First of all, I don’t think any of my players visit this forum, but to be sure: Bea, Javi, Jose, Sebas, Hawk… ¡dejad de leer!
I want to have my players tangled with some big factions secret war to destroy the Ledopolus brige before is completed.
The idea is to have the PCs recruited at Altaruk by an NPC to transport some kind of cargo to Ledopolus. Then, after the delivery, the cargo is opened and some kind of disease or plague is released, which can cause the destruction of the bridge.
- The NPC would appear to be an agent of Lord Aris or House Wavir, but in reality would be a spy for another faction.
- People of Ledopolus would think that the plague was caused by House Wavir and would block the trade between Altaruk and Balic as retaliation. They would also send bounty hunters after the PCs.
I would appreciate some ideas regarding the following plotholes:
- Which faction is behind the Altaruk NPC and how does it benefit from blocking the commerce? I thought it could be the Oba, to harm Tyr. Or, if all commerce is blocked, Nibenay to harm Gulg.
- Which kind of plague could end with the big stone bridge destroyed? I can only come up with ideas that cause the death of the dwarfs (leaving a lot of banshees around, btw).
Note: we play on FY11, after the PP events and having Balic divided between the three factions.