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If Hearing is Believing
Prerequisites : None
Begin Date : Unknown
End Date : Unknown
Days : 1
ModTools Name : Some Such Adventure
Roll Levels : ~3-12? (most rewards are automatic)
Automatic Benefits : Multiple skill ups
Possible Benefits : Robe of Water's Endurance (Item), Ring of Deception (Item), Coin of the Unseen (Item), Gloves of the Revisionist (Item), Cloak of Beguiling (Item)

The adventure takes only one session and results in you potentially gaining several skill steps and 1 magical item.

Phase 1: Eavesdropping

  • Ha! Cute story but you've better things to do!
  Automatic:  pause Adventure
  • Skip some stones in the moonlight.
  Automatic: Expand Curiosity +1 SS, go to Phase 2

Phase 2: Skipping Stones

  • Run away and hope that she didn't see your face.
  Automatic:  go to Phase 3
  • "In my defense, if your head were smaller, I don't think we'd really have a problem here."
  Automatic:  go to Phase 3
  • "I was simply skipping stones to kill time and unwind; it wasn't my intent to harm anyone."
Automatic:  +1 Robe of Water's Endurance, go to Phase 2a (possibly intended to have failure chance and/or end adventure, but always succeeds and progresses to 2a)
  • Flattery/Charm.  "Please be reasonable.  How was I to know a vision such as you would fall prey to my crude and careless stone?  (roll v. 4)
Success:  Expand Flattery +1 SS, go to Phase 2a
Failure:  go to Phase 3
  • Bluff/Charm.  "Wai...THIS is the enchanted body of water?  Truly embarrassing; had I known, I'd have been skipping stones elsewhere."  (roll v. 4)
Success:  Expand Deceit +1 SS, go to Phase 2a 
Failure:  go to Phase 3
  • Flirting/Charm. “Please, be reasonable. How was I to know a vision such as you would fall prey to my crude and careless stone?” (only available if male, roll vs. 4)
Success: Expand Flattery +1 ss, go to phase 2a
Failure: +1 stress, go to phase 3

Phase 2a: The Authoritative Lady

  • "Me, all me.  Man, I just make 'friends' in case I ever need human shields.  What do I get?"
Automatic:  Expand Playfulness +1 SS, go to Phase 3

  • Character/Insight.  "I wouldn't think of putting my needs before the greater good of others.  Quite frankly, the mere suggestion of such a thing appalls me."  (roll v. 3)
Success:  Expand Composure +1 SS, go to Phase 2b
Failure:  ?
  • Beguile.  "It's no surprise that such a fine and noble question would be fashioned by such a gentle heart.  Certainly, my own needs would pale by comparison to the needs of the many.  (roll v. 4)
Success:  Expand Flattery +1 SS, go to Phase 2b
Failure:  ?, go to Phase 2b
  • Lie/Charm.  "I wouldn't think of putting my needs before the greater good of others.  Quite frankly the mere suggestion of such a thing appalls me."  (roll v. 4)
Success:  ?
Failure:  ?, go to Phase 2b

Phase 2b: The Suspicious Lady

  • "I'd say I've had enough of this."
  Automatic:  Expand Awareness
  • Confidence/Charm.  "I'd say that you've somehow come to an unflattering and, might I add, inaccurate impression of me."  (roll v. 4)
Success:  Expand Composure +?, go to Phase 3
Failure:  Expand Persuasion -1 ss, go to Phase 3
  • Flattery/Charm.  "Good lady, if my sentiments come forth as unconvincing, the only rational possibility that I can see is that my tongue was dulled by your noble presence."  (roll v. 4)
Success:  Expand Flattery +1 SS, go to Phase 3
Failure:  ?, go to Phase 3
  • Flirting/Charm "Fair maiden, if my sentiments come forth as baseless flattery, the only rational possibility that I can see is that my mind fell prey to your overwhelming beauty.” (roll vs 4, only if male)
Success: Expand Flattery, go to phase 3
Failure: Expand Confidence -1 ss, go to Phase 3

Phase 3: The Angry Spirit

  • Not that it's likely to do much good, but...run!
  Automatic:  -1 Awareness SS, become a penguin, go to Phase 4
  • Negation/Intelligence.  Shut her magic down  (roll v. 8)
Success:  become an emperor penguin, go to Phase 4
Failure:  Expand Stress +1, -1 Concentration [SS?], become a penguin, go to Phase 4
  • Revision/Finesse.  Remake her changes as she makes them!  (roll v. 8)
Success:  become an emperor penguin, go to Phase 4
Failure:  Expand Stress +1, -1 Concentration [SS?], become a penguin, go to Phase 4

Phase 4: A Penguin in Need of a Pick Up

  • "Seems I've got my work cut out for me." Dive into the lake.
  Automatic:  Expand Swimming +1 SS, progress to Phase 5
  • Is there any other way?
 Automatic:  Expand Danger Sense +1 SS, expand Stress +1, choose again

Phase 5: Which Prize Do You Choose?

(If you are a penguin)

  • "I choose the ring."
  Automatic:  gain and inform Ring of Deception, conclude Adventure
  • "I choose the coin."
  Automatic:  gain and inform Coin of the Unseen, conclude Adventure


(If you are an emperor penguin)

  • "I choose the fingerless gloves."
  Automatic:  gain and inform Gloves of the Revisionist, conclude Adventure
  • "I choose the cloak."
  Automatic:  gain and inform Cloak of Beguiling, conclude Adventure
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