Haelbarde

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    M'Hael,True Herald of the Brightness Ascendant
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  1. Closing Writeup: Fragments of Possibility Too many dead men walking, in a room of people soon to breathe their last. The seed of chaos had been delivered in the form of a sack of meat. It would have been proud. Now he sat sipping tea waiting for the friendships to dissipate like the steam from the brew in his hand. In a few minutes he’d assume a new guise, but for now he would feed off the calm anticipation of a city unravelling. Five years was plenty enough for an emperor. ㄢㄋㄌ The scent of charred wood could still be tasted on the air as he sat with a chipped cup in his hand, gazing blankly at the wreckage of the Frozen Moon around him. All that remained were the empty chairs at empty tables. At his table lay the sign of the once great establishment, now just the Moon covered with soot. It was the only moon in sight too - dark clouds cast deep shadows while the sky hid its face. He had done this every day for the last five years. ㄢㄋㄌ He stood in the entranceway of the Frozen Moon, smiling and greeting each patron as they entered. As he saw the members of normally warring factions coexist peacefully, he could almost forget the dark shadow of that night five years ago where it had all ended. Now he tried to focus on living a simple life, serving simple cups of hot leaf juice. ㄢㄋㄌ He stood observing the patrons of his teahouse. It was the fifth year of Emperor Gamman’s reign and he now owned the Frozen Moon, not that it bore that name any longer. The Jasmine Dragon was opening its doors for the first time, and fourteen important members of governing factions of the Rose Empire graced its floor. He smiled, knowing in his heart of hearts that his teahouse would be here to stay. ㄢㄋㄌ Further chaos erupted when Asterion fell from his seat having been served a tea brewed from the White Jade plant. Roashina had tried to escape the accusations of Urskevan’s murder in the madness of the poisoning. They were not fast enough to escape his blade. He made it quick, a gesture of mercy out of respect for a former friend. He only had a dozen more names to cross of his list. ㄢㄋㄌ To die and be brought back from beyond is to lose a piece of yourself. It fractures the spirit irreparably. Some believe that person to leave isn’t the person that comes back. Dying breaks the spirit in the same manner as every dropped mug in the history of the Empire. Each shatters a different way. For him, death broke his mind, and the mind of madness has unfathomed depths. Realities are born, explored, and destroyed in moments. Infinite variations experienced in each moment. Sometimes he knew that the reality he was experiencing was real. Sometimes he didn’t care. A moment passed, or maybe an eternity. He shook his head and recalled to mind the plan. Its plan. Five years ago an emperor had fallen. Soon an emperor would fall again. This time he would be there, waiting. All it would take was a handful of invitations, delivered to a certain few. A few happy accidents later, and...Well, they would see. They had all arrived at the teahouse now, and the stage was set. The first straw lay unmoving at his feet, his knife still in neck. A few minutes later, the corpse of Arbiter Urskevan lay in a hemp sack. He had a delivery to make... ㄢㄋㄌ StrikerEZ was lynched but didn’t die. Alvron was killed. He was the Embedded Operative. StrikerEZ(3): Elbereth, Elandera, DeTess Rathmaskal(1): I think I am here. DeTess(3): StrikerEZ, Alvron, Young Bard While it might not appear that way to the conspirators, given Striker’s claim in thread, coupled with the Discovery faction already being highly suspicious of Striker enough have chosen to kill him up until late in the cycle, Discovery chose already to put in an assassination order on Striker for cycle 2. Given that the assassination attempt would be successful and thus end the game with Discovery victory, Kasimir and I decided that there would be little point to drawing things out another cycle. We have decided it best to call the game at this point, giving Discovery the victory. We’ll redistribute new roles to everyone, and begin the game again. The new game will begin at 9PM tomorrow as it is late for us, and also to give people a chance to hop in or hop out of the player list, having gotten a taste of what this game might be like. Fifth, the IM for the game, has consented to calling the game in Discovery’s favour and a redistributed re-run tomorrow. Thank you to everyone for playing! So officially: StikerEZ was assassinated. They were the Reform Spy. The agents of the Discovery faction have prevailed! Player List
  2. It's not something we discussed, so for the moment I'm going to say that there is no minimum for the lynch.
  3. @Elandera Honestly, it was fine. A different player would have used the other abilities, and if I had actually been attacked at any point during the game, I'd have immediately followed that up with my own kill. Just for whatever reason the eliminators didn't target me, and the striker unfortunately died. You just got stuck with me who didn't think it was worth sacrificing safety to use the more fun abilities. @Furamirionind Oh, to be clear, you didn't ruin the game for me - I had a lot of fun that last cycle or two trying to work everything out. And while I was angry at you, I didn't have a good reason to be, and I'm certainly not upset about any more The post that got to me was this one, rather than this post the cycle before. Those two posts are both fine, and there's little difference between them. For some reason the first one got to me and caused me change my actions while the second didn't, but that's certainly not your fault. I think the main reason for my reaction was my lack of sleep anyway - I had stayed up all night till 5:30 am to be online for the end of cycle and the posting of results, which is something I never do. My sleep deprived brain then had to react to the game suddenly ending, and a player I had felt sorry for had ended up being an eliminator, so my brain decided to be unreasonable and leap to anger. It's just taken me have a week to actually confront that feeling and realise it was silly because I'd been trying to ignore it. But that's all on me, and not at all your fault. So sorry if I took out any of that on you. Other thoughts - I tried to 'pretend' to be in a US time zone by trying to only post while the east coast would reasonably be awake. I referenced waiting for the west coast to wake up early in the game in hopes of implying I was east coast too. Don't know if that worked though. I tried also to avoid using my signature style of vote tallies. That was annoying because it was annoying not being able to compile the information I would normally include in such things. I mostly gave up with all that in the last cycle though. Thanks everyone for the game, and thanks for running it @Elandera - I really enjoyed all the writeups!
  4. It's honestly taken me this long to respond because I was pretty angry about the conclusion to the game - without the village being active for me to interact with them, it was hard to do much in the last cycle or two (@Elandera - I wasn't given much choice on who I could trust... It's not like trusting inactives would have made things any different - it's not like they would have voted with me) (@Kasimir I would have probably murderised inactives if Elandera had actually given me permanent night kill immunity), and I was pretty angry with Weasel too - I felt emotionally manipulated by their sharing of life being hard for them, which I don't think is okay, particularly for eliminators. Say you will be/have been busy, apologise, then move on. I had otherwise had a kill order in on Weasel for most of that last cycle. @DeTess I'm pretty sure I never said that I was village. You take that back. (I don't actually recall if I did or not, but I'm pretty sure I didn't claim to be village. Not my style) After I was guilt tripped out of killing Weasel, my thoughts were as follows. I wasn't sure if I trusted Swan, probably thought they were evil but they were bascially guaranteed to not have been putting in the kill or the sooth, so low priority. Mouse was probably getting lynched, although they then claimed to have a protect item in the end, so I figured they weren't a good option to kill once the lynch shifted - well done with that. I think I'd actually had the kill on Albatross for most of that, but then the hammer came. I figured if the hammer was happening, it was the eliminators doing it, and my very sleep deprived self (I stayed up until the end of cycle at 3:30 am local time because I knew there'd most likely be a hammer) had to decide in the moment between putting a kill on Falcon or Dingo. In the end, with no time to think about it, I went with Falcon as Penguin and Dragonfly had been suspicious of them and Falcon had been saved from a lynch in the past, while I had more of a non-read on Dingo.
  5. Speaking of deals - I believe I owe you a head. Did you decide on which one?
  6. Ha, yes! I knew Rath had to be a Coinshot. He suspiciously knew the rules for coinshots, but not inquisitors earlier in the game. I honestly got really lucky with the protects. Fifth scanned me first cycle, so I was able to protect him cycle 2 which worked out. Then later I had been suspicious of Doc being evil and thought he might attack Burnt for her stuff in PMs, so happened to protect her that cycle. Sorry Straw for the spamming of PMs. I blame Burnt - I don't PM much otherwise.
  7. I'm sorry I sort of just dropped off the face of the earth... After the three people I had been keen to play with all getting taken out in the first 3 rounds, my plans of actually using a dagger foiled, being encouraged to remove my votes to increase the likelihood of an accurate flip and thus getting no boxings, I sort of just broke, needed 2 or 3 cycles to feel up for it again, but then had little encouragement to actually reengage at that point. Well done Drake for becoming Emperor. I'm glad I didn't last minute vote for you as governor.
