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=Spotlight NPCs=
 
=Spotlight NPCs=
  
* [[Amos]] - New [[::Wehnimer's Landing|Landing]] citizen expanding established business operations to the frontier and aiming to take ownership of Dragonsclaw Arms. Owns sole rights to distribute and work on the newly-developed [[::Hand Pylon|hand pylons]].
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* [[Amos]] - New [[::Wehnimer's Landing|Landing]] citizen expanding established business operations to the frontier and aiming to take ownership of Dragonsclaw Arms. Owns sole rights to distribute and work on the newly-developed [[::Hand Pylon|hand pylons]]. Ran for the interim marshal position and Steward of the Guilds position on the town council.
* [[Casiphia]] - A militia member and Thadston's lover, who nonetheless spoke in favor of his removal as marshal during his competency hearing.
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* [[Casiphia]] - A militia member and Thadston's lover, who nonetheless spoke in favor of his removal as marshal during his competency hearing. Ran for the interim marshal position afterward.
* [[Mother]] - Leader of the [[Brotherhood of Rooks]], ostensibly under attack by an unknown faction of bandits who oppose [[Malluch Burdos]].
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* [[Cordarius Hodges]] - Regional Envoy of the Landing, who maintains relationships between the frontier town and key Imperial figures. Placed directly by Earl Jovery.
* [[Rone]] - A mysterious figure wielding a set of the Alchemist's magical gauntlets. Motives and goals, if any, remain unknown after nearly two years.
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* The Knave - An unknown figure leading a band of mercenaries establishing a foothold in the northern area of town and warring with the Rooks, Rone, the Lich King's army, and [[Malluch Burdos]]' disciples.
* [[Thadston Andrews]] - Former militia marshal removed from his position until such time as he can resolve a magical azure light surrounding him.
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* [[Mother]] - Leader of the [[Brotherhood of Rooks]], currently attempting to hold territory in the southern and northeastern areas of town against the Knave, Lich King's army, and Blood Son's disciples.
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* Renpaw - The lifetime-appointed sole judge in the Landing, who would face Mayor [[Leafiara]]'s request to remove Thadston from power, then later a request to postpone the Steward of the Guilds decision pending investigations.
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* [[Rone]] - A mysterious figure wielding a set of the Alchemist's magical gauntlets. Motives and goals, if any, remain largely unknown after nearly two years. Injured or possibly killed by an attack from the Knave.
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* [[Stephos DeArchon]] - Wealthy merchant with connections throughout [[Idolone]] and a shady history of selling arms to the [[krolvin]], which was pardoned by Mayor [[Cruxophim]] in a successful bid to retrieve [[Rodnay]] from captivity to Dennet. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position.
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* [[Thadston Andrews]] - Former militia marshal removed from his position until such time as he can resolve a magical azure light surrounding him. Ready to war against the factions laying claim to areas of the Landing.
  
  
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=Supporting NPCs=
 
=Supporting NPCs=
  
* Renpaw - The lifetime-appointed sole judge in the Landing, who would face Mayor [[Leafiara]]'s request to remove Thadston from power.
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* Cutlass - Owner of the fish shop. Ran for the interim marshal position.
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* Dakris - Owner of the furrier shop. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position, but shortly thereafter withdrew for unknown reasons.
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* Dunigan - Captain of the town guard, which maintains everyday peacekeeping in the streets. Appointed by Khylon after the mayor appointed the latter to the interim marshal position.
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* [[Octaven]] - Grand Magister of the [[Hall of Mages]] who's attacked the Landing once in an attempt to get to [[Dennet Kestrel]], but offered sporadic aid afterward. Also organized a sham trial of [[Pylasar]]. Was captured in a bane coffin by her underling [[Vlashandra]] and was going to eventually be released by Magisters [[::Raelee_Svala|Raelee]] and [[Cordarius]], but rumors say her coffin has gone missing.
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* [[Vlashandra]] - Former Adjudicator of the Hall and a disciple of the Lich King [[Barnom Slim]]. Rumored to be active somewhere in the Landing as the Lich King establishes a foothold on the west side of town.
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* Walward - Owner of the siegery shop. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position, but withdrew following an attack on his wagons, which he claims reminded him of focusing on the business he loves.
  
  
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=Deceased NPCs=
 
=Deceased NPCs=
  
N/A... so far.
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* [[Khylon]] - Former captain of the town guard, who successfully ran for the interim marshal position and was a former marshal... but was killed in an ambush by the Knave shortly thereafter.
  
