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Old 12-09-2023, 04:08 PM   #1401
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She Points at Halcyone: "What is the greatest desire of your Patron in this land?"
"The same as in every other land: he wants the average person to have a better life, or at least no worse. This could be small like removing corrupting influences from government, or large like stopping a war. Here and now, the fall of any given great king will lead to a better world, with fuller bellies and less terror. That's what my patron wants and I agree with him."

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"I have a question for each of you." She says. "and a warning, if I am pleased with your responses*"

*she's asking for a small amount of money or a gift... but in line with the beggar she's presenting herself as.
I offer her some food from our supplies.
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Old 12-11-2023, 08:52 AM   #1402
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She Points at Vassorious: "Have you chosen to trust fate because you feel powerless, or because you desire its result?"
She Points at Halcyone: "What is the greatest desire of your Patron in this land?"
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"I desire the result.

I am a mercenary whose sole purpose in this world is to fulfil fate's prophesied decree. I trust the prophet over the prophecy, but that's not important... We are in a place of strong currents that lead to a conclusion, and when that end comes, my duty will be done, no matter the outcome. So I desire the result, even if I am uncertain of what the result will be. So I will follow the flow in this place of currents, until the part I have to play presents itself."


Vassarious hands over some currency, enough for a modest meal.
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"The same as in every other land: he wants the average person to have a better life, or at least no worse. This could be small like removing corrupting influences from government, or large like stopping a war. Here and now, the fall of any given great king will lead to a better world, with fuller bellies and less terror. That's what my patron wants and I agree with him."

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last, she points at Yi: "Do you have more to fear from the powerful, or from the unexpected?"
Yi: "From the unexpected. Time and planning allow even the weak to overcome the great."



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I offer her some food from our supplies.

She takes Halcyone aside in gratitude, and whispers so that no one can hear: "None of you are of this world. Be warned, and be careful."


As Halcyone returns, Yi calls out "What did she say?"
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Old 12-11-2023, 05:57 PM   #1403
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She takes Halcyone aside in gratitude, and whispers so that no one can hear: "None of you are of this world. Be warned, and be careful."

As Halcyone returns, Yi calls out "What did she say?"
I'll try and play some mind games with Yi to see if I can get him to reveal anything...

"What do you think she said?"
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Old 12-12-2023, 09:08 AM   #1404
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I'll try and play some mind games with Yi to see if I can get him to reveal anything...

"What do you think she said?"
Yi: "Either she gave a warning about Bel's defenses, or she is trying to subtly turn us against each other. Which one is it?"

Yi is pretty good at this sort of thing, but Halcyone thinks she can tell he's being honest.
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Yi: "Either she gave a warning about Bel's defenses, or she is trying to subtly turn us against each other. Which one is it?"
"Yeah, she was just sowing discord. No need to give the words more thought than that."
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"Yeah, she was just sowing discord. No need to give the words more thought than that."
Yi: "and do you believe her?"


You cross the river and Yi offers another peasant money for use of his home for the night. Yi says he will take the first watch.
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Old 12-13-2023, 12:23 PM   #1407
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Yi: "and do you believe her?"
"What she said doesn't concern me."

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You cross the river and Yi offers another peasant money for use of his home for the night. Yi says he will take the first watch.
"Sure, go ahead."
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When Vassarious gets up for the second watch, Yi is missing. A short search reveals his body lying in front of the House. All his gear has been taken.
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Old 12-14-2023, 08:45 AM   #1409
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When Vassarious gets up for the second watch, Yi is missing. A short search reveals his body lying in front of the House. All his gear has been taken.
How sure are we that this is his body?

"Given we're still alive, if I had to guess this probably isn't a case of any kind of attack."
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Old 12-14-2023, 08:57 AM   #1410
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"He did say he had many enemies... and as the known player who collects powerful items, it makes sense he would be the primary target of an attack. You believe something else is going on here?"
Vassarious is examining the body somberly but then there is suddenly a small chuckle and momentary grin.

"I wonder... Was Yi a despot of despots under our noses and our coming here set in motion a chain of events that brought about his demise, thus fulfilling the prophecy?"


"What now? Should we check in and see if there are changes to the portents? Change tack and attempt an assassination or abduction of Bel?"

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