I am going to preface everything written here is not an order of any kind. This is a personal request from myself, Ilana Darkwood, and Talaniel Starling
This is information we are providing from everyone's gathered research on relations with Coast Haven and the individuals involved.
There appears to be a meeting, a Parley, arranged at 1pm at the behest of Captain Alverez between the Inn and the Bank.
The presentation of this meeting will reflect on us as a barony and as a Kingdom when we continue negotiations with Queen Luiza de la Borrasca of Coast Haven.
We are currently stuck with a go between, Duke Massimo Alighieri, who is not our friend and is waiting for any opportunity to reflect us in a bad light and urge aggression against the Kingdom in its weakened state.As this is a Parley, the Captain has provided these rules (you also can see this in the notes Maria provided) :
Anyone sitting at the table is safe from any hostilities on either side.
Anyone not at the table is not protected and may be attacked or slain by eitherside without breaking the trust of those at the table
I will accept no monsters at my table
You may bring any teas or food you wish, and I shall bring mine.
To define ‘monster’ in the way Captain Alverez uses it as far as I can tell. There are probably more but use this as a very rough guideline:
Anyone bound to a ‘higher power’ that is not divine in nature. The easiest examples include:
Creatures not native to the material plane or descendant of them. A few examples include:
Planar Faeries (I do not know if he feels the same about faekin and Faerhyen however)
We have sent a request for amendments and if the request is entertained, I will update this missive.
This is a chance to acquire information that research cannot provide and insight on his mannerisms from the various influences of the blade, the dragon spirits, and anything else that may be bound to the Captain.
Please, follow the rules and do not attack him while he is sitting at the table.
Either way, he SHOULD NOT BE KILLED. The spirits currently bound to him are in a fragile state and this will cause them injury without preparation.
Do not have me defend this man, because I will.
We are trying to avoid utilizing Duke Massimo Alighieri as a means to speak with Queen Luiza as best we can. This means we need to try and be better than him and the Captain for a little while.
Focus your ire on the constructs for now.
Not all the crew members of Captain Alverez are willing participants to this campaign. We want you to consider capturing these individuals and minimizing unnecessary death. Sailors captured and sent back to Coast Haven may know things that Alverez or Duke Massimo do not wish us to know, or may carry better stories of us to the higher echelons of Coast Haven.
We will make efforts to keep them alive.
The more Travance can persuade the Queen to like the town, and not like the Duke, the closer we are to defeating him
Coast Haven’s past with us is rocky at best and I do not believe that it was at fault of the Queen. We have a chance to reforge something new, a true alliance, and help both kingdoms flourish in a way they have not in years.