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Knights of Arcadia Phalla: Endgame

Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
edited June 2011 in Chatlog
WELCOME TO THE REALM
Arcadia Welcomes You

Welcome all to the game of Phalla! I shall be your host, [strike]Munkus Beaver[/strike] The Acquaintance.
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I assure you, I have your best interests at heart.

[strike]I am the Anchor of Truth, I have been reduced to spectator. Defeat the Little Demon! I implore you! You must-
Do not trust his lies.
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[strike]Little Demon, what machinations are these?

A bold move, Little Demon.
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Now now you two, let's not bicker in front of the children, what will they think of us?

WHAT IS [strike]PHALLA?[/strike] THE GAME?
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Phalla is a pyschological game where an informed minority (The Mafia) attempt to defeat an uninformed majority (The Village). The keys to the game are misinformation, lying, and determining when others are doing the same. The flip side is that telling the truth can be a powerful weapon, Mafia members who are well known for playing their roles straight are often less likely to be killed or found out.

Posting habits, voting habits, who you ally yourself with, all of these things go into play when determining who to trust and who to vote to die.

Ah yes, the mechanics. At the most simple form, the game is where the Village votes on who to kill each night, hoping to secure a mafia member in their net. Likewise, Mafia members chose who they want to kill each night. Mafia members can also vote in the Village, so a crafty and manipulative Mafia will use the villager to meet their own agenda.[/strike]

The game is all about manipulation.

In order to determine whether this country is 'worthy,' you must find the deceivers in your midst and oust them from your group.

Will the Truth win or shall the Liars succeed?

At least my pawns know their role.


And soon....I will be able to join the game in earnest

Despite your feelings toward me, you cannot be rid of me. For better or worse, you and I are in it until the end.

SO WHAT'S THE THEME OF THIS PHALLA? HARRY POTTER? MY LITTLE PONY? ANIME BOY JUNKIES 4?

None of the sort. It's a generic sort of fantasy world built exclusively for this game. You are all citizens of Arcadia, a country within the sphere of influence of magic, elves, dwarves, and demons known as The Realm. The Realm is currently ruled by descendent's of the Pendragon family, you are all various subjects of The Realm, each with their own unique backstory and motivations.

That's right, the important thing to note about this game is that THERE IS NO 'GENERIC' VILLAGER ROLE. You all get named roles to play. The 'special' roles have been determined using an RNG, they are already in place before you choose. People 'lucky' enough to be a 'special' will be informed of their true identity via PM.

The enemies you will be facing are all working to further the interests of The Enemy of Truth. The Enemy of Truth is, of course, [strike]a lying and evil man[/strike] Fear, so he may not have their best interests at heart.
HOW TO PLAY

Tell the truth to get ahead, lie to avoid death, manipulate and revel in your machinations.

!vote Patsy to put a vote for Patsy to die.
!vote Patsy to retract your old vote for Patsy.

The person with the most votes will find comfort that they will not suffer for much longer.


VOTING ENDS AT

10 PM CST on Thursday. 9 PM CST on Friday. 6 PM CST on Saturday. Then back to 10 PM on Sunday and so on. I have obligations, you see.

SPECIAL ACTIONS ARE DUE ONE HOUR BEFORE VOTING ENDS EACH NIGHT. These narrations taking a fucking long time to craft, so this is necessary to get started early.

INACTIVITY

You won't hurt my feelings by being inactive, will you? The absolute, BARE MINIMUM is two posts per game night. Furthermore, YOU MUST VOTE EVERY DAY I encourage you to have as much fun as you possible can. I know I will.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    The players in this drama are as follows:
    1. Jack Smith - Weaver A noble sacrifice against the Eater of Lies.
    2. Munkus Beerswallows - Mr. Mojo Risin Torn to shreds by the Eater of Lies.
    3. Irgvin Irvine - Zonugal
    4. Bryce Larkwell - Tommy2Hands
    5. Trinn Asper - Pharezon neth
    6. Belle Blackwood/Rebecca Pendragon - Zzulu
    7.Basil Blackpepper - Centipede Damascus

