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rweston
Memunite
(11/29/03 11:06 am)
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Rastor
Has anyone else had the following crop up when their players are dealing with Rastor?

I quote from an email sent by one of my players to the rest of the party (they usually include me when they're emailing as a courtesy to their DM):

"Brian thinks that since we know there is at least one spy for the temple here, plus a buncha orkies and mixed bloods, plus an antidwarf b*tch that this is just a nest of evil waiting to be cleansed. GUILT BY PROXIMITY is a longstanding feudal type legal precedent after all. >: o ."

In my camapign Thanadain Deeperdark has a clan feud with the dwarf in the party, thus the "antidwarf b*tch" comment.

The mixing of half-orcs and dwaves has just set my players minds spinning.
I also had Rerrid put a stop to a fight between Thanadain & the party. I see Rerrid as a LN "keeper of the peace". He may know that there is evil afoot nearby but he sees his job as protecting the town & making sure no-one gets hurt, a sort of Neutral Ground as it were.

Now this could just be my players trash talking before they hit town again, but I'm wondering how many other parties over-reacted to the "neutrality" of Rastor & started killing folks.

Rory Weston



Edited by: rweston at: 12/3/03 10:11 pm
Infiniti2000
Cherub
(11/29/03 8:32 pm)
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My group talked about it, sure, but no one acted on it. It is certainly evil to do so, but if your group is neutral or evil, then no biggie, you're jus gonna have to roll with it. If they are good, then hope that they do not indulge. If the players look like they are arguing this OOC (which, quite honestly, it seems like to me), then smack 'em upside the head and talk to them about it. Maybe mention to the good cleric (or whoever in the party seems pious) that just killing folk, evil or not, is not a good action. Don't let players attempt to play a trump card like "I know feudal systems, blah blah blah..." Tell them that this is D&D. If they argue, ask them how many feudal systems had actual spellcasting. That tends to shut up those arguments PDQ.

Hope this helps.

JeffQ UK
Memunite
(11/30/03 12:11 pm)
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My group have just entered Rastor and I've made one or two changes.

As they didn't kill Chatrilon I've got him holed up in Rastor able to move about freely disguised as Tal, basically they make sure that only one of them is out at any one time.

They have a large warehouse built on the outskirts of the hamlet hidden by a thick screen of trees and the villagers are basically completely cowed by the temple / it's spies. Villagers who talk tend to end up dead. An attitude of "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" prevails

This means that Rastor acts as the main supply depot for TOAC as I wasn't overly happy with "most of the villagers knowing about TOAC" but its presence not being common knowledge on a wider scale.

I'm looking forward to seeing of the party try to use stealth / role-playing to locate the TOAC or just charge in to the warehouse, if you had a large warehouse full of stores would YOU protect it??

rweston
Memunite
(12/3/03 1:08 pm)
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Jeff - Hell yah I'd protect it - but probably with the small "reinforcements" that the module mentions that Tal has access to - for a start.

The good aligned party members remembered their alignments as we started play last sunday - so that saved me from having to deal with the "attack the town" situation.

I had some temple agents in Rastor offer my players a job taking out one of the other temples. They accepted the work but they are paranoid about who's a spy & who is not in Rastor.
Great fun. I really played up the "we don't want to draw any trouble down on us" view of the town elder Rerrid. I can't see him playing it any other way - He knows there are baddies about - he knows if they want they could wipe out the town, so he player sit cool & tries to avoid stirring up trouble - which means reigning in the local adventurers.

Rory
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I can't believe I got bonus points (see below) with the following typo:
"so he player sit cool "
That should of course read:
"so he plays it cool "
Yeesh.
Rory

Edited by: rweston at: 12/3/03 10:10 pm
Thrommel
Runechild (mod)
Council of Magisters

(12/3/03 2:41 pm)
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Quote:
I really played up the "we don't want to draw any trouble down on us" view of the town elder Rerrid. I can't see him playing it any other way - He knows there are baddies about - he knows if they want they could wipe out the town, so he player sit cool & tries to avoid stirring up trouble - which means reigning in the local adventurers.
Yes, yes.

*ding*

Bonus points for Rory.

-Thrommel, who notes that if you accumulate enough points, you can trade them for stamps, and with a properly-filled book of stamps, you may receive one item of your choosing from the Outer Fane catalog. ...I hope you like black.

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