View Full Version : Game Thread: Night of the Werewolves III


Pages : [1] 2 3

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 12:25 PM
The Cast

Acolyte Ulyaoth - “Recently” arrived from the big Temple up north, married a local girl.
Astrologer Grillick - That local girl, now the Acolyte’s wife these past 10 years. Human. Murdered.
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg – Simple and strong and married to the Weaver since forever.
Butler Hitti-Litti – Manservant in employ to the Explorer; dapper and circumspect. Human. Hung
Carpenter Bad Player – Tends to leave projects slightly undone. Widowed father of Sonne. Human. Murdered.
Choir Leader -Zoe- – Wife of the Tanner but everyone in town says she’s married to the choir.
Clerk Rogueknight - Son of the Storekeeper and the Midwife, he basically runs the joint now.
Cook Immortius – Works at the local tavern when she’s not tending to her sickly newborn baby. Human. Murdered.
Explorer Deathling – En route to the wild south; stymied first by a bad wagon and now by wolves.
Innkeeper PrinceScamp – Always the happiest villager to welcome outsiders to Foxford. Werewolf. Hung.
Midwife Vigilant – The closest thing to a doctor in Foxford, sharp-tongued but respected. Human. Hung.
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar – Business partner of the Innkeeper, he handles the less-glamorous side.
Stableboy Lorgen – The strapping young offspring of the Tanner and the Choir Leader
Storekeeper Xuenay – Idle after years of gouging local farmers, now often found at the tavern. Killed trying to escape. Werewolf.
Tanner Conroe – Apprenticed his son to the Stable Owner because of their common work ethic.
Tavern Owner Grey Fox – Another “recent” arrival, but quite popular thanks to his profession.
Trapper Nikis-Knight – Newlywed husband to the Cook and father of their baby Chloe. Hung. Werewolf.
Village Idiot Subanark – Usually seen feeding pebbles to ducks or throwing biscuits at snakes.
Weaver DueAccident - Married to the Blacksmith for ages and the most patriotic of the villagers.

Timeline Overview

Sunup Day One - The maiden Sonne (npc) is found murdered by werewolves.
Noon Day One - Carpenter Bad Player is elected Mayor of Foxford
Sundown Day One - Butler Hitti-Litti is hung. He was human! He possessed the Cane Sword!

Sunup Day Two - Cook Immortius is found murdered by werewolves. Baby Chloe (npc) is found, alive!
Sundown Day Two - Stable Owner Chandrasekhar is given the Cane Sword.
Sundown Day Two - Innkeeper PrinceScamp is hung. He was a werewolf!

Sunup Day Three - Astrologer Grillick is found murdered by werewolves. They've taken a gristly vengance.
Sundown Day Three - Midwife Vigilant is hung. She was human! Now without milk, sickly baby Chloe dies!

Sunup Day Four - Carpenter Bad Player is found murdered by werewolves. He had named Lorgen his successor as Mayor.
Sundown Day Four - Trapper Nikis-Knight is hung. He was a werewolf!

Sunup Day Five - Foxford awakes to discover all her livestock slaughtered!
Sundown Day Five - Storekeeper Xeunay is killed trying to escape! He was the last werewolf!

Foxford is saved!


:trophy: Winners! :trophy:
Acolyte Ulyaoth
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg
Choir Leader -Zoe-
Clerk Rogueknight
Explorer Deathling
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar
Stableboy Lorgen
Tanner Conroe
Tavern Owner Grey Fox
Village Idiot Subanark
Weaver DueAccident
Wonder Dog Hitti-Litti

:dance: Fulfillment Achieved! :dance:
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg
Clerk Rogueknight
Cook Immortius
Midwife Vigilant
Storekeeper Xuenay
Trapper Nikis-Knight
Village Idiot Subanark
Weaver DueAccident
Wonder Dog Hitti-Litti

:run: Ghost of a Chance :run:
The winner is the only one to even atempt an entry ... our very own Astrologer Grillick! :clap:

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 12:26 PM
The Story

The raven’s-eye view of Foxford takes in the entirety of that desolate hamlet. Besides its location near the fringes of the Elohim Empire, there is nothing to distinguish it from the thousands of peasant villages scattered throughout Elohim. There is a tiny inn near the road heading north to Straatus. Set further back from the road lies the rest of the village: a small general goods store, the village smithy, some tradesman huts, some homes, and, of course, the local watering hole. These surround the ambitiously named Village Square, a patch of scrubby grass with a stubby, unpainted flagpole at one end. Mongrel dogs scratch and sniff at its base. A crude Elohim banner, sun-bleached paint upon heavy homespun, manages an occasional flap in the hot, dry breeze.

But ravens are cunning birds, and these are not ordinary times. Trouble is afoot in Foxford, and her ravens are on the wing. Today the raven’s-eye view of Foxford is that of a dark shape on the aft horizon.

Consider, instead, the wren’s-eye view of Foxford. She flits past backyard goat pens and chicken coops, beats her wings and is up and over a rough wooden fence. Then tucking her wings, she scoots deftly between a wagon’s wheel spokes, spreads them to bank around a well, then with a couple flaps is through open stable doors. A draft team whinnies in alarm as she flaps past, up and into the hayloft above. The wren’s eye view of Foxford is not concerned so much with dramatic aerial spectacle as it is with warmth and shelter. An open knothole in the common wall between the stable and the inn leads to both. A couple hops, and:

At first the Innkeeper was delighted to have the Traveler in town. Who wasn’t? He was well dressed in the manner of a gentleman cavalry officer, and likewise well mannered, if taciturn. Plus he was not unwilling to part with a doubloon when the occasion called for it. He alone represented a windfall, but he was not the half of it.

The tiny inn was filled to bursting with two more guests. If the Traveler was not unwilling to part with a doubloon, the Explorer (with his servant) seemed obsessed with distancing himself from the stuff entirely. Every tradesperson in town had been put to work repairing his wagon and gear.

And where did these good citizens come to spend their personal windfalls? Why here at the inn, for a change, instead of that grubby little tavern. Oh how good those days were! How indescribably sweet those days seem now. Those long lost days, of ten minutes ago.

“My whip! My whip it has been stolen! Who has done this thing? Confess!” The Traveler was always imposing, now he is simply horrifying. There is something inhuman about the glint in his eyes, the set of his jaw. No one dares speak. “So that is how you wish it, yes? So be it! Let the blood be upon this village’s own hands!”

The Traveler storms out into the night. Others present soon slip away to their own quarters, sobered by the Traveler’s words, and wondering at their exact meaning.

Sunup, Day One of the Ordeal. The maiden Sonne is found murdered.

The answer is not long in coming. That night, faint howls and screams are heard in the distance. At daybreak rooster crows are accompanied by a bloodcurdling scream. Villagers come running towards the sound from all corners. The body of Sonne the milkmaid is ravaged almost past the point of recognition. Sonne was the widower Bad Player's daughter and barely past her 16th birthday. The tragedy of her death is overshadowed by an even darker realization. It was Werewolves that killed the Carpenter's daughter. Tracks around the body show that there were three separate attackers. The village will have to find and kill these werewolves if any are to survive. The village will have to elect a mayor to serve during the emergency. The village will need a gallows.

Carpenter Bad Player and Blacksmith thomas.berubeg begin building gallows in the Village Square beneath Foxford’s homemade symbol of empire. The rest of the villagers gather around to watch the dread apparatus go up while they cast votes for mayor. Before night comes someone must be found guilty and hung for Sonne’s murder.

Noon, Day One of the Ordeal. Carpenter Bad Player is elected Mayor.
Acolyte Ulyaoth -
Astrologer Grillick - Bad Player
Butler Hitti-Litti -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Bad Player
Carpenter Bad Player - Bad Player
Choir Leader -Zoe- - PrinceScamp
Clerk Rogueknight - Bad Player
Cook Immorius -
Explorer Deathling -
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Viligant -Carpenter Bad Player
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar -Bad Player
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay - Bad Player
Tanner Conroe - Bad Player
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -Bad Player
Trapper Nikis-Knight -
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Bad Player

Carpenter Bad Player - 10
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -1
Majority declared for Bad Player
Much of the day passes before a decision is made on Mayor. Most of the village spends the day in the Village Square, even bringing out their livestock to graze on the scrubby grass. Tanner Conroe stalks the gallows, occasionally frowning and boncing up and down on the planking. Below an improvised picnic breaks out around noon as villagers decide to share their lunch. The village mongrels are enthusiastic about this development and much collateral damage is suffered by a knockwurst string. Yet, a pall still hangs over the air. People steal glances at Clerk Rogueknight and Stableboy Lorgen. As the only maiden in Foxford, Sonne was certain to wed one of them. Now both are without prospects. How sad, how very sad, in a tiny community such as this.

Finally a concensus is reached. A victor is quickly declared by the 18 villagers left off the hook. Filled with authority by ancient Elohim Law, the new Mayor, Carpenter Bad Player, steps forward to declare legal that which is about to happen . By his confident stride, you'd swear he'd been in a position of authority before.

“I think we all agree that if we ever catch the thief that stole the whip and started this terror in the first place that we’ll just use these gallows four times instead of three.”

Amid the crowd’s roar of approval is heard a phlegmy voice asking, “Who knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of man?”

“I think we also agree that anyone caught leaving town before these crimes are solved will also get the gallows. That means you and your wagon too, Explorer Deathling. None of us are above Elohim Law.”

Again the crowd registers its approval, though perhaps more with uncertain cough and less with firey roar.

“Don’t worry yourselves over my wagon Mayor.” Explorer Deathling almost smiles. “It can barely outpace a walking man. Anyone here is free to try to outpace a wolf. You’ll find me at the inn.”

The Mayor nods satisfaction. “Then by Elohim Law I declare these lawful proceedings. None may leave – none can leave – until our lands are free of this evil. May Junil have mercy on us all.”

Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.

Sundown, Day One of the Ordeal. The Butler Hitti-Litti is hung.
The Mayor is Carpenter Bad Player

Lynch Votes (to post 102)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Hitti-Litti
Astrologer Grillick - Hitti-Litti
Butler Hitti-Litti - thomas.berubeg
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Hitti-Litti
Carpenter Bad Player - PrinceScamp
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight - Grillick
Cook Immortius - Hitti-Litti
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - Bad Player
Midwife Vigilant - Hitti-Litti
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - PrinceScamp
Stableboy Lorgen - PrinceScamp
Storekeeper Xuenay - Hitti-Litti
Tanner Conroe - PrinceScamp
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Hitti-Litti
Village Idiot Subanark - Bad Player
Weaver DueAccident - Hitti-Litti

Current Poll
2 - Astrologer Grillick
1 - Blacksmith thomas.berubeg
8 - Butler Hitti-Litti is condemned to the gallows!
2 - Carpenter Bad Player
4 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

The livery workers remain as diligent about their duties today as they are any day. Stable Owner Chanrasekhar reaches the Village Square only as the sun begins to kiss the horizon. By then the outcome of the election is certain, but the Law is upheld and the votes are registered. Mayor Bad Player shakes the Stable Owner's hand, then declares the voting closed. The people have spoken. Butler Hitti-Litti is to hang.

The local mongrels are in attendance too, wondering when the knockwursts will appear again. But there is no festive mood now. It is the Butler himself who breaks the silence. He addresses Explorer Deathling with a curt bow, "It would seem circumstances demand I tender my resignation sir. Effective upon completion of one final service." The Explorer's poise momentarilly fails him. He starts to lay a sympathic hand on the Butler's shoulder, thinks better of it, pauses, then tightens his expression and merely gives a brief nod. This is returned, and with a steady gait the Butler mounts the gallows unassisted. He appraoches the Mayor and the Clerk at the trapdoor, his walking stick providing the rythym for his funeral dirge. Tap. Tap. Tap.

The crowd is still as Mayor Bad Player holds up his hand. "I have been thinking. What if the Butler here posesses the whip? And if not him, who takes custody of it when we do find it? A policy is needed. By my authority under anceint Elohim Law I hereby proclaim that unowned heirlooms are declared village property until given to the winner of a special election, to be held immedeately.

Mayoral Procamation:
Unowned heirlooms will be granted to the winner of a special election.
(Real Time election rules - same as the Mayoral election.)

This proclamation is met with general skepticism throughout the assembly. Comments break out everywhere, each drowning out the other. A squeaky voice cuts through the general babble to express a different sentiment entirely. "Rumor has it that Choir Leader and Innkeeper are having an affair, and the Tanner knows it! That would explain their voting behavior." The Carpenter looks confused as the general sentiment goes against his decision. The villagers seem to feel the Carpenter is supposed to make those hard decisions so they don't have to. But Law is Law and the Proclamation is made. Under Elohim Law it cannot be changed until the current crisis is over. Not even by a new Mayor.

There is nothing left but the business at hand. Butler Hitti-Litti removes his hat - a silly little round thing like an upside down bowl - and hands it to Rogueknight. The Clerk grasps for it and shuffles backward uncertainly. A small frown breaks the Butler's impassive face. He gives the Clerk a meaningful look, retreives his hat, then produces a small brush from an inside pocket. He carefully fixes the brim and brushes the hat clean. Then - with another meaningful glance at the Clerk - he sets the hat down on the gallows planking.

With that the Butler walks back to the trapdoor in his measured gait. He stands calmly with both hands lying relaxed upon the brass knob of his fancy walking stick. As the noose is affixed a lisp breaks the silence. "Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!" The Mayor Carpenter Bad Player himself pulls the lever. There is a wooden rumble, then a sickening crunch.

Followed by a softer thud as the walking stick hits the ground. Followed by and even softer metalic click. As the walking stick bounces on the ground, it comes apart in two pieces. It bounces next to Innkeeper PrinceScamp. He picks it up. "Gods!" exlaims PrinceScamp. One of the pieces is a foot and a half of wicked razor-sharp steel.

The Butler owened an heirloom!
The village has discovered the Cane Sword!

Owner of the Cane Sword gains +1 strength for purposes of endgame determination.

According to Proclamation an election will be held to distribute this item.
The election will begin at Daybreak, Day Two of the Ordeal.

The body of the Butler is being ignomoiously ignored while the villagers bicker over the nuances of the Proclamation. Since night is only moments away, the election will have to wait for sunup. The Mayor is given the Cane Sword to guard overnight.

And only then is original purpose for the assembly remembered. The examinations are performed, though by now the answer seems certain. "Looks like this time, the Butler didn't do it", offers a phlegmy voice. "There the monk stands idly by, history does have a way of repeating itself. Only the werewolves can do him just, rip him apart as Schahannock was." suggests a deep one. The examinations conclude.

The Butler was Human. Hitti-Litti was INNOCENT.

The hanging has taken far longer than expected and night is upon Foxford. They have taken their first life, the life of a stranger they did not know and now never will. Does the Cane Sword mean the village has lost one of its ablest defenders ... or one of its most dire threats? Who was the Butler really? And who now shall die to the werewolves running free?

Sunup, Day Two of the Ordeal. The Cook Immortius is found murdered.
The quiet of the first night is broken only briefly by a faint baying. As the roosters coax Foxford back to the world of wakefulness some villagers dare to hope yesterday was nothing but a very bad dream. These thoughts are quickly swept aside by the sound of horrified screams.

Again the villagers scramble towards the sound. The Trapper is holding the remains of his wife, Immortius the Cook. The cottage is splattered with blood, walls, floor, and ceiling. The Cook’s hands and forearms are badly chewed. Possessions and furniture are scattered about. Apparently, the Cook fought off her attackers to the end, but to no avail.

Suddenly Trapper Nikis-Knight snaps alert. “Gods! Chloe!” is all he says, but it is enough to send the terror level skyrocketing. There is no sign of the little baby. Did the inhuman monsters drag her off too? Nikis-Knight gathers up an overturned chair. He places it in a corner and steps up. He claws at the roof thatching where a ceiling beam meets the wall lintels. Straw flies everywhere, then stops. The young father breaks down in tears. He pulls a small swaddled figure from a tight nook formed in the roof thatch. His tears are of joy, for little baby Chloe is alive.

With that the Trapper sinks boneless into the chair. Midwife Vigilant bores a hole through the crowd using a fiery gaze as her auger. With furrowed brow she scoops the infant from the young father. The crowd parts before her as she hurries off, clucking her tongue with concern.

Any thoughts the werewolves would be satisfied with the murder of Sonne are long gone. Yesterday Foxford hung an innocent passer-by in false vengance. Will the village do better this time? Two things are certain. Before nightfall, another member of the village will hang.

But first there is the matter of the Butler’s heirloom. The villagers head over to the Square where the Mayor and the Cane Sword already await.


Sundown, Day Two of the Ordeal.
Foxford grants Stable Owner Chandrasekhar the Cane Sword,
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Grillick
Astrologer Grillick - Bad Player
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg -
Carpenter Bad Player - Chandrasekhar
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Clerk Rogueknight -
Explorer Deathling - Chandrasekhar
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - Vigilant
Midwife Vigilant - Vigilant
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Chandrasekhar
Stableboy Lorgen - Chandrasekhar
Storekeeper Xuenay -
Tanner Conroe -
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - Grey Fox
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Conroe
Village Idiot Subanark - Subanrk
Weaver DueAccident -

Final Poll
1 - Astrologer Grillick
1 - Carpenter Bad Player
1 - Explorer Deathling
3 - Midwife Vigilant
4 - Stable Owner Chandrasekhar is awarded the Cane Sword
1 - Tanner Conroe
1 - Tavern Owner Grey Fox
1 - Village Idiot Subanark

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):
and the Innkeeper PrinceScamp is hung.
Acolyte Ulyaoth - PrinceScamp
Astrologer Grillick -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - PrinceScamp
Carpenter Bad Player - PrinceScamp
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight -
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Vigilant - Grillick
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - PrinceScamp
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay -
Tanner Conroe -
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight -
Village Idiot Subanark - Grillick
Weaver DueAccident -

Final Poll
3 - Astrologer Grillick
4 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp has been voted to hang!

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):
They find him in his root cellar with his ear pressed against a wooden cask. He raps the side with a knuckle, and his brow furrows. “Come on PrinceScamp, it’s time.” Mayor Bad Player stands stooped over in the cramped entrance. Chandrasekhar is just behind him. The Stable Owner holds the Cane Sword. It is unsheathed. “Sorry, partner, but this is the way it’s got to be.”

The Innkeeper frowns looks aside and takes a deep breath. Together they climb out of the cellar. PrinceScamp pauses to look Chandrasekhar in the eye. “Good luck turning a profit on the inn, partner, after I’m gone. Running a real business isn't as easy as mucking out horse dung.” His gaze drops to the naked blade. “Horse dung! That’s all you are without that pig-sticker.”

The small group marches back to Village Square where a somber crowd awaits around the gallows. As the doomed man is led up the gallows, Acolyte Ulyaoth chants a blessing for his soul. “Four votes? You’re going to hang me on four votes? Four votes? Because I run the inn? Because travelers stop at the inn because people travel on roads and because the inn is close to the road? Because of FOUR votes? This is madness!”

“Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!" lisps someone in reply. The noose is put over the Innkeeper’s head when PrinceScamp makes a break for freedom. But the Stable Owner throws a shoulder and the Blacksmith quickly adds his bulk. They manhandle the frantic PrinceScamp over the trapdoor. Ulyaoth quickly slips over the noose. He snaps the knot taut as the last words of the blessing pass from his lips. The Mayor himself throws the dread lever.

Again there is the wooden rumble, and the sickening crunch. Trapper Nikis-Knight and Tanner Conroe cut down the body. The entire village looks on as the two men examine the body for wolf-sign. Suddenly the young widower starts pummeling the corpse, his face a crimson screaming knot of fury. “Wolf! Wolf! WOLF!” Several villagers pile atop and drag him back. The Tanner curtly nods a confirmation.

The Innkeeper was a Werewolf! PrinceScamp was GUILTY!.

With that a spontaneous picnic does break out. Cold onion-turnip-and-pig suet pies are passed around, and the Tavern Owner breaks out a cask of his juniper berry cider. The village has caught its first monster and after only one mistake. The Cane Sword has been passed safely to a new owner. But does the village as a whole deserve their sense of self-congratulation? So many smiling mouths … now so flecked with pie crumbs - oh so silent at the polls. But now every voice is eager to cheer the hero of the day. The villagers hail Mayor Bad Player thrice, and then disperse to their homes. Upon whom shall werewolf vengeance fall now?

