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Author Topic: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread  (Read 206 times)

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OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« on: June 05, 2018, 10:12:05 AM »
Born from a very rich family he was second in line to the family heirloom. Not much of character, he spent his days drinking, gambling, fornicating and otherwise wasting his family's money. That is until his father cut him off and told him to make something of himself. Poverty was a good motivator, just not as his father intended. He used what he knew best to make his fortune...the weakness of men and sin. In a short time he built a small empire of prostitutes, narcotics and spies. He uses blackmail and bribery to coerce those in power to provide him protection and grant him all sorts of privileges. That is not to say he doesn't sometimes get his hands dirty. Especially in the beginning several known city criminals in his trade wound up dead (poisoned). Although many suspect Vincento's hand, no one could prove it and soon enough people understood that it is better to leave him. Vincento on his own part is content to allow everyone their claim to wealth and power...just every now and then he has a "small favour", or else your dirty little secrets could become public. Speculation has it that he has some dirt on many that sit on the council as well as on a certain number of high ranked clergy.

Ultimately his father named Vincento as his successor in a strange agreement seeing his older brother managing the 'normal' family business from his estate outside of Venice, while Vincento took his father's place on the council. The two men seem respectful towards Vincento but otherwise avoid him as much as possible. His mother seems happy with his fathers retirement though...

Assistant: Angelica (24). Not Italian, although her name suggests otherwise. Rumour has it she was bought from a Middle Eastern slave trader, but nothing is confirmed. She's fiercely loyal to Vincento and appears to run the prositution business on his behalf. It is unclear if the two of them have a relationship, but some speculate there is some affection. Nothing Vincento would show as it would provide a weakness that he can't afford to have.

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 10:15:15 AM »
Ok, we need a mechanism to establish if you have any dirt on a given NPC.

Moreover, they might have something on you too - you cannot altogether avoid getting noticed a bit, and a rigged election / lottery (Venetian procedure in selecting people for jobs was a combination of election and drawing of lots - the electors would be decided by lot, sometimes in multiple rounds). You'd therefore need the help of a few well placed people to rig them.

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 02:43:20 PM »
Oh I thought you said it was hereditary...he basically took his father's position...he has much dirt on him  :yes:

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 09:24:16 AM »
Does Vincento have any dirt on the French ambassador that he can think of?

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 09:25:02 AM »
What extra powers does the Capo have during his month long tenure? What drawbacks? (Apart from being confined to the palace)

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 04:38:48 PM »
The powers is that he can direct the resources of the council (sent out spies, decide whether to pass on their reports or not, decide upon arrests and torture). Other members would join in those decisions, but if you can frame it in such a way that immediate action is needed at 3 AM, you can get around most of the consultation. The other members would vote on any measures under normal circumstances - but this situation might become abnormal ;)

Of course, once other members embark on a task, they would be able to issue orders and take action on behalf of the ten all the same (and outside the palace), but only in so far as related to that specific task. The capo's remit is general, not specific.

The downside is the confinement.

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 08:42:30 PM »
Hmmm...I have to think on that...being confined is not something that Vincento will like...then again...it provides opportunity...


Decisions, decisions...

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 02:58:25 PM »
Can we contact our assistants on the outside?

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2018, 12:17:53 PM »
Yes.

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2018, 03:01:00 PM »
Ok, You'd need a roll on this, existing knowledge.

Could it be that the character sheet is missing?

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2018, 08:27:22 PM »
Ah crap...that is very well possible...


I’ll see if I can pull something together next days

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Re: OtS - Vincento Grimani - personal thread
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 09:16:22 PM »
Also roll a perception (when done) to see if you spot anything in the documents.