>After many years you finally found BBEG hideout
>Battle was long, half of your companions died and you are heavily wounded but in the end you won
>Suddenly you see crying little girl
>,,Why did you kill my daddy?''
What would you do?
Not care, tell her that her father was evil and tried to kill everyone, point out the fact that he killed everyone else in this room, and direct her to an orphanage.
If the DM presses the matter, ignore him and whatever bullshit he is trying to pull.
There are only two options here.
"Your father was a monster and deserved to die. When you grow up and you still feel raw about it, I'll be waitin' ."
2.) roll to subdue and mount, Neutral Evil has all the fun.
Explain that her father tried to destroy the world and refused to negotiate, while Detecting Thoughts. If it's the BBEG in disguise, or detect ill intentions or thoughts, or detect nothing, or detect fake thoughts, Hold Monster and repeatedly Suppress Memory, then offer apprenticeship and promise to tell what happened after some time.
No shit I know that.
I'm talking about raping a young girl that did nothing wrong other than being the daughter of the man that I just killed. But she was the spawn of my enemies and will not know mercy.
That's Neutral Evil.
Because Neutral Evil = "I take what I want and what I want right now is her sweet ass"
And that's what I meant.
Shout "Potential hostile! Neutralise!"
At that point she gets knocked down, bound hand and foot, and a day's worth of sleep toxin pumped into her system.
She can hear all about it from the cleanup crew, we've got to finish neutralising the rest of the place first.
Kill her too since she's evil too, then laugh at my DM when he gets butthurt and tries to defend his reasoning behind having a perfectly innocent child right here in the super evil BBEG headquarters. Then I tell him that there's nothing he can do about it and offer to run a game that isn't utterly retarded for the rest of the players.
Tywin Lannister that shit. Put her to the sword. Put everyone in his castle/lair/whatever to the sword. Burn the place to the ground. Let everyone know that I'm now in charge, and I won'the be making the mistakes BBEG made by letting people like me live.
Call it what you like, in scenario 2 I'm playing evil.
Its more about the context and who she is than the act itself.
It has absolutely nothing to do with her age and everything to do with who she is.
Also, look at where you are, I figured I'd just be the asshole who said it because if somebody was going to take it there, I was going to take it there first.
wow, way to destroy her. First, you kill her dad, then you show that her only friend in the world was out every night brutally murdering people and making children orphans.
Way to kick a kid while she's down. I bet you steal painkillers from the burn victims you sent to the hospital.
Your father was sick, child. A sickness called the Dark Symmetry. By the time we found you, the cancer had spread too far. It was too late to save him.
It's not too late for you, come with us. We may yet make you well.
"He did horrible things to a lot of people who did nothing to deserve it. I gave him countless chances to give up peacefully, and each time he laughed in my face and usually followed up by hurting the people I love. I truely, honestly wish that it hadn't come to that, but if I had to relive it I would probably make the same choice. All I can say is that I am sorry for your loss, and I will understand if you hate me for the choice I made."
In a true mideval setting yes, but this is (I am assuming anyway) a D&D setting, which has modern values in a setting with technology of a mideval setting. Sorry if that confuses you.
You fucking wish. I've called the Bureau of Land Management on you. When they're done your childhood home will be a turtle preserve.
I didn't ever call you a 'that guy', I simply stated that there might have been other morals back then (granted with greentext), especially with roaming murderhobos for hire.
It may not be your way to portray your world and I personally share your sentiment, but the treatment of children back then was quite bad.
If you weren't worked to death in some small coal/saltmine shaft you could consider yourself really lucky.
Im not him but it confuses me. Modern values exist because of our society and our natural situation. Medieval values existed as they were because of the life that they led. It was hard it was dirty and if you are lucky you live to see 30. Getting married young was a real coping mechanism to have childten at all.
"Your father...is...see...look, it's really complicated, more complicated that a child like you should have to deal with. I'll try and explain everything to you. I don't expect you to believe me now. I don't expect you to understand. But I hope that, when you're older, you will."
(And then in the next campaign, if possible, I would so totally be playing that little girl, 15-ish years later, just for the opportunities)
NO, YOU DIDN'T.