  
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=Villain Factions of Landing Streets=
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Beginning with the return of A Knight to Remember storyline (November 2020), the town's areas have been carved into various territories where some unlawful and villainous groups have attempted to claim as their own. Since the murder of the  town marshal Khylon, and the explosion of the town barracks, and militia members hunted and Rone injured, the situation has invited a rise in criminal activity. Below is a rough map of some of the territory zones.
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[[File:A-Knight-to-Remember-Zones.png|center|747px]]
  
 
=Synopses=
 
=Synopses=
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'''09/01/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-01_-_Streets_of_Rage|Streets of Rage]]'''
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'''09/01/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-01_-_Streets_of_Rage (log)|Streets of Rage]]'''
  
 
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| <span style="font-size:120>Zealous thugs wipe away Malluch's followers' blood markings, then push further and set fire to Murdos' shop. While town defenders rush to protect shop and streets alike, three inbound ships fall prey to a mysterious explosion and the bandits slaughter most of the survivors as they make it to shore. A lone sailor makes it back thanks to Rone, but is unable to answer questions in his condition as he coughs up green ichor. Mother arrives to give him a claimed mercy killing and says the ships were the Rooks' and this new faction has sent a message they'll regret.</span>
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| <span style="font-size:120>Zealous thugs wipe away [[Malluch]]'s followers' blood markings, then push further and set fire to Murdos' shop. While town defenders rush to protect shop and streets alike, three inbound ships fall prey to a mysterious explosion and the bandits slaughter most of the survivors as they make it to shore. A lone sailor makes it back thanks to Rone, but is unable to answer questions in his condition as he coughs up green ichor. [[Mother]] arrives to give him a claimed mercy killing and says the ships were the [[::Brotherhood of Rooks|Rooks]]' and this new faction has sent a message they'll regret.</span>
 
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'''09/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-02_-_Salvage the Situation|Salvage the Situation]]''' (afternoon)
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'''09/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-02_-_Salvage the Situation (log)|Salvage the Situation]]''' (afternoon)
  
 
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'''09/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-02_-_Town_Matters,_Marshals,_and_Mayors|Town Matters, Marshals, and Mayors]]''' (evening)
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'''09/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-02_-_Town_Matters,_Marshals,_and_Mayors (log)|Town Matters, Marshals, and Mayors]]''' (evening)
  
 
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'''09/04/20 - [[::A_Knight_to_Remember_-_5120-09-04_-_Hearing Him Out or Hearing Him In|Hearing Him Out or Hearing Him In]]'''
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'''09/04/20 - [[::A_Knight_to_Remember_-_5120-09-04_-_Hearing Him Out or Hearing Him In (log)|Hearing Him Out or Hearing Him In]]'''
  
 
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| <span style="font-size:120>Judge Renpaw presides over a hearing unprecedented in his lifetime as Marshal Thadston's fitness to serve is put under scrutiny. Despite mounting questions over the magical light surrounding him, Thadston refuses answers and seeks to turn the tables, instead criticizing the double standards of challenging only him when the previous Marshal Thrayzar had been cursed into the body of an orc and when Captain Shinann, Mayor Leafiara, Captain Stormyrain, and the Order of the Silver Gryphon have done questionable things including most recently escorting Malluch Burdos' followers. Heated personal attacks fly and the hearing comes to a head with his lover Casiphia provoking the magic in view of the public until Thadston--or the Bleakwalker possessing him--declares everyone weaknesses and failures who weren't good enough for their lovers and families.</span>
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| <span style="font-size:120>Judge Renpaw presides over a hearing unprecedented in his lifetime as Marshal [[Thadston]]'s fitness to serve is put under scrutiny. Despite mounting questions over the magical light surrounding him, Thadston refuses answers and seeks to turn the tables, instead criticizing the double standards of challenging only him when the previous Marshal Thrayzar had been cursed into the body of an orc and when Captain Shinann, Mayor Leafiara, Captain [[Stormyrain]], and the [[Order of the Silver Gryphon]] have done questionable things including most recently escorting Malluch Burdos' followers. Heated personal attacks fly and the hearing comes to a head with his lover [[Casiphia]] provoking the magic in view of the public until Thadston--or the Bleakwalker possessing him--declares everyone weaknesses and failures who weren't good enough for their lovers and families.</span>
 
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'''09/05/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-05_-_The_Lion%27s_Share|The Lion's Share]]'''
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'''09/05/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-05_-_The_Lion%27s_Share (log)|The Lion's Share]]'''
  
 
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| <span style="font-size:120>Businessman and relatively new Landing citizen Amos the Lion does merchant work in the Sleeping Dragon Pub, an establishment he hopes to soon own, working on the newly-developed hand pylons--a market he now controls. He banters with adventurers as all parties get to know each other.</span>
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| <span style="font-size:120>Businessman and relatively new Landing citizen [[Amos]] the Lion does merchant work in the Sleeping Dragon Pub, an establishment he hopes to soon own, working on the newly-developed hand pylons--a market he now controls. He banters with adventurers as all parties get to know each other.</span>
 
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'''09/06/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-06_-_Judge_Dread|Judge Dread]]'''
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'''09/06/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-06_-_Judge_Dread (log)|Judge Dread]]'''
  
