Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

ragnarol
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Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby ragnarol » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:53 am

I think its a good idea to open a thread to discuss the latest advances on the FS timeline. :)

Just finished reading the Towns Crier report and this are my comments/questions!

- So, Emperor Alexius is still unmarried? I would have expected him to have married and have a successor.
- Lady Theafanalost in Simbiot space and thought dead? That could raise a lot of questions by itself, and is probably one of the best adventure hooks in a while! Recover her relics, recover her body, find her alive, find her alive an unwilling simbiont, find her alive and willingly simbiont!
- Salandra expedition to Vuldrok space, what was she looking for there?
- Prince Hyram sadness for Lady Theafana? Did I miss something about their relationship?
- A new potential sect of anti-technological zealots. Interesting, and they claim to have contact with a new Empyrean inteligence!
- And Pandemonium still on the spot light, Erian was closed to find the Profet first world, and this new Li Halan lady is also in quest for the Profet.

In summary, a report full of interesting data, that leaves you waiting for more!

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby Dulahan » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:07 pm

No lie. I'm more than a little bit disappointed that the step to either Marry off Alexius, or freeze the setting at an earlier year wasn't taken. Even not married by the time the 2e books took place was starting to stretch belief in a noble society. Not the least of which for a new emperor. an Heir is a must!

Hopefully if comes out he's got a few illegitimate ones. Or a secret marriage somewhere.

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby ragnarol » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:52 am

The latest sourcebooks (spies & revolutionaries and heretics & outsiders) seem to hint the possibility of a heir already there.

But yes I guess a marriage is a must!

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby Dulahan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:02 am

But that's the thing, it was a MUST 17 years ago! Now it's just beyond ridiculously overdue. Especially for the founder of an Imperial Line. I mean, that was a huge part of the First Emperor, no heir. Heir and a Spare is just, well, key in such a situation. Even more so since Alexius is obviously trying to split from the Hawkwood line and be Emperor for all Houses.

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby ragnarol » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:35 am

What if Alexius is virtually immortal? Clones, mind backups, he is really an AI, or a empyrean/clipoth entity in body form... And no one knows, that will made the need of heir less, but it will still arise discord... But maybe other key players (princes) know and are ok with it?

Just wondering here. ;)

Maybe Teaflana knew too much and had to be put down, conveniently sacrificing herself in the war against the symbionts

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby Dulahan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 pm

That's so beyond heresy it's not funny! Ever came out I doubt he'd hold power for long at all.

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby Grummore » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:21 pm

It could simply lead to an important adventure where all noble Houses would demand his destitution since he can't fully plan a peaceful future for the Known Worlds.

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby OccumsRazor » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:34 am

First off; let me say.....

Wo Ho!!!!!! Life is back to the forums! YEH!!! New Material! From Bill and Andrew no less.

Now on to commenting on content.

The Chosen of Zhun. Love it.
I'm interested in hearing what the Lord of Sudania and the Lucise Marches, Marquis Kovann Trusnikron, thinks of the up start sect. Is he supporting them as a way to strike back against the Decados? Worried about their influence in his fief? Did he help organize the movement? Is he concerned that this could result in renewed conflict between his fief and the Decados sent to squash the outlaw sect? Or is that just what he wants and has allied with the sects leaders (and perhaps another faction Rooks or Mutasih) to ambush the Decados response forces...... Or is that to insidious a plan for the Trusnikron?

Ganara Glee is a neat side piece. I've always thought that the Li Halon would/should showcase small troupes of traveling Vorox. Highlighting the civility and education they provide this otherwise savage race of course. The fact that Ganara was so impressive as to be given Guild membership and contracts to travel beyond the Garden worlds is impressive.

Sorry to hear about the death of Theafana. She was one of my favorites. (Have Andrew and Bill been watching Game of Thrones.... How many more favorites have to die? And potentially come back to life? As zombie copies of themselves? In league with a long dreaded enemy?)

Yes; still without an heir. Interesting, however I'd suspect that he has some kind of succession plan established with the electors in the houses, church, and guilds. If only to placate them. I'd suspect that whoever is next up for the throne needs to be approved of by the electors (Otherwise what good are those scepters after his ascension? Is he setting up the Imperial Throne to be an elected position? How third republican of him. 8-)

Salandra Decados in Barbarian space? To what ends! And a Vuldrok Shield Maiden under BB protection at a Theafana's funeral? Are the Battle Brother looking into the Vuldrok/Symbiot war? Heretical Rune Crafting to protect the Stigmata gate? Was that what our favorite Garrison Commander was after? (Wait... Who's the new Garrison Commander?)

To many possibilities, to many potential conspiracies, YAY!!!! All this over just three new pages of original material. Can't wait to see what is next. In the meantime this creates so many personal projects back to my mind... Their may need to be some new home brew posts....

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby The Kurgan » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:04 pm

The scarce information we have doesn't preclude the existence of a heir, in fact my favorite theory is that Alexius has one or several being raised up in secret to avoid interference from the myriad of factions.

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Re: Towns Crier's - Guild Novemeber 2017

Postby Dulahan » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:52 am

Just noticed a possible heir hint from the earliest days of the setting when I just happened to decide to take a gander at Sinners & Saints last night (A book I've owned, but rarely looked at since NPC and Adventure books aren't really my thing... I just bought everything Fading Suns because I loved it) and low and behold?

Alicia Silvers (I think alicia that is, or was Alicia her mother? All from memory late last night)

At that sourcebook's time a 15-16 year old that has an awfully convenient time of birth and whom apparently gets a lot of second glances from older Hawkwoods. Had a pretty crappy situation growing up since her mom died, and someone else took over her mom's fief (She's illegitimate, so...) and took her as a Ward and intended to marry her off to his awful son. She ran away at 15 by selling some stolen silverware, now wandering the jumpweb. Pretty typical Princess backstory and all! Downright Disneyish!

Naturally it's left open enough it could easily not be true. But I'd say an NPC from that early in the setting probably had some real backstory planned for her. Maybe she's finalyl been named Heir and we just haven't been told? Or another? Because I feel a named Heir would go a long way to making some of the progression of time a bit more believable since the setting wasn't frozen at a date.


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