing your spear, you lock eyes with Ser Ascar."I want you to de-escalate the situation, and stop that young man being killed by my cavalry.""Yes my lady. I know exactly how to stop this escalating."Before you can react, Ser Ascar pulls his gauntlet off and marches through. You then hear his voice clearly ringing out."Ser, your insults towards Lady Blacksand are intolerable, and I will not allow you to continue them." What follows is a loud slap, followed by a shocked silence. Your rest your face in your palm, as the younger man begins to speak."You are challenging me to a duel. In my own lands! Impudent cur, I'll have you whipped! Lucan, Yarrack, seize him." There is silence, before a drawling voice echoes from the door."Ser Byrron, the man who has challenged you is a knight, much like yourself. Either you accept, or apologise to the lady you clearly insulted."There is a heavy silence, before the voice of the younger knight is heard again."Very well. I will see you outside, on the river bank, in 10 minutes."Ser Ascar steps through the bead curtain, looking rather pleased with himself. An older man, with a red surcoat moves in behind him. The older man bows his head, before sighing."My lady, I would apologise, but that would undermine the action about to be undertaken. I was meant to keep young Ser Allyrion's mouth under control, but I was checking on my horse. I am Ser Markas, sworn to House Allyrion. And the young man who was apparently rude to you is Ser Byrron Allyrion, the younger son of Lady Delonne, his brother is in Yronwood at the moment, with his wife.">How do you respond>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and admonish Ser Ascar>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and wish Ser Ascar luck in the duel>Write in...
>>2838845>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and wish Ser Ascar luck in the duel
>>2838845>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and wish Ser Ascar luck in the duelLet's hope they don't kill each other
>>2838845>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and wish Ser Ascar luck in the duelFor the love of god, don't kill or wound him too badly!
>>2838868>>2838845Mention we met Ryon in Yronwood on our way here, and all that blah blah he's nice blah blah
>>2838845>Introduce yourself, thank him for his reasonableness, and wish Ser Ascar luck in the duelEmphasize the need for good relations to him.
>>2838872>>2838858>>2838868"Greeting Ser Markas. I am Lady Lissara Blacksand of Shadowpeak, the is Elia Blacksand, say hello Elia, and this is Ser Ascar.""'ullo""Hello, lady Elia.""I'd like to thank you for being reasonable about this, I honestly don't know how this escalated so quickly.""Ser Byrron has a habit of annoying the wrong people. Though he hasn't been challenged before, so hopefully this may humble him. I hope this doesn't colour your view of House Allyrion. I assure you, Ser Ryon is nothing like his younger brother, though Ser Byrron is a better fighter.""I have met Ser Ryon, he seemed very polite and the image of kngihthood. As for the skill of the duelists, Ser Ascar is a skilled knight, one who I would trust with my life. Ser Ascar, I wish you good luck, and I ask you not to kill him or wound him too badly, it would rather colour our intended visit of Godsgrace.""Of course my lady, the sept at Godsgrace is something I've wanted to see, I will not jeopardise my best chance to see it." Ser Ascar responds. "Now, I need to pray before the duel." Standing, Ser Ascar bows, and leaves. Ser Markas sighs again, and stands. "Forgive me, my lady, I need to go and make sure Ser Byrron is ready.">What do you do now?>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?>Make sure Elia is in the room, and won't leave, then go and watch the duel?>Wait till the duel, and then watch it with Elia?
>>2838930>Wait till the duel, and then watch it with Elia?
>>2838930>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?
>>2838930>>Make sure Elia is in the room, and won't leave, then go and watch the duel?
>>2838930>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?It's not the time yet for her to see this.
>>2838930>>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?
>>2838934>>2838930I'll switch my vote to:>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?
>>2838930>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome?Can we switch perspective to Ser Ascar for the duel?
>>2838942>>2838940>>2838938>>2838934>Wait till the duel is over, then go out and see the outcome-------------You step outside into the evening sun, your sword and shield held in your hand. Heading towards the riverside, you see a small circle has formed, the cavalrymen applauding and whooping as you approach. As they part, you see the arrogant young knight swinging a long two-handed spear back and forth, his breastplate gleaming in the sun. He smirks as you enter, and raises his spear in a clearly mocking salute. Behind him, the two sellsword-types that were joking about Lady Blacksand in the inn are standing, glaring at you, while the older knight is seated on a horse behind them, watching with a sardonic grin. Pausing, you offer a prayer to the Father and the Warrior, to watch over you, before calling out."Ser, will you retract your statements, and apologise to Lady Blacksand?""No I will not little hedge knight. And once you are crying on the sand, I'll have you whipped for insulting me!" the arrogant prat responds, before slamming the visor of his helmet down.>Use Anointed buff now? (+5 Combat defense for one turn)>Yes>No>Give me 6d6 for fighting please. (Fighting 5, long-blades 1)
Rolled 5, 4, 5, 6, 3, 2 = 25 (6d6)>>2838989>>Yes
Rolled 2, 3, 4, 6, 2, 6 = 23 (6d6)>>2838989>No
Rolled 3, 5, 1, 4, 3, 4 = 20 (6d6)>>2838989Use Anointed buff now? (+5 Combat defense for one turn)>Yes
>>2838989Can we use annotated buff later?
>>2839000Yes, its every turn
>>2839000Why wouldn't we use it now?
>>2839003Because it wouldn't apply next turn, its only for one turn.
>>2839006Is there a chance he won't attack us this turn?
>>2839003Worried if its only one use for the entire duration of combat.Gonna say no?
>>2839009He will, we're in a duel>>2839010Death spirals are a thing in this system
>>2839018Well, that's what I figured. It's better we use it now and get as little damage as possible so he's more likely to surrender.
>>2839019I want to use it in the second round of combat.
Rolled 5, 2, 1, 6, 3, 3 = 20 (6d6)>>2838993>>2838996>>2838997>No to appointed Buff23, 21, 19 vs 1123 vs 11 (3 Degrees of Success)CRIT. One 6 is +2 to base damage.Damage is 5+2 (7) x3 =21Ser Byrron takes a wound.
>>283902417 vs 12 (2 Degrees of success)Damage is 5x2=10-6=4No need to take injuries or wounds.Health remaining 5
>>2839031You rush towards Ser Byrron, who darts from side to side, his spear point weaving from side to side. As you begin to close, he lunges forward, his spear punching through the shield and slashing along the top of your arm. Twisting your shield to the side you force him to yank the spear back before he looses it, leaving him open to you slashing your sword across his chest, leaving a deep rent in the breastplate. Drawing back, you look at Ser Byrron, who gasps in pain, before glancing back at the two thugs, and approaching again.>Ser Ascar Bole>Health 5>0 Injuries>0 Wounds>Ser Byrron Allyrion>Health 9>0 Injuries>1 Wound>Anointed buff Y/N>6d6 for fighting
Rolled 4, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1 = 12 (6d6)>>2839043>NSave it for if the thugs intervene.
Rolled 2, 4, 2, 5, 1, 2 = 16 (6d6)>>2839043>Y He has a shitload of health and we need to hang in there. If we can inflict another wound before he wounds us, we good.
Rolled 1, 2, 4, 1, 5, 4 = 17 (6d6)>>2839043YesNeed to finish this quickly.
>>2839056Health is small nicks and gashes and doesn't affect your fighting. Injuries reduce damage by your endurance, and can be taken to avoid health loss. However, they reduce your dice rolls by 1. Wounds stop all damage, but you loose a dice for each wound you have. If you have as many wounds as your endurance, you are defeated. If your health reaches 0, you are defeated as well.
Rolled 4, 1, 6, 6, 4 = 21 (5d6)>>2839061>>2839056>>2839048Annointed Buff used (+5 to Combat defense)11, 15, 16 vs 1116 vs 11 (2 degrees)5 damage x2=10, reduced by 55 health damage taken by Ser Byrron
>>283906920 vs 171 Degree of success5 Damage, -6 from armourNo damage.Good use of Anointed
>>2839075Yeah that roll scared me. Glad we used it then.
>>2839075You close again, Ser Byrron sweeping his spear towards your legs, flicking dust up towards your eyes. Furious, you call upon your sense of right and wrong. How dare this arrogant fool try to blind you, does he not know honour, dignity? You try to interpose your shield, but it slips past, but grates off your armour, doing nothing. You slash towards the gap in his armour, but he turns, and you catch his arm instead, cutting off the top layer of cloth of his clothing, and leaving a long red slash on his arm. Glaring at you, Ser Byrron close in again, spinning his spear over his head.>Give me 6d6 for fighting.
>>2839085>Ser Ascar Bole>Health 5>0 Injuries>0 Wounds>Ser Byrron Allyrion>Health 4>0 Injuries>1 Wound
Rolled 3, 6, 4, 2, 5, 6 = 26 (6d6)>>2839085Come on Ascar show us you're worth your salt.
Rolled 3, 3, 5, 6, 6, 1 = 24 (6d6)>>2839085Surely this is going to gain us an enemy but damn it if it isn't worth it to protect Lissara's honor.
Rolled 6, 5, 3, 1, 5, 5 = 25 (6d6)>>2839085
>>2839100Yeah the problem with you being the favourite hatred of the marches is that your soldiers have become rather protective of you. And Ascar has reasons for why he behaves this way. We might explore this later.
Rolled 1, 1, 1, 4, 3 = 10 (5d6)>>2839105>>2839100>>283909124,23,24 vs 1124 vs 11 (3 degrees of success)CRIT. Two 6's means +4 to base damageDamage is 5+4=9. 9x3 =27-5=22Ser Byrron takes a wound
>>2839118Byrron on suicide watch
>>28391189 vs 12 (Failure)0 Damage
>>2839118>Byrron's roll Fucking rookies. Ascar a champ.
>>2839125Byrron swings his spear towards your head, telegraphing his move, a clear sign of an overconfidant fighter. You even think it might be a feint, till you see him overbalance, and slip your sword under his arm and stab through Byrrons under arm muscle, as he staggers backwards, screaming in pain. He collapses on the ground, and moans, ignoring you completely.>Demand his yielding?>Ignore him and attack?>Wait for him to rise?>Call for him to rise and keep fighting?
>>2839142>Wait for him to rise?
>>2839142>>Demand his yielding?That's the honorable thing to do. But stay on our guard, he's a dornishman.
>>2839142>Demand his yielding?
>>2839142>>Wait for him to rise?>Will you surrender? You are a worthy foe, but right now you are outmatched.
>>2839142>>Demand his yielding
>>2839147>>2839149>>2839150>>2839156>>2839161You raise your sword and point it at him, and call out."Yield Ser, you are beaten! Admit your defeat, and that you were in the wrong!"Ser Byrron moans in pain, then glares up at you from the dust."May the Seven spit on you hedge knight!"He then stands, and spits on the ground."I do not admit defeat to worthless wanderers who serve as lapdogs to murderers whelps!"Behind him, you see Ser Markas turn pale, as you feel yourself moving towards him at a run.>Give me 6d6 for fighting>Ser Ascar Bole>Health 5>0 Injuries>0 Wounds>Ser Byrron Allyrion>Health 4>0 Injuries>2 Wounds
Rolled 2, 6, 6, 4, 1, 5 = 24 (6d6)>>2839178
Rolled 6, 3, 1, 5, 3, 6 = 24 (6d6)>>2839178
Rolled 6, 5, 2, 4, 4, 6 = 27 (6d6)>>2839178
Rolled 3, 2, 5, 4 = 14 (4d6)>>2839199>>2839192>>283918423,23,25 vs 1125 vs 11 (3 degrees of success)CRIT. Two 6's means +4 to base damageDamage =5+4=9. 9x3=27-5=22Ser Byrron is defeated!>Humiliate>Kill>Unconscious
>>283921112 vs 12 (1 degree)5 Damage=5-6=-10 Damage
>>2839211>>UnconsciousIf it was one of the other knights kill or humiliate would be the correct answer. This is the most honorable option.
>>2839211>UnconsciousWhile it would be fun to humiliate him, it behooves us to act like father.
>>2839231>>2839228>>2839226>>2839214Ser Byrron lowers his spear and charges, lunging towards you. You step to the side, allowing the spear to scrape off your armour, as you slam your pommel onto the top of his helmet. You turn, and watch as Ser Byrron topples like a felled tree. Cheers break out among the cavalrymen, as the two retainers step forward, hands upheld as they drag Ser Byrron out of the circle. The cavalrymen surround you, clapping you on the shoulders, and chanting your name, before they hoist you onto their shoulders and carry you back towards the inn, making you grateful for your helmet as you bang your head on the mantle. --------You are sitting with Elia upstairs, when you hear a loud cheer go up, followed by the sound of "ASCAR, ASCAR, ASCAR!" Glancing out the window, you see your cavalrymen carrying Ser Ascar back to the inn, as Ser Markas shakes his head, looking at a fallen Ser Byrron, who is having his armour removed by his retainers. Elia looks at you curiously."Ser Ascar won?""Yes dear, I think he did."Below you hear a loud clang, and laughter, and calls for ale and wine to be served.>Go down and congratulate Ser Ascar with Elia?>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?>Stay up in the room with Elia?
>>2839270>>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?
>>2839270>>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?>Inquire to the health of the lord ser Ascar beat with one of his retainers. Make a token apology because our house has been spat upon of late and thus our men grown overprotective.
>>2839270>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?
>>2839270>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?Maybe have a soldier guard our door or something
>>2839270>>Go down alone, and congratulate Ser Ascar?Make sure to leave a guard with her though.
>>2839278>>2839293>>2839297>>2839298>>2839300"Elia, stay here, I think the men might be a little excited, and it's no place for a little girl."Elia pouts, but stays on the bed, waving her toy dagger around. Heading downstairs, you enter to a toast being raised to Ser Ascar, who is seated in the middle of the room, with a goblet of wine in his hand. You are spotted, and another cheer goes up, and a toast to your honour is offered, while a chair is placed in the middle of the room next to Ser Ascar. Grabbing one of the cavalrymen, you ask him to go and keep an eye on Elia, before walking over to the chair."Ser Ascar, I gather you won the duel. Congratulations. I feel far safer knowing such skilled warriors guard me."Another cheer goes up, and you see the innkeeper looking a cross between terrified and happy, as more and more drinks are drunk in honour of the defeat of the son of his overlady. Smiling, you step outside, and see one of the retainers hauling a bucket of water up out of the well, while Ser Markas is binding cloth around the chest and arm of Ser Byrron. the retainer bows to you, and speaks in an Essosi accent."Lady, the young ser will be fine, he simply needs a few weeks bed-rest. It might even do him good." He bows again, and carries the bucket over, before chucking it onto Ser Byrron, who stirs feebly, before groaning. Ser Markas sighs, and lifts the limp body onto his shoulders, and carries the unconscious knight into the inn, avoiding the common room.Re-entering the common room, you see Ser Ascar has been moved to a table, and a large platter of stew and bread has been put in front of him, while his goblet is being topped up. Most are sitting now, and the cavalry are simply chatting loudly. Another toast is raised as you enter, and the cavalrymen stand, but there appears to be no resuming of the cheering. >Thats all for tonight. Well done on the duel, hope it doesn't hurt you too badly with Lady Delonne
>>2839334Thank you for running
>>2839334Thanks for running mate. Fan of the characters. Ser Ascar has been fun, looking forward to finding out more about him and his past.
>>2839334>hope it doesn't hurt you too badly with Lady Delonnecheeky cunt
>>2839334Thanks. Next run when
>>28400142000-2100 this evening.
>>2839334Ascar can get in our bed anytime.
>>2840370Only if husbando is there watching.