 
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| <span style="font-size:120>Judge Renpaw delivers his decision that Thadston did not exceed his authority as the laws are written now, but nonetheless is unfit in light of the magic influencing him and has been removed; if and when he can address and resolve that problem, his authority will be reinstated. Immediately after the verdict, though, a shadowy figure wielding acid-shooting hand pylons fires on about half the courtroom in a deadly attack! As questions mount about the attacker, Thadston is found stumbling around in Helga's back alley, saying he sacrificed himself to close the Bleaklands portal but none of them were worth it. As everyone tries to extend aid, Thadston pushes them away (sometimes literally) and says "she"--the voice with him--is all he has left of his wife and to leave them be.</span>
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| <span style="font-size:120>Judge Renpaw delivers his decision that Thadston did not exceed his authority as the laws are written now, but nonetheless is unfit in light of the magic influencing him and has been removed; if and when he can address and resolve that problem, his authority will be reinstated. Immediately after the verdict, though, a shadowy figure wielding acid-shooting hand pylons fires on about half the courtroom in a deadly attack! As questions mount about the attacker, Thadston is found stumbling around in Helga's back alley, saying he sacrificed himself to close the [[Bleaklands]] portal but none of them were worth it. As everyone tries to extend aid, Thadston pushes them away (sometimes literally) and says "she"--the voice with him--is all he has left of his wife and to leave them be.</span>
 
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'''09/09/20 (and 09/11/20) - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-09_-_Amost_Curious_Offer|Amost Curious Offer]]
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'''09/09/20 (and 09/11/20) - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-09_-_Amost_Curious_Offer (log)|Amost Curious Offer]]'''
  
 
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| <span style="font-size:120>Amos says he'll do what he can to figure out who was behind the attack on the courtroom. Meanwhile, he extends an offer to fill the role of Interim Marshal to quell chaos and unrest and potentially bring Thadston back to his senses. Objections are raised and Mayor Leafiara says she'll consult with the captains. Amos also says he's preparing a proposal to renovate Shanty Town and Leafi muses that, if anything, he should aim for Beldrin's council seat, which is business-related. He seemingly agrees to go through the process of candidate selection via the town council. Two nights later, Captain Stormyrain asks why the council doesn't consult the captains regarding filling the marshal position and says that she and potentially Captain Shinann will write to them.</span>
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| <span style="font-size:120>Amos says he'll do what he can to figure out who was behind the attack on the courtroom. Meanwhile, he extends an offer to fill the role of Interim Marshal to quell chaos and unrest and potentially bring Thadston back to his senses. Objections are raised and Mayor Leafiara says she'll consult with the captains. Amos also says he's preparing a proposal to renovate Shanty Town and Leafi muses that, if anything, he should aim for [[Beldrin]]'s council seat, which is business-related. He seemingly agrees to go through the process of candidate selection via the town council. Two nights later, Captain Stormyrain asks why the council doesn't consult the captains regarding filling the marshal position and says that she and potentially Captain [[Shinann]] will write to them.</span>
 