Medieval cultures did practice betrothal, but that's not the same thing. For your average peasant or burgher family, you might have a quick mock marriage ceremony (more an excuse to have a party than anything else), but the actual marriage and the consummation of that marriage wouldn't occur until the bride was at least 15 usually 16 or older. Still young by our standards, but biologically able to have sex and bear children.
There were cases where very young girls were married off, but that was primarily for political reasons.
Someone who goes out of his way to rape little girls would be considered sick even back then.
Offer the girl a dagger, kneel beside her and point the dagger at my heart. Say to her that If she thinks that revenge solves all the problems in the world then go ahead, enact your retribution. If not, stand beside me and let's give your father a proper burial.
Does that mean I will finally be the Turtle King, as I have dreamed about since childhood?
You are truly the kindest soul! Bless you, you uncalled for saint!
It's important to learn the nature of the world while young.
>after many years of conflict you finally find the BBEG's lair
>after a arduous fight, you eventually win, but have yet to strike the final blow
>the BBEG begins to weep with what seems to be remorse or regret
would yo grant mercy?
I'm not mad, I just say things like I see them.
But I might have misunderstood: you only wanted to point out that it was a thing in the middle ages? And you wouldn't necessarily put it in one of your games?
"I will bring you to an orphanage- you will learn who he is there. Should that answer not satisfy you, seek me out, and I will show you who your father was."
"Until then, I can only offer you comfort in your sorrow. You did not deserve to be hurt here."
>Leave her her father's sword
>Wait for the plothook
"It is over. May you find justice and mercy wherever you go."
>Execute (or imprison, if possible)
My Ultrasmirf would probably just silently hug her and say. "Your father was possessed by chaos. He is at peace now and his soul rests with the Emperor" or something like that while keeping her away from the Inquisitor.
My marine has a soft spot for children (and so do I) so he'd probably send her away to the Sister Seroritus or something like that. Screw what the Inquisitor wants.
Wrong order anon.
First the girl asks "Why do you want to kill my daddy?"
Then, while the character tries to explain, the girl pulls the lever dropping him into the crocodile pit.
And then BBEG and his daughter have some good family bonding watching the show..
>,,Why did you kill my daddy?''
Your daddy was acting naughty.
He paid the price that naughty boys pay. Naughty girls get a lot worse than he got. You're not a naughty girl, are you?
I hope not. You don't want to see what happens to bad girls.
He's an Ultramarine, so he'll always believe he's in the right. But it's also part of his character since he went completely AWOL for three days because he heard a rumor a child might be stuck in an abandoned ruin in an old battlefield which was now infested with Orcs.
He's actually under Captain Titus since our current setting takes place in the Ultramarines game. We're an Ultramarines forward squad that is lead by him (the GM) and I'm sure he wouldn't mind a small detour in order to save a precious human life.
Your father did bad things. Killed many other people's daddies, their mommies, brothers and sisters too. Your daddy had caused unfathomably evil acts, and for that he needed to be stopped.
Whatever he was to you, good father or bad, hold it close to you, but remember who he was in full, and who he was before he begun down this dark path.
I can find those who will take care of you, and with a little miracle, give you the love that my blade has deprived you of. In time, you will either atone for his actions with your own, or a righteous blade like my own will stop you.
Tell them penance is the price of forgiveness, and that I hope they live long enough to receive it. Then offer that we retire and become monks together, where I can keep an eye on them.
Depending on which BBEG we're talking about?
DnD 3.5: "Your father put three little girls like you on spikes outside the castle walls. Their father was killed by yours. Their mother was thrown to his men, and then had her throat cut open. I am a Paladin of Heironeous - justice demanded he be killed, along with all that is good and decent in this world. But you are yet a child, innocent of his crimes - and I do not Sense Evil in you. I will take you as a squire, so that you might be raised without your father's failures marking you."
Dark Heresy: "HOW IS YOUR FATHER A DAEMON PRINCE AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-" Then followed by very concerned chainsword cleaving.
Rogue Trader: "Yer wot? Zoggin' 'umies wit' dere gabbin'. LOOKIT YA, YER SO SCRAWNY."
Call of Cthulhu: "Aw- aw jeez, this is... ah, come the fu- okay, heeeey. Hey kid. Don't worry, just... hey, let's get over here, alright? 'course the fuckin' inbred Irish cultist has got a kid, they breed like rabbits... heeey, don't cry. I'm, ah... I'm your uncle. Your daddy's just... sleeping, right now. C'mon." And then drive her to the police station I work for to get some help sorting this out (more common than you think in real life).
