Burning Question #1 - Colson Maldris


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Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

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Christopher Hamilton wrote:
Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

I dunno, but I've subtitled the new scenario as "To Kill A Maldris."

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Christopher Hamilton wrote:

Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to check EVERY brothel in absolom?"

"I do now...."

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He has always been a total schmuck! You don’t really see it until you’ve done some missions on his behalf. Maybe they thought he had good leadership potential at the beginning, and then didn’t know what to do with him when he started showing his true colors...

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Grrr De'Bonaire wrote:
Christopher Hamilton wrote:

Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to check EVERY brothel in absolom?"

"I do now...."

Do you really want to ask a follower of Arshea that question?

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Kiroshka wrote:


Do you really want to ask a follower of Arshea that question?

"Looking for love in all the wrong places?"

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I'll be honest, the first three times I read this thread title I was wondering if Maldris had a new social disease named after him...

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Sending my swashbuckler trying to exfiltrate him out of Galt. But there will be quite the dirty laundry in private... I have yet to see if Tamrin Credence is any better.

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Christopher Hamilton wrote:
He has always been a total schmuck! You don’t really see it until you’ve done some missions on his behalf. Maybe they thought he had good leadership potential at the beginning, and then didn’t know what to do with him when he started showing his true colors...

He's not the only original faction leader to be a questionable choice of representative. Think back to the late Baron Dalsine. Remember when the Paracountess had a spot of legal trouble in Cheliax. Amenopheus has his own dubious past with Torch an the Shadow Lodge. And the Pasha...

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Grrr De'Bonaire wrote:
Christopher Hamilton wrote:

Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to check EVERY brothel in absolom?"

"I do now...."

You could have just asked me. It would have saved you a lot of time.

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Do you think the campaign planners and PFS leadership will work to diminish or remove the douchebags from the campaign, or do you think they provide some value as foils or anti-heroes?

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Indeed, all hail Guaril Karela, the only faction head to tell us up front that hes kind of a shady dude.

It saves us from ever really being betrayed by him.

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:
Christopher Hamilton wrote:
He has always been a total schmuck! You don’t really see it until you’ve done some missions on his behalf. Maybe they thought he had good leadership potential at the beginning, and then didn’t know what to do with him when he started showing his true colors...
He's not the only original faction leader to be a questionable choice of representative. Think back to the late Baron Dalsine. Remember when the Paracountess had a spot of legal trouble in Cheliax. Amenopheus has his own dubious past with Torch an the Shadow Lodge. And the Pasha...

Do Torch and Amenoheus have a tie beyond some pretty rocks?

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Candi Payne wrote:
Grrr De'Bonaire wrote:
Christopher Hamilton wrote:

Why did it take so long for Colson Maldris to “go missing”?

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to check EVERY brothel in absolom?"

"I do now...."

You could have just asked me. It would have saved you a lot of time.

It seems like people never listen. Always check the Church of Calistria first.

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"I heard ol' Major Indiscretion got what was coming to him. And I say, good."

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Zendala Azuranti wrote:

It seems like people never listen. Always check the Church of Calistria
first.

"No, you check the temple after 8 hours of searching. If you're going to be tied up for a few hours anyway you may as well get some sleep. Why they even HAD fox sized restraints i have no idea... "

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So... Who would be the person in a position of power in the Society that could effectively bring down punitive action on Maldris?

Do you think they will just sort of bury the story, maybe just delete it, rather than allowing apt retribution?

Do you think that Colson Maldris' blatant abuse of power is something that should be dealt with by a Society authority figure?

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Trust me. It has been handled.

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The good Major finally taking decisive action was the coolest part of this arc.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Trust me. It has been handled.

I'm not inclined to trust anyone, in this venue. The only story we are allowed to see is the story that is fed to us with a Sustaining Spoon, washed down with a decanter of Endless [strikethrough=]bull*@^%[/strikethrough] Water.

Geez - even the formatting is limited...

I look forward to when the story moves out of development and is available for purchase. Maybe I'll even read it before I play it...

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You're not even being subtle about it now.

Also, strikethrough is just 's'.

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TOZ wrote:

You're not even being subtle about it now.

Also, strikethrough is just 's'.

Damn, my formatting skills suck.

Hey, a good metaphor is a good metaphor.

I have had a serious hate-filled spot in my heart for Colson Maldris for years.
He continues being a total bucket of rotten fish and nobody does anything about it, for years. I found a discussion about him from 2016 dealing with the same issues that just got glossed over.
Colson Maldris deserves to be canned.

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Do you have faith in the new reign of Tamrin Credence?