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'''09/13/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-13_-_A_Rone_Cold_Ultimatum_(log)|A Rone Cold Ultimatum]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Rone comes to Moot Hall, having caught wind of Mayor Leafiara's proposal for a formal alliance, but the vigilante has other ideas and warns her to denounce the Rooks and all crime elements in the town or else justice will come for her too. Leafi presses for evidence or leads to no avail, but nonetheless is left to consider the idea. Meanwhile, a clerk brings word that Judge Renpaw wishes decisions on the two vacant town council seats by week's end. Candidates for Interim Interim Marshal are Amos, Casiphia, [[Khylon]], and fish shop owner Cutlass. Candidates for Steward of the Guilds are Amos, Dakris the furrier, [[Stephos DeArchon]], and siegery shop owner Walward.</span>
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'''09/15/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-15_-_Barring Further Problems (log)|Barring Further Problems]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>The Rooks' urchin boy Acorn brings the names of Amos' "fireflies," but meanwhile drunk dockworkers in Helga's are taunting an also-drunk Thadston into a tavern brawl! Thadston eventually winds up in the Rook tunnels, where they warn everyone to leave so they can "take care" of him--which town defenders can't abide. A violent clash breaks out and even the new bandit faction finds its way there. After everything is clear, Thadston says that, title or no, he can rally the militia to attack the tunnels and end the Rooks--or maybe he should become a vigilante.</span>
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'''09/17/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-17_-_Slick Burn (log)|Slick Burn]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>It's a busy night for three of the four Steward of the Guilds candidates as Dakris withdraws from the race, Amos has a potential lead on a man named the "Knave" being behind the pylon attacks and another potential lead on a well-trained red orc, and wagons of Walward's goods are set ablaze. A surviving mercenary protecting the wagons reports something sounding like the familiar hand-pylons...
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'''09/18/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-18_-_By_the_Books_Die_the_Books,_Lie_the_Hooks_Why_the_Rooks_(log)|By the Books Die the Books, Lie the Hooks Why the Rooks]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Suspicions run high and wild as Amos' ships come in and mass chaos ensues at the docks, River Tower East, and the Black Sands. Thadston defies the captains' orders to conduct an inspection by breaking vases--because he's inebriated, to relieve stress, or does he suspect something sinister? Figures appearing to be the Rooks ask for protection money at the docks and fire a brand new pylon at the second ship when they don't get it--but how and where did they get those resources? The ship diverts toward the beach, but the Rooks are already there lying in wait beneath the sands to ambush--but how did they know the right spot? Town defenders stave them all off, so Amos successfully delivers rune-etched hammers for himself and caged four-armed ogres to be released for a future hunt--but where or how did he acquire either of them and are his plans as simple as he claims? By the end of the night, there's an earnest debate as to who's a worse pick for Steward of the Guilds: Amos or one of the Landing's most hated men, Stephos DeArchon.
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'''09/20/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-20_-_Tacticalegalese_(log)|Tacticalegalese]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Mayor Leafiara delivers to Judge Renpaw her selection of Guard Captain Khylon, now to be Interim Marshal Khylon, as Renpaw and Captain Stormyrain discuss further details of Khylon's health and expectations for the presence of him or any Marshal. As for Steward of the Guilds, Leafiara requests a postponement on the decision pending investigations of the remaining candidates as suspects in the attack on Walward; Renpaw permits a 45-day extension.
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'''09/22/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-22_-_First Orders of Business in Order and Business (log)|First Orders of Business in Order and Business]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>New Interim Marshal Khylon makes a splash with a jovial yet productive meeting on stopping crime in town. By the end of the night, following suggestions from town defenders, Khylon's agreed to seek a meeting with Mother, step up security at the docks, issue an arrest warrant for Rone, coordinate with new Guard Captain Dunigan to look into Amos and Stephos, investigate Dragonsclaw Arms and the Daily Darkstone, and look into Grand Magister Octaven's rumored disappearance.
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'''09/23/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-23_-_Rooking Forward (log)|Rooking Forward]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>At Captain Stormyrain's suggestion, Mother meets with town defenders to discuss the Rooks' recent tactics and discuss their mission: protecting the Landing's independence as factions of the knaves, Barnom Slim's men, and Malluch's cultists move in to destroy the Brotherhood and potentially the Landing itself. After lengthy and contested discussion, Stormy concludes that she has what she needs from the meeting and Mother says to either watch the Rooks live or die, or join them as they fight to live or die. Meanwhile, the Knave puts a twenty million silver bounty on Rone, dead or alive...
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'''09/27/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-09-27_-_Rough_and_Tumble,_Tough_in_Rumble_(log)|Rough and Tumble, Tough in Rumble]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Adventurers, the militia, the town guard, Rone, and--to some extent--the Rooks race to defend the Landing and the tunnels beneath it as the Knave's men and the hand-pylon wielders of the shadows launch attacks on Burrow Way, Cutlass' fishing shop, Tykel's weapon shop, Walward's siegery shop, a targeted assassination of Magister Raelee in the outpost, the North Docks and the movers, and the Shanty Town boatyard. Rone takes an acid shot in the battle as three hand-pylon wielders, but tumbles away--to safety or into enemy hands?</span>
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'''9/28/20 - A Larsya, A Lark, and Alacrity'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Larsya, currently in charge of the Hendoran outpost, celebrates her twelfth birthday with love and gifts from many local adventurers. Meanwhile, Amos says he's reached a deal with her to assist with exports to Bourth, but he'll be traveling for a few weeks to seek information on Thrayzar and get him back from a Jantalarian collector of creatures--either by bargain or, with aid, by force.
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'''9/30/20 - Khylon's Last Battle'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>The Knave's forces ambush and overwhelm a group including Sir Cryheart and Magister Raelee about halfway to Solhaven while mounting a simultaneous attack in the Landing using mercenaries in impersonation militia uniforms. Marshal Khylon and the real militia do away with their uniforms and he orders a one-night pass for the Rooks as the Brotherhood gives support fire, but an ambush from the Knave forces Khylon into an explosive trap that leaves the militia barracks in ruins and the Marshal slain.
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'''10/01/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-10-01_-_Re-Rout_(log)|Re-Rout]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>The Rooks and townspeople pay respects at the destroyed barracks, with the former group saying they'd help end this conflict. Thadston arrives later, saying it should have been him and not Khylon in the rubble, and relents that he needs help, asking that everyone plan how to rid him of the Bleakwalker. He's been quieting it with drink, but needs a lasting solution, for his sake and for Wehnimer's.
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'''11/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_to_Remember_-_5120-11-02_-_Secret_Agent_Thad_(log)|Secret Agent Thad]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Thadston brings information on the state of the Landing as four factions vie for territory and battle amongst each other in a turf war while the hunted militia withdraws in hiding. Pressed for his opinion on the likely identity of the Knave, he guesses Amos, Stephos, both, or someone pulling their strings, and suggests killing them both--or at very least taking them into custody--starting with Amos. The two men share a history in protection work that he relays to the gathered crowd, and how Amos came to be "the Lion"...</span>
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'''11/08/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-11-08_-_Shipshape_(log)|Shipshape]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Aboard the Albatross, which he ends up purchasing before the night is over, Amos briefs everyone that he's confident Thrayzar is in Jantalar and has arranged a deal with Alendrial and Ayred to get us there to take him back home after his allies among the Scions of Shaundara finish collecting information for him. He expresses hope that we smoke out the Knave sooner than later, but after he leaves, suspicions fly among the gathered crowd.</span>
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'''11/20/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-11-20_-_Given the Rooks of Things..._(log)|Given the Rooks of Things...]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>The Knave seemingly revisits his tactic with the impostor militia attacking merchants, this time using impostor Rooks to slaughter the Frontier Days merchants before the real Rooks rain arrows down on them. Fighting spills into the streets, focused around Shanty Town and South Ring Road, with some concerns over a greater target like the militia barracks. However, town defenders and Rook arrows manage to drive the mercenaries off before anything more can come of the night... for now.</span>
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'''11/21/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-11-21_-_Slim_Pickings_(log)|Slim Pickings]]'''
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'''12/01/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-12-01_-_The Plan with the Man (log)|The Plan with the Man]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>As the Bleakwalker with Thadston grows stronger and harder to resist, he seeks answers on how to be rid of her. Landing adventurers and allies alike (...and also Magister Raelee) bring forth numerous ideas and suggestions, many of them involving Casiphia, and Thadston concludes that he'll work with a plan that doesn't endanger her or involve Grishom Stone.</span>
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'''12/02/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-12-02_-_Tunnel Vision (log)|Tunnel Vision]]'''
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| <span style="font-size:120>Amos lays out the plan to rescue Thrayzar on the 12th, where he'll meet with the Jantalarian trader who owns Thrayzar as a pit fighting slave, while Landing defenders wait in the trader's escape route tunnel as he probably tries to move Thrayzar. After he leaves, the Rooks' urchin boy Acorn arrives to say that they're independently searching for Thrayzar and can help, though not by the 12th. They don't trust Amos--who he says is the one who hired the Armiger mercenaries to protect the town, since the town coffers weren't used and Guard Captain Dunigan doesn't have the funds.</span>
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'''12/03/20 - [[::A_Knight_To_Remember_-_5120-12-03_-_Coreful Consideration (log)|Coreful Consideration]]'''
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Latest revision as of 15:35, 4 December 2020

