People don't need Velon's permission to go bring the kids or the body down when the King has already instructed us to do so. I doubt anyone was worried that Velon would suddenly suggest they go against what they just offered to do for the King. Until we had the platform, HOW we were going to get them down was more of an issue since Daishain said there was nowhere nearby to land. I stuck around in the conversation with the King to subtly get back to the part of the conversation where he asked what more he could do for us, since we hadn't received any reward to that point (And to be nice to Zarra).
People don't need Velon's permission to extract parts from the dragon, swim out and tell the castle the battle is won, heal an elven prisoner, etc. Either. I already post plenty and it just bogs the game down. We should save 'permission' and gathering opinions from everyone for when it's life or death to the party, or other major things like which cult to go after next. Rogues should not ask permission, or 'offer' even, to check for traps, nor a wizard detect magic (If our wizard can detect magic, that is). JUST DO IT. There is no harm that can be done. If one cannot tell the difference between an action that should just be done and poses little to no risk to the group versus waking a sleeping dragon, that's a separate issue.
With regard to PC's needing leadership before acting, I've never been in another Dungeons & Dragons party that had to elect a leader. I can see a need for it here to help break up debates and choose a path, but not for mundane tasks.
Edited: Cinder on 22 Minutes Ago
Don't be so humble...you aren't that great. -- Unknown
Can we just hand wave all the logistics at this point? I'm fine with 'we are all safely together again at the feast'. We are making this a lot more complicated than it needs to be. I haven't worried about the specifics of it since it isn't a combat. I'm expecting Daishain to fade to Black this chapter at any minute and for us to level up *smile*.
As to needing a leader Cinder. You should have seen the group without one. Half the party were loners who would just wander off doing their own thing. Lia told the other characters that we were basically a group of people travelling in the same direction. We weren't an adventuring party at that time. I agree with you Cinder regarding mundane tasks. It bogs the game down unnecessarily to wait to be told what to do in that manner. I'm all about keeping the game moving.
Edited: Kyrroeth on 7 Minutes Ago
I'll keep that in mind, when I want to do stuff, then. I guess I'm thinking of those times when someone will choose to do something that jeopardizes the group's goals, just because they post before everyone else. If I had assumed that someone flew up and notified the left-behinds, we never would have found out about the nifty platform, and would have been hoofing it through the woods from miles away. That's the kind of thing I mean. Unnecessary delay.
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