Sunup, Day Three of the Ordeal. The Astrologer Grillick is found murdered.
Much of the night was broken only briefly by a faint baying. Perhaps an hour later, perhaps two, a loud and sustained commotion arose to the west of the village proper. Amid loud lupine barks and growls and howls were intermixed human screams and shrieks. Then silence for a minute. Then one long, low, howl, much more distant, yet somehow, even more menacing.

So now, as the sun breaks the horizon and as the roosters crow, the villagers of Foxford assemble on the Village Square. Their Mayor, Bad Player, has survived the night, but one of their neighbors is missing. With great trepidation the citizens follow as the Mayor leads them west, through a patch of pasture and past the small copse on the other side. In the clearing there are found the remains of Astrologer Grillick.

The werewolves took their vengeance seriously. Obviously, the Astrologer had been carried here while still alive. The trampled grass bears witness to where she was repeatedly allowed to flee, only to be run down and seized again. Drops of blood are scattered in some places. In other places the blood is found not in drops but in buckets. As for the Astrologer herself, little remains. All the internal organs are gone. The skull is split in two, the inside licked clean of all trace of brain. The major bones lay everywhere broken and chewed and marrow less.

Astrologer Grillick's remains are buried where they are found. Her husband Acolyte Ulyaoth, sanctifies the grave, his demeanor surprisingly calm. With that the people of Foxford return to their village. They have suffered a major loss, but so too did the werewolves yesterday. The people of Foxford arrive back at their Village Square prepared to do their duty. Tonight the gallows door shall rumble again.

Sundown, Day Three of the Ordeal. The Midwife Vigilant is found hung.
Lynch Votes (to post 228)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Vigilant
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Vigilant
Carpenter Bad Player - Vigilant
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Clerk Rogueknight - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Explorer Deathling - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Midwife Vigilant - -Zoe-
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Vigilant
Stableboy Lorgen - Vigilant
Storekeeper Xuenay - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Tanner Conroe - Vigilant
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - Vigilant
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Vigilant
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Vigilant (:thumbsup:-Zoe-)

Finals
3 - Choir Leader -Zoe-
7 - Midwife Vigilant

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):
They do not find her. She finds them. Neighbor by neighbor, Midwife Vigilant rounds up the citizens of Foxford. Then, still clasping little Baby Chloe to her bosom, she leads the group towards Village Square. “Let’s get this over with”, is all she says. Some follow sheepishly, others in sorrow, a good number in defiant resolution. Someone mumbles in a lisp. “Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!"

The procession pauses at the gallows. Vigilant allows Chloe a last feeding. She kisses her gently, brushes Chloe’s hair out of her eyes, and then hands the baby over to her father. “Poor little thing,” says the Midwife to the retreating bundle. “Life didn’t give you much of a chance, did it?” With that Acolyte Ulyaoth silently leads the condemned woman up the stairs. Upon her heels follows the Mayor and a few others. Ulyaoth delivers the blessing in a slow monotone, losing his place a couple times. Bad Player immediately throws the lever the moment Ulyaoth at last finishes.

Again the Trapper and the Tanner take charge of the body. They search for wolf-sign as the community watches in silence. At last the Tanner stands, his shoulders stooped. The verdict is clear:

The Midwife was Human! Vigilant was INNOCENT!

The crowd draws a collective breath and a babble of voices breaks out. A deep voice carries over the hubbub. “As annother innocent met the noose the monk stood idly by. History does have a way of repeating itself. Now only the werewolves will do him just, only the tainted, fang and claw to the light of the moon.” Upon its heels comes a high-pitched wail. It is little baby Chloe. Her tiny face is pale, her lips a faint blue, and her forehead clammy-cold to the touch.

She is hustled into the nearest large building, the tavern, where everyone does their best to comfort the infant. Grey Fox stokes the fire, but the cold sweat will not break. No woman has her milk up. Chloe rejects all other foods. Before twilight fades, little Baby Chloe re-joins her mother in the Other World. Announcement of the news is accompanied by a thud. Acolyte Ulyaoth has passed out.

Foxford, a triumphant village 24 hours ago is a wretched hamlet today. Her future flowers, Sonne and Chloe, are ground into the mud. The ordeal has fallen especially hard on the womenfolk. Of them only Weaver DueAccident and Choir Leader –Zoe- remain, and the Weaver is years past childbearing age. Foxford may yet defeat this threat to her present, but has she already lost her future?

Her residents scurry home before nightfall to ponder this question and another: “Will I be next?”

Sunup, Day Four of the Ordeal.
The Carpenter Bad Player is murdered. Stableboy Lorgen is named the new Mayor.
The night moon came and with it the faint sound of baying and howls. Then bloody screams, both feral and human from somewhere in the middle of town. Then silence.

Until sunup, that is. The morning rooster-call is interrupted by yelling and canine growls. But it is only Village Idiot Subanark trying to rescue his pant leg from a scrappy mongrel. That which everybody dreads to find is discovered torn apart in the traders’ lane. The pair found their prey here, for Carpenter Bad Player’s clay pipe lies amid the tracks, some un-smoked pipeweed still in the bowl.

Foxford is in need of a new Mayor. Her remaining citizens search Bad Player’s shop. Underneath the Mayor’s badge is found a rough woodcarving. It shows a stick figure using a pitchfork. The pitchfork is missing a tine. Bad Player never learned his letters. Obviously, this is his way of naming Stableboy Lorgen as his successor.

The new Mayor takes the badge of office and accepts several reassuring pats on the back. The others set about with the task of burying the dead. Today the task is especially grim. At the Weaver’s request, Grey Fox nimbly shinnies up the flagpole and retrieves the faded homespun flag for her. This she gives to the baby’s father for Chloe’s burial cloth. With tears in their eyes the villagers lay Bad Player and Chloe to rest.

DueAccident re-tells one of the stories the stories everyone knows by heart. The story of years ago when Elohim was attacked by the infernal Mercurans along the River Schahannock border. Of how it took every soldier in the garrison and more to turn aside the demons. Of how ordinary citizens stepped up to do their duty for Elohim. How they fought shoulder to shoulder with maceman and monk. Of how the River Schahannock ran red with Elohim blood for a fortnight and twain. Of how in the end the Mercuran ranks broke, of how demon and thrall and conjuror were smote down during their rout. Of how in the end Elohim determination always win through. So does Weaver Due Accident re-tell the story of Red Schahannock, one of many such stories every child learns in this stoic nation.

And with this story in their ears Foxford’s remaining soldiers march to do their duty in the Square. Their youngest now serves as their captain. Does this change of leadership bode well for the shrinking village? This only the gallows can answer.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 12:26 PM
Sundown, Day Four of the Ordeal
The Trapper Nikis-Knight is hung. He was a Werewolf!
Acolyte Ulyaoth -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - -Zoe- (:thumbsup: DueAccident )
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Abstain
Clerk Rogueknight - Nikis-Knight (:thumbsup: DueAccident )
Explorer Deathling - Abstain
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Nikis-Night (:thumbsup: -Zoe-)
Stableboy Lorgen - DueAccident
Storekeeper Xuenay - Conroe
Tanner Conroe - Nikis-Knight (:thumbsup: -Zoe-)
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - DueAccident (:thumbsup: Nikis-Knight)
Trapper Nikis-Knight - DueAccident (:thumbsup: Nikis-Knight)
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Nikis-Knight (:thumbsup: DueAccident)

Current Polling
0 - Choir Leader -Zoe-
1 - Tanner Conroe
2 - Trapper Nikis-Knight
0 - Weaver DueAccident

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):
The close back-and-forth voting and the young Mayor’s urgings have kept Village Square full most of the day. Even Subanark and his duck allies have come to observe the goings-on. He seems though to have lost favor with Foxford’s mongrels. They’ve pointedly staked their turf on the opposite side of the crowd. Tonight there need be no round up of, or by, the condemned. Everyone is already here.

Tavern Owner Grey Fox sits next to the Trapper as the voting goes down to the wire. The results are double-checked, but the outcome seems certain by now. “So,” says the youthful widower, continuing to stare straight ahead, “you all won’t be happy until my entire family is wiped out, huh?” The Tavern Owner looks pained but says nothing. Together they share a last mug of juniper berry cider.

The Trapper drains the mug, hands it over to Grey Fox, and ascends the gallows. The Clerk affixes the noose, as Acolyte Ulyaoth, unsteady on his feet, haltingly begins the blessing. Suddenly the air is torn by a fierce canine snarl. Nikis-Knight lashes out and knocks Ulyaoth off his feet. The Trapper’s face is twisted with an inhuman toothy grimace. "*Snarl* You think you're sooo clever! You've all trapped the trapper, hunted the hunter! Well, guess what? You're right! I did it, I feasted on the flesh of Sonne, and my own wife as well! But not alone. The quiet one will avenge me!"

Mayor Lorgen’s eyes go wide with surprise. But he quickly recovers and slams home the lever. As the body drops, the werewolf’s defiant death howl abruptly cuts short with a sickening crunch. The investigations hardly seem necessary, but Conroe performs them anyway. Foxford’s next-most knowledgeable animal expert, the Stable Owner, observes closely to learn the signs.

The Trapper was a Werewolf! Nikis-Knight was GUILTY!

The crowd erupts with a cheer and again an improvised festival breaks out. Cold flatbread sandwiches are passed around, and nutmeat-honey-and-clove scones. The cry goes up for more juniper berry cider. And only then is Grey Fox noticed. He sits still, silently looking at the empty mug. He makes no response to the various concerned questions. The Storekeeper helps him to his feet and the community escorts him back to the tavern.

Once there the celebration begins anew, save for the Tavern and Stable Owners. They’re not in a festive mood they explain and bid their farewells. Not so the Choir Leader, who leads the depleted town choir singing their favorite rounds. Nor so Xueney, who buys his neighbors round after round. The song and merriment continue right up to nightfall and even a few minutes beyond. After all, after tonight, what werewolf dares mess with Foxford?

Sunup, Day Five of the Ordeal. Terror takes a new turn.
For light sleepers, last night’s festive mood was dispelled by the faint sound of baying and howls. Soon it was dispelled for everyone, for no one slept through what came next. Bloody animal shrieks of terror, one coming upon the other over and over, countless shrieks of every tone and description, endless waves of blood-curdling sound, from across town, from neighbor’s yards, from just outside flimsy cottage wall, pitiful cries of terror and doom, sounds of stampeding feet, of tearing flesh, of death gurgles - and throughout it all hot malevolent growls of werewolf fury. Then silence. Then one long, far-off cry, faint but chilling.

Dawn does finally break, but no roosters greet her with crows. No birdsong fills the air. No goats cry for their morning milking. When at last doors warily creak they open onto a scene of indescribable carnage. Corpses lay everywhere, big and small, two-legged and four. Blood has been spilled in such abandon the ground is drenched into thick mud. The only animal sound to be heard is the buzzing of flies.

All of Foxford’s animals have been slaughtered. Hens, goats, dogs … it does not matter. All are dead, most at least partially consumed. Pigs, ducks, family pets … none have been spared. Animals that could escape, such as Foxford’s numerous wrens, obviously have left town and have no intent to return anytime soon. Animals that could not escape, such as Explorer Deathling’s wagon team, lie slaughtered in their pens and stalls.

Foxford’s citizens, already weary from a sleepless night, must now find the energy to dispose of endless animal flesh. Foxford’s Mayor must find a way to rally his town to perform this horrid duty, and two more. The gallows shall speak again tonight. And beyond that, there is the matter of the whip - and of ancient Elohim Law…

It is Sundown, Day Five of the Ordeal Storekeeper Xuenay is Hung
Lynch Votes (to post 380)
Acolyte Ulyaoth -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg -
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight - Xuenay (:thumbsup: Grey Fox)
Explorer Deathling - DueAccident (:thumbsup: Grey Fox)
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Grey Fox (:thumbsup: DueAccident)
Stableboy Lorgen -Xuenay
Storekeeper Xuenay - Grey Fox (:thumbsup:Xuenay)
Tanner Conroe - Abby Stain (:thumbsup:-Zoe-)
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Village Idiot Subanark - DueAccident
Weaver DueAccident - Xuenay (:thumbsup: DueAccident)

Current Polling
1 - Explorer Deathling
2 - Storekeeper Xuenay
0 - Tavern Owner Grey Fox
0 - Weaver DueAccident
The Day’s grim labors keep Village Square relatively quiet throughout the day. Many Foxford residents do not even both to vote. The Mayor himself does not arrive to cast the last and deciding vote until dusk. Now the ballots are counted and checked and checked once again. Foxford has chosen her next sacrifice: Storekeeper Xuenay.

The village folk assemble silently on the Square, too numb from fatigue and past experience to notice the tiny figure merging into the crowd’s edge. Too numb save for one. Village Idiot Subanark notices the grubby little mutt, a survivor of the massacre, and gives it a perplexed smile. The little dog just watches the gallows, as though he too is here to see justice done.

“It’s time Mister Xuenay.” Mayor Lorgen nods towards the stairs. The Storekeeper flashes the young lad a smile, and returns to his mug of cider. Grey Fox’s last cask is half-empty at his side. “I don’t think so kid”, is all he says before taking another drought. “What do you mean, ‘You don’t think so’?” Chandrasekhar lays a hand meaningfully on his cane’s brass knob.

“Just what I said, little … man”. Xuenay stand up snarling. He lashes out at the Stable Owner. The Cane Sword flies out of Chandrasekhar’s hand. He goes staggering backwards, trips, strikes his head against a gallows beam and is knocked senseless. With a roar Xuenay starts to transform, growing fangs, fur, and larger … much larger. The Acolyte sluggishly begins a chant, but the werewolf just flicks him aside. Lorgen, young and strong, grapples Xuenay around the waist. But the monster rakes the Stableboy’s back and knocks him down. There the Mayor remains, blood welling in deep gashes.

With the gallows party scattered about his feet, Werewolf Gamma completes the transformation. He turns and rises to his full height. With bared fangs and a roar the monster charges the onlookers. Grey Fox is the first to react. With a fluid stride he darts from the crowd to meet the werewolf. An effortless leap sends him through the air, spinning, He lashes out with a fierce kick. The Werewolf grunts under the blow, but the old Monk’s reflexes are slow. As Grey Fox delivers the follow-up strike, Gamma bites off his arm just below the elbow. Then with a wrench of the neck the Tavern Owner is cast aside.

DueAccident and thomas.berubeg were nearly as quick to react. The Tavern Owner’s act has bought time, and the elderly couple has put this to good use. They’re already scrambling into their workshops by the time werewolf tears into the rest of the crowd. The Explorer yells for everyone to cluster together, but panic sends people running. Conroe attempts to stand his ground. That just allows Xuenay to cut him off from the rest. In seconds the Tanner is a still, crumpled heap.

The Explorer has gathered the survivors together. Deathling, -Zoe-, and Rogueknight face off the werewolf while Subanark maintains a steady hail of cookies. The werewolf circles the little knot, unconcerned with the shortbread shureikens, waiting with ancient wolf patience for the inevitable opportunity to peel a lone victim from the herd. He does not have long to wait. The knot is no military unit, trained in close-order maneuver. First the Clerk goes down. Then the Choir Leader is incapacitated.

And now they are werewolf and two. Xuenay is beaten, sore, bleeding from several wounds, but apparently still full of boundless energy. Against two unarmed humans, it is now just a matter of formalities. The monster crouches and creeps menacingly towards the Explorer. Deathling merely offers a half-smile. He sets his feet prepared to fight his last battle for Empire. The monster howls and rises to its full eight-plus feet.

And spins around in pain and agony. DueAccident has returned from her shop on a run. She clumsily swings the Buggy Whip again, forcing Xuenay to dodge aside. Thomas.berubeg darts past her and catches Xuenay a mighty blow with his Forge Hammer. Bones crack, and Werewolf Gamma howls in agony.

Village Idiot Subanark catches sight of the little mongrel mutt watching from the sidelines. He is smiling broadly. “Now this is more like it!” He addresses the little dog with a laugh. “You know Gaspo, I’m starting to believe you really are the True Prophet after all.” The little mutt sits on his haunches staring back. He holds the Cane Sword like a stick in his jaws. The dog stands, walks forward, and drops the cane at Subanark’s feet.

Gaspo the Wonder Dog looks up at Subanark the Village Idiot and says, in perfect Elohim, and with a phlegmy voice, “Well then, why don’t you finish it/”

Village Idiot Subanark looks about in an original moment of lucidity. With rising horror the poor simpleton realizes his hallucination to be reality, that his lifelong friends really are in trouble. The Village Idiot feels a new emotion for the first time, and that emotion is stark primal rage. Subanark snatches up the cane and with a roar, charges.

Werewolf Gamma turns at the sound. Naked steel cuts through the gloom and pierces his breast. Then the agony of whip lashes, again and again. Then a flash of light and – peace.

Blacksmith Thomas.berubeg stands over the werewolf’s corpse and lets out a long breath. He retrieves his heavy hammer and looks to comfort his wife. But she is already fretting over the Mayor’s cruel wounds. Subanark and Deathling join in to revive the wounded. It will be a long and sleepless night again.

In a treetop far above, a mother wren takes in the scene. Then with a flick of her wings, she is off, setting course for the stable.

It is Sunup, Day One After the Ordeal
An officer wearing the uniform of the Elohim cavalry corps rides purposefully through Village Square. He stops outside the Weaver’s hut where he speaks in a calm, even pleasant tone. “I believe you have some of my property?” His face is smiling, but there is something wrong with the set of his jaw, with the glint in his eyes. Wordlessly DueAccident hands over the Buggy Whip.

The rider raises the whip to his helm in mock salute to the bare flagpole. Then without another word he wheels his mount and rides out of town. This litter did not survive, but that is of little concern. Foxford still stands, but her growth will be stalled for years, even decades. It is not all Master Tasunke might want, but there are more Elohim settlements to visit. More litters to sire. And –haha- more whips to be ‘stolen’. The Traveler rides on.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 12:27 PM
The Basic ‘Mafia’ Game

The basic game is simple. Each player runs a character, (“Villager”; even those “just passing through” are Villagers.) A Villager has either a Human or a Werewolf soul. There are very few Werewolf souls, but they know each other. There are many Human souls. Each one knews they are Human but they don't know anything about other Villagers' souls.

Each night the Werewolf players eliminate a Human player from the game. Then all the remaining players (both Humans and Werewolves) vote one more player out of the game. This alternates until all the Werewolf players have been eliminated (Human win) or until the number of remaining Werewolf players equals the number of remaining Human players (Werewolf win). The objective is to "survive", that is, be a member of the winning team.

These are the basic rules for Night of the Werewolves III. They have been heavilly modified for this scenario. In cse you didn't catch that, here it is again. The basic rules have been heavilly modified in Night of the Werewolves III.

Special Rules for NotW III

:dance: Spirit of the Game :dance:

Take your best shot, don't get upset if (probably when) you get zapped, have fun, and play by the weird rules even though some of them seem crazy. :crazyeye:

Voting

Public votes must be in bold type or the GM will ignore them.

Communications a.k.a.
The Dead Do Not Talk. Not.

The moment you are eliminated from the game (or if you are lurking) you may no longer post on the game thread, nor send PMs to players about the game. Your patience will be rewarded. :hatsoff:

Cutting/pasting, Forwarding, and the like, are all forbidden on Private Messages.

Why? This sounds like nitpicking. Why the nitpick? The answer is, this game is based on bluff and trust. You can claim you got a PM from a player. You can inform people what they said in the PM. But you are not allowed to prove you got the PM by forwarding it along. Again, it's all about maintaining an atmosphere of bluff vs. trust.

Muttering, Speeches, and Secret Voices

Characters in NotW3 are allowed to contribute to the story line by placing their own commentary, and/or annonymous public mutterings, into GM-written plot descriptions.

Victory

Victory is still defined as surival at game's end. Human souls must survive to see a Human victory. Werewolf soulds must survive to see a Werewolf victory.

Role-Playing

Each character has more depth than a simple title. Each character is provided with a unique background story (termed 'Motivations') and a special objective (termed 'Fulfillment') other than the basic victory condition. Victory is defined as survival. Fulfillment is a far less defined concept. It far from rare for characters to find Fulfillment in death, satisfied they're lived purposeful lives. Thus the ground is prepared for a rich layer of role-play atop the basic phychological game.

Ghost of a Chance!

Ghost of a Chance! is a side contest offed by the GM to players and lurkers alike.

The rules are simple, but winning will be hard. Each player (and lurker) tries to guess the basic Fullfillment conditions for each character. Say the Wench wanted the Miller to die sometime during the game. "The Wench hated the Miller" would be a close enough guess.

