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“A Knight is Sworn to Valour. His Heart Knows Only Virtue. His Blade Defends the Helpless. His Might Upholds the Weak. His Word Speaks Only Truth. His Wrath Undoes the Wicked.”

Every child in Cantôn knows of the Knight’s Code. From peasant-born waifs playing with sticks in the mud to keen-eyed noble sons practicing with cold steel in the training yard, all have at the very least dreamed of one day becoming a knight themselves. To ride out on errantry into the Five Duchies Kingdom and beyond for God and Glory, bringing the Law of Adam to the wicked and the Blade of Cain to the beast.

The Knights of Cantôn are sworn to follow the Code, to obey the King, to refuse no call for aid honestly asked for, to seek out and destroy the Foe wherever it may lurk and rid the world of evil.

Were it so easy…

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Many years from now, not far from home…

“You ever been overseas?” The sun was still a far off from the horizon, but the first wave of workers from the fields were already parching their thirst with the innkeep’s ale as the troubadour rattled on. “As for myself, alas I’ve left hearts broken in every port betwixt here and the Everwarm waters. What about you, my good man?”

“Meself? Hmmm.” The innkeep grunts as he fetches another tankard. “Nowhere I’m partial to be goin’ back to any time soon.”

“Oho…” The bard’s eyes twinkle with interest. “You weren’t always barman, were you? No, a big strong lad like you? Maybe done a stint in the local levies, mayhap a man-at-arms once upon a time for a lord far afield. No?”

The innkeep’s gruff snort, barely perceptible over the slosh of ale from the barrel, lets the wandering minstrel know how far off he is.

“Hmm. A mercenary then? Blade for hire, if the pay were right! Big strong hands. Just the right size for grasping a tankard.” The bard winks slyly. “Or a battleaxe.”

The inkeep doesn’t pause from his duties, but the thud of the tankard on the bar is enough to make the minstrel hold his tongue. Not harsh, just a little heavier than entirely necessary.

“Oh. The intrigue...” There’s no malice in the look, the brief glance and furrow of the innkeeps eyebrow as he turns away. But the bard has seen that look before. It’s the same kind of look that one might see in an old wardog napping by the fire. Past it’s prime and shed of all meanness… but best not poke the aging hound without good reason. “Well, I have tales enough for the present company at any rate…”

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POV Verification Vote: Open for 24 hours
If your ID changes during this thread, please link back to your OG vote here or your new ID votes might not be counted.

>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
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First for Sneed's Seed and Feed
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Second, just like our Pascaean
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>>5386314
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

I wanna see the fallout from the most recent victim of hurricane Andrei
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Lets see what that poor bastard is up to
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>>5386314
Welcome back Forgotten, hell of a time for me so I hope you're doing well.

>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion

Dan Marc over Rabe if it comes down to it though give our boy that tragic tryst on the road
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Going to be real with you lads, already miss Black Company Quest.
Forgotten has too many really good main characters.
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Oh I love seeing Gilberns perspective.

Fuck copper clippers
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>>5386322
Oh, shit wrong shizo image
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>>5386314
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Verification post
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>>5386314
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Forgot to vote lol
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

The intrigue continues...
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>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
>>5386314
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>>5386314
>>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
Hope the guy is duing well, but he is still the one I'd shed least tears for when our vote fucks him over

Also here's something fresh of the presses
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>>5386312
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire
Been a moment since we've heard from old Willy

Missed you Forgotten, more than you know
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
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>>5386314

>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Picking up the pieces from hurricane Andre
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>>5386314
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Oooooo yea it's knightin' time
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>>5386314
>>Sir Neil dan Marc, the loyal Sworn Man from Fallavon

Fuck yea lets do this!

CAIN CAIN CAIN!
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>>5386314
>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands

We are back online.
Now to do the v posting
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>>5386314
>Tracker Jean, the Business Partner from the Wastelands
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>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei

Thanks for running.
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>>5386314
Good to see you again, Forgotten. I bring an old meme as offering.

>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

I want to see the sheer wtf going on in this man's head.
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>>5386314
>>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
Check em
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>>5386314

>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Finally made it in within the first 24 hours.
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>>5386312
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
In at start!
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>>5386387

This me. Want to verify with an image for future posts.
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>>5386314
>Sir Willem Glasdale, the friendly protector of Grenmire

Fuck yeah StV time, glad I'm finally here at the start
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>>5386312
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Glad to be back again
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

I'm glad I actually get to catch one of these before the 24 hour anchor post thing
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>>5386314
>Sir Karlaus Rabe, the gruff Montbrun companion
I want to know what our boy be up to in the mountains.
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>>5386314
>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei

I can't imagine things not going sideways.
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

let's not forget Ol' Gil
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>>5386314
>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
I've missed you forgotten
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>>5386314
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

ctrl+f "weiner"
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Dunno If Im gonna just lurk again but here's a verification post just in case.
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>>5386314
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Lets goooooooo

I've been waiting the rest of the month for this
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

"The dearest are my Heralds, swift to spring to my command"

Welcome back Forgotten
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Verification for the verification throne!
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Let's see how Gilbern is handling the aftermath of our business in Pascae.
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
Lez' go
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>>5386314
>>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

God this quest is like crack
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>>5386314
>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate
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>>5387296
Trust, but verify. I am real and not a robot/samefag
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>>5386314
>>Young Lord Damien Andrei, elder brother and heir to House Andrei
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test
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>Sir Robert Gilbern, the calculating Second Herald of the Ordo Reginate

Sendag, 14th Day of Bacrimun, 883 A.C.E., Afternoon – Port Bounty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMbbbopeVfc – Queensmen theme (kudos to the anon that remembered)

Sir Robert Gilbern was tired. The black sheep of the powerful House Pascae and Second Herald to Her Majesty the Queen had seldom experienced such sleepless nights throughout his years of intrigue both at Court and abroad. He regarded his fellow Heralds seated around the table in this cloistered sideroom with patient, albeit slightly sunken, eyes.

“I have spoken with specialists in this area, lawyers and academics of the like. Bookish men but experts on such legal quandaries as this. They have advised that the privileges awarded to our Order under Church Law grant us extensive exemptions to the rule of law both domestic and country-wide across Cantôn. However, it does not go so far as to granting us explicit authority over other Church organisations.” Sir Gilbern paused at the snort of derision from Sir Montesquieu, First Herald and most favoured of the Queen. While Sir Gilbern understood him as a creature, a man that would rarely opt for subtlety where brutal simplicity might suffice, his position as first among equals in the Queen’s Heralds did sometimes give Sir Gilbern pause. Doubtless the Queen understood a man like Montesquieu was sometimes what the realm needed. It was hardly as though Sir Gilbern’s own hands were without blemish, that they were measures of last resort afforded scant exoneration. Sir Gilbern continued. “The Praetors themselves have no hold over us, except in the most specific of circumstances. But, alas, we ourselves have no legal authority to demand Primus Holt turn over the investigation and its findings thus far to us. Even a writ from the Queen purporting to authorise as much would be bogged down in this Duchy’s legal system, perhaps for years if our opponents were to fund it’s opposition. Which they would be mad not to.”

“Damn this. That foppish ninny of a Duke has been content to play coy with his allegiances for years now. At least this will get him off his cushioned arse.” Sir Montesquieu's distaste for the Duke Pascae and his preferences was well known among the Heralds, although he was nothing but the friendliest of friends when meeting the nobleman in person. “This disruption of the local power base could serve us still. Taking over the investigation would have let us root out the disloyal as we see fit, and position our own supporters in the Duke’s circle accordingly. Now… Might as well predict where a leaf will fall in a maelstrom. And the fool knight who helped start this whole mess… He’s long gone, is he?”

“Cathagi. On pilgrimage, in fact.” Sir Gilbern keeps his voice carefully neutral. It never served to let personal feelings leak out in these discussions.

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“A likely story.” Sir Montesquieu snorts. “And now that brother of his is back in the public eye. Too high profile to move against without significant cause. The Andrei’s in general are proving to be a disturbance, if they’ve engineered this in the midst of the struggle with the Faction… Perhaps it may behove us to remove a few more members from the board, much as we did with the Hewitts.”

“I would caution against it. We may have a potential ally in the House Andrei.” Sir Gilbern knew full well that the pious Sir Andrei had been set on this pilgrimage far before any of this arose, but instead of disabusing the First Herald of the notion that the pilgrimage was a mere smokescreen he focused on his more practical points. “And I know the Third Herald will vouch for the safety of this younger brother Emile, at any rate.”

“I will?” Lord Kasper Alexandi blinked, perhaps forgetting the fact that he was typically the Herald most set against cold-blooded murder by default. Mater Reginae loved Lord Alexandi for his many virtues, but pragmatism not being chief amongst them moderated his rank despite his comparatively high noble station. “I mean, of course I will. Downright unchivalrous to do otherwise. But Rob, my boy… why him specifically?”

“I have my reasons. Not least of which being that we now have in inside ear in the Dragon Guard.” That gets the First Herald’s attention, but Sir Gilbern kept his attention on the bemused expression of Lord Alexandi. A part of him had been looking forward to this. “As for you. Kasper. I should hope you’d not gainsay his wellbeing. Seeing as you’ve already spared the man once before.”

“…He’s not…” The Third Herald appears entirely nonplussed, but the First is quicker to connect the dots. “Cain on the Cross, the mystery knight from the ruins?”

“Oh. OH! The big lad with the bear sigil and… yes, he did have a chain on his heraldry now I recall. I thought it a mere coincidence at the time, but…yes they were about the same size and the voice... Andrei, was it?” Lord Alexandi thumps the table with his fist several times, shaking with mirth. “HAHAHAHA!! That young buck! I knew I liked him! Oh you most definitely have my vote, Rob.”

“How in name of the Almighty can you possibly hold that he is not in league with the Faction?” Sir Montesquieu blusters, still disbelieving.

“He swore on his honour that he was no friend of theirs!” Lord Alexandi dismisses his fellow Herald’s concern with a wave. “Swore it!”

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“You saw him there, at the very heart of the conspiracy!” Sir Montesquie looks at the Third Herald as a man would regard a village idiot. Surprised at the extent of the stupidity, if not the presence of it.“Of course he would swear off involvement to save his own hide!”

“Ah! -And- after I saw him perform the single greatest deed of arms my eyes have had the honour of beholding in all my years on the tourney and battlefields.” Lord Alexandi hesitates, perhaps recalling the horror of that madness all too vividly for a moment, but then he rallies. “And yes, I am including Sir Brockland the Stone finishing a wyvern off with his bare hands in that list. No, I am sure of it. No man capable of such a feat could lie to a fellow knight to save his own skin in the wake of such glory. Sorry, Monty. The Andrei lad is off limits.”

“Well, we have long sought to revive our Cathagi network. A source within the Dragon Guard could prove instrumental.” Sir Montesquieu’s narrowed eyebrows suggested that the First Herald was far from convinced by Lord Alexandi’s vote of confidence, but the potential intel was a prize not easily cast aside. “Sir Gilbern. This Andrei boy will deliver?”

A difficult question. Sir Gilbern was still not entirely certain whether Sir Emile Andrei was indeed a friend and merely caught up in one political tempest after another, or a duplicitous turncoat playing his own game with deviously well disguised designs. Time would tell. His gut told him that the honest Romani knight would make a poor spy, but if nothing else Sir Andrei had never failed thus far to surprise him just when he thought he had the measure of the man. It was one of the chief reasons Sir Gilbern wasn’t getting much good sleep these days.

“I have the utmost confidence in him.” That was laying it on a little thick, but for now Sir Gilbern knew he could not betray even the slightest hesitation lest the First Herald more seriously consider one of his… direct solutions. Sir Gilbern looks carefully at the expressions of each of his fellows before continuing. “That’s settled then. What other business?”

“As tenuous as the situation in Port Bounty stands, we cannot all remain here.” Sir Montesquieu could be a brutal man, but he was also a prudent one. He knew when and were to pick his battles. “The realm remains in peril.”

“When is it not?” Sir Gilbern remarks wryly, but the others nod seriously as if missing the joke. Perhaps even Sir Gilbern was finding less humour in the observation as of late.

[3/5]
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“Montbrun.” Lord Alexandi grunts. “Don’t need the Fae Eye to see trouble brewing there.”

News had been slow coming this far east, but reports had been trickling through of Wastelander refugees and alarming numbers of Snakemen incursions in the Montbrun mountain ranges. And now the confirmation that Grandmaster Godric St. John of the Broken Blade had fallen in battle against a sizeable Scaled Horde force. The extent of casualties was unclear but the Cainite Order was by all accounts still embroiled in skirmishes in the Wastelands, but slowly being pushed back to the mountains themselves.

“Duke Montbrun can hang for all I care, we know him to be the lackey of the Faction or at least a major supporter. These Snakemen troubles serve our interests, for now at least.” The First Herald regards the disapproval of his fellows at his callousness without flinching. “Harsh words for our loyal countrymen in those parts, I know. But the Torwatcher Gates have never fallen to an outside enemy in our nation’s history. If the threat should truly escalate, they will hold. And while Montbrun holds, those Faction members are distracted and unable to seriously interfere with Her Majesty’s wishes.”

“Does Her Majesty not wish for peace in all her realms?” Sir Gilbern scratches his chin, hiding how the First Herald’s lack of foresight bites at him.

“Hear, hear!” Lord Alexandi nods. “Mater Reginae, I thank the Almighty for the pleasure of being in her service every day, has nothing but love for her people in every Duchy. Even gap-toothed hillmen.”

[4/5]
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“Peace, brothers. I’m not suggesting that we abandon Montbrun itself. Merely that our focus there should be on staving off the machinations of the Duke and his Faction supporters rather than us seeking open battle with the Snakemen. Keep the men of that Duchy focused on the enemy at the gates, as it should be.” For a brief moment, Sir Montesquieu looks just as tired Sir Gilbern feels. He covers it up well, typically with anger or scorn, but he had never given the others genuine reason to doubt that he was the Queen’s Man. The one who got it done, however dirty and unpleasant ‘it’ might be. “There are too few of us that know how tenuous the peace of the realm rests at the moment. We cannot answer every threat in half the force we would wish. Like too little butter over too much bread, we are spread thin. The Crown Prince has returned to Aubrey, and he cannot be left to tend his garden of weeds there without a watchful eye upon him.”

As much as Sir Robert Gilbern could find himself at times hating the First Herald, he rarely hated him more than when he was entirely correct. Pascae, Aubres and Montbrun. Three Duchies in potential crisis, and but three Heralds to address them.

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> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

> The Snakemen incursions must be answered, or at the very least not permitted to spiral out of control. The mountain folk seem confident in their ability to repel this latest threat, but if a more united response is required you will be the foremost eyes and ears on the ground. You will travel to Montbrun and assist in the upcoming campaign, and perhaps foil further Faction plots. [Taciturn]

> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
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>>5387438
>Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

The Third Herald's best for Montbrun so a tossup for the other two. Personally really torn but with his own father in scandal after recent events at the Ball this might be a good chance for Robert to get his House and Duchy in order for Her Majesty.
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

I wanted to vote for Pascae because of how it could benefit the realm, I wanted to vote for Montbrun because I am worried about Sir Rabe and Lady Rabe but... we just simply can't let the Prince go unchecked.

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>>5386340

Great to have you back Forgotten, and the music choice was great. I loved this intro, Sir Gilbrern is always fun and it's always a pleasure to see my map being used. As I said last time, if there are any changes or improvements you'd like to see, shout out and I'll fix it up
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>>5387438
>> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
i hate this but gil has to be a counter weight to the first herald butcher
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>>5387438
>The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

Let's play to Gilby's strengths: subterfuge and intrigue

>>5386443
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>>5387431
>Perhaps it may behove us to remove a few more members from the board, much as we did with the Hewitts.”

and this is why we shouldn't go full Queensmen, a simping zealot going full retard with the attainments is fucking tyrannical and subject to a great deal of paranoia also as I suspected the Kingsmen can counter the paralegal work of the queensmen with through legalism very interesting as a political counterweight.


>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

I imagine there would be no small amount of personal pleasure in rooting out the mess of copperclippers connected his dear father in Pascae but Gilbern is well aware that he is probably the best rational counterweight in the Queensmen for the mad dog and if it means attending court in Aubrey so be it.

And well the Tor gates stand between any significant Snakemen force and the interior of Canton/Montbrun afterall and their is no way they could ever breach it...

>>5386324
Verification
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>>5387438
>>5387209
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

The First Herald thinks he's found an effective method with this first attainment. but if he starts hammering every nail he comes across with it, he's going to cause a lot of issues. As much as I want Sir Gilbern to help out Sir Rabe, we can't let the politics get out of hand and I think the First Herald would be better off handling Pascae. Lord Alexandi would do the best work in Montbrun.
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>>5387438
> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

Ultimately, I think Gilbern is most suited to deal with the fine legalism and the general bullshit required to ensure Pascae remains a stable Dukedom. The First Herald is by no means stupid and text has shown he can be subtle, but he also demonstrated too much scorn for the copper-clippers to be effective.

No, better to let him be in Aubres and weed out the Prince's plans. He has the disposition towards intrigue and heavy-handed approach necessary to avoid that a Son of Sin's influence gets out of control.

Alexandi should go to Montbrun because holy shit it seems like a vacation to him.
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>>5387495
Forgot my entry ticket here >>5386499
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

verify >>5386676
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>>5387438
>The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
I'm sure Gilbern wants out of Pascae.
Good shit Forgotten!

>>5386383
Verified by autism
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>>5387438
>> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

>Sir Gilbern was still not entirely certain whether Sir Emile Andrei was indeed a friend and merely caught up in one political tempest after another, or a duplicitous turncoat playing his own game with deviously well disguised designs
Truly not knowing how to play the game makes you the most dangerous opponent
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>>5387556
Forgot me verify >>5386429
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>>5387438
>> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

Ultimately, I do not believe the first herald is inclined to treat pascae with the care it deserves. The 3rd should head towards Montbrun as consensus and the 1st should remain in Aubrey.

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>>5386314
>Open for 24 hours
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>>5387438
> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble

>>5386458
My v post
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
The Praetors should be able to handle Pascae, or at least stop it from getting worse.
The Montbrun should at the very least be able to hold the snakemen at bay for a time, and if the situation's trajectory becomes dire, the influence we have in court should make it easier to rally additional troops.
Sometimes the best we can do is counter our opposite number and have faith in others to prevail.
>>5387266
Verification
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>>5387438
>> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

>>5386441
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
I'm really torn between Aubrey and Pascae but I believe Robby here will be the best guy to curtail the Prince without ruffling too many feathers. And I want him to be the one whispering into the Queen's ear, not Monty here. Besides, while Pascae is turning into quite the shithouse and it's getting convoluted, Monty's direct methods just might be the sword that cuts the Gordian knot.
>>5386322
Confirmacion
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
I want to vote for fighting the snakemen but this seems more important.

verily >>5386927
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
Gilbert is best suited for this. First herald should stay in Pascae while the third fights in Montbrun.

>>5386406
This is I
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>>5387438
>> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

tis' I
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>>5387438
>Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

We can’t control the Prince or his actions - her can influence the results here

>>5387202
Linking back
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>>5387438
>Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]
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>>5387438

> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

Leaving the Crown Prince alone with a Son of Sin whispering in his ear seems like a bad idea.

