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Public relations
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:44:43 PM »
In light of recent events, Natsu needs to generate some positive buzz in Port Talp about his business to offset any negative publicity from the wrongful arrest.

I want to hire a small army of bards to go out into the Cantons and share my story with the general population - an underdog story of an innovative, small business owner seeking to make a difference in people's everyday lives by taking on the oppressive, villainous behemoth of a magic item empire that is looking to stifle change so it can continue to rule from a throne of gold. I want everyone to know about my wrongful arrest, the plot to manipulate the constables, the falsified evidence, and the dismissal of the charges. I want people to tell my story in bars and sing it from the street corners.

I need the equivalent of social media.

I would like to contract 1 bard per Canton for 2 weeks to spread the message in their respective area. I'm think of budgeting a total of 5,000 gc for this. That's 100 gc/wk ea; is that a reasonable amount?

I could use some help staffing up with reliable talent, so I'll offer my fellow guild members a finder's fee of 50 gc for each successful employee referral until I hit my quota.

I will not go quietly into the night.

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Re: Public relations
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 08:31:26 AM »
That budget will work.  There are a few lesser guild member that look for bards for you.
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Re: Public relations
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 09:46:34 AM »
Traguna offers to help spread the word.  He stops by Natsus shop, shortly after Natsu puts the word out about what he's trying to do, with a few kids.

"I threw this little ditty together.  The kids may not look like much, but they can carry a tune. Anyway, (he mumbles a few words of an incantation and music starts playing from out of nowhere) here's 'The King of Port Talp'
(Traguna shimmers for a second and then looks vaguely like Natsu.  From out of nowhere he produces a large walking stick with what appear to be colored streamers (think long pom-pom fronds) coming out of the top)

(kid 1)A magical wand to see dark places
(kid 2)A permanent alarm spell for sleeping spaces
(kid 3)A pair of blink boots to get out of a tight spot
(kid 4)A gaudy suit of armor, well heck yeah, why not

Look at me I'm the King of Port Talp
Suddenly
I'm respectable
(kid 2)Staring right at'cha
(kid 4)Lousy with sta'cha

I stuck it to all of those muckety mucks
I'm slashing my price so upgrade to delux
They can't touch me
Aint I pretty
It's my city
I'm the King of Port Talp

(kid 1)A solid gold rod that grants a blessing
I can enchant you bed so there's less squeaking
(kid 2)A magical brush to change hair color
My prices so low you can buy another

(kid 3)Tip your hat, he's the King of Port Talp
How bout that, I'm the King of Port Talp
(kid 4)In no time flat
(kid 1)You'll know someone
(kid 1)Who says that they knew
(all kids)Our man Natsu

I took out a headline to call out a thug
Got thrown into jail
I'm just a bit smug
When I'm at bat
Monopolys crumble
(kid 1)The proud get humbled
I'm the King of Port Talp

They're gonna wish I was dead or dreaming
Cause now I can see whos behind their scheming
Tomorrow they may try another method
(All kids)Their smear campaign was ineffective

*Dance Break*

Starting now
I'm the King of Port Talp

Aint ya heard
I'm the King of Port Talp
(kid 3)A "Blessing Towel"
Yeah, that is craftable
Magicowners cryin'
My faith, multiply'in

(kid 2)Discounts so huge they blot out the sun
Its part of my creed, magic's for everyone
Come ask me how
Fortune found me
The Collector just crowned me
I'm the King of Port Talp
(all kids)Look and see
Items for a housewife
Items for a good life
I'm the King of Port Talp
(All kids)Victory!
(All kids)Front page story
(All kids)guts and glory
(All kids and Traguna)I'm/He's the King of Port Talp


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Re: Public relations
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Re: Public relations
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 10:20:41 AM »
Istvan runs security quietly.  He's expecting some trouble, so he watches when he's not doing anything else.

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Re: Public relations
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 11:34:08 AM »
50 xp per twin.  That's impressive.  Daane is very proud.
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Re: Public relations
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 11:06:07 PM »
Wow.