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The Wayward Bard is a travelling Bard who always returns to Serault. He is the nephew of the Kindly Knight and bard to the Marquis of Serault.

Involvement Edit

The Bard provides somewhat more disreputable aid to the Marquis and may become their lover.

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If the Bard finds Carver Hawke...

While relaxing at a tavern, the Bard encounters a man who claims to be Carver Hawke, brother to Hawke, the Champion of Kirkwall and brings him to Chateau Serault to meet with the Marquis.

The Wayward Bard is later abducted and forced to serve at the court of The Horned Knight, the Lord of the Forest.

If the Marquis rescues the Bard by force...

The grateful Bard returns to Serault, after re-affirming his loyalty to the Marquis.

Quests Edit

Basic action cards Edit

TLC quest icon 1 The Bard wants a Quiet Word

Event cards Edit

TLC quest icon 1 The Bard's Rejection

Market Day cards Edit

TLC quest icon 1 Blown in on the Wind

Limited pinned cards Edit

TLC quest icon 1 The Missing Bard

Limited event cards Edit

TLC quest icon 1 The Wayward Bard's Return

Available actions Edit

1.

Ask what he's heard about recent events
He might not be quite the player of the Game he was, but he keeps his ear to the ground.
Difficulty: Freedom*2
Success: +8 Clues
Failure: +3 Clues

2.

Compose a new verse glorifying Serault
The Seat of the Stag is his great, unfinished work. A hundred-odd stanzas of patriotic rhyme. Sometimes he sings the latest version at feasts, rewriting verses as he goes.
-(Dignity) in Clues, +10 Dignity

3.

Carouse with the Wayward Bard
Fine food. Finer wine. Soft silks and gold thread. The attention of bright young things. These he cannot resist.
You will gain a Favor from the Wayward Bard, but may lose Dignity.
Difficulty: Derring-Do*1
Success: -5 Bags of Royals, +1 Favor
Failure:

4.

Wake up with the Wayward Bard in your bed
Was it your intention? A happy accident? Does it matter? He's experienced, confident and canny, both in politics and the bedchamber.
-2 Favor, Bard becomes Lover with +20 Cunning

5.

Send him to steal secrets
He's mostly retired, but for you he'll revisit old, bad habits.
Spend a Favor from the Wayward Bard to gain a Secret and Clues. If you fail, you'll gain Peril.
Difficulty: Cunning*6/5
Success: +1 Secret, +9 Clues, -1 Favor
Failure: +1 Secret, +10 Clues, -1 Favor, +20 Peril

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