Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 3: The Silent Blade

As the political scene in Taldor explodes into chaos, heroes take on the mantle of agents, advocates, and saboteurs working for Princess Eutropia to help secure her claim to the Imperial throne and prevent the Empire from collapsing in on itself in civil war. Will they grow from relative nobodies to powerful politicians and spymasters in the deadliest political arena in the Inner Sea?

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Re: Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 3: The Silent Blade

Post by ManWithDoor » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:19 am

5-on-2 (plus 1 sleeping, which doesn't help) are shitty odds. And they're literally cornered, without weapons in their hands. And their egress is the western closed door, which will take time to open to run away. The two conscious guards immediately raise their hands and back up to the wall, their eyes wide.

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Post by Vardaen » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:54 pm

"Smart." Thoedrix strides into the room and removes the weapons from easy reach of the guards. "Listen, we aren't here to hurt you. Your stupid bosses who don't know how to get things done, maybe. We need information, you give it, you get to move on and we don't have to hurt you, like we planned. Don't and well..." He just tilts his head and looks a bit wry. "Where are the prisoners being held?"
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Post by Zorbeltuss » Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:56 am

Mercutio helps secure their prisoners, not getting in the way of Theodorix as more questions would simply just slow them down.

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Re: Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 3: The Silent Blade

Post by ManWithDoor » Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:15 am

The cornered assassin begins blabbering, his courage spent. He describes the layout in detail, rushing his words as though telling you faster will give him a better chance at living.

The pathway to the west just leads to their rooms (E6), well the rooms they appropriated anyways when they took over the safehouse. There's also a meeting room with maps of Taldor (E5), although there's a super creepy demon-child-thing(?) there that he steers clear of.

To the south is a much nicer bedroom (E8), and some sort of alchemist's lab (E9)? He isn't quite sure, he doesn't know what any of it does. But weird potions and frothing tinctures have led him to not touch anything, lest it explode in his face. He says you'll find the prisoner in a cavern that opens up after the lab (E10), and that's where they're keeping her chained to the wall.
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Post by GuyWithSword » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:01 am

"Good work everyone! What do you think? Should we tie them up and untie them later? Take their weapons so they can't come after us?"

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Post by Grimbold » Tue Aug 03, 2021 4:51 pm

"It was wise of you to tell us what you know. We shall let you live, for now." Bertram takes a swig from his bottle and then begins tying the prisoners and putting their weapons on a heap in one corner.

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Post by Othniel » Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:38 pm

"Leave them tied up. Someone will find them eventually," Astraea suggests. "But leave no weapon near them."

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Post by GuyWithSword » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:46 am

"I think we need to go into the room with the maps of Taldor. I think it'll have intel that could show us their plans. Hope we can take on that demon though."

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Post by Zorbeltuss » Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:59 am

"Let us not forget saving the Damsel in Distress" Mercutio chips in.

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Re: Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 3: The Silent Blade

Post by GuyWithSword » Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:43 am

"Do you want to save the woman first? Or is she safer in that cavern until we're done fighting?"

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