Game of Thrones the Targaryen Conquest
Chivalry and Dread
Chivalry and Dread are scores that show on noted leaders. Usually under Kings, Queens, and Generals.
It isn’t a measure of fame or reputation, but rather when people talk about a character, what kind of stories they tell. A character with a low chivalry or dread can still have a high reputation or fame, it just means that the stories about the character are less consistent.
Chivalry: Chivalry is a trait associated with heroes, mercy, generosity, self control. People with a high chivalry are often beloved or admired.
- Release captured prisoners.
- spare a defeated foe.
- let fleeing foes escape.
- Be charitable and fair with small folk.
- Stop cruelty when they see it.
Dread: Dread is a trait associated with villains, cruelty, ruthlessness, and violence.
- Execute captured prisoners
- Use torture
- Slay defeated foes
- pursue defeated foes
- let soldiers loot, indulge in rape, and arson.
City and Region Rule:
Cities being ruled by someone with a high chivalry often prosper as the small folk know the ruler will treat them fairly. Cities being run by someone with a high Dread usually have a low crime rate, but the city tends to suffer economically compared to high Chivalry managed cities.
Cities under siege:
Cities, and Nobles are more likely to surrender to chivalrous enemies as they know they will be treated well. They are less likely to surrender to a high dread opponent…who is far less likely to be merciful.