Whoever guesses the most Fulfillments correct wins Ghost of a Chance! But be aware, you can guess only one time per game. Your guess must be in before the game is declared over. (Just send a PM to the GM.) When will the game be declared over? Better pay close attention to the game thread, or else you won't have a Ghost of a Chance! :rolleyes:

The winner of Ghost of a Chance will get to pick their character first in the next Unser Giftzwerg Live Event Forum Game! :vomit:

GameTime & Real Time

The GM will operate on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). All times refer to GMT.

Time in the game is divided into game days. Each game day is divided into Daytime and Nighttime.
Daytime lasts 48 hours in real time. Night lasts 24 hours.

During Daytime, all players many post publicly on the game thread.
During Daytime, all players vote one player (Human or Werewolf) out of the game. (lynching)

During Nighttime, posting on the game thread is suspended.
During Nighttime, Werewolf players secretly vote one Human player out of the game. (murder)

Votes may be changed or withdrawn at any time before the deadline, 1pm GMT of the appropriate day..

Special Actions generally occur by PM. Players are urged to finish PM actions by an earlier deadline, 5am GMT. PMs will be accepted up to the standard deadline, if time considerations allow.

For detailed rules, please see the game signup thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=4832216&postcount=1

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 12:28 PM
The raven’s-eye view of Foxford takes in the entirety of that desolate hamlet. Besides its location near the fringes of the Elohim Empire, there is nothing to distinguish it from the thousands of peasant villages scattered throughout Elohim. There is a tiny inn near the road heading north to Straatus. Set further back from the road lies the rest of the village: a small general goods store, the village smithy, some tradesman huts, some homes, and, of course, the local watering hole. These surround the ambitiously named Village Square, a patch of scrubby grass with a stubby, unpainted flagpole at one end. Mongrel dogs scratch and sniff at its base. A crude Elohim banner, sun-bleached paint upon heavy homespun, manages an occasional flap in the hot, dry breeze.

But ravens are cunning birds, and these are not ordinary times. Trouble is afoot in Foxford, and her ravens are on the wing. Today the raven’s-eye view of Foxford is that of a dark shape on the aft horizon.

Consider, instead, the wren’s-eye view of Foxford. She flits past backyard goat pens and chicken coops, beats her wings and is up and over a rough wooden fence. Then tucking her wings, she scoots deftly between a wagon’s wheel spokes, spreads them to bank around a well, then with a couple flaps is through open stable doors. A draft team whinnies in alarm as she flaps past, up and into the hayloft above. The wren’s eye view of Foxford is not concerned so much with dramatic aerial spectacle as it is with warmth and shelter. An open knothole in the common wall between the stable and the inn leads to both. A couple hops, and:

At first the Innkeeper was delighted to have the Traveler in town. Who wasn’t? He was well dressed in the manner of a gentleman cavalry officer, and likewise well mannered, if taciturn. Plus he was not unwilling to part with a doubloon when the occasion called for it. He alone represented a windfall, but he was not the half of it.

The tiny inn was filled to bursting with two more guests. If the Traveler was not unwilling to part with a doubloon, the Explorer (with his servant) seemed obsessed with distancing himself from the stuff entirely. Every tradesperson in town had been put to work repairing his wagon and gear.

And where did these good citizens come to spend their personal windfalls? Why here at the inn, for a change, instead of that grubby little tavern. Oh how good those days were! How indescribably sweet those days seem now. Those long lost days, of ten minutes ago.

“My whip! My whip it has been stolen! Who has done this thing? Confess!” The Traveler was always imposing, now he is simply horrifying. There is something inhuman about the glint in his eyes, the set of his jaw. No one dares speak. “So that is how you wish it, yes? So be it! Let the blood be upon this village’s own hands!”

The Traveler storms out into the night. Others present soon slip away to their own quarters, sobered by the Traveler’s words, and wondering at their exact meaning.

Night passes

Daybreak, day one of the ordeal.

The answer is not long in coming. That night, faint howls and screams are heard in the distance. At daybreak rooster crows are accompanied by a bloodcurdling scream. Villagers come running towards the sound from all corners. The body of Sonne the milkmaid is ravaged almost past the point of recognition. Sonne was the widower Bad Player's daughter and barely past her 16th birthday. The tragedy of her death is overshadowed by an even darker realization. It was Werewolves that killed the Carpenter's daughter. Tracks around the body show that there were three separate attackers. The village will have to find and kill these werewolves if any are to survive. The village will have to elect a mayor to serve during the emergency. The village will need a gallows.

Carpenter Bad Player and Blacksmith thomas.berubeg begin building gallows in the Village Square beneath Foxford’s homemade symbol of empire. The rest of the villagers gather around to watch the dread apparatus go up while they cast votes for mayor. Before night comes someone must be found guilty and hung for Sonne’s murder.

Mayoral Vote
Acolyte Ulyaoth -
Astrologer Grillick - Bad Player
Butler Hitti-Litti -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Bad Player
Carpenter Bad Player - Bad Player
Choir Leader -Zoe- - PrinceScamp
Clerk Rogueknight - Bad Player
Cook Immorius -
Explorer Deathling -
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Viligant -Carpenter Bad Player
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar -
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay - Bad Player
Tanner Conroe - Bad Player
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -Bad Player
Trapper Nikis-Knight -
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Bad Player

Carpenter Bad Player - 10
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -1

Majority declared for Bad Player
The Mayoral election is closed. Carpenter Bad Player is Mayor

Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.

The Mayor is Carpenter Bad Player

Lynch Votes (to post 102)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Hitti-Litti
Astrologer Grillick - Hitti-Litti
Butler Hitti-Litti - thomas.berubeg
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Hitti-Litti
Carpenter Bad Player - PrinceScamp
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight - Grillick
Cook Immortius - Hitti-Litti
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - Bad Player
Midwife Vigilant - Hitti-Litti
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - PrinceScamp
Stableboy Lorgen - PrinceScamp
Storekeeper Xuenay - Hitti-Litti
Tanner Conroe - PrinceScamp
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Hitti-Litti
Village Idiot Subanark - Bad Player
Weaver DueAccident - Hitti-Litti

Current Poll
2 - Astrologer Grillick
1 - Blacksmith thomas.berubeg
8 - Butler Hitti-Litti is condemned to the gallows!
2 - Carpenter Bad Player
4 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 02:27 PM
This game is declared open!

A couple notes:

The term 'race' as changed to 'soul'. As in villagers have a werewolf or a human soul.

All effort was made to remove all the random mechanics from the game. Werewolf voting rules were changed very slightly because of this.

I will relax my GM-is-a-clam policy for the first 24 hours. But please try to post questions here so I do nothave to answer teh same one multiple times. Also, my PM box can hold only 100 messages, so if 19 players each send me 5, that will halt the game util I happen to clear them.

I am sorry for the delay, but I encountered a structural flaw when reducing the cast from 21 to 19 characters.

Check you PM boxes!

I hope you have fun. :dance:

Hitti-Litti
Dec 05, 2006, 02:42 PM
Hehe. I'll vote myself for mayor. :mischief:

Why? I have the experience of hard-working peasant, and I'm surely innocent. In other case why Deathling would have bought me for his personal servant.

And who shall be hung? Who knows, I think we should ask Acolyte, servant of Lord. Sorry, I have to go, Explorer may need me.

DueAccident
Dec 05, 2006, 02:58 PM
I vote we lynch Hitti-Litti! He seems far too keen!

joke :P

In context: I believe Innkeeper Prince Scamp should be mayor!
He is a fair and just character and I believe he would make accurate decisions in this matter.

Grillick
Dec 05, 2006, 03:02 PM
The position of the stars tells me that Carpenter Bad Player is the best choice for Mayor of Foxford. His celestial alignment is ripe for good decision-making and wisdom.

DueAccident
Dec 05, 2006, 03:06 PM
But he often leaves things unfinished, surely he could show the same level of dedication to this as to his own work, which is of a high standard I must say though, when he finishes them!
Even though he is of fine character, he lacks dedication which might be detrimental to our society we have built in these forests.

Immortius
Dec 05, 2006, 03:07 PM
Oh woe! Dark times have come upon us. What will happen to my little Chloe? What will happen to us all?

Now, more than ever, we need a strong mayor.

Bad Player
Dec 05, 2006, 03:12 PM
There are not many things I do finish in life but one thing I do promise to finish is the cause of justice! I will hang those werewolves from the work of my own hands! These here gallows are strong and sturdy, no werewolf will be left untouched by the rope of these gallows.

The werewolves killed my daughter but they have only enlivened my resolve. Therefore if the good villagers of Foxford want me as mayor, yes I will gladly accept mayor and by my hand the werewolves shall be delivered unto their wretched deaths.

Xuenay
Dec 05, 2006, 03:20 PM
Alas, alas, woe is upon us all! What will happen to our puny village if werewolves are on the loose? I am uncertain of the best course of action, but I trust the stars to give us guidance; thus, since the Astrologer thinks Carpenter Bad Player is the best choice for the mayor, I will support her wisdom. Who do the stars pronounce as the killer? Surely they must suggest someone!

DueAccident
Dec 05, 2006, 03:21 PM
I believe the Carpenter, and change my vote to Badplayer!

Jono
Dec 05, 2006, 03:24 PM
#Examines the tracks.
"There's just no way to av..."
#Pauses as he catches a fleeting glimpse of Grey Fox.
"Ummm"
#Turns to Hitti-Litti and gives a subtle nod.
"... I,"
#Clears his throat.
"I would like to thank all of you for helping patch up my wagon. I don't think I've ever seen it in better shape."
#Turns back to take a final look at the disfigured corpse, the shattered bones, the puddle of blood.
"I won't forget this Bad Player..."
#Raises his eyes back at the tavern owner.
"... I don't forget anything."
#Looks back towards his wagon laying before the inn.
"The tracks are scattered, they practically lead everywhere."
#Takes one last look from left to right and starts walking towards the inn.
"I... well, I was under the impression there was already a mayor."
#Chuckles and returns to the inn.

Grillick
Dec 05, 2006, 03:26 PM
The stars are vague on the subject of werewolves. It is to the moon you must look. The images I get from the moon are fuzzy, for the moment, and not entirely clear. But I detect a distinct scent of something...

It smells like venison roasting over a fire.

-Zoe-
Dec 05, 2006, 03:28 PM
I vote Innkeeper PrinceScamp for Mayor, he has a positive outlook on life and would make decisions with the village people in mind. I believe that the Carpenter would be too much of a risk, as he may not throw himself fully into the role.

Rogueknight
Dec 05, 2006, 03:31 PM
*Clerk Knight shuffles quickly into the village square, takes a look at the monstrous gallows being rapidly constructed and scribbles some hurried notes onto a scroll.*

Um... er you see Mr BadPlayer, very sorry to hear about Miss...s...Miss Sonne, terrible, terrible indeed.

Will you er, be needing materials for this project? I can provide a discount rate for you as you have been so nice to me in the past, especially when I used to come courting for Miss...S...Miss Sonne. Come and see me this afternoon when Father has gone for his nap...

Oh, hello Father :D

We are voting for a Mayor are we?? Sorry, erm, business tends to get my head all thinking quickly and I don't even look up and see what is going around! Don't pay much heed to the stars, but that Mr Badplayer is very nice to me so I think he will be a good mayor. Maybe go and see that nice trapper to set something to catch the wolves - thats the ah...ah...AH TCHOO! *Clerk Knight pulls out a small hankerchief and dabs his nose*

I'm going back indoors. When someone decides to start counting, I vote Badplayer to be Mayor

Conroe
Dec 05, 2006, 03:32 PM
I believe Innkeeper Prince Scamp should be mayor!
He is a fair and just character and I believe he would make accurate decisions in this matter.Nooooooooooooooooooo! No-NO-NO! Who else is so eager to welcome strangers and outsiders to this village? Who greeted this "Traveler", this WOLF, with open arms! Our innkeeper! Why didn't Prince Scamp warn us of the evil glint in the Traveler's eye? I know why, and so do all of you!

But then who should be our Mayor? Our Weaver DueAccident makes a sound argument when she points out that BadPlayer tends to leave work unfinished. Before I vote for our Carpenter, I think I should have a look at them gallows -- make sure they are complete -- make sure they are sturdy.

* off to inspect the gallows *


It looks like BadPlayer and Thomas did a fine job on the gallows. I support BadPlayer for Mayor. Now, let us use the gallows as they are intended -- for a wolf! Send PrinceScamp to gallows!

Bad Player
Dec 05, 2006, 03:38 PM
They'll hold well enough tanner Conroe. No werewolf will escape its tight noose. Of that I make a guarantee.

Jono
Dec 05, 2006, 03:39 PM
{Don't think there are lynch votes today}

-Zoe-
Dec 05, 2006, 03:40 PM
Hmm, Conroe, you make a good point. But I don't think we can hold one mistake against our Innkeeper, no one was to know what trouble the Traveller would be. I still vote the Innkeeper for Mayor, he deserves a chance.

Conroe
Dec 05, 2006, 03:41 PM
{OOC}

{Don't think there are lynch votes today}From the bottom of post#5:

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE for Mayor
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Jono
Dec 05, 2006, 03:52 PM
The Votes

Day One - Mayoral

{From the bottom of post #1}

Xuenay
Dec 05, 2006, 03:57 PM
(I understood so that we could vote for the lynching now, too. Unzer?)

Conroe
Dec 05, 2006, 04:03 PM
{Good point, Deathling! As Xuenay says, I guess we wait for a ruling from Unser}

thomas.berubeg
Dec 05, 2006, 04:11 PM
Though i may have forged the nails, Bad player did the actuall work. I know a man with that attention to quality and detail will be a fine mayor for this fear wridden Town... Bad Player has my full support and endorsment as mayor.

We Must rid the Village of these Wolves. Me with my hammer, others in whatever way the can. I say we hang PrinceScamp

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 04:20 PM
{Good point, Deathling! As Xuenay says, I guess we wait for a ruling from Unser}


Good point. Message #2 is the dump message. Each day's hangins and murders (and the mayor vote of course) get lumped into message #2 and #3 if needed for overflow. I'll edit post #2.

But yes, the hope is to elect a mayor fast. But it is 100% valid to get teh ball rolling on the lynch votes too. My bad.

Mayoral vote so far

Carpenter Bad Player - 7
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - 1

Thee more votes will elect Bad Player as of the moment of this posting.

Lynch votes:

PrinceScamp - 2

Chandrasekhar
Dec 05, 2006, 04:34 PM
Yes, we need leadership now more than ever. I will vote for Bad Player for mayor. Who to lynch...? I will think on this.

Grey Fox
Dec 05, 2006, 04:37 PM
BadPlayer has my vote for Mayor.

Ulyaoth
Dec 05, 2006, 04:38 PM
These are troubling times, we need a strong leader to find the wolves and protect the innocent of this village, and I believe Bad Player would make a fine leader.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 04:49 PM
Just a reminder to BOLD YOUR VOTES or they are ignored.

(Some people will place unbolded votes on purpose so I cannot assume bolding was left off by mistake. I have to leave unbolded votes uncounted. There have been a couple unbolded votes. This is just a one-time reminder. :) )

Mayoral vote so far

Carpenter Bad Player - 9
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - 1

One more vote will elect Bad Player as of the moment of this posting.

Lynch votes:

PrinceScamp - 2

Vigilant
Dec 05, 2006, 05:04 PM
Poor sonne :( i raised her since she was a baby and she was such a lovely young lady.. After the death of his beloved daughter i vote for Carpenter Bad Player for mayor - I think he will be determined to catch these creatures and make them pay for what they have done!

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 05, 2006, 05:23 PM
Much of the day passes before a decision is made on Mayor. Most of the village spends the day in the Village Square, even bringing out their livestock to graze on the scrubby grass. Tanner Conroe stalks the gallows, occasionally frowning and boncing up and down on the planking. Below an improvised picnic breaks out around noon as villagers decide to share their lunch. The village mongrels are enthusiastic about this development and much collateral damage is suffered by a knockwurst string. Yet, a pall still hangs over the air. People steal glances at Clerk Rogueknight and Stableboy Lorgen. As the only maiden in Foxford, Sonne was certain to wed one of them. Now both are without prospects. How sad, how very sad, in a tiny community such as this.

Finally a concensus is reached. A victor is quickly declared by the 18 villagers left off the hook. Filled with authority by ancient Elohim Law, the new Mayor, Carpenter Bad Player, steps forward to declare legal that which is about to happen. By his confident stride, you'd swear he'd been in a position of authority before.

“I think we all agree that if we ever catch the thief that stole the whip and started this terror in the first place that we’ll just use these gallows four times instead of three.”

Amid the crowd’s roar of approval is heard a phlegmy voice asking, “Who knows what secrets lurk in the hearts of man?”

“I think we also agree that anyone caught leaving town before these crimes are solved will also get the gallows. That means you and your wagon too, Explorer Deathling. None of us are above Elohim Law.”

Again the crowd registers its approval, though perhaps more with uncertain cough and less with firey roar.

“Don’t worry yourselves over my wagon Mayor.” Explorer Deathling almost smiles. “It can barely outpace a walking man. Anyone here is free to try to outpace a wolf. You’ll find me at the inn.”

The Mayor nods satisfaction. “Then by Elohim Law I declare these lawful proceedings. None may leave – none can leave – until our lands are free of this evil. May Junil have mercy on us all.”

It is Daytime, Day One of the Ordeal
Carpenter Bad Player has been elected Mayor.

Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

thomas.berubeg
Dec 05, 2006, 05:31 PM
I Say Prince Scamp is a wolf, for the good reason that he is one of the most accessible to that stranger... he lives and works in the same building that stranger was staying at...

Vigilant
Dec 05, 2006, 05:37 PM
/cheers at the new mayors’ speech – woohoo \o/, nothing i wish to have more then to be rid of these Werewolves!

Upon careful consideration I say we Lynch Butler Hitti-Litti, Its often the servants that are the guilty ones! And I don’t like the way he said he was innocent… too quick for my liking -_- !

Xuenay
Dec 05, 2006, 05:37 PM
I nominate Explorer Deathling for the lynching. He arrived around the same time as the Traveler, who knows if they might not be in the same league?! They all spent time at the inn, besides, and it would've easy for the Traveler to curse the Explorer, or maybe that servant of his, Hitti-Litti.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 05, 2006, 05:41 PM
I nominate Explorer Deathling for the lynching. He arrived around the same time as the Traveler, who knows if they might not be in the same league?! They all spent time at the inn, besides, and it would've easy for the Traveler to curse the Explorer, or maybe that servant of his, Hitti-Litti.

/cheers at the new mayors’ speech – woohoo \o/, nothing i wish to have more then to be rid of these Werewolves!

Upon careful consideration I say we Lynch Butler Hitti-Litti, Its often the servants that are the guilty ones! And I don’t like the way he said he was innocent… too quick for my liking -_- !

You two's points are good, and are exactly the same as the one I made... they are the most accessible to the Stranger. I still say we hang prince scamp, but we need to keep an eye out for these two acting strangly.

Nikis-Knight
Dec 05, 2006, 07:27 PM
Back from the woods, I come, and to see such an uproar! My traps were full, but traces of the killer, unfortuneately none. I must add my voice to the consensus that the killer is still in the town, and so a grisly business befalls us.
I Say Prince Scamp is a wolf, for the good reason that he is one of the most accessible to that stranger... he lives and works in the same building that stranger was staying at... Quite suspicious, it's true, but do we damn an old friend on the circumstances of his profession? A stranger brought us this misfortune, and I'll wager my skin that 'tis another stranger that spreads it even now.
A man of the wilds is a fit for this savagry, but I suspect that 'tis a bit too fitting. Deathling looks to me to be what he seems, but I wonder how well he really knows his man Hitti-Litti? He seems out of place, and I wonder what love for our little hamlet he holds in his heart? Besides, a man that refined, why, alls know he's hiding a savagry within.
Hitti-Litti, I say! hang him high.

Ulyaoth
Dec 05, 2006, 07:37 PM
I say we must not rush to judgment based on petty reasons such as the profession one has. Such rash actions could lead to innocents being unjustly murdered. Still, the quick proclamation of innocence leads obviously to suspicion, and so I say we lynch Hitti-Litti.

PrinceScamp
Dec 05, 2006, 07:46 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo! No-NO-NO! Who else is so eager to welcome strangers and outsiders to this village? Who greeted this "Traveler", this WOLF, with open arms! Our innkeeper! Why didn't Prince Scamp warn us of the evil glint in the Traveler's eye? I know why, and so do all of you!
<SNIP> Now, let us use the gallows as they are intended -- for a wolf! Send PrinceScamp to gallows!

