Stoic Witness

20 or 25 XP quest

This Quest is about simply dealing with strange happenstance. Weird stuff is going on, but that doesn’t mean you need to get all bent out of shape about it! Do what you’re doing. Talk about the weird stuff. You’ve got a job to do and you can’t let strange stuff get in the way. Sounds like a Work-and-Study Quest to me. Perhaps something like…

Stoic Witness (25XP)

Major Goals

The HG can award you 5 XP towards this quest when:
  • You maintain your composure even as something world-changing and terrifying is happening just off screen;
  • You give up an opportunity for wealth, power, or happiness, because you have other duties to attend to

You can earn each bonus once, for a total of up to 10 XP.

Quest Flavor

1/chapter, you can earn a bonus XP towards this quest for:

  • go about your work day as usual
  • take pride in a job well done
  • spend time admiring something simple (a flower, a cup of coffee, a stray cat)
  • describe something strange you witnessed to another person
  • give a monologue of seemingly nonsensical gibberish, ostensibly about the nature of reality, but with deep metaphorical relations to current events
  • give a monologue of seemingly nonsensical gibberish, ostensibly about the nature of reality, but apropos of nothing
  • pretend that what you’re doing is more important than it is

You can combine this with an XP Action, but you’re not required to.

Stoic Witness (Simplified) (20XP)

Major Goals

The HG can award you 5 XP towards this quest when:
  • You maintain your composure even as something world-changing and terrifying is happening just off screen.
  • You narrate the events of a phantasmagoric dream state as they occur.

You can earn each bonus once, for a total of up to 10 XP.

Quest Flavor

1/chapter, you can earn a bonus XP towards this quest for:

  • talk about what’s going on around you
  • talk about what’s going on with your everyday life
  • spend time admiring something simple (a flower, a cup of coffee, a stray cat)
  • describe something strange you witnessed to another person
  • find yourself surrounded by water, snow, or strange mute children
  • talk about things you cannot possibly know
  • worry that you might be missing out on something because of work

You can combine this with an XP Action, but you’re not required to.

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