    8.Agatha Omestadt - Balefuego - Her life force was stolen by the Crimson Alchemist.
    9. Jon Racewether - Marth
    10. Denton Royce - Thetheroo TrippyJing
    11. Tobias Hawke/Sylvester Herring, the Bloodied Maw - The Geebs That Is A Pony
    12. Joaseph DuPont - Wiet
    13. Monk Ursa - Kusuguttai Neli
    14. Daxon Jackson - Monkeyfeet
    15. Randall Stephens - NinjaSquirrel
    16. Mirdyn Paval - Dys
    17. Kristen Dermott - Taya
    18. : Damon "Hack" Hammond - Butler For Life #1
    19 Dibby Smeltblower - Melding
    20. Lans Kartarken - Seriously
    21. Anthony James Gillen V - Spoit
    22. Lerrick of Harcourt - TheLawinator
    23. Hogarth DePalma - redfenix
    24 Dolcasta Vimes - Edcrab
    25 Brenden Scholz - RMED Died by plague, night 2.
    26 Sandra Torrance - CorpseRT Langly
    27 Majist Kendrick - [strike]Aegof[/strike] ZeroFill
    28 Christopher Occenlek - facetious Chosen by the village Night 3. Took his own life.
    29 Simone S. Sedlav - Vann Diras Theidar
    30 Nolan Tonner - JC of DI
    31 Son Heimlech - I Win Swordfights
    32 Darius Ploch/Anchor of Truth Charles Kinbote
    33 Elwood Offill/Shinzi Tuscon, the Heretic's Salvation - AMP'd - Slain by the village, night 5.
    34 Byron Tuckerman - Faynor Died by the plague, night 3. Died professionally.
    35 Carey Garrahan - Blankzilla HeavyVillain
    36 Sutervik - Orikaeshigitae

    37 Matthew Scorpius/Isaac Swiftfoot - Larlar Killed by the village on Day 2: Arsenic was involved.
    38 Jackson Delbridge - Hullis
    39 Kendrick Mcmeekin - A duck!
    40 Thaddeus Kolinski - Uriel
    41 Bryon Ramis - MacGuffin
    42 Jeffry Bemiss - SLyM
    43 Armand Calicutt - Nirya
    44 Darrin Warmack - Solar
    45 Timmy Emwood/Adramelech Belphegor, The Eater of Lies - Campion
    46 Elijah Plonka - Bugboy
    47 Roman Rohrich - Beef Avenger cj iwakura Wandering Hero
    48 Van Alvez - Viscount Islands
    49 Noah Lundblad - Sal
    50 Terrence Coltrane - Blake T


    51 Ignacio Brost - T4CT
    52 Hobblenose Rockstomp - thorgot

    53 Xian Twi'Zo Zay - Died by the plague, Night 5

    RESERVES:

    This list will be updated as the game goes on.

    The original thread has descriptions for all of the characters. It can be found here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=142061

    Infected.
    Dead.

    Dead hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    Bad Dead
    Good Dead
    Booted for being an inactive fuck

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Our story so far:
    And we're ready to begin!

    Prologue 1:

    In a land of swords, betrayal, and magic, you have been selected to represent your kingdom. You do not know why you have been chosen, who chose you, or where they have taken you. . .

    You are a citizen of The Realm, a proud member of the sovereign Arcadia. Recently, there has been distress in the Southlands. It is rumored that half of the Underlund country disappeared in a single night, that a demon now sits on the throne at the bottom of a hellish chasm. Whatever the cause, Underlund has suddenly begun large scale border excursions into Arcadia conducting the wholesale slaughter of your friends, your neighbors, your countrymen.

    If you are a survivor of these raids, you may recall how horrific the raiders look. Their grotesque features barely visible through twisted pieces of mishmashed armor created a terrifying last image for your family to witness as they died in horror. You do not think you will ever get over the screams.

    If you are a warrior who fought for the glory of Arcadia, you may recall how disorganized the Underlund forces appear to be. Individually, the raiders put up little fight, battling only with blind rage and wild swings. There are exceptions though, and the few groups that have been organized have taken a heavy toll on your fellow knights. Fear travels through the ranks as the question of which troop you will face weighs heavily the night before battle.

    If you are a private citizen, as many of you are, then you know of Underlund primarily through rumors. It is said to be a hellish desert wasteland with little progress in any sorts of academics. Until recently, the ruling class of priests, viscounts, and bishops have kept fighting internal, but after the mysterious catastrophe, the conflict came to your borders. Sometimes you wonder if the evil that overtook Underlund has worked its way into Arcadia. . .

    Prologue 2: The Gathering

    Perhaps you were on a street corner begging for food. Maybe you were in the forest hunting game, or headed to market to pick up fresh vittles. Whatever the case, He was there.

    He smiled at you as he approached with open hands and a large smile. Suddenly, you find yourself shaking His hand. You stutter a moment, starting to introduce yourself, but He stops you.

    "None of that now." He smiles. "We're well beyond that point."

    You nod. Of course. He is your Acquaintance. You are sure of this, more certain than you have been about anything else in your life. He offers to make you dinner. You accept.

    You try to focus on the Acquaintance's appearance, but dong so brings you pain. He is wearing a cotton shirt with a cravat underneath a black silk jacket. He is very well groomed, giving a regal appearance that isn't quite aristocratic. And that bewitching smile...