Overview

A Knight To Remember is a storyline run by GM Kenstrom, started on September 1, 2020.


Spotlight NPCs

  • Amos - New Landing citizen expanding established business operations to the frontier and aiming to take ownership of Dragonsclaw Arms. Owns sole rights to distribute and work on the newly-developed hand pylons. Ran for the interim marshal position and Steward of the Guilds position on the town council.
  • Casiphia - A militia member and Thadston's lover, who nonetheless spoke in favor of his removal as marshal during his competency hearing. Ran for the interim marshal position afterward.
  • Cordarius Hodges - Regional Envoy of the Landing, who maintains relationships between the frontier town and key Imperial figures. Placed directly by Earl Jovery.
  • The Knave - An unknown figure leading a band of mercenaries establishing a foothold in the northern area of town and warring with the Rooks, Rone, the Lich King's army, and Malluch Burdos' disciples.
  • Mother - Leader of the Brotherhood of Rooks, currently attempting to hold territory in the southern and northeastern areas of town against the Knave, Lich King's army, and Blood Son's disciples.
  • Renpaw - The lifetime-appointed sole judge in the Landing, who would face Mayor Leafiara's request to remove Thadston from power, then later a request to postpone the Steward of the Guilds decision pending investigations.
  • Rone - A mysterious figure wielding a set of the Alchemist's magical gauntlets. Motives and goals, if any, remain largely unknown after nearly two years. Injured or possibly killed by an attack from the Knave.
  • Stephos DeArchon - Wealthy merchant with connections throughout Idolone and a shady history of selling arms to the krolvin, which was pardoned by Mayor Cruxophim in a successful bid to retrieve Rodnay from captivity to Dennet. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position.
  • Thadston Andrews - Former militia marshal removed from his position until such time as he can resolve a magical azure light surrounding him. Ready to war against the factions laying claim to areas of the Landing.


