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  • Post Mortem Interrogation

    Mollarnam came to with a start, gasping in deeply as his body jerked, every muscle tightening simultaneously as if being shocked. Straining against the restraints on his wrists, ankles, and across his waist and neck, the elf held tight and still, back …

  • New year, new plans, new problems

    Starting Stats: Economy: 197, Loyalty: 178, Stability: 183, Unrest: 0, BP: 118, Consumption: 34, Control DC: 172 *Upkeep* # Kingdom control: successful roll=+1 BP. 119BP # Consumption: 34= 85BP remaining in treasury. *Improvement* # No change in …

  • Winter Scuttlebutt

    Learned by Pik as a result of his undercover work: * Overhears bawdy stories in the taverns of townsmen having affairs with pretty women * Sightings of pretty women in Misthaven and Tatzylford that no one knows From the Marshall: * Akiros has been …

  • Frozen Fest

    The winter festival in the heart of the Kingdom of the Mistmarches the time of year is heavily celebrated. Mainly because there's not much else to do with the thick white blanket hanging over everything. This year however was different. The war with Pitax …

  • How not to assassinate a King

    The night wore on and the moon over Misthaven was steeped in thick, dark clouds. The bitter cold seemed to add to the oppressive darkness. Only the hardiest of drinkers were out this night. There was the years-old contest the 'Yeti's crawl' in which …

  • A Quarrel is Interrupted

    Zion's slightly slurred yelling echoed against the walls of the great hall within Tuskwater Castle. A small handful of retainers stood outside, fearful of what might come next, and at a loss as to what to do. The king went on at length about his claims, …

  • Mollarnam's Confession

    "What will you do with me?" asked the recently-resurrected assassin. His tone was grim, and his eyes betrayed the small amount of fear he was grappling with internally as he considered his situation. Tied to a table, naked, cold, and aching in ways and …

  • I do not tolerate failure

    The small female struck the young man across the face again, sending spittle flying. Her rage was barely controlled, and his fear was similarly about to take over. "How could he _fail_?" she shrieked. The young man quivered in fear. "You said he was …

  • Secret Combinations

    Time had been lost and with it opportunity. The hollowed room inside the great oak stood empty of motion. Shards of moon light split the darkness as dusty milky waves bent towards the light source, small crevices in-between the branching veins of the …

  • "This is what I know..."

    Tessara continued on for the better part of an hour as the kings listened, interrupting periodically to ask questions, seek clarification, and unravel the complex tapestry of conspiracy that the queen's story described. If she was to be believed, …

  • What's with the queen?

    The kings prepared for a fight, and conducted their questioning of the queen, relying on wit, facts, and magic to try to ensure that they were getting the whole truth. Tessara was certain that this 'Caretaker,' while potentially causing some problems, …

  • The Queen Speaks

    "The Caretaker is...not the evil you think it is," Tessara said in a near-whisper, in response to Pik's question. "He, or she - I'm not sure - has been in this region for some time, predating this realm," she continued, "and always a force for balance, …

  • Akiros' Report to the Upper Council

    Akiros' briefing took about 30 minutes, in keeping with his concise, focused manner of speaking. There were few questions during, as he had anticipated many of those he might might be asked for clarification, and on related side issues, too. Open …

  • Putting plans into action

    Over a period of days initial contracts were signed with local mages, carpenters, and blacksmiths. A reasonable number of light posts could be completed within a fortnight and installed. Akiros decided that the project would be kept secret and that the …

  • Two Weeks of Work

    *Meta* This is a summary of plans put into action over the weeks following the attempt on Pik's life and Tessara being called on the carpet by the other kings. Light is being brought to the neighborhoods that skirt the slums near the old waterfront ( …

  • Deep undercover

    Zion brings the kings together in the meeting room with the table to show the others the letter he received from the Queen. When they have all taken their seats, he begins by tossing the parchment on the table within easy reach of Pik who he knows would …

  • Bright Night

    Operation Bright Night took about 5 weeks to fully implement, due to some logistical problems and production challenges. In the end, several streets in the working class neighborhoods around the old harbor area - the real slums - were lit at night as the …

  • ...and justice for all...

    Anton stalked down the alley toward the three cornered perps. "I am the law!" he bellowed as he swung his massive sword swiftly before him, flinging gore and a spray of blood across a nearby wall, evidence of the justice he'd meted out on the others in …

  • A king is run to ground

    Pik's injuries from the attempted assassination had healed, but the little man's sense of personal security was still shaken by his near-death. Avenging himself on the criminal element of the old docks during and after Bright Night had helped, however, …

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