>>5386434
Pass
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>>5387438
>>Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

me >>5387130
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>>5387438
>> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
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>>5387438
> The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]
Fuck the Crown Prince and I don't trust the first Herald entirely with House Andrei's safety. I'm almost positive that if we leave the first Herald and Crown Prince alone one of them if not both of them will come back to bite us in the ass. Montbrun will hold and I trust the Praetors to sort out the Port Bounty political fallout.
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>>5387438
> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]

Gilburn would probably do his best work in his home duchy while the first herald keeps an eye on the prince

Verifiction>>5386321
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>>5387438
>> Mismanaged, the tenuous situation in Port Bounty could quickly erupt into something more serious. Turning Pascae into a base of support for Her Majesty will pay dividends, letting it devolve could cripple the Duchy or worse drive it into the Faction support base. You will remain in Pascae, supporting the investigation and trials here as best you can. [Humble]
Verification: >>5386477
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>SELECTED: The Crown Prince cannot be allowed to lay thick his plots without obstacle, you trust only yourself to keep a careful enough watch on him at Court. Besides, granting Montesquieu direct access to the Queen’s ear in the absence of the other heralds could prove worrisome. You will return to Aubres and keep abreast of the Prince’s plots. [Cynic]

Sendag, 14th Day of Bacrimun, 883 A.C.E., Afternoon – Capara, Langland

>PREVIOUSLY SELECTED: This is your second day in Langland, and the Captain estimated a week’s stay in total. Having a translator that you trust, or at least like, will be sure to make everything much easier. It is a worthwhile investment, and could lead to some interesting connections. [-3 Sequins] [Hearty]
>PREVIOUSLY SELECTED: You confess that your part in the death of a descendant of those who took the Langlish veteran’s arm, perhaps it will give him peace. You feel uneasy at being applauded for your part in it, but you have done your penance and the past is the past. [Reveal connection] I will work this in later
>-3 Sequins [Current Wealth: 109 Sequins]

"The cow didn't." Fabio the Elder finishes, chuckling at his own joke.

“Hmph.” You snort, though not without humour. “That is entirely-"

“Ah, apologies for the interruption, good lord.” Fabio intones politely. “But you may want to listen to this.”

The Langlish Admiral of the Seventh Fleet, Antonio Moretti, has launched into a new spiel. You can detect the passion in his tenor, but can hardly understand a word of it. Luckily your translator is on hand and fluent in his interpretation of this debate at the College of Admirals. You’re surprised at the turnout, you wonder how many of those present are townsfolk of Capara and how many have travelled from other regions of these isles.

“He is speaking of the future of Langland.” Fabio speaks at a conversational tone, surprisingly audible over the hubbub of the spectating crowd. “ ‘We are a nation of explorers and entrepreneurs, he says. The blood of adventurers courses in the veins of every soul amongst us, be it those first colonists from the Old Empire or the newer citizens of fresh endeavors.”

The Admiral’s impassioned patriotism goes down well with the present crowd, with an uproar in shouting and applause.

“He goes on. We have nothing but pride to be seen when we look to our past. But now we must look forward, to the future. What path will our noble nation from tread here? This crossroads of history? I have seen it.” Even Fabio’s interest appears piqued, though it does not affect the quality of his translation services. “Our future is not to the North, in the sheets of ice and barbarous furs. Our future is not in the South, in the ruins of empire and long-forgotten glories. …Our future is not in the West.”

A shudder of silence ripples through the crowd at those last words.

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>>5388281
Yo this nigga channeling Euron's kingsmoot speech
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“Our future is to the East! He cries.” Fabio interprets rapidly, his own voice raised as the crowd erupts into noise. Now not all voices directed are in support, there are now outraged shouts mixed in with the cheering. “To the East! With our cousins in Cantôn! That is where the future of our nation lies!”

Their Rising Admiral and your King-to-Come share a common goal.

You gasp aloud as your body stiffens in response to the sudden flare of pain where the scars of your stigmata linger, limbs locking as you struggle to keep your feet. The pain passes as swiftly as it came... momentarily flaming hot and then soothingly cool. Like that night above the cliffs, amidst thunder and rain.

Your companions regard you with concern, even Fabio the Elder seems to have noticed your half-stumble. None of them seem to have heard the thunderous whisper echoing in your ears, though you have come to expect that at least.

“The Admiral. Does he speak of war?” You ask your interpreter through clenched teeth. It is the first you have heard of the Angel since leaving the shores of your homeland. A comfort, to know you have not lost the Almighty’s favour, but terrifying all the same. “Answer me. Does he speak of war?”

“Uh… apologies for the distraction, let me just… Hmm, No. No, I do not think that is the tenor of his speech. There is much talk now of engaging with many Free Companies, the Bastards of Lys and Axemen of Lorne chief among them. But Moretti does not speak of war with your countrymen. In fact much the opposite, he calls for closer ties with Pascae specifically yes, but also with the other Duchies. ‘A seat at the table, and a hand on the wheel’ he says this twice. Ah, now Romano Giorgio interrupts. He is Third Admiral, that man there. This is not surprising. The Giorgios and Moretti’s are well know as rivals to one another.” Another nobly dressed man steps forward, you gather the platform is restricted to recognised captains alone. Fabio continues to translate both sides of what appears to be turning into a vicious debate. “He claims Moretti would surrender our independence for scraps from the Cantôn table. Why entertain this upcoming joint anti-piracy treaty with Pascae, Cantôn’s navy has been the lesser to ours for all living memory and this is not like to change soon due to a meagre rise in lumber prices. Giorgio claims we are free to dictate our own terms with the eastern god-botherers, but at the end of a blade if need be. He speaks of a tariff on all ships passing through Langlish waters, to fund our own expenses in keeping the trade routes free pirates. Apologies good knight, there are many voices involved in the debate now and I am paraphrasing.”

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The hooded men of the Inferni make no movement despite the tumultuous excitment of the crowd. Behind them their grey-clothed charges in the stands huddle and mutter furiously with one another in small groups, at times gesticulating wildly at the debaters still remaining on the stage. Of those all arguing with one another and not ones voice carries to you above the chaos of the crowd. It certainly seems as though the Seventh Admiral has thrown a cat amongst the pigeons. Fabio the Elder shrugs helplessly as the noise escalates to such a degree that picking out any single voice in the debaters in the College of Admirals is a fruitless endeavour. You struggle to collect your own thoughts in the madness of the crowd. Mikail and Jess, perhaps sensing your distress, elbow and shove other attendants out of the way and eventually clear a path to the edge of the plaza. There you finally catch a moment's peace.

You doubt the Ordo Reginate are blind to such a public and easily accessed debate, but you can pen this in your own letter for corroboration with their own spies. That is obvious enough. But the connection between Admiral Moretti and the Crown Prince, if that is indeed who the Angel referred to… You know Sir Gilbern to be a cynical man, even if his intentions are in the interest of the realm. How will you explain that revelation to him? Should you even try? The Angel has not commanded you so... but they would also not have spoken without reason. That is not the way of Heaven's agents, surely.

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> Report what, that a Holy Angel has revealed that this Langlish Admiral and Crown Prince are in cahoots? You know Sir Gilbern well enough to imagine his scepticism at such a missive. Your promise to him involved reporting what you heard in Cathagi, not chasing up every possible thread of this conspiracy. Do not report on that aspect, and do not investigate further. [Haughty]

>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]
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>>5388288
Ughhh how much will investigating delay us, Forgotten? We're already here for 2 more weeks innit?
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>>5388288
> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]

We said we'd pass on relevant info we hear at court (the dragon court to be fair, not here) if it might impact the realm, we also said we weren't spies. I think it's fair to pass this info and our suspicions on and let him do the investigating on his end. We're not made for spying, we don't have the experience nor the temperament. Emile is honest and honourable to a fault. Lets not get too caught up in this given how badly we stick out here


V card
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]
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>>5388291
Also this honestly, I don't want to get stuck on plant Namek forever, we need to get to the last pilgrimage site and fight about joining the Dragon Guard or not
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>>5388291
>>5388296

The Coy Siren sails 5-6 days from now. I would not assume you were going to put off your pilgrimage further unless there was a pressing cause to put such an option to a vote, assuming you are not detained against your will.
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>>5388283
>Their Rising Admiral and your King-to-Come share a common goal.

oh boy thats not good, we knew the prince was hiring Mercenaries to do intrigues but if he's got an alliance of sorts with an admiral things go deeper than we knew.

I begin to suspect my suspicions on why the queensmen lack for Influence in Cathaggi are correct.

>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

we should know more both of this admiral and connections.
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>>5388299
V card >>5386324
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>>5388288
>You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]

I’m sure that they have their own local spies who will be much better at chasing this lead.

We’re just pushing them in the right direction

>>5387202
Linking back
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>>5388288
>>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]
lol lmao
>>5386366
me
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>>5388288
>>5387209

>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

We are the Angel's favorite knight since we don't compromise. We should whole ass this. However, we aren't really equipped for spying so we should get what we can on the surface level and be prepped for a speedy getaway. Maybe Jess would be a great help with taking documents. Any high risk work should be done the day of departure so we can sail away from the consequences.
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

It might be a long shot but we know that the Golden Sun Company was hired by the Faction and given a writ by of passage by the Prince. Perhaps we can find proof of the Prince connection with the Admiral through them. They should have a home chapter or business partners here.
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>>5388325
Forgot to link back

>>5387190
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>>5388288
>> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]
Surely the Ordo has spies both more competent and discrete to investigate this. Also we should make sure to relay the info about the Free companies in our report, knowing who a possible employer is when encountering free blades is always nice. possibly even pass that bit along to the praetors
>other
let's make the womenfolk at home happy and include all the pieces of Intel we get about this or trade matters so they might adjust plans and schemes accordingly [Good Son]
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>>5388329
>>5386395
me
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

Hearty is still as based as I remember

verify >>5386676
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>>5388288
>>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

>>5386441
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>>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

Ver get >>5386607
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>>5388288
>>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

Deep cover Preator Emile is on the case

>>5386429
There I be
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>>5388283
>Their Rising Admiral and your King-to-Come share a common goal.
>Why entertain this upcoming joint anti-piracy treaty with Pascae

Ah Cain. Now i really wish our friend was sent to pascae. He'll be much better placed to deal with this.

>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

>However we already have an objective to report in mind and we can use information that we already possess to point towards the faction having langlish ties. Inquire to the leanings of the Golden Sun Company and if they are affliated with the Moretti. If they did, the langlish company having ties with the admiral, and being in the woods with the faction at the ruins would point towards deeper ties than anticipated and would bear further Reginate investigations into their involvement. (Praetor-in-Training)

I am sort of torn. The prince is properly gathering power, drawing the langlish deeper into the cantonese sphere of influence. Proper centralisation and utilisation of this and traditional cantonese powress can pay massive dividends towards the betterment of the realm and perhaps expansion and taming of external enemies, perhaps even freeing enough manpower to forge a royal campaign to reclaim the Ardenne.

He is making good moves, really.

me >>5386453
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>>5388288
>> Report what, that a Holy Angel has revealed that this Langlish Admiral and Crown Prince are in cahoots? You know Sir Gilbern well enough to imagine his scepticism at such a missive. Your promise to him involved reporting what you heard in Cathagi, not chasing up every possible thread of this conspiracy. Do not report on that aspect, and do not investigate further. [Haughty]
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>>5388409
This is me >>5386342
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>>5388283
Wow holy shit, thank the fucking Bear we paid for a good translator
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>>5388416
I think the angel would have said something to us anyway, at least our foresight got us context.
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>>5388288
>>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]
As much as I really don't think we should investigate this further knowing Emile's lack of subtlety. This is something that MUST be confirmed. The Crown Prince is perhaps our most dangerous foe if left unchecked and we also cannot directly move against him, especially in Cànton. This is our best way of throwing a wrench in his plans even if it might draw his ire. The good of the country may well depend on us and as CAPTAIN CANTON we can't let this stand.
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>>5388288
> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]
Omit mentioning the Angel and keep the message short to give it a feeling of urgency that could cement it as legit in Gilbern's eyes. I would love to further investigate the connection here, but we lack the time or resources for it. We have troubles in intrigue in our own country, let alone in a country with a foreign tongue and layers upon layers of skulduggery. BUT, I would like to visit the Order of Trident chapter. There we could feel out the political leanings of the members and maybe even find an ally in this land. If we truly do find someone like that, maybe even an Reginate associate, we could reveal this major tidbit and have them investigate on their own. That should make Robby boy happy and keep the Prince's ambitions in check, for now.
>>5386322
Konfirmacija
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>>5388422
To be fair, we're still not sure how much of The Angel is actual supernatural connection and how much of it is pure hallucination, and nothing says "Paranoid Schizophrenia" like staring at a man speaking in a foreign language and having the voice in your head telling you "He's working with your greatest enemies"
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>>5388453
leaning highly towards supernatural connection.

Recall the angel telling us of the letter? The letter that emile rightfully should have had no fucking idea existed?
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>>5388408
In all honesty the prince seems like a good statesman if it wasn't for Damien becoming a near casualty of what I suspect was a joint clean-up by the Queen and kingsmen and the whole sons of sin I think Emille could've gotten behind some of it.

Not that we're a dedicated queensmen of course.
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>>5388453
Well, our shizophrenic illusion hasn't betrayed us yet and it has been quite helpful just how this anon >>5388460 said.
>>5388465
True, the Prince does have some decent ideas on rulership, but when does ideas come with slavery and demonic deals with the SoS's, than they are most likely the good intentions that lead directly to the Pit.
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We could mention the angel while being oblique about it. Don't need to explain divine intervention to Sir Gilbern.

Could even explicitly write something like "[...]. I met an angel in Langland! She mentioned in passing that the prince and [the admiral] are working towards a common goal. Due to her status and the nature of our meeting I have little doubt to the truthfulness of the statement."

Tell the explicit truth while implying something else. Would have the added benefit of further trolling him when we eventually make it clear to him that we meant it literally.
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>>5388492
I wonder if that interferes with our oaths, but then again Sir Gilbern already cleared our oath of silence to him. Forgotten would have to clear us before we did something like that, but it would definitely help create a record of the Angel's miracles while being discreet. I wouldn't mind including such a phrase in any letter to him where we get a clue from the angel. It's his own fault if he thinks us a womanizer.
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>>5388492
This actually sounds like a decent idea. Directly telling him the truth while implying it's a completely different thing.
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>>5388288
> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]

>>5386458
V posting
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>>5388288
> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]

>>5387122
There I was
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>>5388288
> You believe the Angel’s words with every fibre of your being. If Sir Gilbern should tend to doubt, that is his own choice. Attempting to dig further for concrete evidence of the connection risks delaying your Pilgrimage. Your duty as a knight and member of the faith does not extend to scrying foreign intrigues. Report on the connection, but do not investigate further. [Idealist]
>>5386704
This is me boss
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>>5388288
Fuck I'm torn.

On one hand, Emile should be following up on any possible leads with regards to what the prince is up to. It seems like the Angel is prodding him in that direction. Plus, we did pay for the interpreter, we should utilize him

On the other hand, do we really want to potentially spend more time here? Will the ship even wait for us?
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I'm re-reading the archive and I just had a thought. If the Sons of Sin gained eternal life by entering a pact with Below can we potentially enter a pact with Above or the Fae? I personally like the fae and considering our positive interactions with them, Makes Fools of All, and our prior instance of seeing a side of the fae that mortal men have probably not seen before, they are our best avenue to gaining the powers necessary to combat the sons of sins. Really I just want us to be able to1v1 a son of sin and win. TLDR Demon powers are cheating and Fae powers will level the playing field.
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>>5388848
if the fight in pascae is any indication it seems we are already under the wing of urson he semi mantled us when we were protecting our bother i doubt he would leave emile high and dry when he faces a SOS
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>>5388848
Get that Fae propaganda out of here. We will thrive by the grace of the Almighty and his Angel. Lord Bristlecone was cool and all, but the respect we pay to him is for his Sire protecting our ancestors when they could not protect themselves. Worthy of veneration, but not worship.
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>>5388881
This knigga gets it
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>>5388848
Don't worry anon, that angel was supposed to be evil and lead us astray until the Almighty bitch slapped it into being a true Angel
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Who said anything about worship? We are Sworn to Valour and our Faith upholds the weak. All I'm saying is we can probably more easily gain secrets, weapons, or boons (evidenced by the fae market containing the secrets of crater back home, lore on the sons of sin, and fae magics which are probably way safer to use than any other forms of magic out there). That or more allies in the fight that are not sworn to the throne. Lastly, no one would ever suspect us and we are already guilty of harboring and abetting the Wild all I'm saying is lets see what we can gain.>>5388881
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Let's not forget that this could all just be a form of mental illness considering the other choices were PTSD and Narcisision.
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>>5388904
>Theologically whoring ourself out for profit
That's copper clipper talk
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>>5388906
Emile believes an angel is talking to him
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Do you really think that we could be forgiven for what we have already done? Not only did we do it but when given the chance to confess we failed to do so. A lie of omission is a sin. We aided the Foe and worse we saw nothing wrong with it.
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It's more along the lines of trading with a Xeno species to gain access to the tools we need to better fight chaos. In terms of 40k.>>5388909
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>>5388920
And yet the Angel still talks to us. Emile is the sword of the Almighty, only through the Almighty will he be given the strength to overcome the Sons of Sin
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>>5388906
Wasn't there a time were the angel let us know of a letter that Emile had no way of knowing. This makes me think its a supernatural entity. Whether or not it's actually an angel of the almighty remains to be seen
but I believe
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And yet we have taken Foe boons in the form of one of their own who masquerades as human, and yet we have been touched by fae magic and received fae aid, and yet we have a familiar in the form our lady, and yet we owe our lives to a fae. I could go on.
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>>5388930
So that means we should go full on faeboi? No
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I believe that it is real as well I just don't like how we are the only ones who can see or hear it. We also follow it with absolute conviction and this conviction will likely lead further into the pit of zeoltry.
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No, I just think that they could prove a useful ally since no one would see it coming. The royal family is corrupt. As much as we should hate the prince I really don't trust the King or Queen. I say fuck the entire royal family. >>5388935
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>>5388941
I enjoy your enthusiasm but still no. Aligning with the Fae would likely mean aligning with the bluejays as well. I just don't see Emile doing that
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>>5388911
The Angel IS real and IS talking to Emile.
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>>5388920
Its not a lie by omission. As Forgotten mentioned, we chose to repent for it as we did not see it as an outright sin.

Furthermore, this was back in fallavietnam. Since then we have been touched by the lightning and been spoken to by the angel on no less than 2 occasions as well. Clearly the almighty has a plan for us and does not view the mingling with the fae as a very strong concern, if any.

>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

Basically these. >>5388408 & >>5388492

We know what we want to report, we need to find supporting facts and we can submit it as 'likely and worthy of further investigation' to the Reginae and Gilbern

verification here >>5387130
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>>5388492
Pretty clever anon, I back this approach
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]
THE STORM RAGES ON - THESE LANGLISH LOUTS WILL TASTE THE TEMPEST THAT IS EMILE ANDREI
He is known as:
> Storm-touched
> L'orso
> Favored of Ursen
> Subduer of Sin
> Holy Saint and Healer, Defender of Man and Breaker of Hearts
> Coffee drinker
More to come!
>>5386406
Tis I
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>>5388481
Is Slavery any different to serfdom when you strip away the idealism behind the system of responsibilities and privilege? Or the sons of sin so different to a religious zealot bearing say the sword of anguish when you strip away the religious angle to their powers.

>>5388848
Conan the Barbarian that shit knigga, magic is for weak men who cannot build their own future with blood, sweat and tears.
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Conan was the male equivalent of a Mary Sue before Ray Skywalker crawled her way of Disney's writing room. Check out Black Company Quest we were the literal Witch KIng.
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>>5388904
I'm going to reiterate a theory I positied last thread, the Fae view humanity as a invasive species that has upended their precious ecosystem and deserve nothing short of genocide to rebalance the scales, the only reason they are not trying is because the war of the wild was their first attempt and one they lost that set them back on a scale we can barely comprehend.

