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OSR OOC: The hunt for the blue palace (Troika!/Yoon-Suin, full for now).

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
I rolled over my awareness. Subotai was surprised. No problem there.
Oh! I slightly misread your post, sorry about that - but still glad I made the right ruling haha.

Yes those awareness (ie perception) checks are important. Thankfully they won't happen in every fight.

Troika! doesn't have many backgrounds with very high weapon skills, so having a lawyer is a good playtest in and of itself.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
Something I will mention: Miu's vision may seem a bit useless to the players. Metagamingly, you already knew this... but your characters didn't. Maybe Dubi Gan was wrong for example. So the vision is confirmation that you are on the right track.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
Where is this House of Winds?
Excellent question. Frog Moth tells you that it's in the Old Clay District, a somewhat poor area. He can also tell you that the House of Wind is particularly weak. It's noted for its mastery of air magic, but their numbers are dwindling (bad gene pool?). It's been on the decline for a long time, although recently they've had a minor reversal of fortune with a few more members.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
I also bring to your attention this following rumor:

"- The mage apprentice Dubi Gan is looking for a few stout souls for a short exploration mission"

:D
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
I have no idea where the notion of a 1000 rupees for the return of the brass golem came from, but it's ok, we'll run with it - Frog Froth said it, and we'll see how things turn out! :)

Don't feel that you have to "follow" the adventure - I mean Dubi Gan clearly wants something, but I know the city well, you can veer off-path quite a fair bit and it's perfectly fine.

I will add some notes on the Lamarakhi. (see post #3 of this thread)
 
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FitzTheRuke

Adventurer
I think Frog Froth made up the 1000 rupees reward, but it does make sense that the House would pay to get their golem back, though they probably don't have that much. How much is a golem worth, anyway?

At least if the House refuses, we can blame it on them, or say we were misled. We can forge up a document that claims the reward. It doesn't even have to be a good forgery, we would only have to claim that we believed it was real.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
I think Frog Froth made up the 1000 rupees reward, but it does make sense that the House would pay to get their golem back, though they probably don't have that much. How much is a golem worth, anyway?
I'm working on a blog post about the golems of the Yellow City, but it won't be ready in a few days. But in short, the answer to your question is "a lot of money".

At least if the House refuses, we can blame it on them, or say we were misled. We can forge up a document that claims the reward. It doesn't even have to be a good forgery, we would only have to claim that we believed it was real.
all valid options.
 

Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
I sort of made a half-post because I thought some of you may want to do something, protest etc. If you are fine with what is unfolding right now, just post something very short about it so I can post the next step.

I didn't realize how ... challenging the exact pacing would be. In real life, the players can interject at any moment, but here I have to move the plot forward more than one step at a time. Was I tight to stop at that exact moment or should I have moved the encounter a bit more forward? I'm not sure!

Anyway, this is not for now, but the somewhat near future, @wingilbear and @FitzTheRuke could you give me an awareness check?
 

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