|GM Jiggy: Defense of Wood Creek|
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Okay, gonna step in and get things moving here...
1Wall2Keep: 1d2 ⇒ 1
Yana closes her eyes in thought for a moment, clearly sifting through the arguments presented. Presently, she speaks:
"Wood Creek needs action more than it needs perfection. An imperfect solution that gets enacted in a timely fashion is better than endless debates. For that reason, I'm making the call. We will harvest lumber from the northern forest to build a town wall."
She pauses ever so briefly, probably for emphasis on the finality of her decision, then speaks again. "Now, with that settled, I have a job for you. Don't worry, I'm not going to ask you to do any public speaking on the topic. However, as I'm sure many of you know, the trees on the outskirts of the northern wood aren't really big enough or strong enough for the wall; the lumber will have to be harvested from deeper within the forest. As I'm sure you also know, the deep interior of the northern forest can be a dangerous place: monstrous predators inhabit the area, bandits or small war-tribes sometimes wander through or make temporary camps, and there are even rumors of a secretive and fiercely territorial clan of warriors based in an unknown location within the woods. As a result, and also because we don't want to cause excessive damage to the forest itself, we can't just send our loggers in blindly."
She scans all your faces, as though looking to see if you've guessed what she's about to say.
"I'd like to send you all on a scouting expedition into the woods. You would need to find one or more suitable spots for harvesting, make sure they're clear of major threats, and report back with a viable set of directions for getting there and back safely. Naturally, I will contact a relevant expert to consult with you on the details; I can probably have a meeting arranged by this afternoon. Then, probably setting out tomorrow morning, you can begin your expedition. Upon successful completion of the task, you will be paid two hundred gold pieces per person—which of course," she adds with a wink, "would be billed to our noble friend as part of the project's expenses. While you're gone, I'll do a bit of public relations work and use your excursion as a rallying point to get the village united behind the project. Will you accept this task?"