Have you had any of your characters engage in a little trolling against their enemies (or fellow crewmen) when violence isn't an option for one reason or another?
Curious about this because it's the first thing my character did in a recently-started game over on Myth Weavers. We're playing through Lure of the Expanse and the GM's hook was an invitation by someone I added to my Trader's background; Gabriel Van Rikke, youngest child of the Van Rikke Dynasty who have been in an economic war with the Morek Dynasty (my character's family) for generations. He is also smitten with my character (Lady-Captain Jesebelle Morek, second-child and current Warrant Holder of the Morek Dynasty) so managed to get a scented letter to her while she was stocking up on Port Wander.
To my sweet Lady Jessebelle
Before I go on, I must attest that the little cut you gave me during our last match will be around a little longer than I previously thought, even with the best Chirugeons on Scintilla, they say it will leave quite the scar, though every time it aches it reminds me of you. You managed to surprise even me that day, I saw your eyes full of passion, your body moving with grace as we both sweat in the heat of the duel... I could not resist, and to see you spurn my affections, In what I am sure is the most enjoyable of games, only makes me want you even more.
But no matter, I hope that once you are done with your little dealings with that dreaded slime of a merchant, Alfcan, and your childish adventures in Koronus that you will cast off that wretched Morek title and meet me in Footfall. Oh, I hope you are not surprised, my love, fathers men are simply the best at finding people, and subtlety Is not one of your strengths.
I even went to the trouble of adding your name to the Liege's list for a little masquerade ball he is holding, I will be attending on official business, a very stodgy affair, but father says it will lead us to a world filled with treasure, enough to fill the family coffers twice over! He says the legend of the 'Dread Pearl' are true, and that a couple of Footfall psykers are going to tell it at what he calls a Foretelling, a very hush hush, invite only business to occur in the next couple weeks, I wish I could tell you more, my little bat, but I'm afraid there is too much at stake on this one. I do hope you take me up on my offer, if you do attend the ball, I will be the one with the claw fiend mask.Signed the ever dashing
Gabriel Van Rikke
For reference; even if Jesebelle weren't ***, she would still want to strangle this guy. He's the arrogant sort who thinks he's the Emperor's gift to women. The following is her reply, which was left to marinate in the... 'unique aroma' of the ship's waste disposal system the whole way from Port Wander to Footfall, then placed inside an air-tight container to be delivered personally to Gabriel with the messenger using a picter to record his reaction upon opening said container.
I admit, your letter caught me by surprise. The scent, however, was not surprising and I think you've already noticed my own little take on the idea. Might want to just use an Astropath next time.
The Dread Pearl does have me curious, though, so rather than use it as a chance to brutally murder your arrogant, self-centred backside, I may just attend this masquerade after all. You shouldn't have any trouble recognising me; Emperor-knows you've done enough visual spelunking of my cleavage that you could probably recognise it anywhere. Which is why I will be tearing out your eyes one day.
As for the scar, my apologies - I was aiming for the artery in your neck.
Hoping you contract a horrible illness from this letter's treatment,
So has anyone else done something just to tweak an enemy's nose or annoy them? Because the nonsense a Rogue Trader could get away with... *descends into evil, maniacal laughter*
BTW, while I think of it; does this forum have spoiler tags or the like? I can't find them on the toolbar above so I assume not.