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
OK, ran this one yesterday. I did modify it a bit to work for a PW, but I must say, one of my best events ever. It was completely amazing. Basically came down to three hours of pure role play, they only had a few fights. Decided to have him hire the party to track down the assassins by going through the contacts that the letters had been delivered to, instead of having them delivered to the assassins outright. They then had to bribe the contacts in various ways to get to the assassins (That was quite interesting...one of the party members *coughs* slept with a contact for the info...), and then find a way to get the assassin not to do the job. Ended up paying one off with even more then he got to do the job, killing one, and catching the third in the act of trying to kill the man. They did ultimately kill her, but due to the actions of one party member, the man did wind up dead. That actually put a great twist on it, as now that party member is in jail for being suspected of being one of the assassins! Going to make his trail in to an event, as well.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing idea...I did credit you in the sign up for it, too. ;) Go to Comment
Medieval Britons didn't write contracts. Instead, men making agreements would clap their knives onto an altar and recite the agreement three times to seal a deal. Even after the Normans introduced written contracts, British nobles would wrap the parchment around a knife to authenticate it.