We accompanied the king to his court and he introduced us as visitors to the court. The king informed the members of his council that we were mayors of villagers damaged by the astrite golems passing through them. We were here seeking redress for our damages. He instructed his council to rebuff our requests to give us an excuse to approach each of them and become frustrated.
Our investigation throughout the day uncovered many conflicts, grudges, and secrets within the council, some of which we fanned further, maligning the king as able as we both fomented future distrust and rebellion and sought out the traitor who had him replaced with an impostor. We found that most of them were frustrated with being led by letter during the king’s disappearance, but some we suspected.
At night we returned to the king and he was disappointed in what had found, already knowing most of it and wishing we hadn’t found it. He distrusted our suspicions and we went to our beds. Juniper, while the castle slept, went forth as a wisp to look for anything unusual in Lady Penelope’s (the Chamberlain’s) office. She found a hidden room with a shrine to dragons, confirming our suspicions that she was more than just ambitious.
Meanwhile, a sound woke me and I went to the king’s quarters to find him kidnapped via the secret passage. I followed as swiftly as I could, losing their trail in the sewers where the passage opened up.
The whole session was role play and intrigue and boy did I have fun insulting all the council members and fomenting ill-will between them. Interesting that they took the king. Hopefully my pursuit can turn something up in the next session.
These journal entries are going to be in-character play reports from ByW’s campaign, which we alternated playing with the Tyranny of Mundanity campaign and now the Primordial Frontier campaign. My character, Raglan “the Light”, admires RiH’s character, Anduin Damian and follows him believing his place in history will be as a companion of the royal adventurer. He is impressed with their elven companion, Juniper (played by BiW), but does not know her well.