    "So, you know of the problem in Underlund?" You nod. "I was there at the fall, you know."

    He presents you with the dinner, a meat pie made from game the Acquaintance had acquired. He takes a bite out of an apple, and continues. "The rumors are true: a demon now sits on the Underlund throne. It is very dire I am afraid. Sorry, not a demon, no. The Demon King Osa."

    The Acquaintance frowns and shakes his head. "The Underlund oligarchy sought power and were found wanting. And so goes the story of how a country was slaughtered and damned in a single night. But it's a story we all know, the wheel of fate turns the same now as it always had. Where steel, sword, and war were now is replaced by souls, runes, and rituals." He takes another bite from his apple. "A servant suffers his master's hubris, whether in plains of heather or in planes of Aether."

    He abruptly stops. His eyes stare deep into yours. You drop your pie and it clatters on the ground as you try to crawl away, but your vision has blurred and you cannot see the door.

    "Shall we find you wanting?"

    Light fades to black. You remember nothing else until you wake up on a bed of straw. Did He take you here?

    Day 1: He is Kind
    End of Day 1: Oh, But Angering That Sap Could Be A Terrible Mistake
    End of Day 2: A Good Vintage Gone to Waste
    End of Day 3: Death's Dignitary
    End of Day 4: The Truth Shall Set You Free
    End of Day 5: Surely Osa Had a Hand In This
    End of Day 6: A Fault of Skill, Not Stars
    End of Day 7: Oh Osa, Where Art Thou?
    End of Day 8: No, You Do Not Get to Do That
    End of Day 9: Last Chances
    End of Day 10: Heroes are Hard to Come By
    End of Days

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  • A steak!A steak! Super Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited May 2011
    Neli voted for me in the last thread asserting that I'm suspicious, and I honestly can't argue that I'm not. I am a villager, though, just one that's been on some bad bandwagons. I did actually only get Zonugal through RNG, though. I was having a good amount of trouble with the forums last night, so I decided to just RNG it and maybe switch later if the forums stopped shitting out and let me read something. By that time he had gone crazy.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    As a note: We are now out of reserves, but need to replace *sigh* more inactives. PM me if you want to be on the reserve list, first one to come will assuredly get a spot.

    EDIT: If there are no reserves to replace the inactives by the end of tonight, they will simply die.

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  • WietWiet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Is this sort of player attrition rate normal? I'm guessing people having finals is a big factor, but man, lots of inactives.

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  • NeliNeli Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    You don't fool me duckling

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    Spoiler:
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Blankzilla will be replaced by HeavyVillain.

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wiet wrote: »
    Is this sort of player attrition rate normal? I'm guessing people having finals is a big factor, but man, lots of inactives.

    they were dropping like flies in the elementalist phalla too

    Also hello Arcadia!

  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    What a grim game I have found myself in.

    I know one thing... there are few enough people now that we will not prevail against our accursed host and the demons that are helping him with blind votes.

    Hopefully I can help with this...
    Voting Histories
    Spoiler:

    Not today.
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    wow that is a lot of data

    the only thing that would make that better is if we had a time of vote, which would be the most tedious thing to keep track of.

  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    wow that is a lot of data

    the only thing that would make that better is if we had a time of vote, which would be the most tedious thing to keep track of.

    It is generally in order of who voted first, not counting retracted votes.
    Spoiler:

    Edit: Oh right, it's been a long morning reading the thread again. I guess I overlooked the plagues.

    Not today.
  • TayaTaya Happy ___ Day Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Except Spoit and Law are both already dead.

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  • WietWiet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Dead and innocent, even!

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  • TayaTaya Happy ___ Day Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm going to bed and I have to teach four classes in a row tomorrow morning so I may or may not get a chance to check up on this thread. I'll put my vote in for !JC of DI just in case I'm inactive later. It looks like people are moving votes off of him, again, and I didn't like that he said, "let me live one more day."

    I'm not sure about voting for The Acquaintance. Maybe it's the right thing to do, but it says in the OP "In order to determine whether this country is 'worthy,' you must find the deceivers in your midst and oust them from your group." I don't really consider The Acquaintance to be in our group, and I'm not sure if it's even possible to vote him out.

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  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The way I see it we might be able to kill the Acquaintance with a vote. But he is maintaining the game, the rules of which are keeping us alive. Without those rules I fear the demons will tear us apart en masse.

    If we kill the demons, then I know where my final vote shall be going.

    Not today.
  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm not sure where people are getting that I am begging and pleading for another day of life.

    I'm making the case not to vote for me, sure, because I'm not mafia. But both mafia and villagers would do that and no one else has caught flack for simply defending themselves.

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  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A much smarter defense would be "We can't afford to lose more villagers."

