Wildside / Burning Wheel
All of the characters are prisoners within Xartalca Prison. Whether or not they have committed the crimes of which they are accused, each is sentenced to die within Xartalca.
Enter Lord Hobson. Lord Hobson offers them a choice. They may die immediately, or they will be sent on an urgent mission for the Crown. They must find the Princess Alysanne in one weeks time and return her to Kardia to marry the adolescent King Richard, or die. They are fitted with Slave Collars to ensure their loyalty, and sent to the last known location of the Princess; Freeport in the Marauder's Chain.