Found a dagger of one of yours in the sewers. The Last Defence, it is called. Sorrounded by mean looking wererats. Probably bad news.
Valerie from House Dauntinghorn was there too.
You, on behalf of the Moonshae Council, signed a contract. Everything you said, except dead fiddling was part of the deal. We are a reputable Dwarven clan so our workers should not be doing that. Ores and metals are ours if they are below the surface.
Dont know who the Beast is, but we we are contracted not to piss off the earth mother, or disturb her shrines.
The final point though was not part of the deal. We are minin' that hole. We agreed a process by which mining can cease. Considering any action could endanger the settlement (we might unearth a passage to the underdark, release a beholder, come across a nest of driders, etc), there has to be intent. Otherwise we might as well go pick flowers and pray to the god of barley or some shit. This is mining, not berry picking. Shit happens underground.
Reread the contract. We have processes, compensation requirements. Considering we have not yet built the enclave, but invested thousands already, this is worrying
I think story tellers are different from DMs but anything which adds to the setting and brings npcs to life.
For evil pcs the opportunity to rob, steal, pillage, plunder, etc. Lann ran a good event or two slong those lines
For militia/goodly i think storytellers should think smaller scale. A murder mystery would be interesting.
Failing that weird is always good. Liked tge crumbling tower, Argent Brothethood, and lycans (although when there was three different demons all fighting each other k lost track of what was happening!)
For DMs, they should focus on big server wide plots which could change Arabel permanently.
The ratmen are using transmutation magic. Reckon that weird elf might be useful. The one that hin thought is a Jubilex cultist.
Will get her to do a wee thing or two and fill you in.
Don't mind not taking the glory for any brave sacrifices me and my kin might take for doing this. A reasonable pouch of gold, or contracts for the clan, are adequate forms of compensation in Dwarven culture too.
Reckon a frontal assault could be a suicide mission. So want paid up front for that.