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7th Jan '17 9:06:50 AM PixelKnight
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** The rankings are changed in Fourth Edition - now there are two categories, Loyalty and Connections. Level 1 Loyalty is someone who likes you but doesn't really care about you; Level 6 is someone who will dive under a bus for you. Level 1 Connections... aren't (a Mafia grunt who hasn't "made his bones"); Level 6 Connections are the people you need people who know people to see (the Don).

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** The rankings are changed in Fourth Fifth Edition - now there are two categories, Loyalty and Connections. Level 1 Loyalty is someone who likes you but do business with that doesn't really care about you; Level 6 is someone who will dive under a bus for you. Level 1 Connections... aren't (a Mafia grunt who hasn't "made his bones"); homeless guy on the street); Level 6 12 Connections are on the people you need people top of the heap in terms of who they know people to see (the Don).and what they can do (a Great Dragon).
6th Jan '17 3:31:18 PM Camberf
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* Lisa from ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' runs the school store at her middle school and acts as an information broker for gossip.
3rd Jan '17 6:32:52 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', nigh-everyone in Yeddaw buys and sells information, as in their country, knowledge is a currency as good as - and sometimes better than - physical money.
20th Dec '16 7:47:15 PM Euodiachloris
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** Maesters of the Citadel function rather much like this. Their primary loyalty isn't, in reality, to the individuals they serve, but to their ''role and calling'' as Maesters. When push comes to shove, they are contracted advisors with skill and knowledge... hired and maintained by lords from their central "guild" in the shape the Citadel of Old Town. The plus-side to this arrangement: fewer PromotedToScapegoat incidents or accidents with codified duties.

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** Maesters of the Citadel function rather much like this. Their primary loyalty isn't, in reality, to the individuals they serve, but to their ''role and calling'' as Maesters. When push comes to shove, they are contracted advisors with skill a fairly standardised set of skills and knowledge...knowledge attached... hired and maintained by lords from their central "guild" in the shape the Citadel of Old Town. The plus-side to this arrangement: fewer PromotedToScapegoat incidents or accidents with codified duties.for them as advisors.
20th Dec '16 7:43:43 PM Euodiachloris
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** Maesters of the Citadel function rather much like this. Their primary loyalty isn't, in reality, to the individuals they serve, but to their ''role and calling'' as Maesters. When push comes to shove, they are contracted advisors with skill and knowledge... hired and maintained by lords from their central "guild" in the shape the Citadel of Old Town. The plus-side to this arrangement: fewer PromotedToScapegoat incidents or accidents with codified duties.
10th Dec '16 11:05:59 AM LentilSandEater
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Sometimes the source of information is more upscale in appearance, in which case they are probably also TheHumphrey. They usually want something from the hero before they hand out the information (unless they owe the Hero a favor, or have a crush on him). Often they'll want nothing more than cash, but sometimes they want the Hero to run an [[FetchQuest errand]] for them. Or they may trade information for information. If there is romantic subtext, she might ask the Hero to be her escort somewhere -- always a good choice for drama when the hero is looking for information about the kidnapping of his [[LoveInterests love interest]]. Obviously saving his true love justifies cheating on his true love -- or does it?

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Sometimes the source of information is more upscale in appearance, in which case they are probably also TheHumphrey.TheBarnum. They usually want something from the hero before they hand out the information (unless they owe the Hero a favor, or have a crush on him). Often they'll want nothing more than cash, but sometimes they want the Hero to run an [[FetchQuest errand]] for them. Or they may trade information for information. If there is romantic subtext, she might ask the Hero to be her escort somewhere -- always a good choice for drama when the hero is looking for information about the kidnapping of his [[LoveInterests love interest]]. Obviously saving his true love justifies cheating on his true love -- or does it?
30th Oct '16 9:30:27 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyToons'' short "China Jones", Daffy seeks info from one called Limey Louie. Unfortunately, this is a ruse by Louie himself, who bears a grudge against Daffy for sending him to jail.
29th Oct '16 3:01:59 PM nombretomado
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* Jonathan Patches of ''TheGunganCouncil'' can get information on ''anything'' as well as make sure no one gets certain information one doesn't want to let out.

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* Jonathan Patches of ''TheGunganCouncil'' ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' can get information on ''anything'' as well as make sure no one gets certain information one doesn't want to let out.
5th Oct '16 5:31:26 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Anime/GunXSword'' has Carmen99.

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* ''Anime/GunXSword'' has Carmen99.[=Carmen99=].



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29th Sep '16 7:18:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Shadow of ''SuperStories'' makes her living this way. Whether she has a supernatural ability for getting information or is just very good at her job has not been answered.

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* Shadow of ''SuperStories'' ''Literature/SuperStories'' makes her living this way. Whether she has a supernatural ability for getting information or is just very good at her job has not been answered.
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