TLDR: they are at most genocidal and at least want humans to return to monke.
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]
Honestly, as some others have pointed out, this burgeoning alliance is a pretty strategic play by the prince here. Even if we're opposing him, let's try not to alienate the langlish. They're infinitely better as friends than enemies.
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>>5389167
Absolutely and realistically whilst we're suspicious of the Prince (rightfully so), this might just be normal statesmanship and a good thing for Canton.

Surely not everything he gets up to is an evil, nefarious plot
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>>5389167
>>5388141
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Oh, fuck when did this shit get here?
Bah. Damn blast I missed my chance to vote in this thread.
On the upside, HEY, New fucking thread!
Yah love to see it!
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>>5389167
we're not really in a position to alienate the Langlish as a whole outside of shitting in the street about Adam and Cain as loudly and violently as possible so I don't think we need to fear that.

certain players under investigation on the other hand is a different story.
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>>5389169
I think Sanguine is playing the Prince, he saw Snguine and his ilk as the tool he needed to consolidated the power and authority of crown and intimidate the dukes into compliance. His speech to us in the ball speaks volumes of his confidence/arrogance and how he believes he is destined for something greater than simply being the next king.
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>>5389196
Yeah for sure
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>>5389196
It's either he's playing him or the Prince knows more than we do about the forbidden lore involving the sons and given the speech I am inclined to think he does.

regarding the dukes we know they each have their own issues, Montbrun is suffering its own crisis of authority and seems geared towards both an external and internal conflict and its dire enough for the Duke to be resorting to slavery to fund things, Fallavon is perpetually fighting the wilds and outlaws that inhabit the deeper woods and the bluejays seem to be well established with the backing of the Fey as patrons.

we know well Romanie has its problems with the Deadmen and its lowkey a source of Impoverishment for the duchy as it requires constant vigilance.

Aubrey and Pascae are harder to peg for longstanding issues as the two seem largely peaceful and prosperous enough but in fairness Aubrey is the crowns own duchy.
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>>5389216
>Forgetting to finish the point

goddamit, my point with the dukes was they are each a complex and nuanced political situation, Montbrun has been clearly pushed into reliance on the Kingsmen, Pascae is clearly sitting comfortable as a stable duchy and Romanie is complicated by the bindings of the faith and the need for martial readiness against the deadmen.
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>>5388288
>The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

verily >>5386927
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> SELECTED: The Angel has spoken, surely this is a sign. But to convince others you will need to obtain more concrete proof of the connection. As an outsider it will be difficult, a foreign knight asking the wrong questions in this foreign land will stick out like a beastman in courtly attire. But the Angel will provide. Investigate further before reporting. [Hearty]

Every encounter with the Divine leaves you terrified and rejoiced, just as much as the awful and glorious first day that you were blessed with a vision of the Angel. But you know that you cannot fail to act on this message, despite the risks. So what if you are a simple knight and unequipped for spying and skullduggery? You will find the answers to your questions, the proof to quell the doubters. Grant Sir Gilbern a hundred spies and a thousand secret letters, none can match the Angel on your shoulder.

The Crown Prince’s ruthless ambition concerns you, his connection to the Faction troubles you. His far-reaching knowledge and mere displeasure, well… you will not say it scares you. Not aloud. But even you, a knight of action and far less educated in politics than your sisters, even you can see that Langland as an ally would serve the realm of Cantôn better than having it as it’s foe. Provided the nation is not sold like chattel for trading concessions… is it truly a bad thing for the realm?

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Your companions watch you carefully, but you assure them you are well enough to walk. The concern for their liege is touching, but also a tad humiliating. You are no cripple! As your party leaves the College of Admirals, less a public debate now and more bordering a riot, the conversation returns to your translator’s time on the continent. Eventually your loose personal connection with House de Broulert is revealed. When you admit that you are responsible for the death of a man who was most likely the grandson of the man who took his arm, albeit accidental, Fabio the Elder demands you receive a further discount to his services. This sits less easily with you, but the Freeblade veteran insists on the discount to his services. You think of the man dead by your hand, the gallant knight of Pascae that had the upper hand in the duel and then gallantly returned your sword to continue the challenge… an act of chivalry that he did not long live to regret. A good knight of Pascae died that die, a loss that was sadly unnecessary and entirely avoidable. But that consequence of your hot temper is in the past and you have done your penance on the Short Walk. Your sin is atoned for in full. Is it not?

>+1 Sequin [Wealth: 110 Sequins]

Feuds and sins aside, Fabio the Elder continues to be a valuable investment with his local knowledge. He is not so unsubtle as to suggest you’d be interested in anything other than a good meal and a clean bed, but he does inform you of two reputable taverns that have certain affiliations.

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>You will request a room at the Order of the Trident lodge. As a noble son of Cantôn you will be entitled to comfortable lodgings at a pittance. You are keenly interested in what views the members of that Order may hold about the viability of this potential treaty in the works, combatting piracy along the trade routes is their chief concern. [Haughty]

>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

>The Cooing Maiden is closer to the docks and perhaps the least prestigious options, bravos carrying the Giorgio name and various officers of the Third Fleet are known to stop by there. It is also close to the only church of the True Faith in town. It is Sandag tomorrow and you intend to spend most of the day in prayer following today’s revelations. [Idealist]
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>>5389342
>Fabio the Elder demands you receive a further discount to his services. This sits less easily with you, but the Freeblade veteran insists on the discount to his services
>the gallant knight of Pascae that had the upper hand in the duel and then gallantly returned your sword

Amateur repetition...
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

>The Cooing Maiden is closer to the docks and perhaps the least prestigious options, bravos carrying the Giorgio name and various officers of the Third Fleet are known to stop by there. It is also close to the only church of the True Faith in town. It is Sandag tomorrow and you intend to spend most of the day in prayer following today’s revelations. [Idealist]

Either of these options is fine with me since we've decided to investigate. I think either will provide possible information, either from Morettis men themselves or their rivals the Giorgios and I mean hey, nice and close to the church

V e r i f i c a t i o n
>>5386340

I have to say as well, yesterdays little mini-cliff hanger where you revealed the "Our future is to the East!" bit before continuing in the next post almost had me shitting my pants. I thought it was going to be all out war and we'd have to head home immediately to spread the word and prepare before you finished posting. 10/10 would shit again
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>>5389346
>10/10 would shit again

Exactly the kind of review I'm aiming for in these threads.
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

Honestly its a hard call, the Mercenaries at the Hangman are a likely source of intelligence while the Cooing Maiden is low profile for our endeavors.

But we should go with the hangman not only for the intel but also because if we are investigated ourselves for whatever reason our lodgings will raise less questions.

>>5386324
copperclipping pass
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

Best way to make some innocent inquiries on the matter. A knight of Canton interested in what Admiral Moretti had to say isn't the most outlandish thing to happen - and besides, we can see if Moretti has ties to the Golden Sun Company.

>>5386499
Verification.
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>>5389083
I would argue that slavery is indeed more different from serfdom. While the serf has many obligations that limit his rights and movement, he still has -some- rights vested to him by the system. He's not a piece of property to be used and discarded according to the will of a fickle master, he is somewhat protected by a rudimentary "rule of law". Altough, serfs and commonfolk do enjoy different right depending on the Duchy they come from. Pascaean commoners are well-off and they often hold more wealth than the nobles itself, while in FUCK Fallavon they are clearly more on the mercy of their lords, as we have seen from Lord Lardarse's and Sinclair's behaviour.
>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]
All options are very tempting and I was torn between this one and the Trident one, but considering we already dedicated ourselves to investigation, this might prove the better option. But, I would still like for us to visit the Order and see if we can find an ally in this foreign land.
>>5386322
確認
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>>5389372
>Pascaean commoners are well-off and they often hold more wealth than the nobles itself

While it is true Pascaean peasants can enjoy a level of wealth nearing or the same as some of the Gentry they are also as we witnessed subject to practically slavery in the pursuit of profits digging channels for the purposes of said profit if they can be subjected to it by law.

I half suspect when we get to Cathaggi that we will find similar diversity in the treatment of slaves and the potential positions they can hold within the world there.
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

verifiy >>5386676
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>>5389342
>You will request a room at the Order of the Trident lodge. As a noble son of Cantôn you will be entitled to comfortable lodgings at a pittance. You are keenly interested in what views the members of that Order may hold about the viability of this potential treaty in the works, combatting piracy along the trade routes is their chief concern. [Haughty]
matching up more with the Tridents can only do us good.

verily >>5386927
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>>5389342
>>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

Speaking with the freeblades will probably be the better option for getting information here.

me >>5386453
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>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]

I can't wait for emile to fuck this up and have to kill his way out again

>>5386429
That's me
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>>5389342
>>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]
Into the lion's den.
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>>5389342
>>The Cooing Maiden is closer to the docks and perhaps the least prestigious options, bravos carrying the Giorgio name and various officers of the Third Fleet are known to stop by there. It is also close to the only church of the True Faith in town. It is Sandag tomorrow and you intend to spend most of the day in prayer following today’s revelations. [Idealist]

I think a Cantonian nobleman with a reputation like ours, staying with a bunch of mercenaries is bound to raise some eyebrows among unsavory parties. At least with the Cooing Maiden, we can investigate and have plausible deniability as we can also take care of matters of piety while we're here.

Verification: >>5386477
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>>5389342
>>5389342
>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]
Since you ll want to find clues.
>>5386458
My little v
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> SELCECTED. The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty] Anon write-ins were wise to keep an eye out for that potential Golden Sun connection.

The Hangman’s Harp is not exactly the most prestigious of establishments, the sign is crooked and the owners appear to have permanently shuttered one of the windows where the glass has been shattered. You’ve little notion as to whether that was due to a discontent pedestrian throwing something in, or an unruly patron being thrown out. Times were you wouldn’t be seen dead in such a place, but you are more interested in the potential intel to be garnered here than whether the paint is flaking pain or the chairs in the common room are worn and splintered. The ale at least, you are forced to admit, does go down quite well. It goes some way in explaining why so many Freeblade mercenaries frequent this place, such rough and ready sorts are doubtless more concerned with the quality of the drink than the environment they sip it in.

The Bastards of Lys are easy enough to spot, crowded around several tables in their patchwork cloaks distinctly at odds with the usual billowing Lanlish fashion. Upon each of their right shoulders, sewn in to the cloth, is a depiction of a crowned female Saint shedding a single tear. It’s not Salve Reginae, and the sigil almost appears Cantish in design from what you can tell, but if Lys is indeed the name of this supposed Saint it is not one you immediately recognise. Though all the men you see speak Langlish fluently, you occasionally hear a smattering of your mother tongue in snippets of conversation. Perhaps some of these men are also from Cantôn, though none you would think to be the noble blooded sort.

To your surprise the Axemen of Lorne are mostly comprised of Norsikaans, though you do spot the odd Langlish sellsword wearing their trademark sigil of three silver axes in some fashion. Fabio is unfamiliar with the Axemen beyond their public reputation, but he confirms that their company is one of the oldest he is aware of. Founded by If a Norsikaan fighter finds themselves in Langland and short of coin, the Axemen are a promising port of call. Apparently, every man amongst them from huscarl to halberdier or arbalest must by the rules of the Company be armed at all times with an axe, be it a great two-handed longaxe or a smaller token hatchet. There is a rumour that they cannot remove it even when relieving themselves or bedding a woman. Fabio admits he is uncertain whether this is a joke, perhaps at the expense of newer recruits.

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There are other Freeblade sorts present aside from these two predominant groups, but most you do not recognise. Most. There is man at the end of the bar, Langlish through and through with his twirling moustache. But it is the striking blue and red uniform, the sun emblazoned across his fine breastplate, that captures your attention. The presence of a Golden Sun Officer at a bar for Moretti supporters is noteworthy, given your knowledge of their previous employment with the Faction, but hardly evidence itself. Taking up with him is the most obvious avenue if you want to explore evidence of a connection between the Faction and the Moretti family. But given your past interactions, it is also the option most likely to have you recognised.

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>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

> Harald Redpaw, the Eleventh Axe. You believe the number denotes some sort of rank, which puts him fairly high up in the Company. As a foreigner himself, he’s the least likely to have a significant understanding of the situation beyond his immediate orders. But he is the also the most likely not to be on the lookout from suspected ulterior motives in a shared drink with a stranger. At worst, he will turn out to be an impolite drinking companion. [Intrigue: Axemen of Lorne] + [Idealist]
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Going to a work drinks thing tomorrow, so there won't be an update that night. Not ruling out drunk QM messages... But I'll try to behave and not make the weekend a write-off.
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>>5390384
>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

Verify me daddy
>>5386340
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
Hold the fuck up, this man is from Lord Lardarse's town. This is actually a good thing. If he hears how we embarassed the fat lord, we may just get in his good graces, and therefore have a good gateway into more intrigue. Besides, Moretti did mention these guys specifically along with the Axes, so they should be our main focus.
>>5386322
पुष्टिकरण
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>>5390384

>>5387209

> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

>>5390392
Oh crap you are right. We have to hope that he hates Lord Fitchener as much as we do, that's easy leverage.
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>>5389342
>>The Hangman’s Harp is a somewhat rougher option, but a popular choice among certain Freeblade Companies. Monied members of the Bastards of Lys, the Axemen of Lorne and others of varying degrees of fame and infamy are known to frequent there. From today’s debate, you’re led to believe that these types might be considered Moretti loyalists, or least connected. [Hearty]
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>>5390384
>Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
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>>5390384
Goddamn I love Battle Brothers.
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>>5390416
Didn't see that there was a new post

>>5390384
>>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]
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>>5390384
>> Harald Redpaw, the Eleventh Axe. You believe the number denotes some sort of rank, which puts him fairly high up in the Company. As a foreigner himself, he’s the least likely to have a significant understanding of the situation beyond his immediate orders. But he is the also the most likely not to be on the lookout from suspected ulterior motives in a shared drink with a stranger. At worst, he will turn out to be an impolite drinking companion. [Intrigue: Axemen of Lorne] + [Idealist]

>>5386441
v
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>>5390384
>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

>>5386458
My v post
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>>5390384
>> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

me >>5386453

>>5390392
Good catch, brother. We might be able to leverage that into some method of getting info. Like an introduction to the Golden Sons officer even.
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I'm torn, the Golden sons are a follow up lead while the Bastards of Lys and the Axe's are prospective contracts with the Admiral and will likely have the information we need, though I can Imagine that after the battle in Fallavon the sons are short on men to recruit which might make a man like us a prospect to consider and thus a good line of investigation.
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

>>5390392
Good catch, I would have gone for the Golden Sun if you haven't noticed this.

>>5387190
OG post.
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
Considering the type of man Lord Lardass is it seems likely he is here because of the man, though we should still feel him out on the subject first as he might not resent the knave. for all we know the man might have been his beloved mentor or real father or any number of things

So it's safe to assume he isn't a knight from the name right? Or he would have had a last name or be called Percy dan Darbyshire

>>5386395
literately me
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>>5390384
>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

There's the Westfold Waters between us and Canton, we have a Vancewell favor, a hyper-curious critter, an angel who might be entirely made up by our mind and we're in a pub full of copper-clippers.

Hit it.

>>5386499
Moi.
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>>5390384
>> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
>>5386366
me

remember that fat fuck didn't care about our squire because he was low born i would assume the same would be true for a bastard born son
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>>5390384
>Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
He's a start anyways. Just feel like we should steer clear of the Golden Sun guy unless everyone else gets us nowhere
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>>5390383
Founded by who?
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>>5390925
*Founded by an exiled Norsikaan Jarl
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>>5390942
Thanks.
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>>5390384
Wait, does anyone know what happened to Norwache? I feel like he disappeared somewhere.
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>>5391002
He followed you to Pascae, but did not join your pilgrimage.
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>>5391012
Oh damn. Think we need a send off omake then.
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>>5391012
Damn we should've grilled he when we had the chance
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]
Was actually just re-reading that thread. God we were a bunch of hoolagins in Darbeyshire lol

>>5386406
Hello againr
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>>5391101
We are only holigans when the situation demands it. lmao.
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>>5390384
>>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

Forgot to vote. Might as well speak to him before word of the company's shit in canton get back to him.

here >>5387130
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>>5391101
>Rock up after defeating bandits on his lands
>Guards aren't up to letting us in despite forewarning from the pilgrims
>Squire get arrested and beaten for daring to have instructions from us to convey to the Baliff/lord about a deal made
>lord Fatass larper gets shitty the moment we mention any redeeming qualities in Mikhail or a commoner
>have to fight his fucking knight over it

Fuck that guy, we weren't hooliganing we were asking for our retinue to be treated with a shred of basic hospitality and he threw a bitchfit over it.

Furthermore fuck Fallavon
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>>5391112
For sure it was deserved! Like Lord Bristlecone said, a bear misbehaves when needed
>>5391224
I concur with this Anon - fuck Fallavon. Hopefully all of Fallavon knows not to fuck with the true king of the woods, the Heir of Ursen
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>>5390384
>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

verify >>5386676
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>>5390392
Good pick up anon, backing this.

>>5387202
Linking back
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>>5390384
>Luca Bianchi, officer of the Golden Suns. He’s not one of the members of the Golden Sun that you recognise from Fallavon or present with their Captain-General Lorenzo, so there is no risk of him recognising you. This is the most promising lead for evidence of the connection, you are confident you can sidestep any suspicion over the course of the night with a few innocent questions. You are up to the task. [Intrigue: Golden Sun Company] + [Haughty]

verily>>5386927
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>>5390384

> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

>>5386434
Pass
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>>5390384
>Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

>>5386704
This is me boss

Also dragon bro when?
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

Fuck it, at the very least we have an in with lord fatfucks embarrasment to draw on and we likely won't get the foreigner penalty for the Intrigue in theory.

>>5386324
V card
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>>5390384
>> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

I like the idea that Emile Just can't help himself and wants to talk to another cantonian for once

>>5386443
Verifyin
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Sorry lads, a bit dusty tonight. I’ll be back at it tomorrow.
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>>5392290
ok
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>>5392290
See you then boss
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>>5392290
Take care bossman
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>>5392290
Any backup plans for where to go when cloudflare takes 4chan offline?
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>>5392914
it won't
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>>5390384
> Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

>>5386429
thats me right dere
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>>5392290
see you later m8 we will be waiting
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>>5392960
They took kiwi farms down. Probably won't be long until people are nagging them to axe us next
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>>5392997
I still doubt it, but in the case anything does happen, Forgotten will likely make a post on his Twitter to advise where the thread will continue
https://twitter.com/BlackCompany666
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>>5392997
They only caved because the dipshits on KF literally could not stop themselves from threatening to bomb people, unless retards on 4chan start doing that I don't think it's worth worrying about
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> SELECTED. Percy of Darbyshire, Sub-Lieutenant. A fellow countryman of yours, though he looks to have been with the Bastards for many years now. Fabio will be there to translate the wider discussion with the Langlish present for you, but will be superfluous for this discussion. You’ve also spent several months away from the continent, it will be good to talk to another man of Cantôn that isn’t another pilgrim for once. [Intrigue: Bastards of Lys] + [Hearty]

I will take rolls now, but there will not be a content update for another 8 hours or so.

