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Offline BellaVita

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« Reply #50 on: February 11, 2012, 09:44:17 PM »
I like it, Aoife. Perhaps they take the group and end up overpowering them, leading them further into the desert? Maybe drop them off in a town that is small and not well known? The group would then have time to fight, connect, perhaps even try to trust? :)

Offline Aoife

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« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2012, 10:27:48 PM »
Alternatively, miss haughty might just have a bit of a conflict of loyalties on finding out her people are trying to kill her off. 'Proper' chase scene time and/or shared life-threatening situations to form impromptu bonds?

Online eiselmann

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« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2012, 10:40:12 PM »
Sounds good  archers have massive range advantage and because of who they are half the group will be welcoming.(the other half won't leave their princess)..getting captured may be the best way forward being escorted inot the middle of the desert to die will also be a very bonding experience no doubt. (and there are lots of things of value in a desert if you know what you're looking for--or if your people left it there)

Would prefer to have Sairin's imput before we really settle on a course of action ...but its all sounded very workable
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 10:41:13 PM by eiselmann »

Offline Aoife

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« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2012, 10:49:18 PM »
Sorry eiselmann, but I'm having a hard time understanding what you're trying to say.  Is it possible for you to clarify a little?

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2012, 10:52:42 PM »
I'm loving the idea of a splinter faction.  I hadn't actually thought about siblings for Vitoria, but given the whole drive towards reproduction between married couples, it'd make sense that there would be a large gaggle of children in and around the royal household.

My main thought consists that Victoria is the eldest, followed by a brother near her own age (year or two difference).  This brother is actually in line to inherit, being the first male member of the family.  Deeply and sullenly against his Sister's success and pull with their Father, in spite of his eventual legal ascension to the royal throne, he is seeking her death as a traitor, manufacturing evidence of troop plans and various logistical snarls that could be used to clai she was working to hand the Krytoni battle plans over to the enemy, as well as set up significant losses to Shakou forces. Overall, he seeks the affection from his Father that he resents his sister for possessing, as he would need to deeply discredit her enough to cause his Father himself to demand her capture and summary execution.

Seeing his chance, with her gone from the capital unannounced and moving deeply into Shakou territory, he presented the forged evidence and claimed that even now she was working her master-blow against the Krytoni throne, in a misguided sense of an anti-imperial mindset and the sovereignty of the Shakou state.  Despite their Father's immediate discredit of the motivations, he would eventually be forced by councilors seeded by her Brother to acknowledge the evidence, and at the very least demand her incarceration. Despite reservations, the weight of evidence eventually demands her execution, and he reluctantly signs the edict into effect and cedes the Throne to her brother, citing his deep reservations and heavy heart as time enough to step down. Wasting no time, her brother moves quickly to eliminate any contradictory evidence from the other party, and dispatches a deeply loyal, and passionately zealous unit of Krytoni Adders (internal police) to find and eliminate the 'rogue' Princess.

How it develops from here has all sorts of possibilities.

I like this idea and would roll with it~

Online eiselmann

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« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2012, 11:07:48 PM »
Sorry eiselmann, but I'm having a hard time understanding what you're trying to say.  Is it possible for you to clarify a little?

Ah sorry mis read what you wrote ...you wrote Krytoni Adders...I saw archers....and archers have some massive advantages esp when they are allowed to close in on a group which would be the case if Krytoni troops suddenly showed up.

as for this bit (and there are lots of things of value in a desert if you know what you're looking for--or if your people left it there)

Basically the Shakou would have a very good knowledge of the desert and its almost certain they know where to find water and also where to find supplies(weapons food etc) infact desert or not armies in retreat often have supplies stockpiled in known locations to aid retreating troops

hope that clarifies.

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Re: Sands of Kidnapping (Slight Humor) *Filled*
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2012, 11:22:13 PM »
And of course, the loyal body guard is going to want to have some very strong "words" with this prince, when he gets back, if you know what I mean.  >:)

Loving these ideas, by the way, especially the name of the internal security force. Sadly, I have nothing to contribute yet.


