Just trying to think of possible things to throw at my player here. My Infiltration phase Vaylen FoN is a high-powered CEO. The player’s is the head of an independent mining guild (a faction added in the World Burner) and also runs an “independent” (read: pirate) broadcasting station where she hosts a Bill O’reilly type of shout show. How would I file a defamation lawsuit against her for some stuff she’s put out about me?
I can see it going one of two ways: 1) a straight versus task with my legal stuff versus hers, or 2) the same thing ending with a Duel of Wits depicting the court battle.
With #2 I could see setting the stakes of the DoW being a fine of some sort (damages or a fine for filing a frivilous suit) but what about #1? Can you negotiate an outcome like that from a straight versus task? Of course #2 seems like the most fun and dramatic way to go with it anyway. Also, it seems to me that #2 would be the perfect in-scene representation of a Flak Maneuver. What do you guys think?
Edit: Oh. Also. The penalty. If there is an obX fine result from this, how would the victorious party be “paid”? Should they be? Maybe it gets handled like a fund or something? I’ll read that part again but would appreciate any suggestions.