Jason’s thoughts so far: The social conflict mechanics are definitely something foreign to me. I’m used to having the autonomy of deciding what my character thinks and feels. I understand why the mechanic exists and it’s usefulness. As people our feeling about each other and our world view is something that can be manipulated, not always in a bade way though.
Adapting to this shouldn’t be an issue, I’m just concerned that my character would be manipulated to the point that effectively I am no longer playing my character. I’m sure their are rules to account for that, I just need to read up on this topic. Louis (hope I spelled that right) great job on making your character.
Dutifully Striking Blades(DSB) thoughts so far: She is trying to assess who she can trust so far. Olivia’s story doesn’t match up. To DSB this is the biggest thing to happen since Autochthon left creation. Yet Olivia is sent here on what she describes as a fools errand? If her boss really wanted her dead why would he send her somewhere where she is on guard? Given her disposition she wouldn’t be wearing armor without a reason. It would be much easier to poison her or just shoot her in the back. One thing DSB treats as a fact is that the gremlins had help from someone on Creation to facilitate this crossing, or Autochthon has a traitor. Olivia knew about this crossing yet they didn’t stop to greet her and she and her companion fought against the gremlins. Could she and her companion want to intercept the artifacts? Yet she does seem friendly so far.
As for Mika, he follows DSB commands and fought bravely against the gremlins, however without the ability to talk to Mika directly assessing his worthiness is in doubt.
As for DSB’s feelings towards Mithril, he could be a traitor that led the gremlins here. It’s entirely possible that the gremlins disposed of him once his usefulness has expired. Yet he activated his
chemical fog generator to get away from Olivia.
His name and description match the warrant out for his questioning. [ Just remembered, I don’t know about that ] However if Mithril really was a traitor helping the gremlins enter creation why attack an expo and risk bringing attention to such an amazing event. Mithril also mentioned meeting a gemless person before. How can that be?
And what is this mysterious female voice that keeps mentioning that we shouldn’t forget to add in our “wound penalties”? Creation is a strange land.