[project1dev] Scenario 1

  • From: figarus@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: project1dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 01:41:00 +0000

"The kings lament"

Player control: the king
situation: the king is in his study alone, there are props like a globe, maps, 
books, chairs, fireplace.  The king is basically trying to make a decision.  
Reading materials involving the decision lie all over the room and also the 
king can summon his advisor who will detail the situation and will also accept 
his answer.

Problem: his council has demanded that magic be banned in the country - they 
say it is too dangerous and unpredictable. 

Information: They are afraid of a local sorcerer, Corzin, who has been building 
a tower near the capital city.  There are documents giving the pros and cons of 
magic. Exploring the study will also reveal hints that the king has minor 
telekenetic powers and has been studying how to hone his ability.  There are 
also reports of the benefits of magic as well as spy reports behind corzins 

Progression of events:

Part 1 the king reads and listens and then makes a decision, sunmons his 
advisor and gives him an answer (ban magic or not). 

Part 2 the king retires to his bedroom, the next day he is sitting in his 
throne room when a group of advisors and military guys rush in and one of the 
following happens:

A) corzin has refused to obey the law and continues construction, they want 
permission to arrest him - but offer no crime or reason other that what sounds 
like slander, superstition and prejudice

B) they demand that you reconsider the law, again offering you superstition as 

Then the king lays down the law in regards to magic use in the country, as well 
as whether or not to arrest corzin for breaking the laws

If you outlaw magic, you have a low rep with mage faction, no magic used in the 
kings lands without arrest, maybe there are antimagic perks/detractors. 

If  corzin ends up arrested there is an unfinished tower outside of town you 
can complete, corzin is a character you can recruit in the dungeon of the 

If magic is NOt banned... Corzin has finished the tower and basically rules the 
kingdom, the castle has become a prison of sorts where the king sits and plans 
the resistance.  The king is recruitable as an amateur mage. Mage faction rep 
is higher.  

If magic is not banned but corzin is arrested, it is a hybrid where corzin is 
in jail but magic is allowed. The king is not recruitable, though and remains 
in power.

Obviously there are a ton of mini decisions and a lot of content writing, but 
this is just a general outline of one of the potential scenarios

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