In the game I've been running I've been wondering how much you can do by burning a Destiny point. The rules say that you can burn a DP to:
Avoid certain death. When you use this option, your character is presumed dead and is removed from the story until such time as the Narrator deems it appropriate for the character’s return.
SOIAF Core book p.70
Add a significant detail to a scene, such as gaining a major clue, finding a way out of a nasty predicament, or some other significant and useful element that moves the story along in your favor.
In my game, three PCs have been conspiring together to make one of them the Liege Lord of the Riverlands. Their plot unravelled, and all three of them were sentenced to death for treason.
Should the PCs who have DPs be able to get out of this situation?
I'm kind of torn on this, as I feel that in order to feel like ASOIAF, the game should be quite brutal, and characters should die sometimes, like in the novels. However I'm wondering whether from a rules perspective one could say that Ned was an example of someone who had spent or burned all his DPs?
Would you have let Ned's PC survive when Joffrey decided to ask Ilyn Payne to execute him?