>>2840894Atleast try to keep it on the downlow so we dont humiliate our husband.
lost track of time in the gym. My badThe next morning, you head off from the inn, the cavalry still in high spirits. As you head out, you see Ser Markas carrying the still limp body of Ser Byrron towards the pier, while the two retainers lead 4 horses behind them. The road is winding, following the route of the river through low mountains, at least compared to the Red Mountains. This results in several blind turns, and Ser Ascar orders 5 of the cavalry to ride ahead of the main group as scouts. However, they do not raise any alarms, and the morning passes fairly peacefully, the mountains providing a decent amount of shade from the Dornish sun, and the sound of the river birds filling the air. You see several rafts moving up and down the Scourge, and when you stop for lunch at a small beach, a few of them pull alongside, and offer wine, fresh fruit and honey which they are transporting in trade. Ser Ascar trades for a blood-orange for Elia and you, which the trader says came from the surplus of the Water Gardens, and Elia giggles as you bite into the rich fruit and squirt juice onto your face. As you head onwards, you ponder why Ser Ascar had chosen to duel Ser Byrron, rather than actually de-escalate the situation, as you had asked...>Call him over and ask?>Leave it for now, wait till you are not on the road?
>>2841050>Call him over and ask?
>>2841050>>Leave it for now, wait till you are not on the road?
>>2841011In Dorne, it's nly humiliating if they don't know-- that implies that you're going behind their back.>>2841050>Call him over and ask?
>>2841050>Call him over and ask?>>2841085Our husband is not dornish and i am pretty sure that was just Oberyn and his lover. Who was not his wife.
>>2841050>Call him over and ask?I think he made the right choice. Can't just let people dishonour you right to your face.
>>2841085>>2841080>>2841061"Ser Ascar!" you call from the carriage, "A word, if you would?"Ser Ascar rides over, and, leaning down slightly, looks into the carriage."Yes, my lady?""If you don't mind me asking, why did you challenge Ser Byrron to a duel instead of explaining who I was and the situation first? Not that I'm complaining, but it seemed... rather immediate."Ser Ascar looks rather embarrassed, before drumming his fingers on his sword hilt, and glancing around."I was reminded of a story my grandmother told me. It seemed very similar, and I thought I'd better act as the knight in that story did, not allowing it escalate.""What story? Whose your grandmother anyway?""Oh, no-one important. She was a puppeteer at a tourney, and when she was young a handsome young knight protected her from a rather arrogant lord. It ended badly, but Ser Byrron didn't seem like a royal prince, so I thought I could get away with it.""Well, next time, maybe let me know before you challenge someone to a duel? I might want to do it first."Ser Ascar laughs, and nods his head."I'll remember that next time, my Lady."The journey continues, and late in the afternoon, you see the Scourge flowing into another river, and a castle with a large domed building next to it, encircled by a long shell wall. Ser Ascar calls out to you from his horse."Godsgrace, and the sept! I've wanted to see it since I've heard of it!"Coming from the gate of Godsgrace, a party of cavalry, led by two knights are riding towards you, the golden hand of Allyrion clear on their shields.>Ride on towards Godsgrace, and meet the cavalry on the way?>Call a halt, and wait for the cavalry to reach you?>Call a halt, and have the cavalry spread out so as to be ready for combat?
>>2841163>puppeteerOh yes>Ride on towards Godsgrace, and meet the cavalry on the way?
>>2841163>>Ride on towards Godsgrace, and meet the cavalry on the way?
>>2841163>Call a halt, and wait for the cavalry to reach you?
>>2841163>Call a halt, and wait for the cavalry to reach you?Do we really have to stop by Godsgrace? I'd rather we skip it.
>>2841192You don't have to stay there, you can just stay in the town, but Lady Delonne does want to speak with you.
>>2841173>>2841163changing to:>Ride on towards Godsgrace, and meet the cavalry on the way?I thought it was just more polite and procedural to wait for guards to come to you
>>2841163>Ride on towards Godsgrace, and meet the cavalry on the way?
>>2841209>>2841205>>2841192>>2841173>>2841172>>2841166You make no attempt to stop, and soon your party is closing with the Allyrion party. The knights signal a halt, and one of them, a salt dornishman, rides close to the carriage, watched intently by Ser Ascar."Lady Blacksand, I am Ser Serion Dalt, in service to Lady Delonne Allyrion. My lady would like to speak with you. My men are here to escort you to Godsgrace."Ser Serion looks dour, and he is not looking directly at you, his eyes fixed on a point behind you. Before you can answer, he turns his horse, and rides away, his men filtering between yours and merging with your party. Ser Serion and the other knight lead the party, and begin leading you towards Godsgrace. As you ride through the entrance, you find yourself in a large garden, with a long paved path heading to the main keep. Elia leans out of the carriage, and stares in wonder at all the different flowers and plants that fill the garden. You even see several brightly coloured birds moving between the branches. Ser Serion dismounts, and walks back towards the carriage."Lady Blacksand, Lady Delonne awaits you in the path of fountains. I will show you and your daughter. Ser Miltar will show your men where to stable their horses.">Go along with Ser Serion, without complaint?>Insist on Ser Ascar coming as well?>Write in...
>>2841247>Go along with Ser Serion, without complaint?
>>2841247>Insist on Ser Ascar coming as well?
>>2841283>>2841270>>2841253>>2841256"Come along Elia, Lady Delonne wants to speak to us." you say, taking her hand and helping her down from the carriage. Ser Serion leads the two of you down a long pathway with tall trees on the side, Elia staying close to you, but staring around her in awe. Ser Serion reaches a turning, stops and bows, gesturing for you to continue. Stepping around, you see a path flanked by two long channels of water, with small jets of water rising out of them. About 50 paces down, two lounges are opposite each other, a woman who is about 40, with dark hair bound in a tight plait is reclining, while a boy, some 5 years younger than you sits on a small stool, peeling grapes with a small knife, and placing them in a bowl on a small table. As you approach, the Lady pulls herself up slightly, and nods as you draw near. She turns to the boy, and waves for him to stop."Daemon, please take young Lady Blacksand to feed the paraquets. I am sure she would enjoy that. Lady Blacksand, please sit. We have much to discuss."The boy stands, picks up the small bowl, and crouches down in front of Elia."Do you want to help me feed the little colourful birds? I've taught them to say my name. We could teach them to say yours!"Elia looks up at you with pleading eyes, and when you nod, she nods rapidly to the boy, before following him into the garden. The lady gestures again, and you sit. She swings her legs forward, so she is sitting upright, and gestures in the direction Elia and Daemon went."A lovely boy. My sons Ryon's bastard. Before he was married of course. This may be Dorne, but the Gods see everywhere. He's going to Sunspear soon, to squire for prince Oberyn, given how much he takes after his grandfather."She sighs, and looks at you."I do not approve of what your sworn sword did to my youngest son. I care not for why it happened, I do not allow duels on my land without my permission. Your sworn sword did not know this, so I will not call for his head. However, I will expect his apology.">Attempt to explain what Ser Byrron did, to give context for the duel? (Persuasion)>Accept her premise, and inquire if she has anything more to say?>Explain that Ser Ascar is a pious man, and a dedicated knight, and it was this that lead him to duel? (Persuasion Charm)>Write in...
>>2841334>Attempt to explain what Ser Byrron did, to give context for the duel? (Persuasion)
>>2841334>Explain that Ser Ascar is a pious man, and a dedicated knight, and it was this that lead him to duel? (Persuasion Charm)perhaps she a bit religious?
>>2841334>Explain that Ser Ascar is a pious man, and a dedicated knight, and it was this that lead him to duel? (Persuasion Charm)
>>2841334well gee maybe her son should have thought of that. It's not like HE didn't know.
>>2841334>Explain that Ser Ascar is a pious man, and a dedicated knight, and it was this that lead him to duel? (Persuasion Charm)>Accept her premise, and inquire if she has anything more to say?
>>2841361>>2841357>>2841351>>2841345>>2841342>>2841336We are tied. Rolling off.>1. Attempt to explain what Ser Byrron did, to give context for the duel? (Persuasion)>2. Explain that Ser Ascar is a pious man, and a dedicated knight, and it was this that lead him to duel? (Persuasion Charm)
>>2841163>puppeteer at a tourneyQM is BASEDBASED>>2841334>attempt to explain what ser byrron did
>>2841380Lucky I screwed up the dice. Taking this,
>>2841381That guy deleted his post, dummy. It's now tied again.
Give me 4d6 for persuasion. TN 13
Rolled 2, 5, 3, 4 = 14 (4d6)>>2841384
Rolled 1 (1d2)
Rolled 2, 5, 5, 6 = 18 (4d6)>>2841384
Rolled 2, 3, 3, 3 = 11 (4d6)>>2841384
>>2841390>>2841388>>284138614,18,11 vs TN13 18 vs 13 (2 Degrees of success)
>>2841380>>2841166I dont get it.What is the deal with the puppeter stuff?
>>2841395"My lady, I am afraid you might not have heard the whole story. I should explain, due to my family's less than loved reputation in the Marches, the soldiers who serve my house are very protective of me. Your son complained that "Some Woman" was being served before him in the inn at the source of the Scourge. I cannot say for certain, but I think they might have attacked him, if he had continued, and Ser Ascar had not challenged him."Lady Delonne looks at you for a long moment, before steepling her fingers. Her two middle fingers tap together, and a small twitch appears in her eyelid. Then she lays her hands down on her lap, blinks a few times, and fixes you with a firm stare."Well, then I will write a letter of thanks to Ser Ascar for his restraint. If I can be honest with you, Lady Blacksand, Byrron is a less than perfect son. He has spent a total of 6 days in Godsgrace this year, and none of them in the Sept. Thanks to your man, he will spend the next 3 weeks there, according to the Septon who is caring for him there.""Ser Ascar will be thrilled he helped bring a young man closer to the Seven" you say with a smile. Lay Delonne fixes you with a cold look. "It should not have taken this for my youngest son to enter a Sept. I trust your children are being schooled in the ways of the Seven?">Confess you do not have a sept>Say that your children regularly attend services at the Sept, and are learning as much as their age allows. (Deception Bluff)
>>2841414>Confess you do not have a sept but your husband and yourself teach them as well as you can
>>2841414>Confess you do not have a sept>>2841396Check out the wiki
>>2841414Throw pops under the bus>Father never bothered to build one, it's one of my first priorities.
>>2841414>Confess you do not have a septI also second Papa never built one but we want to
>>2841426I like thisHe is dead, evil, and now our scapegoat
>>2841422>>2841425>>2841426>>2841431>>2841433Combining "We do not have a sept" and "Throw dad's corpse under the bus"
>>2841431>>2841433legitimately, poisoning are dad, seven rest his soul, is the best thing anyone could possibly have done for our house. People feared him, but they also hated him, and as he grew old and infirm that fear would fade but the hate would not.
>>2841437"I confess, Lady Allyrion, that my father was not a pious man. He was a man of battle and bloodshed, and saw little point to revere all the Seven. Once we have the money to, my Husband and I fully intend to have a wonderful Sept constructed, where my children can learn of the Gods."Lady Delonne nods curtly."My Husband is similar. He only has time for family, fighting and the hunt. Though he does attend services regularly, I think it is simply to please me, more than a concern for his soul. But that is a sign of our love. When your husband is willing to do things you want to but he does not for your happiness, you know that your marriage will be blessed by the Seven."Thinking about the normal look of surprise on Carth's face when you ambush him with sex, you realise you probably fit those criteria. However, you think better on mentioning this example to Lady Delonne. She stands, and offers an arm to you, and begins to lead you down the way Daemon and Elia went."Anyway, I am grateful for this talk. There is a riverboat leaving tomorrow to transport Daemon to Sunspear, and passage on it would be far quicker than the road. You would have to leave your cavalry here, there is not room to transport 20 soldiers, but I assure you my husband will not be one to allow them to go idle in this time.">Thank her, and accept, using the riverboat to travel to Sunspear (Only you, Elia and Ser Ascar)>Thank her, but refuse, saying you could not put her to the trouble of arranging three births at short notice.>Write in...
>>2841461>Thank her, and accept, using the riverboat to travel to Sunspear (Only you, Elia and Ser Ascar)Try not to get my men killed.
>>2841461So uh, my concern is getting BACK from sunspear afterwards.>Thank her, but refuse, saying you could not put her to the trouble of arranging three births at short notice.
>>2841461Do we get to take the boat back?
>>2841461>Thank her, but refuse, saying you could not put her to the trouble of arranging three births at short notice.Can't give up soldiers lmao
>>2841491>>2841467We still have our daughter with us, best to have our men.
>>2841491There are galleys that row upriver, but it is slower than overland, sort of the opposite of going to Sunspear
>>2841461>Thank her, but refuse, saying you could not put her to the trouble of arranging three births at short notice.
>>2841491I think that we could take the boat to get to Sunspear and swear paths and what not faster, and then just ride back with the cavalry. I’m assuming that we’ll be at sunspear long enough for our men to catch up to us.
>>2841519I agree becauseSHE COULD BE THE POISONER, EVERYONE IS GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT.She has also not offered us salt or bread, pious bitch is gonna try and kill us here. We could also say we want to meet with other lords along the way as a secondary excuse.
>>2841530I thought the bread and salt offering was only for when your guest stays?
>>2841536>>2841530I think some do it and some don't, it depends on the house.
>>2841506>>2841493>>2841469>>2841467"Thank you, My lady, but the trip back, with my young daughter concerns me. I would prefer to travel overland, with our escort.""As you will. Daemon and the girl should be around here."Turning a corner, you see Elia with a small green bird sitting on her finger, as she feeds it a grape with her other hand. Daemon is letting several eating from a small pile in his open palm, and making whistling sounds. Lady Delonne stops moving, and watches for a few moments."It's moments like this I think I'll miss. He's so keen to become a knight, to fight, that I doubt I'll see him feed birds again." Her eyes have misted up, and she sniffs loudly, before walking forward."Daemon, Young Lady Blacksand, its going to be time to eat soon. Hurry inside and wash."Daemon nods, and wipes his hand on a small stone bowl, which the birds flock to. Elia waves at the bird that was on her finger, before turning and hugging Lady Delonne's legs."You've got a lovely garden, Lady Allyron. I love the birds!"Lady Delonne looks unsure what to do for a moment, before patting Elia's hair, and smiling unsurely."Thank you Lady Blacksand. I am very proud of it.""My names Elia. Mama's Lady Blacksand." Elia replies."Thank you, Elia. I'm Delonne. Now, shall we go and eat?"At the evening meal, you meet Lord Allyrion, a tall man with a barrel-chest, and a booming voice. He tells you he was just a hedge knight, who fought at a tournament at Godsgrace, when he was a young man. Winning the joust, thanks to his opponent having "accidentally" drunk strongwine instead of watered Dornish Red, he crowned the young Lady Delonne queen of Love and Beauty, and asked for her hand the next day. Lady Delonne blushes when he says this, and adds that her father insisted he bring a Septon from the Sept of Baelor to marry them. "And two months later, I boxed the ears of that young Jordayne, and showed your father the Septon! True he'd only just gained his robes, but he was trained there!"Elia spends the meal trying to talk to you about the birds Daemon showed her, and trying to imitate the bird whistle he did. You can see Ser Markas talking with Ser Ascar at one of the lower tables, and there is no sign of Ser Byrron. Lord and Lady Allyrion are very glad to here Ryon is well, and the evening goes well. You sleep well, and in the morning, prepare to head out.>Thats it for tonight. I'll run again tomorrow, at 1900-2000 UTC
>>2841558Thanks for runningInviting Ascar to bed when?
