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Rejected: Infiltrator Ability: Spy on Noble
« Topic Start: February 11, 2019, 01:00:02 AM »
Title: Infiltrator Ability, Spy on Noble,

Summary: Infiltrators gain the ability to use their skills to learn otherwise privileged information about their target.

Description: An infiltrator when in the same region as another noble, or in a lord's region, or the region of a knight's estate, can attempt to spy on them to obtain confidential information. This information can include how much gold and bonds they have, scribe notes, whether or not they are members of the realm's underground or even messages they've sent. This ability could work as part of the "visit estate" option (if that's still a thing).

Imprisonment should be unlikely, in most cases the flavor text should read that the infiltrator was confronted by guards but managed to convince them he was just lost and was escorted off the premises. A failure could also result in the guards notifying the noble being surveilled about the incident. Only in a critical failure should the noble be imprisoned. In this scenario the infiltrator is presumably caught red handed rifling through sensitive documents or the noble's personal treasure chest.

Likewise successes should only give the infiltrator a small amount of information with a tendency for more useless and uninteresting information to be more likely than incriminating information or access to letters and scribe notes.

Benefits: Creates new potential for intrigue and conflict. Can be a good low risk, low reward ability to help new infiltrators train their skills.

Potential abuses: The ability needs to be limited. Being able to easily find out everything about a noble in a short time would be too powerful. Proper balance should make this a low risk, low reward ability.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 09:54:41 AM by Wimpie »

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Re: Infiltrator Ability: Spy on Noble
« Reply #1: February 11, 2019, 08:43:54 AM »
i like this.
A chance of getting access to some letters a bit like a torture report but instead less messages.
The target should always be the noble though, not the estate.
Make it work just like an assassination attempt but with less risk.
A chance of a fight breaking out, getting caught by guards etc.

I'd like to add the option to steal gold from a noble directly instead the treasury of a region.
This should be a bit more risky then the local treasuries.
The infil can first do some spying, check how much gold the noble has and then decide to go steal it or not.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2019, 08:46:13 AM by Nosferatus »
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Re: Infiltrator Ability: Spy on Noble
« Reply #2: February 11, 2019, 02:03:46 PM »
A chance of getting access to some letters a bit like a torture report but instead less messages.\

Nope. No infiltrator access to messages.

That is exactly the kind of thing that drives people to use OOC communications channels.
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Re: Infiltrator Ability: Spy on Noble
« Reply #3: February 12, 2019, 01:55:15 AM »
Infiltrators can already do too much. If anyone was going to hear gossip, maybe the Courtier!

"I heard Sir Moneybags has xx gold and bonds!"