You go to class, resulting in Ciphering 36.87 and Climbing 10.26. You unlock the Catsuit (?), which gives a bonus to all Intrigue levels. You will put it on next week before class unless you say otherwise.
Banion, Duke of Maree, Earl of Serenitatis arrives to speak with you.
"Your Highness, my sympathies for your loss. After all these years, I
sometimes forget my own mother will never be coming back." Princess
Fatal says, "frown emoticon Thank you."
However I must call for your aid. The Ixionite occupation of the
couty of Imbrium has gone on too long. Now is the time to push back.
thinks: (You fail a Foreign Affairs check.) There have been some
problems with Ixion, but I don't know the details. I guess they are
occupying Southern Maree? (You pass a Military skill check.) We have
plenty of troops, so it shouldn't be hard to drive them out, if we want
to make a fight of it.
Do you want to
1. Try to negotiate.
2. Prepare for battle.
A player replies with, "Huzzah! Catsuit! I say we do glorious battle," and the others quickly agree.
if they want a fight, then we'll give it to them. I will arrange for
troops to be sent to your aid." (+1 Willful) Banion says, "Thank you,
Your Highness. If I may ask....that necklace you're wearing. Where did
it come from?" You say, "It was
a gift from the Duke of Sedna." Banion asks, "Then, you have made
arrangements with him?" (You pass a Court Manners skill check and
think, "I think he's asking if I'm engaged to the Duke!")
Should you say:
1. I'm considering it.
2. I just like jewelry.
The players don't seem interested in the romance options. They always immediately choose the involvement option.
say, "No arrangements yet, but I look upon him fondly." Banion says,
"I see. Your happiness is my utmost concern, Your Highness." You say,
"Thank you! grin emoticon" (+1 Cheerful)
mood is now Willful: (Afraid 2, Willful 4, Lonely 3). Your weekend
choices are the same as usual. You will fight a battle in the upcoming
week (I've never fought this one, so you may die. Who knows?) What
will you choose?
I attempt to shake the players' confidence. They have been lucky so far, but Long Live the Queen is really unfair and brutal on those who don't min-max. The players decide to visit the garden.
Your mood is now: Willful (Afraid 2, Cheerful 1, Willful 4, Lonely 4).