Originally Posted by Aevylmar
I'd just like to say that if Skandi knew you sent that letter, he would be cheering like mad and probably dancing around in circles, too. That's precisely the level of mind-control that Chimes needs, except he needs it on a more permanent basis.
Aww, thank you
Although it's not mind control, it's just natural mental influence i.e. mundane persuasion... even if it'll probably cost 5WP to resist, if he fails the roll to negate surprise and doesn't resort to a Charm in defense. Or, y'know, he can take her very reasonable suggestion and play nice
And this does assume he reads the report when she hands it to him - and that the meeting gets to that point - she's not sending this ahead.
(Eris doesn't dislike Chimes. She just trusts him about as far as she could throw a yeddim. But she's hoping he'll take her up on this; she would much rather work with him than against him.)
Now that I won't be double-posting, let's do some rolls, for future reference (if they don't come up due to e.g. Chimes not reading the report, that's fine of course). If I have any of the mechanics wrong, let me know.
Roll for surprise:
+ possible (3d10)(27)
+5 sux from Letter-Within-A-Letter Technique
EDIT: ... wow. 1 sux on 7 followed by 4 sux on 3? I can haz stunt, please? That's 6 sux with no stunt, 8 sux with a 1-die, 9 sux with a 2-die, 10 sux with a 3-die.
Roll for social attack:
Stone of Humble Glory (applies when she's telling the truth without exaggeration or deception, which she is doing here - she's perfectly willing to deal with Chimes, if he'll reciprocate)
+ possible (3d10)(20)
EDIT: Now that's more like it. 12 sux base, 13 with a 1- or 2-die stunt, 15 with a 3-die stunt.
EDIT2: Or alternatively if it's just one stunt that applies to the whole action based on what I wrote, even better
- in that case it would be 12/14/15/16 for 0/1/2/3-die stunt.