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[Mini Phalla]True Names - Disaster Strikes! Watch for the Sequel!

RendRend Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Critical Failures
There is much power in a name.

Welcome to the Underworld, Demon, a place of politics and betrayal. A place where house loyalties are only as strong as the house in question, and their tyrannical rule over their members. A place so treacherous that your peers even knowing your name is enough to exact paranoia... and rightfully so.

There is much power in a name.

The name... it is the access to one's soul. To one's essence. With the knowledge of a Demon's name, unthinkable powers can be exacted.

The conflict has only just begun between the houses.

The Demonic First House of Lucifer
The Ancient House of Abbaddon
The Great House of Azathoth
The Everlasting House of Nurgle
The Rightful House of Loki

Only one house will emerge victorious... which will it be?


--- --- ---

Welcome to True Names Phalla, the Phalla of information brokerage and political intrigue.

In this game, every player will be assigned one of the 5 demonic houses, as well as a "True Name." This true name is very precious, as it carries your very essence with it.

The Houses, and their Win Conditions
Each house has 2 allied houses and 2 enemy houses. Each of a house's allies are enemies, and each ally shares one other enemy with the house in question.

Lucifer wins when Abbaddon and Azathoth are eliminated.
Abbaddon wins when Lucifer and Loki are eliminated.
Loki wins when Abbaddon and Nurgle are eliminated.
Nurgle wins when Loki and Azathoth are eliminated.
Azathoth wins when Lucifer and Nurgle are eliminated.

The Members
Each member will know all of the Forum Names of their house, a list of the true names (but not forum names) of their allied houses, and the name of the patriarch of their own house. The patriarch is the leader, in charge of the most powerful of the house's magics, though the position is transient. When a patriarch dies, a new one is immediately appointed from the surviving house members.

In addition, the patriarch, while also given a list of the 10 true names of their allied houses, is given the forum names to match their allied house's patriarchs.

Spells
In the underworld, many spells are cast by consuming the essence or life force of another demon. There are 2 terms here.
1. Consume Essence: This will prevent any activity during the night of the targeted demon. Any abilities they were using are cancelled, as they are trapped and unable to act or motivate themselves. If two demons try to consume each other's essence, both attempts will fail. This also applies to any consumptions that act 'in a circle' or otherwise in any way which makes simultaneous consumptions impossible. Failure of abilities is the default.
2. Consume Life Force: This will kill the targeted Demon.

Any member of a house can use an action any night, as long as their essence is not consumed. Even if their life force is consumed, they will have the chance to first act.

All spells and targets of all types MUST USE TRUE NAMES.

The following spells may be used:
A. Summon Trophy - Consume the life force of one demon in order to create a small token. This token is for aesthetic purposes only and provides no in-game bonuses. ONLY A PATRIARCH MAY CAST THIS SPELL.
B. True Hearing - Consume the essence of one demon in order to find the True Name of a target Forum Name.
C. Scry - Consume the essence of three demons in order to receive a complete breakdown of which forum names targeted which forum names with abilities.
D. Protect - No cost. Your target's essence may not be consumed for the current night.
E. Treason - Consume the life force of one demon in your house and one demon in a target house in order to become a member of that house. This spell also requires the listing of every living True Name in the target's house.


The Law of True Names and Forces with which you should not meddle
Even the power of demons is not infinite, and there are things even demons were not meant to understand.

If, at any time, you attempt to:
1. Target a true name which does not exist
2. Incorrectly target a true name (ie. typo)
3. For any reason attempt a target of a true name which is in ANY WAY inaccurate

...you will immediately be swallowed up by the abyss, an area below hell where even demons fear to tread.
--IN GAME TERMS, THIS MEANS YOU WILL DIE INSTANTLY.--

--- --- ---

In this phalla, the winner will be determined by the house which best deals in the information they have at their disposal. By engaging in illicit trades and betrayals, you will increase your own information base, and in doing so will be able to crush your enemies beneath your feet.

But be careful, lest your allies see your run to power and decide it's worth it to stop you.

All the normal phalla stuff applies, up to and including the Red Vote.

Rend on
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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PLAYERS.