Supporting NPCs

  • Cutlass - Owner of the fish shop. Ran for the interim marshal position.
  • Dakris - Owner of the furrier shop. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position, but shortly thereafter withdrew for unknown reasons.
  • Dunigan - Captain of the town guard, which maintains everyday peacekeeping in the streets. Appointed by Khylon after the mayor appointed the latter to the interim marshal position.
  • Octaven - Grand Magister of the Hall of Mages who's attacked the Landing once in an attempt to get to Dennet Kestrel, but offered sporadic aid afterward. Also organized a sham trial of Pylasar. Was captured in a bane coffin by her underling Vlashandra and was going to eventually be released by Magisters Raelee and Cordarius, but rumors say her coffin has gone missing.
  • Vlashandra - Former Adjudicator of the Hall and a disciple of the Lich King Barnom Slim. Rumored to be active somewhere in the Landing as the Lich King establishes a foothold on the west side of town.
  • Walward - Owner of the siegery shop. Ran for the Steward of the Guilds position, but withdrew following an attack on his wagons, which he claims reminded him of focusing on the business he loves.


Deceased NPCs

  • Khylon - Former captain of the town guard, who successfully ran for the interim marshal position and was a former marshal... but was killed in an ambush by the Knave shortly thereafter.


Villain Factions of Landing Streets

Beginning with the return of A Knight to Remember storyline (November 2020), the town's areas have been carved into various territories where some unlawful and villainous groups have attempted to claim as their own. Since the murder of the town marshal Khylon, and the explosion of the town barracks, and militia members hunted and Rone injured, the situation has invited a rise in criminal activity. Below is a rough map of some of the territory zones.


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Synopses

[Note: These are highly abbreviated summaries of events largely intended as refreshers or teasers. For more details and (in most cases) full logs, please click each one.]


09/01/20 - Streets of Rage

Zealous thugs wipe away Malluch's followers' blood markings, then push further and set fire to Murdos' shop. While town defenders rush to protect shop and streets alike, three inbound ships fall prey to a mysterious explosion and the bandits slaughter most of the survivors as they make it to shore. A lone sailor makes it back thanks to Rone, but is unable to answer questions in his condition as he coughs up green ichor. Mother arrives to give him a claimed mercy killing and says the ships were the Rooks' and this new faction has sent a message they'll regret.


09/02/20 - Salvage the Situation (afternoon)

Debris from the explosions washes up and adventurers investigate to find elemental essences of air, earth, and water, silver coins, pewter statuettes of a bear, boar, and stallion, and a small shard of blood marble. Town guards collect and store bloated limbs for investigation and Gillien gets some green ichor on himself while kicking apart the debris, leading to a disease-ridden death.


09/02/20 - Town Matters, Marshals, and Mayors (evening)

Marshal Thadston announces that members of the Faendryl Enclave have agreed to act as his representation at his hearing before Judge Renpaw in two nights over whether he's fit to remain marshal. He says that we have no town mayor and if he loses his case, Leafiara had better go further and come for his citizenship, because in spring he'll come for her office--and even though he's under review, just as many eyes and ears are on her.


09/04/20 - Hearing Him Out or Hearing Him In

Judge Renpaw presides over a hearing unprecedented in his lifetime as Marshal Thadston's fitness to serve is put under scrutiny. Despite mounting questions over the magical light surrounding him, Thadston refuses answers and seeks to turn the tables, instead criticizing the double standards of challenging only him when the previous Marshal Thrayzar had been cursed into the body of an orc and when Captain Shinann, Mayor Leafiara, Captain Stormyrain, and the Order of the Silver Gryphon have done questionable things including most recently escorting Malluch Burdos' followers. Heated personal attacks fly and the hearing comes to a head with his lover Casiphia provoking the magic in view of the public until Thadston--or the Bleakwalker possessing him--declares everyone weaknesses and failures who weren't good enough for their lovers and families.


09/05/20 - The Lion's Share

Businessman and relatively new Landing citizen Amos the Lion does merchant work in the Sleeping Dragon Pub, an establishment he hopes to soon own, working on the newly-developed hand pylons--a market he now controls. He banters with adventurers as all parties get to know each other.


09/06/20 - Judge Dread

Judge Renpaw delivers his decision that Thadston did not exceed his authority as the laws are written now, but nonetheless is unfit in light of the magic influencing him and has been removed; if and when he can address and resolve that problem, his authority will be reinstated. Immediately after the verdict, though, a shadowy figure wielding acid-shooting hand pylons fires on about half the courtroom in a deadly attack! As questions mount about the attacker, Thadston is found stumbling around in Helga's back alley, saying he sacrificed himself to close the Bleaklands portal but none of them were worth it. As everyone tries to extend aid, Thadston pushes them away (sometimes literally) and says "she"--the voice with him--is all he has left of his wife and to leave them be.