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Intrigue Roll: Getting information from the Bastards of Lys
> Subtle Inquiry / Higher Social Standing 60DC
> Stranger in a Foreign Land -15DC
> Percy: Stranger in a Foreign Land +10DC He’s been here longer
> Animal Companion: Lady Stoutsworth +1 Re-Roll
> Lady Vancewell Favour +6DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Reliable Langlish Translator: Can use re-rolls on double fails in this test
> Excellent Write-in: Fuck Fallavon +15DC, +1 Re-Roll
> 76 DC

Double Fail = Eyes on you. Even if the Bastards are none the wiser, your questions have not gone unnoticed.
0 = A spy in our midst! Your unsubtle interrogation quickly raises the ire of the present Bastards of Lys. Accusations of you being either a foreign agent or spy from a rival family soon follow, you will need to do some fast talking to leave here without resorting to violence. [Hard Persuade Roll]
1 = Why all the questions? While you do garner some general information, your questioning leads to suspicion from the Bastards and you are eventually given the cold shoulder. But no one seems inclined to take it further than that.
2 = Selling points. Under the misapprehension he is speaking with a potential recruit, and a valuable one at that, your countryman shares more than he wisely should of their contracts. But his actual knowledge of future endeavours is limited.
3 = Inner Circle. This trusted officer is friendly and actively trying to recruit a valuable noble warrior. But you get the distinction impression he knows more than just general rumours of a future contract, and you think he is not too far from spilling it if you buy him another round. Something that is tangible evidence. [Hard Intrigue Roll]
Double Success = That’s going in my report. You discover something not related to your current investigation, but interesting all the same. Vancewell Favour Bonus.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have THREE re-rolls.

Fuck Fallavon, amiright?
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Anons were wise to pick up on the Fuck Fallavon (Lord Fitchener) connection, and I like the idea of Emile also just wanting to speak non-foreigners for a change. Even one who is not a noble. The bonus from Fabio the Elder will be more directed at the wider Langlish crowd than your Cantonian target in particular.

I also note that anons generally seem happy to share everything with both Sir Gilbern and House Andrei women. Going forward, I will assume that your reports are largely the same to both parties unless there is something compromising or highly specific (or it relates to an Oath of Silence like the Sins).
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>5393145
V card >>5386324

INTRIGUE GET
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>5393145
>>5386429
ROLLAN
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Need a dub success for evil wife to be even more hot and bothered right now!
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>5393145


me>>5386340
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>>5393145

>>5386383
Verified
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>>5393174
Fuck
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I almost think its worth using our rerolls for a double, yes we run the risk of crit or double fails but the following roll will be hard.
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>>5393178
Considering the following roll will be hard it may be best NOT to waste a re-roll no?
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>>5393180
yeah wow I didn't consider re-rolls might not refresh consider that quashed.
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>>5393180
I would say that we should reroll nonetheless.
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>>5393184
It's a 6% chance to get a doubles pass, I don't think it's worth it.
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Ehhh, the odds are on our side that even if we reroll things will be fine even if nothing improves, but there's still a chance we fuck up and hit a double or crit fail because we got too greedy
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>>5393190
1% chance to score Vancewell when anon rerolled and got the crit. Gotta live dangerously if you want the villain waifu.
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>>5393145
Re-Rolling is not worth it
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>>5393145
Ayy. Fuck fallavon.
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Keep up that rolling, gents!

> 3 SUCCESS. Inner Circle. This trusted officer is friendly and actively trying to recruit a valuable noble warrior. But you get the distinction impression he knows more than just general rumours of a future contract, and you think he is not too far from spilling it if you buy him another round. Something that is tangible evidence. [Hard Intrigue Roll]

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Intrigue Roll: Pressing information from the Bastards of Lys
> Subtle Inquiry / Higher Social Standing 60DC
> Pressing the Question -20DC, +1 Adverse Re-Roll
> Stranger in a Foreign Land -15DC
> Percy: Stranger in a Foreign Land +10DC
> Animal Companion: Lady Stoutsworth +1 Re-Roll
> Lady Vancewell Favour +6DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Reliable Langlish Translator: Can use re-rolls on double fails in this test
> Excellent Write-in: Fuck Fallavon +15DC, +1 Re-Roll
> 56 DC

Double Fail = Eyes on you. Even if the Bastards are none the wiser, your questions have not gone unnoticed. You will be followed.
0 = Exposed! You’ve pushed your interrogation too hard! Accusations fly of you being either a foreign agent or spy from a rival family, and you have hostile Bastards of Lys on every side of you. This will be ugly. [Combat]
1 = Who do you work for?! It takes a while for the Bastards to realise you’re milking them of information, but when they do the atmosphere quickly becomes unpleasant. While you did elicit actionable intel, you will need to do some fast talking to leave here without resorting to violence. [Hard Persuade Roll]
2 = You should sign up! We’re going places… Keen to secure a promising recruit, the veteran gives you significant information about their next contract. Out of context it means little to you, and you have nothing to go on beyond a drunk mercenary’s word right now. But it’s. And one you can verify with some further investigation over the next few days. His comrades eventually realise the prominence of his wagging tongue and shut him up, but they don’t immediately seem suspicious of your motivations. It should be simple enough to extricate yourself for the night without alerting anyone. [Counter-Intrigue Roll]
3 = We’re gonna be rich, I tell. Rich! And here’s why… Deeper into his cups than he realised, and surprisingly well-informed on the future contracts of the Bastards, you’re freely given selling points that goes enticing a potential recruit to actually valuable information. Information that is verifiable at no great effort or risk to yourself. If his comrades had been paying attention, they’d have realised that we was telling you things that he shouldn’t even know, let alone be sharing with others.
Double Success = We can use this. You discover something not related to your current investigation, but nonetheless advantageous to your allies. Vancewell Favour Bonus.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have THREE re-rolls.
There is ONE adverse re-roll. NEW ROLLERS PLEASE.

Fuck Fallavon? FUCK Fallavon.
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>5393237
Lets goooo

Me >>5386453
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Good luck lads
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Roll them well kniggas
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>5386366
me
>>5393237
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>>5393251
>got through because of vancewells knickers
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>5393237
Me
>>5386342
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>5393258
REROLL
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>5393259
One last time....
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>>5393259
Anon please
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Sorry lads. I'll wait for the adverse roll before deciding if I should spend the last reroll.
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>>5393258
>>5393259
>>5393260
jesus christ, mate
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>>5393258
>>5393259
>>5393260
What is wrong with you?
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>>5393258
>>5393259
>>5393260
I blame Fallavon.... or copperclippers.
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>>5393262
The psudo-random dice things is based off the server clock, next time just give it a little more time between rolls for less chance of rolling within a group like that. It's not fool proof obviously but it should help
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Using the adverse re-roll to try and counter the 51 success >>5393251

You have ONE re-roll left.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

Derp
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Well, that opposed roll didn't fly so good. Who wants to try the last re-roll?
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>>5393260
May as well shoot for the moon and see if you can give us a 3rd success on the last re-roll
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>>5393260
Go anon I believe
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

Welp, here goes nothing
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>>5393296
>doubles
lmao nice redemption arc bro
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YES
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>>5393296
Champion!
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>>5393296
You are a god, well done
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>>5393296
BASED.
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>>5393296
redemption, brother.

Just be careful on using all the rerolls. 1 rerolls warranted but check with the rest of the kniggas before proceeding on 2nd and onwards.
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>>5393296
Told you you can do it, Vancewell bonus proves its basedness once again
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>>5393309
Imagine how good it would be when we marry her
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>>5393317
>Smash intrigues in the street
>True knigga in the sheets

good stuff
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>>5393318
>Keep courting Frida
>She keeps trying to figure out how Emile outplays everyone by playing a simpleton
>Eventually she realizes it's not an act, Emile really is a bear in a glassware shop
>She figures if she can't control hurricane Andrei she can at least direct it
>Marriage
>10 years later
>The realm is at peace
>the snakes beaten back
>favalon deforested or given back to the fea in peace deal
>The monarchy is fixed church and state in jolly cooperation
>Copper clippers got clipped and corruption is almost a non issue
>Emile and Frida rule the newly reclaimed holy douchy of Aradine
>All she did was marry the idiot and point him in the right direction
>Her face when
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>>5393330
Don't forget the six children
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>>5393348
Almighty help he who tries to court the daughter of Emile and Frida
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>>5393243
>>5393251
>>5393258
>>5393259
>>5393260
>>5393288
>>5393296

>3 SUCCESS: We’re gonna be rich, I tell. Rich! And here’s why… Deeper into his cups than he realised, and surprisingly well-informed on the future contracts of the Bastards, you’re freely given selling points that goes enticing a potential recruit to actually valuable information. Information that is verifiable at no great effort or risk to yourself. If his comrades had been paying attention, they’d have realised that we was telling you things that he shouldn’t even know, let alone be sharing with others.
>DOUBLE SUCCESS: We can use this. You discover something not related to your current investigation, but nonetheless advantageous to your allies. Vancewell Favour Bonus.

Excellent redemption roll. Sorry lads but I'm still drafting up the content update and I've got to call it for work tomorrow.

Due to your success, you'll actually have time to enjoy your next couple of days ashore with more relaxation as opposed to hunting down leads. I'll take suggestions for how you spend the rest of your time in Langland and will get that regular content update resuming tomorrow.
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>>5393330
Seriously though how many peasents with pitchforks and bows coulde we raise for a crusade against the deadmen with promises of payment in reclaimed farmland as free men instead of indentured service like they do in F******.
Because fuck Favalon, and fuck Favalon Nobels. They'd probably see the serfs preferring to run of and fight the undead for a chance at better land and rights, and still go "huh, guess we have been to lax with the rabbele. Pierre get the hanging ropes!"
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>>5393296
Fucking beautiful anon
>>5393357
Hmmmm, we already saw the College of Admirals, so we could maybe visit the Order of the Trident? We should also definitely visit the markets, wouldn't do us harm to browse the wares they have there. Maybe there are some khaveshops were we can sit down and take a sip? Oh, and the Church! We should check it out too, pray for a safe trip.
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Rolls be wild as always, man.

>>5393357
I was thinking of finding a way to learn some Cathagi. Had we not found a good translator we would have been cucked out of options, so working asap on the language we'll have to deal with sounds like a good choice.
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>>5393330
>Not establishing the Andrei-Vancewell equivalent of the Angevin empire stretching from Montbrune to Ardenne

>>5393354
who the hell would be the bigger obstacle?

>>5393358
You know when the enemies of mankind are the least shitty thing you encounter in a place you're in a real shithole.

Fallavon shitting aside I like the cut of it, rallying poorer knights and hard pressed peasants for a crusade/cause/better life sounds like a great idea though arming them might be an issue.
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>>5393400
A Norvaski-Vancewell-Rabe-Andrei alliance would have access to raw iron from the the mountains, craftsmen from the city, and experienced military leaders from our family. All sealed with marriages to our house. If anybody realizes what a powerhouse our sidelined little house is on the way to become, potential enemies and allies are gonna start pouring out of the woodwork, trying to get us to join them or destroy us.
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>>5393357
Shopping, clearly. That and visiting the order of the trident and praying at the chapel.
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>>5393357
Maybe find som cathargi sailors to get some up to date intel on the empire in general and the state of the pilgrimage route in particular
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>>5393400
>who the hell would be the bigger obstacle?

Frida by a mile, the suitor would be thrice vetted before Emile has a chance to measure the lad
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>>5393422
We all know that the ultimate test is the firm handshake. Frida may vet them as much as she wants, but it is our firm handshake that will reveal us the true nature of the lads.
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>>5393296
good rolling
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>>5393407
backing this.

>>5393377
Reading books and shit is something we can do on the boat. Probably will also have at least one native speaker on this ship with whom we can practice.
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>>5393357
Writing love letters to Frida
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>>5393639
Support being based
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>>5393639
You spelled Mademoiselle Daubeny's first name wrong.
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>>5393662
>>5393747
IT BEGINS
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One thing we should note with regards to the information, (1) we do have that warning from Gilbern to avoid using the information we gather to enrich ourselves. (2) the doubles bonus appears to getting some sort of information to vancewell. Depending on how it is, we might end up in a situation where we are accused of feeding information to a faction-linked noble house which can lead to not-great consequences to our family and the reginate.
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>>5393639
Eh why not
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>>5393639
Supported
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>>5393848
vancewells favour only reveals whose a faction member it has nothing to do with sending her info
>DOUBLE SUCCESS: We can use this. You discover something not related to your current investigation, but nonetheless advantageous to your allies. Vancewell Favour Bonus.

the allies here refers to the queensmen not vancewell
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>>5393639
Writing her without permission of her father? Scandalous! Here we go.

My dearest, Lady Vancell.
I apologize for the impropriety of writing you, without prior leave of your father. For I doubt he would make the allowance, or that I could respect his wishes in this matter where he to deny it. Seldom there is a day, an hour, a moment I don’t think of your person. The dance we shared was the spark that gave birth to the conflagration in my heart, and it keeps me ever warm against raging seas and cold nights. Arrogant and presumptuous that I am, my sole desire is that you also share that fire in your heart of hearts. Time and distance might keep us apart for now but know that I dream to see you again and speak with my clumsy voice the tender truths I hold for you.
Your Sir Emile Andrei.
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>>5393848
The bonus we get for wearing Frida's favour lets us know if the person we are talking to is a Faction member when we get doubles on intrigue rolls against them, not that we have to tell the Vancewells anything.
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>>5393872
>>5393937
I stand corrected then.
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>>5393895
>not addressing it to the viper of De ver to maintain incognito

Honestly probably get more from disregarding the propriety of such things with her and focus on the passion and chemistry we shared in pascae and for gods sake at least sign it with a pseudonym or at least vague initials.
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Can I just say that I can barely process what the fuck just happened.
Firstly the angel recruited Emile; A knight in canton with ABSOLUTELY NO expertise in spycraft, to gather intelligence in a country in which he is ABSOLUTELY UNFAMILIAR for a plot he has just heard of from an -anonymous angel tipline (tm)- involving people from social circles he HAS NO IDEA EXISTED.

Well you would imagine that this would end in disaster or at least be a fruitless endeavour.
But NOOOO

Not only does this knigga swagger into what is the in universe equivalent to the cantina from mos eisley, not only does he make a beeline for the one knave that has all the information he needs to unveil this whole conspiracy he gets him to spill the beans on not just the whole deal but also some other side shit that's just the cherry on top.

ALL IN ONE EVENING

Meanwhile Sir Gilburn is back in Canton befuddled as to why Emile (His politically retarded but oh so dear and loyal friend) has already submitted a report before reaching Cathagi about a conspiracy with the prince in Langland that has all the relevant Details and conspirators indexed and annotated.

By the almighty anons how the fuck did we pull this off?
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>>5393993
>Meanwhile Sir Gilburn is back in Canton befuddled as to why Emile (His politically retarded but oh so dear and loyal friend) has already submitted a report before reaching Cathagi about a conspiracy with the prince in Langland that has all the relevant Details and conspirators indexed and annotated.

>By the almighty, how deep is he in the faction that he doesnt think twice about giving up this information?
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>>5393993
"I can't tell if he's an idiot or a genius but by Regina I'm glad he's on our side"
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>>5393993
I feel like if we tell Gilbern that we're connected to the Almighty through the Angel then at this point he'd just take it in stride, because it's literally the only thing that could make our behavior make sense
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>>5394021
It could also be read as us trying to preposition the saints hearing since he knows we are up for it.
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Naturally assimilating into the table of Bastards of Lys with a few purchased drinks, no one remarks upon your presence disparagingly as the night goes on. In fact, your current subject seems to be actively trying to recruit you. Despite his lower station, you make efforts not to talk down to the common mercenary. Although Percy of Darbyshire hints at being the byblow of some significant lord with meaningful looks and the occasional look, you suspect that his illegitimate heritage is in fact far more humble than the sellsword implies. Quickly winning him over with your disparaging remarks of the Lord Fitchener.

“Hah! Lard Kitchener, yes! What a bloody tosser…” Percy grins, shaking his head before downing the rest of his cup in one gulp. “Ah! Gotta say, I don’t miss the place. All manner of beasties on the outside, and no shortage of harsh taskmasters on the inside. All things being said, Fuck Fallavon.”

“I’ll drink to that.” You signal for the barkeep to bring you another round. Your shout, of course. “You’ve done well for yourself in the Bastards of Lys then?”

“Oh yes, I done alright. Won and lost some good bit of coin. And the biggest riches are yet to come. I’m no Condottiero…” The mercenary glances to one side as Fabio explains that this is the term for senior officers and leaders in Freeblade Companies, the self-styled ranks of each company being too diverse for most outsiders to readily refer to them. “But I’m in the big tent when the real talk is happening. And trust me. Big things is happening.”

“What do you mean?” You ask, making sure that your expression carries the appropriate mixture of bemusement and greed.

“We’ve been told to build our strength and recruit. Any likely lads that know their way around a blade. A lad like you. The bastards won’t take just anyone! But for a fighter like you? Oh they’ll part with good coin for that kind of spine. Pit take it, I tell them you put Lard Kitchener’s pet knight on his arse and they’ll pay premium!” The expatriate sellsword barks a harsh laugh and shares another wink
And ol’ Percy here will take care of ya don’t worry, and not just for me recruit commission neither. You’d have your own command before the year was out, Almighty’s honest truth. Adam’s Teeth, you’d probably have your own section at least within the month. We have divisions all over, but they’ll finish up their business and trickle back. Word is we got the time, and when the word comes down and the contract is signed we’ll be shipping out.”

“What, all of you?” You don’t have to feign the scepticism in your voice. From what he’s shared, the current strength of the Bastards is several hundred men even before they ramp up their recruiting.

[1/4]
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“All of us. And not just us, word is the Lorne boys and even the Suns are going to get a piece of the pie. And it don’t sound like there ain’t enough pie to go around. Our new employer, or co-employer I guess, has got a lot of coin to go around. I’m talkin’ deep purses, friend. Trust me.” The hardbitten Cantônian mercenary leans in closer, demonstrating his skills in multitasking by scratching his arse with his left hand and letting out a fart at the same time. His right hand gratefully grasps the next tankard you hand him. “Deep. Royal kinda deep.”

“A lot of money to be made in a big campaign like the one your describing.” You indicate enough interest for Percy to keep up his recruiting attempts, implying that you’d like to see action to work your way up the ranks. “When are we talking?”

“Not right now at any rate. Pit, maybe not even this year. I got people in the Lornes who say they’ve got business in the Frozen Straits, somewhere up in the north past Fallavon.” Far north Montbrun? That’s House Norwache territory. You make a mental note of that little intel nugget. It doesn’t seem connected to the Faction, at least so far as you can see. But it could prove useful to House Rabe, and if nothing else the truth of that claim would help cement the validity of the rest of this information. “An’ I hear them Suns is still wrapped up in a bunch of contracts on the east coast.”


“Pascae?” The Crown Prince envisages a major campaign in the future. Not immediate, maybe not for years if the Free Company’s are being encouraged to wrap up their various contracts and recruit. But the where is critical. “Would the Bastards be going there too?”

“Nah. Well, maybe yes. I shouldn’t be telling you this but there’s some big stink on in the big city right now, Port whatsit… Big payers are nervous, looking for a little muscle to keep the wolfs at the door, know what I’m saying?” Percy shrugs and nearly slips off his stool. When he recovers his balance he is presently surprised to see another mug of ale placed before him. “Oh you’re a gent right enough. Maybe we’ll *hic* dip our toe in if the pay is right. But nah, I reckon the big one is gonna be Eashterner than that. Way Easht...”

A subtle warning chitter sounds as a well-dressed man brushes behind you. You glance over your shoulder and quickly look away. It’s the Captain-General Lorenzo of the Golden Suns, one of the few mercs present that you You’re surprised Lady Soutsworth recognised the scent from the Duke Pascae’s Ball. You begin to make your excuses to your informative drinking companion, but it seems Percy of Darbyshire has let the drink get the better of him. Many of the other Bastards are in a similar state of inebriation, none of them comment on your departure as you discretely head upstairs to your room and dwell on the revelations of tonight.

