Sorry for crowding the site with yet another stupid question.
Here is what I wonder about. (Spoilers first the 1st and the 2nd game are welcome).
In the Choice of Romance there was a possibility to increase reputation through being discreet, increase subtlety on several occasions and to increase intelligence on one (that I know of) occasion. And, is you were to become the royal concubine (reputation suffered), there was a chance to choose what stat to increase (as I see it, as a compensation for the reputation drop). But if you manage to dispose of the Consort, there is no such possibility, and you proceed to the next part instantly.
I’ve only just started Choice of Intrigues with very high Subtlety, average Charm, above average intelligence and above average Reputation. I’m also on good terms with de Vega. And I already see that the character’s life is going to be difficult.
- Does Charm play important role in keeping the ruler’s eye on you? It is interesting since there is always a possibility to have just 25% Charm in the 1st part (strange how the ruler still falls for you. “Anything that moves”, indeed).
- Is magic stat vital (it is the lowest stat I have) to the plot?
- Is keeping your opinion to yourself and being modest going to be as useful as it was previously, or do you have to be more open with your affections and dislikes?