>>2841530Bread and Salt is a first men thing, its very prevalent in the North, Vale and Riverlands. It's acknowledged everywhere, but not followed as a ceremony by most southern lords. Yronwood was doing it due to the lousy relationship you have with the Marcher Lords, trying to assure you he wasn't going to try anything.
>>2841564Whenever you think the exceptionally pious, loyal and non-Dornish Ser Ascar will be up for it.
>>2841558Thanks for running.>>2841564Nah. Ascar is too moral and pious for extramarital sex. Plus, our hubby suits our wildest needs
>>2841568so nevergoodan affiar which just be more issues we don't need
>>2841576Having paramours or lovers is normal in Dorne. No one would bat an eye.
>>2841587True but with someone in our House? Our husband might not be so understanding. He isn't Dornish.
>>2841587If we're that horny away from our husband (a legitimate concern with licentious) a woman to care of things would be much less of an issue, so many fewer potential problems. We need to pick up a handmaid at some point.
>>2841858What if women don't turn us on, though lmao
>>2841929watch dudes going at it in the local training yard and then use her as a masturbation aid to get us off
>>2841858We have enough self-control and vivid imagination to not act on impure sexy thoughts. Besides, imagine the catch up sex with pur husband. Probably won't be leaving the bedroom for a day.
>>2842296Do we though...I think finding a boy toy in the capital is in order.
>>2842296I mean with licentious I feel like it's legitimately up in the air whether we do. It's our flaw, not just A Thing About Us, it's supposed to be an actual source of problems.
>>2841567It’s your game, but in the books guest right also a respected tradition in the andal faith and the south in general.
>>2842833I was under the impression that Bread and Salt being given, with those being the exact foods, was a first man thing, with guest rights and hospitality being a thing in the south, but not the full on giving of bread and salt.Its a respected right, but the full ritual isn't really carried out.
>>2842842The bread and salt is just an expression and the “ritual” in the tv show was done due to the tense situation between the Stark and the Freys. Any food or drink counts if given under understanding that you are a guest.
>>2842879Yeah thats my point. Bread and Salt is the First Men version of guest rights, Andal culture is that it is expected if you invite someone in.
Upon leaving Godsgrace, you see Ser Ascar seems in far better spirits. He apparently went to the Sept, while you were speaking with Lady Delonne, and returned in high spirits. Elia continues to describe in detail each of the birds she fed with Daemon, happily babbling most of the journey away. As you travel down the road, still next to the Greenblood, the mountains become hills, then plains, passing small villages sitting on the Greenblood, surrounded by fields, with channels feeding water from the Greenblood into the vineyards and fields. And looming over all of this, visible on the horizon is Sunspear, surrounded by the Shadow city, golden domes shining in the sun, the Winding Walls standing tall. The sun is getting low as you travel closer, you begin coming closer to a small crowd waiting to get through the gate. Your cavalry press closer, and push through the crowd, making your way to the gate, as the smallfolk move to side, allowing you passage. The guards on the gate step forward, and Ser Ascar calls out your name. The guards step back, and wave you through, before returning to checking the business of the smallfolk, who crowded in behind you carriage, trying to make use of the hole your party created. The crowds are thick, and even your cavalry are struggling to make way for you to travel.>What do you want to do?>Press on to the palace, and spend the night there?>Try to find an inn to stay the night, and go to Sunspear in the morning?>Write in...
>>2843002>Press on to the palace, and spend the night there?
>>2843002>>Press on to the palace, and spend the night there?As is fitting our station. Really hope we spend some time doing personal stuff here, finding a handmaiden, couple more knights, some Essosi contacts/old friends, call up Nararo Aros and get a loan from the Bank of Bays, and get some gifts for the boys, Elia, and our husband. I'd be loathe to visit the most important city in Dorne and not do anything on the side.
>>2843029>>2843018>>2843017>>2843013>How do you plan to get through the evening crowds?>Intimidation? (Persuasion)>Navigation? (Survival)
>>2843047>Intimidation? (Persuasion)Our survival is in the gutter
>>2843047>>Intimidation? (Persuasion)Sometimes you have to act the Lord.
>>2843052>>2843054>>2843057Okay give me 4d6, TN 12
Rolled 3, 2, 6, 4 = 15 (4d6)>>2843067
Rolled 2, 4, 1, 4 = 11 (4d6)>>2843067
Rolled 3, 4, 3, 4 = 14 (4d6)>>2843067
>>2843029Actually thinking on it, since we're loaded and Ser Ascar defended our honor I think a reward/gift is in order. Some sort of small favor or maybe a new sword, superior longsword with the Faith's seven pointed star inlayed with silver on the pommel.
>>2843097Give him one of our scarves or handkerchief
>>2843069>>2843074>>2843080>15,11,14 vs 12As your party tries to move through the crowds, you are actually moving slower and slower. Realising that if this continues you'll never reach Sunspear before dark, you claber out of the carriage, and move to the front, where Ser Ascar's squire has been driving the carriage. Standing, you clear your throat, and shout over the heads of the crowd."Get out of the way! Make clear the path or be ridden down! Ser Ascar, ride on!"Your voice echoes clearly over the crowd, and heads turn, as Ser Ascar spurs his horse forward. Seeing the horsemen pushing through, people begin shuffling backwards, and scattering before your party. Even with this, it takes you nearly an hour to travel into the second set of walls, and half an hour more to reach the gates of Sunspear, where the guards are preparing to close the gates as you approach. After asking your name, the guards let you through, and you ride into the Old Palace. Inside, you see a well dressed servant, bearing the colours of House Martell, directing grooms and stablehands towards your party, and bowing low as you and Elia step out."Welcome to Sunspear my lady. Prince Doran is unable to greet you, as he is visiting Lemonwood, but has ordered rooms to be prepared in the Spear Tower, and will meet you once he returns. Food will be sent to your rooms, and provisions have been made for your escort."As your horses are led away to the stables, you, Ser Ascar and Elia follow the servant up a tall tower, and are shown to a set of rooms next to each other, before being left to settle in. As you fall asleep, you think over what you need to do, and what you can do in Sunspear while you are here.>What do you want to do in the morning?>Seek out retainers in Sunspear?>Seek an audience with another of the Martells?>Explore Sunspear and the Shadow City?>Write in...
>>2843143>>Seek out retainers in Sunspear?
>>2843143>Explore Sunspear and the Shadow City?Aren't we suppose to get a reroll on 1s?
>>2843148It wouldn't have moved you into another degree band, so I didn't bother.
>>2843143>Explore Sunspear and the Shadow City
>>2843143>Seek out retainers in Sunspear?Handmaiden get A wealthy merchant or some more knights would be good too
>>2843143>>Explore Sunspear and the Shadow City
>>2843143>Seek out retainers in SunspearThere are always people of quality desperate to prove their worth to a gracious noble. >Explore Sunspear and the Shadow CityLook for business and trade opportunities.
>>2843192>>2843189>>2843174>>2843162>>2843148>>2843147>Explore the Shadow City>Do you take elia with you>Yes>No
>>2843237>NoShe would be a hindrance and we might do so shady stuff.
>>2843237>>NoLeave her with Ascar to go see the Sept. If we need to take an escort bring some of the cavalrymen and call it a day.
>>2843261>>2843255>>2843241>>2843240Leaving Elia with Ser Ascar, you take a small escort of cavalrymen and head into the Shadow city. The Shadow city is more of a large town, but vast amounts of hovels, small buildings, and bazaars create a veritable maze of alleys and paths. You head out of the Old Palace, and from the higher ground, you can see 3 clear areas in the Shadow city. The first is a brightly coloured array of cloth roofs, a riot of colours obscuring the buildings beneath, the large bazaars of the Shadow City. The next is more orderly, made of stone buildings, and with a small wall surrounding it. Inside are several warehouses, and what look like guild halls. The final contains numerous luxurious buildings, with several painted silk flags flying, showing many banners of minor houses of Dorne and small variations on the major ones.>Where do you go?>The Bazaars. A large collection of stalls and shops, containing possibly more variance of wares than even Kings Landing.>The Merchants Quarter. A place set apart for richer merchants to conduct business, there are a mix of Dornish, Stormlander and Essosi merchants present, including several banks.>The Noble District/The pleasure District. A section for the houses of Dorne to have townhouses, while being catered by the most luxurious of leasure activities. Almost every family has some distant relative living here, looking after the house till the main house has need for it.
>>2843288>>The Merchants Quarter. A place set apart for richer merchants to conduct business, there are a mix of Dornish, Stormlander and Essosi merchants present, including several banks.
>>2843288>>The Bazaars. A large collection of stalls and shops, containing possibly more variance of wares than even Kings Landing.
>>2843288>The Bazaars. A large collection of stalls and shops, containing possibly more variance of wares than even Kings Landing.
>>2843291>>2843298>>2843303>>2843305>>2843319Figuring you'll have time in the afternoon to do business, when most of the urgent business of the merchants has been taken care of, you instead seek to explore the bazaar, a sight of which you haven't seen anywhere else. You walk through covered streets, lit by burning fires cooking spiced food and the occasional ray of sun that slips through a hole in the fabric roof that covers everywhere. Animal cries and the smell of spice and fruit assault your senses, and everywhere you hear different voices calling out, offering wares and services. Three voices in particular catch your ear, over the calls about food and cloth."Finest Steel in Dorne! Quohoric trained smith, taught by the Blood Mages themselves! Do you need a new tourney helm, or a blade to strike down any foe? Or maybe something more intricate, a ring to hide poison, or a knife that cannot be seen!""Animals, rare beasts and monsters from Sothoryos, Slaver's Bay, and Yiti! See the marvels of the world, all expertly trained, ready to serve you and your fancy! Monkeys, parrots, tattooed lizards!! ""Relics, ancient relics, from Valyria, Lorath, and Westeros. Unique, true marvels of a bygone age! Fragments of dragon egg, the tooth of Balerion, stolen by the Night Haunt himself from the throne room of Kings Landing!">Which do you go and inspect more closely?>The Steel seller>The Animal trainer>The Relic purveyor
>>2843359>The Animal trainer
>>2843359>>The Steel seller
>>2843359>The Steel sellerValyrian steel dagger or trinkets anyone?
>>2843367>>2843369>>2843371>>2843374>>2843378>>2843380>>2843410Approaching the steel merchants shop, you see laid out on-top a small table a variety of daggers and jewelry, while hanging behind him is several blades, mainly curved and Essosi in style. There is a three pronged spear, in an usual style as well. Upon you approaching the merchant bows, and scuttles around to in front of the stall, holding up various rings and daggers."Greetings my lady, may I interest you in some jewelry, the latest style in Tyrosh, amethyst and silver. Or maybe a valyrian steel dagger, reforged by the Blood magics of Qohor!"The merchant reaches out and tries to grab your hand to put the ring on your fingers, before being shoved back by your escort. He holds his hands up apologetically, and offers another ring, flipping up the top, showing a hidden cavity."A thousand apologies, noble lady, maybe this is more your desire. A ring that can hide anything, hardly detectable, perfect for, heheh unwanted guests or hosts.">Inspect the goods>Inquire about the daggers?>Inquire about the Trident?>Inquire about the normal jewelry?>Inquire about the container ring?
>>2843415>Inquire about the daggers?>Inquire about the normal jewelry?>Inquire about the container ring?
>>2843415>>Inspect the goods>>Inquire about the daggers?>>Inquire about the normal jewelry?>>Inquire about the container ring?
>>2843415>Inspect the goods>Inquire about the daggers?>Inquire about the normal jewelry?>Inquire about the container ring?
>>2843418>>2843425>>2843426>Inpecting the goodsGive me Awareness, 3d6, TN9
Rolled 2, 6, 1 = 9 (3d6)>>2843438
>>2843415Valyrian steel dagger is a con, don't waste the time.I guess look at the jewelry to find something for Elia and the Trident if we really feel the need to waste more money on ourselves.Honestly I'd rather move on, doesn't look like there's anything worthwhile here.
Rolled 1, 2, 5 = 8 (3d6)>>2843438
Rolled 1, 6, 5 = 12 (3d6)>>2843438
Rolled 3, 6, 3 = 12 (3d6)>>2843438
>>2843439>>2843442>>2843447 9,8,12 vs TN 9>>2843441Funny you should say that....
>>2843497As the merchant prattles on, you pick up one of the daggers, and inspect it."Yes, a valyrian steel dagger, owned by the son of the Tyrant of Tyrosh, lost gambling, now here.."The merchant reaches out for the dagger, but you hold up a hand and run a finger down the edge to test the sharpness. It feels wickedly sharp, but when you pull your finger away, it is coated with a thin film of oil. The merchant pales as you raise your finger, and your escort close in, surrounding the stall, hiding the two of you."My lady, I would never try to cheat you, some scoundrel sold me these claiming they were valyrian, and I have to make money my poor daughter will be sold into slavery if I don't pay off my damn cousins gambling debts, and her mother died 2 years ago, and mmhmhmh.."One of your guards places a hand over the mans mouth as you glare at the merchant. Once the hand is removed, the merchant speaks in a low voice."My lady, I'll give you the Tyroshi jewelry if you don't mention this now, and allow me to continue selling."Your guards look at you, with an entertained look in their eyes.>Take the jewelry and leave, going to another stall>Take the jewelry and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat, and go to another stall>Say you understand, take the jewelry and continue bartering, ignoring the daggers?>Leave the jewelry, and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat and go to another stall.>If you are going to another stall, which one? (This will not count as one of your stalls. I was going to give you 2)>Animal Trainer>Relic purveyor
>>2843528>>Take the jewelry and leave, going to another stall>>Animal Trainer
>>2843528>Take the jewelry and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat, and go to another stall>Animal Trainer
>>2843528>Take the jewelry and leave, going to another stall>Animal Trainer
>>2843528>>Take the jewelry and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat, and go to another stall>Relic purveyor
>>2843528>Take the jewelry and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat, and go to another stall>Relic purveyor
>>2843528>Take the jewelry and leave, going to another stallNo need to make enemies.
>>2843541>>2843546>>2843547>>2843550>>2843556>Take the jewelry and leave loudly, announcing the man is a cheat, and go to another stall>Animal Trainer
>>2843557>>2843561He's a buster who was retarded enough to get caught. Fuck him, he deserves it
>>2843557>>2843561Damn sorry guys I missed yours in the update cycle.>>2843562Holding your hand out, you take the jewelry, and slip it into a pocket. Turning away from the table, you cry out."Cheat! How dare you fake these daggers?! And to me, Lady Blacksand of Shadowpeak!"Turning, you march away, leaving the merchant gaping after you. Your guard follow, grinning from ear to ear. You flounce over to the animal trainer, and upon seeing you, he bows low. "Greetings, Lady Blacksand. May I assure you, we are not all cheats here, and I trade in the hardest thing to fake, trained animals!"With a flourish, he gestures behind himself, to an array of cages, containing different beasts. He points to them in turn, describing his wares."A Shadowcat kitten, caught in the mountains north of here, if cared for, it will be the perfect cross between a guard dog and a house pet! A walking lizard, from Sothoryos, vicious fighters, but these have been trained to recognise friends, with a hand signal and codeword. A little Valyrian, beautiful creatures, very intelligent, can be trained to do all sorts of tricks, I call this one Aegon. A Basilisk, this one will reach the size of large dog probably, and can be trained as easily, " The man pauses, before lifting up a wooden box, with a sliding lid. He slowly slides it back, revealing a glass lid beneath, and a bright green insect, with a curved tail. "This one, not so tamed. But deadly. A manticore, beautiful as a sunset, deadly as a dragon!"Your guards look wary, but the man quickly slides the lid back over, and places it back beneath his table."So, my lady, do you want to know anything more about them? Or are you ready to make a decision?">Ask a question about (animal)?>Decide to buy (Animal)? (You have enough money for three items from either the trainer or the relic seller)>Animals>Basilisk (A venemous lizard, with an attitude like a dog, and dangerous blood)>Walking Lizard (A lizard with long front claws, standing on its hind-legs, watching everything around it intently)>The Little Valyrian (a silver lemur with purple eyes, chewing on a grape)>Shadowcat Kitten (a black and grey kitten the size of an adult cat, but still with kitten fluff, playing with a small mouse it has caught)>The Manticore (a shiny green insect, with a deadly venomous sting, untrained, the smallest and most dangerous animal here)>If you take 2 ranks in train, you can spend a destiny point to gain animal cohort with one of the animals you purchase. Before that, they will be simply pets/tools
>>2843601>Ask a question about (walking lizard)?Best of both worldsIt's okay.I would have change anyways.