09/09/20 (and 09/11/20) - Amost Curious Offer

Amos says he'll do what he can to figure out who was behind the attack on the courtroom. Meanwhile, he extends an offer to fill the role of Interim Marshal to quell chaos and unrest and potentially bring Thadston back to his senses. Objections are raised and Mayor Leafiara says she'll consult with the captains. Amos also says he's preparing a proposal to renovate Shanty Town and Leafi muses that, if anything, he should aim for Beldrin's council seat, which is business-related. He seemingly agrees to go through the process of candidate selection via the town council. Two nights later, Captain Stormyrain asks why the council doesn't consult the captains regarding filling the marshal position and says that she and potentially Captain Shinann will write to them.


09/13/20 - A Rone Cold Ultimatum

Rone comes to Moot Hall, having caught wind of Mayor Leafiara's proposal for a formal alliance, but the vigilante has other ideas and warns her to denounce the Rooks and all crime elements in the town or else justice will come for her too. Leafi presses for evidence or leads to no avail, but nonetheless is left to consider the idea. Meanwhile, a clerk brings word that Judge Renpaw wishes decisions on the two vacant town council seats by week's end. Candidates for Interim Interim Marshal are Amos, Casiphia, Khylon, and fish shop owner Cutlass. Candidates for Steward of the Guilds are Amos, Dakris the furrier, Stephos DeArchon, and siegery shop owner Walward.


09/15/20 - Barring Further Problems

The Rooks' urchin boy Acorn brings the names of Amos' "fireflies," but meanwhile drunk dockworkers in Helga's are taunting an also-drunk Thadston into a tavern brawl! Thadston eventually winds up in the Rook tunnels, where they warn everyone to leave so they can "take care" of him--which town defenders can't abide. A violent clash breaks out and even the new bandit faction finds its way there. After everything is clear, Thadston says that, title or no, he can rally the militia to attack the tunnels and end the Rooks--or maybe he should become a vigilante.


09/17/20 - Slick Burn

It's a busy night for three of the four Steward of the Guilds candidates as Dakris withdraws from the race, Amos has a potential lead on a man named the "Knave" being behind the pylon attacks and another potential lead on a well-trained red orc, and wagons of Walward's goods are set ablaze. A surviving mercenary protecting the wagons reports something sounding like the familiar hand-pylons...


09/18/20 - By the Books Die the Books, Lie the Hooks Why the Rooks

Suspicions run high and wild as Amos' ships come in and mass chaos ensues at the docks, River Tower East, and the Black Sands. Thadston defies the captains' orders to conduct an inspection by breaking vases--because he's inebriated, to relieve stress, or does he suspect something sinister? Figures appearing to be the Rooks ask for protection money at the docks and fire a brand new pylon at the second ship when they don't get it--but how and where did they get those resources? The ship diverts toward the beach, but the Rooks are already there lying in wait beneath the sands to ambush--but how did they know the right spot? Town defenders stave them all off, so Amos successfully delivers rune-etched hammers for himself and caged four-armed ogres to be released for a future hunt--but where or how did he acquire either of them and are his plans as simple as he claims? By the end of the night, there's an earnest debate as to who's a worse pick for Steward of the Guilds: Amos or one of the Landing's most hated men, Stephos DeArchon.


09/20/20 - Tacticalegalese

Mayor Leafiara delivers to Judge Renpaw her selection of Guard Captain Khylon, now to be Interim Marshal Khylon, as Renpaw and Captain Stormyrain discuss further details of Khylon's health and expectations for the presence of him or any Marshal. As for Steward of the Guilds, Leafiara requests a postponement on the decision pending investigations of the remaining candidates as suspects in the attack on Walward; Renpaw permits a 45-day extension.


09/22/20 - First Orders of Business in Order and Business

New Interim Marshal Khylon makes a splash with a jovial yet productive meeting on stopping crime in town. By the end of the night, following suggestions from town defenders, Khylon's agreed to seek a meeting with Mother, step up security at the docks, issue an arrest warrant for Rone, coordinate with new Guard Captain Dunigan to look into Amos and Stephos, investigate Dragonsclaw Arms and the Daily Darkstone, and look into Grand Magister Octaven's rumored disappearance.


09/23/20 - Rooking Forward

At Captain Stormyrain's suggestion, Mother meets with town defenders to discuss the Rooks' recent tactics and discuss their mission: protecting the Landing's independence as factions of the knaves, Barnom Slim's men, and Malluch's cultists move in to destroy the Brotherhood and potentially the Landing itself. After lengthy and contested discussion, Stormy concludes that she has what she needs from the meeting and Mother says to either watch the Rooks live or die, or join them as they fight to live or die. Meanwhile, the Knave puts a twenty million silver bounty on Rone, dead or alive...


09/27/20 - Rough and Tumble, Tough in Rumble

Adventurers, the militia, the town guard, Rone, and--to some extent--the Rooks race to defend the Landing and the tunnels beneath it as the Knave's men and the hand-pylon wielders of the shadows launch attacks on Burrow Way, Cutlass' fishing shop, Tykel's weapon shop, Walward's siegery shop, a targeted assassination of Magister Raelee in the outpost, the North Docks and the movers, and the Shanty Town boatyard. Rone takes an acid shot in the battle as three hand-pylon wielders, but tumbles away--to safety or into enemy hands?


