Monday, June 1, 2015

Community Game: Long Live the Queen VII

What classes will Princess Fatal take this week?

The players go back to their previous strategy of maximizing Fatal's intelligence skills.

By the way, you have 35 weeks until your coronation (I originally thought it was a full year, but I forgot about the mourning period). Before that, you will have to endure a parade and a ball at some point and probably a few wars and definitely more assassination attempts. You may also have opportunities to get married if you want to.

Learning Foreign Intelligence 15 gives the update, "The current Duke of Sedna is 26 years old and unmarried. He might be considered a good marriage prospect for you if you desire stronger ties with the domain of Talasse." You also learn Logistics 15.38.

Event: You see someone while walking through the gardens--the Duchess of Ursul! Maybe you should go and say hello? But she is not alone. Beside her is the Castle Priestess. They hold hands while they speak.

You say, "Looks like she's busy! grin emoticon"

You turn and walk a different direction so as not to disturb them during that moment. You notice something unusual. It looks like someone has just left the palace grounds by going over a hedge. A servant? A thief? assassin?!

What do you do?

1. Climb up to look over the hedge.
2. Call the guards.
3. Run and hide.

One player immediately chooses option 1.  Another player says, "haha I think that sounds like a way to get killed, but we can be daring if you like.  Meh. fortune favors the brave. Let's climb and look."

Result: (You fail a Climbing check.) The tress don't look like they could support your weight. You climb a statue instead, but it is too far from the fence. (The game totally killed me here. I don't know why it is being nice to you guys. Oh, it's your Reflexes score. Never mind.) (NOTE:  I don't think I was remembering that accurately.  I don't think it's possible to die here.)  Oh well, whoever you saw is probably gone by now anyway.

Your weekend choices:
1. Talk to your father (?)
2. Attend court (+2 Yielding, +1 Depressed + 1 Pressured)
3. Explore Castle (+1 Lonely, +1 Afraid)
4. Visit Tomb (+1 Depressed, +1 Afraid)
5. Attend Service (-1 Afraid)
6. Walk in Garden (+1 Lonely, +1 Cheerful)
7. Visit Julianna (?)
8. Sneak out (+2 Willful, +1 Lonely)
9. Play with toys (+1 Yielding, +1 Lonely, +1 Cheerful)
10. Visit Dungeon (+1 Willful, +1 Angry)
11. Play Sports (+1 Angry, - 1 Lonely)

The players decide to visit Julianna again.

"Hi Julianna! : ) My father says I can't have the crystal until I'm older so we'll just have to wait."
Julianna: There may not be time to wait. : | The world is full of dangers and you will need the powers of a Lumen to fight them. You cannot bei
ng training until you have bonded with your crystal.
Fatal:  :( Well, what else am I supposed to do about it?!
Julianna: : | The crystal is probably held under guard in the Royal Treasury. You are the princess; you should be able to find a way inside. Otherwise we have to...take drastic action.

Should you say:
1. I'll wait until I'm older.
2. I'll try to find a way.
3. What drastic action?

The players select option 3, hoping the game will allow them both an explanation and an action.  Haha!

Julianna says, "Let's hope it doesn't come to that. Try to reach the crystal. If you can't, come talk to me again."

You successfully survived to see Week 6!

Mood: WILLFUL (Afraid 3, Depressed 2, Willful 4, Lonely 2)


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