A Standard Baby

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A Standard Baby is a random event where a Standard confesses to having a child with one of the heroes in the retinue.

Outcome summary[edit | edit source]

Choice Time Chance Outcome
Exile parents but keep baby none 50% Say Goodbye: Lose standard and hero partner, but gain female baby hero.
50% Sabotage!: Lose standard and hero partner. Two random heroes get a Leg Injury.
Send baby to orphanage none 50% Last Goodbyes: Standard and hero partner become Patriotic.
50% A Sinking Feeling: Standard and hero partner become Disheartened.
Let the baby decide none 33.3% Decision by Giggle: Lose standard, but gain female baby hero.
33.3% Rollerbaby: Lose hero partner, but gain female baby hero.
33.3% Baby Staredown: Lose standard and hero partner, but gain female baby hero.

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A Standard Baby

Your Standard, standard name, has reluctantly come forward with partner name to give you some surprising news: they've had a child together! Without your approval! In war every decision must be arrived at carefully with much thought and consideration. Your heroes cannot see how their choices will affect the future like you can and so such decisions must always be made by you. What do you do?

  • Exile standard name and partner name, but keep the baby. Heroes must be trustworthy.
  • Give the baby to an orphanage. A terrible waste of a hero, but an example must be set.
  • Let the baby choose who will stay and who will be exiled.

For this event to trigger, there must be a standard that is fertile, an available unrelated hero of the opposite sex in the retinue to be his or her partner, and and at least two other heroes who do not have Leg Injuries.

Exile parents but keep baby[edit | edit source]

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are two possible outcomes, both equally likely.

Say Goodbye

standard first name and partner first name are saddened, but it seems like they understand your decision. After saying goodbye to their child, partner first name even pulls out a beat-up notebook and asks that you give it to the next Standard so they can hit the ground running. "We don't want this affecting anyone else."

standard name and partner name have been exiled, but the baby girl can now be raised to become a hero.

Sabotage!

standard first name and partner first name stare at you for a second before exiting without a word, leaving you with a vague feeling of uneasiness. That night you awaken to a commotion echoing throughout the hallways... Intruders! Unable to bear leaving their daughter behind, the couple fought through two of their former comrades to get to her before vanishing into the night.

standard name and partner name have been exiled. first hero name and second hero name have gained the Leg Injury status.

The heroes to be injured will be randomly selected from those in the retinue who do not already have a Leg Injury.

Send baby to orphanage[edit | edit source]

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are two possible outcomes, both equally likely.

Last Goodbyes

standard first name and partner first name are not ecstatic about your decision, but they are relieved that their baby will at least be loved and cared for. After they say their goodbyes, they make it clear to you that from now on you will have no reason to doubt them. They want to make a better world for their child.

standard name and partner name have gained the Patriotic personality.

A Sinking Feeling

The nuns let standard first name and partner first name have one last moment with their baby before rolling her carriage away. Your heroes put up a brave face as the great doors close, but their silence unnerves you.

standard name and partner name have gained the Disheartened personality.

Let the baby decide[edit | edit source]

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are three possible outcomes, each equally likely.

Decision by Giggle

standard first name stands to your left and partner first name to your right as their child is delicately placed between them. Almost immediately, the infant lets out a giggle and begins crawling towards partner first name. As the great doors open and standard first name is escorted out of the throne room, you hope that you never have to make this decision again.

standard name has been exiled, but the newborn can now be raised to become a hero.

Rollerbaby

standard first name stands to your left and partner first name to your right as their child is placed between them. Neither of the parents make a move or a sound. They just look on with unabashed love. Finally, the infant laughs and starts to roll towards standard first name. It's such an absurd sight that everyone watching can't help but laugh as well, even as partner first name is escorted out of the throne room.

partner name has been exiled, but the newborn can now be raised to become a hero.

Baby Staredown

standard first name stands to your left and partner first name to your right as their child is placed between them. Several minutes go by with no decision until suddenly, the infant's small brown eyes lock wth your own. You don't look away and gradually those eyes grow closer and closer until they're twinkling right below you. When you finally do look up, both of the parents are already gone.

standard name and partner name have been exiled, but the newborn can now be raised to become a hero.