>>2843601>>The Little Valyrian (a silver lemur with purple eyes, chewing on a grape)
>>2843601>Ask a question about (animal)?kitteh
>>2843610>>2843611you can ask about more than one. Its no problem for me
>>2843601>Ask a question about (animal)?>Shadowcat Kitten (a black and grey kitten the size of an adult cat, but still with kitten fluff, playing with a small mouse it has caught)>The Manticore (a shiny green insect, with a deadly venomous sting, untrained, the smallest and most dangerous animal here)
>>2843601>>Shadowcat Kitten (a black and grey kitten the size of an adult cat, but still with kitten fluff, playing with a small mouse it has caught)Just get the kitty, no dangerous pets at home with children
>>2843613"What do they eat? Are they good with children? Special care?"
>>2843617>>2843612>>2843611>>2843610>Questions (Kitten, Manticore, Valyrian, Lizard)
>>2843621Are you aware of what a shadowcat is? >>2843613Oh I wasn't asking a question, just throwing my vote out there for purchasing the little valyrian. Not keen on any of the options.
We should probably just get some pretty birds for Elia.
>>2843601>Decide to buy (Animal)?>Shadowcat Kitten (a black and grey kitten the size of an adult cat, but still with kitten fluff, playing with a small mouse it has caught)
>>2843634It's not venomous
>>2843601Wait, I just realized Walking Lizards are raptors. I'm so conflicted now
Can we just buy a pretty bird? Most of these things are dangerous or unattractive
>>2843659Don't be a square, kid.
>>2843632The Trainer nods, and reaches down, opening the Shadowcats cage, and lifting the kitten out by the scruff of its neck, before cradling it in his arms. "This little fellow's mother was killed by Lord Jordayne on a hunt. I was visiting, and had been invited to help track the beast. When I saw this fellow, I knew I could do something. He's playful, but I've taught him to watch his claws, and he's used to being picked up and manhandled. Just as long as you don't stress him, you'll be fine."Putting the kitten back, he opens the walking lizards cage, who scrambles up onto the table. It's about 3 foot long, and its front claws look very sharp. It is black and blue, with a zigzag pattern covering its back. It tilts it's head, and flicks its tongue out, tasting the air."A Sothos trader sold me this guys eggs. Prince Oberyn purchased his two brothers as hunting animals, they can run as fast as a galloping horse over short distances. I'll show the symbol to make them acknowledge you as a friend, and the keyword to make them attack."As the lizard hops back down into its cage, the trainer holds out an arm, and the Little Valyrian hops onto his arm, and then jumps onto the table. It holds out a hand to you, and shakes your hand, before kissing your fingertips."Lemurs from the Forest of Qohor, very smart, normally shy. This one knows all sorts of tricks, though he's a little light fingered." the trainer says, before holding his hand out. "Aegon!"The lemur dips its head, before dropping two rings into the trainers hand, which you now realize are missing from your fingers. The trainer points, and as the lemur resumes eating, he leans close."Manticores are barely heard of in Westeros. You get stung, you're dead, no maester can save you. Don't release it near anything you care about, but as long as it stings, you'll have killed a certain enemy.">Decide on Buying an animal? (2 possible)>Shadowcat (2 votes)>Little Valyrian (1 Vote)>Manticore>Walking Lizard
>>2843671>Nothing unless they got some pretty birds or a cat.
>>2843659>>2843636He does also have birds, but they are far cheaper, simply being in cages, and not trained in any way. Ill add these to the list.
>>2843671None of these. Just a nice bird if they got one.
>>2843671>Shadowcat (2 votes)>birbs
>>2843671I'll switch to the cat.
>>2843671Changing my shadowcat vote to none and settling for a few birds
>>2843678Can we come back here tomorrow with letters of credit from the banks and buy more stuff?
>Shadowcat (3 Votes)>Birds are in>No Shadowcat (4 Votes)I'll wait till 10 past the hour, then call it.>>2843710You might not find him again, (Remember the Shadow city is a maze), and he might not even be here.
>>2843710If we want to get a line of credit from a bank I'd rather we have Carth look over any contracts or talk to a bank representative personally. It isn't our wheelhouse, no reason to make decisions like that without him.
>>2843723We'd pay it back as soon as we got back, it's not like we're broke.
>have a chance to get fucking shadow cat or raptors and we pick birbssmdh
>>2843725So what you want to borrow 100 gold from the bank? What a waste of time. If we're talking to a banker we should want to get a good amount of Wealth so we can begin to invest in our House, the port, better retainers, etc. Like Grallner and Malroy. Not pittances.
>>2843729I have made walking lizards more like komodo dragons, not raptors, just so you are aware
>>2843671>>Shadowcat (2 votes)
>>2843732If we prove we can borrow that much and pay it back quickly, it shows we're reliable and can afford higher price. Decent credit score and all that
>>2843721Shadowcat has 2 votes because I switched.
Rolled 1 (1d2)Right Shadowcat is at 4>>2843686>>2843687>>2843735>>2843638No Shadowcat is at 4 >>2843674>>2843677>>2843695>>2843685I WILL NOT KILL YOUR CHILDREN BECAUSE YOU BUY A SHADOWCAT. I am not that evil. I will roll for it.>1. Shadowcat>2. No Shadowcat
>>2843744>2. No Shadowcat
>>2843744Fuck I miscounted. Give me a minuteReply to this post with your final votes.
>>2843744I switched to this>>2843695
>>2843756I saw that and that was what screwed me up. Just reply to the final vote post here>>2843751
ONLY VOTES SENT TO THIS >>2843751POST WILL BE COUNTED, AT HALF PAST THE HOUR
My Shadowcat brethren, Rise UP!
>>2843751>2. No Shadowcat
>>2843765Can we get this guy to visit our house sometime maybe? Like, he'll come every few years and show us what he's got?
>>2843798If you get a marketplace then he might, you're not attractive enough on your own for him to visit.
VOTES ARE DONE. No Shadowcat.
>>2843807You shake your head, and sigh."While they are lovely, I have 3 young children. I'll not risk them, no matter how well trained you say they are. I will, however, purchase that cage of singing birds. My daughter saw some at Godsgrace, and I think they will be perfect."The trainer shrugs, and takes down a cage containing about 5 small birds, coloured red, blue, yellow, purple, and green. They are chirping happily, and after money has exchanged hands, you leave the animal trainer, looking around. You can visit the relic seller briefly, or you can take a leisurely lunch before heading to the merchants quarter.>Go to the Relic seller?>Skip to the merchants quarter, this afternoon.
>>2843823>Go to the Relic seller?
>>2843823>>Skip to the merchants quarter, this afternoon.There's more worthwhile stuff there than anywhere else.
>>2843823>Skip to the merchants quarter, this afternoon.The relics are probably fake too
>>2843823>Skip to the merchants quarter, this afternoon.
>>2843829Probably most of his relics are real, if not very interesting.
>>2843825The merchants quarter is large scale shipping in terms of goods, the only interesting thing there are banks, for you right now.
>>2843823>>Go to the Relic seller?
>>2843840Number crunching isn't our thing, it's our hubby's. Maybe we should go to the noble quarters.
Rolled 1 (1d2)We are on a tie. >1. See the seller>2. Skip to the merchants
>>2843850I know we didn't specialize in it, but we were sole heir to Shadowpeak, we most definitely know how to crunch numbers.
>>2843854You approach the Relic seller's table, who is in the process of waving a long back fang about, in front of a well dressed man wearing a long silken cloak. Upon seeing you, the merchant bows, and directs the man towards a young woman, who begins leaning heavily on the table, talking about dragons teeth, showing a sizeable amount of cleavage. Unlike most of the other sellers, the Relic seller has a small tent behind his table, and he waves for you to step in."My lady, I would not offer you fakes, or even bluffs of value to you, after seeing how you dealt with that charlatan. I have no desire to end up like him. If you'll step here, I'll show you the true treasures, not the scraps of dragon-egg shell and teeth from lizard-lions."He brings out a small chest, and opens three locks on it, revealing a large scroll, with three wax seals, a diadem of a silver metal, studded with rubies, and a large ring in the shape of a rearing dragon, clutching a ruby. He also brings out a long wrapped item, revealing a longbow made of a very pale white wood."These are true relics, of the Targaryeans. The Royal Crown and Ring of The Stepstones, forged for Daemon Targaryean when he conquered them. He threw this crown to his brother when he lost to the Triarchy. This is the bow of Brynden Rivers, purchased from the Nights Watch when they were desperate for money, and now in my hands. And this, I believe it to be the last will and testament of Rhaegar Targaryean."The Scroll is made of good quality paper, with three seals placed upon it. They are made of black wax, with three different seals, a Circled Chain, a Seven Pointed Star, and a Three-Headed Dragon. The longbow is very pale, paler than any wood you've seen, and looks well used, but still has the stiffness of a new bow. The ring and crown are made of a shiny, silvery metal, and the rubies are clear and well shaped.>Inspect the relics?>Inquire how he came by them?>Make a purchase (2 possible)>Leave without buying?>Write in...
>>2843884Also, roll me Status, to see your knowledge of heraldry 6d6
Rolled 4, 6, 6, 6, 2, 2 = 26 (6d6)>>2843886
>>2843884>Inspect the relics?>Inquire how he came by them?
Rolled 5, 1, 2, 1, 1, 3 = 13 (6d6)>>2843884>>2843886>Inspect the relics?>Inquire how he came by them?
>>2843884>Leave without buying?It's either fake or not useful for us
>>2843902We could give the crown and ring to Martells or Baratheon as a nice symbolic gift for them to use as they will.
Rolled 5, 2, 6, 4, 5, 3 = 25 (6d6)>>2843886That status sounds way too high, I don't think we have our Influence high enough to warrant that. Malroy only had 5 at its height.
>>2843888>>284390026,13,25 vs 18/21/24 (1 degree of Success)>>2843921Malroy had been busted down to a lower tier house in the Crownlands, you are the Lady of a major house in Dorne. Lord Yronwood has 6, Prince Doran has 7, Oberyn has 6, it is the right amount for you.When your father became a lord, and paid for tutors to teach you, you had loved the stories of the Dance of the Dragons, and the Blackfyre Rebellions. Two of these relics definitely are part of the Dance, the coat of arms Daemon Targaryen used had indeed been a Rearing Dragon, holding an island, which matches the ring. The Crown was golden however, but the ring was Valyrian Steel. The ring and the crown seem to be made of the same material. As for the scroll, you know the Targaryean seal was always made with red wax. There is onyl one house that would use a three headed dragon and not use red wax. House Blackfyre.
>>2843930>>2843900>>2843893>>2843902Roll me Awareness, 3d6 TN 9
Rolled 1, 4, 6 = 11 (3d6)>>2843933
>>2843921Right it isn't, with only a 39 in Influence our maximum Status should be 4. That 2d6 makes all the difference when we're rolling for House Fortunes and makes life way too easily.
Rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10 (3d6)>>2843933
Rolled 5, 3, 3 = 11 (3d6)>>2843933
>>2843935See this is what annoys me about Green Ronin. Book layout sucks. There is no mention of status caps in Character gen, not even a reference to it.6- Lord of a house, officer of the Faith, Archmaester, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, heir to a great houseErghh Green Ronin are annoying, putting hard lines in for what ranks status corresponds to, and then putting a tiny table after the end of the Status section in House creation. From now on, Status is 4. It doesn't matter too much, since the first status roll was nearly max anyway.
>>2843956Appreciated.I wouldn't call our house "great" either. That distinction seems to fall to the Hightowers, Boltons, Velaryons, Yronwoods, that sort of tier. Honestly I'd see our House as a Minor House at best, as the table says. House is still young with meager holdings and little to no history, no reason to put the House at such a high level or classification, it ruins the immersion of the game.
>>2843970We hold a lot of land, we're kinda default above minor.
>>2843956Honestly, I don't mind. I've always felt status 6 makes this way too easy.
>>2843934>>2843936>>284393911, 10, 11 vs TN9 (1 degree of success)Looking closely at the ring and crown, the rubies do indeed look real, and the metal appears to be Valyrian Steel. The bow has the signs of multiple horn tips being swapped in, replacing worn down ones, but the wood looks nearly new, pale and stiff. The scroll looks older than the will of Rhaeger would be, though the two seals of the Citadel and the High Septon are indeed correct, and you cannot see any flaws in the wax that might suggest forgery. You remember Carth checking seals from Sunspear, and listening to him talk about how to check for flaws, though you mainly remember dragging him back into bed while he was distracted for a moment. You cannot tell if the relics are relics, but two are Valyrian Steel, one has legitimate seals of the Faith and the Citadel, and the other looks like a bow that has not decayed with age.>Do you wish to purchase any of these? (2 possible)>Scroll>Crown>Ring>Bow>>2843970Don't sell yourself short, you have a military that is second only to the Yronwoods, and rule over land nearly equal to the Martells.If you increase your influence, I will increase your status without you having to spend XP however. Buying status always seemed stupid to me, since it makes high ranking lords bad at fighting.
>>2843976Ill second this.
>>2843975>CrownThe other artifacts are pretty useless.
The crown and ring have actual Valyrian steel in them. Not a lot, but it’s a start. Maybe enough to reforge into a spearhead or dagger.
>>2843975>Bow>Crown>>2843997Not many people can work Valyrian Steel.
>>2843975>Don't sell yourself short, you have a military that is second only to the Yronwoods, and rule over land nearly equal to the Martells.Yeah and both of those sound ridiculous to me. Yronwood should have a larger army and far more bannermen than just the Drinkwaters, not just the canon named Houses exist. While the blurb in the Lands section is frankly absurd and completely disregardable when they call a domain only akin to 3 leagues elsewhere in the book. The book itself doesn't lend itself well to the pure scale of Westeros. I think it has been best described to me as a game for Minor Houses with no balanced end game for Houses that ascend beyond that. I'd call the House minor and would stand by that relatively firmly.
>>2844004ASoIaF is a ridiculous setting itself. These houses held the same land for 1000 years and there's no language drift.
>>2844013Most of the houses has probably died out several times but the new lord always takes the old house name for legitimacy tbf
>>2844018I don't think that's true, I think most houses have like, heraldry's showing direct descent..
>>2843975>Bow>CrownElia should be trained in the bow when she grows older.
>>2844004I'm ruling it as you are on the upper end of the Marcher Lords, with only Yronwood, Allyrion, Jordayne, and Fowler being stronger than you in the Dornish vassal houses, (with Fowler being there mainly thanks to owning the Princes Pass, so has a monopoly on Reach Trade). House Dayne would be greater than you if they hadn't just lost the entire generation bar the lord. Thats mainly why you are hated, because you have become such a regional power.>Scroll (2 Votes)>Crown (4 Votes)>Ring (1 Vote)>Bow (4 Votes)I'll leave this till the hour, then take a final count
>>2844022The heir to the Vale in the latest book is a Hardyng who will take the Arryn name if he inherits it. There are also several other examples in the world of ice and fire.
