Thom's Kingmaking

Public Scandal - Neth

In the month of Neth (October) an unfortunate event was rolled, Public Scandal. A failed stability rule means that mechanically the kingdom gained 4 unrest, but more worrisome than that maybe the story implications. The following, is the genesis of that scandal:

I don’t know what you’re talking about, Loinarv says from across the table. You look at his indignant face with the craggy shadows of his face lit by the flickering flame of the truth candle in the center of the council table.

I had nothing to do with Elyel’s death, but the fact that Olivia found my boot beneath the waves of the Tusk water, with the murder weapon stuck in is truly interesting. I lost those boots, I haven’t had them for months. Well I guess I know where they are now, or at least one of them. If you or Olivia find another one, it’d be nice to have a full pair. Let me leave this room, and grab my notes from that day. I keep notes on many topics, on every day.

When Loinarv returns, a small leather bound book held in his beefy forearms, he comes with a thoughtful expression on his face. The day I lost those boots, I was interviewing suspects and leads to see if I could find out more information about who in the castle saw something around Elyel’s death. You could also call that doing my job he says sardonically.

On that day, I interviewed Kesten’s man Dilph, Kasner’s wife Yolie, and Gith the stable girl. Would any of them have a motive, to have killed Elyel. As long as you have that truth candle burning maybe you can get some real use out of it, and interview them all.

………………………………………….

After cursory interviews with Dilph, Yolie, and Gith, it becomes evident that Yolie is the guilty party. When questioned further, you realize that she saw it as a way of getting justice for the trauma that Elyel and the other slavers put her family through.

“How many of you here have children? How many of you here have infants? Once you have your own infant, then you can judge me, and until then you can’t even pretend to know whether what I did was wrong. Further, once you do have your own child, as soon as you hold them in your arms, then you will know that I was right to do what I did.”

[DM note: I wrote that part before most of us had children. Not sure if it lands differently now?]

After a moderate public trial, you are once again reminded of the difficulties of ruling. Some of your population thinks a sentence of death for Yolie is justified – a life for a life-. Most of your population thinks Yolie should have a couple congratulatory rounds at the Blue lantern bought for her. No matter what you decide on this one, there will be some public unrest and not everybody will be happy with the result

I don’t know what you’re talking about, Loinarv says from across the table. You look at his indignant face with the craggy shadows of his face lit by the flickering flame of the truth candle in the center of the council table.
 
I had nothing to do with Elyel’s death, but the fact that Olivia found my boot beneath the waves of the Tusk water, with the murder weapon stuck in is truly interesting. I lost those boots, I haven’t had them for months. Well I guess I know where they are now, or at least one of them. If you or Olivia find another one, it’d be nice to have a full pair. Let me leave this room, and grab my notes from that day. I keep notes on many topics, on every day.
 
When Loinarv returns, a small leather bound book held in his beefy forearms, he comes with a thoughtful expression on his face. The day I lost those boots, I was interviewing suspects and leads to see if I could find out more information about who in the castle saw something around Elyel’s death. You could also call that doing my job he says sardonically.
 
On that day, I interviewed Kesten’s man Dilph, Kasner’s wife Yolie, and Gith the stable girl. Would any of them have a motive, to have killed Elyel. As long as you have that truth candle burning maybe you can get some real use out of it, and interview them all.

Elyel Yolie Dilph Gith
 
………………………………………….
 
After cursory interviews with Dilph, Yolie, and Gith, it becomes evident that Yolie is the guilty party. When questioned further, you realize that she saw it as a way of getting justice for the trauma that Elyel and the other slavers put her family through.
 
“How many of you here have children? How many of you here have infants? Once you have your own infant, then you can judge me, and until then you can’t even pretend to know whether what I did was wrong. Further, once you do have your own child, as soon as you hold them in your arms, then you will know that I was right to do what I did.”
 
[DM note: I wrote that part before most of us had children. Not sure if it lands differently now?]
 
After a moderate public trial, you are once again reminded of the difficulties of ruling. Some of your population thinks a sentence of death for Yolie is justified – a life for a life-. Most of your population thinks Yolie should have a couple congratulatory rounds at the Blue lantern bought for her. No matter what you decide on this one, there will be some public unrest and not everybody will be happy with the result

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