The matriarchal throne of Acellia will descend to the ravishing young princess Ariadne (or Ari, as she likes to be called) as soon as her mother dies. Needless to say, Ari can exert a certain amount of influence over the male (and possibly even female) characters of the party. She has everything: stunningly good looks, sharp brains and oodles of power: sheâs going to be a Queen.
The only drawback is that she doesnât want to be a Queen. All that waving and being courteous? Ari wants to be an adventurer and really doesnât give a toss about what her ministers think. Sheâs certainly got attitude. Just not the conventional one that everyone wants her to have.
Thatâs why Ari has implored upon her friends (the PCs) to rescue her from her predicament. Abduction is the only answer. Itâs up to the PCs to figure out exactly how to carry it off, bearing in mind that Ari is very well guarded.
However, one or two of the PCs are under the (very good) pay of someone else, and Ari isnât paying anything. This mysterious someone else has reassured the PCs that he and Ari are deeply in love, and thatâs the real reason she wants to escape. The PCs should abduct her and bring her to him. These PCs will be smugly thinking they know more than anyone else in the party, but if they propose the idea to Ari it will be met with sheer repugnance. The enigmatic third person was lying. The PCs must choose between helping the princess and the rather large reward which would otherwise await them.