>>2844022Some serious citations needed on that one pal. We have the Targaryen lineage, a part of the Stark, Lannister, and Tyrell lines and that's it.
>>2844027So what happens to these items, lost in the wind forever or wut?
>>2844027>Bow (4 Votes)>Scroll (2 Votes)
>>2844027"I will take the crown and the bow. The scroll is interesting, but of no real value, while the crown is more valuable than the ring."Taking out your pouch of gold, you hand over most of your spending gold, at which the merchant bows politely, and wraps up the crown and bow in linen wraps, before presenting them to you. You head out of the bazaar, seeking somewhere to eat before you head to the merchant quarter. Blinking as you step out of the covered streets onto the main paved road, you manage to find a nice inn, serving cold meats and fresh bread on the edge of the noble quarter. You have the purchases you've made taken by one of your men back to your rooms, not feeling like carrying a bird cage, a crown, and a longbow around all day. You ponder on the crown. You know it is not the one Daemon wore, since that was gold with circle cut rubies, while this is Valyrian steel, with square cut rubies. Mentally shrugging, you acknowledge that the crown is still valuable, and that the seller probably didn't know it was Valyrian steel, and had no idea about jewels, judging from the price you paid.After eating, you head towards the merchants quarter. Inside, there are several dozen stone buildings, and many wooden warehouses, storing goods for shipping. You can see the signs of three prominent banks displayed, the Bank of the Bays, the Rogare Bank, and Volantene Imperial Bank.>Seek out a loan? (Which Bank?)>Seek out merchants to establish trade in Shadowpeak
>>2844070>>Seek out merchants to establish trade in Shadowpeak
>>2844070>>Seek out a loan? (Which Bank?)>Bank of BaysI don't know why but it just amuses me that the Bank of Bays has become such a part of the 4chan canon.
>>2844078>Nararo ArosIts all Father's fault for making this fat fuck. He's too fun not to use!
>>2844070>Seek out merchants to establish trade in Shadowpeak>>2844078>>2844083What is Bank of Bays? I have no idea what it is.
>>2844089He's a banker from the House Malroy quest, who is morbidly obese, and spent the entire feast he was introduced perving on the summer-islander bodyguard Lord Malroy had. He then appeared in another quest, but this time, hit on the PC, who was a very virtuous Vale knight.
>>2844093Oh, I think I remember that guy, I only read like the first 4 or 5 Malroy quests. Yeah, he was amusing.>>2844070>>Seek out a loan? (Which Bank?)>Bank of BaysProbably better than owing the Iron Bank and I don't know any other banks so fuck it
>>2844103You are not at the level you can attract the Iron Bank. The Iron Bank finance kingdoms, not houses
>>2844103>>2844078Seek out a Loan>>2844076>>2844092Seek out Merchants (Since >>2844089 changed his vote)Rolling off>1. Bank>2. MerchantsBTW, that picture is accurate to what the crown is, not just it's appearance
>>2844124No, I want merchants. I thought we could do both.
>>2844070>Seek out merchants to establish trade in Shadowpeak
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2844125>>2844124Actually, yeah why not. I let you do two things in the Bazaar. Dice will decide what happens first.
Can we still go to the Noble district?
>>2844129Wealth is tight in Shadowpeak, especially after paying the debt to House Yronwood. You feel you could allow things to develop naturally, but getting an injection of gold, to help you develop would be helpful. You are uncertain, however, the quality of the various banks, so end up going to the one with the most impressive building, figuring that the most successful bank would surely have the best building, and by being more successful, be more likely to loan money to a new house such as yours.Stepping into the offices of the Bank of the Bays, you step into what looks closer to a Lysian pleasurehouse you tricked Carth into while on your honeymoon, rather than a bank. A pool filled with flowers is in the centre of the entrance hall, with servants dressed in silks standing holding wax tablets, discussing with several merchants, making small alterations. As you look around, one of the servants approaches you."My lady, may I ask if you are here to discuss business, or simply seeking shade from outside?""I had hoped to discuss business. I seek an injection of money into my house, in order to develop it further."Bowing, the servant leads you down a small corridor off the main room, and into a waiting room, with a recliner and a small table, with a bowl of dried fruit and cakes sitting on it. The servant bows, and asks your name, before heading off out of the room. You sit for a few minutes, before a young, feminine looking man walks in. He is slim, with a thin face, and it is only when he speaks you realise he is male, such is his appearance. "Greetings, Lady Blacksand, I have the honour of being Lysos Irrelion, of the Bank of Bays. Have you heard of our bank? No? Well, we have a long and storied history, stretching back to beyond the Iron Bank, though I will admit, our founding is far less fanciful than theirs. We financed New Valyria, and the Triarchy, though nowadays we find more opportunities in Westeros. Now, you said you were seeking a loan, to develop your lands? Well, I'm afraid that will be quite impossible. The Bank of Bays does not loan money to houses that may not exist in a few months, which given your precarious position in the Dornish Marches, alone and without firm allies, seems possible. I wish there could be some other way, but until you have established yourself and made your lands safe for you to live in, the Bank will not consider investing in you." Shocked at the blunt refusal, you blink a few times before responding>Attempt to get him to make a chancy investment, for which you will be "grateful" >Attempt to convince him of the value of investing in Shadowpeak, with your advantageous position, once you have things built>Explain that they may have the wrong view of your position, given your visit to Yronwood, and actions against the bandits.
>>2844185Walk out. Bank manager types like him isn't going to change his mind.
>>2844185>Explain that they may have the wrong view of your position, given your visit to Yronwood, and actions against the bandits.
>>2844185>Explain that they may have the wrong view of your position, given your visit to Yronwood, and actions against the bandits.>>2844188He prob just hasn't heard we cleaned things up. Give him a chance and if he still doesn't, then fuck him
>>2844185Nah he isn't worth it. Go to the merchants who are more willing to take a chance on us.
>>2844188>>2844198>>2844198Yes, fuck us over entirely by being a brat. Great job.Doing this while we are a unknown will be viewed as us pitching a hissy fit and leaving without even trying to use diplomacy. it will color opinion of everyone else who hears of this against us even more.
>>2844185>>Explain that they may have the wrong view of your position, given your visit to Yronwood, and actions against the bandits.
>>2844209>>2844194>>2844198>>2844193>>2844188Give me persuasion, 4d6, TN 12
Rolled 6, 3, 2, 1 = 12 (4d6)>>2844214
Rolled 1, 3, 1, 4 = 9 (4d6)>>2844214
Rolled 4, 2, 2, 6 = 14 (4d6)>>2844214
>>2844218>>2844219>>284422112, 9, 14 vs TN 12 (1 degree of Success)"Sir, I feel you may judging my house too harshly. While it is true, that under my father it was only the reputation of his ferocity that kept our house safe from encroachment. However, since I have come to the seat, I have not only destroyed a sizable bandit force, but also added competent knights to the forces possessed by my house, a veteran of Roberts Rebellion, and a skilled duelist. I have spent my traveling to Sunspear mending wounds my father may have caused, and was sent from Yronwood with gifts in hand, and Lady Delonne Allyrion forgave my sworn sworn sword for dueling her youngest son. I think you underestimate us, Master Irrelion, and see us as helpless. House Blacksand is not helpless. We are as resolute as the mace on our banner, and I intend to live in Shadowpeak till the end of my days, and make it so my children can as well."Lysos pauses, and seems slightly taken aback by your statement. He blinks a few times, and then smiles. He calls for a servant, and after making a few notes on the wax tablet he holds, handing the tablet over, and the servant hurries away. He sits down, and intertwines his fingers, till the servant comes back in, announces"The principal negotiator is in the Vale, concluding a deal. However, once the contract has been signed, it is believed he will be available."Lysos smiles, and then turns to you."I apologise for leaving you uncertain, Lady Blacksand. Your speech has given the Bank cause to reconsider their position. However, as impassioned as your speech was, we will need to see your lands and holdings in person, so as to assess it, and come to a deal. Our principal negotiator is in the Vale of Arryn at the present time, though I have no doubt he will be delighted to visit Shadowpeak, and assess the quality and security of any funds we might send your way. Being honest, I doubt the Vale agrees with him, and a trip to Dorne would be most welcome. We will communicate by raven with him, and send a raven to Shadowpeak, containing details as when he may arrive.""I thank you Master Lysos. I will await word expectantly.">Thats all for tonight I let this run a little too late for me. Same time tomorrow people. See you then for merchants and Princes
>>2844255He wouldn't have went for it if we offered to blow him or whatever, right?
>>2844255The assessor should talk to our husband, he'll know what deal to take. Can we go to the entertainment district next?
>>2844278There was a reason they sent the Eunuch in to speak with you.
>>2844278Yeah, he's a trap. Traps are gay.
>>2844255Shame we dropped that dornish bastard knight, bet he'd be Aros' type. Lissara's beauty here won't be much help, so we'll need to be attended by some sort of handsome man eye candy for him to drool over, give him the grand tour, etc. HahaOh and put out some cash for a nice banquet. This will be a treat.
>>2844279Time to visit a pleasure house and find a handmaiden?
>>2844587What's with you and getting a lesbo?
>>2844587Lets just find regular handmaidens. Women/girls related to knights, rich merchants etc etc.
>>2845055Is it cheating if it is with another woman anon..?
>>2845231Im right handed. If i punch you in the face with my left hand. Have i really punched you ?
>>2845231I guess it depends on the culture but what's the point? Our husband is own personal dildo we love. Besides, having multiple lovers around always gets in the way. Just fuck the servants if hubby isn't around.
>>2845246>>2845231>>2845063Licentious is a wasted flaw if we don't fuck somebody during this trip. QM does us a disservice if he doesn't enforce it sometime.
>>2845312Sure. Just bang one of the knights in Sunspear whiel wearing a veil or something like that.
>>2845312Agreed.I’m not going for the lesbo route - I just want to play the character faithfully.
>>2845336The thing is, you've been sidestepping alot of the moments it could have come up, and Elia being there has really softened it on this trip. You sent away the only Knight who would have hit on you, and then on this trip, you didn't speak to the handsome young Yronwood, and instead spent it discussing politics with the lord. Basically, you haven't been in situations where it would come up, thanks to your decisions. Watching Ser Ascar fight, for example, might have lead to you coming on to him, but you stayed in the inn.
>>2845344Well, we were more focused on introducing ourselves to the houses of the east to makes sure no grand alliance will form to completely destroy us. We'll prob do it in Sunspear or on the way back.
>>2845336He's only posted two times here so I don't know why he says he "wants to play the character faithfully."
>>2845344I personally wasn’t here for many of those votes, but if this was the case, then I’d ensure that it was manifested some way.An addict who does not sate their addiction goes through withdrawals - we should be the same with our vice. If we go for a prolonged period without getting any, then we should become withdrawn, or angry, or something!
>>2845354Some people have "dynamic IP's" which makes their ip change every so often. He could've been here since the beginning, or maybe he's posting from his phone right now. Either way, he's prob read everything so he at least has an idea of the character.>>2845356All pent up from dick withdrawal. QM better not add a C O R R U P T I O N stat.
>>2845356However, your motivation is Love and your virtue is Devoted. So you are far less likely to jump the bones of anyone for a quick shag. You are looking for a paramour, not a fuck buddy.
>>2845358I knew I forgot about something. Our Virtue downplays our lust somewhat so we don't jump on every willing cock we see. Just disguise ourselves as a some whore and get it over with.
>>2845366Lmao did you even read what QM typed. I suppose, we could be one of those women who "just" fuck on the side but it doesn't mean anything to them cuz they only "love" their husband, but I think QM's example makes more sense.
>>2845374>>2845358>>2845366Wew, I just realized our gal got daddy issues and that's why she has Love Motivation and Licentious Flaw.
>>2845376With that kind of father i cant blame her.
>>2845376Then let's find some naive young slab of meat who's son to a lord or something to easily manipulate or a hunky older guy to satisfy our daddy issues.Either of which we occasionally have threesomes with our husband.
>>2845425You are of course assuming that our husband would be okay with that. Why i say we keep it on the down low.
>>2845432I don't necessarily agree with that guy, but I'm assuming we prob had threesomes and more when we visited Lys.
Just find the brothel and shag the nerdiest lad they have that reminds us of hubby.
>>2845432Mostly a joke. Either way, getting a paramour is trouble and a hindrance to our marriage.
>>2845446Perhaps from a technical standpoint, but RP wise, Lissara is a human and can't help her emotions. Rather, it would take help and awhile to overcome such temptations.
Y'all need some god in your life. I for one hope we refrain from pumping any dick but Carth's.
>>2845481I do too but the other Anons don't agree.
>>2845481I hate adultery and sexual deviancy irl, but we have to stick to RP. Licentious is our FLAW, part of Lissara's person, it can't just be we have sex a lot with him, that's the regular duty of a husband and wife. It has to be more extreme.
It does not have to be a paramour. A trip to the brothel would be enough.
>>2845358>>2845354>>2845312A female companion/paramour might be our way indulge into our desires while justifying ourselves as not being unfaithful to our dear husband.
>>2845528>>2845527I'm not necessarily arguing for any method, just that it should happen somehow.
You step out of the bank, blinking at the change in light from the shaded confines of the bank. You gaze around, at the various wagons moving back and forth, from the docks to the warehouses. It is mainly servants or workers here, taking records or transporting goods, but there are a few actual merchants here, overseeing the moving of goods. You see a rosy cheeked merchant inspecting several earthenware jars, commenting on vintage, with a small set of glasses and jugs in front of him on a table. A tall man wearing ill fitting silks is yelling at a handful of men, who are lifting large blocks of dark black stone onto heavy wagons, a rough leather apron tied over his silks. Shaking his head, you see him step forward, push one of the workers away, and begin lifting the stone himself. A tall, thin man is arguing with a small group of men wearing leather aprons, standing in-front of a wagon containing several barrels and wooden crates, the marks of several noble houses, and some sellsword companies on the side of them. You could approach one of these men, maybe they'll have something House Blacksand could use.>The rosy cheeked merchant?>The heavyset man wearing poorly fitting silks?>The tall man arguing with the apron clad men.
>>2845570QM, can you post our House Holdings Sheet, pls
>>2845570>The rosy cheeked merchant?Trade
>House ResourcesDefence: 30 (30 SpentInfluence: 39 (35 spent)Lands: 45 (45 spent)Law: 22Population: 21Power: 46 (45 spent)Wealth: 28 (25 spent)DefenseSmall CastleLandsMountain + small town + coast (Shadowpeak)Plains + ruins + road (Vulture's Roost)PowerVeteran WarshipsVeteran GarrisonVeteran ScoutsVeteran CalvaryVeteran Infantry WealthMaesterPortTrophy Room
>>2845570>The heavyset man wearing poorly fitting silks?
>>2845581We don't have a marketplace or much industry, senpai. I'm thinking the stone guy will give us stuff to get bonus on building most holdings.
>>2845570>The rosy cheeked merchant?
