1. First promotion above rank 6 in guilded games:
Into the world of the trusted!
The last of your coucil to see it, your spymaster eyes the notice of promotion suspiciously. With a dirty look on his face, he hands it to a rider to deliver the news. "I hope you know what you're doing," he says in disgust.
2. Promote past rank 1:
Alas, the next step is Prophet, blasphemer!
Your advising council, taken aback in shock, look to the High Preist: "My [Rank], only [God] can make that decision."
3. Demote below rank 6:
Just remove him, you can't demote him to death!
The members of your advising council mumble amongst themselves before the spymaster speaks up, "My [Rank], if this member is so useless as to be worth less than a new recruit, perhaps you should wash your hands of the affair and let him move on to another guild altogether."
4. Steal on same faith:
"My Duchess, you know Darden does not allow his followers to attack one another!"
Your spymaster advises you that alienating your allies in faith in such a fasion, as much as they sometimes deserve it, is not worth the gold to be gained.
5. War on same faith:
"Your people will not allow you to attack (kingdom #) or any other follower of Darden!"
Your war advisor speaks up loudly, "My [Rank], a war must have certain goals. One of the main goals of a Holy War specifically is to defeat the followers of heathen Gods before your own. Perhaps a different target is in order?"
6. Steal from yourself:
Shaking his head with a sigh, your advisor just mumbles, "No my Duchess."
Your spymaster informs you there are more productive ways to spend your limited time than shuffling gold between your treasuries.
7. War on yourself:
"No my Duchess! You can have me hung if you must, but I will not give the order for the troops to attack our own nation!"
Your war advisor, shaking his head, says, "[Rank], the enemy would be pleased to see you start a civil war, but nary a person in this room will give that order."
8. Ally with yourself:
"Vilena's been smoking that funny tobacco again."
Your war advisor quietly whispers into your ear, "As helpful as it would be to have an ally of our strength, our troops are already committed to defending these borders. No additional alliance is needed."
9. Steal on dead kingdom:
"Come now Vilena there is no glory in killing the already deceased."
Your spymaster informs you that raiders from another realm have already looted that plot clean. Nothing remains, save the smoldering ruins of a once-mightly keep.
10. Sorcery on dead kingdom:
I'm as bloodthirsty as the next, but how about giving us a living target?
Your High Preist reads from the Book of [God]: "The powers I grant to my faithful followers shall derive thier energy from the life-force of the target." He looks at you meekly, "There is no more life there, [Rank]"
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11. Failed scout:
"1 Drow from (_____) were caught sneaking into our land last night. Shall we return their heads to Viscount ______?"
"[Rank]," yells your spymaster, "we have reports of spies from [Attacker] caught in our realm! [Number] heads now hang on pikes outside the walls to warn future scouts against such actions."
12. Unseen scout:
"My Nobleman? They found 1 of our Citites hanging from the forest trees, dead."
Your spymaster, with a smug, but worried look on his face, says, "I told you to get more counter-intelligence forces. [Number] of our [Scum] were found in dark allies, dead. An attack may be imminent."
13. Minimal sorcery damage news:
Darden forces are no match for us today. Clearly their pitiful attacks prove that!
"Sing the praises of [God]," your High Preist rejoices, "our faith will spare us in this war! The heathens of [Attacker] pose little threat to us."
14. Medium sorcery damage:
We countered quite a bit of their attack, but they were stronger. I'm sorry, my Nobleman.
Worried, the High Preist paces along the back of the room while he mutters, "I don't understand, [God] promised to protect us. The people must be losing faith. We need more Temples before all is lost!"
15. High sorcery damage:
It was horrible! Darden did little to protect us! We need more groves, our faith is too weak!
Sitting by himself in the corner, the High Preist, his head down in shame, seems to be quoting from the Book of [God], "And the rain of fire did wipe the faithless from the face of Tonan." He looks up, and you see a tear run down his face. "We cannot stop the assault without a myraid new temples to focus whatever faith is left here."
16. Failed war attack:
You cannot help but laugh. _____'s forces were easily turned aside. You lost nothing.
Your war advisor buries the report of a weak attempted attack at the end of the day's breifing. "[Attacker] poses little threat to us at this point."
17. Successful war attack:
Your men fought like demons, but the armies of _____ were too much.
Somberly, your war advisor speaks, "Our proud warriors died calling the battlecry of [KingdomName] today my [Rank], but in the end, we lost many in vain, as [Attacker] won the day."
18. Overrun war attack:
Your poor defenses proved little challenge to this warmonger.
Chaos rules the advisory council, as everybody runs for cover. You think you hear your war advisor as you head to the Royal Bunker, "My [Rank], our realm faces little chance against the honorless heathens of [Attacker]! We must regoup soon!"
No matter how much light you shine, you can't make a blind man see.