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East of Pascae? Aubres, perhaps. But for what purpose...a coup? It couldn’t be. He’s heir to the throne anyway for Pit's sake. Why hire foreign mercenaries, and on such a scale, to take something that will one day be his at any rate? Doing so would only turn every right-thinking Cantônian against him. It has been tried before in your nation’s history, with nothing to show for it but a brief puppet-kingship whose authority ended at Aubrey’s walls and suitably gruesome results for the traitors involved in the end.

To Fallavon then, for another try at the ruins? No. Too blunt and obvious a weapon for a purpose both sides were so desperate to keep hidden. The hiring of a few Golden Sun divisions to tip the balance in their secret war was risky enough. And perhaps now the Faction realises that the horror from the Pit unleashed in those deep halls was not the balance-shifting prize they had hoped for. Motte-Fallavon is the crossroads of the realm and an enticing strategic target of its own. But the same argument against a move in Aubres applies here, all that would be achieved would be raising the ire of every Duchy threatened by the move.

Montbrun? Sir Karlaus Rabe was happy at the prospect of cleaning the mountains of Snakemen raiders. But the campaign was going to be over by Mid-Winter, if the zealous Order of the Broken Blade didn’t wrap it up before then. Everyone says that. And even if it is more serious, even if the Scaled Horde is on the rise once again, the Torwatcher Gates have never once fallen to the Foe. Your sisters would have called you something of a slouch when it came to your education in the histories. But you know your battles, the big ones at least, and every time in Cantôn’s history the Horde has broken upon those Gates like water upon a rock.

Lost Ardenne? The combined armies of Romaine have tried time and time again since the Night of Three Sisters to topple the Dread Lords from their throne. Always, they have failed. Kings have led armies into that dark realm and been crushed, the legacy of their reign being their subjects added to the Deadmen ranks. Crusades of the faithful have lost heart and faltered in the face of the horrors of that stalk that place. An assortment of pragmatic mercenaries, an army of them, will not succeed there where so many others of faith and fire have failed. Even a godless sellsword can fear for his immortal soul.

Not Romaine itself, surely? Your gut sinks at the prospect of roving bands of mercenaries let loose in the fields of your home. House Andrei lands plundered, her subjects robbed and brutalised. The shield against the dark cracked beyond repair. But again you ask yourself what could the Crown Prince, or his Langlish allies for that matter, possibly gain from such a venture?

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[4/4]

Beyond a few elements landing in Pascae, the exact destination of this promised campaign is a mystery to you for now. And, it seems, even to the senior command of the Bastards of Lys. You’ll have your people verify this story while you remain in town, the logistics involved in preparing this kind of undertaking must be relatively easy to corroborate without raising undue suspicion. But one thing is clear. It may a year from now. It may be two. But the mustered Freeblade Companies will march. They will march in force, reinforced and rested. And they will march East.

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(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

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(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>This is not Ordo Reginate business. You will inform your friend Sir Karlaus Rabe, either directly or discretely through your sister’s network. It is not censor yourself for Sir Gilbern’s pleasure, nor are you obliged to keep him appraised of all your communications. [Haughty]

>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
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(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

I think until we have more info we shouldn't risk involving our family. This doesn't necessarily directly involve them for the time being. We don't know the target

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

We're an honest motherfucker, to a fault. This particular bit of business doesn't necessarily involve any faction stuff so I don't see it being within the scope of what we promised from memory but it'll likely still annoy Gilbern that he's not the only one hearing about it.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

Gilbern was there when we struck down the Son of Sin, he heard about the Lightning Vigil and he has seen how honest Emile is, even if he's still unsure if it's just a ploy. Lets pass on where the source of the info, we have been chosen after all, we shouldn't be ashamed of it
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>>5394075
Woops and here is my Taiwanese finger painting forum identification

>>5386340
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>>5394075
If I remember correctly Gilbern actually wasn't there for the Son of Sin fight, that was the Third Herald Kasper Alexandi. Gilbern likely would've recognized our voice
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>>5394069
>way East

oh boy thats.... concerning their only two places where that's immediately brewing and Montbrun is more likely than Romanie unless the prince or some fool is stupid enough to try something at the Romanie tourney...which uhh might be possible? fuck I dunno

Honestly if their was ever a timely prompt to return to Canton this might be it.

>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

I know Robert might take it poorly but lets at least tell him this information has been CC'd to our house so its not clandestine we aren't formely a reginate or a queensmen yet.

(2) House Rabe Report
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

We said we would ride and if nothing else forewarning is as close to as we can get.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

Fuck it, while sainthood might be compromised by including it the good of Canton is at stake and no title or acknowledgement of sainthood is worth more than that.

>>5386324
V pass now to consider drafting waifu letters.....
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>>5394070
>(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

We have our report, send it off to gilbern and leave our family out of this for now. We know that our family will likely lean more towards the Reginate and Sir Gilbern has already agreed to look after them. He will likely look over the info and if there is a need to pass info on to them to keep them safe, he will do so. Especially since our brother has already began looking into whats going on which will attract attention. Gilben can decide what to tell them or not.

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>(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]


Thankfully, Sir Gilbern and the 3rd are likely to be more inclined to aid House Rabe than not and both understand the threat against the torwatchers. I expect Lord Kasper will agitate or even outright leak the info to the foremost defenders there so it should be a simple deal to ask that he authorise the release of information to him.

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>(3) Reference the Angel?
>>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

A cynic he may be but he will likely have had access to the church records, especially since he was delving into church law in Pascae. He likely already knows that we have spoken of our visions. We should mention them to him but stress that we have not just taken it as fact and have used it to further sharpen our pursuit of the truth and it *has* borne actionable and physical proof.

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This is our first report to the Reginate and Sir Gilbern. In order to cement our relationship and establish a strong plateform for future mutual trust and support, we *must* show that we are commited, so that we can in the future take action to protect our own with the backing of the Ordos. Thankfully the requests to release pertinent information to the relevant parties should be a fairly simple matter as it may directly concern their survival and Sir Gilbern has likely had a rough measure of Sir Rabe and will likely see him as not Faction material.
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Oh dear.

I should have labelled my V post; I now have absolutely no bloody clue which one is mine.
Oh well. No voting for me; live and learn.
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>>5394112
Ah fish.

Me >>5386453
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>>5394112
>We know that our family will likely lean more towards the Reginate and Sir Gilbern has already agreed to look after them

Emille's family has been historical kingsmen and has no knowledge of Damien & Ross's recent conversations and the impact it might have on the family.
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
No reason to get our family mixed in for now. Roselyn and Mother will definitely keep their ears open and as this anon said>>5394112, I trust Robert to take care of them or atleast keep them somewhat informed. Besides, don't want to buckle Rob's trust even more.

(2) House Rabe Report.
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]
The Reginates will operate in Montbrun and possesing such information could prove beneficial. And again, we're really depending on Rob's good will here, but after such juicy info dumps, he might just well listen to us.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]
I'm strongly skeptical how this is going to fly. It just may discourage the validity of our information by creating an image of us like a raving lunatic who made it all up. Robert himself is a cynical man and the same can be said for Monty, so I have no doubt they will outright discard such ramblings. While I know that anons really want to spread the word of the Angel and affirm our sainthood, it's dangerous talk. The kind of talk that could get us in trouble with some parts of the church, and when I mean some parts, I mean the Queen herself whom the Heralds directly serve. I don't think the Queen would appreciate prophets and miracle healers misleading her flock, would she?
>>5386322
επιβεβαίωση
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>>5394070
>>5387209

(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

“Given our lack of contacts in the Cathagi Court, it could very well save our nation much hardship and suffering. If it’s you, I’m willing to take the risk that you will keep your word. But understand, Emile, you are to report to me alone. I’ll not abide your information advantaging your own family’s pursuits before the realm, you understand?”

This is our promise to Sir Gilbern. Based on this alone we must send all information through him. A promise made is a promise kept.


(2) House Rabe Report.
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]

Same issue here, we have a promise to keep. We can't start off being wishy washy with operational security from the beginning otherwise Gilbern will never trust us. The Prince had some incredible knowledge of our day to day life and multiple letters will make it very easy to find out what we know. We could probably word it in such a way that it would be advantageous to send over to the Rabes to 1) Get them on the Reginate side and 2) not waste Queensmen resources on dealing with the Axemen when they can handle it for them. It costs nothing and they get a positive reputation/foothold with a Montbrun house.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

How directly are we wording this? I know it was discussed as saying it straight but not elaborating the otherworldly nature of it in hopes that Gilbern would think it a code name rather than an actual visitation of the divine. That way if we reference the letters in the future it can be obvious that we actually meant it in hindsight but fly low enough not to pique interest if intercepted.
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>>5394124
And Kingsmen are crucially, not the Faction. We must keep in mind that the King and his Roiguard are curiously as of yet out of the picture for some fucking reason. Furthermore, Damien is already reaching out to the Reginate as we chose for him and mother is likely also bending her resources in pursuit of more information. Importantly, Damien is also under no such oath to keep his information secret and what he knows is most likely going to the ear of our father and mother.
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>>5394128
you kinda missed my point, you're couching your choice in information Emille doesn't himself have about events back home about our families potential probing and potential allegiance shift and while I understand the desire for a roll on positive outcome I don't think its particularly good basing for the decision.

>We must keep in mind that the King and his Roiguard are curiously as of yet out of the picture for some fucking reason.

Since the start of the quest the factions play has been proxies, proxies and more proxies when it comes to their activites be it Hast Vancewell or Condottori or even probably a Duke their is always distance between the Faction head and their agents with good fucking reason since things could go nuclear real fast for everyone involved if stuff like the ruins got out to the larger realm.
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

As other Anons pointed out, we have an agreement with Gilbern. On the other hand, Emile should definitely ask him to shield his family in case this plan happens to target Romaine.

(2) House Rabe Report.
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]

Similar to the above, but honestly I don't see Gilbern being reticent on the matter. One hand washes the other and the Reginate might even get another (somewhat) sympathetic ear in Montbrun. A win-win for everyone.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

Because I don't really think "We totally hear helpful voices!" is going to fly with someone as skeptical as Gilbern. Perhaps another time, when we can sit down and explain this shit and he can see how sincere Emile is. A letter makes for a poor substitute.

>>5386499
Me.
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>>5394070

Given the discussion I'll switch part of my vote here >>5394075

to

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.

>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]
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>>5394070
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]
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>>5394070
1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]
Family frist always.

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>This is not Ordo Reginate business. You will inform your friend Sir Karlaus Rabe, either directly or discretely through your sister’s network. It is not censor yourself for Sir Gilbern’s pleasure, nor are you obliged to keep him appraised of all your communications. [Haughty]
Gota warn a brother, he already has to deal with snakes.

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

>>5386458
V post my lord
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>>5394070
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
we swore a blood oath to rabe we have to tell him
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

verify >>5386676
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>>5394180
No blood was involved and he swore the blood oath when we pitched heroic adventures with him now I feel bad we haven't done more

Promise is a promise though.
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>>5394070
1)
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

2)
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]

3)
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

>>5386429
That's me
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>>5394070
>(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports

>>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
I really want to send the report to both, but as previously pointed out, we did promise not to use intel for familial gain. I would still like to ask his permission to send info along to our family, maybe even provide him with reports for our house and allow him to censure at his leisure, but make it clear if we found out he used this power to intentionally harm our house we consider it a breach of the trust, and start reporting directly home. He would still receive our Intel for the good of the realm but he wouldn't be getting first dibs. I still think our family should get all that we can give outside of the conspiracy stuff.

>(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.

>>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
I see this kinda as two oaths clashing, Also technically we aren't in the dragon guard or even the empire yet so technically our promise to only tell Gilberen of what we learn isn't in effect yet. Technically. still a reasonable concession could be to send out our messages staggered, giving Gilberen and the Ordo some time to react or even allow them to present the knowledge to Rabe without mentioning Emile as the source.

>(3) Reference the Angel?

>>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]
Though some anons idea of vague, but obvious to those who know language, could very well be a good idea.

Once again starting to wish we had had time for best birdcat to learn more addresses.

question could Courageous Sky deliver a letter then get ferried some where by the recipient to imprint a new location? would really be nice to be able to somewhat securely send letters other places than the two worst duchies.

>>5386395
her er jeg
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>>5394070
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

We got to look out for our family and friends, Sir Gilbern knows what kind of man we are and if he wants our information he is going to have to come to terms with it.

>>5387190
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

I don't think we should risk getting our family involved in these plots, we're doing this because we agreed to it. But we do not represent the wishes of our family.

(2) House Rabe Report

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

House Rabe are our trusted allies, they've been with us through thick and thin. If we can aid them even a little we should even if Gilbern doesn't trust them he should at least trust us. Besides if I remember correctly the Rabes hate the Vancewells and the Vancewells are heavily implied to be working with the faction no?

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

There's legitimately no reason why we should reveal we're being given divine guidance other than the sake of revealing that information. It should be on a need to know basis. If he believes us nothing changes, if he doesn't we've now compromised his trust. No point in revealing this.
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>>5393432
>Tfw you meet gfs parents
>Her dad is the Living Saint Emile "The bear" "The Angelwrought" "Devilslayer" "Faeblessed" Andrei, hero-knight of a thousand tales and the living embodiment of piety
>Tfw you now have to convince him you're worthy of his daughter
>Tfw her mom's worse
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>>5394070
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

our first duty is always towards our family...

>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

... and our brothers in arms.

>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

Now this one is important. Please remember that Gilbern works for the Queen and the Queen is the equivalent of the Pope in this setting. If you had holy visions in the middle age, would it be wise to tell an agent of the Pope about it?

verily >>5386927
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

>>5387122
It's a me.
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>This is not Ordo Reginate business. You will inform your friend Sir Karlaus Rabe, either directly or discretely through your sister’s network. It is not censor yourself for Sir Gilbern’s pleasure, nor are you obliged to keep him appraised of all your communications. [Haughty]

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]
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I would like to lobby harder against admitting our divine messages. If I remember correctly, we did try to convince Bishop Gilbern and he wasn't really convinced by it. Besides, it just really doesn't sit well with me to spread that information too much. We may just alien people by doing it.
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>>5394500
Agreed, it's something that I am only comfortable sharing with our closest confidants.
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>>5394500
See my point
>>5394409
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>>5394070
1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]

The risks outweighs the benefits

(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

It’s the right thing to do and will cement the unofficial alliance between our Houses

(3) Reference the Angel?
>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

Almighty be Praised

>>5387202
Linking back
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>>5394331
>the Vancewells are heavily implied to be working with the faction no?

Only Hast was as far as can be discerned.
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>>5394512
I would be careful even with them, but if we really do tell Gilbern, I would like to tell him in his face, because topping off a juicy piece of intrigue with "oh yea, and a literal angel from the Almighty tipped me off lol" is gonna give Robby Boy a fucking stroke.
>>5394526
And I do agree with it.
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>>5387075
original weiner


>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

>>5394526
you swayed me on excluding the message
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>>5394554
>>5394070
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>>5394552
Well they already don't like us, so I would play it cautious and just assume that maybe the patriarch is involved as well.
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>>5394070
Missed the initial 24hrs so this isn't a vote for anything but I'd like to point out to the anons that Gilbern is actively fighting against a faction that seems to be heavily influenced (and employing) biblical hoodlums, dropping the bomb on him that you started being influenced by something we claim to be a divine being is a sure fire way for us and our present company (perhaps even the family) to be black bagged and dragged off to somewhere where our faith can be well and truly tested.
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>>5394655
thinking on it though if he looked hard enough he would find we've already claimed this with the church...

disregard the above and get funky wit it
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>>5394070
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
We made a promise - we will keep that promise, but hopefully Gilbern will see the wisdom in letting members of our House know what's going on and gain a valuable ally
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
Do first and apologize later. If doing so breaks no vows then I do not see why Emile should not send this letter.
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]
Admitting divine influence might taint the contents of our message to the eyes of others - best to leave it unsaid for now. We are a conduit of the Almighty's will, whether others know that or not is irrelevant. Only Emile must know and demonstrate this through his actions.

>>5386406
This is me
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>>5394070
>(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
>_
>(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.
>>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]
>_
>(3) Reference the Angel?
>>While Father Towbray is sure to be recording any visitations for the Church Inquiry, your report will also attest to the divine source that inspired the investigation. Let the doubters of your intentions be damned. [Include Divine Message]

me >>5387130
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>>5394070

Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports
>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

2) House Rabe Report.
>You will include it in your report and appeal to Sir Gilbern to pass the information on to the Rabes. Sir Gilbern and Sir Rabe were not the closest of friends, but they were certainly not enemies. He gains nothing by withholding this information. Unless it somehow serves the greater Reginate agenda. [Hearty]

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

Verification: >>5386382
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>Thinking Robert would pass us handing intel to the Rabes instead of our own family.

This is a worse pitch than arguing for our own family, house Rabe are loyal kingsmen and anything about this pitch means a radical departure that
we and our family have only begun to reach through Emille & Damien's entrapment in the faction conspiracy, our family at least has the production
of Emille's character to fall back on as a point to them in building some trust if the reginate vet them.
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>>5394848
fuck me that came out awful
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>>5394070
(1) Ordo Reginae and House Andrei Reports

>You have made promises to Sir Gilbern, but you also have a duty to your family. Your findings may not be immediately useful to them, but the more they know the better. You have a feeling this will all come to a head sooner or late, House Andrei must be prepared for that eventuality. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern and House Andrei]

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(2) House Rabe Report. You’re including all this in your report, along with any additional verification of these claims. But what of the movement of the Axemen of Lorne? It is actionable intelligence, certainly. But more relevant to House Rabe than the Queensmen.


>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]

(3) Reference the Angel?
>The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

Verification>>5386321

I don't see how Gilburn can be angry who we communicate this information to considering that he didn't even ask for intel regarding langland
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>>5394848
>>5394927
You're basically stating that we actually have a better case if we're trying to feed information to our family as compared to feeding information to Sir Rabe, are you not?

That, we could possibly explain the 1st that we are concerned for our family and get the reginate to understand our transgressions but in the 2nd there is no real great reason to send confidential information other than 'because we wanted to'?

>>5394929
Because its not about getting angry. The combined actions of the two are meant to show that we are currently willing to agree to the restrictions Sir Gilbern placed on our information gathering and work with him. It also helps us in that if we are forced to take selfish actions to save our own above the reginate interest, they are likely to let it go as we have shown a willingness to follow their lead.

As per Forgotten in #26:
>By opting to divulge the full truth and NOT swear an oath, I see this as you entrusting yourself and family more to the good graces of Sir Gilbern himself rather than the Ordo Reginate organisation as a whole. I will view this as an AUTO-SUCCESS, Sir Gilbern is willing to give you the benefit of the doubt for now. This does not mean he may not make a request of you during your tenure in the Dragon Guard, but it does mean that his judgement of your sincerity depends on your assistance somewhat.

>It is highly unlikely Sir Gilbern will steer the Reginates to action against your family and will, assuming you don’t break faith, take steps to shelter both you and them from the worst of the attentions of the Prince’s Faction. Given how much you have divulged, Sir Gilbern could very easily destroy you. If he wanted to, that is.
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>>5394933
Yeah basically, I think the thing that we really need to understand is that while Gilbern is a comrade to us and someone putting trust into our relationship he still views us as a asset, admittedly one that is providing dividends and probably isn't so quickly discarded but still an asset that can be should the need arise.

Another thing to consider is that IF our family does get this Intellegience Damien can convey it his sweetheart who is a part of House Rabe.
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>>5394946
Aye. And considering that the regular circles of trust in cantonese society go about:
Kingdom -> Duchy -> Allies -> Family

The instruction to not spread to our family already has an implicit understanding not to spread to those spaced further out.

