<<if $charge is "King">> <<if $action is "mutiny">> The King stares at you stunned. Defeated he says, "I need you and your men Captain. I need them to protect the city." The King <<elseif>> As you turn to leave the king calls out to you, "Captain!" As you turn back the King <<endif>> stands from the table and sweeps the pile of gems into a bag and throws them to you. <<if $action is "duty">> The kind says, "I'm sorry it isn't much, but thank you for your continued help."<<endif>>\n\n<<elseif>><<if $action is "mutiny">> You divert the attention of you man with the wanted poster. Noticing an opening, Jotham turns to leave. As he fades into the crowd other refugees surge forward to try and enter the city. <<elseif>> Your men bring Jotham into the city where he is silently thrown in prison. There he sit waiting the king's decision and what to do with him and his people.<<endif>> One day during morning patrols your men find a message written in the blood on a wall, "The True King Will Rise Again." \n<<endif>>\n\nJust another day in the life of the mercenary guard.
<<if $charge is "King">> The king sits up startled by your words. <<if $tactics is "money">> "Captain you know money is hard to come by in winter, especially with this new sickness ravaging the country side. I cannot give you more money, atleast not until next planting season." <<elseif>> "Oh no, whoever they are you must turn them away! We do not have the stores to feem them, nor do we need to run the risk of them bringing illness to the city."<<endif>>\n\n"Captain, please do your duty for the sake of this kingdom!"\n\n[[Threaten to take your men and leave the city.|Return to Peace][$action = "mutiny"]]\n[[Accept the King's words and return to your duty.|Return to Peace][$action = "job"]]\n\n<<elseif>> Jathom <<if $tactics is "money">> appear momentarily shocked by your words, but accepts and offers a bag of gold to pay for the supplies. <<elseif>> thanks you graciously for the assistance and offers to pay you back someday.<<endif>> As you begin to head back a member of your company runs up with a wanted poster. Jathom is the King's older brother exiled and wanted for crimes against the crown.\n\nWhat do you do?\n\n[[Allow Jathom to leave without incident.|Return to Peace][$action = "mutiny"]]\n[[Take Jathom in for questioning.|Return to Peace][$action = "job"]]\n<<endif>>
The cracking fire barely fights back the mid-winter chill of the barracks. At your table you take inventory of your company, their families, and the wages the king has yet to pay you for your services. \n\nThe click of the latch followed by the scurry of boots snap you from your work. Thomas, a soldier from the North Gate salutes you. \n\n"Sir we have a problem. There is a mass of people approaching from the North Gate. What do we do?"\n\n[[Report to the King |Respect to Others][$charge = "King"]]\n[[Go with Thomas to the North Gate|Respect to Others][$charge = "Captain"]]
<<if $charge is "King">>The king looks up from his piles startled. <<if $respect is "nice">>"Ah Captain! Just in time, I recently garnished some of the gold I owe you for your company's service!" He says sweeping his hands over the gems. <<elseif>> With a heavy sigh the king states, "You know I cannot pay you at this time Captain. This is the last of the reserve I have to keep the kingdom fed through the winter."<<endif>>\n\n"Now what is it you need from me Captain?""\n\n[[Do not tell the king about situation at North Gate and demand wages for your men.|Political Subversion][$tactics = "money"]]\n[[Tell the King about the stiuation at the North Gate|Political Subversion][$tactics = "duty"]]\n\n<<elseif>><<if $respect is "nice">> As your men advanced towards the group <<elseif>> As the ragged group of people reach the gate <<endif>> a man steps out of the crowd, "I am Jathom, do you have medical supplies? We have sick and injured."\n\n[[Lie to them that there is a tax on medical supplies and they will have to pay.|Political Subversion][$tactics = "money"]]\n[[Offer to send men with medical supplies to help.|Political Subversion][$tactics = "duty"]]\n\n<<endif>>
You are the captain of a mercenary company. You have been hired by a king to protect his city at the beginning of last year. It is now winter and the King is long overdue on your wages. \n\n[[Begin|Command Decision]]
It's a Guard's Life. \n\nInspired by the Tale of the Black Company series and Dark Fantasy Genre
<<if $charge eq "King">> You find the king in his treasury absentmindedly making small pyramids out of a pile of jewels. How do you make your presence known to him? \n\n[[Remark about the king finally having your company's pay.|Negotiation Tactics][$respect = "mean"]]\n[[Alert the King to your presense.|Negotiation Tactics][$respect = "nice"]]\n\n<<elseif>> Atop the North Gate you see a large band of dirty, ragged people over a hundred strong moving toward the city. What do you tell your men?\n[["Bar the Gate, not a single one enters without talking to me."|Negotiation Tactics][$respect = "mean"]]\n[["Sergent gather a small squad of men. We are going out to meet our new guests."|Negotiation Tactics][$respect = "nice"]]\n<<endif>>