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Teron Palace - House Daratan Palace in Teron.

Gate[]

NPC[]

Quests[]

Palace[]

NPC[]

Quests[]

Seeking an audience[]

Approach the palace.

  • Come back later
  • Dress as a noble and talk your way in
    1. Impersonate:[3] or [2] for females
    2. Persuasion+Charisma=[13] or [12] for females
    3. Success grants audience with Antidas
  • Talk your way in
    1. Dellar gives you quests
  • Look for an alternative way in
    • Come back later
    • Approach the main entrance
    • Approach the guard by the stone wall
      • [critical strike] Kill him without attracting anyone's attention
        1. Critical Strike:[3]
      • [streetwise] "The Commander wants to see you. He said that if you're drunk again, you'll be scrubbing floors for a week"
      • Success grants entry into palace grounds
    • [Impersonate] Pretend to be a guard and go through the guard entrance.
      • Pretend to be a guard and go through the guard entrance Impersonate:[4] and item 413?
        • Success grants entry into [Guard House]
      • Else talk your way through. (Success learns the name Flavius)
        • "I'm new."
          • "I'm looking for a job. Are you saying you don't need more men?" Impersonate+Streetwise=[5]
          • "Look, I don't want to get you in trouble, but what do you think Flavius would say when he finds out that you've been turning new recruits away?" Persuasion:[4] (Trait:Infiltrator)
        • "I'm looking for a job. My father was a guardsman all his life; this is his old armor. I want to serve Daratan like my old man did. Please… " Impersonate:[3]
          • "Two gladii forming the number "II" over a burning fort on his left shoulder." Lore:[2]
        • They told me to report in today. I guess I'm early. There should be a lot more people. Impersonate+Streetwise=[5]
    • Climb over the palisade on the right side of the compound without attracting the guards' attention


Palace Grounds[]

After gaining entry

  • Quietly make your way to the corner and try to climb the roof
    • exits to [Left Compound]
  • Quietly make your way to the back of the palace and sneak to the right side of the compound
    • exits to [Right Compound]

Left Compound

[Main building wing and town wall]
  • Quietly make your way to the back of the palace and sneak to the right side of the compound
    • exits to [Right Compound]
  • [dexterity][strength] Climb to the roof
    1. Killed guard or picked lock
    • Open the lock on the window over the display room
      • Wait for the hallway to clear and make your way downstairs
        • exits to [Throne Room]
      • Examine the displays
        1. Perception:[10] or Traps:[4]
        • Success
          • Stay where you are and wait for the hallway to clear
            • exits to [Throne Room]
          • Approach the display stands
        • Failure
        • [dexterity] Roll under the bars before they lock you inside the room
          1. Dexterity<=[8]
            • exits to [Throne Room]
        • Too risky, you might not make it
          1. Find the mechanism controlling the bars. Perception:[7]
          2. Start figuring it out. Intelligence + Crafting = [8],[11]
    • Open the lock on the window over the bedroom
      1. You drop down, landing quietly on a thick carpet. The bedroom provides temporary safety as you don't expect the guards to barge in here without a good reason.

        The only objects of interests are several chests. They are unlocked and contain nothing but bed sheets, toiletries, and clothes. There is a ruby necklace on a dresser. You cut the string and pocket the gems, leaving the rest behind. There is a tractate on a side table.
      • Take a look
        • Etiquette+1 if [Etiquette]:[1]; otherwise Civil SP+5
      • You peek outside and see a guard patrolling the hallway. The bedroom is almost at the end of the hallway, so once the guard passes it, you'd have to move fast as you'd only have no more than ten heartbeats until he turns around. Of course, if the guard is dead, you won't have to worry about it.
      • [impersonate][etiquette] Find something nice to wear
      • [critical strike] Kill the guard
      • [sneak][dexterity]Make a silent run toward the stairs leading down.
        1. Go to the throne room
        2. Go into the display room
        3. Go to the dining chamber
          1. Go to the throne room
          2. Go into the display room
      • [sneak][dexterity] Make a silent run towards the stairs leading down