What? How dare you accuse me of being a wolf! Yes, I did find his eyes odd but he paid good, solid coin. I did, indeed, hear the traveler get up in the night, but I figured he was going out to the privy, not to change three fo you into werewolves! Poor Sonne, she was a very nice girl, and pretty too. We must catch these damn wolves or suffer Junil's wrath!

Congradulatinos to BadPlayer, I'm sure he will make an excellent mayor!

The exploror Deathling was also in the inn, and arrived aronud the same time, yet only one has accused him.

As much as I'd love to say the Butler did it, I am skeptical of Hitti's guilt. I don't know who to vote to lynch yet.

Now, let's all have a round of drinks in the inn, at a copper off tonight only!

EDIT: Typos

Chandrasekhar
Dec 05, 2006, 08:36 PM
I would be quicker to suspect those that seek to avoid the public eye than those who actively try to help the community. None should be spared from suspicion, but we must also avoid jumping to conclusions. My vote remains undecided.

PrinceScamp
Dec 05, 2006, 08:59 PM
OOC: I will be somewhat busy in the next several days so I may not be able to post during the day, unless I check during my study block if there is no big class in the library using the computers.

Grillick
Dec 05, 2006, 09:29 PM
The stars hold no information today, and I will not be able to learn anything of use until nightfall, when they rise again. I can't in good conscience vote to condemn anyone without evidence unless I've seen their guilt in the stars. Nobody has yet convinced me of another's guilt. I'll withold my vote until someone has.

lorgen
Dec 05, 2006, 10:17 PM
What a tragedy. Beautiful Sonne, Dead. I remember her hair, her eyes, how she danced in the midsummer-fest. And now she`s.... gone.

*heading over to the stable*

At least my horses are not werewolwes. And they need tending.

Immortius
Dec 06, 2006, 01:26 AM
I am glad to have Bad Player as mayor - I'm sure he will be able to protect us from the werewolves.

Come, fellow villagers! We cannot afford to sit idly by while these werewolves roam free. We must vote, even with what little information we have.

I myself will join my vote with that of the man whom I have joined with in marriage (Nikis-Knight) - Hitti-Litti to hang.

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 01:27 AM
Hitti and I arrived here after the traveler, it is not my fault my damned survey wagon broke down here. We arrived by accident, find someone else to blame!
It is clear to me that someone will hang today and if I have a say, I suggest you take a better look at your precious astrologer. Look at her up there, eying as all with her telescope... like we're pieces of meat. Acolyte, don't be angry with me, it is your wife who is unholy. If all goes well, Grillick will hang today.

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 04:34 AM
Oh why would have Deathling hired me if I would be a werewolf, son of devil? Are you going to lynch me, because I wanted to save myself! Of course you think that "The evil Butler is guilty, no one thinks a servant can do something evil!" But no, I am NOT an evil werewolf!

I think that Bad Player trusts me. He is maybe my only hope now. The strong man we need is maybe him. The other candidate, PrinceScamp, is suspected for being a werewolf. But he is innocent. I know that. So I won't accuse him. But I will follow my liege, Deathling in this. I don't blame someone because I think it could save my life. I blame because that it could save Foxford. Grillick, the astrologer needs to be hung.

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 06:02 AM
What makes you think PrinceScamp is innocent Hitti-Litti?

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 06:42 AM
Thank you all for your kind votes of confidence in my ability to remove this werewolf blight from our town. I would especially like to extend my warm, long... thanks to astrologer Grillick most of all :groucho:. I'd also like to thank weaver DueAccident who I'd nail anytime even if I'm not the blacksmith :groucho: and last but certainly not least to midwife Vigilant who I'd like to practice making babies with :groucho:. And of course to the others who voted for me. :)

Vigilant
Dec 06, 2006, 06:59 AM
last but certainly not least to midwife Vigilant who I'd like to practice making babies with

Oh my, you, dear sir, keep your hands and other body parts away from my persona and I guarantee you won't end up all black and blue, a woman with such experiences in life is a strong person, physically also. Besides who would bring those "babies" if I'd be practicing things with you. Not to mention that i'm married to this tavern potato, the Storekeeper, a husband is always a husband, dear sir.

And I'd suggest to keep away from those other ladies, you do not wantto make me too busy, do you? We have other problems in our ikkle village - those bastages werewolves! Mind remembering 'bout that, dear sir, and you'll keep my respect to you :smug:

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 07:02 AM
Boys, I think she wants me bad! :groucho:

Immortius
Dec 06, 2006, 07:26 AM
At least us ladies can be sure that the mayor will protect us from the wolves.

But who will protect us from the mayor?

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 07:29 AM
I think someone needs a new bun in their oven. :groucho:

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 07:33 AM
What makes you think PrinceScamp is innocent Hitti-Litti?

BadPlayer, you accuse PrinceScamp because he's friendly to the strangers. He made me and my liege Deathling feel happy in this town. Such a good fellow surely isn't a werewolf. If villagers get killed, and he's a werewolf, what would he do after that? Wander to the next village? Then where he gets the money and food to survive? If he's a werewolf, then you have a right to hang me and PrinceScamp. If not, then I'm right that Scamp is innocent. And I'm not a werewolf, no. I'm a humble servant of Deathling.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 06, 2006, 09:31 AM
A player pointed out a small omission. As it stands now, no one can use their Secret Voice on the first hanging. These games go by so fast, the SV should be available on all hangings. So if anyone is inclinded to do so, you can send me a PM anytime between now and the first hanging to use your SV.

I have reviewed all the PMs I sent out to star the game. My worst fears were unfounded. I did NOT blow it and send out the wrong PM to the wrong players. I have one tiny corrrection to one 'motivation' which I am mailing now, but that's it.

And aside from the small error re day one SV use, I think I managed to get avoid rules errors. This makes me hapy, as I was sort of harried there at the end. :suicide:

So the form now on the GM Is A Clam. I can't comment or give hints or stuff. (Questions still answered publicly if public acclaim demands, of course.)

Grillick
Dec 06, 2006, 10:58 AM
When someone is new to town, and something terrible befalls the villagers, it is only natural to suspect those who are newly arrived, no matter their means of having done so.

New people in town are Explorer Deathling, his Butler, Hitti-Litti, but don't forget also that the Cook, Immorius, recently had a baby. This person is also a 'newcomer' to our village.

It's also natural for supernatural beasts to target those who they find most threatening. Two of three newcomers have targetted me, because they recognize the power of the Art. I won't be surprised if I end up dead tonight at the hands of the remainder, but hopefully we can get one hung before we go.

I'm placing my vote for Butler Hitti-Litti

Xuenay
Dec 06, 2006, 11:13 AM
Seeing how the voting is going, I'll change my vote to Butler Hitti-Litti. Just to make sure that at least one of the two newcomers gets lynched.

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 11:17 AM
Come down to play have you?
Need I remind you that the traveler was mad with you? It was one of you who took his whip, why would he harm us passer-by?

Vigilant
Dec 06, 2006, 11:18 AM
Boys, I think she wants me bad!

You mister need a careful examination, especially in lower areas - but hold on! Don't get too excited - what I'm recommending is a little intervention around your back mister - I have just what it takes :

* pulls out the biggest syringe in the village filled with a mysterious liquid that should help the cocky mister to cool down * ^^

Girls I think you'll be relieved from that old ( how old art thou anyway dear mister? :D ) perv for at least a couple of days :D

but don't forget also that the Cook, Immorius, recently had a baby. This person is also a 'newcomer' to our village.

What did that little darling do to you dear? Or did you mean the Cook? I brought the baby from that innocent girl myself, they both are no fear to us, let them live in peace, they've got their own troubles dear lady.

Xuenay
Dec 06, 2006, 11:26 AM
Come down to play have you?
Need I remind you that the traveler was mad with you? It was one of you who took his whip, why would he harm us passer-by?

One of us who took his whip, says who?

I'd be far more suspicious of you two, the newcomers to our village. I know all the people here - they're honest folk, and wouldn't steal from anyone. Most likely you're the ones who stole the whip, and he's cursed you to become werewolves in an act of vengeance.

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 11:35 AM
So, why are you voting me? Because you fear new-comers. What bad have I ever done to you? Killed innocent villagers? No. Made some other crime? No. Being scared of lynching? Yes.

There is no true reason you vote me except fear. You would have a reason if Acolyte would have started this rampaging lynching mob. But no. Vigilant, who is afraid like all of us, just wanted to blame someone. Me. And you follow him like he would be your liege? Why!?

Man, why I proposed Deathling to travel to this rotten, pathetic village...

Xuenay, neither me or Deathling hasn't taken the whip. If I need to, I'll tell you what I have. I know what Deathling haves, so I can tell what he has too. Even if you search for years, the whip can't be found from us.

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 11:37 AM
One of us who took his whip, says who?

I'd be far more suspicious of you two, the newcomers to our village. I know all the people here - they're honest folk, and wouldn't steal from anyone. Most likely you're the ones who stole the whip, and he's cursed you to become werewolves in an act of vengeance.

There you go again, ignoring the facts. There were three attackers.

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 11:40 AM
So, why are you voting me? Because you fear new-comers. What bad have I ever done to you? Killed innocent villagers? No. Made some other crime? No. Being scared of lynching? Yes.

There is no true reason you vote me except fear. You would have a reason if Acolyte would have started this rampaging lynching mob. But no. Vigilant, who is afraid like all of us, just wanted to blame someone. Me. And you follow him like he would be your liege? Why!?

Man, why I proposed Deathling to travel to this rotten, pathetic village...

Xuenay, neither me or Deathling hasn't taken the whip. If I need to, I'll tell you what I have. I know what Deathling haves, so I can tell what he has too. Even if you search for years, the whip can't be found from us.

Great deal oh luck that wagon gave us, stranded us here in this godforsaken village. Junil has a funny way of showing gratitude to his followers.

Rogueknight
Dec 06, 2006, 11:44 AM
No No No Father! Your logic is all wrong! *Clerk Knight walks to a nearby bench, dusts the seat clean with his hankerchief and gracefully sits down*

Now, where was I, ah yes, logic. Erm.. right... one second

*The Clerk removes a handfull of scrolls from his bag and sets them on the bench beside him, hurredly unrolling one after another*

I know I left it here somewhere! Oh, erm....AH HA!

You see I er, took some notes about our current situation, yes. If the Explorer and his Manservant are wolves...that makes two...erm... but where is the third? Your logic Father is that that visitor who almost ran over the stableboy on his way out of town (not that he would have noticed till two days later) wanted to punish a set group - outsiders! But there are only two - and of werewolves three!

But...but there is more. Think - if you were upset and could do such magics...why would you make the explorers easy targets? You would turn friend against friend...by Junil thats it! You would take their... their innocence! *Clerk Knight furiously scribbles the last line down on the scroll* by taking Miss...Um...SS..Sonne..Yes, Miss Sonne! Then you would err..watch them all tear each other to bits.

*On saying the word "watch", Clerk Knight looks with a worried expression on his face off onto the far hills, overlooking the village and the surrounding forest. There is no face or masked man looking back, but a shiver runs down his spine at the possibility*

Mother, you must see that Father seems to be in one of his states again. Why should we turn on these poor gentlemen who did nothing more than pass through?

I...erm....I do have another ....um theory though...but it isn't nice....and Grillick won't like it.

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 11:45 AM
So Deathling, shall I show my stuff to crowd if that would save me? I ask you because you are the only one who believes me.

Rogueknight, do you think that I am innocent? I'll be grateful to you forever if you defend me. But unfortunately 3 men can't defend from a crazy, ravaging mob...

{Unser, if I'll be lynched can I give my stuff to Deathling?}

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 12:11 PM
Yeah sure, you can get it from the wagon if you like. Most of them have seen all that's inside the wagon either way.

Rogueknight
Dec 06, 2006, 12:23 PM
Hmm....Yes....Maybe!!!......No, that can't be right *Clerk Knight has not moved from his spot on the bench, still looking over scrolls and small books quickly, throwing discarded pages over his shoulder and generally creating quite a mess around him*

Erm....Right, I see....Outsiders...Fear, time....Yes, thats how he'd do it....confusion......*The thoughts are now slowly penned onto a small scroll as if something important is being written*

*At the mention of his name the startled Clerk lets out a shocked scream, scribbling right across his carefully crafted bit of paper.*

Oh, Mr.Hitti, you startled me. Erm...Yes, I don't think you are guilty. We won't know for sure how we are doing till later, but frightfully clever chap who did this I think.

Friend vs friend is an ugly business and how well do you know people till it is put to the test. Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Some poor fellow or miss gets a short drop and a sudden stop the way we are going. This won't be pretty reading.

I guess I will go with Grillick to hang this evening. Erm, to be honest, she was a nice lady before all this but I cannot trust that voodoo and witchcraft with the stars - A nice scroll and a clean quill and then i'll muddle it out! It just doesn't make sense to me to taint the new people - that would make it easy for us!

I do hope Mother isn't being stubborn about this though. She is very clever though, I think she will see it was too obvious for a cunning man to taint you both.

Grillick
Dec 06, 2006, 12:27 PM
Anytime you all need answers, you're always coming to me. Whether it be about future wealth, or health, or love, you come to me.

But as soon as the times get rough, you turn against me, and you do it at the bidding of two people you just met. Should I be hanged this evening, I'll be very disappointed in you all, and you'll learn just how untrustworthy the Explorer and his Butler are.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 06, 2006, 01:18 PM
Day One of the Ordeal
Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.

The Mayor is Carpenter Bad Player

Lynch Votes (to post 69)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Hitti-Litti
Astrologer Grillick - Hitti-Litti
Butler Hitti-Litti - Grillick
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - PrinceScamp
Carpenter Bad Player -
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight - Grillick
Cook Immortius - Hitti-Litti
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Vigilant - Hitti-Litti
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar -
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay - Hitti-Litti
Tanner Conroe - PrinceScamp
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Hitti-Litti
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident -

Current Poll
3 - Astrologer Grillick
6 - Butler Hitti-Litti
2 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

[GM PS: Note corrected spelling of Immortius.]
[AND Vigilant.]:blush:
[ v- No, just figured it's nice to see an occasional update embedded in the thread. -v ] ;)

[GM PS #2 Added Mayoral Proclamation section to summary template]

Xuenay
Dec 06, 2006, 01:21 PM
Did you hit new post instead of edit, Unser? :)

Vigilant
Dec 06, 2006, 01:24 PM
[GM PS: Note corrected spelling of Immortius.]

what about me :P ? umm...please :D ?

Immortius
Dec 06, 2006, 02:09 PM
When someone is new to town, and something terrible befalls the villagers, it is only natural to suspect those who are newly arrived, no matter their means of having done so.

New people in town are Explorer Deathling, his Butler, Hitti-Litti, but don't forget also that the Cook, Immorius, recently had a baby. This person is also a 'newcomer' to our village.

You... you would accuse a babe? You would accuse my sweet little Chloe? You are a truly horrid, heartless person. I'm sorry, my love, but I must break my vote from yours and call for Grillick to hang.

Grillick
Dec 06, 2006, 02:20 PM
You misunderstand me, my dear friend Immortius.

I meant only to draw attention to the fact that the Explorer and his Butler are not the only new arrivals in town. Surely being a newcomer to the village is not, in itself, evidence of wrongdoing or criminal activity.

That they turn against the person to whom the village turns for answers in times of trouble, though...This I find troubling.

And I find it troubling that you would do the same, Immortius.

Or do you have other motivations for trying to get me out of the picture?

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 02:38 PM
We turn against person who is asked for help at hard time because SHE'S A LIAR!

You said that Immortius's baby is a newcomer too. Come on, are you blaming a little baby for a cruel murder!?

Thank you Immortius, thou shall be blessed. But hopefully not by evil astrologer's husband. He's blaming me for no reason.

Ulyaoth, I know this is hard but...

You have still time to change your vote.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 06, 2006, 02:38 PM
Thomas.berubeg saunters into the inn, sits down, grabs a mug, and starts to talk.“I may not be the smartest person in this Village, but I think I know honesty when I see it. As was said in the age of Magic: In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain. Though I rarely venture out of my forge, I do leave it for an occasional visit to the inn… over the years Prince Scamp has become a close friend. What he has imported from the city is much better and stronger than the week …stuff our local tavern brews… the only reason I accused him was in shock and anger at poor Sonne’s fate… I had often seen her walking to school on sunny days, as fresh as a drop of dew on a rose petal that one… when I heard the news, I was in the in, and when I looked up, and there he was. In my shock I shouted out a name. I regret that outburst now, and am changing my vote to Hitti-Litti… that man just ain’t right.
For all you people defending him, there is no reason that the stranger wouldn’t use whatever means possible to punish the village. He stranger would probably chose the people nearer to him, just out of practicality.
Well, I’ll be off, you know how the missus is… and I’ve got some work to do. Building them gallows put me behind, especially on the explorer’s wagon.”
Thomas gets up and ambles towards the door, which he opens violently, and enters his forge, from where sounds of hammers ringing on iron and occasional curses are heard.

Immortius
Dec 06, 2006, 02:42 PM
I apologize, Grillick, I let my anger get the better of me. We are all under a lot of stress, and I overreacted to the perceived accusation of my daughter.

I revert my vote back to Hitti-Litti.

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 02:44 PM
Berubeg AND Immortius. You are voting me because I'm a stranger. Why would I use whatever means to harm this village? The story of me and Deathling would pass to next village. We would be lynched there. If I would punish the village, I would dig my own grave.

{Hehe. Lynch-mob started when I talked early.}

thomas.berubeg
Dec 06, 2006, 02:46 PM
Not you! the stranger! He would use any means to punish the Village. i don't blame the werewolves themselves, i blame the stranger for makeing them into what they are.

Hitti-Litti
Dec 06, 2006, 02:48 PM
So you don't want to lynch the werewolf, you want to lynch a stranger?

I change my vote to thomas.berubeg

Even if that kills me, I'll give the village a clue.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 06, 2006, 02:52 PM
Not a stranger, !!!!!!!THE STRANGER!!!!!!, you know the one who was mad beacuse someone stole his whip? that stranger! this is convincing me more and more you are a wolf! you persist on missredaing what i say and making stupid connections

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 02:53 PM
It is not that which will kill you, Hitti.

DueAccident
Dec 06, 2006, 02:55 PM
How can you accuse my loyal husband? He may not be the quickest...But I stand by him as his wife.
I vote Hitti-Litti, as he has accused my husband..

thomas.berubeg
Dec 06, 2006, 02:56 PM
That's right, dear, you tell him.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 06, 2006, 05:02 PM
Day One of the Ordeal
Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.

The Mayor is Carpenter Bad Player

Lynch Votes (to post 84)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Hitti-Litti
Astrologer Grillick - Hitti-Litti
Butler Hitti-Litti - thomas.berubeg
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Hitti-Litti
Carpenter Bad Player -
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight - Grillick
Cook Immortius - Hitti-Litti
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Vigilant - Hitti-Litti
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar -
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay - Hitti-Litti
Tanner Conroe - PrinceScamp
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Hitti-Litti
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Hitti-Litti

Current Poll
2 - Astrologer Grillick
1 - Blacksmith thomas.berubeg
8 - Butler Hitti-Litti
1 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Xuenay
Dec 06, 2006, 05:07 PM
(Unser: as one cool addition, you could add an "hours of the day left at the time of posting" stat into the real time updates. That'd add to the mood, I think.)

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 06, 2006, 07:00 PM
(Unser: as one cool addition, you could add an "hours of the day left at the time of posting" stat into the real time updates. That'd add to the mood, I think.)

{I was thinking about the very thing, but I was afraid there'd be confusion between 'gametime hours' and 'realtime hours'. I'll make a quick chart in the near soonish for a dawn/morning/noon/afternoon/evening/dusk approximate gametime sorta thing. :)}

subanark
Dec 06, 2006, 07:10 PM
Why do you disturb me? I want peace, please give me peace. You all are my friends yes? If not remember I am your friend.

Bad Player you are my best friend today, I want you to stay my friend forever, so kindly show yourself to the gallows so I can always remember you as my best friend.

PrinceScamp
Dec 06, 2006, 07:32 PM
OOC: Please do not use blue text, it's unreadable on the black background.

