I’d just like to throw this out there and see what people think of the idea, or might have input to add.
I’d like to run some missions immediately following the Winter of 52. Gwendolyn has dispatched her best Guards to do the work of getting the Territories ready for Spring. But in the back of her mind, she remembers the threat that came to them in winter. Treachery. Yet, she can’t devote so much resources to digging up those who might still be loyal to Midnight’s cause and a threat to the guard. So she commissions a lesser experienced Patrol to a secret mission. travel to the cities and keep their eyes and ears open for signs of subversion and conspiracy. they may have to do things that a normal Guardmouse could not have authority to do. So they must travel incognito. I was thinking that they might be able to travel as a band of merchants, since the patrol leader’s family are merchants, or possibly performers and musicians. (will have to encourage players to pick a music-wise or acting-wise or something. ) When traveling between cities and towns they must still uphold the duties of a Guard, fixing trails and what not, but when they get to a settlement, their new personas get put on. then they’ll have to look for those mice who were acting on Midnight’s behalf, reducing stock in cities and generally making things harder for mice and mad at the Guard.
Meanwhile, Midnight is alive and well, and still has allies within the Territories. His Black Axe ploy failed, so he must devise a new way to bring down the Guard. Perhaps he can find another symbol under which he might bring people to his cause. I’m kinda wavering between stealing those legendary Horns mentioned on the cover of Tales of the Guard, or maybe finding a convincing actor who can portray himself as Tiernan the Bold. (who happens to be throwing in his lot with Midnight). Tiernan’s legend seems to hint that the mouse might become immortal
After putting a stop to the subversives, the Patrol will eventually learn about Midnight’s activities and they’ll have to discover where he is and expose his plot.
there will be a few more mundane missions thrown in for fun, and I’ll probably do the Deliver the mail mission to get everyone used to the system in our first game. But what do folks think? Would it fly? What other nefarious pl;oys might Midnight use to bring down the Guard?