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Can I create NPCs?
Q. Can I create NPCs?
A. Once you begin the game you cannot create any NPCs of influence, nor can you determine who is in any room you enter to gain an advantage. You can only determine your own characters reactions and actions after all.
The only exceptions to this are during the character creation process, when you create full and interesting lives and populate it with people in your background story, and during the recess write ups. Those NPCs will not make it into court. If you do want to bring them with you, that is considered a benefit. We recommend that you try and include one or two NPCs from our list in the Biographies in your background, especially NPCs currently played, as that ties you closer into existing stories.
During the game you can create NPCs, or presume an existing one helps you, that are mundane, such as a shopkeeper, or a page opening a door for you.
NPCs you control
Characters may create one minor NPC for their main character, a maid or manservant. They may run short errands such as delivering letters, speak to your character in your rooms and open the door of your quarters. They are considered lower level commoners, who can't read or write. Under no circumstances should they be treated as second PCs. You cannot send them out into the world to talk with NPCs as you would with your character. Any situation where you send your servant instead of handling it yourself, will be less successful.
Once your PC has a household you will be able to create more NPCs, such as the cook, some extra maids etc. You may also have limited control over your NPC spouse/lover/fiancée.