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Crazy Epic Backstory Time!! (If you want, you can skip to the last couple lines.)
I'm trying to figure out some of the geopolitical consequences of the PC's actions. The PC's themselves are based in Malta and Gozo in a regio that connects to both islands. They have befriend the Heir to the Current Count of Malta and the Count of "Greater" Brindisi (meaning everything in the area, but not the town itself). Over the course of several sessions, they have had a hand in arranging the death of around 3 dozen minor nobles and knights in Grand Melees at tournaments through this Heir, Ignacio, betting on the outcome and trying fix things with Ignacio to make money.
A note: The Heir, Ignacio has been designed to be a fiend in battle and not so useful off of it.
I've been hinting that the results of these two tournaments has caused lots of grief in southern italy, as how interconnected the nobility is (everywhere) it's gotten many blood fueds reawakened. That and Ignacio, the heir has many enemies due to killing his opponents (fury flaw) rather than taking them ransom.
The PC's recently found out that Ignacio lost his mojo, and arranged a marriage to a faerie princess who could restore it.
During the wedding, the PCs realized too late, it was all a trap! The Faerie Princess, Chesmerelda had made a deal with Ignacio's enemies to kill him and his allies. They came along with some Trolls to fight the PCs. ( Chesmerelda was pissed Ignacio wouldn't marry her the first time she asked him to. The PC's knew about this)
The PC's barely escaped alive, in fact, only due to the fact that they brought a Dragon, Goratrix with them. Goratrix had made a deal with the PCs, and he owed them favours. In the battle, the Faeries demobilized him with 10 massive magical chains. Through a good roll on a stress die, 2 confidence points and 12 pawns of vis, one the of the PCs dispelled the effect.
Goratrix being a plot device that was supposed to be disabled, destroyed much the surviving nobility of Ignacio's friends/allies (by accident) and proceeded to destroy the faerie castle the wedding was taking place in. Ignacio mentioned to the PCs about talking to Goratrix and convincing him to go on a rampage across the country side to destroy his/their enemies.
(This would be easy. Goratrix is a essentially a really chill surfer dude who thinks destroying towns and villages is one of the great highlights of being a dragon. Now he's actually pissed, since he nearly died. He does have some pride. He likes wizards though. And Ignacio, because Ignacio had the good luck to survive a fight with Goratrix.)
Their reaction was "I DIDN'T HEAR THAT. DID YOU SAY YOU WANTED TO KILL THAT DRAGON?" and pretend ignorance and WALKED AWAY.
So now, I'm thinking, what would the effect be of a dragon & knight rampaging across southern italy circa 1224?