    Begging for life and only citing human nature is only grating and gives us no reason to let you live in place of some random other.

    So far, last minute please have been all pathos and no logos.

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited May 2011
    It's all very well to posit that a villager would just let themselves die or that they'd use an X statement instead of a damning Y statement, but people defend their position as they see fit. In the aftermath, there will be someone who glibly shrugs and condescendingly says "oh, so he wasn't evil, he was just stupid" because the vote winner didn't defend themselves in a manner sanctioned by the infallible powers that be.

    One could argue that it's the villager's duty to protest their death, lest they be blamed in the postgame for putting the vote to waste and, ironically, not being vocal enough.

    Incidentally JC if you do turn out to be evil I'll punch you in the face. To death.

    Actually that's a lie, I'd hire someone else to do it. Weak bones, you see.

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    looks like someone doesnt want jc voted off

    my my

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    you two being in the same game together worries me

  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    ed only worries me when hes running the games

  • nethneth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    if us villagers are going to vote between someone making a valid defense for themselves and someone who just says "whatever you can't change my mind" i'd rather vote for the latter. at least for now. new information could always change that.

    Plus, Thaddeus Kolinski is awfully close to Ted Kaczynski, and that's logic you can take to the bank.

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    what is up with everyone talking about the unabomber lately

    he's in the news all the time these days it seems. What is this, two decades ago?

  • nethneth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !JC of DI is my choice, but i agree that uriel is similarly suspicious

  • nethneth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    what is up with everyone talking about the unabomber lately

    he's in the news all the time these days it seems. What is this, two decades ago?

    i'm old, all my references are 2 decades old =(
    i haven't seen these references you speak, i thought it was clever =(

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    you just got here!

    edit: not around here neth, just, he's been talked about on NPR the past few weeks on and off for a few different things

  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    A much smarter defense would be "We can't afford to lose more villagers."

    Begging for life and only citing human nature is only grating and gives us no reason to let you live in place of some random other.

    So far, last minute please have been all pathos and no logos.

    That was my initial stance. Then some people got uppity that I wasn't throwing other people under the bus and cited it as even more suspicious.

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  • nethneth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    JC of DI wrote: »
    A much smarter defense would be "We can't afford to lose more villagers."

    Begging for life and only citing human nature is only grating and gives us no reason to let you live in place of some random other.

    So far, last minute please have been all pathos and no logos.

    That was my initial stance. Then some people got uppity that I wasn't throwing other people under the bus and cited it as even more suspicious.

    suspicious of your lack of suspicion?! BRILLIANT!

    The problem with defending yourself is if you are a special (good or bad) and defend yourself too vigorously then you'll die to the bad specials who know you aren't one of them thinking you are suspicious, or you die to the village who thinks you are being super suspicious being so defensive. So then instead you take Uriel's stance and just give up, making you also suspicious.
    Clearly you need to out yourself by doing the super secret village handshake. if you don't know it, you must be a baddie.

  • JC of DIJC of DI I think we're fucked up. I know I am.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I got your village handshake right here
    Spoiler:

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  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I don't see any good justification for voting JC of DI at the moment. The only reason their first vote came up was because Taya said
    We really have no direction today. I'm voting for !JC of DI for now, since I still have a hunch he's being quiet for a reason. I can't remember him ever contributing to a discussion.

    People then just went along with it from there.

    The current player list appears to be
    Spoiler:

    Of that, Hullis and Ninja Squirrel are currently infected. That leaves 26 people, of which I think we know there are four demons among them.

    I feel like some names on that list are just not posting very frequently (from reading the old thread). They could easily be a demon but simply aren't drawing suspicion by not openly participating very much.

    Edited: because I am try the cross reference the OP and Night Seven a getting a little confused.

    Not today.
  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited May 2011
    HeavyVillain only has two posts in this thread!

    I rest my case.

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  • WietWiet Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Solar died last night didn't he?

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  • Wandering HeroWandering Hero Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wiet wrote: »
    Solar died last night didn't he?

    Hrm... this is confusing.

    Night Seven says
    Lerrick of Harcourt - TheLawinator - Died by plague
    Darrin Warmack - Solar died by plague
    ...
    Randall Stephens - NinjaSquirrel Infected
    Jackson Delbridge - Hullis

    But the OP states that Ninja Squirrel is dead and Hullis and Solar is plagued.

    Gonna go by the narration post and assume Hullis and Ninja Squirrel are plagued currently. Editing my previous post to reflect this.

    Not today.
  • MarthMarth Contemplative Kermit Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, I think Munkus accidentally put it down wrong.

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    guess its not all that unusual for the op and narations to differ

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    !Langly I am not in detroit you ass jerk!

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fight fight fight

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
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