    1. Crimsoncoyote
    2. Orange Soda
    3. Heavy Villain
    4. Kime
    5. EnlightenedBum
    6. AdventFalls
    7. Houn
    8. White Wolf
    9. Zellpher
    10. Gumpy
    11. [strike]Rawkking Goodguy[/strike] KrataLightblade
    12. jdarksun
    13. Mr. Defecation
    14. ShadowThomas
    15. Dunadan019
    16. Burnage
    17. cj iwakura
    18. Daius
    19. Infidel
    20. FrostMist
    21. TehSloth
    22. Zandracon
    23. Dusda
    24. Bacchus
    25. LoserForHireX

    RESERVES
    1. [strike]KrataLightblade[/strike]
    2. Minor Second
    3. Delphinidaes
    4. Egos
    5. Delmain
    6. Lemminghead
    7. LonelyAhava
    8. Robos A Go Go
    9. IAmSquishy

    Rend on
  • crimsoncoyotecrimsoncoyote Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Holy crap meeeeeeeeeeee

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  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh my.

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  • Orange SodaOrange Soda Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up

    Orange Soda on
  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up please

    My first phalla. go easy on me.. D:

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  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up please

    My first phalla. go easy on me.. D:

    you picked this game for your first?

    ...dear god why D:

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up please

    My first phalla. go easy on me.. D:

    This is gonna be awesome

    Rend on
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Delightful

    I want Loki!

    But to be honest, I'll settle for anything but Nurgle. What a silly name!
    !sign up please

    My first phalla. go easy on me.. D:

    you picked this game for your first?

    ...dear god why D:

    Hahahahaha, oh, this will be fun. Villain, good luck :P.

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  • HeavyVillainHeavyVillain Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up please

    My first phalla. go easy on me.. D:

    you picked this game for your first?

    ...dear god why D:

    I dont know! I just dig rends writing

    Also I'm a huge masocist!

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  • enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !sign up

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    Herbert Hoover got 40% of the vote in 1932. Friendly reminder.
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  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I suppose the rules are right there for you to read, so you just have to be willing to invest the time to play a game like this.

    This will be awesome, though.

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I suppose the rules are right there for you to read, so you just have to be willing to invest the time to play a game like this.

    This will be awesome, though.
    And, you know, not go insane.

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  • adventfallsadventfalls Why would you wish to know? Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sign up

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !F'hglfagk

    That's "Sign Up" for those of you who don't speak High Eldrich.

    Houn on
  • WhiteWolfWhiteWolf Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !Sign Up I've also never done a phalla before. I suppose I am crazy as well, but I'd like to think I understand the concept of it well enough to get by...

    ...I'm doomed aren't I?

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  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    PM me your True Name and I'll keep you safe, Wolf.

    Houn on
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Oh yes (to your question, since Houn was a jerk and ninja-posted)

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  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sign

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Yes.

    But man that's cool. Who isn't, down here in the underworld?

    Rend on
  • GumpyGumpy There is always a greater powerRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !Sign up

    Gumpy on
  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    This aint a phalla for Rawkking Goodguy to be in...

    Rawkking Goodguy on
  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My true name is Rend

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  • ShadowThomasShadowThomas Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    signup

    ShadowThomas on
  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    jdarksun wrote: »
    !sign up

    I dare you to misspell my name in this game.
    jdarkson!

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My true name is Rend

    Oh i can't wait for this

    Rend on
  • Dunadan019Dunadan019 Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    signup?

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  • ZellpherZellpher Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    kime wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    !sign up

    I dare you to misspell my name in this game.
    jdarkson!

    psssh, more like jdorkson

    Zellpher on
  • HounHoun Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Zellpher wrote: »
    kime wrote: »
    jdarksun wrote: »
    !sign up

    I dare you to misspell my name in this game.
    jdarkson!

    psssh, more like jdorkson

    That's a true name if I ever saw one, right there.

    Houn on
  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    In the fourth codex of the most highly esteemed and most secret of learned societies, there is rumoured to be a hidden word. That hidden word is, according to myth, the name of the keeper of the abyss. According to those same myths, a safeguard was installed to prevent the name from ever being discovered or, God forbid, spoken.

    Only one man ever deciphered that word. His last recorded words were ""Sign up."

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Intriguing.

    !sign up

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  • DaiusDaius Registered User
    edited January 2010
    !Chime up to Sign Up

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !I bet I'm Ferengi again

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  • RendRend Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Infidel wrote: »
    !I bet I'm Ferengi again

    :^:

    The astute viewer will recognize this style of alliances from at least two of my past games. :p

    Rend on
  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    It has been said that my viewing is rather astute, yes.

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  • FrostMistFrostMist NorwayRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !signup

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  • TehSlothTehSloth Hit Or Miss I Guess They Never Miss, HuhRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sign up!

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  • ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Snow!

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    !Signup, because I gather I'll have some free time soon :).

    Dusda on
  • BacchusBacchus Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'm assuming you can be enrolled in multiple phallas? If this is true, then sign up.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    You can play as many as you can handle, yep.

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