9/28/20 - A Larsya, A Lark, and Alacrity

Larsya, currently in charge of the Hendoran outpost, celebrates her twelfth birthday with love and gifts from many local adventurers. Meanwhile, Amos says he's reached a deal with her to assist with exports to Bourth, but he'll be traveling for a few weeks to seek information on Thrayzar and get him back from a Jantalarian collector of creatures--either by bargain or, with aid, by force.


9/30/20 - Khylon's Last Battle

The Knave's forces ambush and overwhelm a group including Sir Cryheart and Magister Raelee about halfway to Solhaven while mounting a simultaneous attack in the Landing using mercenaries in impersonation militia uniforms. Marshal Khylon and the real militia do away with their uniforms and he orders a one-night pass for the Rooks as the Brotherhood gives support fire, but an ambush from the Knave forces Khylon into an explosive trap that leaves the militia barracks in ruins and the Marshal slain.


10/01/20 - Re-Rout

The Rooks and townspeople pay respects at the destroyed barracks, with the former group saying they'd help end this conflict. Thadston arrives later, saying it should have been him and not Khylon in the rubble, and relents that he needs help, asking that everyone plan how to rid him of the Bleakwalker. He's been quieting it with drink, but needs a lasting solution, for his sake and for Wehnimer's.


11/02/20 - Secret Agent Thad

Thadston brings information on the state of the Landing as four factions vie for territory and battle amongst each other in a turf war while the hunted militia withdraws in hiding. Pressed for his opinion on the likely identity of the Knave, he guesses Amos, Stephos, both, or someone pulling their strings, and suggests killing them both--or at very least taking them into custody--starting with Amos. The two men share a history in protection work that he relays to the gathered crowd, and how Amos came to be "the Lion"...


11/08/20 - Shipshape

Aboard the Albatross, which he ends up purchasing before the night is over, Amos briefs everyone that he's confident Thrayzar is in Jantalar and has arranged a deal with Alendrial and Ayred to get us there to take him back home after his allies among the Scions of Shaundara finish collecting information for him. He expresses hope that we smoke out the Knave sooner than later, but after he leaves, suspicions fly among the gathered crowd.


11/20/20 - Given the Rooks of Things...

The Knave seemingly revisits his tactic with the impostor militia attacking merchants, this time using impostor Rooks to slaughter the Frontier Days merchants before the real Rooks rain arrows down on them. Fighting spills into the streets, focused around Shanty Town and South Ring Road, with some concerns over a greater target like the militia barracks. However, town defenders and Rook arrows manage to drive the mercenaries off before anything more can come of the night... for now.


11/21/20 - Slim Pickings

The Knave's thugs light fires along South Ring Road, as the blood acolytes make a move elsewhere with blood-dripping swords, but all sides are met by resistance from town defenders, town guards, Dunigan's hired mercenaries, and Rook arrows. Rone makes a return amidst the madness, assuring Captain Shinann that they're on the same side, while the Knave forces double down on the offensive with hand-pylons and prisms. However, as the fighting goes on, Barnom Slim begins to raise the fallen Knave mercenaries as his own soldiers, eventually forcing the knaves and the blood acolytes into retreat. He assures everyone over thoughts that he still wants to meet for a promised dinner soon, with important matters to discuss--but what's "soon" to a Lich King?


12/01/20 - The Plan with the Man

As the Bleakwalker with Thadston grows stronger and harder to resist, he seeks answers on how to be rid of her. Landing adventurers and allies alike (...and also Magister Raelee) bring forth numerous ideas and suggestions, many of them involving Casiphia, and Thadston concludes that he'll work with a plan that doesn't endanger her or involve Grishom Stone.


12/02/20 - Tunnel Vision

Amos lays out the plan to rescue Thrayzar on the 12th, where he'll meet with the Jantalarian trader who owns Thrayzar as a pit fighting slave, while Landing defenders wait in the trader's escape route tunnel as he probably tries to move Thrayzar. After he leaves, the Rooks' urchin boy Acorn arrives to say that they're independently searching for Thrayzar and can help, though not by the 12th. They don't trust Amos--who he says is the one who hired the Armiger mercenaries to protect the town, since the town coffers weren't used and Guard Captain Dunigan doesn't have the funds.


12/03/20 - Coreful Consideration

Councilman Cordarius, Regional Envoy, hears out details and concerns about the rescue mission in Jantalar, which the militia captains and several members of the Order of the Silver Gryphon intend to go on. After some reflection, Cordarius approves of the operation and says that as long as those who decide to go tell him that they've made their decision days in advance of the trip, he'll get that information to needed parties ahead of time to prevent diplomatic incidents over any messes that might need to be cleaned up.