Interest Check: Humans vs Monsters (pvp focused comedy one shot)

Black Leaf

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Offering something a bit different to see if there's any interest in it. I'd ideally be looking for the full six players, but can run with four.

It's a freeform with a focus on diplomacy and negotiation (I'm mostly here in case you start hitting each other with battleaxes). Face to face it would take around two hours, so as a play by post I'd be looking to run it over a week. It comes with pre generated characters, although I'd take requests on a first come first served basis.

Background:

The World

Welcome to the Kingdom of Paternia. Paternia is a medieval fantasy kingdom, where strange beings like Trolls and Goblins live in the forests outside the human villages. It is just like all of your typical trite, overused, medieval fantasy settings, only more so.

In this particular village, the Goblins and Trolls have been making raids on the villagers’ farms. They especially like cows and sheep. Then the villagers, in retribution, go out into the woods to try to rid themselves of this scourge. Humans consider Goblins and Trolls pests or vermin. Goblins and Trolls just want food.

Then there are the Dwarves. The Dwarves live in caves, or mines, deep within the rocky mountains (on the other side of the village from the forests). The Dwarves are rumored to have a great treasure under the surface of the mountain, and many bold, daring, and just plain foolhardy adventurers have braved those mines. The lucky ones return empty-handed. The unlucky ones are never heard from again.

This has been the way of the world for years, but the Dwarves have had enough. They sent a representative to the Goblins and to the Trolls and have convinced the three species to work together to sue for peace. This is unprecedented.

Spurred on by a small but vocal group of humans calling themselves “The Monster Liberation Front,” the King of Paternia has sent diplomat Terwilliger Hopnimple to negotiate with the so-called monsters.

And here you all are. You are meeting in a lavish room set up by the local lord of the village. The household staff are obviously unused to Trolls and Goblins and are a bit on edge.
 

Black Leaf

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Who’s Who


Who’s Who

Keedle, the Dwarf Leader. The Dwarves were the first to sue for peace. They do not raid human farms, but do not like the humans entering their caves in search of treasure. The Dwarves value their privacy and want to be left alone.

Scorm, the Goblin Leader – The Goblins are crafty and greedy, and have a taste for domesticated animals. They raid the villagers’ farms, but do not seem to appreciate being hunted down in the woods.

Thrump, the Troll Leader – Trolls are tough and nasty and Thrump is no exception. He’s an imposing figure. Trolls also raid the farms, and are much tougher to kill. However, Goblins have numbers on Trolls. The village could not defend itself if the Trolls were to gather together and attack en masse.

Terwilliger Hopnimple, Human Diplomat: The king has placed a great deal of trust in Terwilliger Hopnimple. He has just returned from negotiations with the small island of Trent.

Jonathan Renswaller, Diplomatic Attaché: Hopnimple’s assistant. Not much is known about him, but his job is to keep Hopnimple informed, so he probably knows a good deal about everyone here.

Moonstar Periwinkle, Moderator – Moonstar is a member of the Monster Liberation Front (MLF). The MLF believes that Goblins, Trolls, Dwarves and other “fantasy” creatures are as intelligent as people and should be treated as such. Moonstar has agreed to be moderator to make sure that the monsters get their fair share.
 
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