An interesting event occurred today and I am thinking through its implications.Since first meeting the 7th knot the party bard and swashbuckler has been having an affair with Elise due his abysmal sense motive roles he has not noticed she is using him and thinks she may love him (he does not love her but what do you expect) he also thinks Trak is a good man and a friend and has not noticed Trak eyeing him up for a quick stabbing. The other PC's are aware of all this and have made a point of annoying Elise by charming the Baron out from under her, and making a point of her secondary role (not always fully intentionally) but her hatred of them and particularly their sorceress is pure and passionate.
Today at the Barons Birthday they had their assassin slip a Philter of Love into her drink as the bard was attempting to charm her into his company for the night. I am working out how this will effect her future plans. Thoughts appreciated.
(At the same time the Sorceress was seducing Sir Valin so she could bear a child of the royal blood)
I'd say: have it both work out in their favours.When the potion wears off, she realizes what happened, and she's that much more pissed at the character. To the point she's even more pressed to complete her secret mission. He'll be her #1 target.
Sir Valin is still a man. While he's bound to duty, he's not so rigid that he'd turn down a woman's seductive tendencies. He'll be cautious, no doubt, but not so much he'll be patting her down to look for a hidden dagger. And she's not looking to assassinate him, just sleep with him and have his child. Considering the timeline, that could make for a very interesting significant event come Book 6. And who better to raise the child than Mott of the orphanage? Especially an heir. He'll want to cut a deal of course, but who cares? This game is all about deals and contracts. He probably even has a mid-wife on his payroll.