Like its a strange thing. To restrict pertinent information to our family while freely giving it out to a friend.
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>>5394950
I think people might be playing a little too much legalese with what Gilbern said instead of seeing what our behavior in such interactions will demonstrate in relation to our dealings with him and the larger Reginate order.
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>SELECTED (after a close vote)
>The less letters sent, the less likely they will be intercepted. You also don’t want to embroil your family in the depths of the conspiracy findings. Knowledge has already been demonstrated as dangerous to a noble House. This avoids putting them in the crossfire. [Report sent to Sir Gilbern]
>Perhaps you are not honourbound to give House Rabe an unlooked for advantage, but it seems the right thing to do. You will send a letter directly to Sir Rabe advising him of this information, but your report to Sir Gilbern will let him know you that you have done so. If this raises his ire… so be it. [Idealist]
>No. The revelations of the Angel is not a meagre source of intel to be compared to common spywork. You report will speak of your findings, not your inspiration. Cynics will doubtless see this as a self-serving attempt to prove you are indeed blessed. [Exclude Divine Message]

Sandag, 15th Day of Bacrimun, 883 A.C.E., Mid-morning – Capara, Langland
>Mikail is now HEALTHY

You are halfway through compiling your report to Sir Robert Gilbern before you break to attend Sandag Mass. Your people need time to verify some of these claims via more mundane means than last nights subtle enquiries. This legwork should not prove difficult, but you hold off on sending anything before leaving these shores.

You abide by your friends request to keep correspondence of this nature directed to him alone, your other letter to your family is strictly personal and merely serves an update on your pilgrimage’s progress without going into this new intel. Self-censorship irks you, but reluctantly you assent to the wisdom in not disseminating this information into too many hands. Besides, as much as you love your sisters and Mother, you can indeed see them acting on said information to the benefit to House Andrei. Exactly how, you’re not sure. But having seen what you have seen, how readily the sides in this secret war will resort to extreme tactics, you are not entirely certain that your sisters appreciate how dangerous this knowledge is. Hopefully Damien can convince them of the true peril, but you are confident that if anything in your reports is of importance to the wellbeing of your House then Sir Gilbern will warn them. Your relationship with the Ordo Reginate Herald has been rockier than you would have liked, but you still consider him a friend.

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The matter of writing to Sir Rabe is more difficult to decide. He has been your erstwhile comrade since you first met all those months ago. A major House to the north like Norwache being threatened by mercenary activity, or perhaps hiring mercenaries themselves, is something that is certainly of concern to his House. While the Rabes may not share a direct border, the Norawache are a major Montbrun noble house controlling one of the three Törwatcher Gates. The stability of their lands will doubtless have ramifications for the security of the Duchy as a whole, especially if the Snakemen incursions are more serious than everyone seems to think. Failure to give Sir Rabe forewarning when it is within your power could cost lives. You will not have that inaction on your conscience, certainly not for the sake for placating an agent of the Queen who may decide to keep such a thing secret if it somehow benefits the Queensmen.
The phrase ‘better to ask forgiveness than permission’ springs to mind, but given that there is no suggestion this information relating to the Axemen of Lorne’s movements has anything at all to do the primary concerns of Sir Gilbern’s sphere of interest. You hope that your honesty in what exactly you have told anyone else will furnish trust that the balance of the report is indeed for his eyes only.

As for the Angel… Had the Angel bid you to write of them you would have scribed down every detail of their visions until your hand cramped and ink ran out. If the Angel bid you to tell the world of their visitations you would climb the tallest tower and shout your declarations until your lungs were hoarse. But thus far the Angel has spoken to you in whispers, given you the threads to pull. You cannot divine the Almighty’s intentions, but you know they go beyond something as paltry as just another source of intel, albeit an undoubtedly omniscient one. You will not disseminate the proof of their visions, however reassuring the vindication of your own belief by others might have been.

You blink at the conclusion of the Sandag service, you were so lost in your own musings that you missed the priest’s sermon on the exiled Brothers taking shelter at the foot of a mountain during a desert storm. You’re somewhat familiar with the parable, but you had completely missed the point the priest of this homely chapel was trying to drive home. Afterwards, as people bid their brothers and sisters in the Faith farewell at the chapel doors, you’re surprised to note more than a few Langlish in attendance. Such men, and the odd woman, are still garishly dressed for a Sandag Mass but far more modest in your view compared to their heathen countrymen.

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You bristle at the first instance of one of the Langlish church-goers taking your hand and calling you ‘Fratello’. But you swiftly reprimand yourself, mentally noting it for confession with Father Towbray later. The articles of the True Faith are clear. A man’s wealth, birth, sex… even his nationality or language, while they may be of import in the material world before the Almighty all such distinctions ring hollow indeed. You force yourself to return the man’s awkward smile with an earnest one of your own and address him as ‘Brother’ in return. While the size of the Capara congregation is unimpressive, you find some comfort in the knowledge that not every single citizen of this godless nation is without God themselves.

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(1) You have 4-5 days left in Langland before your scheduled departure, the intel you have gleaned thus far will be verified during them. I will leave this open to any number suggestions on how to spend your time ashore, but will ultimately only take the top 3-4 worthy ideas that garner enough support. Multiple votes allowed.
> [Order of the Trident]

> [Langland Markets]

> [Write-in]

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(2) How do send your report? I would assume that Sir Gilbern has not left Port Bounty just yet
> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

> The journey to Port Bounty is a month across the Westfold Waters in fair weather. That must be at least 3-4 days of straight flying across open water, something Courageous Sky has never undertaken before. No. You will not risk him, especially as the message is not especially time sensitive. A reputable and, for the right price, discrete courier on the next ship to Cantôn is the better alternative. [Send Report via Courier Ship]
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>>5395061
>(1) You have 4-5 days left in Langland before your scheduled departure, the intel you have gleaned thus far will be verified during them. I will leave this open to any number suggestions on how to spend your time ashore, but will ultimately only take the top 3-4 worthy ideas that garner enough support. Multiple votes allowed.
>> [Order of the Trident]
>> [Langland Markets]
>> Find a dueling location and watch the langlish fight
>> Have a langlish meal with our close companions, including those who have yet to leave the boat. Enjoy some tourism.
>_
>(2) How do send your report? I would assume that Sir Gilbern has not left Port Bounty just yet
>> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]
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>>5395069

shit. me >>5386453
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>>5395061
(1) Free time
>[Langland Markets]
>[Langlish Meal]
>[Trinket purchases for friends/waifus/family]
>[Attempt to find a place to study Langlish LAW]
>[Mull over waifus]no letter unless anon's push for it

(2)Report
>> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

This is a tough call but if nothing else this is more of a safe test than trying to send him back while we are in Cathaggi and if we beg a day or two more possibly enough time to return.

>>5386324
V pass
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>>5395061
(1) Do wut?
Visit the markets to see what's on offer
Duel a motherfucker for fun and sport
Write mad letters to our Lady Vancewell
Get Langlish trinkets for our sisters and family

(2) How do send your report?

> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

It's honestly too sensitive to send otherwise imo given that we have the Griffenhawk as an option

Verificaiton
>>5386340
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>>5395061
> [Order of the Trident]
>visit the langish shipwrights see the masters ply their trade
> [Langland Markets]
>>5386366
me
> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]
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>>5395061
> [Order of the Trident]
> [Langland Markets]
> Write passionate love letters to Frida
> Duel some Langlish fops for money
> Learn the basics of sailing
> Take a look at the local whorehouse

> The journey to Port Bounty is a month across the Westfold Waters in fair weather. That must be at least 3-4 days of straight flying across open water, something Courageous Sky has never undertaken before. No. You will not risk him, especially as the message is not especially time sensitive. A reputable and, for the right price, discrete courier on the next ship to Cantôn is the better alternative. [Send Report via Courier Ship]
>>
Here hoping for some nice new treads and copper clipping ventures.
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>>5395230
Thanks for reminding me

>>5395081
Adding to this
>[Look for Merchant contacts/ventures]

remember the more contacts and points we can hit with a Merchant venture the better the returns.
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>>5395061
(1) You have 4-5 days left in Langland before your scheduled departure, the intel you have gleaned thus far will be verified during them. I will leave this open to any number suggestions on how to spend your time ashore, but will ultimately only take the top 3-4 worthy ideas that garner enough support. Multiple votes allowed.
>[Order of the Trident]
>[Langland Markets]
>[Delightful Langlish Meals]
>[Prod our translator more about the local customs, especially the duels]
>[Buy our family some gifts]

(2) How do send your report?
> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]
I'm just worried he won't get nabbed by some poachers.
>>5386322
Muh post
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>>5395061

> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

As much as I don't want to let our feathered friend travel alone. He was literally born and made for this. He's the only one we can trust absolutely with this.

> [Order of the Trident]
Let's pay a visit to our kinsmen I would like to at least meet every order at least once as like a mini "pilgrimage"

> [Langland Markets]
What're ya buyin', what're ya sellin'?

> Write passionate letters to Frida
Just to tease her.

> Souvenir shopping for our wonderful family.
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>>5395061
>Order of the Trident
Always good to be familiar with knightly orders.
>Think of both of the women we are courting and feel guilty over it
Unless the subject heavily relates to one particular woman, if we think of one of them, we think of both. No letters yet, just let us see things while we wander that reminds us of both off them. A rich merchant haggling a stall owner out of his entire stock, and a bunch of street urchins laughing as they play some langlish children's game.
>> Find a dueling location and watch the langlish fight
Always good to know other ways of fighting, if only to counter it. Lets if its possible to get their rapiers stuck in our shield.
>> Have a langlish meal with our close companions, including those who have yet to leave the boat. Enjoy some tourism.
Its always good to build relationships, not just with our companions, but between them as well. I always liked RPGs that have the companions interact and not act like only the MC exists.
> The journey to Port Bounty is a month across the Westfold Waters in fair weather. That must be at least 3-4 days of straight flying across open water, something Courageous Sky has never undertaken before. No. You will not risk him, especially as the message is not especially time sensitive. A reputable and, for the right price, discrete courier on the next ship to Cantôn is the better alternative. [Send Report via Courier Ship]
In regards to hiring the ship, we should ask an intermediary to book it, someone that knowing eyes would not suspect. Perhaps our friend who has sworn to silence and who was disowned, whom watchers in the know may merely suspect that he wished to send a letter in hopes of reestablishing himself? Perhaps it would be too much to ask of him, but a middleman would be best.
>>5387266
Verification
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>>5395061
>visit Trident
>shopping
>hanging around with our translator, maybe some lessons in their fancy fighting style?

> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

verily >>5386927
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>>5395061
[Langland Markets for 3 days

[Order of the Trident for 1 day


> The journey to Port Bounty is a month across the Westfold Waters in fair weather. That must be at least 3-4 days of straight flying across open water, something Courageous Sky has never undertaken before. No. You will not risk him, especially as the message is not especially time sensitive. A reputable and, for the right price, discrete courier on the next ship to Cantôn is the better alternative. [Send Report via Courier Ship

>>5386458
My v post
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>>5395061
>[Order of the Trident]
>[Langland Markets]
>Famous dueling spots ask our guide about it and how to make money in them


>> The journey to Port Bounty is a month across the Westfold Waters in fair weather. That must be at least 3-4 days of straight flying across open water, something Courageous Sky has never undertaken before. No. You will not risk him, especially as the message is not especially time sensitive. A reputable and, for the right price, discrete courier on the next ship to Cantôn is the better alternative. [Send Report via Courier Ship

>>5387190
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>>5395061
>(1) You have 4-5 days left in Langland before your scheduled departure, the intel you have gleaned thus far will be verified during them. I will leave this open to any number suggestions on how to spend your time ashore, but will ultimately only take the top 3-4 worthy ideas that garner enough support. Multiple votes allowed.
>> [Order of the Trident]
>> [Langland Markets]
>> View Duels
>> Look for trade contacts. TIME TO CLIP COPPERS

>(2) How do send your report? I would assume that Sir Gilbern has not left Port Bounty just yet
>> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

me >>5387130
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>>5395061
> [Order of the Trident] to check things out
> [Langland Markets] to buy gifts, don't really need upgrades right now I don't think
> A tour from Fabio the Elder, any notable sights or interesting folklore
> Watch duels, can't just be the Langlish Bravos dueling right? Maybe get into a duel ourselves

> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]
Good chance to send a cheeky message now, before any real intrigue is uncovered at Cathagi

>>5386406
Me again
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>>5395061
(1) You have 4-5 days left in Langland before your scheduled departure, the intel you have gleaned thus far will be verified during them. I will leave this open to any number suggestions on how to spend your time ashore, but will ultimately only take the top 3-4 worthy ideas that garner enough support. Multiple votes allowed.

[Langland Markets]
>Trinkets for significant others
>Langlish Meal
>Letters to Frida

(2) How do send your report?
>> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

verify >>5386676
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>>5395061
(1)
>[Order of the Trident]
>[Langland Markets]
>Have a langlish meal with our close companions
>Write letters to our Lady Vancewell
>A tour from Fabio the Elder, any notable sights or interesting folklore
>Merchant contacts / opportunities

(2)
>You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]

>>5387202
Linking back
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So unless my count is screwed we should have something like

>Market/Trinkets (if the two don't need to be seperable)
>Order of the trident visit
>Watching and/or actively duelling
>Waifubowl: langlish edition
>Fabio chill/tour

I imagine we can squeeze in a langlish meal between activities unless we go full gourmet. Its a bit of a shame copperclipping got cut but I think we can all live with a little less copperclipping the world.
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>SELECTED
> You have no one else you can readily trust with such a sensitive message. Courageus Sky is a Griffinhawk, cut of the same cloth as the Legatus Imperial messengers of antiquity. He is up to the task. Doubtless Sir Gilbern will make arrangements for his transport from Port Bounty to Nova Cathagi from there. [Send Report via Courageous Sky]
>Order of the Trident
>Langlish Markets + Trinket Shopping I’ll fess up I’m doing this last because I’m still drafting it
>A Langlish meal with your companions I really like the touch of watching the Langlish shipwrights at work so I’m going to include that
>Attending Point Plaza, a popular point of organised duels.

The report you intend to deliver is too important to entrust into the hands of a courier, even a reputable one. This information in the wrong hands could see people, friends and allies, dead. No, this task must be entrusted to your own Courageous Sky. Your hearty avian friend is no mere messenger pigeon, the blood of the Legatus Griffinhawks runs through his feathers and powers his beating wings. You trust to his breeding and abilities.

But that will wait until your report is finished. For now you go about enjoying your time ashore, window shopping for ideas of gifts to your family back home. You don’t immediately make a beeline for the Order of the Trident Lodge, instead meandering about the city enjoying the sights and sounds in your own time. Fabio the Elder is helpfully informative and readily steers you clear of aggressive hawkers, grasping scammers and several bald attempts at your purse by daring pickpockets.

>COUNTER-INTRIGUE AUTO-SUCCESS

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Overall, your translator’s presence turns the tour from what would have been a possibly stressful and overwhelming experience into a relaxing and informative experience. For example, you had no idea that the roofs of all buildings over a single storey tilt the same way to serve as further shelter eastern sea storms that blow in from the otherwise protected cove. That kind of detail would doubtless delight Father, he’ll probably pay more attention to that than anything else in your next letter home. You can see it now, Father sitting by the fireside in his favoured sideroom as Roselyn or Halina reads to him. ‘Emile slew a sea serpent? Very good darling, but hardly surprising. Go back to that bit about the roof in Capara, are the shingles slanted and blah blah blah’. You roll your eyes at the scene in your head. Really, architecture? Why not a manlier hobby, like hunting?

You also find it interesting that the Langlish, while not a religious people, are certainly not without their own superstitions. They are seemingly obsessed with luck. There is a certain fountain in town that one should toss a coin in before an important deal, a certain garden that lovestruck fools should walk through before asking for a woman’s hand, a certain meal that a sailor should have on his last night ashore. Luck is viewed as a virtue, an inherent trait that shows strength of character much like bravery or honesty. And much like a man can develop cowardice by refusing to face their fears, or form a habit of lying, the Langlish view is that a man can also run out of luck if they don’t cultivate it.
After a day or two of this you do eventually get around to paying the Order of the Trident Lodge, one of the few chapter houses of a knightly order located on foreign soil. There you meet…

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>Sir Dante Lyons. A renowned tourney knight from Aubres, you’d actually heard the name Lyons before and would have expected his attendance at the Summer Tourney in Romaine. He tells you that he joined the Order to see more exotic fighting styles, he is well familiar with all the famous local duellists and is learning from them even as he demonstrates his own Cantônian martial styles. [Haughty]

>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]
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>>5396221
>>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]
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>>5396221
>>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]
Let's allow Mikhail to fan girl on what must be his personal hero seeing as he is living proof that he can achieve his dream.
Though If possible I'd like to pawn of our squire to the roiguard and meet Sir Liam ourselves so as to get some pointers on legal proceedings to help with our career in law. plus you know he might know something or see something we don't in Langlish Cantonien negotiations which might be of interest to Gilbern.

>>5386395
still me
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>>5396221
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

>>5387202
V card
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>>5396221
>Sir Dante Lyons. A renowned tourney knight from Aubres, you’d actually heard the name Lyons before and would have expected his attendance at the Summer Tourney in Romaine. He tells you that he joined the Order to see more exotic fighting styles, he is well familiar with all the famous local duellists and is learning from them even as he demonstrates his own Cantônian martial styles. [Haughty]

I want to know tips and tricks and who to look out for if we go for a duel
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>>5396221
>>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

a man of adventure after our own hearts
>>5386366
me
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>>5396221
>>5387209

>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

This is great for Mikhail and us. He can give Mikhail tips and info on what is expected of the Roiguard, and he can give us tips on how to best fight on a boat while we protect the pilgrims against boarding pirates. Maybe a few tidbits he heard about the King and the Prince that he gleaned from his father.
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>>5396221

>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]

Perhaps the man can give us some legalistic tips on Cathagi as well, considering his expertise in international law. And besides, he's a de Ver - and Emile's night with Frida was at their estate. Kinda curious what is the tie between the two families...

>>5386499
Verification card.
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>>5396221
>>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]

NGL, i wanna see what the possible implications of international law catching on might be. He can probably give some tips on the law exam even.

me >>5386453
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>>5396221
hmmm choices

1. Dueling tip GET
2.Roifriend GET honestly we could use this and a treat for Mikhail
3.Vancwell connection and intrigue?

>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]

1 is good for duels and 2 COULD in some very small way rehabilitate our position with the prince but three has the political angle, a connection to house Vancewell & expertise on international law we can explore.
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>>5396267
oh yeah V pass is here>>5386324
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>>5396221
>>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]
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>>5396221

>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty

>>5386458
My v
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>>5396221
>>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]
>>5386322
Moi post.
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>>5396221
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

verify >>5386676
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>>5396221
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

voting this one for Mikhail!

verily: >>5386927
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>>5396221
>>Sir Liam de Ver. One of the Order members more directly involved in facilitating negotiations on the anti-piracy treaty negotiations between the Langlish Cities and Pascae Duchy. A well-educated man, and passionate about the opportunities and challenges on international law, the knight does somewhat ruefully admit he’s gotten slack with his blade skills with all this bookwork. [Idealist]

We decided to be a cop, might as well lean into that.