Right Compound

You see a [Guard House] and a [Stone Tower]
  • [sneak] Sneak into the guard house
    • Sneak:4 (or less)
      1. Success leads to [Guard House]
    • [sneak] Go outside, toward the right of the compound
  • [dexterity][strength] Climb to the second story of the guard house
  • Quietly make your way to the back of the palace and go to the east side of the compound
    1. exits to [Left Compound]
  • Investigate the stone tower
    1. exits to [Stone Tower]
Guard House

Flavius is supposed to be here

  • Take the door leading west
    1. Leads to [Passage]
  • Explore the back of the guardhouse
    • Back off quietly
    • Use this opportunity to redistribute some wealth to the needy - yourself
      1. Pick the lock. As quietly as you can. Lockpick:[3] Sneak:[3]. If Sneak is less than 3, must have Dodge:[3] or die, leads to fight against 3 unarmored guards.
  • Go upstairs
    • "Need any help?"
      • "I'd like to buy an amphora. And your dress. They seem oddly comfortable."
        • "Are you out of your mind? 250 imperials for these rags?"
        • "Here is the money."
        • [trading] "I'll give you 200. It's less than 250, but more than you'll get after you pay the guards to keep quiet about people breaking legs and extorting money. It's a good deal. Don't be greedy and take it." Trading:[4]
          1. Put them on, pick up the amphora, and go to the passage.
        • "I don't have that kind of money."
          1. Charisma<=[9] lowers to 220g
          • Pay him
          • "I still don't have enough..."
        • "We'll see about that."
      • "I need to see Lord Antidas..."
      • [Impersonate] "cause I was sent here to make sure the wine gets to the palace today, not next week, you old oaf".
      • "Alright. Let's do it the hard way. Give me your clothes and one of the amphorae. Now!"
    • Go to the tower
    • Go downstairs
Stone Tower
L1

There's an inattentive guard here

  • [critical strike] Take the guard out before he can call for help
  • Back away
L2

Flavius should be here

  • [critical strike][sneak] Take out the guards from behind, one by one, then deal with the centurion
  • (if you know Flavius' name) Greet the centurion
    • "I'm ready. Let's get it over with"
    • [persuasion] "I'm not a fighting man/woman, so you might as well order your men to cut me down and give him," nod at the guard who let you in, "a pat on the back for a job well done. If you think he deserves it." Persuasion:[4]
      1. [persuasion]+[charisma] "Like I said, I've made it this far. If fighting men could handle everything, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now, would we? To put it simply, there are certain situations where brute force isn't the best approach. A [man/woman] like me might come in handy. Persuasion+Charisma=12
      2. Success leads to [Throne Room] with Flavius' vouch for employment
    • "It's not for me. I made a mistake."
  • Quietly go to the guardhouse
Passage

There's a guard here

  • [critical strike] Lunge at him Critical strike:[4] + HP:[25] or Critical strike:[5]
    1. Critical Strike:[6]
    2. Success goes to [Throne Room]
  • (if wearing servants' armor) Bark "Is that how you salute an officer, swine? Stop eyeballing me! You're not worthy to look your superiors in the eyes. Stand straight, eyes forward! Impersonate:[4]
  • (if wearing servants' robe) Give him a tired smile of a man/woman accustomed to servitude and say "Wine for the master."
    • "Darabus. Darabus say, "Master need vine," give me amphora to carry - I carry." Impersonate:[4]
    • (if PC does not know Darabus' name) "I'm a lowly servant, lord captain. They tell me to bring food, I bring food. They tell me to bring wine, I bring wine. I don't ask why – it's not my place. Would lord captain like some wine?" Impersonate:[5]


Throne Room[]

  • (if vouched for by Flavius) "I swear my fealty to you, my Lord."
  • Show Antidas the map
    • [persuasion] I did kill a few men but they were of no use to you, my Lord. Their incompetence was putting your life in danger. Had they been properly selected and trained, I would be dead or in chains, and they would still be alive, would they not?
      1. Persuasion:[4]
    • [etiquette success] "My Lord, I beg forgiveness for my actions, but I was given little choice. I was entrusted with a tribute for you, which I was honour-bound to deliver. When the guards refused me entry, they refused you, my Lord. Is it not a sacred duty of every man to defend the honour of this lord?"
      1. Etiquette:[3]
    • [body count] Killing folks has always been easy for me. It's not a talent that many people admire, but every now and then comes a time when you want someone dead. A [man/woman] of my skills might come in handy.
      1. Bodycount:[8]