Edit:

Ooh, idea. What happens if the Shakou send some men out to see what's going on? Presumably, this exchange is noticeable, even if they can't make out too many details. They could show up just about at the same time as the Adder, and create a diversion that allows the group to escape. If we want to make it so that both sides are pretty much outcasts from their nations (I Imagine Edgar would be branded a traitor alongside the princess), maybe we could say that the guards that show up are worried that Maude, Alexander, and Sabina are defecting or working out some kind of deal  with Victoria... because, you know, they're on the losing side of the war.

Also, I ramble a lot. Apologies.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2012, 11:33:29 PM by TheHangedMan »

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2012, 11:38:17 PM »
This is all sounding good to me~ I'm not in much position to move at the moment though xD

Offline BellaVita

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« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2012, 11:43:04 PM »
lol Sairin! I just love this RP! It's going so well.. :D

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2012, 11:48:51 PM »
Haha, I agree and am glad you enjoy it~

Offline Jecht

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« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2012, 04:12:00 PM »
I'm sorry I haven't posted lately. Been busy with stuff. Ill be reading up and posting in the next couple hours.

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2012, 04:26:13 PM »
Okay No prob~

Offline Aoife

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« Reply #62 on: February 12, 2012, 06:45:45 PM »
Jecht, seems a little odd from a character perspective.

You do know she's got your sister at swordpoint, right?  A woman that is well known for martial skill and a distinct lack of mercy.

Offline BellaVita

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« Reply #63 on: February 12, 2012, 06:47:51 PM »
I think now would be the perfect time for Sairin to initiate the ambush..

Offline Jecht

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« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2012, 06:58:02 PM »
I know but he isn't exactly the brightest and he is hoping they are bluffing or they don't realize he's bluffing

Offline Aoife

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« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2012, 06:58:46 PM »
Well, I'm not killing any player characters, that's just ridiculous.  I was just commenting on how odd it seemed.

My action, were this to be 'IC' would be to stab the Princess through the leg and start her bleeding to death. Not mortal, but certainly enough to become mortal if left untreated - forcing the two gents back behind their city walls to get their sister some major medical attention, rather than stand and fight and waste time.  OOC, that's just cruel, given the nature of fun and humor hanging above everything.  It'd be hard to have a lot of sprightly fun with a character who's been critically wounded.

Then again, maybe Victoria just needs a good deal of softening from being such a total hardass all the time.

Offline Jecht

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« Reply #66 on: February 12, 2012, 07:09:07 PM »
Regardless, it was a bluff and he was hoping to get them to fall for it. Do what you want I didn't think it was that big of a deal.

Offline Aoife

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« Reply #67 on: February 12, 2012, 07:17:54 PM »
Fair enough, followed out the logic chain.  Thank heavens for le old plot devices!

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #68 on: February 12, 2012, 09:26:27 PM »
One of you can introduce the ambush. If none of you do, I'll write it in my next post~

Online eiselmann

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« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2012, 03:13:50 AM »
HI All just got home from a 16hour day at work...fun...unfortunately I'm off to sleep and then back to work...I won't be able to post for another 20 hours or so..rather than hold things up just have my character follow Alexander(he is after all the shadow of the prince) he'll also most likely ride as close to Sabrina as possible(if you want to know where to place him if our wee group flees)

Offline SairinTopic starter

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« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2012, 11:49:47 AM »
Okay, eiselmann~

Offline BellaVita

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« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2012, 09:43:30 AM »
Who are we waiting on to post?

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« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2012, 01:33:42 PM »
I don't know.

Offline Jecht

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« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2012, 02:20:09 PM »
Should someone just post? I'm not sure who is needing to post.

Offline BellaVita

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« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2012, 04:25:07 PM »
I would say probably Aoife