Wednesday 10 August 2022

Machodor Domain Report (May 2022)

Overall this was a fairly quiet month for Machodor. The discovery of a new island of adventure called Bombrazil was a factor in this. Another factor was that Macho Mandalf was finishing research on a new 5th Level spell

Far to the west the continuing siege of Hobgobiton approached a climax, with the Gnome King himself taking the field.

These were the results for the May period of encounters on the "Inhabited" table;

  • Week 1
    • Manticore
    • Pilgrims (70)
    • Wolves
  • Week 2
    • Merchants (40k)
    • Trollops + Merchants (30k)
    • Merchants (50k)
  • Week 3
    • Merchants (60k)
    • Wild Boar
    • Ahnkheg
  • Week 4
    • Vampire
    • Dervish (250)
    • Volt

Suitable Encounters

Including the Trollops there were four groups of Merchants this month. Once again, the d6 result for their base number is also multiplied by 10,000gp to derive the value of their goods. With a total of 18 rolled that becomes 180,000gp in goods, however I subtracted 30,000gp from this total due to the month's unsuitable encounter. This leaves 150,000g which breaks down to;
  • Duty at 2% = 3000
  • 10% Luxury Goods Tariff at 5% = 750
  • Sales tax of 10% = 15000
For a total of 18,750 gp. 

Pilgrims; Lawful Good with a bunch of Paladins keen to join the Order of St Michael.

Dervish; The 9th Dervish Brigade added their forces to Machodor's defences, including the Psicorps.

Citizen ship fees totalled approximately 4000gp

Unsuitable Encounters

When I rolled Trollops (a replacement entry for any demi humans rolled) accompanied by Merchants, I decided that the merchants were actually trafficking 300 of them. Not incidentally, this number of Trollops would be worth a total reward of 30,000gp if delivered from their bondage to Minas Mandalf. This amount also corresponds to the 30,000gp rolled for the merchants.

Later, when the Vampire won out over the Manticore and other unsuitable counters to come out as the main unsuitable encounter, I found it to be in close enough proximity on the road to Trollopulous to combine them in this main unsuitable encounter and potential player character mission. 

Perhaps understandably, the potential threat level of this mission proved too much initially for the players to take on, but...this is a special one as you will see in the coming weeks when I publish my DM session reports for it!

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