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    Putting realism aside for a second...

    Would the alliance help your game? If it does, then allow it to happen. Maybe not in one turn, but let it be fast.

    I'd allow anything that helps the game. Of course, sometimes it can be a bit of a stretch. Treat it as an exercise in creativity... it HAS happened, now explain how, why, etc...

    Why would an enemy jump into such an alliance overnight?
    There are a million possibilities... so let one of the answers come out in play.

    After all, like Mr Burns on the Simpson's said "I keep my friends close, and my enemies even closer".

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    Orginally posted by Sellenus
    After all, like Mr Burns on the Simpson's said "I keep my friends close, and my enemies even closer".
    Actually, I beleive that quote originates with Sun Tzu in the "Art of War".
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    But did Mr.Burns say that before or after Maggie shot him???? =P
    "Victory has a thousand fathers,defeat is an orphan."

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    Thank you for the correction Mr Law, however I never actually heard Sun Tzu say it!;)

    I DID see the episode when Mr Burns bought the Power Plant back then re-hired Homer. That is when he said it, and I HEARD it because of the powers of TV.

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    ps 2 stars...

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    Really, this question is about your storyline. Yes the PCs should be able to affect the world around them, especially if they are regents, but do you, as regent of their reality, think that this should be an easy or painful process. If you are looking for a reason and the player regent really wants the alliance, then you might have another realm invade Tournen and this might motivate the PCs to aid Tournen in defense.

    As with individual characters its easier to trust someone once they have shed blood for you. And since it sounds like you wouldn't mind it. Work with the PCs to come up with a way to bring the two warring nations together.
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    You would be justified in assigning a DC of 1345 (or something like that). Patching thing up between Tuornen and Alamie could be the focus of an entire campaign. Break it up into a myraid diplomacy actions with a reasonable DC instead. And then there is the loss of loyalty and the requirementf for many agitate actions. Etc. etc.
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    Orginally posted by Sellenus
    Thank you for the correction Mr Law, however I never actually heard Sun Tzu say it!;)
    Yep, that would be unlikely since the guy's been dead for a couple millenium by now. :P
    Respectfully submitted,

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    Orginally posted by Temujin

    Orginally posted by Sellenus
    Thank you for the correction Mr Law, however I never actually heard Sun Tzu say it!;)
    Yep, that would be unlikely since the guy's been dead for a couple millenium by now. :P
    Do you suppose he said it to himself while he wrote it, or just came up with it at the last minute?
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    I say everything I write out loud... but theres not really much of a comparison...;)

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