TOTQ #718: Time to run

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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby McClaw » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:09 am

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Aristocles wrote:So, where exactly will Q and the team run off to? They're about to leave the one sanctuary they have atm.

Fenwick would be an option.

Everyone there would quite literally go to War for the fuzzy little witch-rat. Even the priest.

But I suspect that the Questor will insist on going back after the Dragon that he hasn't killed yet.


There is the problem that this place's duke was threatening war with the somewhat impoverished Fenwick.


"Impoverished" isn't quite the right word anymore. But they do need to build up their defenses before telling Duke Jerk to pound sand.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Flitchard » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:03 am

Fenwyck is O-U-T. That would be giving the Cardinal carte blanche to call for the inquisition. Tons of gold gotten from satanic dealings with the fae, anyone??
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Lockon » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:19 am

Yeah, I'd think the plan at this point is to just book it out of this part of the world ASAP. Just get as much distance as possible between here and our heroes. I mean, it's not like they have any real idea of where they need to go, so might as well pick a direction and hoof it as fast as they can.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Spambot » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:22 am

Lockon wrote:Yeah, I'd think the plan at this point is to just book it out of this part of the world ASAP. Just get as much distance as possible between here and our heroes. I mean, it's not like they have any real idea of where they need to go, so might as well pick a direction and hoof it as fast as they can.


Isn't their airship still in Fenwick?
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby BoKiana » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:31 am

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Lockon wrote:Yeah, I'd think the plan at this point is to just book it out of this part of the world ASAP. Just get as much distance as possible between here and our heroes. I mean, it's not like they have any real idea of where they need to go, so might as well pick a direction and hoof it as fast as they can.


Isn't their airship still in Fenwick?


I thought it was all but totaled after bumping into a dragon?
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Wanderer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:32 pm

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Aristocles wrote:So, where exactly will Q and the team run off to? They're about to leave the one sanctuary they have atm.

Fenwick would be an option.

Everyone there would quite literally go to War for the fuzzy little witch-rat. Even the priest.

But I suspect that the Questor will insist on going back after the Dragon that he hasn't killed yet.


I wouldn't bet on it -- even if Quentyn were that suicidal (which he isn't), his friends know better. He's got a lot less equipment now than he had when he set out to slay the first dragon, so going after the second dragon anytime soon is a no-go.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Deckard Canine » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:34 pm

I was thinking he could just lure his pursuers to the dragon and let them sort it out. But that wouldn't be the Quentyn way.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Baron Wulfraed » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Deckard Canine wrote:I was thinking he could just lure his pursuers to the dragon and let them sort it out. But that wouldn't be the Quentyn way.


But...

Leading the dragon to the pursuers won't do his reputation any good...
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Scott » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:17 pm

Flitchard wrote:Fenwyck is O-U-T. That would be giving the Cardinal carte blanche to call for the inquisition. Tons of gold gotten from satanic dealings with the fae, anyone??

I'm pretty sure that even Cardinal Richelieu and/or the Inquisitors would have second thoughts about killing the entire population of a Grand Duchy.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Mike Van Pelt » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:10 pm

Uh...

Google albigensian crusade.

It would take more than the word of just a cardinal, I think.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Skydancer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 pm

Mike Van Pelt wrote:Uh...

Google albigensian crusade.

It would take more than the word of just a cardinal, I think.


Depends on the cardinal. Does he lead a faction? Does he have political opponents? Or is he running a Reign of Terror and nobody wants to get in his way?
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Flitchard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:55 am

I'm just saying... Quentyn really doesn't have many places to turn to. In this type of setting, the Church holds near-absolute power... And the Cardinal can at least report to VERY powerful people, all he needs, is to get ONE of them to believe him.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Scott » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:13 am

Flitchard wrote:I'm just saying... Quentyn really doesn't have many places to turn to. In this type of setting, the Church holds near-absolute power... And the Cardinal can at least report to VERY powerful people, all he needs, is to get ONE of them to believe him.

At the cost of admitting that his symbol of office was stolen.

The Cardinal is a very proud creature, I have a very hard time picturing him admitting that he was so unguarded against a witch-rat and it's allies that they could steal his symbol of office while he slept.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Deckard Canine » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:44 am

You don't suppose that's what Sam had in mind, do you?
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Scott » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 am

Mike Van Pelt wrote:Uh...

Google albigensian crusade.

It would take more than the word of just a cardinal, I think.

I did. It took *8* local Church councils and the Third Lateran Council condemning their theology, and finally the word of the Pope himself to order the genocide of the entire population (after the Albigensians murdered the Papal Legate).

One Cardinal, regardless of how personally powerful, does NOT have the horsepower to order the deaths of an entire Grand Duchy.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby BoKiana » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:17 am

Scott wrote:
Mike Van Pelt wrote:Uh...

Google albigensian crusade.

It would take more than the word of just a cardinal, I think.

I did. It took *8* local Church councils and the Third Lateran Council condemning their theology, and finally the word of the Pope himself to order the genocide of the entire population (after the Albigensians murdered the Papal Legate).

One Cardinal, regardless of how personally powerful, does NOT have the horsepower to order the deaths of an entire Grand Duchy.


But if he has the ear of the neighboring kingdom that was ravaged by the dragon that Q didn't kill, and was already threatening war over the dragon, AND who feels personally slighted by Q's boasting before he runs off to deal with said dragon (and then abandons them all, the traitorous Raccoonan), well, then the Cardinal won't need all that clout with the church in the end.

Just walk up to the king and tell him "The raccoonan and his crew stole from me and ran off into the night! Just like he did for you when he abandoned your loyal soldiers escorting him! We KNOW he dealt with the Unselle Court to grant the duchy a wish of unlimited wealth, refused to kill the dragon in YOUR kingdom and now is stealing from the church! Kill the witch rat and his crew, stop the unholy alliance he made between the Court and Duchy! GO TO WAR!"

And that fat king with go "Left Click+Drag, Right Click inside the duchy area"
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Wanderer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:55 pm

And, alas, that would work, because it's a primarily civil action. Mustering the troops in God's Holy Name? Not so much. But you take a local lord with a sizable army and point him at the problem, you just wait and see how he'll jump to curry favor with Mother Church...
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Flitchard » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:06 am

True that. SOrry for being all pessimistic about HOW bad Quentyn would have it. But that's still pretty bad. Plus the simple fact is, whatever happens, the Cardinal wins in that case. Either a heretical Grand Duchy is destroyed, or he gets to report on how a bunch of heretics have been uncovered. While casually forgetting to mention that he'd had his badge of office stolen.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Deckard Canine » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:41 pm

Looks like you cut yourself short, Flitchard.
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Re: TOTQ #718: Time to run

Postby Flitchard » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:46 am

Derrrp. FIxed.
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