>>5386585
My post.
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>>5396221
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]
Mikhail is going to LOOOOVE this!
I would like to hang out with Liam also to gain an edge on our Praetor career, but Mikhail is going to appreciate this more
>>5386406
This is me
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>>5396221
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

Me:
>>5386493
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>>5396221
>>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

That potential for sea monstery. Also we are losing Courageous Sky and his rerolls for combat and his aerial recon.

me >>5387130
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>>5396283
You know what, I'll change to
>Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]
I do want to hear some stories about pirates and sea monster. And hell, Mikail will love it.
>>5386322
Le post
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>SELECTED: Sir Bailley von Rhum. The youngest son of the previous King’s Roiguard commander, himself a famous knight raised from the common ranks and awarded lands in Romaine, this man fell in love with the sea whilst on Errantry. He is full to the brim with stories of the high seas, from running battles with pirates to perilous weather and even encounters with sea monsters. [Hearty]

IRL things ran pretty late tonight, lads. I’m just going to call for rolls and then clock out.

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Persuasion Roll: Winning over Sir von Rhum
> Amenable Subject / Equal Social Standing 60DC
> Stranger in a Foreign Land -0DC
> Military Tabard (Martial subject) +5DC, +1 Re-Roll
> Sir von Rhum: -0DC, +0 Adverse Re-Roll
> Mikail: Courtly Manners (Hero worship) +5DC
> 70DC

Double Fail = Never meet your heroes. Mikail is slightly disenchanted with his Roiguard dreams.
0 = Fumbled first impressions. You’re not particularly welcome at the Order of Trident Lodge, and the extent of your encounter with Sir von Rhum is one of forced politeness.
1 = Interesting story. You have not made a friend, but you do listen to one of the man’s experiences. You can’t see how it’s going to be of utility to you on your own voyage, but at least it was entertaining.
2 = Regaled with stories. You have some idea of the paths on your voyage where certain dangers are most likely to occur, and even some wisdom that may give an advantage if encountering one of them.
3 = Knightly camaraderie. In addition to unique insight into the various dangers of your voyage and how to best counter them. You will have the option of convincing Sir von Rhum to join you on the next leg of your voyage, or to take on Mikail during the remainder of your stay for specific lessons to do with nominations into the Roiguard.
Double Pass = Hero worship. As another commoner with Roiguard aspirations, Mikail learns some valuable lessons and vindicated in his aspirations.


3 rolls of 1d100. You have ONE re-roll.

Mind your manners and stop gawping, Mikail.
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>5397367
Rollin baby
>>5386322
Muh post
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>>5397367
Almighty guide hands that toss dice!
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>5397367
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>>5397371
me >>5386324
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>5397367
Angel guide my roll.
>>5387209
me
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>5397374
>>5397367

Crap, 72 wont cut it. I'll use the reroll.
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>>5397374
>>5397377
>72
>27
What does it mean
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>>5397381
SHENANNIGANS
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>>5397368
>>5397371
>>5397374
>>5397377

>3 SUCCESS
>Knightly camaraderie. In addition to unique insight into the various dangers of your voyage and how to best counter them. You will have the option of convincing Sir von Rhum to join you on the next leg of your voyage, or to take on Mikail during the remainder of your stay for specific lessons to do with nominations into the Roiguard.


Very nice rolling lads, I'll how the reward to a vote now.

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> The Order of the Trident are encouraging their members to show their presence on not just Cantonian ships. It's a fairly simple matter to convince your new friend to join you on the next leg of your voyage. [Sir von Rhum joins you as a Companion]

>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

is there any other choice?
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>>5397385
>> The Order of the Trident are encouraging their members to show their presence on not just Cantonian ships. It's a fairly simple matter to convince your new friend to join you on the next leg of your voyage. [Sir von Rhum joins you as a Companion]

gET >>5386324
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>>5397385
>>5387209
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

This is exactly what he needs to get going.

>>5397381
Don't tell Forgotten, but I just flipped the numbers when he wasn't looking.
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
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>>5397385
>> The Order of the Trident are encouraging their members to show their presence on not just Cantonian ships. It's a fairly simple matter to convince your new friend to join you on the next leg of your voyage. [Sir von Rhum joins you as a Companion]
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

I mean... how can we not give this to Mikail? He's such a good kid and he's growing and learning. We have to spoil him
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
For our boy, he deserves it
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>>5397413
Wait a minute, if he came with us, couldn't he technically teach Mikail during the journey?
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>>5397424
Pribably but anons have proven to not change their votes before.
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>>5397424
I assumed that would be trying to have our cake and eat it too. I figured Forgotten isn't going to let us have both so we pick the option that ensures Mikail gets quality 1 on 1 time
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>>5397428
>>5397424
Our new knight friend would probably spend the trip enjoying himself rather than training Mikhail.
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>>5397428
>a hour or two at the order of the trident
>quality
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>>5397430
>or to take on Mikail during the remainder of your stay for specific lessons to do with nominations into the Roiguard.
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>>5397430
Any training and tips from someone like him are going to be useful quality training for Mikail also as anon said

>or to take on Mikail during the remainder of your stay for specific lessons to do with nominations into the Roiguard.
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It may also be worth considering swinging back by here on our return trip, for another session / showing off growth, if he doesn't come with us.
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>>5397385
>>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
>>5386585
My post.
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>>5397385
> The Order of the Trident are encouraging their members to show their presence on not just Cantonian ships. It's a fairly simple matter to convince your new friend to join you on the next leg of your voyage. [Sir von Rhum joins you as a Companion]

I don't see why Mikhail can't learn from him on the boat? You have a lot of free time on a boat.

verily >>5386927
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>>5397385
>>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

>>5386441
v
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

Literally why this option was picked.

>>5386499
Me.
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
>>5387275
Me.
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

>>5386493
Moi.
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]


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>>5397385

>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

>>5386458
My little v post
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>>5397385
>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
Mikail must be stoked. Imagine how this looks politically though
>Emile has ties with the queensmen through Robert
>Setting his squire up to join the Roiguard with the Kingsmen
>Courting Frida Vancewell, from a house known to have ties with the Faction
>Met Karlaus Rabe, caused the introduction of his older brother to Karlaus' sister, deepening ties with Montbrun unaligned House(s)
>Close ties to the church, especially Cain aligned sects. Adam aligned sects (Comitas) are also friendly, save for the Church itself.
>Friendly ties with the Praetors, taking the exam after returning to Canton
>The common men and women love him for his valours deeds
>Now making ties at Langland, and doubtless more friends to be made at Catagi
Sure wouldn't be betting against Emile right now with all the friends he's making

>>5386406
The rambler himself
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>>5397385
>>With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]

No doubt about this.

>>5387190
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>Sir Robert Gilbern wakes up in a cold sweat
>The after-images of his nightmare haunts him
>The Queen was dead, and disgustingly old, and the whole royal family were pedophiles! Especially a Prince Andrei!
>But in the end it was just a dream. Thank Salve Regina.
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I kinda want to talk to the man a bit before deciding to drag this knight along with us for the foreseeable future.
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>>5398460
we'll looks like you'll get you're wish
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Sorry lads stuffed it tonight will update tomorrow
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i cry everytiem
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>>5398526
Woe
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>3 SUCCESS: Knightly camaraderie. In addition to unique insight into the various dangers of your voyage and how to best counter them. You will have the option of convincing Sir von Rhum to join you on the next leg of your voyage, or to take on Mikail during the remainder of your stay for specific lessons to do with nominations into the Roiguard.
>SELECTED: With a childhood spent largely in the Roiguard quarters, and being the son of one of the most famous Roiguard in living memory, Sir von Rhum is more than happy to school another likely lad in matters specific to their recruitment process. [Lessons with Mikail]
>GAIN +1 Re-Roll (single use) against Weather Results
>GAIN +1 Re-Roll (single use) in shipboard combat vs pirates
>GAIN +1 Re-Roll (single use) in shipboard combat vs sea creatures

“My apologies if this is presumptuous, sir.” The servants of the Order lodge have only just offered you a seat in the lounge when you’re approached by a brown-haired man wearing a padded gambeson. “I couldn’t help but notice the style of yours arms, the bear and chains. You wouldn’t be the knight that they’re calling ‘The Storm Bear’, would you?”

“It’s hardly an official title, but some have called me that yes.” You shake the man’s proffered hand, already liking the firmness of his grip and friendly manner. “Sir Emile of House Andrei. To whom do I owe the pleasure?”

“Oh! Milord!” Mikail starts, jolting like a deer that’s heard the snap of a twig. “He’s… it’s von Rhum. As in -the- von Rhum. The Terror of Yost, the one what kilt a dozen dragon assassins what went for the King at Chalét.”

“Calm yourself boy, I recognise the arms. Who in the wide kingdom doesn’t?” You nod politely at the knight and cast your eyes over the signature sphinx on a red field, noting the two gold partitions. “But, unless the years have been very kind to him, it’s not the Red Rhum himself. My apologies for my squire’s overenthusiasm, sir. I’m afraid you have the advantage of me.”

“Quite alright, Charles von Rhum is indeed my old man. Bailley is the name.” Sir von Rhum graces your still gawping squire with a friendly wink. "All the bards go on about his charge at Yost, but the Chalét incident isn’t nearly as well known. Someone has been reading up on his Roiguard histories.”

“Yes, but he should also have read the bits about Roiguard being versed in courtly manners.” Mikail blushes furiously at your comment, but at least the boy recalls his manners and remembers to keep his mouth shut while the nobles are talking.

“Oh please, think nothing of it.” The Trident knight waves off the concern at your squire’s breach of etiquette. The wave also serves to summon a servant with a refreshing drink. “Neither of us mark me as strangers to the intemperance of youth. What brings you to Langland, Sir Andrei?”

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“Just a short stop along the path of our pilgrimage.” You reply, accepting a cup from your new acquaintance as the two of you take a seat.

“Ah, Nova Cathagi. You’ll be making for the Cathagi strait then.” Sir von Rhum nods, tilting a glass to you. “The stretch between here and there is at the mercy the whims of the winds, but we’re only just heading into autumn so the weather should hold.”

“The seas are that bad during winter?” You ask, recalling Captain Verdicci’s reluctance to tarry any more than a week in port.

“Mmm. You don’t want to be caught in a winter storm at sea, I can assure you of that.” Sir von Rhum gives a so-so gesture with his hand as he takes a sip. “You’ll still see short skips across the strait, of course. Ships sticking to the coast and seeking shelter when the weather turns foul. But autumn marks the end of long voyages across open waters for all but the brave and foolhardy. There are plenty of coves along the coastline for pirates and raiders to shelter as they wait for the sight of passing sails, especially at the Cathagi straits.”

“And sea creatures? Serpents, that sort of thing.”

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[3/3]

“You’re not like to see that sort too far from the tempest isles, south as the seagull flies. The seas are roiling with them there, but the odd one has been known to wander into shipping lanes. They don’t typically hunt in the strait, though I do know a captain or two that make their living off hunting them in turn. And I don’t mean whalers.” Sir von Rhum speaks of these ‘monster hunters’ with the same kind of cautious reverence that you might grant a seasoned veteran of the Order of the Broken Blade. Righteous and worthy of your respect of course, but also a little…unhinged. “I shouldn’t imagine you’ll be coming across that kind of trouble unless the winds are particularly unkind. I have to say, you’re not as sceptical about the notion as most of my countrymen I see come through here. Most don’t believe in them until they’re climbing up the side of the ship.”

“Hardly seems a difficult concept.” You shrug, as if the answer were obvious. “If there are monsters that walk on land, why wouldn’t there be those that swim in the sea?”

The rest of the day passes in pleasant conversation, with you and Sir Bailley von Rhum regaling each other with stories. One topic stands out in particular…

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> “What can you tell me of this anti-piracy treaty everyone is talking about?” As a member of the Trident, Sir von Rhum would likely have some inside knowledge as to the nature of the agreement and its prospects for success. [Haughty]

> “You mentioned pirates along the Cathagi strait. Tell me about them.” You’re less interested in the treaty than you are in the pirates themselves, and what sort of fighters they might be. Even if this bit of paper between nations is signed, it will serve as small comfort with a raider coming up fast behind you. [Hearty]

> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
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>>5399693

> “What can you tell me of this anti-piracy treaty everyone is talking about?” As a member of the Trident, Sir von Rhum would likely have some inside knowledge as to the nature of the agreement and its prospects for success. [Haughty]

>>5386458
My v post.
Hope you had a good weekend qm
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>>5399693
>> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

We got to know.

>>5387190
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
I really want to know about the Black Sails.
>>5386322
Moj post.
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

This is a rare opportunity to find out about one of the most interesting and ominous details in all the StV lore we've gotten so far, and there's no way I'm not voting to find out more.

>>5386625
verify me baby
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>>5399693
>> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
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>>5399693
>Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
>>5386348
V post
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Quick rundown on why we care about what's West of Westeros?
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>>5399704
Forgotten based StV off of Warhammer Fantasy, so i would imagine it's dark elves (dark Fae? The unseelie court maybe).
For reference, i'm pretty sure the inspirations for each faction goes something like this:

Aubres: Brettonia with some Empire influences

Fallavon: Brettonia all the way

Montbrun: Brettonia with some Kislev

Romaine: Ardenne is based off of Mousillon. The rest is Brettonia

Cathagi: Cathay? Unsure how much lore there was before total war. May also be the Empire

The Enclave: wood elves. Duh

Black sails: Likely dark elves. They are known for their black arks and incredibly hostile.

SoS/the Faction: chaos and its worshippers.

Norsikka: Norsca with less chaos worship (probably)

Langland: Sartosa maybe? They're just italians but on an island.

Course, the world of StV is very different from WHF, and while the roots of most factions are the same, most are nothing alike when you look closer at them. It could be that the black sails are related to the deadmen of Ardenne, since they are mentioned in the same paragraph in the pastebin.
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>>5399771
Because Forgotten has been dropping hints about the black sails for years now, and we will need to understand the bigger picture if we hope to influence the secret war.
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Well then I hope there's a roll on how much we can find. So there's a chance we can crit
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>>5399780
Canton is more a blend of the Empire/Brettonia with some places (like Fallashit and Romaine) being closer to Brettonia while the more civilised realms are closer to the Empire (Aubrey & Pascae)

>Blackships=unknown possibly deadmen related [/spoiler]Dark elves are personally not a write off but they raise more questions than answers[/spoiler]
>Aubrey=Reikland empire (Interior Capital etc)
>Fallashit=Middenland/Laurelorn forest
>Montbrun=Scotland including the lowland/clans divisons possibly some Swiss or Austrian/Bohemian stuff If my suspicions about the reclamist movement and the duchy politics holds true
>Romaine=Kislev with a healthy dose of Gondor
>Ardenne=Sylvania/Rus vibes
>Pascae=Marienburg/Nuln
>Cathagi=Byzantines

>>5399782
What do you even mean by influence? Like understand the secret lore? Play a key role? Lead the kingmen/queensmen?
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>>5399808
It's not exactly out of the question that we're going to have an influence on the Faction Conspiracy in the future, considering we've already personally interacted with two different Sons of Sin and who knows how many key figures. We're going to be playing a role, the only questions are how big of a role it's going to be, and how well we understand the part we're playing.
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>>5399814
Well yeah but their are almost certainly a great number of ways to be involved in the outcome of the conflict since many hands are in many pies and I just wanted to know what anon particularly meant.
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>>5399693
>>5387209
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

I can see Emile becoming a font of dark and forbidden knowledge so that he can fight against it.
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>>5399824
I meant exactly what i wrote. We don't know what's at stake here, so we better get knowin' before we decide what to do.
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We shall be the Sword that Upholds the Weak. But to fight and win one must first know.
>>5399903
>>5399693
>> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

Ver Get>>5386607>>5386602
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

verify >>5386676
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
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>>5400079
Verification
>>5386927
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

>>5386366
me

>>5399788
>crit fail you are chased out of town by a mob of suspicious langish (combat)(you are now considered criminals in langland)
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>>5399693
> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

Forbidden lore GET not that there is any hope for any other option.

>>5399909
Well then which version do we want? because honestly I'm beginning to suspect their are multiple accounts.

>>5386324
V pass
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>>5399693

> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE

>>5386406
Me
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>>5399693
>> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]


Fuck it, lets talk about the West
>>5386340
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>>5399693
>> “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]
I'm too curious to resist the mystery.
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>no calls for rolls
Yeah we're not getting an update tonight
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>>5400507
>this post was paid for by copperclippers
have a little faith
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>>5400507
Let him eat dinner you goblin
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>>5400507
It's not even 7pm senpai
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> SELECTED: “Have you ever been… west?” You drop your voice at the last, well aware that even speaking of it is taboo to the locals. But if anyone that knows anything would be willing to talk to you about it, it would be one of your fellow countrymen. [Idealist]

“Ah, so you know about the local taboo.” The trident knight pauses, staring into the glass of his cup. The moment of silence goes on long enough that you begin to think he’s not going to answer. “There is an island. Out west, as far west as you can go and still call it part of the Langlish isles. I’ve only had reason to go out there once, in pursuit of a particularly desperate pirate. San Vittore, they call it. It’s a miserable rock, with a colony of miserable outcast folk. Lepers.”

“A leper colony?” You raise an eyebrow, hardly the den of evil you had expected. But it seems the man isn’t yet done with his tale.

“Mostly, though there are others. Crabbers, fisherfolk. They keep to themselves, but I’ve heard stories. They say that every year, two of their number are sent out to man a lighthouse on the westernmost islet." A shake of the head suggests what he thinks of this. "I don’t know why. Can’t be to guide ships away from the rocks through the pervasive year-long fog, no sane captain sails out in those waters. But every year, they send two men out. And every year, and I mean -every- year, only one comes back.”

“Reginae wept.” A cold shiver crawls up your spine, questions of possible human sacrifice left hanging in the air. “What do you think is out there?”

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“I’d be lying if I told you I knew.” Sir von Rhum says with a careful shrug. “But I can tell you what I think. Once, a little ways south and west of here, I was stationed on a Cantônian cog. The Old Glory. We were a fleet of three, merchantmen on our way back from Cathagi that had strayed from our intended route. It came for us in the fog.”

You glance up. The light in the lodge room has darkened slightly, a cloud passing overhead outside no doubt. But ominous all the same. You look back at the man across from you. “What did?”

“A serpent. Unblinking eyes wider than your squire is tall. A maw of needle teeth big enough for an armoured knight to charge straight down its gullet with room to spare on either side. We peppered the damn thing with blade and arrowhead even as it crushed one of the ships in its coils, the Armitage I think it was called. I’ll never forget how it let us go, turning on the screaming sailors cast overboard. Plucking those poor souls beneath the waves one by one, the shimmer of its fins and crest beneath the water. Black as pitch.” Sir von Rhum pauses, his eyes telling you it’s not a sight too far from his dreams these nights. He brushes off the melancholy look with another swig, wiping his mouth and pointing at you with the hand wrapped around the mug. “If you ask me, and you did… these rumours of silent black sailed ships, drifting in the fog and crewed by the damned hungry for sailors souls is all hogwash. No. That’s what lurks out there in the west. A monster. A sea creature so big that folk mistake its fins for sails in the distance. The kind of beast that would make the one that attacked us look like a minnow.”

“But… Cain sailed west.” The scripture is silent as to what became of him in his self-imposed exile. But surely a watery death at the hands of an unseelie leviathan was not his final fate. “Saint Cain and his Ten Thousand.”

“Aye, so it’s written in the Book of Brothers.” Sir von Rhum nods, eyes not meeting yours. “I just hope he had the good sense to turn south at some point.”

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[3/3]

Aside from that grim discussion, the rest of your day with Sir Bailley von Rhum proves to be quite enjoyable. He is a jovial man, and the vast majority of his stories do not bear out nearly so grim as his encounter with the sea serpent. When you confirm that Mikail has aspirations to join the Roiguard one day the man is delighted to hear it, insisting your squire come sit with the two of you and painting a picture of life in the Roiguard through the eyes of a boy who paged and eventually squired for the best of them.

