Quest Name: The Incident (Pirates & Nobles war allegiance quest)
Approach Name: A Summit for Peace
Primary Hero: Monarch
* requires Reception Hall
- choice: retrieve the sword yourself or send the servant
- order the servant to get your sword
- do important things while waiting for your sword
- get your sword from the servant
- test the new sword
- confront the master swordsmith about the broken sword
- talk to royal advisor about the guild behaviour
- choice: prepare fresh fruit or gourmet hors d’oeuvres
- get 3 boar meat and 3 cheese
- discuss security arrangements with the lieutenant
- request a song from each musician at the main gate
- choose a musician to hire
- choice: show of might or covert confidence for the security
- go to town square, then survey the talent
- hire a greeter
- give the food to the servant
- get a status report from the royal advisor
- take a bath in seawater or wildflower water
- wait for news of arrivals
- ask royal advisor about Tredonian arrival
- greet the Tredonians at the forest
- welcome the Guild Lord (surly or gracious option)
- escort the Tredonians to the Reception Hall
- greet the Aarbyvillians at the beach
- welcome the Dread Captain (surly or gracious option)
- escort the Aarbyvillians to the Reception Hall
- announce the start of the summit (self-interaction)
- continue the summit
- attend the gift giving ceremony at Town Square
- receive gift from the Guild Lord
- receive gift from the Dread Captain
- call your sunset macaw
- send parrot treasure hunting
- wait for your parrot to return
- lock up the musician in the interrogation chair
- test out the interrogation chair
- pick up the interrogation chair from the village
- return to town square
- return to the Reception Hall
- question Admiral Horus Mandrake
- question Blacksail Korbin Ravenscar
- wait for people to leave the Reception Hall
- discuss strategy with the royal advisor
This quest only comes up if you have completed the Ominous Tides quest, and it allows you to gain pirate or guild allegiance. This walk-through will demonstrate gaining guild allegiance, but to gain pirate allegiance you would need to make the opposite choices. If you make a blend of guild and pirate choice throughout the quest, you can keep your kingdom neutral.
The quest began at 3 pm, and the king’s first objective was to decide if he should pick up his new sword himself, or send the servant to collect it. He ordered the servant to collect the sword, then set about taking care of his daily responsibilities. He wrote a treaty of ongoing peace, then went to the forest clearing to sic a parrot on the guild emissary. After returning home and cooking some seed porridge, it was time for the king to get his sword from the servant.
The next quest objective was to test out the new sword, which can be done with the training dummy or through sparring or duelling with an opponent. The king used the new sword on his training dummy and the sword broke. He decided to sleep for a few hours before taking care of his next quest objective, which was to confront the master swordsmith about the broken sword. He went to Town Square at midnight to talk to her about it.
His next quest objective was to talk to the royal advisor about the guild behaviour. The king decided to dig for treasure at the Town Square and got smacked by the pit beast. He made several more holes, trying to encounter the pit beast again while covered in its scent. After three tries, he finally got snatched by the beast and dragged into the pit to fight. During the struggle, the king had a choice to fight or take cover. He took cover and found the Doomsword hilt.
Dawn broke before the king made it back to the castle. He cooked an early breakfast for himself and passed a few hours reading a book. Then he took care of his daily responsibilities and spoke to the royal advisor about the guild behaviour.
The next quest objectives were to make appropriate arrangements for the peace summit the king would host for the pirates and nobles. The king needed to choose what kind of food to prepare, and he selected gourmet hors d’oeuvres for the menu. The king also needed to discuss security arrangements with the lieutenant and request a song from each musician waiting at the main gate.
The king needed 3 boar meat and 3 cheese for the summit menu, so he headed to the forest to hunt just after noon. While he was in the forest, he met two strange guys asking for “personages of historical significance,” so the king directed them to the castle of course. He got a totally excellent map piece from them as they ran back into the woods a short time later. The king went to the village shoppe next. He was able to buy all the cheese he needed, but the shoppe was low on boar meat.
When he returned from the village, the king requested a song from each of the musicians waiting at the main gate. The woman from Tredony was certainly the best, so the king hired her to perform for the guests at the peace summit. He took some time to chat with his servant before dinner, then met with the lieutenant to go over the security arrangements. The king needed to choose how security should be handled, and he wanted to make a show of force to make sure everyone felt safe.
The next quest objective was to sample the talent at town square, to find someone who could make the guests feel at home during their stay. The king was completely exhausted, so he went to bed and slept until just after 5 am. He went hunting again but failed to get more boar meat. He returned to the castle and cooked a meal for himself. Then he spotted his son and socialized with the boy for a while before sending him shopping. The king took care of his dailies while his son went shopping.
After his work was finished, the king went to town square to survey the talent. Two women were waiting near the well and the king needed to check them both out. The woman from Aarbyville looked exactly like the king’s great-grandmother, so he picked the woman from Tredony and hired her to be the greeter for the summit. The prince had returned from the shoppe, so the king collected the last of the boar meat he needed and took the food to the servant.
The next quest objective was to get a status report from the royal advisor. The king spoke with her in the throne room and was instructed to bathe in seawater or wildflower water prior to the guests arriving for the summit. The king selected the wildflower water and enjoyed a hot bath. His next objective was to wait for news of the arrivals. He brewed and drank some regular Royale Crowne in the cask, then received news that the Tredonians had arrived. The king’s next objective was to ask the royal advisor about the Tredonians. Then he went to greet them.
The king met the Tredonians at the forest and gave a gracious greeting to the Guild Lord, then took a moment to get to know the Admiral and the Guild Lord’s heir. His next objective was to escort the group to the reception hall. Just as they arrived at the castle, the royal advisor informed him that the Aarbyvillians had arrived and were waiting at the beach. The king decided to sleep and grab a bite to eat before dealing with them. He gave a surly salutation to the Dread Captain, then escorted the Aarbyvillians to the Reception Hall right around 6 am.
The next quest objective was to announce the start of the summit. The two parties exchanged gifts with each other and the king needed to continue the summit by making the next announcement. The second stage of the summit was the gift giving ceremony, where both parties present gifts to the host. The king needed to go to Town Square to receive the gifts from the Tredonian and Aarbyvilian guests. (The Town Square is decorated in a noble theme to demonstrate the allegiance at this point in the quest.)
The king’s next quest objectives were to receive a gift from each of the foreign representatives. The Guild Lord gave him an interrogation chair and encouraged him to test out the one on display at Town Square. The Dread Captain presented the king with a sunset macaw, and he needed to send the parrot treasure hunting. While he waited for the bird to return, he had to lock up the musician and test out the interrogation chair. He used a combination of tickling, dousing with water, and showing the mysterious box to the musician until he could interrogate her. He got some free spices from her and his next quest objective was to pick up the free interrogation chair from the village.
The king took care of his daily responsibilities before going to the village to get the interrogation chair. (You don’t buy the chair from the shoppe, instead, there’s a special option when you click on the path to the village.) His next quest objective was to return to Town Square. Once there, his next objective was to return to the Reception Hall, but he needed to sleep first. He went home to sleep, and was awake early the next morning to continue the peace summit. Upon returning to the Reception Hall, he found the royal guards unconscious and two of the guests were missing.
The king’s next quest objectives were to question Admiral Mandrake and Korbin Ravenscar, the two remaining members of each party. He heard both of their claims, then waited for everyone to clear out of the Reception Hall before speaking with the royal advisor. The quest ended in platinum, earning 1 security and 2 culture aspect points, plus moved the war effort toward the Tredonian side.