Bad Player, you built the gallows, you are the mayor, Sonne was your daughter. You were closest to her. Having lost your daughter, that's a good way to not get blamed, isn't it? Being the mayor you are a figure of authority, you can help with the hanging of innocents. Perhaps the reason you were so eager to build the gallows, too hang more innocents and shorten the workload of your pack?

Hitti-Litti and Deathling are not wolves, they pay in good solid silver and I believe that wolves hate silver.

thomas.berubeg, than kyuo for changing your mnid, you have always been a good customer of mnie and I hope I get many more years of your valued customership.

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 09:03 PM
I'm going to vote for Princescamp to hang because it was a bit random having ppl suddenly put him up for mayoral nomination without him saying anything or any storyline reason that he would be mayor (unlike NotWs II or III in which the carpenter became mayor because of his daughter's death).

I want to see Princescamp hang and if he is a werewolf we probably have his accomplices too.

Conroe
Dec 06, 2006, 10:30 PM
{OOC: I have not read the posts over the last 24 hours, so I apologize if I have been voted off...
My son has been hospitalized, so I will not be able to participate in this game for the next day or two. If I'm still in the game, I will let you all know when I'm back.}

PrinceScamp
Dec 06, 2006, 10:33 PM
{OOC: I have not read the posts over the last 24 hours, so I apologize if I have been voted off...
My son has been hospitalized, so I will not be able to participate in this game for the next day or two. If I'm still in the game, I will let you all know when I'm back.}

{OOC: Ooh, that's not good, I hope he get's better soon and that it's not serious. Goodluck}

Bad Player
Dec 06, 2006, 10:53 PM
{sorry to hear that Conroe}

Jono
Dec 06, 2006, 11:22 PM
My vote stays with Grillick, she's proven nothing to me.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 07, 2006, 12:14 AM
{OOC: I have not read the posts over the last 24 hours, so I apologize if I have been voted off...
My son has been hospitalized, so I will not be able to participate in this game for the next day or two. If I'm still in the game, I will let you all know when I'm back.}

Poor guy, Chrismas season in the hospital. I hope it is nothing more that some tests that preduce good news. Best wishes Conroe.

lorgen
Dec 07, 2006, 01:43 AM
Hmmm. Where`s my chief gone? He`s usually here to watch me tend the horses. And I`d like to know who the chief thinks is a wolf. And me mother and father haven`t voted either. Bah, then the mayor has to be right. He`s the mayor, after all. And an important man. PrinceScamp is my vote.

*heads back to the stables*

Don`t worry lads, the loud voices outside are just the adults arguing. That can be noisy. So, so, here are a couple of extra bales of hay. And soon we`ll go for a walk.

{What, I`m hospitalized? Oh, it`s IRL. Anyway, my best wishes for the lad. At least I hope it`s not Lycanthrophy. A bit harsh cure AFAIK}

Immortius
Dec 07, 2006, 02:40 AM
{OOC: I'm sorry to hear the news Conroe, I wish you and your son luck}

Please don't think less of me, I know some might consider it to be inconsiderate to bake while everyone else is working hard to figure out who the wolves are, it's just I'm very worried and I've always found cooking helps to calm me down... anyway...

*sheepish*

I've baked everyone some blueberry muffins. Yes, even you Hitti-Litti.

Bad Player
Dec 07, 2006, 04:31 AM
MMmmm, I like the look of your buns cook Immortius. :groucho:

Grey Fox
Dec 07, 2006, 05:40 AM
Keep your hands and dirty eyes away from Immortius, Bad Player. I dont want to warn you twice.

Immortius
Dec 07, 2006, 05:58 AM
Thanks, boss.

Bad Player, I'd have you know that I am happily married to a wonderful, respectable and decent man. I have no interest in you. I would appreciate it if you spent less time ogling my buns, thank you very much.

Bad Player
Dec 07, 2006, 06:00 AM
But they're so juicy! At least give me a taste. :groucho:

Chandrasekhar
Dec 07, 2006, 06:45 AM
Hmmm. Where`s my chief gone? He`s usually here to watch me tend the horses. And I`d like to know who the chief thinks is a wolf. And me mother and father haven`t voted either. Bah, then the mayor has to be right. He`s the mayor, after all. And an important man. PrinceScamp is my vote.

Who do I think is a wolf? Well, I must admit that the spontaneous votes for PriceScamp were suspicious. It would be a cunning move to elect one of their own to lead the village. But what if they succeeded? Not likely, I think, considering that BadPlayer got nine votes, and not the three you'd expect from werewolves. But what if they just rallied support for one of their own? To tell the truth, I think BadPlayer's on our side, but what if the werewolves intend to use him? Or if they just want us to think that they're using him...?

Bah, do you see why I like my horses more? These are tough times, and we need leadership in any case. I say let the mayor decide who hangs. I vote for Princescamp to hang. Let's try to make this a tie, and give the Mayor the authority that he should rightfully have.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 07, 2006, 09:28 AM
It is Sundown
Day One of the Ordeal

The livery workers remain as diligent about their duties today as they are any day. Stable Owner Chanrasekhar reaches the Village Square only as the sun begins to kiss the horizon. By then the outcome of the election is certain, but the Law is upheld and the votes are registered. Mayor Bad Player shakes the Stable Owner's hand, then declares the voting closed. The people have spoken. Butler Hitti-Litti is to hang.

The local mongrels are in attendance too, wondering when the knockwursts will appear again. But there is no festive mood now. It is the Butler himself who breaks the silence. He addresses Explorer Deathling with a curt bow, "It would seem circumstances demand I tender my resignation sir. Effective upon completion of one final service." The Explorer's poise momentarilly fails him. He starts to lay a sympathic hand on the Butler's shoulder, thinks better of it, pauses, then tightens his expression and merely gives a brief nod. This is returned, and with a steady gait the Butler mounts the gallows unassisted. He appraoches the Mayor and the Clerk at the trapdoor, his walking stick providing the rythym for his funeral dirge. Tap. Tap. Tap.

The crowd is still as Mayor Bad Player holds up his hand. "I have been thinking. What if the Butler here posesses the whip? And if not him, who takes custody of it when we do find it? A policy is needed. By my authority under anceint Elohim Law I hereby proclaim that unowned heirlooms are declared village property until given to the winner of a special election, to be held immedeately.

Mayoral Procamation:
Unowned heirlooms will be granted to the winner of a special election.
(Real Time election rules - same as the Mayoral election.)

This proclamation is met with general skepticism throughout the assembly. Comments break out everywhere, each drowning out the other. A squeaky voice cuts through the general babble to express a different sentiment entirely. "Rumor has it that Choir Leader and Innkeeper are having an affair, and the Tanner knows it! That would explain their voting behavior." The Carpenter looks confused as the general sentiment goes against his decision. The villagers seem to feel the Carpenter is supposed to make those hard decisions so they don't have to. But Law is Law and the Proclamation is made. Under Elohim Law it cannot be changed until the current crisis is over. Not even by a new Mayor.

There is nothing left but the business at hand. Butler Hitti-Litti removes his hat - a silly little round thing like an upside down bowl - and hands it to Rogueknight. The Clerk grasps for it and shuffles backward uncertainly. A small frown breaks the Butler's impassive face. He gives the Clerk a meaningful look, retreives his hat, then produces a small brush from an inside pocket. He carefully fixes the brim and brushes the hat clean. Then - with another meaningful glance at the Clerk - he sets the hat down on the gallows planking.

With that the Butler walks back to the trapdoor in his measured gait. He stands calmly with both hands lying relaxed upon the brass knob of his fancy walking stick. As the noose is affixed a lisp breaks the silence. "Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!" The Mayor Carpenter Bad Player himself pulls the lever. There is a wooden rumble, then a sickening crunch.

Followed by a softer thud as the walking stick hits the ground. Followed by and even softer metalic click. As the walking stick bounces on the ground, it comes apart in two pieces. It bounces next to Innkeeper PrinceScamp. He picks it up. "Gods!" exlaims PrinceScamp. One of the pieces is a foot and a half of wicked razor-sharp steel.

The Butler owened an heirloom!
The village has discovered the Cane Sword!

Owner of the Cane Sword gains +1 strength for purposes of endgame determination.

According to Proclamation an election will be held to distribute this item.
The election will begin at Daybreak, Day Two of the Ordeal.

The body of the Butler is being ignomoiously ignored while the villagers bicker over the nuances of the Proclamation. Since night is only moments away, the election will have to wait for sunup. The Mayor is given the Cane Sword to guard overnight.

And only then is original purpose for the assembly remembered. The examinations are performed, though by now the answer seems certain. "Looks like this time, the Butler didn't do it", offers a phlegmy voice. "There the monk stands idly by, history does have a way of repeating itself. Only the werewolves can do him just, rip him apart as Schahannock was." suggests a deep one. The examinations conclude.

The Butler was Human. Hitti-Litti was INNOCENT.

The hanging has taken far longer than expected and night is upon Foxford. They have taken their first life, the life of a stranger they did not know and now never will. Does the Cane Sword mean the village has lost one of its ablest defenders ... or one of its most dire threats? Who was the Butler really? And who now shall die to the werewolves running free?

It is NIGHT
Werewolves submit secret ballots via PM.
Public Posting is SUSPENDED

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 07, 2006, 11:35 AM
{GM CLARIFICATION}

I suspect now would be a good time to clarify some aspects of the Day/Night deadlines and PMs. I'm saying this because some players have sent in PMs early. That is no problem as I just hold onto them. But some people might be wondering why I haven't replied.

Generally speaking, if you are sending in a PM used in Daytime, you will get a response when Daytime ends. That is, when the hanging scene is posted. Likewise Night PM replies are sent out when the werewolf murder scene is posted.

(There are some narrow exceptions such as when a new Mayor names his replacement. Those take effect immedetely.)

The reason for this is some things are easy and fast for me but others take me some time. So I want to be sure I have time to double check things.

The last thing about PMs is, please TITLE the PM with it's purpose, e.g. Werewolf targets. That helps me keep track of 'em and keep my PM box clear.

Thanks, hope you all are having fun. Sleep tight. :shifty:

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 08, 2006, 09:07 AM
It is Sunup
Day Two of the Ordeal
The quiet of the first night is broken only briefly by a faint baying. As the roosters coax Foxford back to the world of wakefulness some villagers dare to hope yesterday was nothing but a very bad dream. These thoughts are quickly swept aside by the sound of horrified screams.

Again the villagers scramble towards the sound. The Trapper is holding the remains of his wife, Immortius the Cook. The cottage is splattered with blood, walls, floor, and ceiling. The Cook’s hands and forearms are badly chewed. Possessions and furniture are scattered about. Apparently, the Cook fought off her attackers to the end, but to no avail.

Suddenly Trapper Nikis-Knight snaps alert. “Gods! Chloe!” is all he says, but it is enough to send the terror level skyrocketing. There is no sign of the little baby. Did the inhuman monsters drag her off too? Nikis-Knight gathers up an overturned chair. He places it in a corner and steps up. He claws at the roof thatching where a ceiling beam meets the wall lintels. Straw flies everywhere, then stops. The young father breaks down in tears. He pulls a small swaddled figure from a tight nook formed in the roof thatch. His tears are of joy, for little baby Chloe is alive.

With that the Trapper sinks boneless into the chair. Midwife Vigilant bores a hole through the crowd using a fiery gaze as her auger. With furrowed brow she scoops the infant from the young father. The crowd parts before her as she hurries off, clucking her tongue with concern.

Any thoughts the werewolves would be satisfied with the murder of Sonne are long gone. Yesterday Foxford hung an innocent passer-by in false vengance. Will the village do better this time? Two things are certain. Before nightfall, another member of the village will hang.

But first there is the matter of the Butler’s heirloom. The villagers head over to the Square where the Mayor and the Cane Sword already await.

Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.
Unowned heirlooms will be granted to the winner of a special election.

Cane Sword Vote (Real-time voting; to post 169& closed.)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Grillick
Astrologer Grillick - Bad Player
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg -
Carpenter Bad Player - Chandrasekhar
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Clerk Rogueknight -
Explorer Deathling - Chandrasekhar
Innkeeper PrinceScamp - Vigilant
Midwife Vigilant - Vigilant
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Chandrasekhar
Stableboy Lorgen - Chandrasekhar
Storekeeper Xuenay -
Tanner Conroe -
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - Grey Fox
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Conroe
Village Idiot Subanark - Subanrk
Weaver DueAccident -

Current Polling
1 - Astrologer Grillick
1 - Carpenter Bad Player
1 - Explorer Deathling
3 - Midwife Vigilant
4 - Stable Owner Chandrasekhar is awarded the Cane Sword
1 - Tanner Conroe
1 - Tavern Owner Grey Fox
1 - Village Idiot Subanark

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):


Lynch Votes (to post 169& closed.)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - PrinceScamp
Astrologer Grillick -
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - PrinceScamp
Carpenter Bad Player - PrinceScamp
Choir Leader -Zoe- -
Clerk Rogueknight -
Explorer Deathling - Grillick
Innkeeper PrinceScamp -
Midwife Vigilant - Grillick
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - PrinceScamp
Stableboy Lorgen -
Storekeeper Xuenay -
Tanner Conroe -
Tavern Owner Grey Fox -
Trapper Nikis-Knight -
Village Idiot Subanark - Grillick
Weaver DueAccident -

Current Polling
3 - Astrologer Grillick
4 - Innkeeper PrinceScamp is voted to hang!

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your Real-Time VOTES(S) for the Cane Sword
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 08, 2006, 09:17 AM
{GM note}

Lest there be confusion ... you can post again now. :)

If you are owed a PMs, it will be sent will be sent out after a moderate, inescapeable, delay. Should be out NLT 3:30pm GMT.

Bad Player
Dec 08, 2006, 09:21 AM
I don't understand why cook Immortius was the one the werewolves wanted dead. She (he) voted for Hitti-Litti to hang which was wrong (so it's not like they were protecting themselves there as far as I can see).

I don't know if I might have been let off the hook because 1) PrinceScamp (whom I accused) is innocent so they don't mind me attacking him or 2) because I had the cane sword overnight so I don't know if the WWs were worried I might be able to fight them off or 3) Unclear reasons for wanting Immortius dead.


I also want to add that I am very disappointed in cook Immortius' death - there was golden double entendre material with her!

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 08, 2006, 10:31 AM
{Yet another GM rules announcement}

Brief FYI: The special rules summary has been up for awhile on Page 1. You might want to check it for new, simpler Ghost of a Chance! contest rules. Lurkers, you too can play Ghost of a Chance!

Upon refflection I now believe I have designed the Secret Voice rules bass-ackwards. I originally set it at night thinking it would give players something to do at night besides sweat. :p But now I believe the system will be much more useful if we just keep to the system used on Day One. Therefore,

Send in your SV PMs during DAYTIME.

Example:

Werewolves strike, Day begins, postings go on through the day.
Players submit their SV PMs
Villagers hang, Secret Voices are heard, Night begins, conversation suspends.

If you have questions, ask in public please and I will clear them up.

Wenowreturnyoutoyourregularlyscheduledgame.

subanark
Dec 08, 2006, 10:39 AM
The sword is shiny it, pleases the eye. I asked the Butler and he said I may have it, because I am his best friend.

Bad Player, why did you not show yourself to the gallows yesterday? Today you are no longer my best friend and I hate it so when a friend leaves us. But you can make it up to me by letting subanark borrow such pretties...

1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 look I have 10 fingures, 10 of them! Do you have 10? Or maybe 20? None of my friends who play with me have that many.

Bad Player
Dec 08, 2006, 11:00 AM
I didn't show myself to the gallows yesterday??? :confused:



I have a theory that all the werewolves are in fact women! They killed cook Immortius to get rid of the competition!

Sorry ladies you can't all have me at once!

Well OK you can - just because I want the best for you. :groucho:

Praise Junil that I'm here for you ladies. :)

Grey Fox
Dec 08, 2006, 11:27 AM
I do not believe PrinceScamp is a werewolf, when I arrived to this fine village 15 years ago, he was the first and most warm to welcome me. We all know he care for us all and dont wish us any harm. My hopes tell me so anyhow.

I failed to protect the Cook, but I will not fail again. I will now come clean with my past. 15 Years ago I left the life as a soldier, I have the training and I have the experience to wield this cane sword. So vote for me, the Tavern Owner to get the sword and we will all be safer from these beasts!

And Trapper Nikis-Knight,together we will raise your daughter to be the finest woman this empire has ever seen. Much like your wife Immortius.

Jono
Dec 08, 2006, 11:27 AM
Oh, leave the valet's sword alone? He was in my service, he was a good man and you were all set out to hang him. It is I who should be given the sword, he meant to leave it to me anyway.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 08, 2006, 11:36 AM
{GM Bigmouth again}

Brief FYI: A brief special rules clarification is available on the 'signup' thread:

http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=4855221&postcount=57

PrinceScamp
Dec 08, 2006, 12:03 PM
OOC: I have the flu, though I am feeling better than I was yesterday, I'll post later, back to sleep for me.

Vigilant
Dec 08, 2006, 12:19 PM
I must say that those recent events made me feel a little depressed, first that sad hanging of an innocent man, then this! Death of this poor girl, the Cook, I don't have time to argue who should have the Cane Sword, I'll wait with my voting, same goes for lynching, I've got to take care of this little innocent baby, which survived the horror...Whoever did this shall meet justice!

*watches the crowd with burning eyes* :cringe:

-Zoe-
Dec 08, 2006, 12:58 PM
{ Aww, Conroe, hope your son's better soon. I want my hubby back! Hehe, all the best :) }

-Zoe-
Dec 08, 2006, 01:00 PM
I vote Midwife Vigilant to get the cane sword, she deserves it after taking in the Cook's orphaned child.

Bad Player
Dec 08, 2006, 01:12 PM
Could the prophet please contact me ASAP.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 08, 2006, 02:03 PM
{ooc: i'm going to be in montreal over the weekend,and am not sure i'll be able to post}

I don't care who has the sword, as long as it isn't me... can you see my big hands trying to hold that small thing?

Xuenay
Dec 08, 2006, 02:05 PM
What a horrible deed these werewolves have done, to slaughter the mother of an innocent child... I swear to Junil that I'll do my best to protect my wife Vigilant from these awful creatures, to make sure that Chloe survives. Let us pray that they will not touch poor Nikis-Knight, so that the child will not lose her father as well as her mother.

Now, justice needs to be done! Some of us are werewolves, and responsible for this foul deed! But who could they be?

Rogueknight
Dec 08, 2006, 02:06 PM
I vote Midwife Vigilant to get the cane sword, she deserves it after taking in the Cook's orphaned child.

Now erm...that is not quite true..is it Ma'am? Mother will help with the child but I hope your assertion that our Trapper is not capable well, um, very possibly unfounded. He is still Miss Chloe's father and Junil willing can raise her himself.

*The Clerk excuses himself from the discussion to stand in front of the house owned by the Trapper and the recently murdered cook. Scribbling notes frantically, he looks up occaisionally to take stock of the scene, the way the wolves entered, the way the furniture has scattered*

Interesting......*carefully writing the last line the Clerk dramatically finishes with a flourish*

Now...oh dear...AHEM *Clerk Knight taps loudly on a doorway to try and rouse attention.*

Oh my, so many...*clears throat* PEOPLE OF FOXFORD! We have a big problem. However, like so many big problems they must..er...be broken down and solved as little problems first! Yes, thats the ticket!

Secrets eh - thats the little problem. One little secret makes people untrustworthy, maybe they are hiding bigger secrets! So we need to be open with each other - before we start getting over suspicious. Someone here called out our lovely but misguided Choir Leader for having a..well...um....Indescretion! YES, thats it with our Inn Keeper. We are stronger when this information is in public - because it cannot be suspicious. I call upon those involved to clear their names, before people start leading them to the gallows!

*Clerk Knight removes a hanckerchief from his pocket, dabbing at his now sweating forehead.* This public speaking is a difficult art. I'll be doing my invoices.

But before I go, please don't give Mother a sword, she is difficult as it is with an evil look.

lorgen
Dec 08, 2006, 03:23 PM
Secrets eh - thats the little problem. One little secret makes people untrustworthy, maybe they are hiding bigger secrets! So we need to be open with each other - before we start getting over suspicious. Someone here called out our lovely but misguided Choir Leader for having a..well...um....Indescretion! YES, thats it with our Inn Keeper. We are stronger when this information is in public - because it cannot be suspicious. I call upon those involved to clear their names, before people start leading them to the gallows!

What are you saying? Me mom having an affair? As far as I know, me mom is an angel. Except from what I once saw when I walked in on her and me dad. But having an "indiscretion"?. Never. Me mom loves me dad. You just want to create problemes, methinks. Isn`t that what wolwes are supposed to do? Was it you that tried to whisper that under the hanging? No-one else talkes **** about me mom than you....

