The Intrigue of Peltarch


  • Narfell DM

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    The King is Dead. New Councillors are elected. City and military officials retired or deceased from war. A magistrate seat, council advisors, clerks to Crown appointees, and others. Each an avenue into City Hall.

    Disorder. Conflict. Grudges. They are the stuff of quiet conversations, and of long-term calculations. They are not the grand violence of war and invasion, but rather the slow-burning simmer of power and collusion. To the cold-hearted, they are all synonyms for opportunity to be seized. To the stoic and kind, they are warning signs to be heeded.

    Schemers and whisperers gather in secret plots and maneuver for influence and power. Pledge your allegiance to noble families, ideological factions, and the elite of the city to carve your own position. Accumulate debts and favors alike as you weave your way through the upper echelons of Peltarchian society. Beware your colleagues, for they may have made bargains of their own.

    The air of intrigue in Peltarch has thickened, as its denizens on high ponder what games to play. Whether they like it or not, you are now invited, whoever you are.

    [DM Xanatos Gambit]


  • Narfell DM

    As my playtimes are limited to weekends, the Terra Firma storyline will continue next weekend.

    In the meantime, players can coordinate (or otherwise) with (or against) one another.

    Once it is complete (expected next weekend), the next intrigue storyline will commence.

    [DM Xanatos Gambit]


  • Narfell DM

    Terra Firma

    Most people are blissfully unaware of the invaluable, free plots of land that litter the residential district. But not you. The lands were vacated following the deaths of several noble families during the demon siege. Most died from the abyssal attack. Most.

    The Crown is expected to choose new owners soon. Wealthy families, guilds, and certain others vie for the land. This spells opportunity. While they pine for the land, you sense the chance to curry favor, pay off debts, and get noticed. Who will receive the land? Who will owe who by the end of the ordeal?

    [DM Xanatos Gambit]