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LG84 Aftermath: Regressive Negotiations A note found on the desk of Eshena, courier of the Teod Empire. Consider this a confession, for I do not wish to pass on with only enemies to share my story. Everything I do, I do for Teod. We are stronger than the rest. Our navy can defend against any threat. Why should we bend? Why should we kneel? A treaty would ruin us. So I did everything to ensure that it would never come to pass. I poisoned Teo diplomats. We already had one who believed as I do in the ranks, but one was not enough. They will live. Probably. I set fire to the boat that brought us here. It was a boat from Teod, mine to destroy by right. I killed people. They didn’t deserve it. They, like I, were only trying to do right by their empires. But their wishes contradicted mine, so I ended them. My allies fell, as swift and as painfully as Elantris, and soon I was alone. There is no way forward for our cause. There are too many trusted diplomats in our number, too many exalted names, and soon, I will be caught. They will not be merciful. I regret nothing save for my failure. When Teod crumbles, remember me. Remember my failure. Only then will I be mourned. Only then will they see that I was right. We are strong, but soon, we will not be. I can only say that I tried. For Teod, Eshena The remaining diplomats crowded around the note. They weren't sure whether to believe it, whether it meant they were safe, whether it meant that they'd killed Bortington for nothing. Somehow, at least one member from every Empire was still alive, even if some were in better shape than the others. They tried briefly to negotiate, getting little progress, before retiring for the night with bated hopeful breath. Day broke without a sound. They met again, wondering if it was a trick, and managed to settle a trade route between a few small islands. Day broke without a sound. They heard from their seons, heard that the Fjordell were sending a ship to pick them up, to rescue them. Day broke without a sound. The negotiations had been disrupted, but while some were scared, others took the lead that their work was more important then they realized. And while their drafts were rushed and incomplete, they would provide an excellent foundation for a Sel united once more. Bort was executed! They were an Elantrian Diplomat within the Fjordell Empire! JNV was executed! They were a Regular Disruptor within the Teo Empire! Final Vote Count: Bort (4): JNV, The Baker, Tani, |TJ| JNV (4): Matrim's Dice, Bort, Kasimir Tani (1): Devotary of Spontaneity |TJ| (0): Sart Congrats to the Villagers for winning the game! And thank you @Elbereth and @xinoehp512 for helping me run it! Edit: And should probably mention, thanks to @JNV for the first section of this writeup! Docs should be going up soon, but I figured I should post this first. Game Docs: Spec Doc Elim Doc Master Spreadsheet Empire Docs: Fjordell Doc Rose Doc Teo Doc Arelene Doc - aka the one with Friends, Formatting, and 151 pages Player List: