dnd 5e – Politics of Daggerford in Rise of Tiamat

My players are about to embark on Rise of Tiamat but have not yet attended the first council meeting. One of the PC’s is a paladin of Lathander, so I expect there will be interaction between them and Sir Isteval.

The adventure says that:

Sir Isteval is a former adventurer and Purple Dragon Knight of Cormyr. Though not an actual member of the Lords’ Alliance, he is present at the Council of Waterdeep as the alliance’s nominal representative for Daggerford. That small settlement can contribute little to the effort to defeat the Cult of the Dragon, however, and in truth, Isteval has been drafted by Cormyr to gain insight into what looks to be a war brewing on its western border.

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he assures those present that his loyalties—to Daggerford, to Cormyr, to the Lords’ Alliance, and to all good folk—are not at cross-purposes.

I’m having a hard time understanding Isteval’s exact position with regard to Daggerford. He is a Purple Dragon Knight of Cormyr, but Daggerford is not in Cormyr. Daggerford is part of the Lord’s Alliance, but Isteval is not a member of the Alliance. He is the “nominal representative” for Daggerford – but who named him, and for what purpose?

Cormyr’s interest in having someone at the Council meetings is obvious, but the Alliance’s interest in having Cormyr involved is less clear. Does Isteval have any ties to Daggerford? Do the local rulers of Daggerford feel resentful or disenfranchised?

It seems like someone in the Alliance is basically saying, “Daggerford isn’t really capable of representing themselves on the Council, so we have named this all-around good guy to represent the interests of Daggerford, even though he has no natural connection to the place. And maybe if he feels responsible for this adopted ward he’ll bring some of his companion Purple Dragon Knights along to help our cause.”

Is that the gist of it?

Why do businesses get involved with politics?

Folks here on DP may know that I have opinions on U.S. and some world politics and am a bit outspoken about same. However, as a sales and marketing professional, the last subject I want to come up with my prospects, customers, etc., is politics (well, maybe religion, but it is a close call as to which is worse.) This is a simple matter of statistics: any such discussion risks alienating a prospect/customer if we disagree. I really do not even want to discuss politics within my own company, because the only opinions that are changed in such discussions, are co-workers’ opinions of each other.

Anyway, that is the background for my mystification as to why a company would risk losing 40% of its prospect/customer base by delving into political issues that they don’t have to? I totally understand lobbying, advertising, etc., for laws/regulations that directly impact your business, but getting involved in unrelated, raw politics does not make any sense to me. Starbucks has done this here in the U.S., and Goodyear just got into the fray and is now in the sights of Trump and his conservative supporters. Why would you risk a boycott like this to ban MAGA hats in the workplace when you do not ban BLM hats there? Never has made sense to me, no matter the politics, and I would love to get folks’ opinions as to why they do this. Note this is not a discussion about any politics, whatsoever. This is about business strategy.
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Politics? WordPress management turns Evil and attempts to make me look bad

If anyone is interested in an investigative journalism project, some details are published on the following URL:

https://pagespeed.pro/corruption.php

While I do not have evidence yet, it appears that the attacks by my landlord may be related and that the people tied to the saboteur from Hollywood are the same people that are now trying to destroy my living space and physical health, as a sort of retaliation.

The name of the film company from the ex-partner was named “Stray (bum)…” and the admin email of his website was ““. The landlord essentially tried to destroy my living place (using Hazardous level air pollution) so that I ended up without a living place for half a year or more. All my furniture was destroyed and the landlord ignored the damage in a way that proves intent. There is clear evidence that the lanlord intended to make me homeless for half a year or more so there must have been a motive to do that.

It may be interesting for some (as outsiders) to discover truth. There have been many people affected by what happened, it would be good for them aswell to discover the true motive behind what happened.

How can it be possible that “out of the blue” a popular WordPress optimization plugin is banned, apparently for “no reason”? Maybe they intended to help me get rid of the bad people that had infected the project.

If anyone is interested in the case (e.g. for investigative journalism or otherwise), the case has been made public on the following address:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=nl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.e-scooter.nl%2Fcorruptie%2F
https://www.e-scooter.nl/corruptie/

If the people who are now attacking me in private are the same people that destroyed the WordPress plugin, they harmed all previous users of the optimization plugin who had been happy with the plugin for the results that the plugin delivered for SEO. The plugin has been essential for many online businesses.

If anyone is interested in an investigative project or is interested in information, you can reach me on .

 

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