Unless you apologize to me mom, or someone have really good arguments for someone else being a wolf, I know who I want to hang today.

*throws a pile of horse-dung in the clerks face and walks towards the stables, muttering*

Saying that me mom has an affair, what a pile of cow-dung. No, not cow-dung, cows dung doesn`t deserve to be compared with that one. Hmmmm... Rat manure, yes, that is what he is. Rat manure.

subanark
Dec 08, 2006, 03:50 PM
*throws a pile of horse-dung in the clerks face and walks towards the stables, muttering*


If your done with the horse-dung, can I have it? Its the favorite of the ducks.

subanark
Dec 08, 2006, 04:05 PM
Who dares throw the first stone?
Not I, for I have fed all mine to the ducks. Who will throw a stone so that I may have one to use?

Rogueknight
Dec 08, 2006, 04:16 PM
*The startled Clerk brushes the mess from his face, coughing and spluttering. Turning to his ruined clothes he scrubs at the stains ...before the smell hits*

Well now.....oh my thats revolting....wasn't that erm "mature" Lorgen. You'll note in my speech that I did not say whether I believed this information, only that it should be made public and those involved should make it clear now to avoid suspicion.

*The Clerk stops before his next sentance, staring towards the stables, seemingly dwelling on the distance they are away. Satisfied, he takes a deep breath....*

No wonder M....Miss Sonne couldn't put up with him. No... no people skills. I suppose he finds it easier to talk to horses. A shame really, he probably could be a nice gentleman if he tried and stopped playing with dung.

*The Clerk brushes some more of the dung towards Subanark, and wanders off to get cleaned up*

lorgen
Dec 08, 2006, 04:49 PM
here`s some hay, Dark Wind. And some sugar cane, I know that is your favourite. And after some scrubbing we`ll take a ride around town. I know that you long for some running. It isn`t easy to find someplace to run after the mayor told everyone not to leave town ,but he`s the mayor, you know. But soon we`ll get rid of these darned wolwes.... You wrinkle your nose, too. I know, wolwes are bad creatures. The ones that killed Sonne. Mmm. You liked Sonne as well. I know. But these wolwes are even worse than that clerk. The one that goes around spreading nasty rumours about poeple. It`s a bit easier to be a horse, I guess. They may bite you in the ears, but they don`t backstab you or anyone you like. You won`t believe what he said about ma`. That vile creature. His nose is always in a book. And he can`t even pronounce a full sentence. Do you think he was the one that stole the whip? By the way, I guess we have to ride to Subanarks house as well today. He wants some horse dung. Somewhy he thinks feeding the ducks with it is a good thing.

Ulyaoth
Dec 08, 2006, 05:51 PM
these events trouble me. First, we send an innocent man to his death, then another murdered by these evil beasts. I have my suspicions of who may be responsible for these deeds, though I will contemplate furhter.

Nikis-Knight
Dec 08, 2006, 05:54 PM
Oh good gods. The horror continues. And there is blood on my hands, of my own wife. Why, If I hadn't stayed with the men to burry the body of that Butler, I could have been there to protect my wife, my love.
At least she'll live on in our dear child.

Meanwhile that poor excuse for a mayor is making jokes?? I think perhaps his hand is in this--or should I say paw? My friends, I think we made a mistake in choosing him mayor. Perhaps it is ineptness--but perhaps malice, of a werewolf sort. I'm strongly considering we put the noose to him, but maybe emotion is clouding my reason, so I'll wait for your arguements to decide.

As for the sword, I'm tempted to ask for myself, that I may run myself through and be done with the pain, but I've a babe to care for. So I'll vote it to Tanner Conroe, so he can protect his family as I failed to do for mine.

subanark
Dec 08, 2006, 06:47 PM
A rock I see, Nikis-Knight in your hand, do you dare cast it? No? I have a rock here, one not eaten by the ducks. I shall cast the first stone today, I cast it at you Nikis-Knight. May god forgive all of us, except me, I need no forgiveness.

{I have no rock in my hand, nor do I cast any object}

Nikis-Knight
Dec 08, 2006, 07:21 PM
What? You have gall, sir, and a lying tongue as well, for I specifically cast no stones. Inept, I called BadPlayer, and perhaps werewolf--but I, for one, will hear arguements and reason, faculties some in this village refuse to employ.

So be it, I have no fear of my name in the running. Truth shall out, and I for one have no fear of truth.

subanark
Dec 08, 2006, 09:01 PM
"sir", is that my new nickname? Nobody has ever called me sir before.

Sir, sir, sir... LET IT BE KNOWN MY NAME IS SIR!!!

Chandrasekhar
Dec 08, 2006, 09:40 PM
I'm so sorry about your wife, trapper. The only good that can come from this is that perhaps her death will give us some clue to the werewolves' motivations. At least your child is safe.

We must not stand idly in shock. Who could have motivation to kill Immortius? I see no one that she was dangerous to, but if anyone does, speak up!

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 09, 2006, 12:23 AM
It is High Noon
Day Two of the Ordeal

No picnic manifests itself today, much to the dismay of the hamlet's winged and quadreped scavangers. Few have yet approached the Square to register a vote. If things do not change between now and dusk, the new Mayor will face some tough decisions.

Snapshot Poll - Cane Sword
1 - Explorer Deathling
1 - Midwife Vigilant
1 - Tanner Conroe
1 - Tavern Owner Grey Fox
1 - Village Idiot Subanark


Snapshot Poll - Lynching
1 - Trapper Nikis-Knight

Grillick
Dec 09, 2006, 12:54 AM
I think this means of defense should go to our mayor. We trusted him enough to elect him to the post, perhaps we should give him the means to protect us? Bad Player may not have a serious veneer, but his heart is pure, and his intentions are good.

Here's hoping he can lead us toward salvation.

As for the lynching, I still remain undecided. Were Sonne and Immortius killed specifically for a reason? They're both female, one a virgin and the other married. What do they have in common besides that? Or perhaps these killings have no motivation at all...Monstrous werewolves likely want us all dead, but it seems it'd be easier on them if we killed each other off. Maybe they're picking off the weak first, hoping the strong will be put to the noose.

PrinceScamp
Dec 09, 2006, 01:15 AM
I fear for the safety of baby Chloe, and Vigilant the Midwife, I doubt that Nikkis would have kileld his own loving wife in cold blood!

And I am most certainly NOT having an affair with the choir leader!

Bad player, seems to be a oh so very interested in the woman here, and so far it's been two woman who have been killed by werewolves, but perhaps that's a coincidence?
I vote that Vigilant should take the cane-sword with which to defend the baby chloe with!

Vigilant
Dec 09, 2006, 02:50 AM
Now erm...that is not quite true..is it Ma'am? Mother will help with the child but I hope your assertion that our Trapper is not capable well, um, very possibly unfounded. He is still Miss Chloe's father and Junil willing can raise her himself.

My dear son, you have to learn more about living, and no one in this village should lecture me about raising babies and what is best for them. I believe you know that I'm the only woman here who can provide food and good care to the baby.

That is sad. My own son against me, is there something evil that has taken control over your mind? Your father has said that he'll protect us, me and Chloe, with whatever it takes, even if we won't be in posession of the sword, where's your honour my lad? Am I no longer an authority to you? Is your own mother not worth protection? Or at least this poor little baby? I can't believe it is the same man that I have raised...You prefer to bicker with Lorgen...

As for the votings...well there are a few villagers taht I could suspect, but all those choices are just....it would be unbelievable if any of them is a werewolf...that just is a very hard thing to bare in my mind...

It would be horrible if The Trapper and The Innkeeper were right about our Mayor...but then again they both may be trying to destroy the man who wants to protect us, and what sane human would do this? None! They both would have to be werewolves!

And my son acting strangely lately...*closes her eyes and a painful grimace covers her face* I hope I'm so wrong about this. Yet i'm not casting any certain votes...I'll wait a bit more...

*leaves with Chloe in her arms*

Hard times for you my little love...

Xuenay
Dec 09, 2006, 05:54 AM
Worry not, my love - these are stressful times, and I'm sure our son is just feeling the stress like everybody else. I do not think he has turned against us - he's a good boy but speaking isn't his forte, and he gets himself misunderstood sometimes. Let us try not to quarrel - to meet these challenges, we have to stand united, as a family.

subanark, you are for no reason voting to lynch the father of a child who just lost her mother?! I must ask you to change that vote of yours as once, or I'll be forced to use my voice for your own lynching.

Jono
Dec 09, 2006, 06:20 AM
Grillick shall take the noose, can't elude it forever.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 09, 2006, 09:06 AM
{GM Blab}

Well wouldn't you know it, but my monitor started acting up this morning. I think it is on its way out. Unfortunately, the monitor shop is over in the next town. I might not be able to get there until Monday. And, of course, my neightbor w/Internect access moved out just one week ago.

So... IF this thing dies on me I might be offline for a day or two. If that happens please don't panic ... assume I am out fighting the Christmas shoppers. Worst-case, we have a delay of perhaps 48 hours.

And the monitor might live long enough. I might get a chance to shop today. So assume it is 9:1 odds that the game will not be delayed.

Existing deadlines and scheduled day/night cycles remain unaltered.

FYI

thomas.berubeg
Dec 09, 2006, 10:30 AM
These are troubling times. i like not to leave the heat of my forge, but duty calls. i do not know yet who to hang... human life is too important to waste on a whime. i reserve my vote until i am convinced someone is a wolf.

PrinceScamp
Dec 09, 2006, 10:45 AM
Grillick, were you not going to check the stars for signs last night?

Nikis-Knight
Dec 09, 2006, 11:25 AM
It would be horrible if The Trapper and The Innkeeper were right about our Mayor...but then again they both may be trying to destroy the man who wants to protect us, The Mayor has same authority in civil matters, 'tis true, but every man and woman here aims to protect the village as much as he. Well, save three, of course. Had I some thought that the mayor offered any true protection then BadPlayer would be off-limits, but his only power is of persuasion and decision making, powers held by us all to a degree.

And Vigilant, your offer is appreciated, young girls need a mother to look up to, and my work takes me out of town for many hours at a time.

subanark
Dec 09, 2006, 12:35 PM
subanark, you are for no reason voting to lynch the father of a child who just lost her mother?! I must ask you to change that vote of yours as once, or I'll be forced to use my voice for your own lynching.

A soul shall be taken by our hands, who shall it be? Insist you must my vote change? Not for the father of the child, but for the child. You ask me to do what has already been done? Then I shall change my mind to the one who has been accused, Grillick.

Who objects to SIR now?

Grillick
Dec 09, 2006, 12:54 PM
The stars had not much to offer in their wisdom last night. What I know is that Bad Player is a source of salvation for us, and we should band behind him, because his support is crucial to our village.

We know that the butler wasn't a wolf, and we know that the cook wasn't a wolf. The explorer still accuses me, and this I still find troubling, but I shall not retaliate against him in like.

I do not know who the wolves are, but I know I am not one of them. Should I be hung, then to whom will you turn for answers?

Jono
Dec 09, 2006, 01:16 PM
You've given us no answers, I find this troubling.

Conroe
Dec 09, 2006, 02:43 PM
{OOC: I'm back. Sorry for the quick disappearance. Everybody is now home and doing much better. Thank you for the kind words and thoughts! They were much appreciated.

And, it looks like I am still in the game. I have about 6 pages of posts to read through before I can participate, though. I will get that done today and hopefully have some in-character comments in the next couple of hours.}

Grillick
Dec 09, 2006, 03:57 PM
You've given us no answers, I find this troubling.

I have given you answers. You choose not to hear them. Bad Player has a future of greatness before him. I am not a werewolf.

Would you prefer that I lie? Pretend to know things that I don't? Spread rumors and encourage the fearmongering?

I will not do that, for it is beneath me, and it demeans my Art. The answers will come, in their time, but you cannot rush them. Until we have those answers, we must simply do our best not to be too hasty.

Conroe
Dec 09, 2006, 04:30 PM
"Rumor has it that Choir Leader and Innkeeper are having an affair, and the Tanner knows it! That would explain their voting behavior."Who is it that dares to impune the honor of my beloved?!?!?!?! Come, show yourself, you coward! You have impeached the honor of a woman who has done you no harm! She has tirelessly served our village as Choir Leader for many years. How dare you! Whoever stole the Stranger's whip, hand it over to me this instant! I shall use it to tan the hide of this cretin! When I am done, my dear Zoe shall have a new member for her soprano choir!

-Zoe-
Dec 09, 2006, 04:59 PM
Thank goodness the people who are important to me aren't stupid enough to believe this ridiculous rumour. Whoever said this in their 'squeaky voice' deserves to be hung, just as soon as I work out who that may have been....

Bad Player
Dec 09, 2006, 06:33 PM
I vote for Grillick to be given the cane sword. I want Grillick to be allowed to live and prove herself a little while.

Princescamp on the other hand keeps calling for my death with bogus reasoning so I vote for his lynching.


Also if anyone has an object such as a silver crucifix or something that could provide protection from werewolves, PLEASE PM ME IMMEDIATELY.

Chandrasekhar
Dec 09, 2006, 07:32 PM
Mayor, is Grillick really the best choice for the cane sword? I believe no ill of her, yet I see no reason that she should have a deadly weapon when we can't truly know her intents, either. I will stand behind you in this, but can you provide some further explanation?

Ulyaoth
Dec 09, 2006, 08:15 PM
the Innkeeper has aroused my suspicions since this has begun. I stick by my choice for mayor and agree with him in both respects, Grillick my wife to receive the sword, the innkeeper PrinceScamp to hang by his neck this day. May Junil have guided my actions the right way.

Jono
Dec 09, 2006, 09:27 PM
Yeah, no reason for us townfolk to find this awefully suspicious... either way, my vote stands for Grillick to take the noose tonight.

Bad Player
Dec 09, 2006, 09:28 PM
I want to urge all villagers such as Deathling NOT to hang Grillick.

OK I want Chandrekhar to have the cane sword. You may wish to pass it on privately if you want.

Jono
Dec 09, 2006, 09:50 PM
I have no problem with Chandrasekhar getting the cane sword, I simply don't trust Grillick.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 09, 2006, 11:03 PM
I will follow the mayor on this occasion, so hang PrinceScamp

Chandrasekhar
Dec 09, 2006, 11:49 PM
Me!? I never intended to even ask for the sword in the first place, but if you're offering it, I'll take it, with thanks. Very well, I formally vote for myself to take the sword.

I don't believe that PrinceScamp is a werewolf, but there are crimes other than werewolfery in this town. To quell the budding feud between him and our mayor, I vote PrinceScamp to hang, and hope that our village will not be worse off for it.

PrinceScamp
Dec 09, 2006, 11:51 PM
Those of you who wish me to hang, would you like to explain your suspicions please? For I do not see what I have done wrong, I am not a filthy disgusting werewolf!

Chandrasekhar and Lorgen have always been my loyal friends, and important buisness partners. Chandrasekhar has always honestly, effiecently, hard working and lucerativly managed the stable next to my beutiful inn. I do not see why he tunred against me! How could you, Chand? After all these years of friendship? Your buisness would never have done so well without my help and Inn, my friendlyness towards travellors often made up their minds to stay at my inn, and especialy if the had a horse, I'd put extra effort into it.

Bad Player, bogus reasons? Well, perhaps they aren't concrete, but they are suspicious. I shall withold my lynching vote or now, but you are in a position of power, but you do not act like you can take the responsibility. Perhaps though, your what seems like womanizig attempts are perhaps love for Grillick? She keeps mentioning about how you will be a succesful mayor. Perhaps my distrust of you is misplaced.

Chandrasekhar
Dec 10, 2006, 12:08 AM
It's nothing personal, partner. Sad as I am to say it, even if you aren't a werewolf, the werewolves as a whole are likely to try to use you against us. I'm sure they'd love to use you and those close to you as leverage against our rightful mayor and those who support him.

It cannot be helped. At least you can know that in death, you're helping us maintain a more unified community.

Vigilant
Dec 10, 2006, 03:31 AM
As for the Cane Sword, I'll do the same as Stable Owner Chandrasekhar did, and I vote myself to take the sword. I appreciate that some of the villagers trust me and have trust in my strength, even though I'm a woman, but believe me I know how to take care of myself and others around!

Some of your votes for lynchin helped me a bit to decide who I am voting on to meet the gallows, altho I do not wish to take anybodys life after that mistake with Butler, but we have no choice...

Therefore I vote for Astrologer Grillick to hang...I'm not sure about this vote, but who can be sure of anything in these sad times...Junil forgive me if I'm wrong...

Bad Player
Dec 10, 2006, 04:11 AM
Astrologer Grillick contacted me and advised me that she is the prophet. Grillick checked that I am human not werewolf. Following my request and PM discussion, stable owner Chandrasekhar has handed over the fragment of Junil's cross to Grillick for her protection at night.

However Grillick is vulnerable to lynching from werewolves who would seek her death or villagers who have voted to hang Grillick.


UNVOTE GRILLICK TO HANG. VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO HANG. SHE IS OUR ONLY HOPE.

This means you Deathling and Vigilant.

Jono
Dec 10, 2006, 05:54 AM
Oh, I'm sorry... She's the prophet?!?! Then tell us dear prophet, tell us, who are the werewolves? Do you really believe this Bad Player? Both astrologer and prophet, yet we have no answer as to the identity of the werewolves.

Bad Player
Dec 10, 2006, 06:18 AM
Deathling obviously she has only checked one person since she can only check one person per night.


Deathling you are a werewolf and if I die tonight I want the villagers to hang you!

Jono
Dec 10, 2006, 06:21 AM
Oh well, at least the werewolves know who to kill tonight so that they can buy themselves another day. *raises his glass* Here's to giving our tainted foe another day on Junil's land!

DueAccident
Dec 10, 2006, 06:28 AM
If indeed the astrologer is the prophet, then the wolves know exactly who to go after, which would be a terrible blunder on your part mayor, and I believe you shouldn't be mayor anymore, due to unfit decisions.

If it is all a ruse, and Grillick is just a normal villager, then she has still been targeted.

The only way out of this for Grillick would be if she was a wolf, in which case it also points to you Mayor BadPlayer, as we only have your word to go on.

All this is presuming Grillick survives the mob lynch.

So I'm holding off my vote for now.

lorgen
Dec 10, 2006, 06:40 AM
When did the vote for the can sword end? I have re-read the thread and I can`t find it. But, anyway, methinks the chief Chandrasekhar is a good selection for the sword. That will hold the beasts out of the stable and the horseys safe, at least.

Bad Player
Dec 10, 2006, 06:45 AM
Guys I'm not stupid enough to let Grillick our best hope be killed by the werewolves which is why Chandrasekhar gave up the fragment of Junil's cross to Grillick. Grillick's biggest worry is from the lynch mob.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 10, 2006, 08:22 AM
It is Sundown
Day Two of the Ordeal

They find him in his root cellar with his ear pressed against a wooden cask. He raps the side with a knuckle, and his brow furrows. “Come on PrinceScamp, it’s time.” Mayor Bad Player stands stooped over in the cramped entrance. Chandrasekhar is just behind him. The Stable Owner holds the Cane Sword. It is unsheathed. “Sorry, partner, but this is the way it’s got to be.”

The Innkeeper frowns looks aside and takes a deep breath. Together they climb out of the cellar. PrinceScamp pauses to look Chandrasekhar in the eye. “Good luck turning a profit on the inn, partner, after I’m gone. Running a real business isn't as easy as mucking out horse dung.” His gaze drops to the naked blade. “Horse dung! That’s all you are without that pig-sticker.”

The small group marches back to Village Square where a somber crowd awaits around the gallows. As the doomed man is led up the gallows, Acolyte Ulyaoth chants a blessing for his soul. “Four votes? You’re going to hang me on four votes? Four votes? Because I run the inn? Because travelers stop at the inn because people travel on roads and because the inn is close to the road? Because of FOUR votes? This is madness!”

“Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!" lisps someone in reply. The noose is put over the Innkeeper’s head when PrinceScamp makes a break for freedom. But the Stable Owner throws a shoulder and the Blacksmith quickly adds his bulk. They manhandle the frantic PrinceScamp over the trapdoor. Ulyaoth quickly slips over the noose. He snaps the knot taut as the last words of the blessing pass from his lips. The Mayor himself throws the dread lever.

