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Barbarian Horde's comment on 2004-03-06 10:20 PM
I quite like this...it will get put into my game quite as soon as I can manage. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2004-06-24 06:29 AM
That is a possible option: making him target of a few 'accidents', or outright assasination attempts, and let him hire the PC's for protection. And later, when it is finally clear someone is after him, but it is not clear why, comes the letter.

The letter might be only used in case they can't find out (but have enough of other clues).

Now that I think of it, there sure wouldn't be words "Go and kill him.". There might be anything from "visit my husband" to some sort of a code. But innocent words or not, a letter containing such a wealth will be suspicious. Is a clue, I hope. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2006-01-29 05:12 AM
And I am more than happy you have put it to good use. Always glad to see that.


It is also an interesting twist you write about, guaranteed to cause more chaos. ;)

Aside, if there is a fitting character or you find it convenient, they may have a dream of the spirits of the lovers, how they have met and became one again. Or something else. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-04-08 08:02 AM
Thank you all for the compliments. Keep doing them. :)


Now, a child could complicate things indeed, making a good reason why the young man wants to survive, and adding yet more drama to the plot - but also mix it up even more. The wetnurse could turn out to be one killer; the child might be kidnapped; or some particularly cruel/deranged murderer could just decide to kill the child as well (though it of course isn't in the contract).

Should Malen die, and baby survive, the PCs will be responsible for it. Given it's large inheritance, there will be more plot hooks attached. Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-11-08 01:25 PM
Thank you! And thanks to dark_dragon as well - actually, to all those that left the HoHs and high votes. *bows* Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2007-12-31 06:14 AM
Geeze, there was a time when I've actually written up a few of those NPCs!

Sample killers:
Brisson, the Red-Handed - was already hanged for several murders
Kadun, the Psychotic Minstrel - sneaks into the favor of people, then kills them (usually with poison), and sings an eulogy at the funeral as their friend
Odkuas the Weird - arranges three "accidents", then leaves if the target survives
Kalko - the very inept and greedy son of a known assassin Kaldo (daddy might be still angry if someone kills him)
Hartman - actually twin brothers, they act as one to confuse the victim and get an alibi; experienced contract killers, like to use the sword
Gamlar - a spellcaster, uses magic for approach and escape, usually kills with a knife; may impersonate somebody to get close

Other NPCs and red herrings:
- Adam the butler, and Horoskop the gardener, both innocent, but could be impersonated by some of the killers
- Tobias the lawyer - has some pieces of the puzzle, but is not willing to cooperate
- Pol, the delivery boy - has partial information (2-3 addresses), threats of cash will help him to remember Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2008-01-01 07:17 AM
Hint: it would be really nice to know how it went. :D Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2010-11-11 04:02 PM
Many thanks! That is the greatest compliment of all! Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2011-07-16 02:21 PM
Perhaps she cared a little too much. (Check also the section 'The Beauty or The Beast?'.)

Anyway, your alternative is very valid, and makes things even more confusing for the poor heroes. Thanks! Go to Comment
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-01-28 09:13 AM
Excellent!
I love it!
I was wondering what it could be all about when I saw the title. Go to Comment
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gottgen's comment on 2004-02-04 12:43 AM
Great work!
I might make the change that Malen, himself, doesn't know why people are trying to kill him. He then becomes a deranged paranoid looking to the adventurers for protection...until they see one of his assailants.
It's like a 1930's Film Noir movie with fantasy adventurers standing in for Humphrey Bogart. I love it and I will be using it. Thank you! Go to Comment
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Skyblue's comment on 2004-01-31 11:24 PM
Absolutly Perfect! it's an awesome plot and one of the best ones i've read here. Good work!!! Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-24 03:20 AM
Awesome...mouth agape, I must applaud. again, how is it possible to give 6/5?
But Malen will know, as he received one letter that was undeliverable... Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2007-12-31 10:14 AM
I ran it once, it was great. I wish to run it again some day, with a different team. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2004-07-18 02:26 PM
Very good, I love this story plot. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2006-01-23 05:25 PM
I love this too...a girl who wants her loved one to join her in the afterlife. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-11-07 02:01 PM
Added to favorites, I will re-read this and add a comment and vote tomorrow. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2007-11-08 09:12 AM
Simply... ::Stamp of Greatness:: ....enough said.

And an HoH to go with that. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2011-04-15 09:44 AM
Yeah, tell us how it went. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2007-04-07 06:28 PM
An old favourite. I just re-read it and I still like it! Go to Comment
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