Setting Background: Earth is a water world where nearly all land consists of floating islands that float for reasons that cannot be established even with -wises, and where airship construction is easier than it should be for those same reasons. The Namorians have an influential culture which has swallowed up several nations already. They are coming, and our story takes place on a group of about 10 small Islands, each individually sovereign, that are directly in the path of the expanding juggernaught.
Cast of Characters, burned using pauld's excellent online character burner, with BITs from emails and not necessarily the final version:
Concept/Bio: A member of the Laputan Noble Family who never really had time for Court and learned to create instead. The coming assimilation has shaken him from his lassitude.
Lifepaths: Born Noble, Lead to City Dweller, Apprentice (City), Journeyman (City), Master Craftsman (City)
-Laputa must make it through the coming Namorian assimilation on top. Only I have the vision to see us through, and my rise to power starts with inserting myself back into our Court
-The High Order is the Islands' best bet to deal with the Namorians. Iain assures me the first step to putting them in charge is dealing with Wulf and Crom
-Ladislas has no sense of serious government. I will help Zarag remove him from consideration
-Never walk away from an argument
-Bribe first, talk later.
-Always leave a weak point in airships I fix up.
Traits: Mark of Privilege, Broken In, Made Man, Ambitious, Back Breaking Labor, Charismatic, Proud
Name: Jarok the Traitor
Concept/Bio: Third son of the noble family on the island nation of Laputa. Evicted from the High Order of Sorcery after an accusation of betrayal. Currently a Rouge Sorcerer in the employment of the Laputa noble family.
Lifepaths: Born Noble, Arcane Devotee, Lead to Noble Court, Court Sorcerer, Lead to Outcast, Rogue Wizard
-Laputa must be protected at all costs by exposing Iain, Wulf, and Crom
-I will have Power and ally myself with whoever can provide it
-Belief 3 [pretty sure this turned into something like "don't let Damasa throw Laputa into war]
-Over use Ugly Truth
-Always blend in environment
-Always have staff on person
Traits: Mark of Privilege, Base Humility, Inscrutable, Spooky, Gifted,
Order Savvy, Grudgekeeper
Concept/Bio: Zarag is the main doctor for the nobles of Laputa. To help ensure that a strong leader is in charge when the Namorian conflict begins, he will help weed out the weaker nobles from the line of succession. Complications during surgery turns out to be a leading cause of death in Laputa, or at least it will become one.
Lifepaths: Born Noble, Lead to Noble Court, Torturer, Student (Noble Court), Court Doctor
-Make sure that there is a strong leader in charge of Laputa to handle negotiations with the Namorians, Ladislas is weak and must be removed.
-Always hide in the shadows
-Always have a scalpel
Traits: Mark of Privilege, Unsavory Madman, Incomprehensible Diagnosis, Proud
Name: Lasin, Chaplain to the Court
Concept/Bio: Religious Duelist
Lifepaths: Born Noble, Religious Acolyte, Lead to Religious, Priest, Lead to Noble Court, Chaplain (Noble Court)
-The Namorian religion is one of idolatry and corruption. I will meet with the local missionaries and determine who can be saved amongst them.
-Damasa, takes the teachings to excess. I will temper his rash outbursts be seeing him sent away from the court
-The order is seeking to use the conflict as a means to gain more power. Keep them in their place
-The Staff and Bow are the tools of my station. Keep them safe, keep them near.
-Always perform the rituals before a duel (ritual linked faith test)
-Keep an ear out for when my services might be required.
Traits: Mark of Privilege, Tonsured, Vested, Faithful [, Grudgekeeper]
Concept/Bio: Noble court lady with marital designs
Lifepaths: Born Noble, Young Lady (Noble), Lady, Lead to Noble Court, Courtier
-Laputa can be the strongest of the ten islands with my help and should have the most influence after the take over. I will put myself in a better position of influence by seducing Ladislas
-A merge between Vaness and Laputa is not in Laputa or my best interest. I will "convince" Validis to stop pushing the merge.
-The best way to gain power is to take advantage of your strengths and others weakness. I will finish my discussion with Lasin on how to best utilize the religious difference to attain more influence for Laputa
-Always listen for my name to be spoken by someone else
-Never go to an event without being properly dressed
Traits: Mark of Privilege, Rapier Wit, Charming, Scheming, Proud
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