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Episode 441: Dookû's Truce Abuse Ruse


Ah... the truce.

If you ever find yourself in trouble, facing overwhelming odds, doomed to defeat - offer to talk under a banner of truce. Even the most despicable NPC enemies will stop to listen, because your GM will be astounded that you decided to take this tactic, a tactic that no PCs ever use.

As soon as your foe's guard is down, you strike! The truce can be your greatest weapon.

Oh, and if your GM makes rumbling noises about "playing your alignment", just explain that obviously it's for the greater good, so your paladin would be committing an evil act by not breaking the truce.


GM: You arrive in a large observation room. Chancellor Palpatine is bound to a chair.
Obi-Wan: Chancellor, are you hurt?
Palpatine: Master Obi-Wan, Anakin; thank goodness. I'm unharmed, though Count Dookû is around somewhere.
Obi-Wan: Dookû? Hmmm.
Anakin: Someone of your power wouldn't be in this position unless Dookû was a serious threat.
Palpatine: He is treacherous.
{flashback scene of Palpatine and Dookû meeting}
Palpatine: {voice over} "We agreed to meet under a flag of truce."
Palpatine: {in flashback} Count Dookû; you are a disgrace to retired Jedi everywhere. What is it you wish to talk about?
Count Dookû: Ah 'ave come 'ere to discuss mattairs of ze great importance.
Palpatine: {voice over} "When he saw I came in good faith, he captured me."
Count Dookû: 'owever, Ah see you 'ave come without any guards! You are now mah prisonair!
Palpatine: You fiend!
{end flashback}
Palpatine: Do not trust anything he may say.
Obi-Wan: Oh, don't worry. We're good at ignoring things opponents are trying to tell us during fights.

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Published: Sunday, 02 January, 2011; 14:36:51 PST.
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