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    A seadog looking for crewmates Elenitsa's Avatar
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    Needing an idea...

    In my story, the town lords are harassing the immigrants from the nearby village, because they want those lands too. They had paid men to sabotage the main characters' horses to make them bad reputation with customers (as they were selling horses and making competition to one of the lords' men), they had put fire to the prairie (to seem a natural fire) to burn their fields and the horses on the pasture (it didn't work as planned, the horses were saved, even if their food for the remaining of the year would be scarce)... what else could they do?

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    Steal the horses and drive them to a distant market town and sell them there, or run them off so they scatter and run wild and are hard to round up again. Can't run a horse business if you have no horses to sell.

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    A seadog looking for crewmates Elenitsa's Avatar
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    Thank you! <3 It is very useful.

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    Two more violent ways: Poison the spring where they drink, or led a masked posse to kill the horses (and the wranglers, too).

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    A seadog looking for crewmates Elenitsa's Avatar
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    Good ideas, again! <3 Thank you.

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    Really ratchet up the violence when the subtler efforts don't work - assault the town's people...beat a child...sexually assault (or attempt to) one of the village heroes woman...something to really make the reader hate them.
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