>>2845570>The heavyset man wearing poorly fitting silks?Stone dude
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>2845650>>2845603>>2845590>>2845581Rolling off between the two>1. Rosy cheeked>2. Heavyset
>>2845665 As you begin walking towards the merchant, he catches sight of you, and quickly fills two glasses with a golden liquid from one of the jugs. He hurries towards you, snapping at the servants who were handling the jars. "Quickly fetch a seat for her ladyship, can't you see she is tired from conducting business with those Pentoshi vultures! Quick, quick, pour some of the Arbor Red for her guards, now, My Lady, please I find after business, some Arbor Gold is perfect, not the overly strong flavour of Dorne, and crisp, refreshing, a perfect break from the day." The merchant offers you one of the glasses, as the servants carry a small barrel and a tray of earthen cups to each of your escort, pouring Arbor Red into the cups, which is happily taken by your guards. The merchant smiles, and pulls out a wooden chair a servant has carried out of one of the warehouses, before waving a small handkerchief over it, and bowing low. "My lady, I feel sympathy for you, having to negotiate with those coin counters of the Bank of Bays, I have had the misfortune of engaging them before, to start my business, back when I was simply a small former bravo, now purveyor of fine wines to the nobility. The vintage you are drinking now, was laid down 20 years ago, a very good year, and the Arbor wines have always been suitable for drinking for refreshment, despite what the Dornish say about, hmmhmm, "red water". Might I interest your ladyship in purchasing a cask? Something for the husband and you to drink, watching the sun go down?">Inquire about more serious business, having him sell his Reach wines through Shadowpeak, instead of Sunspear? >Inquire about rarer wines, if he has anything you wouldn't be able to buy from a wineshop on the street?>Thank him, and purchase a few select casks, before finding another merchant?>Write in...
>>2845699>Thank him, and purchase a few select casks, before finding another merchant?>Inquire about rarer wines, if he has anything you wouldn't be able to buy from a wineshop on the street?>Inquire about more serious business, having him sell his Reach wines through Shadowpeak, instead of Sunspear? We're along the marches, and have direct relations with stormlanders, more likely to buy Arbor Wine there than in most of Dorne.
>>2845699>Inquire about rarer wines, if he has anything you wouldn't be able to buy from a wineshop on the street?
>>2845706So why are you voting for everything?
>>2845711Cuz we can buy Wine now instead of waiting for him to come. Also, if he doesn't go for it, at least we got Wine.
>>2845706The choice is betweenLooking to enter business with himLooking for something rarer, maybe as a giftMaking a cheaper purchase because you are now not interested in large trading with him.>>2845715Buying two small casks is not the same as him doing mass shipping of wine from Shadowpeak. Its the difference between buying a small piece of gold jewelry, and opening a gold mine.
>>2845699>>Inquire about more serious business, having him sell his Reach wines through Shadowpeak, instead of Sunspear? >>Inquire about rarer wines, if he has anything you wouldn't be able to buy from a wineshop on the street?
>>2845722Yes, but I want Wine now with us, not waiting for a week or two for him to get there, unless he came with us on the return trip which seems ridiculous to me. Also, buying some of his stuff is like, a gesture of good will and makes him happier and more likely to accept deal.
>>2845699>>2845706>>2845722I'll switch to:>Inquire about more serious business, having him sell his Reach wines through Shadowpeak, instead of Sunspear? >Inquire about rarer wines, if he has anything you wouldn't be able to buy from a wineshop on the street?
Slowly rotating your glass, you sip your wine, enjoying the crisp, clear flavour. Your guards have finished their wine, and are having their cups refilled by the merchants servants."Tell me Master...""Master Syran Hotos, of Braavos.""Master Hotos, while this is a delightful wine, I cannot help but think I could purchase this wine from any seller, Arbor Gold is common in Westeros, why would I lug casks back across Dorne to my home of Shadowpeak, when I could purchase wine there from any passing trader? No, I would like to ask you, how are you with rarer wines, the more extravagant ones?"Smiling, Syran claps his hand, and whispers in a servants ear, who hurries off. The Servant returns with 3 tiny casks, shorter than even your stiletto, and places them before you, along with 3 small metal cylinders. Syran leans over, and measures a tiny amount of each into the small cylinders. Grinning, he offers the first to you. Sipping, you taste a wine that seems exceptionally sweet and clean, its colour a pale white. "A Lysian white, made with grapes from the Tyrant of Lys's own garden, carefully chosen before being treaded by only the most beautiful virgins. One of the finest wines produced by Lys."The next is a deep amber, and upon sipping it, you know you have never tasted a wine like this before. It tastes of honey and flowers, with a fruity aftertaste undercutting it, playing off of each other perfectly."Yitish Plum Wine, made of fermented plums, and with crushed peach blossoms added to the fermenting tub, before being mixed with honey, and fermented again. One of the finest wines I've ever tasted, and nearly impossible to get west of Valyria."As you go to lift the last cup, Master Syran takes it from your hand, and shakes his head."I'd not drink that one, my lady unless you seek to ruin your day. This is shade-of-the-evening, from Qarth, and it tastes foul, unless you have drunk it for more than one cup. However, I hope this will demonstrate my abilities and knowledge of wine to your satisfaction. Was it simply to seek something rarer, or do we have more exact business to conduct?"
>>2845778"Well, Master Hotos, I am the Lady of Shadowpeak, on the coastal border of Dorne and the Stormlands. I would like to have you establish yourself there, instead of here."Syran Hotos blinks a few times, before leaning forward on the table. "And why would I do that, my Lady?">How do you persuade him?>Other "benefits" (Seduction)>Location (Bargin)>Demand in the Marches (Bargin)
>>2845785>Other "benefits" (Seduction)
>>2845785>Other "benefits" (Seduction)Time to put the assets to good use.
>>2845785>>Other "benefits" (Seduction)
>>2845830>>2845822>>2845807>>2845805>>2845804>>2845799>>2845793Give me Persuasion (Seduce) 5d6. I will reroll 1s.Also, how far are you going to go?>Show some flesh to fluster him, but no further?>Hold his hand, physical contact, but nothing serious?>Imply he might actually be able to sleep with you if he agrees?
Rolled 5, 1, 6, 1, 4 = 17 (5d6)>>2845842>Show some flesh to fluster him, but no further?>Hold his hand, physical contact, but nothing serious?
Rolled 2, 2, 5, 6, 5 = 20 (5d6)>>2845842>Show some flesh to fluster him, but no further?>Hold his hand, physical contact, but nothing serious?
Rolled 2, 6, 4, 1, 4 = 17 (5d6)>>2845842>Show some flesh to fluster him, but no further?
Rolled 2, 1, 4, 1, 5 = 13 (5d6)>>2845842>>Show some flesh to fluster him, but no further?>>Hold his hand, physical contact, but nothing serious?Imply that he might get more if he visits often and makes good deals.
Rolled 4, 6, 2 = 12 (3d6)>>2845849>>2845847>>2845846Rerolling 1s
>>2845852Our large tracts of land are simply too large for most men to ignore.
>>2845846>>2845847>>2845849>>284585221, 18, 16 vs TN 15 (2 degrees of success)"Master Hotos, you are clearly a canny business man, far more skilled than I, I'm sure you can see all sorts of advantages operating from my holdings would offer you, and you're simply playing... hard to get..." you say, reaching across and resting your hand ontop of his, leaning forward to accentuate your chest. Master Hotos blinks a few times, before clearing his throat and sitting up straighter, and glancing around. "Well, it is true that the location is far better than Sunspear, not having to pay tolls on the Prince's Pass or the Boneway," he says, his face slowly turning red, "And I would not be worthy of the title of Bravo, if I didn't acknowledge the thrill of being in such a tense place.""Indeed, and thrills can be so chilling, and stimulating..." you say, moving your hand back, and standing slowly. "But if you feel it's too risky for you, I'm sure to understand.""Risky! Of course not, it'd bring back the thrill of my youth, no-one will say Syran Hotos, blade of the Canal was scared of some marcher lords!""Wonderful. When you visit, I'm sure my husband would be willing to assess a special rate of tax for you, which of course, as such an important part of our community, I will conduct the deal to to you in person."Swallowing, Syran reaches for his glass of Arbor Gold, before taking a drink, standing and bowing, taking your hand and kissing it."My lady, I'd be delighted to see if it is feasible. Anything that allows me to make money, and enjoy beautiful sights of Shadowpeak!">Syran Hotos, Wine Merchant. When you get a Market, instead of 1d6 wealth from the port, it will be 2d6k1 (2 dice keep the highest)Your guards smiles have grown larger, and as you stroll away, you see some glances passing between them. Glancing up at the sun, you see it is approaching late afternoon, you probably have enough time to do one more thing in the city before having to return to the Old Palace.>Speak to another merchant? (which one?)>Go to the noble/pleasure district?
>>2845876>Speak to another merchant? (which one?)>The heavyset man wearing poorly fitting silks?
>>2845876>Go to the noble/pleasure district?
>>2845886>>2845884>>2845881Heading towards the noble district, you see tall houses, with painted silken banners hanging from poles, and multiple bath houses, pleasure dens, and small gardens. Several different houses are represented, probably by second cousins, though here is the greatest concentration of minor nobles in Dorne. Holding no power or influence, they live here by virtue of their more powerful relatives, seeking any chance to rise in the ranks, and maybe find themselves a place in the truly influential. Sons and daughters, seeking advancement are often here, looking for service in other houses, their only hope of catching the eye of a patron or sponser. The pleasure dens here are second to none, bar Kings Landing, with brothels, wineshops, and bath houses competing with each other, catering to the custom of the rich clientele that live here. If you seek relaxation, here is the perfect place to go, with almost every desire available, for the right price.>Pay a visit to a noble House?>Visit a pleasure den?
>>2845929>Pay a visit to a noble House?
>>2845929>Visit a pleasure den?
>>2845941>>2845948Guise, pls, we need connections and investments into our lands.
>>2845929>Visit a pleasure den?We can meet the nobles tomorrow, now's the time for pleasure after a long trip and negotiations.
>>2845951It's stuff we can do the next day. We're not leaving Sunspear anytime soon.
>>2845954>>2845948>>2845942>>2845941>>2845935>Pleasure DenWhat type do you want to visit?>Brothel>Bath-house (Overlap with brothel)>Garden>Wineshop
>>2845960>Bath-house (Overlap with brothel)
>>2845960>Bath-house (Overlap with brothel)Cleaning up and having fun
>>2845960Can we get high on drugs in here?
>>2845980>>2845976>>2845965>>2845963Stepping towards a building with steam rising from small windows, set high up, you find yourself inside a tiled room, set with intricate designs, showing burning ships, a falling dragon, and a man walking barefoot over rock. A servant approaches you, and bows, offering you a towel, and inquiring what your desire is today?>A bath?>A Bath and a massage?>A bath, massage and a girl?>A bath, massage and a boy?
>>2845996>A bath, massage and a girl?
>>2845996>>A bath, massage and a girl?
>>2845996>A bath, massage and a boy?
>>2845996>>A bath, massage and a boy?Get a nerdy looking one
>>2845996>A bath, massage and a boy
>>2846008>>2846005>>2846004>>2846000>>2845998"Of course, my lady. If you will step this way, the warm bath is this way."The servant leads you down a corridor, into a room with small alcoves in the wall. Female servants help you undress, and carefully fold your clothes placing them in one of the alcoves, before leading you towards an archway, through which you can see a pool of water, about 10 foot square, with warm steam rising from it. Placing your towel on the side, you slip into the water, and as you do so, you hear the water move, on the left-hand side. A tall, striking woman is sitting in the water, her black hair slicked against her head, and her olive skin flushed from the heat. She smiles at seeing you,, and beckons with a finger."Ah, you've arrived. Come here, little one.">Approach?>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant?>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant, but approach anyway?
>>2846014>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant, but approach anyway?
>>2846014>>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant?
>>2846014>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant?Wrong person?
>>2846014>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant?
>>2846014>>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant, but approach anyway?
>>2846055>>2846037>>2846032>>2846025>>2846022>>2846021>>2846020>Correct the woman that you are a noble, not a servant?
>>2846059"Forgive me, my lady, but I believe you are mistaken. I am Lady Blacksand, not a servant of the bath-house."The lady widens her mouth slightly, and stands, approaching you slowly. She is half a head taller than you, and as she comes closer, you can see she is still wearing golden jewelry."Oh. When my love told me the daughter of grim Lord Blacksand was coming to swear fealty, I expected you to be... older, more firm. Not a... young girl."She pulls you into a hug, gently, and sits the tow of you down in the water, running a hand over your hair."I am Ellaria, little one, my love is working off some stress with a young lad. You should reprimand your handmaiden, your hair is in a dreadful state. The girl must be blind to leave your beautiful hair this way.""Lady Ellaria, I have no handmaiden. I came here with an escort and a sworn-sword, who is far from proficient with a hairbrush."Ellaria sits up, and looks shocked. She glances over your shoulder, and clicks her fingers at two teenagers, one boy, one girl, who have stepped through the archway."You two, fetch hair oils and a hairbrush. Now!"The two hurry away, and Ellaria scoops some water up, and begins letting it fall over your hair. When the two servants return, Ellaria has the boy begin stirring a small pot of oil, while the girl goes to fetch a comb. Ellaria begins to run the brush down your hair, singing a soft song as she does so, her other hand stroking the side of your face. Feeling slightly out of place, you allow this to happen, till Ellaria smiles, and orders the girl to continue brushing your hair, and takes the pot of oil from the boy, and begins working it into your scalp. >Do you want to ask Ellaria anything?>Who she is, more exactly?>The state of politics in Sunspear?>Her views of the state of the realm>Write in...>Make no comment, and allow yourself to be mothered.
>>2846080>>Who she is, more exactly?
>>2846080>Who she is, more exactly?>Th-thanksFuck, her mothering triggered us
>>2846080>Who she is, more exactly?
>>2846080>Who she is, more exactly?We should get a handmaiden after this
>>2846099>>2846085>>2846088>>2846097"Forgive me, my lady, but I'm not certain who you are. I've never been to Sunspear before, and I've only been the Lady of Shadowpeak for a few weeks."Ellaria stops singing, and lays a hand on the side of your face. "Oh, how young you are. I am Ellaria Sand, paramour of Prince Oberyn. My love has been rather frustrated, with his brother asking him to handle ruling Sunspear, so we came here for some relaxation. Now, lie back, and let the oil wash out of your hair, and I'll plait it for you."Ellaria supports your back and slowly lowers your hair into the water, filling the air with the scent of perfume as the oil leaves your hair and flows onto the water. She lifts you up, and waves the two servants away, before sitting behind you, her fingers moving your hair, plaiting it into a long braid. "You should get a handmaiden, little one. You can't allow your hair to get this way again, you need a noblewoman who knows what to do, I'll help you find one tomorrow."Ellaria finishes plaiting your hair, and beings swimming slowly across to the other side when a loud voice is heard."Ellaria! Where is she, I desire my love!"Ellaria glances at you, rolls her eyes, and climbs out of the bath. She walks over to the archway, and snaps loudly."Oberyn! Show some calmness, you are not the only person in these baths!""I am the only Prince though! So come here!" cries the other voice. You see Ellaria step back, her hands pushing on someone out of sight."No, Oberyn, you're drunk. Go to the Palace, and I will see you there."A loud sigh is heard, and the sound of booted feet walking away on the tiled floor. Ellaria steps inside again, shaking her head, and slips back into the bath. "My love is a passionate man, but he is not delicate when he drinks. He'd never hurt me, but he forgets himself at times. Remember this, little one, your husband cannot demand sex from you, and nor can your paramour.""I don't think this would be a problem for me, Carth, my husband is willing but more interested in his books." you say. Ellaria laughs, and moves next to you, kissing you on the cheek."Then he is the best man you could have, many girls have had far worse matches. Now, we should wait for Oberyn to leave, then head to the Old Palace. We will miss dinner otherwise, and I want you to meet Oberyn in a more sane state of mind.">Last night went late, so I'm calling it here. Same time tomorrow.