The question wasn't hard, stop being autismos going "lel children? wtf is this."
"It was not my intention to do this in front of you. For that, I'm sorry. But you can take my word for it, your father had it coming. When you grow up, if you still feel raw about it, I'll be waiting."
I won't sugar coat it.
I tell her that her father was an evil man and killed a lot of people, and that he needed to be stopped before he hurt anyone else.
After that I take her and raise her as my own. Teach her about good and evil, hope she grows up a decent person that lives a normal life.
"Because he was weak, or else he would have killed me." Then either take the kid in, kill it, or abandon it there in the evil lair.
My barbarian is not the decision-maker of the party
Bury my friends and her father without talking. Wait until that work is done and then sit down with the girl.
"Your father hurt countless people, maybe somewhere within his mind those actions was just but I had to stop him. I will give you my word now. If you ask me to forfeit my life I will, if you would rather seek to learn what your father did then you will as well."
Now we have a new plot of touring the lands and cleaning up the BBEG's mess all the while protecting the little girl from people that seek to kill her in the name of "justice" and remains of the BBEG's forces that want her.
>first of all wonder how in the actual crap theres an untainted child in the center of chaos
>especially being failbaddons kid
>this child is either a null, or definitely some warp tainted hellspawn.
>go figure out which, and either purge or convert
this i some extra special brand of super heresy i sense here.
I inform the BBEG that we were aware of his little girl clone resurrection plan and that his magic has been sealed, and his punishment will be to be sealed within that form until his penance is served and he becomes a good person.
>BBEG has only one surviving child
>it's a young girl
Fuck yes. Time to usurp the throne.
Quietly usher her away from the scene of the battle and then quickly marry her off to my son the next day, before any of the more distant claimants to the BBEG's title catch word of what's happened. Sure, she'll be traumatized and miserable at first, but if she's anything like her late father was, she'll get over it pretty quickly when she finds out she's at least nominally a queen now.
Of course, their youth means that I'll be the regent for a decade or so until they come of age, so there's that. Plenty of time for a little good old fashioned embezzlement.
I ask the paladin to hold her still while I gently implant a seed under her eyelid. If she is evil, the seed will grow barbed hooks and blind her permanently in that eye. For years, the seed will grow bit by bit, pulsating into a tumourous mass. Eventually, it will burst open and split hur entire body in half, blooming into an enormous white lily.
If she's truly innocent, then the seed will immediately gestate into a small lily over her eye socket. I cogratulate her on her purity of heart and ask her to gaze once more upon her father. As a new handmaiden of the Lady, she can't fail to detect the overwhelming evil. I tell her that she can help us destroy all the evil in the world, if she takes an oath and joins me as a fellow supplicant of the Lady.
Detect Evil, if clean, explain and teach JUSTICE to her, if she pings, then I'll do what I must.
It's funny how people make a fuss about videogames like GTA and Doom and such having a corrupting influence on the youth, but I'm pretty sure Crusader Kings 2 actually makes people evil.
Give her her father's weapon and tell her that I'll be waiting for her when she's ready.
The concept was inspired by Zero, though not fully. The deity in question is a Lovecraftian cosmic horror flower gardener. Her seeds feed on more than the physical and cause all manners of fervent psychosis. The most prominent manifestation is religious fervour.
Her cult is the dominant faith.
>Running an M. Bison character in Savage Worlds who's trying to be the biggest BBEG in the universe
>mfw today is Tuesday
>having their child with them
>especially one that cries at the death of their father instead of taking advantage of it.
>and doesn't even take up his lightsaber to at least attempt revenge.
She's no child of his.
Leave her feeling vengeful. It's probably better than just sad.
>Sometimes God takes daddies and puppies away. And sometimes... Sometimes I do.
I'd take her to the rest of her family and force them to leave the land and never return. If she has no family, I'd kill her as quickly as I can. Better than living in a filthy orphanage. Then I'd convert their land into a church of my faith.
It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it.
Most people actually lived fairly long lives (into their 60's maybe 70's, of course that depends more on the location, and status of the individuals in question), the reason the "average" life span was skewed so short was due to the large rate of infant mortality.
