I love this plot, so gald it came up from the depth of the citadel! So much can go horribly wrong: Romiette falls for one of the PCs, the fathers duel in the street, Julian gets abducted as retribution for the steed's death. So much goodness!
The PCs would have to work sooo hard to get these two together. Organising patries, encounters and introductions, all the while keeping this totally silent from the fathers, resulting absolute hilarity for the GM!
Mind you though, the PCs would become quite the socialites after this, and would be incredibly well armed against these situations...
Then again, the easiest solution is probably to abduct them, lock them in a room and let nature takes its course... Surely three years should be enough? Go to Comment
I really like the feel of the village, as a strong self sufficient community, with former disillusioned heros and knights, having seen the horrors of the world and retiring to a remote location.
Questions about the past are unwelcomed here...
The asylum is a really nice touch too. And I can definitely see the guild funding it.
I can also see this palce used as a horror location, with everybody in the normally peaceful asylum going homicidally insane, and the village overrun by homicidal maniacs after a demon incursion or other serious mis-happening, etc... this could be why the PCs are sent in. Find what went wrong, contain, sanitise... will they come out of it with their sanity intact?
5/5 i really like it.
PS:(the aptly named: "The Village" by M. Night Shyamalan might give an idea how the community would work, although i expect the demographic in your village will be different) Go to Comment
What about if the PC find the bugs in some loot? maybe an ancient treasure form a lost port, maybe a burial chamber. They could see that a plague is developing wherever they go, but not know why or how, this could be through rumors and at every tavern, they would hear that the last place they visited has been quarantined because of a mysterious plague!
Perhaps the eggs only kill when they hatch, and one of them is infected, giving them very little time to get to Marlifus... Go to Comment