>>2846159Thank you for running.
Oh BTW, just so people are aware, Ellaria is Book Ellaria, not bitchy, evil show Ellaria. Just before anyone gets paranoid.
>>2846165It's too late, QM, Men will never rule Dorne again.
>>2846159>no touching with boys in the brothel>>2846165Show is shit. They fucking butchered the Dorne storyline.
>>2846175She will tell us who is the best fuck in the brothel for next time as we get some girl talk.
>>2846179The boy better be cute.
>>2846159Can't wait for the threesome with Oberyn and Ellaria. >>2846165Show Oberyn was cool though.
>>2846221Show oberyn was almost perfect, he just wasn't quiet crazy enough. There's a passage where he tells the story of how Elia Martell died, and then tries to guess which hole of Shae Tyrion fucked most recently.
>>2846159Hope Oberyn gives one of his bastards or cousins or something as a ward to us to try to help keep peace in Dorne and let us into the fold.
>>2846787Ugh nope. No sand sneks in our household.
the question is how do we feel about the tarygs?clearly our father was 100 behind big bobby B but if we want the martells to like us that might not stickI think a stance that somewhat fits the characters and will hopefully satisfy the Martells is we behind big bobby B all the way but are unsure about the succession
>>2847214I think we are mostly indifferent. Our loyalty lies with whoever is closes to us.
>>2847214Stannis or bust
>>2847214Impartial I'd imagine but I'm willing to bet our husband has a more firm stance on it being he is a Stormlander and his family is pretty close to the Baratheons right now. I wouldn't worry about grand politics as much personally, we're a really minor player in the game all things considered, the House should be first and foremost right now. We'll have to play ball when it comes to having the children marry but that's a ways off.
>>2847214>>2847214Too early for powerplays. We have to build up our power first.
>>2847297as Qm has mentioned we have a military second only to the yronwoods and land almost as big as the martellsour only weakness is our social isolation and im trying to brainstorm ways to deal with that
>>2847371The second to the Yronwoods is due to me not counting the three garrisons the Fowlers have in the Prince's Pass
>>2847371There's a huuuuuuuge power gap between us and Martell
>>2847442Also the Martells can snap their fingers and summon all their banners and I am sure everyone is happy to hop on the smush blacksand bandwagon.
When you return to the Spear Tower, Ellaria promises to make investigations about the various nobles, looking for a suitable girl to be a handmaiden, before heading to the Tower of the Sun. As you ascend the Spear tower, you hear Elia call out to you, and see her and Ser Ascar coming along a bridge linking two of the towers. She runs up to you, hugging you, and smiles up from your near your knees."Mama, we saw where Nymeria burned her ships, and where she married Mors Martell, and the Sept, and we brought a monkey, and we took a boat onto the sea, and I caught a fish and...""Lady Elia, maybe allow your mother to speak." Ser Ascar says, walking up. Attached to a chain in his hand is a small black and white monkey, which is sitting on his shoulder. He hands the leash to Elia, and the monkey runs down his arm and sits on Elia's shoulders, hugging her head. Elia laughs, and bends under the weight, and the monkey jumps off and sits on the side of the bridge, making small chattering noises. Elia takes a small piece of apple from her pocket, and breaks it in half, feeding it to the monkey, eating the other piece. Ser Ascar moves closer to you, and whispers."She seemed insistent, my lady, and the trader was quite charmed by her. I'm fairly certain we got a good deal.""Well, I hope she isn't too distracted, I've got a small cage of songbirds in the room."Ser Ascar smiles, and bows his head. "I'll take her up, and get a servant to help her prepare for dinner."Ser Ascar takes the monkey and Elia up to her room, as you go to yours, and select a few choice pieces of jewelry to wear. When you emerge, Elia is standing outside, her hair loosely combed, with the monkey sitting next to her, holding her hand. Elia slips her other hand into yours, and the strange party walk down to the hall, where the nobles of the castle are filing in. You and Elia are seated at the top of one of the side tables, near the top table, where Ellaria is sitting next to a tall salt dornishman with dark eyes. On the mans other side is a still blossoming girl, 14 years old, with long black hair, and next to her is Daemon Sand, who waves at Elia as you walk in. As the monkey jumps onto the table, Elia waves back, and places the silver leash beneath herself, and begins petting the monkey's head. You see Ellaria speaking to a servant, who comes down towards you, after speaking with two servants who hurry out of the room."Lady Blacksand, Lady Ellaria would like to offer you and your daughter a seat at the high table, should you wish it.">Accept, and move to the high table?>Refuse, and thank Ellaria, but stay where you are.>Write in..
>>2847774>Accept, and move to the high table?Activate it
>>2847774>Accept, and move to the high table
>>2847774>>Accept, and move to the high table
>>2847774>Accept, and move to the high table?
>>2847774We gunna cause so much butthurt, it'll be both bad and great.
>>2847786>>2847788>>2847791>>2847796"I would be delighted to accept Lady Ellaria's invitation. Come along Elia, bring your pet."Standing, you walk up to the high table, Elia trailing behind you, and the monkey trailing behind her. As you arrive, Daemon inclines his head, while the girl looks at you curiously. The man sitting in the center smiles at you, and you feel a chill go down your spine. The last time you saw a look like that, it was when your father told you of his killing of the Manwoody soldiers, describing in detail the battle. Two servants bring chairs for the two of you, and you sit. The hall seems not to react too much, but you still take a glance to see what the reaction to your new seating was.>Study the man in the center, and the girl?>Study the reaction of the people near the top end of the hall (nearer the high table)>Study the reaction of the people near the far end of the hall (further from the high table)
>>2847774>Accept, and move to the high table?Get fucked butthurt dornish.
>>2847857You can only do one, they'll have got their court face on soon.
>>2847845>Study the reaction of the people near the top end of the hall (nearer the high table)>>2847853Aren't we Dornish?
>>2847845>Study the man in the center, and the girl?
>>2847845>Study the reaction of the people near the top end of the hall (nearer the high table)
>>2847875>>2847871>>2847868>>2847867>>2847864Give me 3d6, for awareness.
>>2847845>Study the reaction of the people near the far end of the hall (further from the high table)
>>2847853We are Dornish.>>2847879
Rolled 4, 6, 1 = 11 (3d6)>>2847879
Rolled 4, 4, 4 = 12 (3d6)>>2847879
Rolled 3, 2, 2 = 7 (3d6)>>2847879
>>2847774Kek all who owned monkeys before know that thise birds are as good as dead
>>2847894>>2847891>>284788511, 12, 7 vs TN 12 (1 Degrees of success)The upper section of the table appear to be fairly neutral towards your sudden movement, though you do see three faces that briefly react to your ascension. One is a dirty-blonde haired woman wearing a yellow silk dress, with a black iron vulture pin holding it in place, who scowls, and turns to whisper to her neighbour, who frowns deeply. He is a slim man, wearing black, with a golden chain with a small symbol you cannot make out. The other person to react is the Maester, who raises his eyebrows, but makes no other motion, before seeing your gaze, and raises his goblet, a polite smile on his face. Before you can look around more, a small symbol is struck, and servants walk in, carrying a large pot. Setting it in the center of the hall, they begin to ladle a thin liquid into bowls, and carrying it to the tables, the high table first. It appears to be a thin, shellfish soup, and upon tasting, has been spiced with pepper. You finish fairly quickly, and are in the process of persuading Elia to actually eat, instead of trying to feed the monkey, when the tall man in the center leans around Ellaria, and calls out to you."Lady Blacksand, my brother has sent a rider, who has permitted me to accept your oath to House Martell as the steward of Sunspear in his place. Is tomorrow morning suitable? I had plans for the afternoon."He waves a small scroll, and you can see the signs of Martell and a signiture that says "Doran Martell, Prince of Dorne"Ellaria clears her throat gently."Lover, she did not come to Sunspear just to swear fealty. I have told the dame Jordayne to expect us at two hours after sun up, seeking to find a handmaiden for Lady Blacksand."The man raises his eyebrows, finishes his goblet of wine, and shurgs. "We should ask Lady Blacksand then. If she wishes to wait till the day after tomorrow for my brother to return, she can wait with you, or she can swear tomorrow, and I'll entertain myself that afternoon while the two of you play in the city."Daemon Sand chokes slightly, and the girl next to him blushes. Ellaria looks outraged, but her eyes are bright with amusement as she looks at the man.>Say you'll wait till the day after tomorrow, and swear fealty to the Prince?>Agree to swear tomorrow, to the Prince's brother?
>>2847950Capuchins are more chill than most monkeys, once socialized. And this one appears to have been.
>>2847984>Say you'll wait till the day after tomorrow, and swear fealty to the Prince?
>>2847984>Agree to swear tomorrow, to the Prince's brother?Mate you gotta split up your blocks of text. Make it a bit easier to read.
>>2847984>Agree to swear tomorrow, to the Prince's brother?Ask Ellaria to reschedule the meeting with Jordayne until after the fealty ceremony.
>>2847999Shit I knew there was something I forgot to do. I write this in word then copy it over, so it looked fine on word, cause I've got wide spacing between lines.
>>2847984>Agree to swear tomorrow, to the Prince's brotherTell the lady to wait for a bit
>>2847984>Agree to swear tomorrow, to the Prince's brother?We should try to officially meet Doran at some point though.
>>2848022>>2848003>>2847999>>2847995"Lady Ellaria, would it be possible to delay the meeting with the dame Jordayne? I have been on the road a long time, and am missing my husband. While Sunspear is is delightful, I fear I will be bringing back an entire zoo with me if I allow my daughter to stay here any longer."Polite laughter ripples around the table, except for the man, who roars with laughter, drawing eyes from all around the hall. He clasps Ellaria's hand, and smiles at her, showing his teeth."Light of the Desert, I promise I will make the ceremony as fast as possible, so you do not miss your appointment. I do not know how Doran has patience for it. Now, where is the next course!"At this outburst, servants enter, holding a large platter with a fish, with a long pointed nose, and bring it to the top table. Presenting it, the servant leading the procession bows."Prince Oberyn, for your approval."The man, now identified as Prince Oberyn, draws a knife, takes a small amount, and chews it, before grinning, and cutting off several slices, and loading a plate up with them. Servants then begin taking the platter from person to person at the high table, serving each in turn. After all at the top table have been served, the dish is taken to the other tables. The fish is lightly grilled, in a spicey sauce, and tastes unlike any fish you've had before, tasting almost sweet. Conversation has picked up, and people are moving around the hall more, talking with each other.>Do you want to talk to anyone at the high table?>Oberyn>Ellaria>The girl>Daemon>Write in someone not at the top table...>About what>The two people who reacted to you?>Prince Doran>Your standing>Write in...
>>2848059>EllariaJust small talk that leads into>Prince Doran>Your standing
>>2848059>Ellaria>The two people who reacted to you?
>>2848059>Oberyn>Prince Doran>Your standing
>>2848059>>2848068I'll switch to this:>>2848078
>>2848059 I agree with >>2848063
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>2848078>>2848068>>2848063>>2848135Tied between Ellaria and OberynRolling off>1. Ellaria>2. Oberyn
>>2848137Actually, I'll switch to;>>2848063I thought Doran was Oberyn for some reason and I just noticed.
>>2848142>>2848135>>2848099>>2848078>>2848068>>2848063>Speaking to EllariaAs you finish your serving, you sip from the honey water served with it, before turning to Ellaria, who is being fed small pieces of fish by Oberyn, laughing as Oberyn keeps his eyes locked with hers. Waiting till Oberyn begins eating his own food, you clear your throat and ask to speak to Ellaria."Of course, little one, what is it?""Well, my Lady, I was wondering about the Prince, Doran. What does he think of me, and our house, given my father's reputation. I'm worried the previous actions of our house have soured relationships.""Do not worry yourself, the Prince is not like my lover. He is calm, where my sand steed is wild, he is kind where my lover can be cruel. He's one to judge people on who they are, not their family.""Though he was not amused by your father calling Baratheon in to protect him from his actions!" says Oberyn, leaning forward. "It is possibly the only time I've seen him shout. Your father was a brave man, to anger his liege like that. Though I would have done the same in his position."Ellaria sighs, and lays her hand on yours."He'll be returning tomorrow evening, if the river crossing goes well, so you'll be able to make your own impression then. If he likes you, he won't hold your father against you, he is a man of reconciliation, not feuding, unlike my jewled serpent here."Oberyn smirks, then kisses Ellaria. Behind them, you see Daemon stealing a glance at the girl, who is similarly glancing back. The two look a little tipsy, and as you watch, the girl whispers in Daemons ear, who glances around, then nods. The girl then stands, and bows."Uncle, I would leave now. I fear the wine is somewhat strong for me."Before Oberyn can reply, Daemon stands."I'll escort her back to her rooms, there is no need to bother anyone else."The girl sighs slightly, but Oberyn widens his eyes and nods slowly, looking around, gazing at you and Ellaria."Of course, I see no reaosn for you to stay. I trust my squire will be an example of chivalry and be very honourable."His voice seems slightly sarcastic, but the two teenagers seem not to notice, bowing, and hurrying out of the hall. Once they are out, Oberyn grins, then starts laughing. Ellaria smiles, and looks wistfully after them."First loves, always remembered...">Is there anything else you want to do tonight? (Write in)>Or do you want to go to bed, and prepare for the vow tomorrow.
>>2848191>Ask them about the two people who reacted to you?
>>2848191>Or do you want to go to bed, and prepare for the vow tomorrow.
>>2848191Just ask who the two people are, no need to probe further. Then go to bed.
>>2848200>>2848201>>2848204"Lord Oberyn, Lady Ellaria, who are those two down there? They reacted angrily when I moved to the top table."Oberyn peers down, and nods, his smile vanishing."Those are Lady Arice Blackmont, sister of Larra and Juran Manwoody, they're engaged. Arice is somewhat passionate, she was due to become a handmaiden to my sister before the Lannisters murdered her, except she blames Baratheon for it. And Juran has no cause to love you, his family have ordered him to spit poison about your name for months now." Thanking Oberyn, you turn to Elia, and see her and the monkey are sleeping, the monkey resting its head on her shoulder. Ellaria peers around, and smiles, before helping you pick her up, and Oberyn carries the sleeping monkey up to your rooms. Bidding you good night, the two of them hurry away, holding hands. You prepare for sleep, and realise you need to decide on what you will wear tomorrow, for the oath.>Your traveling clothes, well fitting, and looking attractive, but more practical>Your nobles garb, beautiful and flowing
>>2848290>Your nobles garb, beautiful and flowing
>>2848292>>2848293>>2848298>>2848301It is the next day. The sun rose less than an hour ago, and you were woken by a servant informing you Prince Oberyn will await you in the throne room in an hour. Standing in your silk dress, outside the throne room, the chill of the night still hasn't been chased away, and you shiver slightly. A servant approaches, and opens the door, before stepping back through, and announcing you."Lady Lissara Blacksand, Lady of Shadowpeak, here to swear fealty to the Spear Throne and House Martell."Entering the throne room, you see it is almost empty, a large round room with a floor of white marble, light streaming in through multi-coloured glass, making a kaleidoscope of colours on the floor, as you walk slowly towards a raised dais, on which two wooden thrones sit. One has a blazing sun shaped on it, and is empty, while the other has a spear shaped on it, and Oberyn is sitting, yawning, in it, a spear in his hand. When you enter, he slowly sits up, and blinks a few times."Apologies, Lady Blacksand, I got very little sleep last night, though I would not change anything I did." he says with a grin, before lowering his spear to point at you, his face becoming serious and dour. You kneel infront of the throne, and he begins to speak, in a calm and serious tone."Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealty to the Spear Throne of Dorne, and to House Martell.">Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealty?>Swear fealty, but do not touch the spear?>Refuse to swear fealty, and declare your independence from Dorne.
