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"Wake up," said a low voice.

The prince blinked awake, confused. His bedchambers were still dark, no candles were lit. The curtains had been drawn, though, allowing in light from the yellowed moon. Thin clouds arched above and below it, giving it the look of a monstrous, glaring eye. A disapproving look from God.

"Get up, Athalus," said the low voice again. The prince turned to find the wizard, Salazar, leaning over his bed, his gaunt face framed by black hair streaked with silver.

"What are you-?" asked the prince, but the wizard grabbed him by the nightshirt and dragged him upright with surprising strength.

"We don't have time," said Salazar, "We have to get out of the palace."

The prince felt a prickle of fear crawl up his neck.

"What has happened? Where is Ranar?" he asked.

"Ranar is dead. And the rest of your guard," said the wizard, "Your father will be dead before long. You must come with me."

"How?" gasped the prince.

"Your uncle has returned."

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Basic idea here is a the legitimate heir to the throne is on the run from his usurper uncle. Players will form the party around the prince- his body guard, advisors, friends, etc- as he flees from the assassins of the usurper and plots his next move. Raise a rebellion? Contract with mercenaries to take back his throne? Ally with a foreign power? Court the Dark Powers in a quest for revenge?

This would be an original fantasy setting we'd flesh out as we'd play.

I'd like for a player who is not me to play the prince himself (or princess herself, the scene above is not set in stone, just window dressing. This RP can be called crownless queen!). I'd also like to work out backstory between many of the characters as part of the process of creating Character Sheets, since some- perhaps most- of the characters would have been in the orbit of the royal court in one way or another.

Any takers?
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interdasted

could do the heir, or perhaps a cleric advisor or something of the sort
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Brainstorming a character right now. Would you be open to someone playing the Prince’s asshole uncle? No worries if not.
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Possibly interested. I'll keep my eye on this. No real ideas yet, but I don't have much interest for playing the prince[ss].
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Would you be open to someone playing the Prince’s asshole uncle? No worries if not.


Yes, but probly not as a primary character.
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I'd be willing to give this a go.
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Few more and we'll get an OOC started.
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@Flagg Slightly confused. You mention the prince's bodyguard is dead, but then you also suggest them as an option as a playable archetype. But otherwise I'll keep an eye on this, maybe.

EDIT: Also, I don't think other players should be playing the Prince/Princess' uncle. I feel both of them should be GM characters only IMO.
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@Flagg Slightly confused. You mention the prince's bodyguard is dead, but then you also suggest them as an option as a playable archetype. But otherwise I'll keep an eye on this, maybe.


Good point. That whole scene is more window dressing than set-in-stone. Also, the wizard might be wrong and members of the guard may have survived.

Bodyguards of the prince are def playable. How characters survived the coup will be a part of the CS process.
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Good point. That whole scene is more window dressing than set-in-stone. Also, the wizard might be wrong and members of the guard may have survived.

Bodyguards of the prince are def playable. How characters survived the coup will be a part of the CS process.


Perhaps the prince and other royals directing the story coule be co-GMs of sort
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