  8. Oh happy day! I had missed that. Oops.
  9. Elandera @Snipexe @shanerockes @Doc12 @Fifth Scholar @Young Bard @Sart @STINK Straw made this cycle 24 hours, just FYI. So don't delay in putting in a vote. Appears no Coinshot... @Rathmaskal Did you happen to miss that Elandera admitted to being the Inquisitor after Fifth Scholar claimed Seeker and revealed Elandera scanned Village Vanilla yet survived a lynch like a thug?
  10. That's the best way of playing evil. Always hard to pull off though.
  11. Yes well... I feel for you that you've had such poor luck. It's sorta like the time I was a Seeker and found all 6 Smokers in the game. Edit: I checked with Straw and apparently kills happen before conversions, so a N7 coinshot kill would also work.
  12. Elandera survives the night - assuming they have the same UberPewter as the previous games, we need to kill Elandera 2 more times. So they kill someone tonight, we attempt a second lynch tomorrow, which they'll survive again, they'll convert N7, before we lynch them finally D8. It's only if they get hit by a coinshot tonight (I don't know if a N7 coinshot would stop the conversion) that we avoid a conversion.
  13. It hasn't helped there's not been a lot of discussion lately... Aman actually still has the most posts of any player in this game, and he died 5 cycles ago. Burnt was the main person I had PM'd... I got the impression that she had PMd Stink a little, but not consistently. I think she'd PMd most people though, so while I'm sure her PMs got her killed, I not sure there's much we can do to use that to narrow down the inquisitor unless anyone happened to know exactly what she was talking about in all her PMs. In lieu of any better option, I think I'll add my vote to Elandera.
  14. Haven't much time to look at it since, but of the two I'd probably lean towards putting a vote on Elandera. I'll be out for a little bit but then later tonight I'll review some stuff and post again.
  15. I should probably actually put thoughts on paper. - Given the Inquisitor hasn't had any converts (barring Rand for a cycle), it feels like Fifth and Burnt are probably fine due to surviving an attack. - I was suspicious of Doc last cycle, but after his response, and the fact that he's apparently known the identity of a misting for some time, one that wasn't a thug, seems like a pretty good reason to suggest he's not evil. Sorry again for the pressure, Doc. - I'm willing to read Sart as village for the moment - I both feel that the Inquisitor would be a little more active, but equally wouldn't feel the need to encourage a lynch on themselves to get things moving. A slow cycle where nothing happens is better for the Inquisitor. - Lumgol's inactivity that's at the point where they're 36 hours (they didn't actually post night 3, but the inactivity filter is 2 cycles, not 4 turns, so I do assume that mean's they've got till the end of Night 5 to post) from dying due to not posting seems something an Inquisitor wouldn't want to do, so I'm not too suspicious of them. - Snipexe claimed misting in thread. I guess they weren't killed by the inquisitor, but they were also the suggestion to scan last cycle. We've no idea if the Seeker has been following the in thread suggestions, but if they are, well, there's been no message shared with thread yet to suggest they've found a good lynch candidate. - Other than that, I've seen very little from either Shane or Stink to get a good read on either, though it seems STINK has been a bit more active. That's maybe a worry I guess, that he's been active, but not doing much, but that also seems about normal? - Devotary, Rath, and Elandera have been pretty active so far, but rereading through their posts, I've found it hard to pull anything substantial from their posts. - Bard I've at least had an interaction with in PMs, and I've gotten a bit more of a village vibe from them. What info I've gotten from PMs have also seemed to paint them in a good light, so I'm willing to trust others opinions of Bard. So I guess then, based on the above, the list of people I'm the least sure about would be Shane, Stink, Devotary, Rath, and Elandera. I feel like the Inquisitor is more likely to be somewhat active, so I'd probably say Shane is less likely. I'd probably put Elandera lower on the list, though that's mostly a gut feeling, and could be influenced by the changeover from BR, which it probably shouldn't be. So between Stink, Devotary, and Rath, I'm probably a little more suspicious of Stink, although I'd maybe have expected him to PM'd me more regularly (he PM'd me at the start of the game about random stuff, but then we've not really talked since), and may try and get actual game related info out of me if he were Inquisitor. Given Burnt and Doc seem to both also agree with Devotary and Stink being reasonable candidates for Inquisitor, I guess I'll support a Devotary lynch.