>>2848336>Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealtyWhy is there a suicide option
>>2848336>Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealty?
>>2848337Mainly for my entertainment
>>2848336>Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealty
>>2848336>Lay your hands on the spear, and swear fealty?lmao QM you madman
Rolled 5, 4, 4 = 13 (3d6)>>2848344>>2848338>>2848337>>2848349You lay your hands on the spear, your palms slightly sweaty from the seriousness of the moment. "I swear fealty to House Martell and the Spear Throne, to serve them in war and peace, and will never rebel against them, the Seven as my witness. This trust I will hold, till the day I die."Oberyn nods sagely, and moves the spear away, taking you by the wrists and lifting you up."Stand, Lissara Blacksand of Shadowpeak, Vassal of House Martell. We charge you to hold the keep of Shadowpeak and the lands allotted to your father, against our enemies, till you and all you own fall. Any who act against you without provocation will be our enemies, and any who act against us will be yours."Oberyn grins."Now hurry along to the Dame Jordaynes house, or Ellaria will not sleep with me for a week. She swore she would do that if I didn't make this short. Normally we'd do this before a full court, and you'd be announced and handed a piece of red mountain stone and a hanful of sand, all very showy. If you want to grasp dust, pick some up outside. Now, hurry along!"He waves at you, grinning, and as you walk away, he slaps you on the arse, but is walking away as you turn around. Your hands feel tingly.....
>>2848357Wew, I forgot about that. Is this setting Oberyn up or he's just that crazy?
Rolled 4, 3, 3 = 10 (3d6)>>2848357>You have a -1D penalty to Agility and Endurance.Walking down the stairs of the Old Palace, you feel lightheaded and delicate, and you stumble slightly on the steps. It feels like you have a cold suddenly, though your hands are itching tremendously. Blinking, you step into the sun, and look towards the gate leading to the nobles quarter.
Rolled 4, 5, 4 = 13 (3d6)>>2848363>You still only have a -1D penalty to Agility and enduranceTaking a moment, you lean on the edge of the door, shaking your head to try to clear it. You feel nauseous, and your head feels like you are underwater. You take a few steps towards the Spear Tower, but loose your footing, tripping. A servant hurries over and helps you up....
>>2848368>You have a -2D Penalty to Agility and EnduranceA wave of nausea washes over you, and you stand again, before looking around, the sun hurting your eyes slightly. However, you don't feel yourself getting any worse. Shaking your head, you need to decide if you will seek medical help, or try to tough it out.>Try to find medical help from the Maester?>Try to tough it out.
>>2848373>Try to find medical help from the Maester?Oh great. We have been poisoned.
>>2848373Can you post our character sheet, QM?
>>2848373>Try to tough it out.
>>2848373>Try to tough it out.That sucks but we should be fine.
>>2848379Is our birthday soon, cuz we're 17 which means we had our first kid at 13.
>>2848390Yes your birthday is soon, its in around 3 weeks (not exact, since you weren't born when your family was noble)
>>2848390I believe we had her when we were 14
>>2848395Your father said you were 14, because that is the age marriages take place at. Your actual age is... fuzzy.
>>2848394Okay, bonus points for realism. You're better than I thought, kid.
>>2848385>>2848384>>2848374>>2848403>Try to Tough it out.Give me Endurance (1d6), then Will (3d6)
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>2848406
Rolled 1, 4, 3, 2 = 10 (4d6)>>2848406I hope 4d6 is fine to combine all the rolls into 1
>>2848408Not a problem
Rolled 2, 5, 4 = 11 (3d6)>>2848406
Rolled 1, 6, 1 = 8 (3d6)>>2848406
I need one more d6
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>2848416
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>2848406
>>2848426>>2848420>>2848415>>2848413>>2848408>>2848407>Endurance5, 1, 2 vs TN 6 (Failure, 1 degree)>Will9, 11, 8 vs TN 12 (Failure, 1 degree)You decide to walk slowly towards the noble quarter, and almost as soon as you move forward, you feel queasy, the ground moving beneath you, as your vision blurs and your head pounds. You stagger, and begin making your way onwards, wincing at every step. You reach up and wipe your brow, sweat still on it, and see your hands have a vivid red rash on them. Looking at both your hands, you see the rash is on both, forming a triangular point across both. They itch ferociously, and as you continue walking, nothing seems to relieve it. You manage to make your way to the Nobles quarter, but as you step through the gate, you are hit by a wave of dizziness and collapse onto a stone seat. Holding your head in your hands, you wait till your vision stops spinning, and you feel more stable before walking towards a tall building, with a banner of green and black silks hanging down. After you knock on the door, it is opened by a servant, who bows, and leads you through to a room with several lounges, where Ellaria and an older woman are sitting, dressed in silks. As you enter, Ellaria turns, the warm look on her face shifting to concern as she looks at you."Sit down, little one, sit down."She clasps the sides of your face with her hands, gazing at your eyes, and then turns your hands over, her eyes turning cold. Standing, she dips her body towards the old woman, and moves towards the door."Forgive me, Dame Jordayne, but I have to speak with my lover."The old woman nods, and Ellaria leaves. The Dame claps her hands, and two servants offer you a goblet of wine, which you wave away, your stomach turning at the idea of drinking the sharp dornish red."Ellaria tells me you are seeking a handmaiden. I have three daughters, all skilled, all unlikely to climb high, who would be well served by service to a Lady of a house. What are you looking for in a handmaiden, Lady Blacksand." she says, in an august tone.>Honesty, trustworthiness, faithfulness.>Skills, both as a handmaiden and as a lady>Appearances, beauty over anything else.
>>2848454>Honesty, trustworthiness, faithfulness.
>>2848454>Honesty, trustworthiness, faithfulness.Someone with honor
>>2848454>Skills, both as a handmaiden and as a lady
>>2848454Thought we would've passed Endurance DC. Sheeeeeeeiit.
>>2848470>>2848465>>2848462>>2848460>>2848459"I seek honesty, strength of character. This will be someone I share all my secrets with, and I must know they are able to keep them.""Indeed. I perfectly understand. Jelissa!"A girl emerges, wearing blue silks, looking like a Salt Dornish beauty, except for a thin scar going from her eyebrow and coming across her cheek, ending in an ugly mass of scar tissue just below her jawline. She curtsies."Grandmother.""Jelissa. This is Lady Blacksand, she is seeking a handmaiden. Tell her why you have a scar.""Yes grandmother. Lady, I was riding with my sisters when I was young, along the coast of the Dornish sea. I rode faster than my sisters, and we were ambushed by pirates from the Stepstones. I was caught, but not before I hid my sisters in the shadow of a dune, and leading the priates away. They held a knife here," she says, pointing to the mass of scarring, "and tried to get me to tell them where my sisters were hiding, so as to get more of a ransom. I refused, so they cut me. I was held for 3 days, till Lord Anders Yronwood rescued me with his fleet."She curtsies again, and kneels."I am skilled at maintaining hair, and beauty, and I will serve you faithfully, in whatever role you see fit for me, as long as it suits my station."Dame Jordayne nods, and turns to you. "Do you wish to see a demonstration of skills, my lady, or are you satisfied?">Ask to see a demonstration?>Say you are satisfied, and happy to accept Jelissa into your service.
>>2848502>>Ask to see a demonstration?Though I like her already
>>2848502>Happily accept Jelissa into your service, but ask to see a demonstration anyways
>>2848502>Ask to see a demonstration?
>>2848502>>Ask to see a demonstration
>>2848502>Ask to see a demonstrationWhat was the effect of losing the will and endurance checks?
>>2848521We look all fucked up and we prob can't walk for the rest of the day. Also, Oberyn gets no sex for a month
>>2848521Well it made it very obvious you had been poisoned. And certain people think you are high, and you noticed things far less on the way here.
>>2848526Fuck, were we robbed?
>>2848530What's there to steal? Our clothes?
>>2848553We have a lot of enemies
>>2848560I'm talking about random thieves and street urchins, not necessarily people trying to fuck with us. As Qm said, though, we prob lost some rep and provided some rumor fuel for our enemies, as perhaps you're trying to suggest.
>>2848562Not likely in the palace.
>>2848570We were poisoned from Oberyn's Spear, dude. We left the palace and went into the Noble Quarter, read the quest dude.
>>2848521>>2848513>>2848510>>2848509"I would like to see a demonstration. Lady Ellaria vouches you, but I would see it for myself."Jelissa bows her head, and quickly approaches. Gazing into your eyes, she frowns slightly, then stands. "Your ladyship has been poisoned by wolfsbane, though it has been diluted. It will burn through in a week, though to treat it, I would recommend a compress of Spiceflower seeds and liverwort, to leech the remaining toxins from the afflicted area, and a drink of cold water with powdered dried dragon peppers to blow out the sinuses and alert the senses. I could do more with a maesters kit, but this will hide the effects, and solve the problem. Then, to highlight the hair, I would recommend gold and red enamel jewelry, matched with magenta silks, and a skin oil to conceal the sweating."Dame Jordayne inclines her head, and nods at a servant, who hurries out. You spend the next 20 minutes being pampered by Jelissa, who gives you a goblet after dropping in a spicey mix. Drinking it, your senses are invigorated, and you feel your mouth burning, which focuses your mind, and goes a fair way to stopping the nausea, though your stomach feels uncomfortable. Jelissa nods when you report this, saying it is easier to hide an upset stomach than a shaky head. She then washes your face, and rubs a scented oil into it, and you feel far cooler. Stepping back, she smiles, her scar crinkling up, and curtsies. "There, now the signs of your incident are hidden, though a better solution would be a long blade between the ribs of the one who did this.""I would object to that, I still have use for him, though I would not try so hard to stop you slapping him, Jelissa." Ellarias voice sounds from behind you. Glancing over, you her standing there, with Oberyn behind her, a sheepish grin on his face, holding a pouch containing a mix of bottles."Desert flower, I diluted it, there was no way she would have died from it, I was very care...""That doesn't matter. You do not poison your brother's vassals without reason. Now use that Citadel education you are so proud of, and give that poor girl the cure, and apologise!" Ellaria sounds furious, though her tone is icy cold. Oberyn looks contrite, and approaches, carefully."Lady Blacksand, I may have acted rashly, and without proper consideration. Will you allow me to make amends?">Agree, let Oberyn treat you?>Refuse, request a Maester?
>>2848576>Agree, let Oberyn treat you?
>>2848576>Agree, let Oberyn treat you?Make a joke, saying he already treated us to dinner, he didn't need to poison us.
>>2848576>>Agree, let Oberyn treat you?Make it quick so we can leave ASAP. And demand an explanation.
>>2848576>>Agree, let Oberyn treat youWhatever gets us to leave this place immediately
>>2848576No doubt done to teach us a lesson
>>2848605>>2848594>>2848592>>2848589>>2848586>>2848586>>2848584"Very well Prince. Though you had treated us to dinner, you didn't need to poison us? Why did you poison me?"Oberyn turns and looks at Ellaria, smiling, as he pulls a handful of bottles from his leather case."See, she understands partially!" Ellaria glares at him again and he shrugs."I felt you hadn't been tested. I wanted to see how you would react to it, if you would panic, and run. But you stayed, endured, and ensured you were with friends. I respect that. The Wyls and Manwoodys can complain all they like, you are true Dornish as far as I am concerned. Now, place your hands in this."Oberyn offers you a small copper bowl, filled with a pale green liquid, as he mixes two liquids into a goblet of wine. He checks your eyes, glances at Jelissa, then frowns."Pepper water? Hmm, I'll have to guess your weight..."Oberyn suddenly lifts you up, off the lounge, and puts you back down, before adding a little of a black powder into the goblet. "Drink this, and it will counteract the wolfsbane. You'll feel delicate for a day, but you should be able to operate normally. If you feel nausea again, simply drink some watered wine, it will settle your head."Oberyn stands as you drink, and you almost feel back to normal, your head is aching far less, and you can't feel your hands itching any more. Looking at them, the rash has faded, and you feel far less sweaty. Your vision sharpens back to normal, and as you stand, helped by Oberyn, you feel steady."I hope you will not hold a grudge, Lady Lissara. It was a simple joke," he says, "Albeit in terrible taste." as he sees Ellaria glaring at him again. Ellaria firmly grasps his arm, and leads him out, as they leave you hear her voice fading."Go and fight someone, work off this awful attitude you have, and don't come to me until you are feeling truly regretful, and not just missing my..."Her voice fades, and Dame Jordayne tuts."A dangerous man is one who knows no limits. But a more dangerous one is one who knows limits, but ignores them anyway. I trust this won't colour your view of Sunspear, my lady. Now, will Jelissa come with you to the Old Palace and I'll have a servant bring her luggage to you when you leave, or will you return alone, and she can pack herself, presenting herself this evening?">Ask for Jelissa to accompany you?>Allow Jelissa to prepare to leave on her own, and come to the Palace in the evening?
>>2848650>Allow Jelissa to prepare to leave on her own, and come to the Palace in the evening?
>>2848650>Ask for Jelissa to accompany you?Not a good time to be separated. Need to establish trust first.
>>2848657Well, maybe she wants to bring personal stuff that her mum and other servants don't know about or buy things?
>>2848661Fine. I'll switch
POISON UPDATEYou now only have a penalty of -2 on Endurance and Agility.
>>2848666>>2848665>>2848654"Jelissa can pack her own things, I have no specific needs till I return to Shadowpeak.""Very well, Jelissa, go and prepare to leave. Now, Lady Blacksand, will you be staying for the rest of the day, or do you have other business?">Yes, stay for the rest of the day, return for the evening meal>No, and go somewhere else in the city. (Choose)>Pleasure Dens>Bazaar>Merchants Quarter
>>2848693>Yes, stay for the rest of the day, return for the evening mealNeed to rest so we look decent
>>2848693>>Yes, stay for the rest of the day, return for the evening meal
>>2848693>Yes, stay for the rest of the day, return for the evening meal
>>2848696>>2848698>>2848703>>2848706>>2848712"Thank you, Dame Jordayne, I would be delighted to stay for the day. I would appreciate the company and the chance to rest and recover."You spend the rest of the day in the cool of the Jordayne's of Sunspear house. Musicians play in the background, as Dame Jordayne entertains you, with stories of former lovers, of tournaments, and of the intrigues of her day. It is early afternoon, when Ellaria rejoins you, and the three of you spend a pleasant afternoon, with Ellaria teaching you cyvasse, though you do fail to grasp the finer points of the game. When it comes time to leave, Ellaria says she is staying here, as part of her punishment of Oberyn. You head out, and breath the cool evening air, and begin heading through the upper city towards the Palace.>Roll me awareness (3d6)
Rolled 2, 5, 3 = 10 (3d6)>>2848721
Rolled 4, 1, 2 = 7 (3d6)>>2848721
Rolled 4, 6, 2 = 12 (3d6)>>2848721
Rolled 3, 4, 5 = 12 (3d6)>>2848721I'll roll again, not gunna wait 15 minutes
Rolled 6, 4, 2, 2, 5 = 19 (5d6)>>2848741>>2848735>>284872210, 7, 12 vs TN 13 (Failure, 1 degree)
>>2848744lmao what does this mean
>>284874417 vs 9, (2 Degrees of success)Damage- 3 x 2, -0=6LissaraHealth 3Injuri