Heinrich Hightower, brother to Brockland the Stone, Jarsay the Fair and not least his father the Red Rhum. All renowned knights of the realm with their own legendary feats you yourself are familiar with. Bailley ruefully admits he went on errantry at first to get out of his old man’s shadow, the Red Rhum was a legendary figure that one did not easily step out from. But Bailley himself fell in love with the sea on his first voyage, describing her as a cruel and bewitching mistress that never ceases to surprise her suitors.

He happily concurs with your suggestion that he take your squire on for a few days for lessons specific to the Roiguard examinations. On the condition that you agree to attend his favourite Langlish restaurant on the dockside on your final night ashore, along with a number of your companions. It seems more than a fair bargain.

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While Mikail learns much that will assist in the initial Roiguard tests, the less he takes most to heart is this.

>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]

>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]

>A Roiguard is a vigilant guardian. Be it a charging foe on a bloody field, a snake hidden beneath a velvet pillow or a knife tucked beneath a courtiers cloth. Ever on watch for dangers both obvious on the battlefield and hidden in the halls of power, they must never slacken in their alertness. [Resilient]
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*lesson
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]

>>5386340
v card
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>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]
>>5386366
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>>5400612
also by the almighty i don't want to go west 3 ships full of sailors and knights did fuck all to that thing even captain canton would have fuck all chance against it

>forgotten face when he chucks big plothooks that require a western voyage
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>>5400613
We also didn't stand against Anarchy and look where that little bitch is now.
yeah yeah Crits I know
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>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]

>>5387190
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>>5400606
>>5387209
>A Roiguard is a vigilant guardian. Be it a charging foe on a bloody field, a snake hidden beneath a velvet pillow or a knife tucked beneath a courtiers cloth. Ever on watch for dangers both obvious on the battlefield and hidden in the halls of power, they must never slacken in their alertness. [Resilient]

>sea leviathans
The deep seas are awful. I wonder if they have ever tried to poison the beasts to death. It might dissuade them eating ships if they get sick after eating one.
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]
God, all of these choices are extremely good. I could see Mikail leaning into any of them, but this one seems so very important. He must excell in his studies as a squire and we as his teacher and mentor must provide him with the knowledge to do so.
>>5400613
You don't understand anon, Bailley here mentioned that the Beast in the West isn't the one that attacked them. He says that it's -even- bigger and more terrifying. It's no wonder that the Langlish are afraid to even mention it. But the again, who knows if he's right? Maybe there is something akin to the Dreadlords in the West, raising demon sea serpents from the depths and demandig sacrifices from the island dwellers. We won't know until we see it ourselves.
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>>5400619
They don't eat the ship. They crush it and gobble up the crew and rations. Bringing poisonous foodstuff aboard could work, but i doubt society is advanced enough yet that captains can be convinced to sacrifice storage space for something that will be useless until after they're already dead.
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>>5400637
Turns out Fallavon isn't just restricted to the land. That shit goes deep sea too
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>>5400643
I understand that, I just wasn't clear. I was thinking more about poisoned offerings or keeping poison on each sailor rather than dedicated cargo. If they are going to die, at least make the monster suffer. Then again, we don't know how smart these things are or if they would know to seek retribution if they happen to survive it. Overkill would be preferred in this case to make sure they die.
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>>5400645
Fuck Falladeep

>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]
I WILL NOT HAVE OUR SQUIRE BE A FILTHY COPPERCLIPPER

man this lore dump was good shit I got both saubnautica and lovecraft vibes feels good man probably more like some fucking Davy jones shit or something
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]

After staying around Emile and his escapades, I don't feel that Stalwart fits. Between Haughty and Resilient, I feel the former has some interesting implications and developments for Mikhail.

>>5386499
Me.
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]

I want to go west just so Emile can now be known as the "Holy Diver" for killing some fuck heug sea beast under the water

>>5386429
There I be
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>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]
>>5400501
Me
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is a vigilant guardian. Be it a charging foe on a bloody field, a snake hidden beneath a velvet pillow or a knife tucked beneath a courtiers cloth. Ever on watch for dangers both obvious on the battlefield and hidden in the halls of power, they must never slacken in their alertness. [Resilient]
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>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]
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>>5386441
>>5400732
tis me
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is a vigilant guardian. Be it a charging foe on a bloody field, a snake hidden beneath a velvet pillow or a knife tucked beneath a courtiers cloth. Ever on watch for dangers both obvious on the battlefield and hidden in the halls of power, they must never slacken in their alertness. [Resilient]

this one is objectively the most important lesson for the job, everything else is just extra stuff. Also it would be kinda nice if Mike got some "human watchdog" perk from this.

verily: >>5386927
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>>5400606
>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]

>>5386704
This is me
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>>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]

KNOW NO FEAR.

>>5400606
Ver get>>5399910
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]

He must always prove himself to those that think them automatically his better

>>5387202
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>>5400606

>A Roiguard is a vigilant guardian. Be it a charging foe on a bloody field, a snake hidden beneath a velvet pillow or a knife tucked beneath a courtiers cloth. Ever on watch for dangers both obvious on the battlefield and hidden in the halls of power, they must never slacken in their alertness. [Resilient

>>5386458
My v posts
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an exemplar knight. Moreso if they come from the common ranks, not less. They must excel in everything a noble born knight does, and do better still. They must prove themselves, not just for the benefit of noble ranks. But to their King. To Cantôn. [Haughty]
I think he could have also learned this from Emile, especially during the duel for Mikail's innocence and also every other instance where Emile chose the higher road.

>>5386406
This is I
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>>5400650
oops vpass here>>5386324
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>>5400606
>A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart
Stalwart seems like a natural progression for his character.
>>5386395
me but now I'm on a bus
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I thought Haughty was way ahead but on recount it seems Stalwart actually ekes its way in.

>SELECTED: A Roiguard is an incorruptible man. They must be free of scandal and base desires. Promises of gold must hold no sway, nor can threats to life and limb deter them. They must fear nothing in the pursuit of safeguarding their King, to shield their liege with their own body if need be. [Stalwart]

Already not one to shy from the odds in service of his liege, Mikail will strive to be pure of heart and fearless in the defence of his king. As for his character one would have more luck getting a Fae to smile than bribing Mikail with gold or earn favour through honeyed whispers. If he were but one Roiguard between the king and a charging throng of Cloch Abhain, he would take not one step back. Hopefully those that judge him on his nomination will see that.

>STALWART trait becomes UNWAVERING

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Tunegan, 17th Day of Bacrimun, 883 A.C.E., Morning – Capara, Langland

Point Plaza, or Punto Plaza as the locals call it, is a wide area a few blocks away from the College of Admirals at the edge of the city itself. It is a largely tiled area set up in a series of concentric circles, at the centre of each ring is a sandy areas that come in varying sizes. You suppose these mark the in-bounds areas for the ongoing sparring, at least a dozen swords ring at any given moment. The plaza itself is divided into three areas, roughly circuluar and separated by nothing more than the odd stall and social custom. Your translator Fabio the Elder explains the significance of each area, also noting the plaza is a recent feature of Capara and in his day they had to make do with fighting in the dirt outside the town walls.

At the opening of the plaza are the Sognatori, the amateurs and unskilled. From children playing with sticks to teenagers taking things a little too seriously, fierce grunts and angry insults mellowed by the amused chuckles of watching adults and the fact that everyone is using blunted steel. In the middle, the largest section of the plaza, is the Sfregiato. They are the proven men, bravos that have fought and fight regularly. They don’t necessarily need to have killed a man to be permitted to train there without being jostled back to the Sognatori, but almost all have at least bloodied their blades in earnest. This is a place where such men come to settle scores without the intention to leave behind a body, or else test their mettle against others and perhaps learn a thing or two. Or even, judging by the raucous laughter and slapping of backs of those standing around, a place to point and laugh at their friends getting their backside handed to them by another.

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[3/3]

Past the established bravos, at the end of the plaza where an old Cathagi immigrant runs a quiet khave house, located there are the Senza Pari. The masters of the Langlish blade, some with a single student under their careful watch and some with classes nearing a dozen. Not all of them are engaged in any particular activity, quite a few seem content to recline in comfortable couches and drink khave as they watch the others sweat. Some of their number look too damn old to have held a blade in years, at least one is using a cane just to stand. But, as you watch one wizened old figure with hair whitened from age fight off five accomplished students with a disturbing level of ease, you surmise that looks can be deceiving.

You ask Fabio about the use of blunted steel, given just the other day you saw one man cut down another in the street with the real thing. He explains that the plaza is considered neutral ground among the bravos, even those who claim patronage of rivalling families. While even a blunted rapier can prick the skin or remove an eye, to defy that unspoken agreement apurpose is to quickly earn the ire of the master swordsmen that are the defacto rulers of the plaza. The prohibition is not for ethical reasons, mind you. They just don’t like the bloodshed and bodies distracting their students or disrupting their classes. If things really do get heated, any bravo is free to walk a street or so away and have it out in earnest there.

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>You are challenged by three would-be bravos of the Sognator, boys really. They offer a wager of 10 sequins apiece for a dance with you, winner decided on touches. You’d fight for honour alone, but the added wager is a nice edge. A hit anywhere except your blade or shield will be considered a touch, so these cocksure youths will have the advantage. You do not mind, they will need it. [Haughty]

>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

>You take your seat at the back of the local khave house, separate from the lounge reserved for the masters. From there you have a comfortable view of most of the plaza, watching the master swordsmen with their pupils. You had fancied yourself a decent hand with the blade, accomplished even. You had no idea how far you still have yet to go. Foreign style or not, to witness the skill of these singular individuals is humbling. [Idealist]
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>>5401569
I love that we're actively taking steps to help little Mikail achieve his dreams

>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

Sounds like a fun and proper fight. Lets try not to kill anyone this time. Watching the masters is cool too but I'd love to see Emile go up against one of these guys in single combat here, see if he's learnt anything.

>>5400609
Me
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>>5401569
>As for his character one would have more luck getting a Fae to smile than bribing Mikail with gold or earn favour through honeyed whispers

Atta boy Mikail

>>5401574
>>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

The Langlish are bitchmade fight me.

>>5386324
V card
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]
COME AND GET IT, YOU OILY PRANCERS
>>5386322
Posterino
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]


>>5387190
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

Would love to get a cup of khave before we start…

>>5387202
V post
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>>5401629
>No one can best me! segnior Montoya
>Mikail hold my khave...
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>>5401574
>>5387209

>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

I also second getting some Khave. Hopefully it will be cool enough to drink after our fight.
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>>5401574
>>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]
ENGARD you salacious merchant spawn
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>>5386366
me
>>5401706
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>>5401574
>You take your seat at the back of the local khave house, separate from the lounge reserved for the masters. From there you have a comfortable view of most of the plaza, watching the master swordsmen with their pupils. You had fancied yourself a decent hand with the blade, accomplished even. You had no idea how far you still have yet to go. Foreign style or not, to witness the skill of these singular individuals is humbling. [Idealist
Time to relax and watch the show

>>5386458
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>>5401574
>>You take your seat at the back of the local khave house, separate from the lounge reserved for the masters. From there you have a comfortable view of most of the plaza, watching the master swordsmen with their pupils. You had fancied yourself a decent hand with the blade, accomplished even. You had no idea how far you still have yet to go. Foreign style or not, to witness the skill of these singular individuals is humbling. [Idealist]
remember not to anger or provoke any small old smiling men especially if they have a cane or broom

>>5386395
So me
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>>5401574
>>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

Also let's get some Khave.
>>5400688
Me.
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

I figure the bear would want a piece of the action. Can have khave later.

Verily: >>5386927
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>>5401574
>>You take your seat at the back of the lo
cal khave house, separate from the lounge reserved for the masters. From there you have a comfortable view of most of the plaza, watching the master swordsmen with their pupils. You had fancied yourself a decent hand with the blade, accomplished even. You had no idea how far you still have yet to go. Foreign style or not, to witness the skill of these singular individuals is humbling. [Idealist]

Watch. Watch and learn. And if some master is amused enough, he will ask us to join them.

me >>5386453
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>>5401574
>You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]
Best way to make friends, lest we crush another fighter accidentally. Plus, Emile doesn't gamble, unless it's with his life and the stakes are honor and glory
Even though I voted for the Haughty option for Mikail, l hoped in my hear that Stalwart would win and I'm glad it did. Even though Haughty would be more beneficial to Mikail for getting into the Roiguard and metagaming purposes, I'm happy to see that Mikail is becoming the brave and fearless knight that Emile would be proud of.
He came a long way from defending his family from deadmen, which first gave him that Stalwart trait

>>5386406
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>SELECTED: You rub shoulders with the Sfregiato. Most are established bravos in the local style, as eager to test their styles against a Cantôn armoured knight as you are to see how you’d handle the nimble and fast approach of their schools. The mood is jovial, with a bit of friendly rivalry between differing nations of martial schools. That or Fabio is tactfully not translating the more offensive jibes. [Hearty]

As you walk among the established fighters of the central plaza section you are pleasantly surprised to find yourself not unwelcome. Even if they do not regard you as a bravo, they clearly recognise a fellow warrior and are more interested in how to employ their skills against you, with a little light-hearted ribbing. Though you do note on a few occasions that Fabio seems to repeat phrases spoken to you in an altogether softer tone than what strikes you as a blunt deliver, or even at times completely miss whatever an opponent was saying to you in the moment. You have your suspicions, and your pride prickles at the possibility of insults going unanswered, but if you insist on Fabio translating everything verbatim you’ll be here all week settling scores. Instead you ignore them, favouring opponents that put more stock in action and technique than flowery words.


Many of the friendlier ones are intrigued by your masterwork armour, and the inflamed pride you might have had at some other remarks is well soothed by their admiring tones and compliments to the maker. It’s not the first time these bravos have come across full-plate by any stretch, Fabio explains, but many remark at the comparatively small number of gaps by which a telling wound could be scored. The back of the leg is a well known weak-point, but one the Sfregiato readily admit they would not first aim for in an earnest fight. Instead, you note the inside of the elbow on your sword arm is a prime target for their style of fighting. Although they do claim a truly skilled master might go right for the slit for your eyes with little immediate risk to themselves. It’s an interesting theory, but one you would have to see to believe.

As the day goes on you actually get very little genuine fighting in, Point Plaza seems to be just as much a place for socialising and slowly going through various techniques in small groups than it is earnest sparring. As expected, the day is not without its excitement. People pause in their swings at angry shouts in the next circle over that end with a pained scream, you turn just in time to see a man fall to the ground clutching his limp wrist.

“Maledetto idiota.” The bravo next to you remarks, shaking his head in disgust. He makes a flicking gesture with his fingers at the man being helped out of the adjacent arena. “Chi con tutti i venti di ponente cerca di strappare a Scartare le Rose quando chiunque non gli cadesse in testa come un bambino avrebbe fatto Dipingere il Cielo.”

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“It was a bad move on his part.” Fabio the Elder translates, explaining the terms for various Langlish sword moves. “He tried a ‘Discard the Rose’ play as a counter when really a ‘Paint the Sky’ would have sufficed.”

“That’s all he said?” You raise an eyebrow at your translator, Fabio gives you a shrug that suggests he could extrapolate but that is the gist. “Hmm, well he would know the better move to use than me. But what came first, the poor temper or the poor choice?”

Fabio translates to the bravo. “Il cavaliere straniero pensa che siano state le sue emozioni a causare la perdita, non il suo lavoro con la spada.”

The bravo thinks on that for a moment before laughing and saying something rapidly in Langlish that you don’t quite catch.

“Two swordsmen worlds apart have a disagreement.” You don’t need Fabio to translate the challenge the man’s gaze, though he does helpfully insist that the nature of the contest is not overtly hostile. “What other way to resolve it?”

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(1) Khave
>“Let’s make this interesting. Whoever loses buys a round of khave for the circle once we’re done.” A popular choice for the circle. But you won’t have entirely caught your breath. [Haughty]

>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

>“I must concede the argument then, I intend to retire for the day.” Your offhand remark is not one you particularly wish to back with steel, albeit blunted. You’ve had enough for today. [Idealist]

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(2) New Acquaintance
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

>Your opponent is Tommaso Moretti, an older veteran with the scars to prove his experience. The cut of his cloth and the fancy hilt marks him as a man from wealth, but today he seemed happy to remain a spectator until now. [Tommaso Moretti]

>Your opponent is Young Narciso, a youthful adolescent with an easy manner. That he is not excluded to the Sognator speaks to his merit. Were it not for the fine blade by his hip you would take him for a cutpurse. [Young Narciso]

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(3) The terms (if accepted)
>Best of three touches. This will all but guarantee an absence of injury but, given your armour, this will put you at a disadvantage. [Three Touches]

>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]
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>>5402768
(1) Khave
>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

Emile don't gamble yo, its a thing he chided his people for not too long ago

(2) New Acquaintance
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

Ooh, lets fight him. It'll be like the fight in Pascae but hopefully without the dead body this time

(3) The terms (if accepted)
>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]

A real fight, if not to the death. Lets see if his bragging lives up to the tale


4chan virginity card
>>5400609
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>>5402768
(1) Khave
>>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

(2) New Acquaintance
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

(3) The terms (if accepted)
>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]

Anything else I imagine might be an insult to a man with a ego like Emille's, and if he talks shit about us having some Khave we can angrily put it down or something.

>>5386324
V card
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>>5402768
>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]
>Best of three touches. This will all but guarantee an absence of injury but, given your armour, this will put you at a disadvantage. [Three Touches]
Lets beat him on his own turf with home rules.
>>5386322
El post
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>>5402768
>>5387209

(1) Khave
>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]
Can we invite our opponent to partake with us? This would be a further extension of a non hostile encounter.

(2) New Acquaintance
>Your opponent is Tommaso Moretti, an older veteran with the scars to prove his experience. The cut of his cloth and the fancy hilt marks him as a man from wealth, but today he seemed happy to remain a spectator until now. [Tommaso Moretti]
I don't know if we would have been talking so casually with Giovanni Giorgio considering we saw him kill a man. Also Moretti is a very interesting name.

>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]
Two styles from worlds apart competing should be a real show.
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>>5402768
>“Let’s make this interesting. Whoever loses buys a round of khave for the circle once we’re done.” A popular choice for the circle. But you won’t have entirely caught your breath. [Haughty]

>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]

>>5387190
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>>5402768
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>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

2)
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

3)
>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]

>>5386429
That's me right dere
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>>5402768
>>“Let’s make this interesting. Whoever loses buys a round of khave for the circle once we’re done.” A popular choice for the circle. But you won’t have entirely caught your breath. [Haughty]
>>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]
>>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]
>>5386366
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>>5402768
>(1) Khave
>>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

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>(2) New Acquaintance
>>Your opponent is Tommaso Moretti, an older veteran with the scars to prove his experience. The cut of his cloth and the fancy hilt marks him as a man from wealth, but today he seemed happy to remain a spectator until now. [Tommaso Moretti]

>(3) The terms (if accepted)
>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]
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>>5402768
(1) Khave
>“Very well. But I’ll take a break by the khave house first.” You intend to catch your breath, enjoy some khave and have a bite to eat before a serious fight. A gamble over a cup of khave is still a sin. [Hearty]

(2) New Acquaintance
>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

(3) The terms (if accepted)
>>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]
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>>5402848
Remember me
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>>5402768
>“Let’s make this interesting. Whoever loses buys a round of khave for the circle once we’re done.” A popular choice for the circle. But you won’t have entirely caught your breath. [Haughty]

>Your opponent is none other than the same Giovanni Giorgio that you recognise from the streets the other day. He is Langland’s Langlishman, a self-made man on the ascent. Cocky, quick-tempered and not a little ruthless. [Giovanni Giorgio]

>First blood. This offers you the advantage of your armour, but even a friendly enough match is not without risk of injury. [First Blood]

Verily >>5386927
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