Thursday, September 13, 2012

Host Home Troubles
This kind of thing could happen in any Host home, and it happens more often than the Host family cares to admit. The family offer hospitality to travelers. Sometimes travelers overstay their welcome, or take advantage of their Hosts in other ways. Guests may fail to tip, or not pay, be rude to family members, or even abuse the servants. (And yes, the Host family hires servants, although they take pride in making it difficult for guests to determine who is a Host and who is a hireling.)

But sometimes bad things happen to guests - even visiting dignitaries from powerful realms on other spheres or in the other lands of Fourcorner. For example, in a number of prominent Host homes in and around the city of Everway, there have been a spate of thefts from prominent guests.

Just a day's walk from Everway, and deep the forest, there is a riverside Host inn called The Riversong where a cache of stolen valuables was just discovered. These valuables match the description of a number of different items reported missing by guests from several different Host homes in Everway. No one is sure who is taking these items, but the Host family is desperate to have this matter resolved - quietly - and put behind them. Can someone help with this?


  1. Could it be put down to different conceptions of ownership across the Spheres? How about this: a visitor from a further place is interacting with the cultural or personal landscape past, present and maybe future through the items, by combining and recombining them in representative narratives, possibly bringing some real effect. The discovery could be a part of the process.

  2. @Porky: This is quite brilliant and I hadn't even considered it as a possibility. Not theft but representation - a Glass Bead game of sorts. That could be quite a surprise for a group of PCs who set out on a whodunnit!

  3. I didn't see the whodunnit link, but that would be a very interesting twist. They could be deep inside the story...


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