List of Checks (unsorted)

Talk to Dellar, 2. Look for an alternative way in.
  • Pretend to be a guard and go through the guard entrance Impersonate:[4] and item 413?
  • I'm looking for a job. Are you saying you don't need more men? Impersonate+Streetwise=[5]
  • I'm looking for a job. My father was a guardsman all his life; this is his old armor. I want to serve Daratan like my old man did. Please… " Impersonate:[3]
  • They told me to report in today. I guess I'm early. There should be a lot more people. Impersonate+Streetwise=[5]
  • I'm looking for a job. Are you saying you don't need more men?" Persuasion:[4]
  • "Two gladii forming the number "II" over a burning fort on his left shoulder." Lore:[2]
  • Go outside, toward the right side of the compound. Sneak:[3]
  • Pick the lock. As quietly as you can. Lockpick:[3] Sneak:[3]
  • cause I was sent here to make sure the wine gets to the palace today, not next week, you old oaf. Impersonate:[4]
  • I'll give you 200. It's less than 250, but more than you'll get after you pay the guards to keep quiet about breaking people legs and extorting money. It's a good deal. Don't be greedy and take it. Trading:[4]
  • Lunge at him. Critical strike:[4] + HP:[25] or Critical strike:[5]
  • Bark "Is that how you salute an officer, swine? Stop eyeballing me! You're not worthy to look your superiors in the eyes. Stand straight, eyes forward!Impersonate:[4]
  • Darabus. Darabus say "Master need vine", give me amphora to carry - I carry.Impersonate:[4]
  • "I'm a lowly servant, lord captain. They tell me to bring food, I bring food. They tell me to bring wine, I bring wine. I don't ask why – it's not my place. Would lord captain like some wine?" Impersonate:[5]
  • Kill him without attracting anyone's attention. Critical strike:[3]
  • "The Commander wants to see you. He said that if you're drunk again, you'll be scrubbing floors for a week." Streetwise:[3]
  • Climb over the wall. Sneak:[3]
  • Use the Rope with grappling hook. Throwing:[3]
  • Wait for the guard to pass you, get behind him, and kill him. Sneak+Critical strike=[6] + HP:[25] or Sneak+Critical strike=[7]
  • Pick a lock and jump down. Lockpick:[3]
  • Fall as silently as possible. Dexterity+Sneak=12
  • Kill the guard. Critical strike:[3] + HP:[25] or Critical strike:[4]
  • Examine the displays. Perception:[10] or Traps:[4]
  • Roll under the bars before they lock you inside the room. Dexterity:[9]
  • Find the mechanism controlling the bars. Perception:[7]
  • Start figuring it out. Intelligence + Crafting = [8],[11]
  • Mantra scroll Lore:[7]
  • Look for a way to open the chest. Perception:[7]
  • Find something nice to wear. Impersonate +Etiquette = [5]
  • Make a silent run toward the stairs leading down. [Dexterity]]+Sneak=12
  • The room on the right. Sneak:[4]
  • Take out the guards from behind, one by one, then deal with the centurion. Sneak+Critical strike=[7]
  • "I'm not a fighting <man/woman>, so you might as well order your men to cut me down and give him," nod at the guard who let you in, "a pat on the back for a job well done. If you think he deserves it. Persuasion:[4]
  • "Like I said, I've made it this far. If fighting men could handle everything, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now, would we? To put it simply, there are certain situations where brute force isn't the best approach. A <man/woman> like me might come in handy. Persuasion+Charisma=12
  • "I swear to serve you, your cause, and House Daratan faithfully, never cause you harm and will observe my homage to you completely against all persons in good faith and without deceit. Etiquette:[3]
  • Killing folks has always been easy for me. It's not a talent that many people admire, but every now and then comes a time when you want someone dead. A <man/woman> of my skills might come in handy. Bodycount:[8]
  • I did kill a few men but they were of no use to you, my Lord. Their incompetence was putting your life in danger. Had they been properly selected and trained, I would be dead or in chains, and they would still be alive, would they not? Persuasion:[4]


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