History VideoGame / ADanceWithRogues

12th Apr '18 10:25:28 AM Silverblade2
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* DeathOfAChild:
** Vico had a young teenage female friend killed by the Dhorn during the raid on Betancuria castle during the Prologue. It led him to try to murder the Betancuria king to avenge her (as the king was already dead, he decided to rape the Princess, instead).
** After the orc attack on Westwood it's possible to see corpses of children throughout the town, alongside those of adults.
** [[spoiler:In the second part of the module, if the Princess romanced Vico, she will eventually become pregnant. Her pregnancy is terminated by the Dhorn, when she's killed by Hyath and then resurrected and given to Arto Benthur as part of his scheme to marry her.]]



* InfantImmortality: This trope is averted in the game due to the following:
** Vico had a young teenage female friend killed by the Dhorn during the raid on Betancuria castle during the Prologue. It led him to try to murder the Betancuria king to avenge her (as the king was already dead, he decided to rape the Princess, instead).
** After the orc attack on Westwood it's possible to see corpses of children throughout the town, alongside those of adults.
** [[spoiler:In the second part of the module, if the Princess romanced Vico, she will eventually become pregnant. Her pregnancy is terminated by the Dhorn, when she's killed by Hyath and then resurrected and given to Arto Benthur as part of his scheme to marry her.]]
7th Apr '18 4:58:04 PM nombretomado
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28th Jan '18 1:05:39 PM Discar
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The story starts with a war between the [[TheKingdom Kingdom of Betancuria]] and the [[TheEmpire Dhorn Empire]]. The player character is [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses a Betancurian princess]], and in the opening scene, her [[RulingFamilyMassacre family is slaughtered]], her mother [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]], [[RapeAsDrama she herself is raped]], and her kingdom is conquered. The [[FallenPrincess now ex-princess]] is "adopted" by a ThievesGuild, and must now learn the tricks of the rogue trade--from [[ClassyCatBurglar picking locks]] to using [[FemmeFataleSpy her sexuality as a weapon]]--in order to survive. As she works her way up the ranks of the guild and becomes settled in her new life, the Princess soon becomes entangled in a [[MobWar shadow war]] for control over Betancuria's criminal underworld.

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The story starts with a war between the [[TheKingdom Kingdom of Betancuria]] Betancuria and the [[TheEmpire Dhorn Empire]]. The player character is [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses a Betancurian princess]], and in the opening scene, her [[RulingFamilyMassacre family is slaughtered]], her mother [[DrivenToSuicide commits suicide]], [[RapeAsDrama she herself is raped]], and her kingdom is conquered. The [[FallenPrincess now ex-princess]] is "adopted" by a ThievesGuild, and must now learn the tricks of the rogue trade--from [[ClassyCatBurglar picking locks]] to using [[FemmeFataleSpy her sexuality as a weapon]]--in order to survive. As she works her way up the ranks of the guild and becomes settled in her new life, the Princess soon becomes entangled in a [[MobWar shadow war]] for control over Betancuria's criminal underworld.
16th Aug '17 6:14:36 PM TheFace
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* RomanceSidequest: There are five possible suitors: Anden, the shy, prudish Ranger; Pia, the playful, bisexual female Bard; Vico, the dark, brooding Blackguard who raped the Princess in the prologue; Bran, the easy-going, flirtatious Barbarian; and the drow Rizzen, the reserved, cunning Rogue/Fighter.

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* RomanceSidequest: There are five possible suitors: Anden, the shy, prudish Ranger; Pia, the playful, bisexual female Bard; Vico, the dark, brooding Blackguard who [[BreadEggsMilkSquick raped the Princess in the prologue; prologue]]; Bran, the easy-going, flirtatious Barbarian; and the drow Rizzen, the reserved, cunning Rogue/Fighter.
22nd Dec '16 4:53:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: There are a ton of situations where your companions can die for good or their recruitment and relationships can be derailed. Not to mention the times when you can lose your equipment, [[spoiler:especially the surprising dispel Hyath casts on it near the end, which may effectively make your best weapons, armor and potions useless, unless you left them in a companion's inventory before accepting the Old Man's deal.]]



* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Sort of, after the splitting of the party in the Underdark. Which romance between Vico or Bran was chosen by the Princess determines which of them will stay for the rest of the journey; the other will leave the party permanently. If she chose Anden, Pia, or no romance at all, both are LostForever as party members. Also, if the Princess romances Vico in the Dwarf settlement, Norah and Bran leave the party because they learned where to find their nemesis at the same time; it is possible to convince them not to leave if Vico left the party after the fight between him and Bran.

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* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: Sort of, after the splitting of the party in the Underdark. Which romance between Vico or Bran was chosen by the Princess determines which of them will stay for the rest of the journey; the other will leave the party permanently. If she chose Anden, Pia, or no romance at all, both are LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost forever]] as party members. Also, if the Princess romances Vico in the Dwarf settlement, Norah and Bran leave the party because they learned where to find their nemesis at the same time; it is possible to convince them not to leave if Vico left the party after the fight between him and Bran.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: There are a ton of situations where your companions can die for good or their recruitment and relationships can be derailed. Not to mention the times when you can lose your equipment, [[spoiler:especially the surprising dispel Hyath casts on it near the end, which may effectively make your best weapons, armor and potions useless, unless you left them in a companion's inventory before accepting the Old Man's deal.]]
1st Oct '16 1:26:36 AM Arlekina
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** There is a reference to an ancient malevolent being, which is behind the Old Man and Hyath. It is only ever called [[Literature/EarthSea the Nameless One]].
21st Aug '16 5:01:12 PM Millenia
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* HellholePrison: The Isle of Prisoners. [[spoiler:Most of the second part of the module is about reaching it and then making making members of the Family escape. When there, we discover that it has been build just above a planar anomaly and that anyone who dies there becomes an undead... Every prisoner is executed when they arrive there and any every inmate is a zombie.]]

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* HellholePrison: The Isle of Prisoners. [[spoiler:Most of the second part of the module is about reaching it and then making making helping members of the Family escape. When there, we discover that it has been build built just above a planar anomaly and that anyone who dies there becomes an undead... Every prisoner is executed when they arrive there and any every inmate is a zombie.]]
18th Jun '16 4:44:15 AM morenohijazo
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* CastFromExperiencePoints: Late in the game, performing a specific, particularly selfless act ([[spoiler:freeing the fallen paladin Luciano from an eternity of enslavement by a powerful demon to give him a chance at redemption]]) costs you one tenth of all of your accumulated XP, potentially bumping you down a level permanently.
15th Dec '15 4:24:32 AM Koveras
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* SecretTestOfThievingSkill: Towards the end of part 1, a Dhorn nobleman looking for a capable burglar for a high-profile heist captures the Princess as she is breaking into his castle and locks her up in a dungeon... [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy without confiscating any of her tools]]. So, when the Princess makes her way right out of said dungeon, he waits for her just outside with an offer she can't refuse.
6th Dec '15 1:40:26 AM Heart
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** The astoundingly dysfunctional JerkAss couple Christano and Myra were apparently a homage to a couple the author met in real life.
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