Again there is the wooden rumble, and the sickening crunch. Trapper Nikis-Knight and Tanner Conroe cut down the body. The entire village looks on as the two men examine the body for wolf-sign. Suddenly the young widower starts pummeling the corpse, his face a crimson screaming knot of fury. “Wolf! Wolf! WOLF!” Several villagers pile atop and drag him back. The Tanner curtly nods a confirmation.

The Innkeeper was a Werewolf! PrinceScamp was GUILTY!

With that a spontaneous picnic does break out. Cold onion-turnip-and-pig suet pies are passed around, and the Tavern Owner breaks out a cask of his juniper berry cider. The village has caught its first monster and after only one mistake. The Cane Sword has been passed safely to a new owner. But does the village as a whole deserve their sense of self-congratulation? So many smiling mouths … now so flecked with pie crumbs - oh so silent at the polls. But now every voice is eager to cheer the hero of the day. The villagers hail Mayor Bad Player thrice, and then disperse to their homes. Upon whom shall werewolf vengeance fall now?

It is NIGHT
Werewolves submit secret ballots via PM.
Public Posting is SUSPENDED

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 10, 2006, 08:27 AM
{PMs in process now ... probably done in 30 minutes or so, unless RL interrupts.}

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 10, 2006, 12:44 PM
{GM Update}

Please check your PM boxes. I deleted a PM by mistake before reading it. I sent a PM asking for a re-send.

Speaking of which, all pending PMs have been mailed or I miss my guess. If you've been expecting to hear from me but have not, let me know. ('on file' PMs don't count since I don't send them 100% of the time.)

The third and last item of business is the Monitor Update. It occured to me I should say something about that. So far, so good. It has not acted up again, and I still plan to buy a new monitor as soon as I can get to that chore. So up the odds to 95% for continued smooth sailing.

Therefore all deadlines still remain in effect as posted back on page one.

Back to :sleep: Foxford.




Monday morning FYI: I have a bit of a household situation here that is likely to suck up the next couple hours. So I doubt the next event posting will appear before ~4pm GMT.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 11, 2006, 10:34 AM
It is Sunup
Day Three of the Ordeal
Much of the night was broken only briefly by a faint baying. Perhaps an hour later, perhaps two, a loud and sustained commotion arose to the west of the village proper. Amid loud lupine barks and growls and howls were intermixed human screams and shrieks. Then silence for a minute. Then one long, low, howl, much more distant, yet somehow, even more menacing.

So now, as the sun breaks the horizon and as the roosters crow, the villagers of Foxford assemble on the Village Square. Their Mayor, Bad Player, has survived the night, but one of their neighbors is missing. With great trepidation the citizens follow as the Mayor leads them west, through a patch of pasture and past the small copse on the other side. In the clearing there are found the remains of Astrologer Grillick.

The werewolves took their vengeance seriously. Obviously, the Astrologer had been carried here while still alive. The trampled grass bears witness to where she was repeatedly allowed to flee, only to be run down and seized again. Drops of blood are scattered in some places. In other places the blood is found not in drops but in buckets. As for the Astrologer herself, little remains. All the internal organs are gone. The skull is split in two, the inside licked clean of all trace of brain. The major bones lay everywhere broken and chewed and marrow less.

Astrologer Grillick's remains are buried where they are found. Her husband Acolyte Ulyaoth, sanctifies the grave, his demeanor surprisingly calm. With that the people of Foxford return to their village. They have suffered a major loss, but so too did the werewolves yesterday. The people of Foxford arrive back at their Village Square prepared to do their duty. Tonight the gallows door shall rumble again.

Mayoral Procamations:
Anyone caught attempting to leave Foxford will be hung.
Upon discovery the whip theif will be hung.
Unowned heirlooms will be granted to the winner of a special election.

Lynch Votes (to post 228)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Vigilant
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Vigilant
Carpenter Bad Player - Vigilant
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Clerk Rogueknight - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Explorer Deathling - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Midwife Vigilant - -Zoe-
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Vigilant
Stableboy Lorgen - Vigilant
Storekeeper Xuenay - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Tanner Conroe - Vigilant
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - Vigilant
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Vigilant
Village Idiot Subanark -
Weaver DueAccident - Vigilant (:thumbsup:-Zoe-)


Current Polling
3 - Choir Leader -Zoe-
7 - Midwife Vigilant
0 -

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Grillick
Dec 11, 2006, 10:38 AM
(I know I'm dead, but we're done voting on the Cane Sword. :P)

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 11, 2006, 10:43 AM
(I know I'm dead, but we're done voting on the Cane Sword. :P)


Oopsie! And here I thought I'd gotten it right on the first go. :p

Thanks.

Conroe
Dec 11, 2006, 10:49 AM
All of you saw last night as Nikis-Knight and I cut down that vile creature from the gallows. We lynched our first wolf, but let us not forget that two more roam our fair village. None is more aware of this than our Acolyte! My condolences, Ulyaoth. :sad:

Now it seems to me that those with the most to benefit from owning the cane sword would be the wolves. And just before his death, PrinceScamp voted for Vigilant to own that sword. In fact there were only 3 villagers to vote for Vigilant to own the sword: PrinceScamp, Vigilant, and my wife Zoe. In fact, my fair Zoe also voted for PrinceScamp to be mayor! :eek:

Now I find it hard to believe that my Zoe is a werewolf. I may be a sound sleeper, but I think I would have heard the ruckus of a wolf leaving the cottage during the night. Lorgen, did you hear anything last night?

I would prefer to believe that my Zoe is just misguided. But there can be no doubt that Vigilant is a wolf! You all shall see that my Zoe is innocent when she follows my lead to send Vigilant to the gallows. I urge all of my fellow villagers to do the same.

Xuenay
Dec 11, 2006, 11:19 AM
"Grillick's biggest worry is from the lynch mob", is that how it went?

I assume you have a good explanation for this, mayor?

Grey Fox
Dec 11, 2006, 11:39 AM
You raise a good point, Vigilant to hang.

Xuenay
Dec 11, 2006, 11:43 AM
So, Conroe, you are saying that my wife is a werewolf, whereas your own isn't? Vigilant never voted for PrinceScamp to be the mayor, unlike Zoe. And if you and Lorgen can vouch for your wife's quietness tonight, so can I and Roguenight vouch for Vigilant's. If we're going to lynch someone based on this accusation, it'd have to be Zoe. And I cast a vote in support of Vigilant.

Conroe
Dec 11, 2006, 12:01 PM
I meant you no disrespect, Xuenay! These are surely troubling times for all of us! Like you, I am finding it difficult to believe that the woman I have loved all these years is not what she seems. Like you, I find it hard to cast a vote to send my own wife to the gallows. :cry:

I chose Vigilant because PrinceScamp, a known werewolf, wanted her to have that sword. And he chose her BEFORE a single vote was cast that would inevitably send him to the gallows. Alas, there can be no doubt that Vigilant is a werewolf. Xuenay ... RougeKnight ... I'm sorry ... but there can be no doubt ... :sad:

I am confident that my dearest Zoe will prove her innocence by voting to lynch this werewolf.
If not ... well then ... I guess ... I guess I will just have to face reality ...

-Zoe-
Dec 11, 2006, 01:08 PM
I meant you no disrespect, Xuenay! These are surely troubling times for all of us! Like you, I am finding it difficult to believe that the woman I have loved all these years is not what she seems. Like you, I find it hard to cast a vote to send my own wife to the gallows. :cry:

I chose Vigilant because PrinceScamp, a known werewolf, wanted her to have that sword. And he chose her BEFORE a single vote was cast that would inevitably send him to the gallows. Alas, there can be no doubt that Vigilant is a werewolf. Xuenay ... RougeKnight ... I'm sorry ... but there can be no doubt ... :sad:

I am confident that my dearest Zoe will prove her innocence by voting to lynch this werewolf.
If not ... well then ... I guess ... I guess I will just have to face reality ...

Dear, of course I will vote Vigilant to hang, I too see it as very mysterious that Princescamp wanted her to have that sword. Though I admire her for taking in dear little Chloe, and I admit I voted for her to receive the sword myself, I think it is only safe to vote for her to lynch tonight. After all, baby Chloe will still have a father to go to. I believed her to be innocent and just helping our village, but I'm just not sure anymore....

Jono
Dec 11, 2006, 01:39 PM
I too give my support to Viligant and vote Zoe to hang. Xuenay may have been wrong about my dear butler, but he has not proven himself a fool.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 11, 2006, 02:02 PM
I want VIGILANT to hang!!!! By the Hammers of My ancestors, these terrible deads are not to be aloud to go on!!!! (Zoe, i'm keeping an eye on you!)

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:11 PM
If my husband is satisfied with Zoe, then I support Zoe and vote to hang Vigilant along with him.

Bad Player
Dec 11, 2006, 03:15 PM
Grillick and I were discussing Zoe and DueAccident as likely candidates for werewolves since they voted for PrinceScamp as mayor (instead of me!).

However it would obviously be useful for the werewolves to have the cane sword since it would mean one less villager they had to kill. PrinceScamp has shown that he is willing to take these risks of revealing himself in order to gain power (the mayoral bid) so is entirely possible that he was trying to do the same thing with the cane sword (giving it to Vigilant).

So I say Vigilant to hang.

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:21 PM
I did vote for you, good mayor, in the end. I just asked for some reassurance you'd give your best to the job, which you gave, and I hurrily changed my vote.

Bad Player
Dec 11, 2006, 03:22 PM
"Grillick's biggest worry is from the lynch mob", is that how it went?

I assume you have a good explanation for this, mayor?

Yes. Grillick was going to be lynched and I needed to prevent this. Also Grillick was being a bit obvious in her posts about being a prophet so I thought the werewolves might attack her anyway. So I tried to bluff with a spurious item to protect Grillick. Unfortunately the werewolves called my bluff. One other villager knew that it was a bluff.

Bad Player
Dec 11, 2006, 03:23 PM
DueAccident, Vigilant and Zoe would be at the top of my list of suspicious people at the moment.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 11, 2006, 03:27 PM
DueAccident, Vigilant and Zoe would be at the top of my list of suspicious people at the moment.

they are on Mine Too!

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:27 PM
Mayor, why exactly am I on the list? I have served this village faithfully for years, along with my husband.
I voted you in for mayor.

You are the one after all who got Grillick killed. You have her blood on your hands. If you suspect me, you are on the wrong path..

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:28 PM
Husband...why?
I...don't understand.

Jono
Dec 11, 2006, 03:37 PM
Yes. Grillick was going to be lynched and I needed to prevent this. Also Grillick was being a bit obvious in her posts about being a prophet so I thought the werewolves might attack her anyway. So I tried to bluff with a spurious item to protect Grillick. Unfortunately the werewolves called my bluff. One other villager knew that it was a bluff.

I'm assuming you mean me? Please, do not refer to me as a villager.

Bad Player
Dec 11, 2006, 03:39 PM
The suspicion, rightly or wrongly, falls on you because of this post (http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=4843856&postcount=8), the 2nd villager post of the entire game.

Since you are here now I want you to answer immediately, for your own defence, as to why you selected PrinceScamp to be mayor. This is you chance to defend yourself.



Deathling - no the "villager" was not you. I use "villager" for now because I'm unsure. Don't refer to you as a villager? Is that werewolf pride in you? :p

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:46 PM
I chose Prince Scamp as I believed him to be of good character, and might have a good insight and way with people, being an innkeeper. I thought it may help him in the mayors position, but as you can see, I recinded my vote and chose you, after you had reassured me.
Because I have seen the work you produce, which of though it is a high standard, it is rarely finished, and this work ethic might have been carried over to the mayors position.
I recinded my vote, as you assured me you would be dedicated to this position.

I am not sure what game you are playing here...but it seems very suspicious to me.
You are harrasing the female members of this village, despite them having husbands, and turning you down, for whatever reason.
You told everyone Grillick was the prophet amongst us, as she was quickly killed, and I told you before hand it was a bad decision on your part, and only bad things could come of it, and now we have lost perhaps our most valuable member of this village.
I don't know what else I can say to change your mind, except i have been a longstanding faithful member of this society, and you would be travelling down the wrong road if you kill me..

Bad Player
Dec 11, 2006, 03:50 PM
Well I harass the womenfolk because it's part of my character. :p That and I know they want me - yeah baby! :D

But why did you think, right at the start of the game, that a man whose title read "I eat babies" is of good character?

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:53 PM
(Bad Player, since you have hosted a game yourself, you should know that is entirely out of game context, and should be pretty much regarded as void.)

thomas.berubeg
Dec 11, 2006, 03:54 PM
Husband...why?
I...don't understand.

Sorry, Dear, i didn't see you on that list... i'm not the best of readers you know, and the smoke of the forge deos burn my eyes something awful. please forgive me...

I meant ZOE and Vigilant

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 03:56 PM
Do not worry husband, I assumed you couldn't see it after working all day, but in this village, after all my loyal service, it seems people will turn on you at the drop of a hat.

Vigilant
Dec 11, 2006, 04:10 PM
So..its come to this has it? how after all the long years iv put into this village have i suddenly lost all the respect i once had? i just carnt belive you would acuse me :( who will look after little chole? if you lynch me i pray someone who belived in me would have her to look after :(

I too give my support to Viligant and vote Zoe to hang. Xuenay may have been wrong about my dear butler, but he has not proven himself a fool.

thank you deathling

So, Conroe, you are saying that my wife is a werewolf, whereas your own isn't? Vigilant never voted for PrinceScamp to be the mayor, unlike Zoe. And if you and Lorgen can vouch for your wife's quietness tonight, so can I and Roguenight vouch for Vigilant's. If we're going to lynch someone based on this accusation, it'd have to be Zoe. And I cast a vote in support of Vigilant.

thank you dear husband :) im glad you still have trust in me and will support me

I would prefer to believe that my Zoe is just misguided. But there can be no doubt that Vigilant is a wolf! You all shall see that my Zoe is innocent when she follows my lead to send Vigilant to the gallows. I urge all of my fellow villagers to do the same.

well if i die, i PRAY ALL villages will vote for zoe as i am no wolf! right now i donot belive zoe is human! and my suspision of you conroe is greatly growing! i vote ZOE to be lynched! i also pray that those who trusted and belived me will surive the coming dark days in which i fear more acusations will apear and more inocents will die :(

well if im going to be lynched i will die as i have always been know! you have allready hung 1 innocent person and i would be the second! i hope all that have voted for me will suffer for what u will do to me! when i die you will see i am no wolf! i hope that all who voted for me feel EXTREAMLY guily after the years iv spent helping in this village to Surive and now your breaking up the village which is breaking my heart :( ! how can you turn your backs on me :(

-Zoe-
Dec 11, 2006, 04:14 PM
Vigilant, unlike me, you seem very distraught at people voting for you, perhaps because you have a secret to hide which would be found out if you were to be killed? I, on the other hand, have chosen to remain calm, and if the villagers decide to lynch me then they will see they made a wrong decision. Getting angry at them and trying to persuade them to vote for me will do my no favours, it is up to them to make up their own minds who to trust.

Vigilant
Dec 11, 2006, 04:24 PM
Vigilant, unlike me, you seem very distraught at people voting for you, perhaps because you have a secret to hide which would be found out if you were to be killed? I, on the other hand, have chosen to remain calm, and if the villagers decide to lynch me then they will see they made a wrong decision. Getting angry at them and trying to persuade them to vote for me will do my no favours, it is up to them to make up their own minds who to trust.

or perhaps its becasuse iv raised virtually every villager from babies, you are my family, if anything i consider you my children, and then you turn your backs on me! so i am angry and heart broken! how could i not be! a wolf is allways calm, all look inocent and cudderly till they kill you! maybe thats the way with you?, i dont recall you careing about any of those who have died. but if you are innocent! it will make no difference, i know i am inocent, so if i die i will die with the knowlege that you will be next!

thomas.berubeg
Dec 11, 2006, 04:24 PM
This is too much for my poor head. is this B****ing at each other a ploy to make them look innocent, or is only one of them really a wolf?

Ay, me i need more sleep... maybe a good rest will calm these raging tempers.

Ah, well. people are impulsive. Well, to the Forge. All of you come with work to distract me from these troubled times.

-Zoe-
Dec 11, 2006, 04:26 PM
I'm sorry thomas, I never set out with any intention to hurt your head. I just wanted to voice my opinion, that's all.

Conroe
Dec 11, 2006, 04:42 PM
Lynch Votes
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Midwife Vigilant - -Zoe-

Ironic, isn't it? Each wolf votes to hang the other wolf! :lol: Look at how they squirm! Each trying to prove their innocence by having voted to hang a wolf!



* off to the gallows --- to inspect the rope *

Let's make sure our rope is sturdy enough to hang two more wolves!


Half the village has still not voted! Come all, VOTE! Which wolf shall we hang first?

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 04:45 PM
Conroe...didn't you just support your wife, Zoe?
I'm not sure what your are doing.. It sounds like you are trying to cover your tracks after you were accused before.

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 04:46 PM
Correct me if I am wrong of course.

Rogueknight
Dec 11, 2006, 04:48 PM
*The Clerk nervously walks up to the gallows in the town square, and meekly steps up onto the stage. Conscious of the stares of assembled villagers he seems to cower slightly, dabbing his forehead as usual with a hankerchief to remove the sweat from his brow.*

I...er...I have something to say...and it may go against what I have said to some of you before....but...um something doesn't feel right....aaaand I'm sorry.

Mother I am greatful to you for everything you have done for me, especially when Father was acting like a drunk and there....well there wasn't anyone else who would really talk to me other than business. I find it hard to believe that anybody in this village could betray each other, but I ....I have to see the logic. SSssssome of you are liars, and not the people yyyou used to be.

*The small parcel of papers held protectively under the Clerk's arm are revealed, his private notes and scribblings from the last day*

I have made...um..some findings that I will share with you now. Many you will have thought of yourselves. *clears throat*

Mr Conroe and Mr Thomas were the first among us to try and lynch the innkeeper. This was before he was known to be a werewolf and a threat. I cannot see that they would be so bold as to make this as a bluff.

Mrs DueAccident and Mrs Zoe both at some point discussed the possibility of the innkeeper being Mayor. I don't know why they did this be it pure chance or premeditation. I will not speculate and cast aspertions as to their characters.

Mother and Explorer Deathling have agreed on many things, from her innocence today to the need to remove Lady Grillick from the village. This could either be linked minds or simply similar grasps of logic.

All of these factors are as circumstantial as any. But..um...I guess I have to sum up where I stand on them. Earlier today I spoke to Mr Conroe about Mother in private, as I was reasonably happy with his er...his innocence as per above. I was worried about Mother, and not sure of her motives. Overly protective of the child, aggressive in her defence. I cannot in good faith as father says vouch for her wereabouts last night - I was alone in the store making notes and taking an inventory. Mr Conroe makes good points.

There is one in this village who I errrr....am less sure about however. *The Clerk stands up straight, seemingly resolute* Mrs Zoe, you have changed your tune more drastically than anyone. From entrusting a child and a deadly weapon to my Mother you now call most vocally for her head, quietly adding the blows. You carefully speak only at your husbands side, allowing yourself the luxury of being led to the vote, never thinking of it for yourself. May Lorgen and Conroe forgive me, for I believe both are good men.

I vote in support of my Mother, the midwife Vigilant. May you all forgive me if I'm wrong.
I vote for the Choir Mistress Zoe to lynch this night.

In the morning we will know the truth. Mother, if you have lied to me this night know there will be no force in this village that will stop me from putting you on those gallows.

*The Clerk quietly steps down from the stage, accepting the inevitable jeers and heckles with his head bowed down and saddened*

Xuenay
Dec 11, 2006, 04:49 PM
Thank you, Deathling. I am sorry for having voted for the death of your butler - I know it is easy to say in retrospect, but I regret that now. I'll try to make up for it by protecting the innocent from mob justice from now on.

No, I'm still not even remotely convinced that my wife would be a werewolf, not on flimsy grounds like this! Don't you remember how she brought up the most of you? Who's going to help raise Chloe if she's lynched? To me it seems just as likely that PrinceScamp might have voted her to have the sword just to cast suspicion on her.

Vigilant
Dec 11, 2006, 04:49 PM
Ironic, isn't it? Each wolf votes to hang the other wolf! :lol: Look at how they squirm! Each trying to prove their innocence by having voted to hang a wolf!

* off to the gallows --- to inspect the rope *

Let's make sure our rope is sturdy enough to hang two more wolves!


