The Gap

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The Gap is a random event where a regent expresses concern over the age difference in his or her marriage.

Outcome summary[edit | edit source]

Choice Time Chance Outcome
Continuing the marriage none 33.3% Last Word: Regent and partner each gain the larger of 500 XP or 10% of his or her current XP.
33.3% Deference: Regent becomes a Reluctant Lover.
33.3% No Worries: No change.
Choosing a new partner none 33.3% To New Beginings: Regent and partner gain Annulment status. Partner returns to retinue.
33.3% Collateral Damage: Regent and partner gain Annulment status. Partner returns to retinue and becomes Disheartened.
33.3% Unintended Consequences: Regent and partner gain Annulment status. Regent becomes Disheartened. Partner returns to retinue.

Start[edit | edit source]

The Gap

You receive an unexpected visit from Regent regent name. "I know partner first name and I haven't had much time together, but... the age gap between us, it's starting to become a problem. Everything just feels wrong somehow. Is there anything you can do?"

  • Make it clear that this this marriage was made for the survival of our nation.
  • Assure regent name that a more suitable Partner will be chosen immediately.

This event requires a regent and partner that have an age difference of at least 40 years that have been married for at least one year before it can trigger.

Continuing the marriage[edit | edit source]

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are three possible outcomes, all equally likely.

Last Word

regent first name is so uncomfortable with your talk that it's a relief when partner first name bursts through the doors. "Wait! Just hear me out, regent first name! Please!" partner first name assures the Regent that this is a problem they can work out themselves if given time. The rest you're unable to hear because they take the conversation outside, but you assume the matter is settled since they leave for the keep that night.

regent name and partner name have gained XP.

The amount of XP awarded for each hero is the greater of 10 percent of his or her current XP or 500 points.

Deference

regent first name clearly isn't happy with your decision, but the Regent is respectful enough to listen to your reasons anyway. "Very well, I will return to my post. Thank you for your time."

regent name has gained the Reluctant Lover status

No Worries

regent first name shrugs after you've finished speaking. "I understand. It is what it is. I guess I just had to say something and get it out of my system." The Regent starts to leave, but stops upon reaching the great doors. "You don't need to worry about our marriage. We'll work things out."

Choosing a new partner[edit | edit source]

Outcomes[edit | edit source]

There are three possible outcomes, all equally likely.

To New Begininngs (sic)

Relief washes over regent first name's face. "Oh I'm so glad. Wow. Thank you! I know this was a lot to ask, but I promise you, everyone's going to sleep a lot sounder after tonight... Hopefully."

partner name has returned to your retinue. Both regent name and partner name have gained the Annulment status.

Collateral Damage

Relief washes over regent first name's face. "Thank you. I'm really sorry it had to come to this, but I honestly don't know how much longer I could've lasted. I just hope partner first name understands."

partner name has returned to your retinue and gained the Disheartened personality. Both regent name and partner name have gained the Annulment status.

Unintended Consequences

regent first name's eyes grow wide. "Wait, what? I just wanted to know if you could adjust our ages or something ludicrous like that. You don't need to break us up!" You assure the Regent that, given the circumstances, this is the best option. "Oh... Well, if that's what you believe..."

partner name has returned to your retinue and regent name has gained the Disheartened personality, and both of them have gained the Annulment status.