I'm going to take some time to think about what could be interesting. What I'd like to do is come up with a few potential rumours and make separate rolls for each one (but in the same post, of course).

In the mean time, I'm a little unclear as to what "success" means for my rumours. I'll explain with an example, "the king likes ice cream":
  • Option a: success (the king does actually like ice cream) or failure (he prefers cake, or doesn't care)
  • Option b: success (the majority of the people believe he likes ice cream and have prepared a surprise ice cream statue in his likeness) or failure (these are just the ramblings of one person who saw the king enjoy an ice cream once)
  • Option c: success (Herli has heard the rumour that the king likes ice cream, without knowing whether it's true), or failure (she hasn't heard anything about his dessert preferences at all)

I don't need to know this in order to come up with ideas, but I thought it would be a good idea to let you know.