Your Daddy isn't dead. He simply has lost his job, company, money and status to a hostile takeover by my company. He got a bit angry and told his meta-human mercenaries to pull me apart limb from limb. My own Meta-human mercenaries took exception to that.
Sure, the pony will have to go, and you're not going to be tutored anymore, but if you want a job 15 years down the line give me a call okay? Oh and here is the number for my therapist. You might need it down the line
(Char is like Lex Luthor but with the mindset of a Neutral Good Paladin. Acts as a money/tech guy for a group of superheroes, generally acts as cleanup/imprisonment for the villains they encounter)
The dark-haired elf considered the girl for a moment before slowly taking a knee before her.
"Junges Paar... 'tis difficult to explain. Thy father was a great man, a man who did many great things in his life- but he also made many mistakes, and his mistakes cost many men and women their lives."
The elf took the girl by the shoulder, and, standing, lead her out of the room in which her father's corpse lay, closing the doors behind them. He was silent for some time, regarding the tearful child with a mixture of bemusement and regret.
"Your father was a good man, yes? I'm sure he taught you about justice and order. Your father needed to be brought to justice for the atrocities he committed, great man or no."
The elf knelt again, reaching into his jerkin to remove a small ivory carving of a shield, hanging on a silver chain. Removing it, he gently placed the necklace into the child's hand.
"Nothing I can do would give you your father back, Junges Mädchen, but I make you a promise. Your father will be remembered for the good he did for the world first, not for the horrors and illness he brought upon us."
Closing the child's hand, he stood, unmoving for a moment and staring at the girl, before re-entering the room where his comrades were tending to the dead and wounded.
Character is the leader of the party, a Lawful Neutral elf Ranger. BBEG was a good guy originally who made some very poor decisions and basically caused the Apocalypse.
I refuse the DM's shitty attempt at guilttripping, and accept the fact that many of the evil people my character has killed likely had families, and that the world sadly isn't that simple.
See if she has any living relatives. If not, put her in an orphanage.
Alwsys see this shit being talked around kobolds and necromancers.
Even though they forget that adventurers are hired and usually its cause they are pricks or serving bigger pricks. "Ooh, you killed the monsters family you big meany poopy pants players!" Yeah well fuck you they were cunts, its not like murder is fucking subjective.
Were you aware of what he stole?
A husband, a wife.
A father, a mother.
A brother, a sister.
A son, a daughter.
I offer stories, and nothing more. Do not allow sorrow to shroud you from answers.
"uuuuu your dad was a bad guy". child continues to cry. " I will let you play with my pet cat if you don't cry" child blankly stares at the scruffy man before. His bow still in his hand she pushes on a fake smile. " Sure, but what will happen to me" the man kneels down and pats the child on the head. "I can show you how to use a bow so you can get food" the girl begins to quiz the man more and more. He stutters out each replying that he knows how to do it. Growing nervous the man puts a hand over the Childs mouth. " how about you and me just go get Whiskey and some food" the child smirks with her eyes full of tears. " Fine but I still blame you for this"
>Dude stop crying, you're making this awkward.
>Oh come on! Snot? Really?
>After all the shit you pulled you're gonna cry like a little bitch?
>You should have at least figured out that this is gonna happen one day.
>Like what the fuck? You wiped out entire cities, forced parents to murder their children, then used the corpses as fertilizer, declared every Tuesday as forced sodomy day, made orcs pacifist, made the elves warmongers and worst of all you burned that kitten orphanage!
>Thats it, you stay there! I'm getting a bard to rape you.
Tell her that her father is dead because he tried to cheat Brektor the Foul, and her debt will come due in ten years time.
Then teleport away with the rest of the party, and burst into laughter.
Well, niece, he did kill your grandfather and grandmother, my father and mother, mocked me as I was helplessly watching and then got on exciting adventure of slaughter and rape ever since. Figure it out from there.
Did your father ever teach you the word "justice?" Let me tell you what it means. It means doing what is right, even when it is hard, even when it breaks your heart to do it. Your father had done so much evil, and came close to destroying the world, for him and nobody else. Justice means that I had to stop him, because he is no more or less important than any of the hundreds of people he's slaughtered, and the only way to stop him was to kill him. I wish I didn't have to, but it was the only way.