Re: Gyffur, control of

From: Jeff Richard <richaje_at_...>
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 21:43:02 -0000

> While this is true as far as it goes, Broyan isn't going to be
> directly commanding every heroband at WW.

Absolutely. He'll lead his folk into battle but the other herobands will do what they want to do. Unless Broyan asks the heroband leader to do something. Think the Sopranos, without all the paranoia - Tony Soprano's captains and made men do what they want to do most of the time and the capo di capo spends much of his time resolving disputes between the captains. He can ask a captain to take care of something or he can have his own crew do it. Same thing is true of Broyan.

> Individual herobands
> which aren't prepared to work under one of a few leaders are
> going to be more trouble than they're worth.

Why? As long as the band leader acknowledges Broyan's authority, what is the problem?

> This is where the "follow
> chosen leaders" comes into play - herobands will be expected
> to choose a leader to follow. They may change that leader over
> time but if they insist on being independent they'll find they
> get overlooked while if they cause trouble they'll be assigned
> to something inconvenient and/or dangerous.

A heroband leader might decide to follow a more powerful leader because of the benefits they might get (like gifts and support) or because of ties of friendship or kin - but I would imagine that most herobands worth their salt recognize no authority other than Broyan. This can create plenty of disagreements between the many would be "captains" which probably results in Broyan spending a lot of time resolving these disagreements.


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