Half the village has still not voted! Come all, VOTE! Which wolf shall we hang first?

to be perfectly honest conroe i have MANY doubts about you.. for a start you where the one who pointed out the bad votes both me and zoe made... at the moment i belive you are a warewolf and after that last post you seem to be quite happy that you have set up 2 inocents...

(just a possibility...)

Chandrasekhar
Dec 11, 2006, 04:49 PM
We would have hung PrinceScamp first if not for Vigilant taking the focus off of him and on to the innocent butler. Sad as I am to say it, it does look like she's a wolf. I vote Vigilant to hang.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 11, 2006, 04:51 PM
*The Clerk nervously walks up to the gallows in the town square, and meekly steps up onto the stage. Conscious of the stares of assembled villagers he seems to cower slightly, dabbing his forehead as usual with a hankerchief to remove the sweat from his brow.*

I...er...I have something to say...and it may go against what I have said to some of you before....but...um something doesn't feel right....aaaand I'm sorry.

Mother I am greatful to you for everything you have done for me, especially when Father was acting like a drunk and there....well there wasn't anyone else who would really talk to me other than business. I find it hard to believe that anybody in this village could betray each other, but I ....I have to see the logic. SSssssome of you are liars, and not the people yyyou used to be.

*The small parcel of papers held protectively under the Clerk's arm are revealed, his private notes and scribblings from the last day*

I have made...um..some findings that I will share with you now. Many you will have thought of yourselves. *clears throat*

Mr Conroe and Mr Thomas were the first among us to try and lynch the innkeeper. This was before he was known to be a werewolf and a threat. I cannot see that they would be so bold as to make this as a bluff.

Mrs DueAccident and Mrs Zoe both at some point discussed the possibility of the innkeeper being Mayor. I don't know why they did this be it pure chance or premeditation. I will not speculate and cast aspertions as to their characters.

Mother and Explorer Deathling have agreed on many things, from her innocence today to the need to remove Lady Grillick from the village. This could either be linked minds or simply similar grasps of logic.

All of these factors are as circumstantial as any. But..um...I guess I have to sum up where I stand on them. Earlier today I spoke to Mr Conroe about Mother in private, as I was reasonably happy with his er...his innocence as per above. I was worried about Mother, and not sure of her motives. Overly protective of the child, aggressive in her defence. I cannot in good faith as father says vouch for her wereabouts last night - I was alone in the store making notes and taking an inventory. Mr Conroe makes good points.

There is one in this village who I errrr....am less sure about however. *The Clerk stands up straight, seemingly resolute* Mrs Zoe, you have changed your tune more drastically than anyone. From entrusting a child and a deadly weapon to my Mother you now call most vocally for her head, quietly adding the blows. You carefully speak only at your husbands side, allowing yourself the luxury of being led to the vote, never thinking of it for yourself. May Lorgen and Conroe forgive me, for I believe both are good men.

I vote in support of my Mother, the midwife Vigilant. May you all forgive me if I'm wrong.
I vote for the Choir Mistress Zoe to lynch this night.

In the morning we will know the truth. Mother, if you have lied to me this night know there will be no force in this village that will stop me from putting you on those gallows.

*The Clerk quietly steps down from the stage, accepting the inevitable jeers and heckles with his head bowed down and saddened*

Aye, a good lad this one, though a bit on the weedy side.

Conroe
Dec 11, 2006, 05:02 PM
Conroe...didn't you just support your wife, Zoe?

It sounds like you are trying to cover your tracks after you were accused before.Nay, I have cast no formal vote of support. And to the best of my knowledge, none has accused me of any crime, as of yet. Although, one wolf has cast a suspicious eye my way. Makes me wonder if I shall survive this night.

to be perfectly honest conroe i have MANY doubts about you.. Well spoken, wolf!

subanark
Dec 11, 2006, 05:12 PM
So many stones today. The ducks sure will be happy. I only wish there was more bread for the snakes. Its too bad Grillick isn't around any more, I did enjoy her stories, even if none of them were true.

Ulyaoth
Dec 11, 2006, 05:23 PM
The events of yesterday, and the terror that befell in the night, obviously must lead me to vote midwife Vigilant to hang. If only we followed our mayor sooner and hung the innkeeper when first we had the chance, maybe my poor wife would still be living.

Vigilant
Dec 11, 2006, 05:23 PM
Well spoken, wolf!

not really well spoken.. the votes are against me at the moment, im just stating my opionions that may be useful to the villages after im gone. If i die Zoe Will be the next to go of that i am certain, but if zoe really is inocent, then you set up two inocents to have killed, if you are a wolf or not you have lost any respect i had for you, and you would be next on my list regadless of weather you had evidence that you are not a wolf, especialy on the evidence that both of us voted badly once.

DueAccident
Dec 11, 2006, 05:27 PM
Rogueknight: Why must have to keep explaining my actions? I have told you already it was a blunder, I mistook him for a trustworthy character, with people skills that could benefit him being mayor. But after Bad Player assured me, I put my faith in him and voted him to be mayor. Thus CHANGING my vote away from PrinceScamp, the wolf, and onto someone who I dearly hope is human...

Conroe
Dec 11, 2006, 05:44 PM
and you would be next on my list regadlessI suspect that I am already next on your list, wolf! We shall know for certain after the sun sets ...

Nikis-Knight
Dec 11, 2006, 07:01 PM
This accursed village! Times like this I wish me and my babe could just leave, and we would leave you all to your bickering fate, but then, I know most of you to be good people in the better times, and my poor wives bones cry out for justice.
I wonder for what reason Badplayer wanted Grillick to be eaten? Surely, not even I had thought the lecherous mayor to be as incompetent as he is seeming--does some inner motive drive him to his fateful accusations?
Rather than his bold pronouncement of Grillick's secrets, which surely alerted the wolves as well as us, a whisper here or there would have had the same effect with less risk?
I personally suspect she spurned his advances. Ladies, do not turn away the mayor harshly, or he will sic his wolves on you!

But then again, some of our ladies, evidence implies, do not fear the wolves as much as Grillick should have. I am swayed that Vigilant is the likeliest candidate. Xuenay, should this prove true, you as well would be suspect, for how could a wife hide this from her husband?

If I am wrong in accusing Vigilant, and she hangs innocent, then Xuenay, the pain of my loss will be doubled by my guilt in inflicting it upon you, and we must perchance go with Zoe.

And in any case, my eye will remain on the mayor, altougth I am loathe to formally implicate him.

subanark
Dec 11, 2006, 07:17 PM
Chandrasekhar shall be blamed, by me, for providing Grillick with a cursed relic, and tricking our great mayor Bad Player.

I also have the support of all the ducks, and all but one of the snakes. Bradly. why, am I wrong? What sins among us would warrant our damnation?

Bad Player
Dec 12, 2006, 12:42 AM
Thus CHANGING my vote away from PrinceScamp, the wolf, and onto someone who I dearly hope is human...
The reasons why I am human:
- Grillick claimed to be the prophet (see both her and my previous posts) and she tested me on her only night she lived and found me innocent (otherwise she would have done something against me).
- I was the one who got PrinceScamp hung - I led the charge against him. Werewolves don't usually sacrifice one of their own unless they are already in trouble (which PrinceScamp was not).
- PrinceScamp was trying to get me killed.



Subanark and Nikis-Knight: I invented the "relic" to protect Grillick. I take the blame for it. However as I said before I had 2 reasons for doing so:
- Grillick made obvious posts implying she was the prophet and if I told her that if I had been a werewolf she would have died on the first night. Which interestingly leads me to thinking that the werewolves are new players that they missed this... Hello newbies under suspicion! :D
- Grillick was likely to be hung and requested my help to stop her being lynched.

Chandrasekhar
Dec 12, 2006, 01:02 AM
Yup, I feel no guilt at all over what we did. Grillick was very likely going to be hung next anyway, and saying that she was the prophet while pretending to give her a "relic" was the best way to keep her safe. You know you all would have hung her the next day, lacking intervention by our mayor.

lorgen
Dec 12, 2006, 03:01 AM
Da, I didn`t hear anything either, but now I sleep very hard... But I can`t believe that me ma is a wolf. And both you and the chief votes for Vigilant. Methinks that is a sound choice. That family is suspicious, methinks.

Vigilant
Dec 12, 2006, 03:50 AM
I suspect that I am already next on your list, wolf! We shall know for certain after the sun sets ...

thats the fith time u have called me the wolf.. you seem so certain that im a wolf and to put that point accros.. atleast after this the villages will know whos descision makings are bad choices and that they will no longer listen to anything you say as it will be shown you clearly have no idea who a wolf is, unless you are a wolf.... but either way it looks like im doomed.. so i ask this final thing from the villages, after im gone you will see im inocent.. the next two poeple on my list would be zoe and conroe, i would ask you be rid of these two, both i fear could be wolfs and the one extreamly bad at voting if he is not... i would also ask that someone who trusted me looks after baby chole.

Bad Player
Dec 12, 2006, 06:30 AM
If enough ppl want I will change my lynching vote to Zoe today...

Chandrasekhar
Dec 12, 2006, 08:11 AM
I'd advise against doing so. Vigilant was the first to take the focus off PrinceScamp and onto Hitti-Litti, after all.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 12, 2006, 09:27 AM
It is High Noon
Day Three of the Ordeal
For the first time since the horror began the villagers of Foxford deviate significantly from their daily routines. Debate fills the Village Square. With so many neighbors mingling under such pressures the inevitable eventually happens, and a lunch breaks out.

SNAPSHOT: Vote Status at Noon (to post 223)
Acolyte Ulyaoth - Vigilant
Blacksmith thomas.berubeg - Vigilant
Carpenter Bad Player - Vigilant
Choir Leader -Zoe- - Vigilant
Clerk Rogueknight - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Explorer Deathling - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Midwife Vigilant - -Zoe-
Stable Owner Chandrasekhar - Vigilant
Stableboy Lorgen - Vigilant
Storekeeper Xuenay - -Zoe- (:thumbsup:Vigilant)
Tanner Conroe - Vigilant
Tavern Owner Grey Fox - Vigilant
Trapper Nikis-Knight - Vigilant
Village Idiot Subanark - Chandrasekhar
Weaver DueAccident - Vigilant (:thumbsup:-Zoe-)

Snapshot Totals
3 - Choir Leader -Zoe-
7 - Midwife Vigilant
1 - Stable Owner Chandrasekhar

Mayoral tie-breaker vote (when needed):

It is DAYTIME
Cast your VOTE(S) for lynching.
Public Posting is ALLOWED

Nikis-Knight
Dec 12, 2006, 12:05 PM
Subanark and Nikis-Knight: I invented the "relic" to protect Grillick. I take the blame for it. However as I said before I had 2 reasons for doing so:
- Grillick made obvious posts implying she was the prophet and if I told her that if I had been a werewolf she would have died on the first night. Which interestingly leads me to thinking that the werewolves are new players that they missed this... Hello newbies under suspicion!
That all sounded like astrologer gabbledegak to me, but if you say you acted in good faith, so be it. I shall forgive your insults for the village's sake, after all, we did manage to get one wolf so far, hopefully a second this evening.

Bad Player
Dec 12, 2006, 12:12 PM
Yeah well I'm sure at least one of the two (Zoe and Vigilant) is a werewolf, my 3rd preference being DueAccident.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 12, 2006, 02:25 PM
You harm one hair on my wife's head, i'll hunt you down. My wife aint a wolf, and i'll kill anyone who says she is.

subanark
Dec 12, 2006, 03:04 PM
The ducks agree the mayor is right, so shall will I take back what I said and abstain until later. The snakes still be divided. I am sure the realization ... {looses train of thought and starts twiddling thumbs}.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 08:43 AM
It is Sundown
Day Three of the Ordeal

They do not find her. She finds them. Neighbor by neighbor, Midwife Vigilant rounds up the citizens of Foxford. Then, still clasping little Baby Chloe to her bosom, she leads the group towards Village Square. “Let’s get this over with”, is all she says. Some follow sheepishly, others in sorrow, a good number in defiant resolution. Someone mumbles in a lisp. “Rot in hell, you fowl beast...umm right...back to my bussiness!"

The procession pauses at the gallows. Vigilant allows Chloe a last feeding. She kisses her gently, brushes Chloe’s hair out of her eyes, and then hands the baby over to her father. “Poor little thing,” says the Midwife to the retreating bundle. “Life didn’t give you much of a chance, did it?” With that Acolyte Ulyaoth silently leads the condemned woman up the stairs. Upon her heels follows the Mayor and a few others. Ulyaoth delivers the blessing in a slow monotone, losing his place a couple times. Bad Player immediately throws the lever the moment Ulyaoth at last finishes.

Again the Trapper and the Tanner take charge of the body. They search for wolf-sign as the community watches in silence. At last the Tanner stands, his shoulders stooped. The verdict is clear:

The Midwife was Human! Vigilant was INNOCENT!

The crowd draws a collective breath and a babble of voices breaks out. A deep voice carries over the hubbub. “As annother innocent met the noose the monk stood idly by. History does have a way of repeating itself. Now only the werewolves will do him just, only the tainted, fang and claw to the light of the moon.” Upon its heels comes a high-pitched wail. It is little baby Chloe. Her tiny face is pale, her lips a faint blue, and her forehead clammy-cold to the touch.

She is hustled into the nearest large building, the tavern, where everyone does their best to comfort the infant. Grey Fox stokes the fire, but the cold sweat will not break. No woman has her milk up. Chloe rejects all other foods. Before twilight fades, little Baby Chloe re-joins her mother in the Other World. Announcement of the news is accompanied by a thud. Acolyte Ulyaoth has passed out.

Foxford, a triumphant village 24 hours ago is a wretched hamlet today. Her future flowers, Sonne and Chloe, are ground into the mud. The ordeal has fallen especially hard on the womenfolk. Of them only Weaver DueAccident and Choir Leader –Zoe- remain, and the Weaver is years past childbearing age. Foxford may yet defeat this threat to her present, but has she already lost her future?

Her residents scurry home before nightfall to ponder this question and another: “Will I be next?”

It is NIGHT
Werewolves submit secret ballots via PM.
Public Posting is SUSPENDED

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 09:27 AM
{GM comment / question}

I think everyone will agree we are all enjoying the fantastic 100% player participation. And I do not want to upset that applecart by any means. So that being said, on to upsetting the applecart.

I have noticed that perhaps 75% of the public postings take place in the first 24 hours of the 48 hour "day". More importantly 90-95% of the voting takes place in the first 24 hours. So if the remainng players agree, the GM is willing to go from the current 48day/24night cycle to a 24day/24night cycle. (If the game bumps into Christmas, we can call a 'time-out' of whatever')

However I do not want to mess with a good thing. So I figure the best way is to ask anyone with an opinion to state so during this 24 hour 'night'.

and

Every player left in the game has a veto. If any one of you feel there is no way you could meet a 24/24 cycle, then you can veto it and that's that. But at least maybe see what other players have to say.

So fire away. :)

Posting is allowed this night, but only out of character and only regarding the game's pace.

Jono
Dec 13, 2006, 09:35 AM
The game bumps into Hanukkah o.O

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 10:14 AM
The game bumps into Hanukkah o.O

:blush: Did I misspell Hanukkah as C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s again? Curse you, hyper-dyslexia, I curse you again! :dubious:

But seriously, if anyone has a scheduling issue, speak up and we'll figure out what to do.

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 10:28 AM
{:sniper:GM error kill the GM}

:aargh: :aargh: :aargh:

Will the player who is probably deeply annoyed with me at the moment contact me via PM for possible resolution to my error?

Grillick
Dec 13, 2006, 10:37 AM
I would, but I'm dead. ;)

(Hey, you said OOC posts were allowed. Dead people can OOC post, right?) ;)

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 10:40 AM
I would, but I'm dead. ;)

(Hey, you said OOC posts were allowed. Dead people can OOC post, right?) ;)


Sure, though I assume you are having a relatively easy time of meeting the deadlines. :p

Grillick
Dec 13, 2006, 10:43 AM
Well, it's not too much work to just read the posts, that's true. :)

-Zoe-
Dec 13, 2006, 11:50 AM
I think a 24 hour day is better, 48 hours gets a little boring and very nerve wracking waiting for someone to hang, as everyone has made up their minds by then anyway. And it seems everyone manages to come on each evening, so I don't think there is anyone who would miss anything?

Rogueknight
Dec 13, 2006, 12:02 PM
In general I don't have a problem with a 24 hour posting period, as it gets people arguing and raises the stakes.

I would however like there to be a level of GM discretion. So perhaps stick with 24 hours as the guaranteed minimum time, however if the GM for any reason decides that they wish to extend the period (E.g the person going to lynch hasn't logged on, the GM has other stuff to do etc) then Unser should be able to post up saying we are going for another 12/24 hours etc as necessary.

This takes the pressure off Unser having to post guaranteed every 24 hours and allows him to do it at his own pace, and everyone knows they have 24 hours minimum to defend themselves and anything else is a bonus.

I think that allowing everyone the time to post is in the games interest. (And next game can we make sure Hitti doesn't get lynched first ;) )

Unser Giftzwerg
Dec 13, 2006, 01:11 PM
In general I don't have a problem with a 24 hour posting period, as it gets people arguing and raises the stakes.

I would however like there to be a level of GM discretion. So perhaps stick with 24 hours as the guaranteed minimum time, however if the GM for any reason decides that they wish to extend the period (E.g the person going to lynch hasn't logged on, the GM has other stuff to do etc) then Unser should be able to post up saying we are going for another 12/24 hours etc as necessary.

This takes the pressure off Unser having to post guaranteed every 24 hours and allows him to do it at his own pace, and everyone knows they have 24 hours minimum to defend themselves and anything else is a bonus.

I think that allowing everyone the time to post is in the games interest. (And next game can we make sure Hitti doesn't get lynched first ;) )

The GM finds all suggestions made here to be reasonable, from his pespective. The 24 hour minimum must stay I feel. I've bolded what I think is the bottom line.

But please chime in, even if you don't particularly care either way. :)

Conroe
Dec 13, 2006, 01:49 PM
I have noticed that perhaps 75% of the public postings take place in the first 24 hours of the 48 hour "day". More importantly 90-95% of the voting takes place in the first 24 hours. So if the remainng players agree, the GM is willing to go from the current 48day/24night cycle to a 24day/24night cycle.I would definitely agree to shortening the cycle. The current 48/24 cycle seems like we are playing the game once every three days. I wouldn't mind going with a 24/12 or possibly a 36/12 cycle.

(And next game can we make sure Hitti doesn't get lynched first ;) ):lol: and put an end to what has now become a tradition?

Chandrasekhar
Dec 13, 2006, 01:52 PM
A 24/24 cycle sounds fine to me. Heck, I'd be happy enough to let the night end whenever the werewolves decide who to kill.

thomas.berubeg
Dec 13, 2006, 02:03 PM
I think the night should end when the werewolves have made up thier mind... something which should be relatively soon, considering there's only two of the left.

lorgen
Dec 13, 2006, 02:34 PM
I think the night should end when the werewolves have made up thier mind... something which should be relatively soon, considering there's only two of the left.

I think Unser should decide. After all, the GM has a life (a family and (two?) dogs in addiotion to work is at least my idea of a life... And don`t forget the human need of :beer: ) So to get some sleep in RL 24-hour cycles are best. I think that 48/24 should be the guiding rule, but if everyone has voted, Unser may shorten it to 24/24.

And not hang Hitti first in NOTW4? do you guys want to break all tradition? NOTW is characterized by Hitt wanting to be the mayor and being lynched for it. We can`t change the game that radical. Would be like removing the werewolwes :D

thomas.berubeg
Dec 13, 2006, 03:02 PM
I kind of feel bad for him...

-Zoe-
Dec 13, 2006, 03:19 PM
Aww, I guess a similar thing happened to him in the last game? I feel a little bad for him too, though if he does insist on jumping in and being such a keeno....:P

thomas.berubeg
Dec 13, 2006, 03:22 PM
I hope Everyone plans on playing NOTW4...

-Zoe-
Dec 13, 2006, 03:23 PM
I will! I'm loving this one! Wish I'd got involved sooner! :p

Jono
Dec 13, 2006, 03:24 PM
Who was going to host it again?

Jono
Dec 13, 2006, 03:24 PM
I will! I'm loving this one! Wish I'd got involved sooner! :p

The wait for NotW2 nearly killed me "/

thomas.berubeg
Dec 13, 2006, 03:29 PM
I'm hosting the next one... And i think i'm done with Foxford... what do you say to ,say, a Lanun seaside Village... will give us a whole new cast of characters (eg fishermen, captain, etc...)