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Christopher Hamilton wrote:
Colson Maldris deserves to be canned.

Colson Maldris has been dealt with. The individual you are actually upset with is another matter.

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I need to get some face time in with the new guy - we shall see.

My original question about why it took so long for Maldris to finally be dealt with still itches. I guess he brought something to the story arc that was deemed valuable.

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The turn around to see a problem discuss a problem, let the community decide it through play, collect data from play, decide what to do with said data, throw it back onto the community through play , collect said data and then decide what to do is just that long.

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From the one time we've seen Tamrin so far, I'm unimpressed. Maybe it was the fault of the GM running him, but he was just a meh footnote from what I recall.

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*raises hand*

For someone who's yet to play a lot of scenarios, what are some recommended ones that will give me more insight about this ex-leader of Liberty's Edge? Because when I played

Spoiler JIC:

School of Spirits

I was surprised by some of the anger some of the other PCs were showing towards this fellow and I knew I was missing some valuable context.

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Grrr De'Bonaire wrote:
Zendala Azuranti wrote:

It seems like people never listen. Always check the Church of Calistria
first.

"No, you check the temple after 8 hours of searching. If you're going to be tied up for a few hours anyway you may as well get some sleep. Why they even HAD fox sized restraints i have no idea... "

I keep restraints in multiple sizes, for a variety of reasons. (Not what you're thinking - I am a redeemer AT paladin, I can smite for nonlethal and bring them in alive.)

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@Ladile

The great challenge with Colson Maldris is so much of his character was revealed through season 0-5 faction card missions with the various things he asked you to do and why.

So him showing up like that at the end of that one was like INHERENTLY fishy.

Some of the more memorably weird ones are the City of Strangers duo and Breaking Ties. So its one of those strange things where if you arent LE, you have no real reason to hate the guy, but if you are dedicated to his cause his leadership is....REALLY suspect.

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Douglas Edwards wrote:


Some of the more memorably weird ones are the City of Strangers duo and Breaking Ties. So its one of those strange things where if you arent LE, you have no real reason to hate the guy, but if you are dedicated to his cause his leadership is....REALLY suspect.

Now couple that with the idea that he never seems to do anything freedomy. I know its hard to write him doing heroics because thats what the PCs are supposed to do but any of his actions or directives are almost swapable with generic venture captain here

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Douglas Edwards wrote:


Some of the more memorably weird ones are the City of Strangers duo and Breaking Ties. So its one of those strange things where if you arent LE, you have no real reason to hate the guy, but if you are dedicated to his cause his leadership is....REALLY suspect.

Now couple that with the idea that he never seems to do anything freedomy. I know its hard to write him doing heroics because thats what the PCs are supposed to do but any of his actions or directives are almost swapable with generic venture captain here

He loans you a nice sword while keeping some dinner guests calmed down...

(When I ran that game as a LARP, I added a Kavalakus for those inside the building to fight)

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Okay, that's what I was wondering - of the scenarios I've played (and GMed) thus far, most of them have been later season scenarios and/or not with Liberty's Edge characters. Thank you for the insight!

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Lady Ladile wrote:
Okay, that's what I was wondering - of the scenarios I've played (and GMed) thus far, most of them have been later season scenarios and/or not with Liberty's Edge characters. Thank you for the insight!

Even if you were doing the older scenarios, the faction missions are typically no longer done, so you wouldn't really get much of a feel for him anyways.

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Lady Ladile wrote:

*raises hand*

For someone who's yet to play a lot of scenarios, what are some recommended ones that will give me more insight about this ex-leader of Liberty's Edge? Because when I played

** spoiler omitted **

I was surprised by some of the anger some of the other PCs were showing towards this fellow and I knew I was missing some valuable context.

You didn't miss any context. Hilariously and weirdly enough School of Spirits is an old faction mission. One of the more infamously evil ones.

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Angel Hunter D wrote:
Lau Bannenberg wrote:
Christopher Hamilton wrote:
He has always been a total schmuck! You don’t really see it until you’ve done some missions on his behalf. Maybe they thought he had good leadership potential at the beginning, and then didn’t know what to do with him when he started showing his true colors...
He's not the only original faction leader to be a questionable choice of representative. Think back to the late Baron Dalsine. Remember when the Paracountess had a spot of legal trouble in Cheliax. Amenopheus has his own dubious past with Torch an the Shadow Lodge. And the Pasha...
Do Torch and Amenoheus have a tie beyond some pretty rocks?

They do indeed. If you want to learn more I recommend the Heresy of Many series and anything to do with The Spider. Also, Echoes of the Everwar part 4 has Amenopheus being very shady.

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