So I'm running Damned Cities, some of you may have seen some threads from me talking about such, and the players did some things I didn't really expect nor planned for.
I had them meet up with the Rag Kings for an info dumb, and they learned that two of the mirror pieces were at the Judiciary Court, and so they decided to try and seek audience with them. However when the door guard told them they needed to make a meeting the psyker flashed his badge and the guard still said no. As I was playing the noble court as understanding that they're acolytes and have no real power when it comes down to it to tell them what to do in this situation.
I had the guard tell them that the court was in session and Skarmen was willing to get them an appointment later in the day. They weren't happy.
A player suggested storming the court. We had a small discussion explaining it was likely they would die as I wouldn't really pull punches, they'd likely not even have the backing of their inquisitor at that point and would really be little more than terrorists all considered. They understood and still did.
Firefight ensued a character even lost a leg. I didn't pull punches. They got through the first wave, and explained to them again that even at this point they might still be able to run...unlikely, but possible, and that they were down a player because of his lost frakking leg. They decided to continue and thankfully it was about time to wind the session down anyways so I have a chance to see how I can keep this relatively on the rails.
I was thinking that along with putting the two in another couple of fights that this would be as good a time as any to spring Skarmen's trap with a small modification. Have the Risen disguised as Undertow members instead of Inquisitorial agents, the Risen got in by the security hole the acolytes left entering the building.
They left the player who lost the leg in a small antechamber to hide essentially, but I think I might have the female record keeper find him and try and help him out before her place gets attacked to keep him in the game as well.
Do you think this would work? What would you do in this situation? What do you think I should have the repurcussions be for the attack in the first place?