Re: Melisande, Narib, et al.

From: Ian Cooper <ian_hammond_cooper_at_...>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 11:57:54 -0000

Peter Metcalfe wrote:
> Where is his role as a Rokari crusader an established fact?
>Insofar as I could find out anything about Rikard through truffling
>throughGreg's wastepaper basket, I was downhearted to see repeated
> flip-flopping over the issue

Well maybe we can create a convicing role for him and save him from the wastebasket. What's important to Whitewall however is the possiblity that his usurpation could have united former enemies.

> Why does Broyan, an ultratraditionalist, want to forge an alliance
> with the Esvulari? Why can't it be, for example, PCs seeking any
> sort of help hiring Sir Narib's Company? They turn up much to
> Broyan's shock and hang around a few weeks before being told
> to leave. Hanging everything on Broyan is reducing the PCs to
> mere spectators IMO.

Because this gives two elements of story: Conflict - the Esvulari and Broyan are former enemies, now reluctant allies and Crisis - With the Lunar conquest Rikard is out of the picture and the Lunars are offering amnesty and power to the Malkioni.

For PCs in this crisis forms the drama of this part of Whitewall. Do they want the Esvulari to stay or to go. The Illiad is about the conflict within the Greek camp and the crisis caused by Achilles withdrawal from the field. That's the feel we are after surely.

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