An interesting thought occurred to me last night during a BE session. I’m not sure it’s all that important, but it made me think.
I’m playing a Forged Lord, so I have the Anvil Lord & Hammer Lord traits. With each of those I’m able to bring characters into play with no circles roll. At one point I wanted someone to get access to an GM FoN’s files and thanks to some color, I knew he fancied himself quite the ladies’ man. So I decided to bring in an attractive Anvil Scout to get into some party the FoN was throwing then slip away and get some evidence.
Anyhow, after the fact I decided she could be useful in the future, but since there was no circles roll, how could I turn her into a relationship?
Then the GM made the point, well if you don’t need to roll to bring her in, do you really need a relationship?
So I guess it comes down to with the Hammer/Anvil Lord traits do I have to bring in a nameless NPC from my ranks? Or if I come up with a cool character I like can I give them a name and continue bringing them in? Should they get bumped into a relationship at some point?