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  1. #1
    Stephen White
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    Aerenwe as a starting kingdom

    Hi all.

    I'm finally designing my first Birthright campaign and would appreciate
    any help/warnings with the following:

    I want to start my PCs as guild/temple leaders, 1st heir to the throne
    of Aerenwe, and the 1st heir of a group of elves that live in the
    Erebannien (who is also an ambassador to Aerenwe's court). The players
    are banned from playing regents.

    (*Does anyone have any more info on Aerenwe than that in the Ruins of
    Empire book?*)

    I plan to start the campaign with an historic peace/alliance treaty
    between the elves of the Erebannien and Aerenwe's regent being signed.
    As 1st heirs & guild & temple heads, I intend for the PCs to roleplay
    the exact contents of the treaty before it is signed.

    At the signing, both regents will be killed (unless the PCs are *very*
    careful), thus plunging the PC first heir of each group into regency at
    1st level. Hopefully a total surprise to the players, the reactions
    should be realistic.

    The campaign will thus progress as they try to find out who assassinated
    the regents. I haven't decided a reason for the attack yet, but I'm
    toying with the assassins planting clues that it is someone who wants
    the treaty signed, and is using the righteous anger from both nations to
    strengthen the treaty - the "We'll show them. No sneaky assassin will
    detroy the peace." mentality.

    The assassination also give a good reason for the PCs to co-operate with
    each other.

    This is the brief outline. If any of you experienced GMers out there can
    give me any advice or refinements, or point out any errors in my plan,
    it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Stephen.

  2. #2
    breye@earthlink.net
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    Aerenwe as a starting kingdom

    Stephen White wrote:

    > I want to start my PCs as guild/temple leaders, 1st heir to the throne
    > of Aerenwe, and the 1st heir of a group of elves that live in the
    > Erebannien (who is also an ambassador to Aerenwe's court). The players
    > are banned from playing regents.
    >
    > I plan to start the campaign with an historic peace/alliance treaty
    > between the elves of the Erebannien and Aerenwe's regent being signed.
    > As 1st heirs & guild & temple heads, I intend for the PCs to roleplay
    > the exact contents of the treaty before it is signed.
    >
    > At the signing, both regents will be killed (unless the PCs are *very*
    > careful), thus plunging the PC first heir of each group into regency at
    > 1st level. Hopefully a total surprise to the players, the reactions
    > should be realistic.
    >
    > The assassination also give a good reason for the PCs to co-operate with
    > each other.



    In order to build the sense of suprise, run an adventure or two for
    the players first, some perhaps solo, others with parts of the group.
    Some reasons for this:
    1. You want a sense of suprise when their parent/beneficiary dies.
    To do this they need to become comfortable in their role as a
    non-regent.
    2. Give them a little meat (a first level character is very vulnerable)
    3. Its a great time to introduce them to difficult moral dilemas, and
    some of the important NPC in the area without having to deal with
    them as a regent.
    4. Gives you some time to work on the plot line of the campaign by
    listening to the theories of the players (players are always a great
    source of ideas for plots....)
    5. If the PCs have met each other before hand, it could give them more
    of a reason to trust each other when the assassination goes off, rather
    than blaming each other (or each others faction/beneficiary/parent)
    6. This also gives you a chance to plant some seeds for future plotlines
    once the assassination plot line is completed.

    Hope this helps.

    Bryan

  3. #3
    Lawrence Ruiz
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    Aerenwe as a starting kingdom

    My $0.02.
    I would use the Serpent as the assassins as a long term rival. Perhaps the
    Serpent wants to extend his power into Anuire and during the chaos he can
    plant 0 lvl guilds in each domain.
    - -----Original Message-----
    From: Stephen White
    To: birthright@MPGN.COM
    Date: Friday, September 04, 1998 5:15 AM
    Subject: [BIRTHRIGHT] - Aerenwe as a starting kingdom


    >
    >Hi all.
    >
    >I'm finally designing my first Birthright campaign and would appreciate
    >any help/warnings with the following:
    >
    >I want to start my PCs as guild/temple leaders, 1st heir to the throne
    >of Aerenwe, and the 1st heir of a group of elves that live in the
    >Erebannien (who is also an ambassador to Aerenwe's court). The players
    >are banned from playing regents.
    >
    >(*Does anyone have any more info on Aerenwe than that in the Ruins of
    >Empire book?*)
    >
    >I plan to start the campaign with an historic peace/alliance treaty
    >between the elves of the Erebannien and Aerenwe's regent being signed.
    >As 1st heirs & guild & temple heads, I intend for the PCs to roleplay
    >the exact contents of the treaty before it is signed.
    >
    >At the signing, both regents will be killed (unless the PCs are *very*
    >careful), thus plunging the PC first heir of each group into regency at
    >1st level. Hopefully a total surprise to the players, the reactions
    >should be realistic.
    >
    >The campaign will thus progress as they try to find out who assassinated
    >the regents. I haven't decided a reason for the attack yet, but I'm
    >toying with the assassins planting clues that it is someone who wants
    >the treaty signed, and is using the righteous anger from both nations to
    >strengthen the treaty - the "We'll show them. No sneaky assassin will
    >detroy the peace." mentality.
    >
    >The assassination also give a good reason for the PCs to co-operate with
    >each other.
    >
    >This is the brief outline. If any of you experienced GMers out there can
    >give me any advice or refinements, or point out any errors in my plan,
    >it would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks.
    >
    > Stephen.
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