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Plot Throughline Verivaltus

A swashbuckling adventure about a woman who sets out to assassinate the eight leaders of a corrupt city of slavers.   Lara is a slave in the floating pirate city of Verivaltus; daughter to the personal consort of one of the Ranesh the Slavemaster, one of the eight self-appointed ward bosses of the city. Ranesh has grown tired of Lara's mother and seeks to replace her. He chooses Lara as his next consort and Lara's mother protests, earning her a slit throat. Lara is dragged to bed and is brutally raped. She attempts to run away and is caught by Ranesh's guards. She is stabbed in the stomach and tossed into the canals of the city. She is plucked from the sluiceways by an older woman named Yuta who nurses her back to health, hiding her from guard patrols.   As her health returns, Lara discovers Yuta is a powerful wizard past her prime. Reading from Yuta's old spellbooks, Lara shows keen aptitude for the Arcane dialect of the Aere, so Yuta agrees to train Lara in mana-weaving. Lara shows a willingness to destroy the Wheel of Command that enslaved and killed her family. She ignores Yuta's warnings about being patient and steals a scroll of magic fire. Lara then traps Ranesh within his own pleasure yacht and sets it on fire with the powerful scroll. Ranesh burns to death inside the flaming husk of his ship. Lara relishes in her victory, but the scroll is easily tracked back to Yuta and Lara arrives just in time to see Yuta beheaded by the captain of the Dockguard.   THIS IS WHAT MY PLAYERS WILL SEE WHEN THEY ENTER VERIVALTUS OMG.


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