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Old October 1st, 2018, 04:03 PM
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I have to say that this is great fun
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I have to say that this is great fun
Seconded. I like seeing these sorts of conversations, especially because they can be useful to anyone.
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Here is another odd thing, this is a direct quote:
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Windhook waited uncomfortably by the main door until the exchange ended. Meanwhile, Sublieutenant lmprey arrived. Because Windhook and lmprey knew each other, they exchanged pleasantries while they waited When the naval aide burst into the twin Princes’ apartments, he started firing immediately, forcing everyone - Lucan, Varian, Elia, and a guard in the room - to dive for cover.
Remember this is Windhook's version of events.


Questions - what was he doing when Imprey burst into the room?

Why didn't Imprey consider Windhook a threat?

Why didn't Windhook attack the assassin from behind?

Like I said earlier there are three versions of this - Lucan's, Windhook's and the real truth.
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Here is another odd thing...

It is odd. The rest of this assumes Windhoek's version is the truth.

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Questions - what was he doing when Imprey burst into the room?
He'd been cooling his heels waiting for the Princes to finish their "discussion". Imprey arrived and waited with him until the live feed from the Throne Room meant Imprey had to burst into the room regardless.

Dulinor's arrival in the Throne is the signal to the rest of the plotters in the Palace to begin the previously planned overt actions. Up until then, their actions had been covert. The Palace's own news feed system signaled everyone when to start.

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Windhoek isn't armed and isn't a bodyguard. Imprey probably marked him for a bullet, but the guard and the Princes were his primary targets.

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First, he isn't a bodyguard and wouldn't react that quickly. The fact that Imprey muttered something like "It's time..." and entered the Princes' quarters without permission would have stunned Windhoek.

Second, he doesn't have a chance because Imprey is killed almost immediately. He bursts in drawing attention to himself, begins firing immediately, and is taken out by the guard just as quickly.

Imprey rushed his end of things by fixating on timing rather than results. Because Dulinor is going to be killing Strephon momentarily, he can no longer wait in the hallway and violates protocol by entering the quarters without permission drawing attention to himself. He then starts shooting immediately instead of coming up with some patter that would let him get closer and get the drop on the guard.

A section from the Ilelish Guards would have got the job done, but maybe Guards in that part of the Palace would have raised eyebrows and maybe Guards couldn't get to that part of the Palace from their usual posts quickly enough to make sure the Princes couldn't escape once the Assassination was broadcast.

It's all poorly planned which makes me wonder if it was something added at the last moment. I wonder if the Princes had been scheduled to be out of the Palace only to change their plans within a week or few days of 132?
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I have *not* read the source material, so I will refrain from comments about that. What I do want to say is that I really enjoy this type of thread as it gives all kinds of hooks for me to use in my games.

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If I were he I would head to the Julian Protectorate after laying a false trail.
That's an option. Would he continue to head for the Protectorate after the invasion of Lishun begins?
According MT:RS, Lishun fleet received transfer ordersearly in 1117. After the fleet leaves, it is also said that"for a few months, Lishun remained stable".

So, how far could Windhoek have gone already when the invasions began?
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Bet he got nicknamed "Lieutenant Windsock" PDQ.

You, know, a hollow tube the wind blows through and changes direction at a whim... That and it takes a really strong breeze to get him up and stiff...
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According MT:RS, Lishun fleet received transfer ordersearly in 1117. After the fleet leaves, it is also said that"for a few months, Lishun remained stable".

So, how far could Windhoek have gone already when the invasions began?
The maps also show there is a safe passage to Julian space that avoids the conflict zone.
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The maps also show there is a safe passage to Julian space that avoids the conflict zone.

I'll point out again that some Julian Protectorate member states are among those which will invade Lishun.

Windhoek can get to and through Lishun faster than Corridor and get to the Protectorate faster than the Marches and points "west". However, the idea behind the supplement is not to "save" Windhoek as quickly as possible. The idea is to provide several potential adventures for a referee and a framework for many more. When all this started, I considered and discarded shorter escape routes to closer borders for that reason. I should has explained that choice rather than assuming - a shocking habit - the reasons for that choice were obvious.

Windhoek's choice to flee spinward rather than coreward or trailing can be explained away by something as prosaic as his naval service means he's more familiar with the Domain of Vland than the Domain of Antares.
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I have *not* read the source material, so I will refrain from comments about that. What I do want to say is that I really enjoy this type of thread as it gives all kinds of hooks for me to use in my games.

Thank you all!
You're welcome. And I'd also like to say Thank You Again to everyone who has contributed so far.

Now khadaji, IF you're interested, read on.

If, by any chance, you have MegaTraveller, and in particular the Rebellion Sourcebook, take a few minutes and read pages 8-10 (or so), and you'll know everything we know about the situation.
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