Posted By Jourfrend at 07:43 AM - Sun Mar 19 2017
Yes, but what the OP may have meant was, what about day one after the Exposition when the game goes live and all of a sudden a town or city has a "ward" explosion or the coming-of-age of several heretofore children. Do we explain the wards as recent war/plague/disaster orphans or will the story-engine create something to explain the population explosion.
I mean if I've known the NPC Baker family and their four kids throughout exposition and then "BAM" all the kids become 15yr olds at game start, is there some in-story reason?
Yes that is the idea, details are not totally like that as wards, just like children, will already exist in the world, but yes as you say, since those character exist we may have interacted with or known them for some time during exposition and then "suddenly" they start to change.
That NPC baker family you talking about, the ones on Oak street, i remember their kids, the elder son was helping his father at the bakery, every body was sure he'll take the shop after his old man retire, but hey, that will not happen, on THAT day he and his sister and brother, they all went out into the world, they were only talking about adventure and grand stories, only young timmy stayed, was too young to leave any way. You know what those kid became ?
Not sure, heard the sister married a baron in the south and became a lady or something, she never came back to see her parents, the elder son would have better taken after his dad cause after a few years of adventuring ended up hanged for banditry they said, think that broke the baker's heart, he never recovered.
What about the other son, any news ? yes that one came back he said he traveled parts of the world, tried to be a merchant but finally came back home to take care of the family when the old man got sick.
That was a strange day right ? people have said what happened to those bakers happened to lots of other families too.....