Hey Guys, I'm struggling with a really great idea for a medieval setting story. What I want is a low level prince plots to overthrow the king, and ultimately the emperor of this particular world. What I am having trouble with is getting all the pieces in the "orchestration" that would be involved. What would you need to do so that you could overthrow the fictional government? Specifically where would you need spies, and how would you get them to be spies? What's a realistic form of blackmail for this setting? I've tried to plan it all out, and the reason for planning it is this: I love reading a book that when you get to the end everything falls into place and you say "Ahh, that guy was in on it?!" I love the realization that these characters you've been reading about for the whole book are dirty bad guys and you had no clue. What I have now: Prince poisons king, takes over the thrown. Ultimately he would need to have the emperors favour to get close enough to kill him, so that in tales a spy in the emperors palace. Thanks in advance!