One thing I did want to mention about 2b was the apparent lack of your family during the Antari situation. Your siblings/mother are only mentioned during your down time, and considering how they introduced themselves, I’d think they would have some words to say about your choices, no?
I think I might go back and tweak some of that text, but I don’t want to expand the chapter much further than it already is.
is it possible to have a massive thriving trade city by the end of the game also kind of related if you befriend the elf diplomate (Can’t really remember them) could it be possible to have trade relations with them even if it is only them arriving at a port selling their stuff then leaving
If you’re referring to the barony: unlikely. It takes decades to build up a city. Given how small our barony is, I doubt we even have the space for a settlement that big anyway. Also, the bulk of Takaran-Tierran trade already occurs in the cities of Castermaine, Crittenden, and Leoniscourt.
Also, it’s heavily implied that Cassius doesn’t actually hold that much pull with Takara. For example, they didn’t even bring him to the treaty negotiation. It’s heavily implied that they only sent him here as an excuse to get him out of Takara for a time; presumably because of some sort of scandal.
Cataphrak did say that one of the major improvements might turn our barony into a thriving market town, however, so there’s that. From his blog:
(Keep in mind that this was nearly a year ago.)
It will be even hard enough to turn a backwater small village in the middle of nowhere into a small bustling town. At most I would think, we might be able to turn the Barony into something like Castle Cary in Somerset or some small town in Devon.
Yeah, I thought this might have been the reason for their non-appearance, but i don’t think it has to be too much as is. maybe have it be a few lines at most, or just one choice when first deciding what to do with the refugees the first time.
Question on if our MC goes Tierran politics. If I were to be the Ned Stark of Aetoria and be honorable and truthful at every turn how fast would I get killed or would I just find myself disgraced or blackmailed and head home?
3000 crowns you’ll be dead within 6 months.
5000 says I find out King Miguel is in an incestuous relationship with his sister by climbing up a tower and catching them in the act
Wulfram seems to be the Ned Stark of this game.
Anyway, smart people don’t murder their political enemies. A lot of people compare political games and stories to ASOIAF, but if you look more closely at the ASOIAF series you realize that most of its infamous murders and betrayals actually backfire tremendously.
If it came off that way sorry. I think it was just getting me interested because you do know you’ve been in a feud for a couple of months. Also I agree that the way to deal with the two is a bit over the top, but I at the same time I can feel that he is covering his bases in case anything go awry. And the horsewhipping is only if you want to end the feud as well ASAP for a little more damage to your rep. I think whats got me excited is that it still is its own story away from the national stage of the Cortes, and with how Cata writes stories each is in its own way viable for example the disgraced path.
On a side note how do you"hope" to deal with the roadsmen?
You’d probably just find yourself regarded as - at worst - a minor, forgettable figure no one cares about, honestly. Being honorable and truthful in and of itself seems more like “Refusing to do anything that would gain me any influence” (depending on how you take it) - like some kind of cynical/misanthropic version of Mr. Smith goes to Washington, not A Game of Thrones.
I though Cunaris was the Ned Stark of the game, but I digress.
I highly doubt we are going to be killed if we act honourable in Aetoria. Aetoria, in my opinion, isn’t King’s Landing, where political intrigue was at its highest and one false move would doom the heroes. As @Elfwine, maybe we become irrelevant, as Hartigan warned us that the MC’s reputation can easily get thrown out the window if we partake in Cortes. But otherwise, we’ll be fine, worse case scenario is we returned to the same political position as the lower baron houses (since we don’t have connection, wealth,etc…)
You are right in this regard, but I meant, if things go the way they go and he becomes Councillor-Militant, I just have this feeling we are going to say goodbye to Cunaris by the next game (my opinion).
Next you’ll tell me Cunaris becomes king of Tierra (putting this in spoiler in case people has not watched the last season of Game of Thrones and hence won’t get this reference.)
Puts hands over my ears
NAH NAH NAH NAH, I can’t hear you. (Yes, that’s how much I want to avoid Cunaris’s death).
Cunaris is Ned Stark if Ned Stark had enough sense to stay in the North.
Probably, but old age will likely do him in instead of political intrigue. Cunaris’s death is a necessity if the MC wishes to advance any higher in the Dragoons (Renard’s might be as well. Unless either he or Cunaris decides to abdicate command in favour of the MC for some reason, which is unlikely.)
No, no, no Renard is Ned. The duke is Bran.
What I think is Paul going to keep yummy carrot be it wealth title offices power etc. And for each of them we’re going to have to keep on doing progressively more morally complicit things with intense long-term repercussions we don’t see yet.
I do very much see a lot of Cunaris as old Ned but Renard is basically young Ned before Robert’s Rebellion. “The Dragoon is of Cunaris it deserves better than a butcher”
I’m really anxious to see how a high RTI influence stat - and all the choices and acts that go along with it - goes.
I hope in next update, on character creation we can have a choice where the mother is death and we have an estranged relationship with our brother and sister.
Not an American, so no.